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Where can I purchase the old type of apple trees?
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James    Posted 07-08-2003 at 18:29:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to purchase and plant the old type very large apple trees. All I can seem to find today are the ornate, dwarf type trees. I am looking for the very large trees that I remember as a kid, and climbed on in the back yard. I want to plant some on my farm. I live in Northern Iowa. Any Suggestions? Thanks. James

rhouston    Posted 07-09-2003 at 07:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is a good article on antique apples. They also list a source for them. The apple they thought was extinct was/is still growing in the orchards where I was a kid

Tom A    Posted 07-09-2003 at 05:13:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Miller Nursery in upstate New York lists about 20 old variety "standard" sized apples.

1-800-836-9630 or check out their link below.

I've dealt with them several times over the years and they are usually very good. I do have one local friend who says they shipped him apple trees of the wrong variety from what he ordered but he didn't notice until 2 years later when they fruited...he never complained so I don't know how they handle such problems.

Also, Stark Brother's carries several older standard varieties. My dad always ordered from them and most of those trees are still producing decades later. I've ordered from them, too, and like them as well. I don't have their number handy or I'd post it, but imagine with a web search you can get it.

good luck,
Tom A

Uh...    Posted 07-09-2003 at 04:40:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
You do realize that the apple trees of your youth were 100 or more years old?

Tis a wise man that plants a tree he will never see the shade of...


ret    Posted 07-08-2003 at 18:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
where at in N. Ia?

Jimbob    Posted 07-08-2003 at 18:40:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not this time of year, but in the spring Gurneys sells old time trees such as Granny & Wolf River.

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