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Bare Root Apples
Apple trees have existed before recorded history; ancient Phoenicians harvested wild apples. The apples of North America were brought over from Europe and were initially grown for making cider. Over the centuries, varieties were crossed to create the tasty varieties we grow today. Current popular varieties have also been bred in Australia and New Zealand. There are now over two thousand named clones. Commercial growers limit their crops to a few of these varieties. The home orchardist has a much greater selection. Bay Laurel offers some of the older varieties to augment your backyard orchard. Among these are Ashmead’s Kernal, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Golden Russet, Hudson's Golden Gem, Sierra Beauty, Spitzenburg and White Winter Permain.
Apples are now grown in every temperate region around the world. The trees are extremely adaptable and long-lived. Cold climates are generally the largest apple producers, but Anna, Dorsett Golden, Pettingill and Winter Banana thrive in climates as mild as Southern California. Fuji, Gordon, Pink Lady and White Winter Permain are other varieties that need minimal amounts of cold.
3-N-1 Apple - Fuji, Gala, Mutsu, Jonagold
Three of these four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
Ghost Apple - Semi-dwarf
A truly unique variety from Zaiger, this heat loving apple has totally white skin and flesh with a sweet, subacid flavor. Ripens in early July. Needs a mid blooming apple for pollenization. Chill hours are estimated at 500. Available on M111.
Gala Apple - Standard
(Original Gala)Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand Skin is reddish-orange, striped over yellow. Crisp, dense, aromatic flesh with nice blend of sweetness and tartness; rich flavor. Good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in August, 2-3 weeks before Red Delicious. Adapted to cold and warm winter climates. Chilling requirement apparently 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
Anna Miniature Apple
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in southern California and southern Arizona. Bears heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Use fresh or cooked. Keeps for two months in the refrigerator. Ripens in July. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Ein Shemer. Available on Gen.
McIntosh Apple - Semi-dwarf
Round, bright to dark red over green. Superb quality in cool climates. Crisp, aromatic, subacid and sweet. Dessert or cooking. Early harvest, mid to late August. Partly self-fruitful or pollenized by Red Delicious, Gala or other apple. USDA zones 4 to 7. Available on M111.
Belle de Boskoop Apple - Semi-dwarf
Highly regarded cooking and pie apple. Heavy crops of large to very large fruits. Green and red skin in patches and stripes with a brown russet extending from the base. Coarse, crisp, juicy, creamy white flesh is richly flavored, sweet-tart and aromatic. Keeps well and improves with storage. Harvest in October. Large tree, open shape with drooping branches. Originated in Holland in 1856. 800-1000 hours. Pollenizer required. USDA zones 4-7. Available on M111.
Wolf River Apple - Semi-dwarf
Famous for its frequently huge size. Used primarily for cooking, but also used fresh and for drying. Fairly round. Skin is mostly blushed and striped red over pale yellow with some russeting. Firm, juicy flesh is slightly aromatic, with a distinctive, mild, subacid flavor. Harvest in mid to late August (fruit picked late will be mealy). Very winter hardy, disease resistant, long-lived and sturdy tree with a spreading growth habit. Slower to begin bearing than other varieties. Chance seedling discovered about 1875 near the Wolf River in Wisconsin. 1000 hours. Partly self-fruitful or pollinate with a late blooming variety like Golden Delicious, Northern Spy or Melrose. USDA zones 3-9. Available on M111.
Calville Blanc Apple - Semi-dwarf
Classic French dessert apple, also excellent for cooking and cider. Flattened round shape with prominent, uneven ribs near the base. Usually harvested green, turning yellow and reaching peak flavor a month or so after picking. Best quality reached after the first few crops. Harvest in mid to late September. Vigorous grower with weeping side limbs. Planted in France in the early 1600s. 800-1000 hours. Pollenizer required. USDA zones 5-7. Available on M111.
Yellow Bellflower Apple - Semi-dwarf
Discovered in New Jersey in the mid-1700's. Longtime favorite pie and sauce apple, also excellent fresh and for making hard cider. Elongated, cone shaped, often lopsided fruits vary in size from small to very large. Attractive lemon yellow skin. Pale, creamy yellow flesh is firm, crisp, aromatic and juicy with a rich flavor. For winter dessert use, the fruit may be picked while still tart. It mellows in storage, reaching peak flavor and acid-sugar balance after a few months. Vigorous, spreading tree with mid season bloom. Ripens mid Sept. Approx. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required. Available on M111.
Burgundy Apple - Standard
Medium-large. Glossy and dark red like a Bing cherry. Flesh is cream colored, firm, crisp and juicy. An excellent dessert apple. Ripens in early August in coastal central California. Pollinate with Gala, Red Delicious or McIntosh. 500 hours. Available on Apple.
Sierra Beauty Apple - Semi-dwarf
Favorite late apple in Northern California. Large yellow fruit with red blush, rich, sprightly flavor, moderately sweet. Excellent fresh or cooked. Good keeper. Ripens early October. Pollenizer required. 500 hours or less. Available on M111.
Gordon Apple - Semi-dwarf
Popular apple variety for southern California. Red over green skin, good quality. For fresh use and cooking. Long fruiting season, late August to early October. Low chilling requirement, about 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Patent No. 4144. Available on M111.
Jonagold Apple - Semi-dwarf
Superb flavor--connoisseurs' choice. A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious apple. Yellow with red-orange blush; crisp, juicy, subacid, all-purpose. Ripens in Sept. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, but not Golden Delicious. Available on M111.
Winesap Apple - Semi-dwarf
Stayman Double Red. Longtime favorite late red apple with juicy, smooth texture and lively flavor. Use fresh or cooked. Ripens Sept./Oct. 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required - Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Liberty. Available on M111.
Cox's Orange Pippin Apple - Semi-dwarf
Old favorite dessert apple. Flesh is firm and juicy with sweet, rich flavor and distinctive aroma. No tartness. Skin is orange-red to bright red over yellow. Prefers moderate climate. Ripens August to early Sept. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Golden Russet Apple - Semi-dwarf
One of the great family orchard apples of 19th century America. Fruit is of medium size with crisp, aromatic, subacid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice. Skin is partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish green or greenish yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights. Used fresh and for cider, drying and cooking. Ripens late Sep./early Oct. Ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost; stores well. Tree is vigorous, winter hardy and disease resistant. Estimated chilling requirement of 800-1000 hrs. Partly self-fruitful; largest crops with cross-pollenization. Available on M111.
Hudson's Golden Gem Apple - Semi-dwarf
One of the largest and best-flavored russet apples. Crisp, sugary, juicy flesh with flavor described as nutty by some and pear-like by others. Conical in shape with a very distinctive appearance: a smooth uniform grayish-gold or light yellowish-brown russet over the entire surface. In most climates where it is grown, the fruit hangs on the tree into winter. Good keeper. Resistant to scab, mildew and fireblight. Fruit tends to crack the first two or three years only. Chance seedling discovered in a fence row at Tangent, Oregon. Introduced in 1931. Estimated chilling hours 500 or less. Partly self-fruitful, biggest crop with cross-pollenization. Available on M111.
Beverly Hills Apple - Semi-dwarf
Longtime favorite summer apple for coastal Southern California. Pale yellow with red blush or stripes. Medium size, slightly tart. Use fresh or cooked. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Tydeman's Late Orange Apple - Semi-dwarf
Richly flavored connoisseurs' favorite. More productive and easier to grow than Cox's Orange Pippin with much lower incidence of cracking and consistently better flavor and quality in hot summer climates. Reddish orange stripes over greenish yellow base, with some russeting. Yellowish flesh is firm and juicy. Ripens in late September/October in Central California, about with Fuji. Good keeper. Small but vigorous tree with long, weeping branches. Early, heavy thinning required to prevent alternate bearing. Resistant to mildew and scab. Estimated chilling of 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required, a mid to late blooming variety such as Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith. Available on M111.
Spitzenburg (Esopus) Apple - Semi-dwarf
Old variety, regarded by some connoisseurs as the very best dessert apple. Red over yellow skin, yellowish flesh. Firm, juicy, moderately sweet, renowned flavor. Good keeper. 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required. Ripens late September. Available on M111.
Transcendent Crabapple - Standard
An excellent, heavy bearing crabapple for preserves and jellies. Large fruit is up to 2" wide, yellow with pink or red blush, to almost entirely red. Creamy yellow flesh is crisp, juicy and tart. Medium sized tree produces consistent crops in most areas except the high desert and coastal areas of southern California. Ripens August to September. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
Northpole Columnar Apple
Large, red skinned McIntosh type apple is juicy, crisp and aromatic. Attractive, distinctive tree with very narrow growth habit grows to about ten feet. Trees topped for size control develop upright side limbs. Excellent for container growing. Fruit ripens in late September. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours. Pollenized by Scarlet Sentinel or other apple varieties. Available on M7
Scarlet Sentinel Columnar Apple
Attractive, distinctive apple tree with upright, columnar growth habit that is ideal for small space or container growing. Trees topped for height control develop upright side limbs. Has dense clusters of white blossoms in spring. Very large and attractive greenish yellow and red fruit is crisp and sweet with pure white flesh. Ripens in early October. Very productive and disease resistant. From British Columbia; hardy to approximately zone 4. Estimated chilling requirement 550 hours. Pollenized by Northpole or other apple varieties. Available on M 7
Empire Apple - Semi-dwarf
A cross of McIntosh and Red Delicious; excellent choice for hot summer climates. McIntosh-type fruit is sweet and juicy with a sprightly flavor. Heavy bearing tree with early fall harvest, ripens about 2 weeks after McIntosh. Pollenizer for Mutsu, Gravenstein, Winesap, Jonagold. 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required. Available on M111.
Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf Apple
Greenish yellow apple with red blush to full red color. Sweet, crisp, superb flavor, even in hot climates. Use fresh or cooked, good keeper. 8-10 ft. tree; smaller with pruning. Ripens in early September. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
Yellow Newton Pippin Apple - Semi-dwarf
Yellow-green, late, firm, crisp, slightly tart, superb flavor. Good keeper. Famous apple for cooking, excellent fresh or dried. Vigorous tree. Harvest when cheeks are yellowish-green, late Oct./early Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Braeburn Apple - Semi-dwarf
Superb new late season apple variety from New Zealand. Green with dark red blush; very crisp and tangy, excellent keeper. Ripens Oct.-Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Pink Pearl Apple - Semi-dwarf
Unusual pink fleshed, highly aromatic apple. Medium sized with cream and pale green skin, sometimes blushed red. Tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of picking. Good keeper. Makes colorful, tasty applesauce. Early, profuse pink blossoms in spring. Ripens early Oct. 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required. Available on M111.
Liberty Apple - Semi-dwarf
Outstanding, cold hardy, disease resistant apple; resists scab, rust, mildew, fireblight. Has crisp, rich, sprightly flavor. Skin solid red even in hot climates. Use fresh or cooked. Ripens in Sept. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful; interfruitful with Red Delicious, Empire, McIntosh. Available on M111.
Ashmead's Kernal Apple - Semi-dwarf
Widely regarded as one of the all-time best flavored apples. Small to medium-sized fruit with variable shape, often lopsided. Greenish to golden brown russet skin with reddish highlights. Creamy yellow flesh is aromatic, crisp and sweet. Fruit picked early is somewhat sharp and acidic, but mellows after a few weeks off the tree. Ripens after Red Delicious, about with Golden Delicious. Keeps 3-4 months. Used for dessert, cider and sauce. Resistant to powdery mildew, somewhat resistant to apple scab. Winter hardy tree, begins bearing at young age. From England, discovered in the early 1700's. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollenization. Available on M111.
4-N-1 Apple - Fuji, Gala, Mutsu, Jonagold
All four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
Red Delicious (Bisbee Spur) Apple - Semi-dwarf
Sweet, crisp, flavorful apple - perhaps the best Red Delicious. Small, compact tree. Good pollenizer for most other apples. Ripens in late August/early September. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Liberty, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious. Available on M111.
3-N-1 Apple - Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith
Three of these four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
4-N-1 Apple - Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith
These four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
Arkansas Black Spur Apple - Semi-dwarf
Large, late season apple with dark red skin. High quality even where summer nights are warm. For dessert and cooking. Ripens in Oct./Nov.; keeps many months. 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Mutsu (Crispin) Apple - Semi-dwarf
A favorite of connoisseurs and an apple sauce award winner. Crisp, flavorful, very large apple. Pick when green or wait until partly yellow. Good quality fruit even in hot areas. Large, vigorous tree resists powdery mildew. Ripens in Sept./Oct. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala. Available on M111.
White Winter Pearmain Apple - Semi-dwarf
Believed to be the oldest known English apple, dating back to 1200 A.D. High quality, all-purpose apple; an old favorite, especially for fresh use. Medium to large size with round to oval shape, pale yellow skin with dull red blush. Cream colored flesh is fine grained, crisp, juicy and aromatic with a rich, subacid to sprightly flavor. Healthy, vigorous, spreading, heavy bearing tree is widely adapted even to California's mild winter coastal climates. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. Ripens September/October. Good keeper. Approximately 400 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on M 111.
Winter Banana Apple - Semi-dwarf
Medium to large, round, attractive, pale yellow blushed pink apple with waxy finish. Crisp, tangy, juicy flesh is highly aromatic with a mild, banana-like flavor. Long-time favorite dessert apple in California's mild winter coastal climates. Good cider apple. Good keeper. Bears at a young age. Ripens mid to late September. 3-400 hours. Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollenized. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. Available on M111.
Gravenstein Apple - Semi-dwarf
Famous apple for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, tart. Fruit is large, round to slightly flattened, with greenish yellow, thin skin with red stripes. Early bloom, early harvest; ripens late July/early August. Pollenizer required--Empire, Fuji, Gala and Red Delicious are best. 500 hours or less. Available on M111.
Red Fuji (BC #2) Apple - Semi-dwarf
Redder skinned sport of Fuji. Medium sized with yellow-green base and an attractive red blush. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful apple; excellent keeper. Ripens in September/October with Fuji. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. Available on M111.
Golden Delicious Apple - Semi-dwarf
Crisp, sweet, top quality apple. Longtime favorite, reliable producer. Does well in many climates. Reported to be resistant to fireblight. Ripens in September. Pollenizer for Red Delicious, Winesap, Jonathan. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
4-N-1 Low Chill Apple
Anna, Fuji, Dorsett Golden and Gordon (all of these varieties) grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
3-N-1 Low Chill Apple
Anna, Fuji, Dorsett Golden and Gordon (three of these varieties) grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
Pettingill Apple - Semi-dwarf
Chance apple seedling discovered near Long Beach, California, and introduced in 1949. Large fruit with red over green skin. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a balance of sugar and acid. Large, vigorous, productive tree. Good keeper. Ripens late September to mid October in coastal southern California climates. Very low winter chilling requirement, about 100 hrs. Partially self-fruitful, better crops with Fuji, Gala, Braeburn or Mutsu as pollenizer. Available on M111.
Honeycrisp Miniature Apple
Remarkable new apple variety from Univ. of Minnesota. Large with red-orange blush over a yellow background. Fruit is sweet, crisp and juicy. Excellent for eating and cooking, very long storage life. Ripens late September to late October. NOT SUITABLE FOR HOT SUMMER CLIMATES! Partly self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 7197. Available on Gen.
Honeycrisp Apple - Semi-dwarf
Remarkable new apple variety from Univ. of Minnesota. Large with red-orange blush over a yellow background. Fruit is sweet, crisp and juicy. Excellent for eating and cooking, very long storage life. Ripens late September to late October. NOT SUITABLE FOR HOT SUMMER CLIMATES! Partly self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 7197. Available on M111.
Granny Smith Miniature Apple
From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose, very popular apple. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer; thrives in hot climates. Prolonged bloom; good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in Oct./Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Granny Smith Apple - Semi-dwarf
From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose, very popular apple. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer; thrives in hot climates. Prolonged bloom; good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in Oct./Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Dorsett Golden Apple - Semi-dwarf
Outstanding, medium to large, firm, very flavorful sweet apple for warm winter areas. Productive throughout southern California and Phoenix, Arizona. Also recommended as good early season apple for central California. Ripens in late June/July. Good pollenizer for Anna. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Fuji Apple - Standard
Recent introduction from Japan; now California's favorite apple. Sweet, crisp, very flavorful. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russetted. Ripens in mid to late September; excellent keeper. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Apple rootstock.
Anna Apple - Semi-dwarf
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in southern California and southern Arizona. Bears heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Use fresh or cooked. Keeps for two months in the refrigerator. Ripens in July. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Ein Shemer. Available on M111.
Pink Lady Apple - Semi-dwarf
New hot climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp with sweet-tart distinct flavor; good keeper. Skin is reddish pink over green; white flesh is fine grained and resists browning. Ripens in late Oct./early Nov., about three weeks after Fuji. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7880. Available on M111.