Tom Brown | Clemmons, NC | (336) 766-5842
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Apple Trees for Sale

Apple trees are $20 each.  In order to get even more great apple varieties back into circulation, the trees are only $15 each if Tom selects 50% or more of the trees for a customer’s order (this helps to get more great apple varieties back into circulation). [The $15 offer involves no customer specification; for instance "I want three red sweet apples" would not qualify, "Three good apple trees" would.] The trees are on EMLA-111 and 106 rootstock; a smaller number of others are on M-7 and Bud-9 rootstock.

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    Tom Brown Apple Trees for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
    7335 Bullard Road
    Clemmons, NC 27012

You can help the heritage apple search and preservation effort by purchasing some of Tom Brown’s apple trees.  In purchasing some of these great heritage trees, you will be establishing a “mini preservation orchard” at your home and the proceeds of any sales will help fund Tom’s effort to find additional lost apple varieties.

In addition to the apples listed below, we have other apple varieties for Fall/Spring sale in very limited quantities. Please let us know what varieties you need or describe the apple characteristics you most value or let Tom select some great apple trees for you.

Apple Trees for Sale
Heritage Apple Nursery

Banana Pippin---large to very large, somewhat conical, light yellow with red streaks, mildly tart, a softer good all-round apple, ripe early September in Watauga Co., NC.

Beauty of the World---large, round and very slightly pointed, blushed and striped with an attractive red, juicy and slightly tart, ripe October in Yancey Co., NC.

Betsy Deaton---large round, beautifully colored with red, delightfully tart taste, ripe late September.  A great local apple found in Yancey and Mitchell Counties, NC.

Blush Pippin---medium to large, slightly elongated, lemon yellow, with a bright pink blush, firm, tart, prominent dots on skin, ripe October in Yancey Co., NC (similar to the Yellow Pippin, which is less colorful).

Camack Sweet---medium-large, round to slightly elongated, light whitish-yellow color with some occasional red blush, slightly sweet, ripe very late, a good keeper, from Haywood Co., NC.

Crow Egg---a dull red apple with a unique pointed shape, medium sized, favored for fresh eating; old trees can still be found in western Yancey and eastern Madison Cos., also occasionally found further north into Tazewell Co., VA.

Ducky (Duck Bill Pearmain?)---Medium to large, slightly conical, light greenish-yellow with streaks of red, great almost sweet taste, ripe early September in Madison & Watauga Cos., NC.

Early Harvest---medium, slightly flattened, almost white when fully ripe, ripe July, and found in Macon Co., NC; this popular early variety was also found at many other locations.

Early Transparent---medium-large, slightly flattened, greenish-yellow to light yellow, almost translucent when very ripe, juicy, great all-round apple, tart, ripe July, found in Wilkes Co., NC.

Fallawater---large, round to slightly conical, light green with areas of red, rough skin, firm, tart, ripe late October in Yancey Co., NC.

Fall Limbertwig---an immense greenish yellow general purpose cooking apple; tart, firm, widely distributed, but especially found from Grayson Co., VA to Avery Co., NC.

Green Rome---Large, slightly flattened, light greenish to yellow color, tart, ripe September in Yancey Co., NC and Johnson Co., KY. [Was used by baby food companies instead of the regular Red Rome which impart red to the applesauce.]

Horse---medium-large, somewhat flattened, slightly conical, yellow, tart, ripe in August; can be used for applesauce and fried pies plus many other uses, found in Wilkes Co., NC. [Every county had some version of a Horse apple.]

Jellyflower Sweet---a truly wonderful apple with a wonderful name; very large, conical, light golden yellow, almost sweet, ripe October, for general purpose usage; found in Haywood Co., NC, also mentioned in Jackson Co., NC.

Junaluska---medium-large, slightly flattened, dull golden yellow with an infrequent red blush, scattered surface russet, mild somewhat spicy taste, the favorite apple of the famous Cherokee Chief, Junaluska, found in Macon Co., NC. [Limited quantities of this variety.]

King Luscious---large to very large, round and slightly flattened, greenish-yellow mostly covered with red, juicy and mildly tart, ripe October, found in Craig Co., VA.

Leola Early June---medium, slightly flattened, whitish-yellow with scattered light red stripes, mildly tart, ripe late June and very early July, found in Macon Co., NC.

Locke---medium, round, green eventually the top turning yellow, unique slightly sour taste, juicy, great for frying, ripe late July & early August in Leslie Co., KY.

Martin Sweet---medium, slightly flattened to round, yellow, slightly sweet, good for fresh eating, ripe late Juky in Yancey Co., NC.

Mommie---large, round, yellow & light red, slightly tart, ripe late September, from western Yancey Co., NC.

Mountain Boomer---large to very large, round, light yellow, juicy, slightly tart, ripe in September: scattered trees of this rare variety have been found in at least five North Carolina and Tennessee mountain counties.

Northern Spy---large, green to yellow with crimson cheek, tender & juicy, ripe October in Carter Co., TN.

Red June---medium, slightly flattened, having a beautiful red blush, white flesh is moderately tart, ripe in July.  Every county had a version of the "Red June"; this one is from Jackson Co., NC.

Red Wine---a wonderful & unique seedling apple, medium to large, green mostly covered with a slightly purple red, named for its strong wine-like taste, ripe September in Watauga Co., NC.

Rose Limbertwig---medium, slightly flattened, greenish yellow with a rose cheek, mildly tart, ripe October/November in Avery Co., NC.

Sheepnose---medium, elongated, dull red, slightly dry with a great taste, ripe September-October, a good keeper.  "Sheepnose" is also a generic name for any elongated apple; this one was found in Macon Co., NC.

Sour Jon---medium, somewhat flattened, green with a slight amount of red, medium tart, good for applesauce, ripe early September in Macon Co., NC.

Virginia Beauty ---medium to large, round and slightly conical, dull blackish red with prominent russet around the stem, mildly tart, ripe October.  This is the favorite apple of many people.

Winter Banana---medium-large, slightly flattened, bright red on yellow, one of the most strikingly beautiful apples, tart, ripe October found in Carter Co., TN.

Wolf River---large to very large, slightly flattened to flattened, greenish-yellow half covered with red, tart, often used to make apple butter, ripe September in Macon Co., NC.

World’s Best---large to very large, almost round, light greenish with streaks of red, tart, a locally beloved apple, ripe September in Graham Co., NC.

Yellow Bellflower---large, round, pale yellow, juicy, medium tart, a great all-round apple, ripe October in Yancey, Co., NC.

Yellow June---medium, slightly flattened, light yellow, mildly tart, great for apple sauce, ripe July in Madison Co., NC

Available in Very Limited Quantities

  • Downs

  • Manson Beauty

  • NY Bellflower

  • Pound Pippin

  • Spitzenburg

  • Tall Top

  • White Pippin (Grizzle)



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