Heirloom Apples Starter Kit
While there is no traditional definition of 'Heirloom' the standard though is that most apples that are from pre-World War II fit that description. These apples have traditionally been cultivated in Europe or the US and are older than modern apples. These trees are hand selected by the staff at Roots to Fruits and are at least of the 'Field Ready' quality. These are able to ship together.
- Bramley's Seedling
- Calville Blanc D'Hiver
- Roxbury Russet
- Wickson Crabapple
The selection above includes a crabapple for excellent pollination and is a excellent enterprise for the intrepid orchard enthusiast.
We categorize our apple trees into four sizes: Maiden, Field Ready, Hand Select, and (3 or 5) Gallon Container depending on the size of the tree. Maiden trees are usually 2 years old and are branchless. These are also called whips and will bear in 2-3 years. A Field Ready tree is 2-3 years old and might have some lateral branching, be thicker above the graft, and will bear in 1-2 years. The Hand Select trees are only about 20% of trees we have and are 3 year old trees, 6-9' tall and CAN be heavily branched. You can expect fruiting on a Hand Select tree in about a year.