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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...

678 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

245 in stock

Virginia Crab on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

236 in stock

Northern Spy on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

91 in stock

Baldwin on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

44 in stock

Grimes Golden on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

41 in stock

Nehou on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France...

37 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

25 in stock

Roxbury Russet on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

25 in stock

Harrison on MM.111

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

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

22 in stock

Spitzenburg Esopus on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

18 in stock

King of Tompkins County on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

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

17 in stock

Arkansas Black on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

A very beautiful heirloom apple that stores well...

6 in stock

Campfield on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

A traditional American cider apple...

6 in stock

Spitzenburg Esopus on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American dessert apple for connoisseurs...

4 in stock

Northern Spy on B.118

Apple Tree
Semi-Standard
2022

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

3 in stock

Smokehouse on G.41

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

2 in stock

Winesap, Virginia on G.202

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

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

1 in stock

Mother on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American heirloom apple of outstanding flavor...

1 in stock

Chenango Strawberry on G.890

Apple Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

1 in stock

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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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Laxton's Superb on G.210

Apple Tree
Semi-Dwarf
2022

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

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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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Black Oxford on P.18

Apple Tree
Standard
2022

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

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Black Oxford on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

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

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Green Gage on Myrobalan

Plum Tree
Standard
2022

An ancient plum for connoisseurs...

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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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Seckel on OHxF 87

Pear Tree
Half-Standard
2022

An outstanding, grower-friendly snack-sized pear...

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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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Blue Pearmain on G.11

Apple Tree
Dwarf
2022

An American heirloom with a distinctive bluish skin...

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Bartlett on OHxF 87

Pear Tree
Half-Standard
2022

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

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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...

Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11

A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple.

Flemish Beauty Pear on OHxF 87

A hardy pear with exceptionally good flavor.

Backyard Fruit Trees

Looking for easy-to-grow trees for your home orchard? Choose from these apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry varieties that...