I'm a little vague on whether or not this permitted behavior but here are some links (I have no association other than as a customer with any of these):
I note that they are no longer taking 2008 orders but there is lots of useful information if you click on the cultivar names.
Cummins Nursery [url]https://www.cumminsnursery.com/index.html[/url]
Dr James Cummins was one of the researchers involved in developing the Cornell-Geneva apple rootstocks. They are a bit of pain to order from but are one of the few sources for C.G. grafts and really nice people.
Two more that have zero experience with but have extensive offerings and informative websites:
Virginia Vintage Apples [url]https://www.vintagevirginiaapples.com/index.html[/url]
Big Horse Creek Farm [url]https://www.bighorsecreekfarm.com/default.htm[/url]
There is a large apple orchardist community here in Maine so I've had the chance to try quite a number of the heirloom apples. I suggest you start reading the descriptions and see what leaps out at you. Crispness matters considerably to me so apples on my list are all crisp. I also tend to like apples that have some degree of scab and/or fireblight resistance. Many of the russet apples seem to have touch of extra insect and disease resistance as do 'Black Oxford' and 'King David'. I have not had many of the new highly disease resistant apples ('Liberty', 'GoldRush', 'Prima', 'Enterprise',...) and the ones I have had have been good but not wonderful.
Not all are producing yet but I have a 'Dana Hovey' pear, several old pears I think are 'Bartletts', a 'Red Haven' peach, 'Westfield-Seek-No- Further', a 'Black Oxford', a 'Honeycrisp', a 'Roxbury Russet', a 'Stoke Red' (bitter-sharp cider apple), a 'Wickson', a 'Golden Russet', a 'MN447' and suspected 'Milden', 'Red Spy', 'McIntosh' and couple of other complete mysteries. I hope to add a 'Dabinett' (bitter-sweet cider apple), 'King David', a 'Magness' pear on OHxF 87, and maybe a 'Belle de Boskoop' or 'Smokehouse' baking apple but I'm running out of room.
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