Heritage Fruit Trees for Sale in New Zealand

If you are looking for Heritage Fruit Trees for your garden or orchard there is a great selection to choose from at Wairere Nursery. Apples, Pears, Plums and Peaches, Citrus, Nut Trees, Grapes, Berries and Brambles.In recent times there has been a resurgence of interest in Heritage fruit varieties as they have well and truly survived the test of time. Many Heritage fruits don't need fussing over or extra pampering and will produce good crops without the need to spray with chemicals. Scientific research has proven that many of the fruits grown by our forebears have high levels of anti-oxidants and are valued for their health giving properties. Yes Grand-Ma was right when she said "An apple a day keeps the Doctor away" as long as it was the right apple!Browse through our range on our secure web-site and your selection and be carefully packaged and freighted direct to your door anywhere in New Zealand. If you prefer pop along to the nursery at 826 Gordonton Rd, Hamilton and Harry and Lloyd can talk to you about all their favourite varieties.


Apple Belle De Boskoop MM106

Heritage Apple with large, russeted, yellow fruit blushed red. Very popular for cooking as it has a great tangy flavour but also can be eaten fresh. Considered one of the best apples for making sauce. Ripens towards the end of autumn.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Captain Kidd Kay MM106

A heritage apple that was selected in NZ. The fruit is streaked bright red and has some russeting. The flesh is sweet and juicy with a very good flavour. Reliable and regular crops that are ripe around March. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Merton Russet MM106

An English heritage apple dating back to 1921 noted for its russet brown, rough textured skin. The flesh is firm and crisp with a sweet flavour. Something different for your orchard. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Northern Spy MM106

This large and handsome heritage apple has yellow skin that is heavily splashed with red. Excellent flavour with slightly yellow flesh that is crisp and juicy. Great for cooking as well as fresh eating. Stores well and once established requires very little attention. A good apple indeed. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Cherry Lapins

Sweet Cherry. This heritage variety of Cherry has large firm dark red fruit that are sweet and juicy. Good resistance to skin splitting and a reliable producer. Self fertile. Deciduous.

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Plum Reine Claude De Bavay

This European Greengage plum is widely grown in France but is actually a heritage plum from Belgium dating back to 1832. The attractive green fruit is full of flavour and highly aromatic. Heavy and reliable crops. Culinary plum par excellence. Self fertile. Plant in a sunny spot. Delightful and deciduous.

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Ballarat

'Ballarat' is a heritage Apple from Australia dating back to the early 1900's. It bears large apples that are ripe towards the end of April. The fruit are green with a red blush and the cream flesh is lovely and juicy. A great apple for cooking - it stores very well too. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Bramleys Seedling MM102

Triploid. A quintessentially English Heritage Apple being the first choice cooking apple in the UK since the 1800's. The fruit is large, flattish and green, flushed red. Firm light yellow flesh that is full of flavour. Ripe towards the end of autumn.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Irish Peach MM106

Heritage Apple. Originating from Ireland in 1820, 'Irish Peach' (yes an apple called Peach!) ripens early in summer. The skin is green with faint red stripes and the flesh is high quality with a very good flavour. This apple will not store well and is best eaten straight from the tree. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Hetlina MM106

This Heritage Apple from Europe is considered to be suitable for organic gardeners as it is particularly reliable and disease resistant. The medium sized fruit are ready in February-March and have green, blushed red skin. The flesh is crisp and firm with a high level of anti-oxidants. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Red Gravenstein MM102

Triploid. Heritage Apple. An early season apple that ripens in summer. The fruit are striped and are medium to large. The flesh is very crisp and juicy with a 'zingy' flavour, eat fresh or use for cooking. From the USA - 1908.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 2.5m x 2m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Pear Belle De Jumet Dwf

This extremely juicy and deliciously sweet heritage pear ripens in late January. Originating from Belgium it is valued for its high yield of fruit and the fact that it is self pollinating. Pale gold skin and white flesh that just melts in your mouth. Suitable for smaller gardens. Deciduous.

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Height: 3m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Roberts Stripe MM106

A heritage apple which, you guessed it, has very striped skin. The flesh is suitable for fresh eating or culinary purposes. The fruit matures about March. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Ballarat MM106

'Ballarat' is a heritage Apple from Australia dating back to the early 1900's. It bears large apples that are ripe towards the end of April. The fruit are green with a red blush and the cream flesh is lovely and juicy. A great apple for cooking - it stores very well too. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Dayton MM106

A medium sized, red, Heritage apple that is crisp and juicy with a mild tart flavour. Excellent eating apple. Very resistant to pests and diseases therefore requiring less maintenance and suitable for organic growing. Fruit matures around February-March. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Egremont Russett MM106

A heritage apple from 1872. A classic russet, with a very rich, sweet, nutty flavour. Distinctive, thick, olive green-brown skin. The flesh is cream tinged with green. Ripe around March. This apple has a Certificate of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Grape Matakana Gold

Heritage Grape. Rediscovered and recently re-leased to the market this delicious golden table grape is full of mouth-watering goodness. A hardy and vigorous variety that will produce abundant crops ripe around March. Plant in a sunny sheltered position. Deciduous.

Habit: Climbing
Height: Climber


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Apple Peasgood Nonsuch MM106

An English heritage variety with huge, flat, highly coloured fruit with red stripes. Highly esteemed for culinary purposes. The flesh is firm, juicy and tart with the right blend of acid and sweet. When stewed the flesh breaks down to a 'froth'. Matures late summer to autumn. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Priscilla MM106

A Heritage apple with light yellow skin with a strong red blush. Crisp and juicy flesh with a good flavour. Priscilla ripens around February-March and will hold on the tree well to be picked as required. A vigorous grower that is resistant to apple 'black spot'.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Fig Omapere

The name of this Fig is an indication of its heritage as it is an old variety discovered near Omapere in the Hokianaga district. Medium sized fruit with green skin and delicious red flesh. Plant in a well drained sunny spot in nice loamy soil for best results. Deciduous.

Habit: Upright
Height: 5m x 4m


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Apple Cameusa de llObregrate MM106

Heritage Apple. A large and attractive apple with yellow-green skin strongly over-laid with red. The flesh is particularly nice for use in desserts. A vigorous apple that generally shows good disease resistance and keeps well once picked. The fruit ripens in autumn. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Golden Reinette MM106

Heritage Apple. An ancient variety from Europe that is worth growing for the historical interest alone. The skin is yellow with a strong flush of red and lightly russeted. A good eating apple or can be used for making cider. Good disease resistance. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Reinette Du Canada MM106

Triploid. Heritage apple from France that dates back to 1771. It ripens very late in the season and stores exceptionally well. The dull green skin is often russeted. The creamy white flesh is firm, juicy, with a spicy flavour. Excellent dessert apple.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Vailles Early MM106

Heritage Apple. This apple's main feature would be the fact that it ripens as early as December. The skin is yellow blushed red and the flesh is crisp with a sweet flavour. Has been grown in NZ for over 150 years. Generally a healthy grower. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Kingston Black MM106

Heritage Apple. Now if you like Cider and why wouldn't you then this apple is a 'must have'. Valued for producing a slow-fermenting, full-bodied, quality 'hard' cider. The fruit are small, dark and maroon in colour with a 'bittersharp' flavour. Note this is not an eating apple. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Slack Ma Girdle M106

Heritage Apple. Medium sized flattish fruit with yellow-green skin with bright red streaks. The flesh is extremely sweet and tender and can be used for cooking fresh eating or cider blending.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Sweet Alford MM106

Heritage Apple. This apple mainly used in Cider making has small pale yellow fruit that are blushed with pink. The high quality flesh is sweet and juicy. Originates from Devon. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Tom Putt MM106

Triploid. Heritage Cider Apple. English Apple dating back to the late 1700's.The fruit ripen in autumn and are large with a flattish appearance. The skin is green flushed red, flesh is firm and quite sharp in flavour. Superb for cooking and making Cider.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Lobo

Heritage Apple. Originating from Canada in 1906 this apple has very large fruit that are pale yellow blushed bright red with just a little russeting. The flesh is crisp and tangy but gets sweeter with storage. Fabulous cooking apple that 'froths' well when stewed. Ripe about March.

Colour: White Pink
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Red Gravenstein MM106

Triploid. Heritage Apple. An early season apple that ripens in summer. The fruit are striped and are medium to large. The flesh is very crisp and juicy with a 'zingy' flavour, eat fresh or use for cooking. From the USA - 1908.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple 20 Ounce MM106

Heritage Apple. Well I guess it is no surprise that this apple is named because of it's size - 20 oz! That's 500grams or just plain big to you and me. Yellow skin striped red and firm juicy flesh with a tart taste. A favourite for cooking in the USA. Ripens in early autumn. Tip Bearer. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 4m x 4m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Sturmer MM106

A medium sized heritage apple with green skin flushed yellow bronze. Good flavour with juicy, crisp yellow-green flesh. Leave on the tree as late as possible before picking - ripe around the end of autumn. Excellent for cider and cooking.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Rhubarb Victoria

A vigorous Heritage Rhubarb with healthy, strong upright growth. The stems are broad with quite a bit of green shading on the red stalks. Good flavour and produces well. Plant in humus rich soil that does not completely dry out in summer and feed regularly with organic matter. Perennial.

Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Height: 0.3m x 0.3m


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Apple Mother In Law MM106

Heritage Apple. Popular for Cider making due to its sharp taste. Green-bronze skin with a red blush ripening around March-April. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Mother

An excellent heritage apple dating back to 1844. Highly recommended for every fruit connoisseur's garden. Red skin, flesh with a sweet perfumed and distinct flavour. Deciduous. RHS AGM.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Dble Boskoop/Peasgood

Double graft apple. Boskoop-Firm, crisp and tart, full of flavour. Peasgood-An English heritage variety with huge, flat, highly coloured fruit with red stripes. Highly esteemed for culinary purposes. The flesh is firm, juicy and tart with the right blend of acid and sweet. Matures late summer to autumn. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Dble Kidds Orange/Sturmer

Double Graft Apple. Kidds Orange Red-Ripe in Feb/March, has a sweet aromatic flavour and a firm texture. The skin is orange yellow strongly flushed red. Sturmer-A medium sized heritage apple with green skin flushed yellow bronze. Good flavour with juicy, crisp yellow-green flesh. Ripe around the end of autumn. Excellent for cider and cooking. Deciduous.

Colour: Pink White
Habit: Upright
Height: 3.5m x 3m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery


Apple Ballarat MM102

'Ballarat' is a heritage Apple from Australia dating back to the early 1900's. It bears large apples that are ripe towards the end of April. The fruit are green with a red blush and the cream flesh is lovely and juicy. A great apple for cooking - it stores very well too. Deciduous.

Colour: White Pink
Habit: Upright
Height: 3m x 2.5m


Available for purchase online at Wairere Nursery

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