Tom Brown | Clemmons, NC | (336) 766-5842

Tentative Apple Trees for Sale for Fall 2015

We are sold out until Fall 2015. Please check back with us in July, 2015.

Apple trees are $20 each.  In order to get even more great apple varieties back into circulation, the trees are only $15 each if Tom selects 50% or more of the trees for a customer’s order (this helps to get more great apple varieties back into circulation). The trees are on EMLA-111 and 106 rootstock; a smaller number of others are on M-7 and Bud-9 rootstock.

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    Tom Brown
    7335 Bullard Road
    Clemmons, NC 27012

You can help the heritage apple search and preservation effort by purchasing some of Tom Brown’s apple trees.  In purchasing some of these great heritage trees, you will be establishing a “mini preservation orchard” at your home and the proceeds of any sales will help fund Tom’s effort to find additional lost apple varieties.

In addition to the apples listed below, we have about 100 other apple varieties for Fall sale in very limited quantities. Please let us know what varieties you need or describe the apple characteristics you most value or let Tom select some great apple trees for you.

Tentative Apple Trees for Sale Fall 2015

Adam & Eve---very large (one of the largest apples), slightly flattened with ribbed bottom, greenish-yellow with some red, slightly tart, ripe September, from Wilkes County, NC.

Banana---large to very large, globular, yellow with a red blush, juicy, from an immense old tree laying down on the ground, ripe October, found in Alleghany Co., NC.

Bart---medium, slightly flattened, red & green, tart, for jelly and applesauce, ripe September, a very old apple found in northeastern Georgia and central Tennessee.

Beauty of the World---large, round and very slightly pointed, blushed and striped with an attractive red, juicy and slightly tart, ripe October in Yancey Co., NC.

Betsy Deaton---large round, beautifully colored with red, delightfully tart taste, ripe late September.  A great local apple found in Yancey and Mitchell Counties, NC.

Blacktwig---large, somewhat flattened, red with some greenish-yellow, mildly tart, ripe October; found in Alexander Co., NC.

Blush Pippin---medium to large, slightly elongated, lemon yellow, with a bright pink blush, firm, tart, prominent dots on skin, ripe October (similar to the Yellow Pippin, which is less colorful).

Brushy Mountain Limbertwig---medium, slightly flattened, green mostly covered with red & with small rusty spots, dense flesh, mildly tart, ripe very late, the famous apple from Wilkes and Alexander Co., NC.

Camack Sweet---medium-large, round to slightly elongated, light whitish-yellow with some occasional red blush, slightly sweet, ripe late, a good keeper, from Haywood County, NC.

Crow Egg---a dull red apple with a unique pointed shape, medium sized, favored for fresh eating; old trees can still be found in western Yancey and eastern Madison Cos., NC; also occasionally found further north into Virginia.

Dula Beauty---large to very large, round and slightly flattened, dull dark red, mildly tart, ripe in October, from Caldwell & Wilkes County, NC.

Early Transparent---medium-large, slightly flattened, greenish-yellow to light yellow, almost translucent when very ripe, juicy, great all-round apple, tart, ripe July, found in Wilkes Co., NC.

Fallawater---an immense greenish yellow general purpose cooking apple; tart, firm, widely distributed, but especially found from Grayson Co., VA to Avery Co., NC.

Fleming---medium-large, round, yellow with red stripes, tender & juicy, mildly tart, ripe September, from Alexander County, NC.

Hall---southern nurseries widely sold this great tasting apple which is smaller and a late good keeper, green with red; this apple had been most frequently mentioned in Tennessee at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I finally found a tree in Alexander Co., NC.

Jellyflower Sweet---a truly wonderful apple with a wonderful name; very large, conical, light golden yellow, almost sweet, ripe October, for general purpose usage; found in Haywood Co., NC, also mentioned in Jackson Co., NC.

June Pink---medium-large, slightly flattened, red blushed, mildly tart, ripe the month of July.

Limbertwig---medium, round to slightly oblong, red and green, hard, tart, ripe October, a local Limbertwig variety in Yancey County, NC.

Magnum Bonum---medium, slightly oblate, red with yellow background, mildly tart, great flavor, ripe late September, found in Wilkes Co., NC.  This apple is the perfect size for a snack.

Mommie---large, round, yellow & light red, slightly tart, ripe late September, from western Yancey County, NC.

Mountain Boomer---large to very large, round, light yellow, juicy, slightly tart, ripe September; scattered trees of this rare variety have been found in at least five North Carolina and Tennessee mountain counties.

Ohio Sweet---medium, round, light whitish yellow, prominent dots, slightly sweet, ripe late August; these apples were in Wilkes Co., NC and also further north in Grayson Co., VA.

Pound Royal---large to very large, round, greenish yellow, mildly tart, juicy, ripe late July to early August, from eastern Kentucky.

Red Buckingham---medium-large, slightly flattened, a beautiful bright red blush with prominent light dots, slightly tart, ripe early September in Wilkes Co., NC.

Red June---medium, slightly flattened, having a beautiful red blush, white flesh is moderately tart, ripe in July.  Every county had a version of the "Red June"; this one is from Jackson Co., NC.

Red Kane---large, round and very slightly conical, red striped & blushed, slightly conical, ripe September, good drying apple; found in a Wilkes Co. orchard with nine trees, all different rare varieties.

Rome (Old Fashion)---large to very large, slightly flattened, red striped over green, tart, ripe in October, from Macon Co., NC.  Trees of the Rome bloom later and thus often miss late frosts.

Royal Limbertwig---medium-large, flattened, green with prominent dots and a little red blush, tart, a great winter keeper, ripe in October; a prominent apple in Wilkes Co., NC and also found in Patrick Co., VA.  There is another apple found further west in North Carolina and northern Georgia which is redder and slightly taller and is named the Red Royal Limbertwig.

Rusty Coat---medium, flattened, almost totally covered with russet, tart, ripe October, a good keeper, some apples hang on until February; from Catawba County, NC.

Sheepnose---medium, elongated, dull red, slightly dry with a great taste, ripe September-October.  Sheepnose is a generic name for any elongated apple; this one was found in Macon, Co., NC.

Stayman Winesap---large, round, green mostly covered with red, juicy, an old Southern favorite ripe in October.  The apples from a Stayman tree were used to make vinegar in Yancey Co., NC.

Summer Rambo---an old southern favorite, a large apple, slightly flattened, green with red stripes, tart, ripe August.  Found near Fancy Gap, VA grafted into a Vanilla Pippin apple tree.

Taylor Sweet---medium, slightly flattened, whitish-yellow, thin skin, slightly sweet, ripe in August, found in northwestern Yancey Co., NC.

Virginia Beauty---medium to large, round and slightly conical, dark blackish red with prominent russet around the stem, mildly tart, ripe October.  This is the favorite apple of many people.

Walker's Favorite---large, round and slightly conical, whitish yellow, juicy, a great all-round apple, ripe early September; a great seedling tree from Yancey Co., NC.

White Buckingham---large to very large, slightly flattened to flattened, greenish yellow with occasional blush, tart, ripe late August, a wonderful all-round summer cooking apple.

Winter Banana---medium-large, slightly flattened, bright red on yellow, one of the most strikingly beautiful apples, tart, ripe October, found in Carter Co., TN.

Wolf River---large to very large, slightly flattened to flattened, greenish yellow half covered wit red, tart, ripe September, especially good for making apple butter.

World's Best---a favorite apple in Graham Co., NC for all-round use, large, somewhat flattened, green with red stripes, tart, ripe late September; also mentioned northeast of Fancy Gap, VA.

Yellow Pippin---medium, elongated, dull yellow, tart, hard, ripe late, a great winter keeper from Madison & Yancey Counties, NC.

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