Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees

Hubbardston Nonsuch apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Hubbardston Nonsuch is an heirloom late-season apple with a strong and somewhat aromatic flavor.

As the name suggests this apple is from the town of Hubbardston in Massachusetts, and is sometimes known as Hubbardston Nonesuch. Although "Nonsuch" may appear rather self-deprecating to us today, its meaning in the 19th century is perhaps better understood from its commonly-used French translation - "Nonpareil", meaning "unequalled".

Hubbardston Nonsuch is essentially a green / orange-flushed apple, but the coloring is highly variable and it can readily become a solid dark red in climates with cold fall nights.

Last orders for delivery to reach us by 30th April

Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Hubbardston Nonsuch


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Canker: Some susceptibility?
  • Scab: Very resistant?



  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters

Pollination guide for Hubbardston Nonsuch

Hubbardston Nonsuch is in flowering group 4. Hubbardston Nonsuch is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

Historical details

Hubbardston, Massachusetts. First recorded in the 1830s but of unknown origins.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Hubbardston Nonsuch'