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Historic American Fruit Trees

These apples and pears were grown in North America during the Colonial Era and through the time of the American Civil War. Some of them – such as the Bartlett pear – have enjoyed centuries of sustained public life, while others faded from view as the populist stars of the 20th century dominated grocery stores. Today a renewed interest in "all things orchard" brings these heirloom classics back into circulation to the delight of hobbyists and growers across the country.

For more on the history of the apple in America and around the world, see our page Fruit Tree Books.



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Rhode Island Greening on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

The venerable pie apple native to New England...

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Roxbury Russet on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2021

One of America's oldest apples, good for storage, baking, and cider...

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Roxbury Russet on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

One of America's oldest apples, good for storage, baking, and cider...

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Smokehouse on G.16

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom, outstanding for storage and baking ...

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Spitzenburg Esopus on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2021

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Spitzenburg Esopus on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Spitzenburg Esopus on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2021

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Virginia Crab on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom and one of the best cider crabapples...

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Virginia Crab on B.9

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom and one of the best cider crabapples...

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Virginia Crab on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2021

An American heirloom and one of the best cider crabapples...

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Virginia Crab on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom and one of the best cider crabapples...

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Winesap, Virginia on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

A reliable, late-season American heirloom with good disease resistance...

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Historic American Fruit Trees

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