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 $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
    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.

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. In addition to the varieties listed below, we have others in very limited quantity.

Apple Trees for Fall 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 to 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.

Chicago---large, somewhat oblate, green mostly covered with dark red, tart, ripe October in Yancey Co., NC. Also called Chicago Market.

Chickasaw---large, slightly oblate, yellow with red stripes (a good bit of the background shows through), mildly tart, ripe later September or October in Macon 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.

Downs---medium, slightly oblate, greenish-yellow, partially covered with a net of russet, tart, ripe September in Cleveland Co., NC. An old-time once prominent apple in Casar, NC area.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Locke---medium, round, light yellow, moderately tart, ripe September in Harlan Co., KY. A favorite apple in southeastern Kentucky.

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.

New York Bellflower---large, conical, whitish yellow, moderately tart, ripe September in Yancey Co., NC

Northern Spy---large, round, greenish yellow mostly covered with red, moderately tart, ripe October in Carroll Co., VA.

Pound Pippin---large to very large, oblate and slightly conical, greenish yellow to yellow, moderately tart, for drying and baking, ripe mid-October in Smyth Co., VA.

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"; from Jackson Co., NC.

Red Wine---medium, slightly oblate, greenish yellow covered with dark red stripes and blush, slightly tart with a red wine like taste, for fresh eating, ripe mid-September in Watauga Co., NC.

Rose Limbertwig---medium-large, round and slightly oblate, greenish yellow with a red blush on one side, denser fleshed apple, ripe late October to November in Burke Co., NC.

Sheepnose (NC)---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.

Sheepnose (KY)---medium-large, conical, light yellow, moderately tart, ripe August in Letcher & Leslie Co., KY. [Less conical than the NC Sheepnose apple just described.]

Morton Sweet---medium, round, greenish yellow, slightly sweet, for fresh eating and preserves, ripe August in Yancey Co., NC.

Sour Jon---medium, slightly oblate, greenish yellow with a small amount of red, moderately tart, ripe September in Macon Co., NC.

Tall Top---medium, round, red and green, tart, ripe October in Russell Co., VA. [This apple remembered by old-timers from Breaks to St. Paul, VA.]

Ten Ounce---medium-large, round and slightly oblate, greenish-yellow mostly covered with red, tart, good all-round apple, ripe September in Alexander Co., NC. [One area apple grower commented that this apple has commercial growing potential.]

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.

White Pippin (Grizzle)---large, round and somewhat flattened, white, tart, ripe early October; found in Russell Co., VA.

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.

Winter Jon---medium, round, whitish-yellow, very tart, ripe November, great apple for jelly, found in Madison Co., NC.

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 Bellflower---large to very large, slightly flattened, pale yellow, tart, ripe late September to October. Many people especially love this apple.