What makes heirloom fruit trees so special? Their historical significance, for one. Also known as antique fruit trees, these varieties are the fruits of old that were probably grown by your great-great-great grandparents… and perhaps even their great-grandparents! Unusual varieties known more for their taste than their polished looks, heirloom fruit trees offer the home orchardist a chance to experience classic fruits that are no longer on the public radar. Add an heirloom fruit tree to your yard and bite into a taste of history!