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About Our Apple Trees

 

Apple Tree pollenizers

 Apple trees should have two different varieties for pollination. This can include crabapples (check our crabapple page). Please note the Liberty and Winesap have sterile pollen and will not pollinate another variety. Please note the “bloom time” and pick varieties that will have some bloom overlap. They are Early, Mid or Late. Early and Mid will work for each other. Mid and Late would work for each other. There is generally enough overlap in our climate between the Early and Late, but if you are only going to have two apple trees, I would avoid that combo.

NOTE: Check the Crabapple page for both edible and flowering crabs!

Apple Tree Sizes

Apple Tree Rootstocks
Dwarf: B9 – 8-10′ maturity, typically produces in 2-3 years*. NOT appropriate for wildlife plots. These do also require staking.
Semi-Dwarf: M7 – 12-18′ maturity typically produces in 3-4 years*.
Standard: Antonovka – 30′ maturity typically produces in 6-9 years*.

*Time to bear are ESTIMATES. Variety, weather, moisture, soil fertility/microbial population, etc. are just a few factors. It could be sooner, it could be later!

Apple Tree Sizes: There is variability in the tree sizes, but semi-dwarf and standard are generally a ¾” caliper minimum with light to moderate branching (feathering). Height is usually at least 5′, but often over 7′. Dwarf trees are generally smaller by nature. Several varieties are available only as “whips”. These trees are shorter and do not have branching. These varieties are noted in the descriptions.

Closed for the season!

Cortland (Sold out for 2023)

Available Rootstock:M7 (Semi-Dwarf SOLD OUT), Antonovka (Standard)

Bloom Time: Early-Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh Eating, Sauces, Baking, Cider

Ben Davis x McIntosh cross. Medium to large, bright red fruit with a unique sweet-tart flavor. Excellent eating or cooking apple. Holds its form in pies. One of Lisa’s favorite pie apples! Note: the B9 dwarf is available as a “whip” which means that it does not have branching.

Champagne

Available Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-8

Ripens: Early October

Uses: Yellow apple with sweet/tart flesh. Excellent fresh eating and all-around use.

Connell Red (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom time: mid-late (This variety will not pollinate Fireside because they are genotypically the same)

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh Eating, Sauces (chunky)

University of MN introduction in 1943. McIntosh x Longfield cross. A red blush mutation of the Fireside. Eating or cooking apple with distinctive, mild taste that can keep well into April or May. Hardy, heavy bearer. Large fruit size. 

Duchess of Oldenburg (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot  Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 3-7

Ripens: Late August

Uses: Baking, Sauce

The Duchess of Oldenburg is a variety of very cold hardy apple brought to the US from Russia in the 1800’s. (The name doesn’t sound very Russian, does it?) It is a premier pie apple and is also great for sauce and moderately good for fresh eating. This is a very popular apple with Grandview’s pie-making customers and it makes it’s ways into Grandview’s tasty apple pies!

Enterprise (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock:  M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-Late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zones: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking

 Extremely disease resistant apple that keeps for 5-6 months in cold storage. Firm, crisp flesh with a moderate amount of tartness. This is a good late-ripening variety for those looking to spread out the harvest. We find it to be best after a week in storage as opposed to fresh picked. This variety along with Haralson were my personal favorites for drying into apple chips.

Fireside (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-late (This is not a suitable pollinator for Connell Red because they are genotypically the same).

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces

McIntosh x Longfield cross introduced by the U of MN in 1943. Large, red-striped fruit with a sweet flavor. Excellent storage life and resistant to cedar apple rust. Very popular MN apple. This is a good late-season choice.

Freedom (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, cider

A 1985 introduction that is newly established and doing very well at Grandview. Large, red crispy fruit with a slight tart flavor. Good storage apple. Vigorous and productive tree that was developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and excellent resistance to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. This is a cross between the tasty Macoun (very popular with our U-Pick customers) and the Antonovka. This tends to be a large apple.

Frostbite (Sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf), Antonovka (Standard)

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 3-7

Ripens: Mid October

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces. Very popular food plot tree.

This is a very popular tree for food plots. A 1936 Minnesota apple recently introduced to the public. Zone 3 apple that is crisp, juicy with a very sweet, intense taste! Great fresh eating, cider or cooking. The fruit hangs well on the tree for a good, late apple for both people or deer!

Haralson (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf) Antonovka (Standard SOLD OUT)

Bloom Time: Mid **This is generally listed as a mid-late bloomer, but it is one of the earliest ones at Grandview. Note that the bloom time generally crosses over enough to pollinate even the latest varieties at the orchard.

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 3

Ripens: Mid to late September

Uses: Fresh eating, Pie, Cider

An outstanding cold hardy apple variety. Superb pie apple. Tart, crisp, firm. Excellent for fresh eating if you like tart apples. Stores well into February if kept in cold storage. This is also a great drying apple if you like apple chips.

Honeycrisp (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: B9 (Dwarf) M7 (Semi-dwarf), Antonovka (Standard)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking, cider

U of MN 1991 introduction. Sweet, exceptionally crisp and juicy. Outstanding storage life, up to seven monthsHoneycrisp should not be used to pollinate Kinderkrisp. Also, please note that Honeycrisp can be a little slower to come into production.

Honeygold (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Early/Mid-Oct

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, cider

Golden Delicious x Haralson cross introduced by the U of MN in 1969. Medium to large yellow apple. Crisp, juicy and sweet. Good storage life. This is a tremendous tree for the home orchard. It does bruise easily.

KinderKrisp (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late August

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, cider

KinderKrisp has exceptional flavor and crisp texture like its parent Honeycrisp, but this early ripening variety features a smaller fruit. This is a great choice for a crisp, early eating apple. Do no use Honeycrisp as a pollenizer.

Liberty (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: B9 (Dwarf) M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid *Please note that Liberty is a triploid with sterile pollen. It needs a pollenizer, but will not pollinate another apple. 

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking, cider

Macoun x Perdue 54-12 cross introduced in New York in 1964. A productive variety that is very disease resistant. Crisp and juicy with a sprightly flavor. Keeps well into February.

Macoun (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces

McIntosh x Jersey Black cross introduced in New York in 1923. Aromatic, dessert-type apple. Medium-sized with crisp texture and well-balanced flavor. This is not a great storage apple, but it is a very popular apple at Grandview in the fall.

McIntosh (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf), Antonovka (Standard SOLD OUT for 2023)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking, cider

Fameuse x Detroit Red cross introduced in Ontario, Canada in 1870. Well-known, older apple with a sprightly flavor. Popular baking apple for those who likes and apple that cooks down. Medium storage life. This is a tremendously good fresh eating apple when fresh picked. Don’t let “store” McIntosh fool you! 

Norland (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: Antonovka (Standard), but naturally semi-dwarfing

Bloom Time: Early

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 2-7

Ripens: Late August

Uses: Fresh eating, cooking

Naturally semi-dwarfing tree originating from Saskatchewan. Extremely cold hardy. Zone 2!!! Precocious, productive tree produces small to medium sized fruit. Good cooking or eating apple, early maturing.

Northern Spy (sold out for 2023)

Sizes: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-9

Ripens: Mid to late October

Uses: Fresh eating, baking, cider

Late blooming and ripening apple. One of the best keepers, this large red apple has thin skin and has fine, crisp flesh. Excellent eating and baking apple. The Northern Spy originated from a seedling planted around 1800 in New York.

Novamac

Sizes: B9 (Dwarf), M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39*Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-8

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, baking, cider, sauce

Wonderful scab resistant Mac-type apple. Very robust flavor. Crisp, firm. Great all-around apple. Originated in Nova Scotia.

Pink Pearl (sold out for 2023)

Sizes: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39*Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-8

Ripens: Mid-September

Uses: This is an interesting variety. The leaves are a single lobe, the bloom/flowers are pink and the flesh of the apple is pink. The skin of the apple is a yellowish sometimes with a slight pink blush. This crisp apple is sweet/tart with a little more tart than sweet. A great cooking apple and good for fresh eating if you like some tartness.

Red Regent (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4

Ripens: Early October

Uses: Fresh Eating, Pies, Sauces

This is simply a fantastic all purpose apple. Very robust sweet/tart balance that is crisp and juicy. This is an interesting Duchess/Red Delicious cross that seemed to pick up only the good traits of both! Good storage apple that is becoming very popular in the colder regions. This apple went into the mix for many of the Grandview pies, it is a favorite among many who make sauce and it was one of the favorite fresh eating apples of the Grandview picking crew this last year!

Red Prairie Spy (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Early October

Uses: Excellent Baking. Good fresh eating.

This is a red selection of ‘Prairie Spy’ introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1940. This apple adheres to the tree at maturity and is a very good long term storage apple. Very productive.

SnowSweet

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf), Antonovka (Standard )

Bloom Time: Mid-Late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid/Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, cider

Sharon x Connell Red cross from the U of MN. Delicious sweet, slightly tart taste. Above average resistance to scab and fire blight. This tree tends to bear fruit early. Very flavorful apple.

Sweet Sixteen (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: B9 (Dwarf) M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid/Late

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid/Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking

MN447 x Northern Spy cross introduced by the U of MN in 1978. Unusual “cherry candy” taste. Medium-sized red striped apple with a crisp, juicy texture. Success in Zone 3B. This variety does seem to take a little longer to start producing.

Truimph (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: B9 (Dwarf), M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating, baking

This new variety is a cross between a Honeycrisp and Liberty. Scab resistant, crisp. An exciting new variety!

Wealthy (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Early-Mid Season

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-September

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking

Cherry Crab x Sops of Wine cross introduced in MN in 1860. This was the first variety of apple developed in MN. Often bears in the first year, good success in Zone 3B. Multi-purpose apple with a tart balanced flavor especially good for cooking. This is a very popular apple during Grandview’s fall apple season and has been the taste test winner among the Grandview pickers.

Wolf River (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: Antonovka (Standard)

Bloom Time: Mid-season

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7 (success has been seen in Zone 3)

Ripens: Mid-September

Uses: Baking. Moderately good sauce and fresh eating

This apple originated in WI in 1875. The tree tends to be very hardy and long-lived. It is best known for it’s very large fruit size, up to 5+” diameter. Pale yellow to green with carmine-red blushes and stripes.

William's Pride (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-Dwarf)

Bloom Time: Early-season

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late August

Uses: Fresh Eating,Baking

This is a fantastic early apple. Dense, crisp, packed with rich, spicy flavor. Very disease resistant. Stores for up to six weeks in proper cold storage.

Winesap (sold out for 2023)

Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-season. POLLINATION NOTE: The Winesap has sterile pollen which means that it will not pollinate other apple trees.

Bareroot  Price: $32 NOTE: THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A SMALLER CALIPER-SIZED TREE *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Storage, fresh eating, pies, sauce

This 1700’s variety is a deep cherry red with a crisp yellow flesh. Wine-like sweet/tart flavor. Very good storage apple.

Zestar (sold out for 2023)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Early-season

Bareroot Price: $39 *Includes tree guard and mycorryzal incoculant. See nursery homepage for pickup info. Remember, we do not ship!

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late August

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking, cider

1998 University of MN introduction. Early apple, crisp and juicy with an outstanding sweet tart flavor. Excellent storage life. For those who like a Honeycrisp, this is a good early season choice! We just got this apple into production at Grandview and we love it!

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