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BAREROOT APPLE TREES FOR SPRING 2024 SHIPPING


The apple varieties listed below are orchard favorites and highly recommended for fresh eating. Many of these varieties also make fantastic cider due to their high sugar content and ample acidity. I've highlighted a few standouts in the "Also Cider!" section.

I offer one hint as you go about your selection: Hone in on the 'ugly' apples. How did such unremarkable fruits find hospitable homes for centuries without fail? Flavor, my friend, flavor.

PRICING 
1-9 Trees = $30/tree
10-19 Trees= $25/tree (16% discount)
20+ Trees = $20/tree (33% discount)


Quantity discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

All apples varieties are grafted onto Mailing-Merton 111 Rootstock, sold as 3' whips, and shipped at the appropriate time for outdoor planting in Spring. 

Apple Trees

Gray Pearmain

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$30.00
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Product Details

Tolman Sweet x Unknown, Maine 1800s

I grafted Gray Pearmain trees in anticipation of the variety's fruiting this fall. Unfortunately none of the trees set fruit, and so I'm unable to 100% verify its integrity. Given the fact that my scions came directly from Fedco Trees and I've attained nothing but true-to-type wood from them in the past, I'm still offering Gray Pearmain trees for sale, albeit with the aforementioned stipulation. In the rare case these trees prove not true-to-type, I will mail all customers correct scionwood once obtained and verified.

In Apples of North America, Tom Burford details Gray Pearmain's strong showing at CiderDays's North-South Apple Shootout:

"I presented the southern varieties and John Bunker - apple historian, author, friend, and Maine native - presented the northern varieties. The pear-like Gray Pearmain was one of his choices and it ranked second in a field of fourteen for best flavor."

Out on a Limb orchard describes the Gray Pearmain experience as the following:

"If you close your eyes and take a bite, you might think you were eating a crisp, delicious pear...a good mix of sweet and tart that makes it perfect for eating out of hand"

Our Gray Pearmain trees have been vigorous and scab-resistant. I look forward to describing the apple's flavor from our orchard next year.

Brix: unknown
Anticipated harvest: Early/mid October
Flowering: Mid-Season

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