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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    Dwarf Frequin Rouge Amer French cider apple

    Dwarf Frequin Rouge Amer French cider apple

  • antoinette apple tree

    Antoinette apple

    The Antoinette cider apple is a rare French cider variety, makes a bittersweet cider

  • sweet coppin apple

    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

  • Julia's Blush

    Julia’s Blush crab apple

    Julia's Blush is one of the newer more ornamental crab apples, with single deep pink flowers in Spring. New foliage has purplish-green tips, maturing to bronze green leaves. Abundant large red fruit with a pink flesh suitable for crabapple jam.

  • 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

  • Brown Snout cider apple – bundle of fifty – $10 per tree

    Supplied in an orchard pack of fifty trees, at $10 per tree, less than half price, Brown Snout cider apple produces a mild to medium bittersweet juice of good quality. It is a traditional variety originating from Herefordshire during the mid 19th century. Its late flowering habit makes it a useful variety for growing in more difficult low lying areas or frost pockets. Greenish fruit develops a distinct brown russet patch around the base of the otherwise green fruit - hence the name. Makes a bittersweet cider, harvests mid to late season, also a good pollinator for others Ripens: April Pollinate with: Self fertile - sets good crops on its own Type: Bittersweet

  • Gravenstein apple

    Out of stock

    The Gravenstein apple is remembered fondly by many European people, good fresh eating, cooking and cider,  needs to be left on the tree to develop full flavours, early ripener, lisp and aromatic Ripens: January Pollinate with: Beauty of Bath,Lord Lambourne, McIntosh, Red Braeburn, Vista Bella, Forfar Pippin, Egremont Russet, Golden Harvey Triploid: needs 2-3 pollinators

  • Fuji apple

    Fuji apple is a Japanese apple and a modern commercial variety, but with eating qualities that appeal to many – sweet, juicy, one of the latest varieties harvested Ripens: June/July Pollinate with: Jonathan, Bonza, Cox's Orange, Freyburg, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Rokewood, Pink Lady, Sturmer Pippin, Splendour, Sundowner

  • cox's orange pippin apple tree

    Cox’s Orange Pippin apple

    Out of stock

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple is perhaps the most famous of all the heritage apples – wonderful fresh eating, rich spicy nutty flavour, crisp, aromatic, perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, is said to do best in cooler areas but we have eaten some brilliant fruit from ours here in northern Victoria Ripens: Feb/March Pollinate with: Jonathan, Lady Williams, Berner Rosen, Bonza, Freyburg, Fuji, Pink Lady, Merton Worcester, Rokewood, Gala, Granny Smith, Sturmer Pippin

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