I have placed my order for spring delivery on some wonderful heirloom trees. I can’t wait to get them in the ground and watch them grow. The company I have ordered them from, Trees of Antiquity, has been recommended by several organic sites that I visit and they have great reviews from their customers. Nothing but raves on the quality of the product and it’s delivered state. Very important when ordering from nurseries because it is not always a guarantee that what you see in the catalog represents the quality that is delivered.
These are my picks:
This is an old English (1700s) russet apple. This apple has a champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom and an aromatic intense flavor.
Tart and tangy white crisp flesh and one of the best salad apples because it doesn’t brown easily. Has a sweet vinous flavor.
Cox’s Orange Pippin
From 1830 England and highly esteemed as a dessert apple. Crisp, juicy, richly aromatic and almost spicy.
The champagne of old-time cider apples, also delicious for eating and drying. Crisp and highly flavored makes very sugary juice.
From 1600 France and also known as “Christmas Apple” because it was used in Christmas decorations and stockings. Small, smooth, creamy yellow fruit that has a crisp, juicy flesh.
Originating from New York (1759) this was one of George Washington’s favorite. Firm, crisp, and sprightly aromatic with refreshing piney tartness.
Perfect cider apple with spicy extraordinary sweetness and a pronounced acid tang.
Photos and descriptions are from the Trees of Antiquity website: www.treesofantiquity.com.