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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.



Harrison on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

The most important apple for traditional Newark cider production...

496 in stock

Virginia Crab on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

181 in stock

Nehou on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France...

56 in stock

Northern Spy on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An excellent all-purpose, late-season apple, now popular with cider makers...

45 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

30 in stock

Baldwin on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

A beloved American heirloom dessert apple that is great for storage, baking, and juice...

6 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

5 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

5 in stock

King of Tompkins County on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

A large, old-fashioned, all-purpose apple...

3 in stock

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Winesap, Virginia on G.202

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

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

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Virginia Crab on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

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

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Spitzenburg Esopus on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Spitzenburg Esopus on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Spitzenburg Esopus on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

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Smokehouse on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

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Rhode Island Greening on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

The venerable pie apple native to New England...

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Northern Spy on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

An excellent all-purpose, late-season apple, now popular with cider makers...

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Newtown Pippin on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

A storied American heirloom apple with excellent keeping quality...

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Arkansas Black on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

A very beautiful heirloom apple that stores well...

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King David on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

A highly-flavored, late-season dessert apple...

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Mother on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American heirloom apple of outstanding flavor...

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Laxton's Superb on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

A late-season Cox's Orange Pippin progeny...

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Hubbardston Nonsuch on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

A gorgeous, late-season heirloom dessert apple ...

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Harrison on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

The most important apple for traditional Newark cider production...

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Graniwinkle on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

An apple traditionally used in Newark cider...

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Grimes Golden on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

An outstanding yellow dessert apple, the tastier ancestor of Golden Delicioius...

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Grimes Golden on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An outstanding yellow dessert apple, the tastier ancestor of Golden Delicioius...

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Chenango Strawberry on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

An early season, strawberry-scented heirloom with a very long harvest season...

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Chenango Strawberry on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

An early season, strawberry-scented heirloom with a very long harvest season...

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Campfield on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

A traditional American cider apple...

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Blue Pearmain on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American heirloom with a distinctive bluish skin...

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Black Oxford on P.18

Apple Tree
Standard
2022

A cold-hardy and disease-resistant heirloom apple from America...

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