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Apples

Apple tree loaded with apples We specialize in the production of hardy apple trees. Apples are created by grafting a piece of the variety desired onto a rootstock. The variety produces the fruit you desire while the rootstock controls tree size, productivity, earliness of bearing and hardiness. We graft our trees onto Russian seedlings such as 'Beautiful Arcade' and 'Antonovka' These trees are very hardy, free standing, productive and grow to approximately 5m (16ft) at maturity.

We no longer mail order fruit trees as shipping rates are now charged by volume, making larger items expensive to ship. We can make arrangements to ship trees with the understanding that you will be charged at cost plus packing.

Due to Federal regulations we cannot ship fruit trees to British Columbia

Note On Rootstocks

Nearly all apple trees consist of at least 2 separate parts that are united by the process of grafting or budding. The rootstock provides anchorage and absorbs the necessary water and mutrients for growth. Because the rootstocks influences such things as

its importance in the overall value of a tree cannot be overstated. The variety, of course, produces the fruit. It should be carefully chosen, keeping in mind

We use seedlings of the hardy Russian variety 'Beautiful-Arcade'. These seedlings are 3/4 size, very hardy, productive and early bearing. Average mature tree size 6 m. (19 ft.).

Prices

No Mail Order

Bare root

Potted

1 year Whips

$29.00

$39.00

2 year Branched

$39.00

$49.00

3 year Heavy

$59.00

$69.00

     Note: Varieties are not always available in all sizes. (Size available noted eg.1yr, 2yr)

SEE ORDERING/SHIPPING NOTES

DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETIES

These apples are resistant to a wide range of diseases including apple scab and mildew. They represent a new generation of healthy apples that are perfect for the home gardener. These have superior flavor and are reliably heavy producers.

Freedom
Zone 4
A large striped/red apple from Geneva, NY. Used for both fresh eating and cooking. Crisp, sub-acid flavor. Vigorous tree.
Late season (1yr, 2yr)

Liberty
Zone 4
Superlative variety resistant to a host of diseases. It has 'Macoun' as a parent and has that apple outstanding flavor-crisp, aromatic and juicy. The conical red fruit is among the very best.
Late season (1yr, 2yr)

Novamac
Zone 4
Exceptionally high quality apple from Kentville, NS. A beautiful round red apple nearly identical to 'McIntosh' but slightly sweeter and more aromatic. The tree is annual and very productive. Superb!
Mid-late season (1 yr)

Novaspy
Zone 4b
Good processing apple like its parent 'Northern Spy' but much healthier. Makes the best pies.
Late season (1yr)

     

Priscilla

Zone 3b- A medium size apple with pink veined flesh that makes a sauce second to none. Very hardy and productive. Early season. (1yr, 2yr)                                                                           

Redfree
Zone 4
One of the very finest early apples, keeping crisp for some time. Flesh melts in the mouth and has fantastic flavor.
Early season (1yr)

William's Pride
Zone 4
New early red apple with superb flavor.
Early season (1yr, 2yr)

HISTORICAL VARIETIES

These varieties are rarely found today in the trade. They have been passed down for generations and deserve to be preserved, as their colors, textures and flavors add spice to the lives of apple lovers everywhere.

Alexander
Zone 3
Older Russian variety used in many historical orchards. Fruit is very large and conical with firm flesh. Used mostly for baking.
Mid-season (1yr)

Bethel
Zone 4
Related to the 'Blue Pearmain' types. Round to conic with deep purple-carmine skin. Crisp, sub-acid.
Late season (1yr)

Cox's Orange Pippin
Zone 4b
Superb old variety from England. Round small fruit is orangey-red. Flesh is crisp and aromatic.
Late season. (1yr)

Duchess of Oldenburg
Zone 3
Introduced from Europe in 1830s. Very hardy tree produces red fruit that is tender and aromatic.
Early season (1yr)

Fameuse (Snow Apple)
Zone 3
Very old French, or Canadian, apple with deep red skin and white flesh with pink veining. Probably the mother of 'McIntosh'
Mid-late season (1yr)

Golden Russet
Zone 4
Leather-colored russet skin covers a spicy, aromatic, fine grained flesh. Dessert or cider.
Late season (1yr)

Lobo
Zone 3b
Locally popular. A McIntosh cross with excellent flavour and good size, Very hardy tree. (1yr)

McIntosh (1st Generation)
Zone 4
Famous 18th century Ontario apple is red skinned, juicy and a perfect tart-sweet blend. From a tree grafted from the original tree. Keeps well. Dessert or juice.
Mid-late season. (1yr)

Milwaukee
Zone 3
Old variety makes superb apple pies.
Late (1yr, 2yr POTTED ONLY)

New Brunswick
Zone 3
Developed by F.P. Sharp in Woodstock, NB. Probably a seedling of 'Duchess'. Small tree noted for its aromatic fruit.
Early season (1yr)

     

Pomme Gris

Zone 4a- Very old russeted apple with a superb flavour, now very rare. Thomas Jefferson's favourite. Late season. (1yr)

     

Princess Louise

Zone 4- Now nearly extinct, this apple is worth preserving because of its disease resistance and flavour. Late season. (1yr)

Pumpkin Sweet
Zone 4
Large pumpkin-shaped fruits are yellow-green. This was treasured as the finest baking apple.
Late season (1yr, 2yr)

Red Astrachan
Zone 3
Old Swedish apple with fine crisp aromatic flesh and red skin. Once in every old orchard.
Early season. (1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

     

Rhode Island Greening

The most famous cooking apple in 18th and 19th century North America. Its sprightly fruit produces superb pies. Late season. (1yr, 2 yr)

Sandow
Zone 4
Northern Spy cross. Excellent for baking and uniquely flavoured dessert. Very disease resistant. Late season.
(1yr)

Wealthy
Zone 3
Originated in Minnesota in 1860. Hardy, adaptable tree with red fruits having a fine, crisp, tender and aromatic flesh. Scab resistant.
Early season (1yr, 2yr POTTED ONLY)

Wolf River
Zone 3
Once a popular baking apple noted for its immense size. Tree is hardy and healthy.
Late season (1yr, 2yr, 3yr POTTED ONLY)

Yellow Transparent (August Apple)
Zone 3
Imported from Russia in 1870. Clear yellow apple immensely popular for sauce. Tree is small, very hardy and healthy. Some scab resistance.
Early season (1yr, 2yr POTTED ONLY, 3yr POTTED ONLY)

POPULAR VARIETIES/ RECENT INTRODUCTIONS

Bramley
Zone 4
Famous English cooking apple noted for its large size and irregular round, flattened fruit. Those who know it love it!
Late season (1yr)

Cortland
Zone 4
A freshly picked Cortland takes a second place to no apple. Used for both dessert and cooking as it does not readily brown when cut.
Late season (1yr)

Frostbite
Zone 3
Formerly known as 'Minnesota 447' this small humble looking apple is unlike any other, with hints of sugar cane and nuts. Mid-late season.)

Greensleeves
Zone 4
An English variety that we love. Green fruit turns yellow at maturity. Superb flavor and disease resistance.
Late season (1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

Honeycrisp
Zone 3
Hardy new apple from Minnesota that is taking the apple world by storm. Under good storage conditions it keeps till spring with the same crispness.
Mid-season (1yr, 2yr POTTED ONLY)

Honeygold
Zone 3b
A hardy Golden Delicious cross that resembles its parent. Late Season.(1yr)

Macoun
Zone 4
Superb unique flavor. Late season (1yr, 2yr)

Spartan
Zone 3b
Much loved deep red apple with unique aromatic flesh. Tree is healthy and very scab resistant.
Late season (1yr, 2yr POTTED ONLY)

State Fair
Zone 3
Very hardy superb quality eating apple. Mid season (1yr)

Sweet Sixteen
Zone 3
A very hardy variety from Minnesota. Crisp with good balance. Mid-season. (1yr potted)

Silken
Zone 4
New cultivar with porcelain like skin. A sweet and aromatic apple. Early season.(1yr)

FLOWERING CRABAPPLE


Few ornamental trees can compare to the flowering crabs. Their fragrant and colorful blossoms in spring are followed by colorful fruits that attract birds in early winter. Some have colored foliage as well. Several have edible fruit used for jellies and preserves. Our crab selections have been chosen for their hardiness and scab resistance, a disease that plagues many crabs.

Bare root

Potted

1 year

$39.00

$49.00

2 year

$49.00

$59.00

3 year

$69.00

$79.00

30 mm

$79.00

$89.00

Dolgo
Zone 2
Very hardy and exceptionally sweet crab excellent for preserves. Bears heavily and annually. Flowers are snow white and foliage is healthy. Unique strawberry-pineapple flavor.
(1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

     

Liset
Zone 3
Red flowers show up well against burgundy foliage, a marked improvement over 'Royalty'. Small tree with tiny burgundy fruit.
(1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

     

Louisa

Zone 4- A newer selection with very pendulous slender branches. Pink blossoms and green foliage. (1yr, 2yr)

Makamik
Zone 2b
Hardy and healthy tree with medium pink blooms, deep red fruits and burgundy tinted foliage.
(1yr, 2yr)

Red Jade
Zone 4
Like a green waterfall, this variety cascades outward and downward. The most popular weeping form. Small red fruits.
(1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 30mm)

Royal Beauty
Zone 3
A prostrate variety usually trained up to form a weeping tree of grace and beauty. Pink blossoms, burgundy foliage and dark burgundy fruit.
(1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

Selkirk
Zone 2b
Masses of showy purple-pink blooms, followed by shiny small red fruit that is as showy as the flowers and lasts into winter. Superb disease resistance. We think this is the finest pink flowering crab available.
(1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 30mm)