Tom Brown | Clemmons, NC | (336) 766-5842

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 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
    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 about 20 other apple varieties for Fall 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

Adam & Eve---very large (one of the largest apples), slightly flattened with ribbed bottom, greenish-yellow with some red, slightly tart, ripe September, from Wilkes Co., NC.

Banana---large to very large, globular, yellow with a red blush, juicy, from an immense old tree laying down on the ground, ripe October, found in Alleghany 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.

Blue Skin---large, roundish flattened, firm, juicy, reddish blue color, moderately tart, found in Hancock Co., TN.

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).

Brushy Mountain Limbertwig---medium, slightly flattened, green mostly covered with red & with small rusty spots, dense flesh, mildly tart, ripe very late, the famous apple from the Brushy Mountains Wilkes and Alexander Cos., NC.

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.

Dry Creek Pippin---medium to large, round, slightly flattened shape, red with a greenish-yellow background, juicy & tender, with a great flavor, ripe in September.  This seedling apple is the opposite of "firm and crunchy"; when eating, chunks break off with very little jaw pressure.

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.

Fall Limbertwig---large, slightly conical, red and green, firm, medium tart, ripe October in Avery Co., NC.

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

Hall---southern nurseries widely sold this great tasting apple which is smaller and a late good keeper, green with red; this apple had been most frequently mentioned in Tennessee at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I finally found a tree in Alexander Co., NC.

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.

June Pink---medium-large, slightly flattened, pinkish-red blushed, mildly tart, ripe month of July, found in Forsyth Co., NC.

Koger (Cougar)---very large, round, light green to light yellow, firm, very tart, slightly bitter, very late ripening, a prominent old apple previously between Jonesville and Dot, VA, an actual tree was finally found in Watauga Co., NC.

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.

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

Ohio Sweet---medium, round, light whitish yellow, prominent dots, slightly sweet, ripe late August: these apples were in Wilkes Co., NC and further north in Grayson Co., VA.

Pound Pippin---large to very large, slightly flattened, light yellow, mildly tart, ripe September, found in Russell Co., VA.

Pound Royal---large to very large, round greenish yellow, mildly tart, juicy, ripe late July to early August, from eastern Kentucky.

Pumpkin Sweet---medium to large, conical, greenish yellow almost covered with smooth golden russet, Slightly sweet, juicy, ripe September, found in Wilkes Co., NC.

Raleigh---large, roundish oblate, green mostly covered with red, ripe October, great all-round apple, found in Wise Co., VA.

Red Buckingham---medium-large, slightly flattened, having a beautiful bright red blush with prominent light dots, slightly tart, ripe early September in Wilkes Co., NC.

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.

Rusty Coat---medium, flattened almost totally covered with russet, tart, ripe October, a good keeper, some apples hang on until February; from Catawba 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.

Stayman Winesap---large, round, green, mostly covered with red, juicy, an old Southern favorite ripe in October.  The apples from a Stayman tree were used to make vinegar in Yancey 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.

Walker's Favorite---large, round and slightly conical, whitish yellow, juicy, a great all-round apple, ripe early September: a great seedling tree from Yancey Co., NC.

White Buckingham---large to very large, slightly flattened to flattened, greenish-yellow with an occasional blush, tart, ripe in August; a wonderful all-round summer cooking apple, found in Wilkes and Yancey Co., NC.

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, ripe September, often used to make apple butter, found in Macon Co., NC.

Yellow Potts---medium, flattened, light golden yellow, tart, wonderful for pies and dried apples, found in northern Iredell & north-eastern Alexander Cos., NC.

Available in Very Limited Quantities

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  • Blacktwig
  • Buttermilk
  • Democrat
  • Ducky (Duckbill Pearmain?)
  • Johnny (Clark, Johnny Clark)
  • Jellyflower Sour
  • King
  • McLean
  • Mountain Boomer
  • Red Kane
  • Red Potts
  • Tenderskin
  • White Pippin
  • Yellow Pippin

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