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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  • rome beauty apple

    Rome Beauty apple

    Rome Beauty apple was an apple that originally got discovered as a sucker that was left to grow on an orchard tree, and turned out to be very good - late ripening, brilliant red skin, sweet flesh, quite dense, good fresh or cooked. Keeps well in storage
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • sweet coppin apple

    Sweet Coppin cider apple

    Out of stock

    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
  • huonville crab apple

    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

  • tydeman's early apple

    Tydeman’s Early Worcestor apple

    Out of stock

    Tydeman's Early Worcestor apple is a very old apple, early ripening, small fruits, great fresh eating, red skin, crisp flesh. Ripens: Jan/Feb Pollinate with: Red Braeburn, Beauty of Bath, Vista Bella, Fenouillet Gris, Yarlington Mill (cider), Breakwell's Seedling(cider)
  • Bramley’s Seedling apple

    Out of stock

    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) Triploid: needs 2-3 pollinators
  • mutsu apple

    Mutsu apple

    Out of stock

    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
  • opalescent apple

    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)
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • golden delicious apple tree

    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
    $28.00 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
    $28.00 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
    $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

  • enormous apple

    Geante d’Expositione apple

    "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!
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Fenouillet Gris apple

    Most unusual heirloom apple, an ancient French variety from the 16th century, very sweet and tastes like fennel and anise
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • Golden Harvey cider apple

    Out of stock

    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
  • 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

  • john downie crab apple

    John Downie crab apple

    John Downie crab apple grows into a fair sized tree when mature, has a very heavy crop of crabs which are able to be eaten, fruit are quite large for a crab apple, makes a marvelous crab apple jelly, great pollinator for nearly all other apples Ripens: June/July Pollinate with: Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Lady Williams, Freyburg, Merton Worcester, Jack Humm (crab), Golden Hornet (crab)
    $28.00 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

    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)
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • lady william apple

    Lady William apple

    An apple that really needs little introduction to Australia by now, a relative of the Pink Lady, the Lady William apple has similar crisp subacid qualities, ripening very late season- as late as July, and subsequently keeping a long time, even just stored in a box in the shed; variety is a cross between two Australian varieties – Granny Smith and Rokewood. It’s a very good cropper – our two year old espaliered tree has two smallish horizontal branches and a one metre main trunk which this year have fifty apples crammed on them (after having been thinned!) Ripens: June/July Pollinate with: Jonathan, Kidd's Orange Red, Freyburg, Fugi, Golden Delicious, Cox's Orange, Sturmer Pippin, Kingston Black (cider), Spectabilis (crab)
    $28.00 inc. GST

  • 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

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