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Smokehouse apples are deviously juicy! With a yellowish flesh, crisp and firm with a pleasing spicy flavor, these apples are known for being excellent keepers. Also excellent to eat fresh, bake with, and make into cider or juice. Dates back to the 1800s.

Belle de Boskoop apples are sharp in flavour and are popular in Europe for fresh eating, baking, and cider. Ready in October, these apples will keep all the way until April – a whopping 6 months! Discovered in 1856, Boskoop, Netherlands.

A large, russet apple with excellent flavour, Hudson’s Golden Gem is especially great for cider, though can also be used for fresh-eating and baking. This super-crisp apple will blow you away with notes of pear and vanilla in its flavour. Dates back to 1931, Oregon.

Morden Russet, as its name suggests, is another excellent russet apple. Almost forgotten, this apple originates from Manitoba (1935) and has an extremely flavourful soft. Absolutely fantastic for cider, this apple also makes for good fresh eating.

Wolf River – “one apple, one pie.” What more needs to be said? Quebec 19th century.

Alberta-grown, Norhey Improved is a hardy prairie apple – it’s earned its zone 1 classification -that has a sweet flavour, keeps well and is great for cooking. It’s also ready in early September, so you can start your baking early! Selected in 1960 and released in 1975.

Skin as red as blood, flesh as white as snow…the Snow Apple dates back to before 1730s in Quebec and is a consistent bearer of delicious fruit, said to taste like strawberries.

As the name suggests, Tolman Sweet is a sweet-tasting apple, with a low acid content, perfect for fresh eating. These apples are also used for baking, cider-making, drying, and pickling. First recorded in 1822, New York.

Don’t be alarmed by their crabapple status – both Whitney and Hewes are fantastic multi-purpose apples.

Whitney is excellent for cider and preserves, as well as being good for fresh eating. The fruit is larger than most crabapples (so its worthwhile to work with), its sweet, and the cider. Not kidding about the cider – it’s out of this world. 1869, Illinois.

Hewe’s is an early, early cider apple. Dates back to at least 1717, likely earlier. Despite its age, it is absolutely one of the best cider crab apples available today in 2022. Reminiscent of champagne, the cider from this crab is a must try. An excellent pollinator, Hewe’s is also a fantastic keeping apple.

Wonders behold – a red-fleshed crabapple! Aside from the rather spectacular appearance of the fruit, Red Wonder also produces apples with a pinch of tart, sweet and spice, making them ideal for fresh eating or baking.

All of our heritage dwarf apples are grafted on B9 rootstock. Please see “Cider Option” for the description of Hudson’s Golden Gem, “Keeper Option” for Smokehouse, and “Fresh Eating Option” for Tolman Sweet.

Cortland Nova Red is a sweet apple, ideal for fresh eating or baking. Also excellent for making applesauce or for drying, as the flesh is slow to brown. Great pollinator for other apples. Developed in 1898, and released in 1915, New York.

Duchess of Oldenburg has excellent flavour and is best-suited for fresh eating, baking, or apple sauce. Though the fruit is not known for being a keeper, the trees themselves are quite hardy and disease resistant. Dates back to 1700s Russia – and was once the standard against which all other apples were compared.