Apple trees

Apple trees this year include a great many unusual and old-fashioned fruits (we have over 100 varieties in our orchard on the farm). We offer a selection of these in our catalogue each year, along with some of the best of our modern apples.

Apple trees this year come grafted on MM106 rootstocks, a semi dwarfing rootstock which will grow to somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 metres high, and are very easy to keep pruned lower than this if you want to. Dwarf apple trees are also offered this year, grafted onto M26 rootstocks, which give a two metre high tree – these are not listed here – you need to look in the dwarf apple trees section of the shop to find them.

Some apple tree varieties are labelled ‘triploid’, meaning they do not have viable pollen to cross pollinate another tree, so don’t choose one of these with only one other variety, or the triploid will get pollinated, but the other variety won’t – you will need a third variety to do this. Why bother with triploid apples then? Because they represent some of the best apples we know.

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    Brittle Sweet apple

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    Dwarf Monty’s Surprise apple

    A Monty’s Surprise apple a day really does help keep the doctor away! This SPECIAL apple has been selected from scientific research reports that prove that it has some of the highest flavonoids and antioxidant levels both in the skin and flesh of any variety of apple found in the world (many times higher) .High micro nutrient levels exist in this special apple variety also. It has been reported by health organisations around the world that high levels of these naturally occurring compounds are beneficial to the human body in assisting the immune system to help fight obesity, sickness and disease. Monty's Surprise apples have extra large fruit size, they were found using natural plant selection methods, and they are a crisp, good eating apple and an excellent cooking apple
    $32.00 inc. GST

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    Dwarf Court of Wick apple

    Court of Wick apple came out of Somerset, in 1790, red and gold with russetting, very fruity flavour with plenty of sweetness and acidity, very good fresh eater but also used to make a sweet cider, this is grafted onto m26 rootstock, which yields approximately 2 metre high trees
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Dwarf Sweet Coppin cider apple

    Dwarf Sweet Coppin cider apple is an English cider apple originating in Devon, makes a very good sweet cider, ripens midseason. Ripens: March Pollinate with: Self fertile Type: Sweet
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Sweet Coppin cider apple

    Sweet Coppin cider apple is an English cider apple originating in Devon, makes a very good sweet cider, ripens midseason. Ripens: March Pollinate with: Self fertile Type: Sweet
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Huonville crab apple

    Huonville crab apple tree coming out of the Huon Valley in Tasmania, unusual pink coloured flesh, leaves purple, reddish inside the branches also, a crab apple which is quite a good size compared to other crabs, edible fresh, good for juice, but maintaining some crab apple flavour traits Ripens: April/May
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Bramley’s Seedling apple

    Bramley's Seedling apple is probably the most well known, and one of the most sought after, of the English cooking apples, tart acid flesh with lovely tangy lemon flavour when cooked, large apples, shape varies, ripening late, good keeper. Ripens: March/April Pollinate with: Beauty of Bath, Red Braeburn, Vista Bella, Fenouillet Gris, Yarlington Mill(cider), Floribunda(crab), Gorgeous crab, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Peasgoods, Barnack Beauty, Calville Blanc D'Hiver, Court of Wick, Freyburg, Fuji, Golden Harvey, Huonville, Opalescent, Pink Lady, Tydemans Early Worcestor, Sturmer Pippin, Hubbartstons Nonsuch, King David, Triploid: needs 2-3 pollinators
    $29.00 inc. GST

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    Mutsu apple

    The Mutsu apple has been bred from Golden Delicious, and coming out of Japan, very popular large apple, golden green skin, cooks to pale yellow pieces, heavy cropper, triploid. Ripens: May/June
    $29.00 inc. GST

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    Opalescent apple

    The Opalescent apple produces fruit that is striking in appearance - bright shining red colour, harvests early April and keeps well on the tree, large fruits are good fresh and in cooking. Ripens: April Pollinate with: Brown Snout, Court Pendu Plat, Isaac Newton, Stoke Red(cider)
    $29.00 inc. GST

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    Golden Delicious apple

    The Golden Delicious apple is well known in Australia, shiny yellow to gold thin skinned fruit with refreshing light flavour, sweet crisp fleshand plenty of juice, best eaten raw, very reliable. Ripens: March/April Pollinate with: Freyberg, Jonathan, Lady Williams, Sturmer Pippin, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rokewood, Cox's Orange
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Court Pendu Plat apple

    The Court Pendu Plat apple is one of the most ancient apples in our collection, dating back to possibly Roman times but it was definitely grown in fifteenth century England, fruit small in size, russeted but with a purple/pink flush, the flesh is crisp, rich, fruity and perfumed. It mellows to a sweet and fully flavoured apple after being stored, good keeper. Late flowering (thus avoiding frosts) earned it the title of ‘Wise Apple'. Ripens: May/June Pollinate with: Brown Snout, Stoke Red(cider), Isaac Newton, Boswell
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Geeveston Fanny apple

    Geeveston Fanny apple was widely grown in Tasmania for many decades, this small reddish-purple apple with a sweetly flavoured white flesh is ideal for both cooking and as a dessert apple, very popular in the 1970s, important commercially in part because of it resistance to disease, one of the favourites of Clive Winmill (who owned the Badgers Keep collection of over two thousand apples) Ripens: March/April Pollinate with: Beauty of Bath, Keswick Codlin, Lord Lambourne, McIntosh, Red Braeburn, Tydeman's Early Worcester, Vista Bella, Egremont Russet, Fenouillet Gris, Forfar Pippin
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Jonagold apple

    Jonagold apple is high quality American apple, developed in the 1940s, as its name suggests, this is a cross between a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious and inherits many of the good qualities of both, the colouring is yellow of Golden Delicious, with large flushes of red, this is a crisp apple to bite into, with gleaming white flesh, flavour is sweet but with a lot of balancing acidity - a very pleasing apple to eat, popular commercial variety, genetically a triploid, meaning it is a poor pollinator of other apple varieties, and needs at least two different compatible pollinating apple varieties planted nearby. Ripens: May/June Pollinate with: Granny Smith, Sturmer Pippin, Lady Williams, Cox's Orange, Freyberg, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Sweet Coppin(cider), Jack Humm(crab),
     Triploid: needs 2-3 pollinators
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Dwarf Somerset Redstreak cider apple

    Originating in Somerset,  Somerset Redstreak cider apple is a mild bittersweet apple. This means it should have gentle tannins with little acidity and a fruity taste, producing light and fruity  cider. Ripens: March Pollinate with: Kingston Black, Sweet Coppin, Freyburg, Fuji, Gala Type: Bittersweet
    $29.00 inc. GST

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    Dwarf King David cider apple

    King David cider apple is a handsome southern American apple, originating in Arkansas, the flushed orange skin, reminscent of Jonathan, one of its probable parents, becomes much darker as the season progresses, till it becomes a brilliant dark red colour, the apples hang on the tree almost to winter, deep into autumn, and are at their best for eating at this point, also a useful cider variety with some good kick to it. Ripens: April/May Pollinate with: Kingston Black, Sweet Coppin, Freyburg, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, John Downie(crabapple), Cox's Orange, Lady Williams    
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    King David cider apple

    King David cider apple is a handsome southern American apple, originating in Arkansas, the flushed orange skin, reminscent of Jonathan, one of its probable parents, becomes much darker as the season progresses, till it becomes a brilliant dark red colour, the apples hang on the tree almost to winter, deep into autumn, and are at their best for eating at this point, also a useful cider variety with some good kick to it. Ripens: April/May Pollinate with: Kingston Black, Sweet Coppin, Freyburg, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, John Downie(crabapple), Cox's Orange, Lady Williams    
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Geante d’Expositione apple

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    "Very big...for showing off" - the Geante d'Expositione apple is one of the largest apples, and something to impress the neighbours - one of the larger apples in cultivation, coarse flesh, nice cooker, good bulk of crop, with what you cant eat you can fatten the pig, feed the cow, impress the neighbours and there will still be leftovers!
  • Fenouillet Gris apple

    Most unusual heirloom apple, an ancient French variety from the 16th century, very sweet and tastes like fennel and anise
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Dwarf Michelin cider apple

    Dwarf Michelin cider apple has a late harvest, originating in France, fruit small to medium, greenish yellow, tree upright, good pollinator, makes a bittersweet cider. Ripens: March Pollinate with: Self fertile Type: Bittersweet
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Golden Harvey apple

    Golden Harvey cider apple also known as ‘Brandy Apple’, originating in England, 1600’s, fruit medium sized, crisp, sweet, aromatic, this apple eats well fresh, as well as being a handy addition to cider brews, makes a sweet cider
    $29.00 inc. GST

  • Dwarf Dabinett cider apple

    Dwarf version of the Antique French cider variety, dwarf Dabinett cider apple produces on two metre high trees, fruit that are fairly large, with bright red skin, and soft flesh, harvests midseason. Ripens: April Pollinate with: Self fertile Type: Bittersweet
    $32.00 inc. GST

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