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Orange Pippin Trees USA logoSpecialist fruit trees for your orchard or back-yard

Apple trees for the northern states

Apple varieties which are suitable for growing in the colder climates of the northern states.

  • Antonovka

    Antonovka apple tree
    Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Black Oxford

    Black Oxford apple tree
    A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Chestnut Crab

    Chestnut Crab apple tree
    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Cortland

    Cortland apple tree
    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plat apple tree
    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 6
  • Dolgo

    Dolgo apple tree
    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Duchess of Oldenburg

    Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree
    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet apple tree
    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Empire

    Empire apple tree
    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Fameuse

    Fameuse apple tree
    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Fuji (early)

    Early ripening forms of the Fuji apple variety.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Golden Russet

    Golden Russet apple tree
    Best seller
    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Haralson

    Haralson apple tree
    Haralson is a great all-round backyard apple variety, disease-resistant and cold-hardy.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp apple tree
    Best seller
    Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Hubbardston Nonsuch

    Hubbardston Nonsuch apple tree
    An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Hudson's Golden Gem

    Hudson's Golden Gem apple tree
    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Idared

    Idared apple tree
    A popular and versatile apple, especially good for juicing, and an exceptional keeper.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Karmijn de Sonnaville

    Karmijn de Sonnaville apple tree
    A rare Cox-style apple from the Netherlands, with the potential for very good flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Keepsake

    Keepsake apple tree
    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • King of Tompkins County

    King of Tompkins County apple tree
    An heirloom apple from New York state, primarily used for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Macoun

    Macoun apple tree
    Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Margil

    Margil apple tree
    An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • McIntosh

    McIntosh apple tree
    A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Northern Spy

    Northern Spy apple tree
    Best seller
    Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 5
  • Novaspy

    Novaspy apple tree
    An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Redfree

    Redfree apple tree
    A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Regent

    Regent apple tree
    Regent is a large attractive late-season eating apple with a juicy crisp flesh and a sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Rhode Island Greening

    Rhode Island Greening apple tree
    Rhode Island Greening is a well-regarded American heirloom variety, particularly good for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Roxbury Russet

    Roxbury Russet apple tree
    Best seller
    Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Slavyanka

    Slavyanka apple tree
    Slavyanka is a cold-hardy late-season eating apple from Russia.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • SnowSweet®

    SnowSweet apple tree
    A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Spartan

    Spartan apple tree
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Spitzenburg

    Spitzenburg apple tree
    Best seller
    Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favorite of Thomas Jefferson.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Sunrise

    Sunrise apple tree
    Sunrise is a bright red-flushed Canadian apple with a soft flesh and sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet Sixteen apple tree
    Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • TriumphTM

    Also known as MN80, Triumph is a new release from the well-regarded University of Minnesota apple breeding program.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Tydeman's Late Orange

    Tydeman's Late Orange apple tree
    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Wealthy

    Wealthy apple tree
    Wealthy is a dual-purpose apple, with an excellent reputation for cold-hardiness.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Wickson Crab

    Wickson Crab apple tree
    Best seller
    Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
  • Winter Banana

    Winter Banana apple tree
    A good quality American apple variety named for its faint banana-like flavor.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
  • Wolf River

    Wolf River apple tree
    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
  • Yellow Transparent

    Yellow Transparent apple tree
    A traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2