307 Applebee Rd, Milton Mills, NH 03852

307 Applebee Rd, Milton Mills, NH 03852

Preservation Orchard

A Living Museum

The holistically managed Preservation Orchard at Branch Hill Farm features rare and historically grown apples in the Moose Mountains and greater New England regions. Many of these have been cloned from old trees still surviving in backyards and fields.

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About the Orchard

Lost, Found, and Grown Again.

In the spring of 2020, Branch Hill Farm initiated a project to plant a living museum of rare and unique heritage apple trees, bringing back a living piece of history, one apple at a time. 

New England was once home to an extraordinary number of unique apple varieties, yet over time, most were lost or forgotten as high-yield commercial hybrids took hold. 

Using both time-tested and modern sustainable agricultural practices, Branch Hill Farm is reviving this incredible wealth of botanical history, tree by tree.

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9F – Bourassa
  • Cultivar: Bourassa
9E – Muscadet De Dieppe
  • Cultivar: Muscadet De Dieppe
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 1750's
9D – Redfield
  • Cultivar: Redfield
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: New York
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9C

  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
9B – Goldrush
  • Cultivar: Goldrush
  • Year of Discovery: 1994 release
  • State of Origin: Indiana
9A – Westfield Seek No Further
  • Cultivar: Westfield Seek No Further
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1700"s
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
8F – Spice Sweet
  • Cultivar: Spice Sweet
  • State of Origin: Maine
8E – Domaine
  • Cultivar: Domaine
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: unknown
8D – Harrison
  • Cultivar: Harrison
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 1712
  • State of Origin: New Jersey
8C

8C

  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
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8B

  • Cultivar: <Rootstock>
8A – Hubberston Nonesuch
  • Cultivar: Hubberston Nonesuch
  • Year of Discovery: 1780
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
7F – Black Gilliflower
  • Cultivar: Black Gilliflower
  • Year Planted: 2022
Redstreak apples | Orchard at Branch Hill Farms
  • Cultivar: Hereford Redstreak
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1600's
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7D

  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
7C – Shire’s Everlasting (Wild Seedling)
  • Cultivar: Shire's Everlasting
  • Year of Discovery: 2016
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
7B – Adams Pearmain
  • Cultivar: Adams Pearmain
7A – Maiden Blush
  • Cultivar: Maiden Blush
  • State of Origin: New Jersey
6F – Rolfe
  • Cultivar: Rolfe
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: Maine
6E – Fillbarrell
  • Cultivar: Fillbarrel
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: early 1900's
6D – Burrow’s Red (Wild Seedling)
  • Cultivar: Burrows Red
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 2019
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
6C – Pomme Grise
  • Cultivar: Pomme Grise
  • Year of Discovery: 1600's
6B – Ancient Concord (Provisional Name)
  • Cultivar: Ancient Concord (Provisional Name)
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 18th or 19th century
6A – Milden
  • Cultivar: Milden
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 1813
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
5F – Wealthy
  • Cultivar: Wealthy
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: Maine
5E – Major
  • Cultivar: Major
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: Late 1800's
5D – Shire’s Everlasting
  • Cultivar: Shire's Everlasting
  • Year of Discovery: 2016
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
5C – Cananda Reinette
  • Cultivar: Cananda Reinette
5B – Milden
  • Cultivar: Milden
  • Year of Discovery: 1813
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
5A – Porter
  • Cultivar: Porter
4F – Winter Banana
  • Cultivar: Winter Banana
4E – Dabinett
  • Cultivar: Dabinett
  • Year Planted: 2021
4D – Gilpin
  • Cultivar: Gilpin
  • Year Planted: 2022
4C – Pomme Grise
  • Cultivar: Pomme Grise
4B – NH State Record Tree (Dots)
  • Cultivar: NH State Record Tree (Dots)
  • Year of Discovery: 1800"s
4A – Red Astrachan
  • Cultivar: Red Astrachan
  • Year Planted: 2022
3F – White Pippen
  • Cultivar: White Pippen
3E – Chisel Jersey
  • Cultivar: Chisel Jersey
3D – Winesap
  • Cultivar: Winesap
3C – Sheppards Sweet
  • Cultivar: Sheppards Sweet
3B – Ribston Pippen
  • Cultivar: Ribston Pippen
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 1708
3A – Mann
  • Cultivar: Mann
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: New York
2F – Unknown from Newcastle, NH
  • Cultivar: Unknown – Newcastle, NH
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
2E – Porter’s Perfection
  • Cultivar: Porter's Perfection
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1800's
Granite Beauty Apple
  • Cultivar: Granite Beauty
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
2C – Fall Pippen
  • Cultivar: Fall Pippen
2B – Minister
  • Cultivar: Minister
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: Early 1800"s
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
2A – Tolman Sweet
  • Cultivar: Tolman Sweet
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1600's
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
1F – Yellow Transparent
  • Cultivar: Yellow Transparent
1E – Yarlington Mill
  • Cultivar: Yarlington Mill
  • Year Planted: 2021
1D – Northern Spy
  • Cultivar: Northern Spy
1C – Pumpkin Sweet of Orland
  • Cultivar: Pumpkin Sweet of Orland
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: Maine
1B – Wolf River
  • Cultivar: Wolf River
1A – Ramsdell Sweet
  • Cultivar: Ramsdell Sweet
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
16D – Wickson
  • Cultivar: Wickson
16C – St. Edmunds Russet
  • Cultivar: St. Edmunds Russet
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1870
16B – Pound Sweet
  • Cultivar: Pound Sweet
15E – Endicott Pear
  • Cultivar: Endicott Pear
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: planted between 1628-1639
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
15D – Eastman Sweet
  • Cultivar: Eastman Sweet
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1860
  • State of Origin: New York
15C – Egremont Russet
  • Cultivar: Egremont Russet
15B – Dennistown Yellow
  • Cultivar: Dennistown Yellow
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 1970"s
  • State of Origin: Maine
15A – Baldwin
  • Cultivar: Baldwin
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1740
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
14D – Brandywine
  • Cultivar: Brandywine
14C – Knobbed Russet
  • Cultivar: Knobbed Russet
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1819
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
14A – Blue Pearmain
  • Cultivar: Blue Pearmain
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1700"s
  • State of Origin: Massachusetts
13D – Shire’s Everlasting (Wild Seedling)
  • Cultivar: Shire's Everlasting
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • Year of Discovery: 2016
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
13C – Jordan Russet
  • Cultivar: Jordan Russet
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: late 1800's
13B – Trailman Crab
  • Cultivar: Trailman Crab
13A – Grey Pearmain
  • Cultivar: Grey Pearmain
  • Year of Discovery: 1800"s
  • State of Origin: Maine
12F – Washington Royal
  • Cultivar: Washington Royal
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
12C – Holzer Russet
  • Cultivar: Holzer Russet
  • Year Planted: 2021
12B – Gravenstein
  • Cultivar: Gravenstein
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
Granite Beauty Apple
  • Cultivar: Granite Beauty
  • Year Planted: 2022
  • State of Origin: New Hampshire
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
11D – Shavel Sharp
  • Cultivar: Shavel Sharp
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1960's
  • State of Origin: Maine
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
11A – Rhode Island Greening
  • Cultivar: Rhode Island Greening
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1650
  • State of Origin: Rhode Island
10F – Blenheim Orange
  • Cultivar: Blenheim Orange
  • Year Planted: 2022
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  • Cultivar: <EMPTY>
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10C

  • Cultivar: Unknown
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10B

  • Cultivar: <Rootstock>
10A – Yellow Bellflower
  • Cultivar: Yellow Bellflower
  • Year Planted: 2021
  • Year of Discovery: 1700"s

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