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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    brittle sweet apple
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    Dwarf Monty’s Surprise apple

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    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
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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
    $28.00 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
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Golden Delicious apple

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    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
  • 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
    $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

  • Dwarf Fenouillet Gris apple

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    Dwarf Fenouillet Gris apple is one of the more unusual heirloom apples, an ancient French variety from the 16th century, very sweet with hints of flavour like fennel and anise
  • Fenouillet Gris apple

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    Most unusual heirloom apple, an ancient French variety from the 16th century, very sweet and tastes like fennel and anise
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    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 $12.00 inc. GST

  • Malus Floribunda crab apple

    Malus Floribunda crab apple is a Japanese Crab, huge masses of crimson buds, opening to blooms with pink / red on white background - quite stunning in springtime, (also known as the 'Showy Crabapple' because of its profuse blossom), followed by small red and yellow fruits Ripens: March/April Pollinate with: Beauty of Bath, Lord Lambourne, McIntosh, Red Braeburn, French(crab), Yarlington Mill (cider)
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Summer Strawberry apple

    Summer Strawberry apple is a fresh eating apple, fruit fairly small, striped all over with yellow and blood red stripes, flesh soft, tender and juicy, sweet, fairly early harvest, one of the few early apples to really do well here in our hot northern Victorian summer, said to do best in fertile soils, originating in Australia in the late 1800’s MM111 Rootstock Ripens: January Pollinates with: Democrat, Emneth Early, Golden Noble, King of the Pippins, Mother, Orleans Reinette, Peasgood's Nonsuch, King Cole Winter Majetin
    $28.00 inc. GST

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    Dwarf Stewart’s Seedling apple

    Dwarf Stewart's Seedling apple, also known as Ballarat, (which is where it was originally discovered in about the 1870’s) bears medium sized green fruit, harder flesh, subacid flavour, very good cooker, said to have very good flavour as a jelly, late ripening, good keeper. Ripens: May/June Pollinate with: Jonathan, Pink Lady, Sturmer Pippin, Granny Smith, Gala, Freyburg, Cox's Orange, Lady Williams, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Merton Worcester, Berner Rosen
    $32.00 inc. GST

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    Stewart’s Seedling apple

    Stewart's Seedling apple, also known as Ballarat, (which is where it was originally discovered in about the 1870’s) , fruit medium sized, green, hard flesh, subacid flavour, good cooker, said to have very good flavour as a jelly, late ripening, good keeper. Ripens: May/June Pollinate with: Jonathan, Pink Lady, Sturmer Pippin, Granny Smith, Gala, Freyburg, Cox's Orange, Lady Williams, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Merton Worcester, Berner Rosen
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Pink Lady apple

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    A cross between Lady Williams and Golden Delicious the Pink Lady apple has a beautiful skin colour, sweet crisp, lovely flavour. Out of more than 10,000 apples in a West Australian breeding trial, this apple came out on top – that surely says something about its calibre Ripens: June/July Pollinate with: Jonathan, Berner Rosen, Cox's Orange, Pink Lady, Freyburg, Fuji, Granny Smith, Splendour, Sweet Coppin (cider), John Downie (crab)
  • Dwarf Granny Smith apple

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    Dwarf Granny Smith apple needs no introduction really, green cooking apple with good acid content to retain and enhance flavours in cooking, discovered by Mrs Smith in Ryde, N.S.W. who apparently brought home gin cases from Sydney market and tipped the rotting apples found in them in a nearby creek, later noticing a seedling apple growing in the same spot, from those inauspicious beginnings sprang Australia’s most famous cooking apple M26 Rootstock
  • Granny Smith apple

    The Granny Smith apple needs no introduction really, green cooking apple with good acid content to retain and enhance flavours in cooking, discovered by Mrs Smith in Ryde, N.S.W. who apparently brought home gin cases from Sydney market and tipped the rotting apples in a nearby creek, later noticing a seedling apple growing in the same spot, from those inauspicious beginnings sprang Australia’s most famous cooking apple Ripens: June/July Pollinate with: Jonathan, Cox's Orange, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Freyburg, King David, Sundowner, Yapeen Seedling, Sturmer Pippin, Pink Lady, Sweet Coppin (cider)
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Twenty Ounce apple

    The Twenty Ounce apple is one of the very largest sized fruit we know of, it barely fits in your hand (see picture below), good for drying, a fine cooking apple and good fresh eating as well, regular bearer of super sized fruits, mid season MM106 Rootstock Ripens: Feb/March Pollinate with: Jonathan, Lady Williams, Merton Worcester, Yapeen Seedling, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Sundowner apple

    The Sundowner apple matures in June, one of the latest apples, in between Pink Lady and Lady Williams, bright red striped skin, lovely sweet crisp apples MM106 Rootstock Ripens: June Pollinate with: Jonathan, Lady Williams, Cox's Orange, Freyburg, Fuji, Granny Smith, Sturmer Pippin, Splendour, Stewart's Seedling, King David, Rokewood, Golden Delicious
    $28.00 inc. GST

Sending out trees until the 16th of September. Any orders placed after this will be sent out in June 2020.