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Tiny Orchards

PO Box 119
Saco, ME 04072-0119
United States
Telephone: (207) 370-4252
Visiting: Not permitted

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TINY ORCHARDS is a suburban backyard fruit orchard located in the coastal town of Saco, Maine.  We grow 217 cultivars, mostly great old heirlooms that you won’t likely ever find in your local supermarket. Our orchard is comprised of 112 apples (including 25 cider apples), 67 pears (including 10 perry pears), 20 plums, 9 apricots, 6 peaches and 3 cherries, each with something unique and worthwhile to offer.  Our trees are grafted onto dwarf or super-dwarf rootstocks to allow us to accommodate as much variety as possible in the tight quarters we’ve got.  Apples are grown on P.22, G.41, or G.935; pears on Pyro™ 2-33; cherries on Gisela 5; peaches on Krymsk 1; plums on Krymsk 1 or Marianna 2624; and apricots on Krymsk 99.  Apples and Pears are trained to an irrigated Open V-Trellis System, trained as Tall Spindles or Super Spindles.  Over the last decade, we’ve imported 50 cultivars through the USDA Quarantine program.  On this side of the pond, 30 are unique to our orchard.  These heirlooms came from collections in England, Wales and the Czech Republic and all have proven to withstand a blustery Zone 5a (-20°F) Coastal Maine winter. We’re soon to be selling trees of nearly every cultivar, as well as offering custom 8-tree "Tiny Orchards" of our apples, all on dwarf and super-dwarf rootstocks.  These postage stamp orchards will tuck neatly into a 5-foot by 12-foot area in your yard, be easily maintained at a height of 8 to 9 feet and produce as much as 240 lbs apples/year (5 ½ bushels) when mature.  We’re thrilled with ours.

Products / Fruit Grown

Apples: Adamsapfel Ostpreussischer, Alkmene, Amère de Berthecourt (Cider), Ananas Reinette, Annie Elizabeth, Ard Cairn Russet, Aromatic Russet, Ashmead's Kernel, Atalanta (Netherlands), Black Oxford, Bloody Ploughman, Blue Pearmain, Bogo Belle de Boskoop, Braddick's Nonpareil, Bramley’s Seedling, Brookes's, Brownlees’ Russet, Brown’s Apple (Cider), Broxwood Foxwhelp (Cider), Brushy Mountain Limbertwig, Burrow Hill Early (Cider), Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Calville Rouge du Mont d'Or, Campfield (Cider), Carter’s Blue, Chestnut Crab (MN 240) (Cider), Claygate Pearmain, Cornish Aromatic, Court Pendu Plat, Court Pendu Rouge, Cowarne Red (Cider), CrimsonCrisp, D’Arcy Spice, Dabinett (Cider), Early Julyan, Egremont Russet, Esopus Spitzenberg, Fair Maid of Devon (Cider), Fenouillet Gris, Fireside, Frederick (Cider), Freyberg, Frostbite (MN 447), Golden Harvey (Cider), Golden Knob, Golden Nugget, Golden Pearmain (Cider), Golden Russet (Cider), Golden Sweet (Cider), GoldRush, Graniwinkle (Cider), Gravenstein, Harrison (Cider), Harry Masters Jersey (Cider), Herring's Pippin, High View Pippin, Holstein, Honeycrisp, Hudson's Golden Gem, Husk Sweet, Improved Ashmead's Kernel, Karmijn de Sonnaville, Keepsake, Kidd's Orange Red, King David, King of the Pippins, Lamb Abbey Pearmain, Laxton’s Superb, Macoun, Major (Cider), Margil, Maxton, Melrose, MN 1628, MN 1734 (Cider), Muscadet de Dieppe (Cider), Mutsu (Crispin), Myers' Royal Limbertwig (Cider), Newtown Pippin, Orleans, Orleans Reinette, Palmer's Rosey, Pine Golden Pippin, Pitmaston Pineapple, Pomme Cloche, Queen Cox, Ramsey Limbertwig (Cider), Réale d'Entraygues, Redfield (Cider), Reine des Reinettes, Reinette Grise de Portugal, Renetta Grigia di Torriana, Rhode Island Greening, Ross Nonpareil, Roter Ananas, Roter Stettiner, Rubinette, Saint Edmund's Russet, Saltcote Pippin, Scrumptious, Sir Prize, Spy Double Red, Stearns, Suntan, Sweet Sixteen, Victoria Limbertwig, Welford Park Nonsuch, White Close Pippin (Cider), Wickson (Cider), William Crump, Williams' Pride and Windham Russet.Apricots: Arzami Aromatnyj, Harcot, Hargrand, Morden 604, Orangered, Robada, Sugar Pearls, Volšebnyj and Vynoslivyj. Cherries: BlackPearl, BurgundyPearl, and EbonyPearl. Peaches: Flamin’ Fury PF 19-007 (Y), Flamin' Fury PF 24C (Y), Flamin' Fury PF Lucky 13 (Y), Nectar (W), Stellar Blushingstar (W) and Stellar Coralstar (Y). Pears: Abbé Fétel, Alexandrine Douillard, Aurora, Barland (Perry), Bastard St. Brides (Perry), Belle Lucrative, Bergamotte d'Esperen, Best Ever, Beurré d'Arenberg, Beurré Giffard, Beurré Gris d’Hiver Nouveau, Beurré Hardy, Beurré Madame Henre Lamy, Beurré Naghin, Beurré Phillippe Delfosse, Beurré Six, Beurré Superfin, Brandy (Perry), Butirra Precoce Morettini, Butirra Rosata Morettini, Canal Red, Chapman’s Orange (Perry), Comtesse Clara Frijs, Dana’s Hovey, Devoe, Docteur Desportes, Duchesse d'Angouleme, Elliot, Flemish Beauty, Fondante de Charneux, Fondante de Moulins Lille, General Le Clerc, Honeysweet, Johantorp, Leopardo Morettini, Louise Bonne d'Avranches, Lucy Duke, Madeleine, Magness, Marguerite de Marillat, Monchallard, Monmouthshire Burgundy (Perry), Moorcroft (Perry), Norman’s Mystery Pear, Nouveau Poiteau, Nye Russet Bartlett, Onward, Orcas, Paragon, Passe Crassane, Pierre Corneille, Rescue, Rock (Perry), Rousselet de Rheims, Seckel, Soldat Laboureur, Sucrée de Montluçon, Thorn (Perry), Triomphe de Vienne, Turnbull Giant, Tyson, Ubileen, Vavilov, Warren, White Doyenne, Winnals Longdon (Perry) and Yellow Huffcap (Perry). Plums: Brown’s Crimson Drop, Coe's Golden Drop, Drap d'Or d'Esperen, Golden Transparent Gage, Goldfinch, Guthrie’s Late Green, Imperial Epineuse, Kirke's Blue, Lawson’s Golden, Mann’s Brandy Gage, Mirabelle de Metz, Mount Royal, Opal, Prune d'Ente 707, Reine-Claude Boddaerts, Reine-Claude d’Althan, Reine-Claude Violette, Rosy Gage, Sugar and Washington.Apples available for local collectionNon-Alcoholic Cider / Juice Available