Apple Orchard

Apple Tree Nursery 

 We have a large selection of fruit trees which we graft on farm. We love collecting new and unique varieties, as well as working to preserve old varieties planted by early settlers on the Coast.

We don't have time to keep an updated inventory of all the varieties we have in stock, yet - check the table below for a list of all the varieties we might have. If there is something that you want send us a text or give us a call and we can check if we have it in our nursery. We can do small or large  orders (1- 500+ trees). If we don't have an apple variety you're looking for we can probably get it for next year. 

Call or text Jordan with questions at

778 882 5673

Pricing: (bulk discounts available)

$15 for freshly grafted trees in 1 gallon pot.

$25 for  1 year old whip in a 1 gallon pot.

$30 for 2 year old trees in a 1 gallon pot

$5 for rootstock (let us know the type you want)

$10 for a freshly grafted whip with the  variety of your choice as bareroot (no pot, so it needs to be put in the ground right away)

$30 to duplicate a heritage tree in your yard. Give Jordan a call (a cutting needs to be taken during the dormant winter period) Jordan - 778 882 5673

Tips on Using the Table Below:

1) Choose 2 varieties with the same Bloom Time. Most trees need a different pollinator variety planted close by - in order for this to happen the trees need to bloom at the same time. In commercial orchards, for example a Gala Orchard, 1 tree in 10 might be a crab apple that blooms at the same time in order to provide pollen to the Gala flowers.

2) If a tree is a Triploid, it won't pollinate other trees. Triploid means three sets of DNA, which as you can imagine is hard to divide in half in order to make viable gametes (pollen). 

3) Some trees are self-compatible, check the notes on the side of the table is this is what you're looking for. If you want a single tree only in your yard, there is the possibility that you have a neighbour with compatible tree, or we can graft a pollinator branch onto your tree.

4) Try Sorting Collumns in the table by your interest (eg. Sweet Apples, or Bloom Time)

Sunshine Coast Heritage Apples

Apples with this symbol (*) are unique varieties we have propagated from old trees growing in people's backyards on the Coast. As far as we know most of these trees were planted by early pioneers. When we can't determine if it is already a named variety, we have tried to name them appropriately - typically after the early settler who planted it or a local landmark. Do you have a great tasting old apple tree in your yard? Give us a shout and we can take a small cutting and propagate this tree, savings its potentially unique genetics. Below are a couple examples.

Stewart 

Named for Grandma Stewart of Henry Rd. This parent tree is at least 100 years old, and makes famous pies. We are very pleased to have saved these genetics. The apples are best for baking but also good eaten fresh. Similar to a Transparent apple, but much bigger!

 

Beauty of Davis Road

Named for the street on which this parent tree is located

Christmas Apple

A prolific, disease resistant red apple great for apple sauce and cider. Named for the Christmas family who have cared for this tree for decades.

Our Farmstand is on the corner of Henry and Russell Rd.

Jordan@GibsonsFarm.ca

call/text 778-882-5673

713 Henry Rd. Gibsons, BC

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