Heritage Apple Trees for Sale in New Zealand

Wairere Nursery in located in rural Waikato have a great range of Heritage Apples to choose from. These disease resistant, high health apple varieties really give meaning to the phrase "An apple a day keeps the Doctor away".Many Heritage apples show high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanins (anti-oxidants) essential for good health. Recent research has indicated that these components may be beneficial in the fight against cancer. The market driven desire for fruit that looks good and has a long shelf life has meant that we have often compromised on flavour and vigour. Heritage Apple varieties have survived through-out the centuries because they show excellent disease resistance, making them ideal for the organic home orchardist. Many are called 'russet' apples which refers rough texture of the skin. Superior in flavour, good for cooking and fresh eating and with excellent storing ability Heritage Apples are a gift from yesteryear aiding in our good health today.Check our web-site for some of these recommended old favourites,'Ballarat' and good old 'Granny Smith' from our Aussie neighbours, 'Egremont Russet' and 'Peasgood's Nonsuch' from the UK and 'Hetlina' and 'Gravenstein' from Europe. The 'Gravenstein' dates back to 1669 and hails from Denmark. A New Zealand recommended variety is the 'Freyberg' which dates from 1934. Your selection can be carefully packaged and freighted direct to your door or if you prefer pop along to the nursery at 826 Gordonton Road, Hamilton to have a chat about the best apple for your back yard. Harry and Lloyd will be happy to help and maybe share a recipe or two.


Apple Blenheim Orange MM106

A well known English heritage apple from 1740. Large, round, flat fruit with skin that is shaded orange-yellow. The yellow flesh is crisp, sweet, juicy and aromatic with a distinctive nutty flavour. Great for fresh eating or cooking.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Captain Kidd Kay MM106

A heritage apple that was selected in NZ. The fruit is streaked bright red and has some russeting. The flesh is sweet and juicy with a very good flavour. Reliable and regular crops that are ripe around March. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Merton Russet MM106

An English heritage apple dating back to 1921 noted for its russet brown, rough textured skin. The flesh is firm and crisp with a sweet flavour. Something different for your orchard. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Bramleys Seedling MM102

Triploid. A quintessentially English Heritage Apple being the first choice cooking apple in the UK since the 1800's. The fruit is large, flattish and green, flushed red. Firm light yellow flesh that is full of flavour. Ripe towards the end of autumn.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Bramleys Seedling M9

Triploid. A quintessentially English Heritage Apple being the first choice cooking apple in the UK since the 1800's. The fruit is large, flattish and green, flushed red. Firm light yellow flesh that is full of flavour. Ripe towards the end of autumn.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 2.5m x 2m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Hetlina MM106

This Heritage Apple from Europe is considered to be suitable for organic gardeners as it is particularly reliable and disease resistant. The medium sized fruit are ready in February-March and have green, blushed red skin. The flesh is crisp and firm with a high level of anti-oxidants. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Red Gravenstein MM102

Triploid. Heritage Apple. An early season apple that ripens in summer. The fruit are striped and are medium to large. The flesh is very crisp and juicy with a 'zingy' flavour, eat fresh or use for cooking. From the USA - 1908.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 2.5m x 2m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Roberts Stripe MM106

A heritage apple which, you guessed it, has very striped skin. The flesh is suitable for fresh eating or culinary purposes. The fruit matures about March. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Ballarat MM106

'Ballarat' is a heritage Apple from Australia dating back to the early 1900's. It bears large apples that are ripe towards the end of April. The fruit are green with a red blush and the cream flesh is lovely and juicy. A great apple for cooking - it stores very well too. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Golden Reinette MM106

Heritage Apple. An ancient variety from Europe that is worth growing for the historical interest alone. The skin is yellow with a strong flush of red and lightly russeted. A good eating apple or can be used for making cider. Good disease resistance. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Slack Ma Girdle M106

Heritage Apple. Medium sized flattish fruit with yellow-green skin with bright red streaks. The flesh is extremely sweet and tender and can be used for cooking fresh eating or cider blending.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Lobo

Heritage Apple. Originating from Canada in 1906 this apple has very large fruit that are pale yellow blushed bright red with just a little russeting. The flesh is crisp and tangy but gets sweeter with storage. Fabulous cooking apple that 'froths' well when stewed. Ripe about March.

Colour: White Pink
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Red Gravenstein MM106

Triploid. Heritage Apple. An early season apple that ripens in summer. The fruit are striped and are medium to large. The flesh is very crisp and juicy with a 'zingy' flavour, eat fresh or use for cooking. From the USA - 1908.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple 20 Ounce MM106

Heritage Apple. Well I guess it is no surprise that this apple is named because of it's size - 20 oz! That's 500grams or just plain big to you and me. Yellow skin striped red and firm juicy flesh with a tart taste. A favourite for cooking in the USA. Ripens in early autumn. Tip Bearer. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Hetlina M9

This Heritage Apple from Europe is considered to be suitable for organic gardeners as it is particularly reliable and disease resistant. The medium sized fruit are ready in February-March and have green, blushed red skin. The flesh is crisp and firm with a high level of anti-oxidants. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Compact
Height: 2.4m x 2.7m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Sturmer MM106

A medium sized heritage apple with green skin flushed yellow bronze. Good flavour with juicy, crisp yellow-green flesh. Leave on the tree as late as possible before picking - ripe around the end of autumn. Excellent for cider and cooking.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Dble Boskoop/Peasgood

Double graft apple. Boskoop-Firm, crisp and tart, full of flavour. Peasgood-An English heritage variety with huge, flat, highly coloured fruit with red stripes. Highly esteemed for culinary purposes. The flesh is firm, juicy and tart with the right blend of acid and sweet. Matures late summer to autumn. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Dble Kidds Orange/Sturmer

Double Graft Apple. Kidds Orange Red-Ripe in Feb/March, has a sweet aromatic flavour and a firm texture. The skin is orange yellow strongly flushed red. Sturmer-A medium sized heritage apple with green skin flushed yellow bronze. Good flavour with juicy, crisp yellow-green flesh. Ripe around the end of autumn. Excellent for cider and cooking. Deciduous.

Colour: Pink White
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Ballarat MM102

'Ballarat' is a heritage Apple from Australia dating back to the early 1900's. It bears large apples that are ripe towards the end of April. The fruit are green with a red blush and the cream flesh is lovely and juicy. A great apple for cooking - it stores very well too. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery

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