Gone are the days when "anyone who was anyone" had an apple orchard that boasted an impressive array of unique and diverse trees. As the growing, transporting and selling of apples became mainstream in America, only a handful of varieties were chosen for mass production. Most of the distinct varieties were tossed to the wayside.
In an effort to bring back these apples of old, we offer these heirloom, or antique, apple trees. Classic beauties such as the reliable Ben Davis are now available to home growers. The delicious cider from Orleans Antique can again be enjoyed, and ye ol' English Cox's Orange Pippin Antique is once again in Grandma's sauces and pies. Bring a bit of the past to your home orchard and grow an heirloom apple tree!
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Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
heritage apple trees, antique apple trees
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.