Deliciously crisp red apples from your own tree! You’ve probably heard that nothing beats the taste of homegrown apples. “It’s just all hype”, you probably say to yourself. Well, isn’t it about time that you give in to the hype and see for yourself? Empire Apple Trees are easy to grow, easy to care for and especially easy to enjoy. This cross between a classic Macintosh and a flavorful Red Delicious was first developed in the 1940’s and then brought to mass production in the 1960’s. Empire has the best characteristics of both apples and has delighted generations of backyard gardeners.Besides the longer lasting fruit and sweeter taste you get from growing your own apples, you also get the added comfort of knowing just what did (or didn’t) go into that apple before it found its way to your family’s table. Getting an Empire apple tree from Nature Hills is an investment in your family’s healthy future.Some of the benefits of this tree are the crimson red skin and dove-white flesh that makes an apple so desirable. And let’s not forget “that taste”. You know the one we mean. That sweet, desserty taste that you long for when eating an apple fresh out of hand. Many people will argue that Empire even improves on the dessert-wine taste and scent that Macintosh’s are so famous for. It only grows to 16 feet tall and wide so it is the perfect size for an urban or suburban garden. It is ideal for planting under power lines or other tough-to-plant locations. It needs full sun and cool autumn nights for optimal growth and you can increase your fall yield if you plant another apple variety close by to help pollination. Also plan to thin out the crop each year to get bigger and better apples. (Like most Macintosh offspring, it is happy to set many, many little apples for you if you let it.) We are proud to deliver the highest quality plants. Empire Apple Tress are no exception. Order yours now before they sell out!* Rich red fruit with crisp white flesh* Easy care and problem-free* Compact Tree* Delicious taste and smellt.
An Apple Big Enough to Make a Pie?The distinguishing feature of this superior apple is its size. Its 5-inch diameter, and weight of up to a pound, will create quite a sight on your tree–and be even more impressive on your plate. In fact, people often say that you can make a pie with just one apple! Wolf River is also a beautiful apple, with a stunning, magenta blush against its yellow/green background and creamy white flesh. It has a sweet/tart flavor and holds its shape well with cooking. Wolf River is beloved for its use as a cooking apple, so you can use it in a variety of culinary delights.Your Wolf River apple tree will reach heights of 12-15 feet. It’s a productive tree that will provide its luscious harvest in late September/early October. Wolf River has a spreading growth habit, but is considered quite sturdy as well as hardy and long-lived.If you enjoy apples, Wolf River is a great choice. Not only is it an excellent apple for eating and cooking, but it’s also a bit of a conversation piece. Friends and neighbors are sure to be impressed with the size of these apples, so they’re not only useful, but fun as well.* Large apples * Cold hardy * Disease resistant * Adaptable to a variety of soils.
One of the Juciest Apples You’ll Ever Enjoy!The Winesap apple is an old apple variety whose history dates from the 1700s, but further developed in the 1800s’. It is still one of the leading strains being grown in the US. Also knowns a StaymanWinesap, these apples are good for eating, juice, and baking. It is considered on of the juciest apples and this all-purpose apple has good keeping qualities. The red blooms in early spring are stunning.The fruit is good sized. The flesh is very juicy and tart yellow and tinged with red and russet dots, sometimes red veins run through it. It is a firm, rather coarse, moderately crisp apple with a sprightly, medium acid, tart taste. It is disease resistant.Winesap apple pollination: Suggested pollinators are Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji and Gala. It can be kept in cold storage for up to 3 months.* Yellow Fruit with a Red Blush* Small, Tart, Crisp Taste* Red Blooms in Spring.
The Perfect Blend of Modern and Old FashionedThe Gala Apple Tree (Malus ‘Gala’) produces a delicious snacking apple that is quickly becoming a favorite in grocery stores. It’s an attractive flowering tree with irresistible fruit. You will be delighted when your Gala bursts to life in spring. The beautiful pink buds will open to reveal snowy white flowers, a sure sign that your tree is well on its way to producing fruit.Throughout the summer the Gala apples mature to a bright overall red color, with bold red stripes over a yellow-green background. The fruit is firm, juicy and sweet with a slight tart flavor. The Gala Apple Trees fruit young and ripen early. You can start harvesting your apples as early as August, and continue through the fall. Soon your tree should start producing bushels of apples, plenty to share with family and friends.Although the Gala apple is popular for their large, crisp fruit, they also resist bruising and can be stored up to six months. This means you could be eating fresh, home-grown apples as late as February and March. What a treat for you and your family.For larger harvests we recommend planting your Gala Apple Tree with a pollinator. Good choices for cross pollination would be our Braeburn, McIntosh and Pink Lady apple trees.The Gala Apple Tree is an easy to grow, adaptable tree that matures quickly. The apples are highly coveted for pies and sauces, and the tree itself would be an attractive addition to any yard.* Yellow Green Apple with Red Stripes* Extended Ripening* Stores Up To 6 MonthsRecommended pollinators: Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious.
Outstanding Color and FlavorArkansas Black Apple Tree is a late-maturing apple tree. One would be an outstanding addition to your yard in any sunny location where you can view it from one of your home’s windows…as you won’t want to miss a moment of your tempting harvest’s development.Your Arkansas Black Apple tree is not only a lovely and hardy tree, but it also produces a substantial harvest of succulent, sweet apples. The decorative effect of the dark red apples against the vibrant green of the foliage is not to be missed! Each round, medium-sized apple is such a deep red as to appear almost black, especially when stored. The firm skin shines purple-red in the sunlight and tends to persist on the tree into the fall, making it a favorite of wildlife.As an eating apple, few can compare to the Arkansas Black. Exquisite directly from the tree, or used in a variety of dishes, the crisp, white/yellow flesh is superb. With a sweet/tart flavor in a firm yet juicy texture, your Arkansas Black Apple is a treat for the senses. Especially prized for its aromatic nature, it also lends itself well to ciders and applesauce. Arkansas Black has an excellent storage life, affording you many months of enjoyment.A semi-dwarf tree, your Arkansas Black will grow to about 20 feet in height. It’s quite hardy and vigorous, with particular resistance to Cedar Apple Rust. It has very good heat and humidity tolerance and is even somewhat drought tolerant once established. Arkansas Black is adaptable to a variety of soil types and has very good overall disease resistance. Although self-fertile, the Arkansas Black does best with a pollinator in order to bear fruit. Golden Delicious Apple, Granny Smith Apple would be good choices as companion trees. Whether planting just one or an entire orchard, you’re sure to enjoy the Arkansas Black Apple.* High quality eating and cooking apple * Good storage * Decorative fruit * Spicy Flavor with High AcidRecommended pollinators: Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp.
Grow one of the best-selling apples on the market in your own yard!Have you had the pleasure of biting into a Honeycrisp apple bought at your local market? The thought of that sweet tang and solid crunch is probably making your mouth water right now.Now imagine how that apple would taste fresh from your own tree. Sweeter, juicier, firmer and just plain better! Plus you have the added comfort of knowing just what went into (or didn’t go into!) that apple before it goes on your family’s table.The Honeycrisp apple is consistently one of the best-selling apples on the market and the price and availability often reflect that. Getting a Honeycrisp apple tree from Nature Hills is a healthy investment in your family’s future.Some of the benefits of this tree are that the round yellow fruit with a red blush ripen in September and don’t immediately drop when ripe, so you can take your time in picking them.It only grows to 20 feet and spreads an equal distance so it is the perfect size for an urban or suburban garden. Its low canopy makes it ideal for planting under power lines or in other such troublesome locations.It needs full sun for optimal growth and you can increase your fall yield if you plant another variety close by to aid in pollination. Suggested pollinators are Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh and Red Delicious. It is not pollinated by Gravenstein.We take pride in delivering the highest quality plants with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage. Our Honeycrisp apple trees are always in high demand. Order now before they sell out!* Round Yellow Fruit with a Red Blush * Prolonged Ripening * Compact Tree.
Cold-Hardy, Early ApplesYellow Transparent Apple Tree is a deciduous, fruit-producing tree that was imported from Russia in 1870 and is widely grown in the northern states. Plant one in your backyard where it will be visible from a patio or window so you can enjoy watching your harvest grow.Your Yellow Transparent Apple Tree is a delight, with yellow-hued bark, and pink or white flowers appearing in early spring. It’s not long before the apples follow, their skin a clear yellow-green to yellow-white amid the lush, green foliage. The flesh of the Yellow Transparent Apple is tender white, with a juicy and mildly-acidic flavor that makes it a favorite for homemade applesauce and other culinary delights. Yellow Transparent will provide you with an early harvest, the apples ripening in early July, so it’s a great choice to plant amid other, late-maturity varieties. You can harvest the apples at their peek or pick some before maturity for better storage life.Yellow Transparent Apple Tree is a very upright, precocious and productive tree. Therefore, it’s also a heavy producer. It’s scab resistant as well, and considered relatively disease resistant. One of the Yellow Transparent’s prized features is that it’s very cold hardy (thus a favorite in northern climates). You can’t go wrong with a Yellow Transparent Apple Tree in your yard, especially if you live in a northern locale. It’s a lovely tree that will provide you with delicious fruit early in the season…and for years to come.* Excellent fruit * Spring display * Early ripening harvest * Cold hardyRecommended pollinators: Granny Smith, McIntosh, Pink Lady.
Distinctive Tart FlavorThe Gravenstein originated in Denmark where it was used for brandy production, apple cider, apple sauce, and as a cooking apple.Firm, snappy, light green with red stripes and a wonderful distinctive flavor. Gravenstein Apple (Red Gravenstein) is an improved strain of the old favorite cooking apple with darker red stripes. It has an excellent tart flavor and famous for sauces, baking and fresh use. Pick the apples frequently because of uneven ripening. This can be somewhat controlled by heavy pruning.The Red Gravenstein is a hardy variety and can withstand difficult conditions.* Light Green with Red Striped Fruit* Distinctive Flavor* Prolonged Picking SeasonRecommended pollinators: McIntosh, Yellow Transparent, Red Jonathon.
Grow Your Own Apples Anywhere! Few things are as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, few of us have space in our yards for an apple orchard, or even an apple tree.“Tasty Red Urban Apple” (Malus domestica x ‘UEB 3449-1’) is going to change that! This is not your typical apple tree. It grows 8 to 10 feet tall but only 2 feet wide. You read that right – only 2 feet wide. That means that this tree is perfectly sized for urban gardens. It grows well in a bed and excels in a large container.In the spring the ramrod straight branches are covered in romantic, sweet-scented apple blossoms. In the fall they are covered in full-sized delicious apples nestled along the limbs like Brussels sprouts. Imagine being able to pick full-sized apples straight from your patio or balcony!This isn’t some apple-pie-in-the-sky dream either. These apples will grow the first year you plant the tree and only have higher yields every year after that! (These beauties need a pollinator so plant “Tasty Red” with its sister “Tangy Green Urban Apple” in twin containers on the patio, flanking the entrance or in the garden bed. You’ll double the yield and double the fun!)It’s hard to believe but totally true. You can grow apples in any sized garden – even on your balcony – with the new Urban Apples.Order yours today and see for yourself!* Very easy care* Only 2 feet wide!* No pruning needed* Full-sized, sweet, juicy apples* Spring flowers.
Apple pie from your own tree! Ok. We’ll admit it. It looks a little weird. Apples growing along the limbs of a tree that is only 2 feet wide. But once you see it…and then taste it…you’ll see how ingenious the new Tangy Green Urban Apple really is!“Tangy Green Urban Columnar Apple” (Malus x domestica ‘AK – 98’) is the solution to having normal sized apples in smaller urban gardens, on balconies and even in pots. Only growing 8 to 10 feet tall and 2 feet wide, Tangy Green gives huge apple yields in about a square foot. This makes it perfect for containers and small spaces.You’ll have beautifully romantic apple blossoms in the spring followed by full-sized tart green baking apples in the fall, so plant these petite trees where you can enjoy the flowers and fruit easily.Tangy Green will grow and set fruit the first year you plant it and only have higher yields year after year! (For best crops a pollinator is needed so plant “Tangy Green” with its sister “Tasty Red Urban Apple” in containers on the patio, by the front door or in your urban orchard. Double the yield, double the fun!)Embrace the weird! Grow full-sized apples in any sized garden – even on your balcony – with the new Urban Apples.Order yours today and see what the buzz it about!* Very easy care* Only 2 feet wide!* No pruning needed * Full-sized tart green apples* Spring flowers.