What makes heritage fruit trees so special? Their historical significance for one. These varieties are the fruits of old that were probably grown by your great-great-great grandparents… and perhaps even their great-grandparents! Unusual and rare varieties known more for their taste than their polished looks, heritage fruit trees offer the home or professional orchardist a chance to experience classic fruits that are no longer on the public radar. Add a heritage fruit tree to your outdoor space and bite into a taste of history.