Large, red striped fruit with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Excellent flavor good for eating. Good storage life. One of the most popular apples. Resistant to cedar-apple rust. Unsuitable pollinator for Connell Red.
Medium to large red over yellow fruit harvested in late season. Creamy white, flesh is juicy and crisp. Flavor is an outstanding balance of sweet and tart. Vigorous, young bearer. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Resistant to cedar-apple rust. Good storage life.
The State Fair Apple, Malus 'State Fair', has a flavor that is sprightly tart and good for eating and baking. It has good texture that is semi-acid to sweet. State Fair is especially recommended for trial in regions where winter hardiness and a short growing season are limiting factors, so it is one of the better early apples for northern growers. This all purpose apple is one of the better early apples, but it has a short storage life.
An extremely hardy and adaptable tree, a superior choice for colder regions. The skin is a bright red-green and the flesh is white tinged with red. The fruit of this heritage apple is crisp, tender, juicy, and aromatic. Scab resistant. Ripenes in mid-September.
Bright, clear gold, 1.25" fruit. Fruit hangs on tree until ripe. Flavor is mild and sweet. Eating quality is good, sauce fair to good, jam very good. Late variety. Upright habit of growth. Blooms 3rd week of April. Use 'Moongold' for a pollinator.
From a landscaping sense, Evans cherry features beautiful white flowers in spring, the fruits are very showy, and the trees are quite compact in habit. But let's be honest - this plant stands apart because of its fruit. Evans cherry is a phenomenal producer of large bright red cherries, juicy as you can imagine, with small pits. The tree is self-pollinating, so a second variety is not required for fruit production.
A compact fruit tree, the ideal size for backyard orchards; showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red sour cherries in mid summer; needs full sun and well-drained soil, self-pollinating and hardy.
For top-quality crops in any region. Excellent cold hardiness and tolerance to late-spring frosts make Contender superb for Northern growers. Marvelously melting, sweet yellow flesh. Extra-juicy freestone fruit ripens in mid Aug. Self-pollinating. Zones 4-8.
The Summercrisp Pear, Pyrus 'Summercrisp', has been recognized for many years as the hardiest pear from the University of Minnesota, released in 1985. It is free of fireblight and an annual bearer. Summercrisp fruit is pyriform in shape, 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter and 2 1/2" to 3" long. It blooms early in May.
Fruiting Asian Pear grown mainly for its edible fruit, has an upright oval form with glossy green foliage which looks great all season long. White flowers in spring make way to the unusual dark tan to light brown fruit, tasting like a cross between an apple and a pear, with crispy texture. Asian pear cultivars are partially self-fruitful but better crops are set where two or more cultivars are planted together. Plant near any other pear for good pollination. Excellent for fresh eating and canning.
The Stanley Prune has large, sweet, juicy flesh. The dark blue skin enfolds delicious, greenish-yellow meaty flesh. It is a freestone. The Stanley Prune is late blooming, extremely cold hardy and reliable. Harvest is late summer. It needs a pollinator and is a heavy producer.
Growing to a height of 8-14 feet, the 'Superior' plum tree will even provide you with fruit if you are in a limited space. It is bathed in sweetly fragrant white flowers in spring too. The Superior fruit is fire red with yellow flesh, ripening in late July or the first days of August. It is sweet and juicy which makes it an excellent fruit for jam and jellies.
Height: 15-20' Spread: 12-16' Exposure: Full Sun Zone: 3-8
A hardy fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring followed by tangy bright red fruit in late summer, great for fresh eating, rather ornamental spreading habit; needs full sun and well-drained soil, a good pollinator for other plum varieties
Toka Plum is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red drupes carried in abundance in late summer, which are excellent for cooking and baking and making jams and jellies but which can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
Toka Plum will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Sweet Cherry Pie has the sweetest tasting cherries. Although not quite for fresh eating like a Bing, they are fantastic for jams, jellies and pies. A great tree for the home orchard or commercial orchard.