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Tried-and-true Heirloom Apples, from home.

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a crisp, juicy, home-grown apple, especially from Heirloom Apple Trees. Heirloom Apple Trees have been carefully selected to bring fresh flavor, amazing growth and a bit of the past, directly to your door.

Heirloom Apple Trees

Generally, Heirloom Apple Trees are considered to be those from the mid- to late-1800s, or even back to ancient times. These Apple Trees were bred before the advent of refrigeration and other mechanical processes and were bred with specific purposes in mind, from baking to canning and beyond.

Planting Heirloom Apple Trees

Ideal for beginners, Heirloom Apple Trees are easy to plant and maintain. Your Heirloom Apple Trees already boast several years of growth by the time they arrive at your door, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of healthful fruit fast.

How to Prune Heirloom Apple Trees and More

Heirloom Apple Trees will produce the same delicious fruit, season after season because they've performed reliably for years. And the entire planting process couldn't be easier.

When it comes to Heirloom Apple Trees, we follow the five Ps: Planting, Pruning, Pollination, and Picking.

  • Planting: Choose a sunny area to plant, place your tree in a hole big enough to accommodate its entire root system, pack the soil tightly and water to settle the area.
  • Pruning: Prune your Heirloom Apple Trees during winter, around the third year of its growth, by removing any suckers or sprouts from the rootstock and downward-growing or broken branches.
  • Pollination: Many of our Heirloom Apple Trees are self-fertile, but purchasing two or more Apple Trees ensures a larger harvest, longer growing season and more apple variety. For cross-pollination, check our pollination partners on each page.
  • Picking: Pull upwards on the apple and give it a twist – it will come off your tree easily when it's ready.