Apples 

The root stock used for apples influences size of the mature tree, age to fruit bearing, cold hardiness and adaptability to specific soil types. M7 produces the smallest apple trees, mature trees are approximately 12' tall, and bear fruit sooner than trees grown on B118 or M111. B118 and M111 produce mature trees that are 14-16' tall. B118 can tolerate cold temperatures associated with zone 4. B118 trees handle sandy soils better. M7 and M111 are more tolerant of heavier soils.

* Number in (  ) indicates the number of Premium Grade trees that are available. Premium Grade trees are too large to ship, pickup or delivery only.

Root stock listed with numbers under root stock indicating number of 

#1 Select Grade followed by number of (Premium Grade) trees available.

Almata

M7          

5   (5)          

A red fleshed, small to medium sized apple. On the tart side, but the red flesh makes for interesting sauce and juice.

Arkansas Black

M7     

7  

M111

13

B118

6

A very late maturing apple, mid to late October. The fruit is dark red, almost black in appearance. Flesh is crisp and very firm with a tart flavor. Stores very well and flavor mellows in storage. This is a great variety to add in a cider blend, providing a high acid, spicy flavor. Shows very good disease resistance. Best suited for growing zones 5 and warmer.

Big Dog

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A good disease resistant crabapple. Bigger than a golf ball in size. Original parent tree was growing in zone 4, so a very cold hardy variety. Great tree for providing a food source for deer.

Blue Pearmain

M111

3

B118

4   (8)

A uniquely colored, heirloom variety apple. Matures in mid October with a bluish haze over a deep red skin. Good disease resistance. Dense, crisp flesh with a rich while mildly tart flavor. Stores well.

Chestnut Crabapple

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A very disease resistant "crab" sized apple. Golf ball sized apple that is juicy and sweet. Good for fresh eating or apple sauce. A great pollenizer for other apple trees. Very cold hardy tree. Matures late August into September.

Court Pendu Plat

M111

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B118

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Court Pendu Plat apple is derived from Corps Pendu, referring to the shortness of the stem. The Court Pendu Plat apple tree was first recognized in France in early 1600's for its exceptional qualities. Skin is greenish-yellow becoming flushed with orange-red with short broken stripes. A good cropper with rich, aromatic fruit with a good balance of sugar and acid; the flavor further develops after harvest. Court Pendu Plat apple tree was also referred to as the "Wise Apple" since it's suitable for areas with late spring frost since it blooms very late; hence possessing the wisdom to bloom late in spring.

Cranberry

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A red fleshed crabapple recommended by Michigan State University as an addition to cider blends. Sweet and tart flavor described as cranberry, strawberry, brambleberries, fruity, acidic, medium mouthfeel, and tannic finish.  Small, long conic fruit. Developed in North Dakota, introduced 1953. Matures late August, prolific bearer. Has shown good disease resistance for us.

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Dolgo

M7  

1   (2)

M111

8   (1)

 

Matures late August into September. Juicy, semi-tart flavor. Excellent pollenizer for other apple trees. Excellent wildlife tree. Very cold hardy.

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Enterprise

M7 

21   (3)

A bright red skinned, medium sized apple. Vigorous growing, spreading tree form. Moderately tart, but mellows in storage. Stores well. Matures mid to late October.  Late blooming. Trees have excellent disease resistance.

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Empire

M111

13

B118

6   (4)

 

A medium size apple. Very crisp, white flesh, mildly sweet. Tree is early to bear and very precocious. Apples keep well in storage. Very hardy tree. Matures in late September. Shows good resistance to fire blight and cedar apple rust.

Franklin

M7

4

M111

10   (1)

A selection from historic Arbor Day Farms. Originating in before 1900 this variety shows very good disease resistance.

Gala

M111

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This Gala has a very dark, deep red skin color. Prolonged bloom period, with a mid season bloom. Matures late August, early September. Vigorous, productive tree with sweet, aromatic fruit. Good keeping qualities for storage.

Galarina

M111

  

B118

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A Gala like apple, but with improved disease resistance. Crisp, sweet flesh. Stores well. Matures in late September.  Good tolerance to scab, mildew and fire blight.  The fruit is medium sized, orangish-red over a yellow background.  The flavor is crisp and sweet.  It will store well.  It ripens in late September into mid October, almost two weeks after Gala.

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Geneva  "Husker"

M7 

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Red fleshed; eating quality fair; excellent for jelly. Red juice makes for interesting juice. Tree: hardy; productive; annual cropping; resistant to apple scab; leaves green with reddish bronze tinge; fruits drop from tree as they ripen. Matures in late August.

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Golden Delicious

M111

4   (3)

 

B118

2   (2)  

Large, sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit. It is a favorite for pies, sauce, cooking, juice and all purposes. Stores well. Harvest mid-season in late September to early October.

Goldrush

M111

18   (1)

 

B118

4  

A very fine, high quality disease resistant golden apple with a pretty blush. It is one of the latest harvesting apples, so may not ripen properly in many northern areas. However, letting it hang as long as possible and storing for a while before eating will allow it to mellow. It is very firm, crisp and juicy. Tart at harvest it will develop a very rich, well balanced flavor after a few weeks of storage. It stores very well.

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Granny Smith

 

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Bright green colored apple. Crisp and very tart. Very late to mature and keeps well. Matures late October into early November

Hawkeye

M7

7   (3)

 

M111

8

 

B118

5  

The original  "Red Delicious". This is the parent apple from which the current "Red Delicious" apples originated. A sweet distinct flavor, much more flavor than current grocery store "Red Delicious". Some resistance to fire blight and cedar apple rust. Late flowering. Late September maturity.

Hewes (Virgina Crabapple)

M111

6   (4)

 

B118

7  

Originated in Virginia in the early 1700s. Grown by both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. A great hard cider apple and excellent pollinator. Flesh is firm, juicy with excellent flavor 1 1/2" diameter. Matures September.

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Honeycrisp

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Sweet, juicy and very crisp. Very cold hardy. Resistant to fire blight and scab. Matures mid September. Tree is productive and early to bear.

Irish Peach

M111

5   

Irish Peach is a handsome tree with an upward spreading habit that bears some of the best and earliest apples around. The fruit itself is of a medium size with an orange-red streaked flush over a yellowy green base, almost peach colored in appearance. The flesh is white and the taste is a good balance of sweetness with acidity. Ripens early August and it is at its best when eaten straight from the tree. Does not store especially well. Irish Peach has some resistance to woolly aphid, mildew, bitter pit and cedar apple rust making it a dependable tree and a good producer. Variety was originally discovered in the early 1800s.

Keener

M7

20   (5)

 

M111

3   (1)

 

B118

8   (2) 

Keener is a vigorous grower, showing excellent disease resistance. This apple takes on a bronze colored, russetted skin. A very unique color. Small to medium in size, white fleshed, fine grained, crisp and juicy. Early October maturity, stores well.

Kerr

 

B118

2  

Kerr Crabapple is a unique cross of Dolgo crabapple and Haralson apple which bears large, flavorful, crisp and juicy, dark red fruit. Kerr is very hardy (to minus 50ºF!!!), productive and has very good disease resistantance. A favorite with kids, attractive Kerr fruit is great for fresh eating and makes tasty jelly.

Kinnairds Choice

M111

12   (2)

 

B118

3   (6) 

Originated in Tennessee around 1855. Dark red skin if exposed to full sun. Medium to large size. Juicy, aromatic, fine grained flesh. Late September maturity. Not overly sweet.

Liberty

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A very disease resistant apple. Matures mid to late September. Crisp flesh with a sweet - tart flavor. Vigorous growing tree.

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Lil' Benny

M111

4   

A small red on green apple that ripens in late July / August. The tree is a heavy producer of smaller sized apples. Great early season apple, crisp, juicy and full of flavor in a lunch box sized apple. Has shown very good disease resistance for us.

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Linda Sweet

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A smaller, yellow-green apple, Flesh is sweet, semi-firm and very juicy. Early September maturity from South Dakota.

Lodi

M7 

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M111

4   (2)  

An older variety that was introduced to replace Yellow Transparent, which it resembles somewhat in appearance and season. It is a good early season apple for pies and sauces, but as a dessert apple it tends to be tart. It is a better keeper than Yellow Transparent and is more firm.

Pink Lady  (Maslin)

M111 

A vigorous growing tree, producing medium sized apples. Pink skin over a yellow back ground. Dense, fine grained flesh is crisp with a complex sweet- tart flavor. Resists browning when sliced. Matures in late October.

Pristine

M111

13

 

B118

A late July maturing, yellow skinned apple. Very good disease resistance. Firm, crisp, juicy flesh for an early season apple. Keeps well. Later blooming, precocious tree. Taste is similar to Golden Delicious. Fruit is suitable for all uses.

Redfree

M7

1

 

M111

8  

A  early August maturing apple. Free refers to disease resistance not color! A variety with great disease resistance. Bares at an early age. Juicy, sweet, crisp flesh. Does not store particularly well. 

State Fair

M111

12   (1)

 

B118

6   (2)  

An August maturing apple, Flavor is refreshing, slightly tart to sweet. Juicy, yellow flesh. Good for eating or baking. Medium size with red, striped skin. Doesn't store particularly well. Tree is very cold hardy into zone 4.

St. Edmunds Pippin

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Saint Edmund's Pippin apple tree was discovered in the town of Bury St. Edmunds, England, around 1870. St. Edmunds Pippin apples are considered the best early russet and listed among the six favorite apples grown in England. Saint Edmund's Pippin apples are flat uniform-sized apple covered with a smooth, pale, beautiful fawn- colored russet. Crisp, yellowish flesh, with pear-like flavor. Great for cider as well as eating fresh out of hand. Shows some resistance to scab and cedar apple rust. 

Sweet 16

 

M111

6

 

B118

6  

A popular apple for very cold northern regions. It ripens in early fall, just ahead of Honeycrisp. It is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual sugar cane or cherry candy flavor. The fruit stores for 5 to 8 weeks. It is a good all purpose apple.

Trailman

M111

4

 

B118

4   

Trailman originated with the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, and introduced in 1973. The tree is vigorous, upright spreading, precocious, annually productive, and a heavy bearer. It is hardy to Zone 1, and highly resistant to fire blight. A smaller, oblong shaped apple. The skin is thin, yellow blushed or overlaid with brownish red. The flesh is golden yellow, crisp, sub acid, and juicy with a pleasant and slightly nutty flavor. It is excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning, and fair to good for juicing. 

Yates

M7

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A smaller, very hardy late fall apple. Sweet while still slightly tart. Excellent cider apple. Stores extremely well.

Yellow Dog

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A golf ball sized crabapple, yellow skin, with bright white flesh. Cold hardy to zone 4. Matures mid September. Good disease resistance.

Yellow Transparent

M7

5   (2)

 

M111

4   (3)   

One of the first apples to mature in the summer. A yellow skinned apple that matures in late July. Good disease resistance to scab, cedar apple rust and powdery mildew. A juicy, tender fleshed, slightly tart. Makes a great applesauce. Tree is a vigorous grower and precocious. 

Williams Pride

M7 

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M111

1

 

B118

2  

Highly rated for flavor, keeping quality and disease resistance. It ripens in early August and is the best of the early apples. The medium-sized, red fruit has a sweet, rich, spicy flavor. The tree is very productive with strong, well-angled branches. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar rust and fireblight, it's also an early season bloomer with unusually long-lasting blossoms. 

Wolf River

M7

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M111

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B118

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A very large apple. Soft, tender flesh. Excellent for baking and drying. Very vigorous, spreading form. Mid September maturity. Keeps well. Excellent disease resistance.