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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 “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. Do you have wild apple trees around or does your neighbor have apple trees? Those count, too! 

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

Remember that our trees come with a tree guard and mycorrhizal inoculant!

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*.

 

Please note there are many other rootstocks. The above work well in our climate. There are many that I’ve tried and avoid for various reasons.

*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 Caliper/Sizes: Trees that are priced at $43 are generally a 9/16″ – 11/16″ caliper and are 6′-7′ tall with lots of branching. Trees that are priced at $39 are 1/2″ – 9/16″ caliper and are 4′ – 6′ tall.

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Cortland (sold out for 2024)

 Available Rootstock: B9 Dwarf SOLD OUT, M7 Semi-Dwarf 

Bloom Time: Early-Mid

Bareroot Price: Dwarf is $39, Semi-dwarf is $43 

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! Cortland will hold up in good cold storage for a couple months.

Connell Red (sold out for 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-Dwarf

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

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 sauce apple with distinctive, mild, sweet taste that can keep well for several months. Hardy, heavy bearer. Large fruit size. Connell Red is also a very popular wildlife plot apple.

Duchess of Oldenburg (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-Dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot  Price: $39 

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!

Empire (sold out for 2024)

Available Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $43 

Zone: 4-8

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, baking

Such a flavorful apple! This one really packs a punch. Great sweet/tart, crisp apple. Yellowish flesh. This is a superb pie, sauce or fresh eating apple. The fruit hangs on the tree fairly well. We have found it to store well into December.

Enterprise (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

 E EntiRootstock:  M7 Semi-Dwarf, B9 Dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-Late

Bareroot Price: $39 

Zones: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking

 Extremely disease resistant apple that stores well into March in good 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 and for those looking for a good storage apple. The apple hangs well on the tree. 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. Enterprise is also a fantastic pie apple.

Fireside (sold out for 2024)

 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: $43 

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 northern apple. This is a good late-season choice that is also great for deer plots.

Freedom (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

Rootstock: B9 Dwarf, M7 Semi-Dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $39 

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 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf, Antonovka Standard

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: $43 

Zone: 3

Ripens: Mid to late September

Uses: Fresh eating, Pie, Cider

Haralson is an outstanding cold hardy apple variety that definitely has it’s loyal fan club! 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. This is a good apple for northern growers who like Granny Smith apples (which do not grow here).

Honeycrisp (standard still available)

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

Bloom Time: Mid (Honeycrisp should not be used to pollinate KinderKrisp)

Bareroot Price: Dwarf is $39, Semi-dwarf and Standard are $43 

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Late September

Uses: Fresh eating

U of MN 1991 introduction. Sweet, exceptionally crisp and juicy. Outstanding storage life, up to seven months with proper cold storageAlso, please note that Honeycrisp can be a little slower to come into production.

Honeygold (sold out for 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 which makes it a tough choice for commercial production. This is also a very good deer plot tree with it’s sweetness and late ripening time.

Jonathan (sold out for 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 which makes it a tough choice for commercial production. This is also a very good deer plot tree with it’s sweetness and late ripening time.

KinderKrisp (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 (Semi-dwarf)

Bloom Time: Mid-late (Do not use Honeycrisp as a pollenizer)

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

 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: B9 Dwarf is $39, M7 Semi Dwarf is $43 

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 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 (standard still available)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf, Antonovka Standard 

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

Rootstock: Antonovka Standard, but naturally semi-dwarfing

Bloom Time: Early

Bareroot Price: $43 

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.

Novamac (dwarf still available)

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

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39

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.

Red Regent (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-Dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 (sold out for 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf, Antonovka Standard 

Bloom Time: Mid-Late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 (dwarf still available)

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

Bloom Time: Mid/Late

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $43 

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! 6 month storage life!

Wealthy (sold out for 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Early-Mid Season

Bareroot Price: $43 

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 2024)

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

Bloom Time: Mid-season

Bareroot Price: $39 

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 2024)

Rootstock: B9 Dwarf, M7 Semi-Dwarf SOLD OUT

Bloom Time: Early-season

Bareroot Price: $39 

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.

Winecrisp (SOLD OUT FOR 2024)

Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf

Bloom Time: Mid-season.

Bareroot  Price: $39 

Zone: 4-7

Ripens: Mid-October

Uses: Storage, fresh eating, pies, sauce

Please note that although we do have this tree producing at Grandview and we LOVE it, we did have some trouble establishing it through a couple tough winters. We will continue planting and growing it here, but it may be better for warmer Zone 4 areas or Zone 5. That aside, this tree has great resistance to apple scab. It is a medium-sized apple and we find it to have a very firm, dense flesh. Beautiful slightly maroon skin with yellow flesh. Sweet flavor with spicy undertones. Stores well into February/March. 

Yellow Transparent (sold out for 2024)

3Sizes: M7 Semi-dwarf, Antonovka Standard

Bloom Time: Mid

Bareroot Price: $39

Zone: 3-8

Ripens: Early August

Uses: Applesauce

Old time variety that is very popular for making applesauce. Short storage life. Yellow apples that are among the first of the year to ripen!

 

Zestar (sold out for 2024)

 Rootstock: M7 Semi-dwarf, Antonovka Standard

Bloom Time: Early-season

Bareroot Price: $43 

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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