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All About Apple Trees 2023

All About Apple Trees and & Apricot Trees

Want to plant some fruit trees on your property? Here’s some great info all about apple trees and apricot trees.


Apples have been a part of our diet for thousands of years.  They come in so many sizes, shapes, colours, textures, flavours and have limitless uses.  Pick them fresh from the tree and enjoy a gnash or you can savor them baked, stewed, dried, juiced, in jams, jellies or sauces.  Apple trees are not just for people with acres upon acres of land.  Even in a small space you can plant a hedge of dwarf apple trees or an apple espalier (trained to go flat against a support – like a wall) and yield a successful crop.  In spring, enjoy the showy blossoms & it is also a great time to plant Apple trees.

We have some very traditional varieties and a few new ones for you to try.  Have fun with it!

Gala Red

Red Gala apple is a sport of the Gala apple that we are all familiar with, but bred for a deeper red colour. This versatile apple harvests late summer, early fall and is considered to be one of the finest eating apples there is with a full sweet crunch. The flesh is yellowish flesh is crisp, juicy and very flavourful. Easy to grow and a must have for your yard.


Golden Delicious

Discovered by chance on a family farm in West Virginia and sold in 1914 to the Stark Brothers Nurseries. This lovely apple is considered to be one of the most popular apples in North America. Attractive golden yellow skin and sweet, crisp cream-coloured flesh makes this apple fantastic for fresh eating, sauce, and apple butter. It is resistant to scab, powdery mildew, and fire blight.


Honey Crisp

Only available commercially since 1992, this is a relatively new apple variety. This modern apple was bred for one thing - Taste: crisp with well-balanced sweet-tart taste & acidity. They are also noted for their consistent appearance and texture. You will want to take a big bite of its explosively crisp, juicy texture.



McIntosh apples, quite often referred to as simply Macs, are aromatic, emitting a honeyed, fruity, and spice-filled fragrance. The flesh is sweet-tart with an old-fashioned apple cider taste. The time of harvest can play an important role in the flavour - if harvested earlier in their season, will contain high acidity, contributing to a tangier, citrus-like flavor. If the apples are gathered later in the season, they will sweeten and mellow in taste.



Canada's Norland apple is one of the earliest summer apples to ripen. This hardy tree is well suited to very cold regions and originated in Saskatchewan. A natural semi-dwarf tree that is precocious and productive. The apples are medium-sized and good for cooking, eating fresh, and storing.


Northern Spy

This old variety dates back to the 1800's and blooms late to avoid late spring frost. The large apples have green thin-skin, striped scarlet red where not shaded. The fruit is fantastic eaten fresh. It is exceptionally juicy, with a crisp-tender texture. And Mom swore it was the only apple to use in a pie. This cold-hardy apple tree loves the northern climate and ripens in October.


Red Delicious

This is an old variety named in the 1890's at an apple tasting contest, when the commercial nursery owner, C.M. Stark tasted and exclaimed, “Delicious”! And that became it's name. It is an attractive tree in spring when it bears white-pink colored flowers. These heart shaped apples are sweet and mild flavoured with bright red striped skin. A multi-purpose apple with a long storage life.



Amazing Apple trees with several different varieties grafted on the same tree. These unique trees often have 3 -5 different varieties on one tree. This means that one tree will produce different kinds of apples (each main branch produces a different kind of apple). Cross pollination solved!


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