Where to buy apple trees that grow tall?

chilipete(7)October 19, 2012

Hi,

I was hoping to order an apple tree for fall planting. I want one that will grow huge. My grandmother had one when I was a kid that we used to climb on every summer. It was probably around 30 feet tall. I would like to order one that would eventually grow that tall, but every online source I can find only sells dwarf and semidwarf varieties. Do you know of any reliable sources that sell standard variety apple trees? I am not too concerned about what type of apple it is.

Thanks

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goyo626 S.Cal.8b/SZ20

Bay laurel nursery shows they sell 3 apples on standard rootstock (Burgundy, fuji, and gala).

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 7:01PM
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glib(5.5)

Cummins sells apples on seedling rootstock. If you choose a vigorous variety it will help. Here a Northern Spy on seedling will grow to 45 ft.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 9:26PM
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sautesmom

Greenmantle also sells apples on seedling rootstock.

Carla in Sac

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.greenmantlenursery.com/fruit/apple-roostocks.htm

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 3:13PM
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windfall_rob(vt4)

fedco trees and saint lawrence nurseries both have extensive selections on seedling rootstock

Also anyone you see using bud 118 will be a pretty big tree

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 6:36PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

What are they using as seedling rootstock? Grab a Red Delicious and plant the seed?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 8:43PM
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pokeberry(z7 GA)

If you want a standard size tree I would take a drive to Ball Ground GA. and see Mr Lawson. he is one of the expert on heirloom apples and has one of the largest collection in georgia. if you are planting just one tree have him custom graft a tree with different varieties for pollinating. Lawson's Nursery
(770) 893-2141
2730 Yellow Creek Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 12:47PM
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pokeberry(z7 GA)

Cumberland valley Nurseries in McMinnville Tennessee is another good source for standard trees. very great prices $6.00 up but they have a min order of a $100 . adress is P.O. box 471 McMinnville Tennessee 37111 1-800-492-0022

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 12:54PM
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