Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees

Hubbardston Nonsuch
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

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.

Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees bare-root
G.11, G.16 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Hubbardston Nonsuch apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


Pollination

Historical details

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

Hubbardston Nonsuch characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Canker: Some susceptibility
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

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