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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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Baldwin on G.222

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

58 in stock

Baldwin on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

33 in stock

Baldwin on P.18

Apple Tree
Standard
2021

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

2 in stock

Bartlett on OHxF 87

Pear Tree
Half-Standard
2021

The most popular and common pear, and the yardstick by which all other pears are measured...

1 in stock

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Bartlett on Quince-A

Pear Tree
Dwarf
2021

The most popular and common pear, and the yardstick by which all other pears are measured...

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Black Oxford on G.222

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Black Oxford on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

Black Oxford on P.18

Apple Tree
Standard
2021

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

22 in stock

Blue Pearmain on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom with a distinctive bluish skin...

35 in stock

Campfield on B.9

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

A traditional American cider apple...

17 in stock

SOLD OUT

Campfield on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

A traditional American cider apple...

0 in stock

Campfield on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

A traditional American cider apple...

1 in stock

SOLD OUT

Chenango Strawberry on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

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Graniwinkle on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

An apple traditionally used in Newark cider...

0 in stock

Green Gage on Marianna GF 8-1

Plum Tree
Standard
2021

An ancient plum for connoisseurs...

1 in stock

SOLD OUT

Grimes Golden on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

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Grimes Golden on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Harrison on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Harrison on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2021

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

0 in stock

Harrison on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

2 in stock

SOLD OUT

Harrison on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2021

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

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Hubbardston Nonsuch on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

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King of Tompkins County on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

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King of Tompkins County on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

Mother on G.202

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

An American heirloom apple of outstanding flavor...

6 in stock

Newtown Pippin on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

76 in stock

Newtown Pippin on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2021

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

2 in stock

SOLD OUT

Northern Spy on G.222

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

0 in stock

Northern Spy on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2021

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

68 in stock

SOLD OUT

Northern Spy on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2021

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

0 in stock

SOLD OUT

Rhode Island Greening on G.935

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

The venerable pie apple native to New England...

0 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2021

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

79 in stock






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