Fruit Tree List

Fruit Tree List

Braeburn Apple

Superb late season fruit: very crisp and tangy, more flavorful than Granny Smith. Excellent keeper. Green with dark red blush. October-November harvest. Discovered in New Zealand in 1952, grown in U.S. since 1980s. 700 hours. Proven very productive in trial with much less chilling than the estimated requirement. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10.

 

Cortland Apple 

Large red apple derived from McIntosh. Long-time favorite in Eastern U.S. for fresh eating, cooking and cider. Sweet tart, flavorful, non-browning white flesh. Early harvest, a few days after McIntosh. Precocious, productive tree is hardy to -40 deg F. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-6.

 

Gala Apple

Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Crisp, nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor. Skin reddish orange over yellow. Early harvest, 2 – 3 weeks before Red Delicious. Good pollenizer for other varieties. Adapted to cold- and warm-winter climates. Chilling requirement less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-10.

 

Golden Delicious Apple

Long-time favorite for its sweetness and flavor. Reliable producer, adapted to many climates. Pollenizer for Red Delicious. Midseason harvest (September in Central CA). 700 hours. Proven very productive in trial with much less chilling than the estimated requirement. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10. A.k.a. Yellow Delicious.

 

Golden Russet Apple

One of the great family orchard apples of 19th century America. Crisp, aromatic, sub acid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice. Used fresh and for cider, drying and cooking. Ripens about with Spitzenburg: late September/early October in Central CA. Ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost, fruit stored properly keeps until April. Skin partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish-green or greenish-yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights. Winter hardy, vigorous tree, bears mostly on the tips of branches. Medium size. Good disease resistance. Apparently originated in New York as a seedling of English Russet sometime in the 1700s. Estimated chilling requirement 800-1000 hours. Proven very productive in trial with much less chilling than the estimated requirement. Partly self-fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination. USDA Zones 4-6.

 

Granny Smith Apple

From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. 400 hours. Prolonged bloom: good pollenizer for other apples. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.

 

Gravenstein Apple

(Green Gravenstein) Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful & tart. Early bloom, early harvest. 700 hours. Proven very productive in trial with much less chilling than the estimated requirement.Pollenizer required: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious. USDA Zones 2-9.

 

Honeycrisp Apple

Winter hardy tree from the University of Minnesota. Fruit is crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavor. Striped red over yellow color. Stores well. Ripens mid-August. Pollenized by Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh and Red Delicious. USDA Zones 3-9.

 

Jonagold Apple

Superb flavor, a connoisseur’s choice. A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Yellow with red-orange blush. Crisp, juicy, subacid, all-purpose. 700-800 hours. Proven very productive in trial with much less chilling than the estimated requirement. Pollenized by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith or Red Delicious, but not Golden Delicious.

 

McIntosh Apple

Round, bright to dark red over green, superb quality in cool climates. Crisp, aromatic, subacid & sweet. Dessert/cooking. Early harvest. 900 hours. Partly self-fruitful, or pollenized by Red Delicious, Gala, or other. USDA Zones 4-7.

 

Multi-Bud Apple, Fuji-Gala-Golden Delicious-Granny Smith

Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith budded onto M-111 rootstock. Finished trees include 4n1’s plus assorted 3n1’s and 2n1’s.

 

Pink Lady® Apple

Hot climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp, sweet tart, distinct flavor, good keeper. Skin reddish pink over green when ripe. White flesh resists browning. Harvest begins late October in Central CA, about three weeks after Fuji. Self-fruitful in many western U.S. climates; pollenizer recommended for best production. 300-400 hours. USDA Zones 6-9.

 

Red Delicious (Bisbee Spur) Apple

Sweet, crisp, flavorful perhaps the best Red Delicious. Early fall. Small, compact tree. Good pollenizer for most other apples. 700 hours. Pollenized by Liberty, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala. USDA Zones 4-7.

 

Red Fuji Apple

Redder skinned bud sport of Fuji. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Ripe September-October in Central CA. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Red Gravenstein Apple

Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful & tart. Green with red stripes. Early bloom, early harvest. 700 hours. Pollenizer required: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious. Not a pollenizer for other varieties. USDA Zones 2-9.

 

Snow (Fameuse) Apple

Famous for its pure white flesh and spicy, aromatic, subacid flavor. Small to medium-sized fruit with beautiful light red stripes over a cream background. In cool climates, the skin is a solid, very dark red. Used primarily for dessert, also for cooking and cider. October harvest, keeps until the holidays. Very hardy, long-lived, heavy-bearing tree. Originated from French seed planted in Canada in the late 1600s. Parent of McIntosh. Reported to have a moderately low winter chilling requirement: perhaps 600 hours; proven very productive in trial with much less. Partly self-fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination. USDA Zones 4-8.

 

Spitzenburg Apple

Old variety, regarded by some connoisseurs as the very best dessert apple. Red over yellow skin, yellowish flesh. Firm, juicy, moderately sweet, renowned flavor. Good keeper. 800 hours. Pollenized by midseason blooming apples. USDA Zones 4-8.

 

Winesap (Double Red Stayman Winesap) Apple

Long time favorite late red apple. Juicy, smooth texture. Lively flavor, used fresh or cooked. 800 hours. Pollenized by Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Liberty. USDA Zones 5-8.

 

Yellow Transparent Apple

Long-time favorite cooking apple for the very early summer (June to early July in most climates). Crisp, juicy and flavorful: excellent for sauce and pies, also used fresh and for drying. Skin of fully ripe fruit is pale yellow, waxy, thin, transparent. In hot summer climates especially, begin picking while fruit is still green and tart. Season lasts 3-4 weeks. Very winter hardy, vigorous, dependable tree begins bearing very young. Most fruit is borne on short, heavily-spurred branches. Estimated chilling requirement 800-1000 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 2-7.

 

Blenheim (Royal) Apricot

All-purpose freestone. Sweet, aromatic, flavorful – the long-time No. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.

 

Chinese Apricot

Cold hardy, frost hardy, sets heavy crops of small to medium size sweet fruit. Recommended for difficult, spring frost-prone climates. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Flavor Giant Apricot

One of the earliest fruits of the year (ripens late May/early June in Central CA). Heavy crops of extremely large, sweet-tart, flavorful fruit. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)

 

Harcot Apricot

From Canada. Frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large fruit ripens early to mid-June in Central CA. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor – one of the best. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Harglow Apricot

Late-blooming, productive tree, proven in coastal Northwestern climates. Medium size, bright orange fruit sometimes blushed red. Orange freestone flesh is firm, sweet, flavorful. Resistant to perennial canker and brown rot, resists cracking. Originated in Ontario, Canada. Introduced in 1982. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Moorpark Apricot

Long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.

 

Perfection Apricot

Very productive, hardy tree. Fruit is very large, sweet and juicy. Performs well where spring frost is a problem. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Tilton Apricot

Best apricot for canning, excellent fresh or dried as well. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor – one of the best. Widely adapted. Early July in Central CA. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Tomcot Apricot

A consistently productive apricot variety. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Slightly tart, old-time apricot flavor. Early harvest, 2 – 3 weeks before Wenatchee Moorpark. Originated at Prosser, WA, introduced in 1989. 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful, largest crops if pollenized by another apricot. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Cot-N-Candy White Aprium® Interspecific Apricot

White flesh apricot-plum hybrid. Medium-sized with incredible flavor, very sweet and juicy. Ripens early- to mid-July. Self-fruitful. 400 hours. USDA Zones 7-10. (Pat. No. 17827) (Zaiger)

 

20th Century Asian Pear

Juicy, sweet, mild flavored fruit is crisp like an apple. Early to mid-August in Central CA. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized. by Shinseiki, Bartlett, or other.

 

Chojuro Asian Pear

Russeted golden brown skin. Crisp like an apple when ripe. Harvest mid-August in Central CA. 450 hours. Pollenized by Hosui, Shinko, or other pear.

 

Hosui Asian Pear

Consistently rated the best-tasting Asian pear at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Brownish-orange russeted skin. Harvest early to mid-August in Central CA. 300-400 hours. Pollenized by Shinko, Chojuro, Bartlett, or 20th Century.

 

Kikusui Asian Pear

Juicy, sweet, yellow-skinned fruit – crisp like an apple when ripe. Superb fresh eating, one of the best. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Mid-August in Central CA. 450 hours. Partly self-fruitful or pollenized by Ishiiwase or 20th Century.

 

Shinseiki Asian Pear

Juicy, sweet, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Harvest late July/early August in Central CA. Bright yellow skin. Vigorous, heavy bearing (usually by 2nd year). 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Yoinashi Asian Pear

Large, light brown to golden brown russet skin. Fine-textured, crisp, crunchy, juicy, sweet and flavorful. Harvest late August in Central CA, after 20th Century. 300-400 hours. Pollenizer required.

 

Bing Cherry

Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe. Superb flavor, the No. 1 cherry. Midseason. Large vigorous tree. Pollenized by Black Tart, Van, Rainier and Lapins. Also Stella in colder climates. 700 hours. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Black Tartarian Cherry

Medium-sized, nearly black, sprightly flavor, early season. Vigorous, productive tree. 700 hours. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries. USDA Zones 5-7.

 

Craig’s Crimson Cherry

Taste test winner. Natural semi-dwarf sweet cherry. Dark red to nearly black, medium to large size, wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture. Mature tree size about 2/3 of standard (smaller when budded onto Colt or Mahaleb rootstock). Harvest midseason. 500-600 hours. Partly self-fruitful, but pollenizer recommended: a midseason or later bloomer such as Bing, Black Tartarian, Rainier, Stella, Utah Giant, Van. USDA Zones 4-9. (Zaiger)

 

English Morello Sour Cherry

Late-ripening tart cherry for cooking, sometimes eaten fresh when fully ripe. Dark red to nearly black fruit with dark juice. Small, round-headed tree with drooping branches (easy to harvest). European origins obscure, introduced to America prior to 1862. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Lambert Cherry

Large, black, late harvest. Highest quality, rivaling Bing. Less susceptible to cracking due to later season. 800 hours. Pollenized by Van, Rainier, or Black Tartarian. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Lapins Cherry

Self-fruitful, dark red sweet cherry from Canada. Large, firm, good flavor. Similar to Van in color, Bing in shape. Sometimes sold as ‘Self-fertile Bing.’ Ripens 4 days after Bing. 500 hours or less. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Montmorency Sour Cherry

Large, light red skin, yellow flesh. Perfect for cobblers, pies, etc. Extremely winter hardy. Very heavy bearing. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Multi-Bud Cherry, Rainier-Bing-Utah Giant-Van

Rainier, Bing, Utah Giant and Van budded onto Mazzard rootstock. Finished trees include 4n1’s plus assorted 3n1’s and 2n1’s.

 

Rainier Cherry

Large, yellow with red blush. Sweet and flavorful. Very cold hardy. Midseason harvest. 700 hours. Pollenized by Van, Lambert, Lapins, Black Tartarian & Bing. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Royal Rainier Cherry

Large yellow cherry with slightly more red blush than Rainier. Excellent flavor, taste test winner. Ripens early, about 3-5 days ahead of Rainier. Chill requirement 500 hours. Pollenized by Bing, Black Tartarian and Lapins. USDA Zones 5-9. (Zaiger)

 

Stella Cherry

Self-fruitful – no pollenizer needed. Large, nearly black, richly flavored sweet cherry similar to its parent, Lambert. Late harvest. 400 hours. Pollinates Bing, except in mild winter climates. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Utah Giant Cherry

The industry favorite sweet cherry in Utah. Larger, firmer, more flavorful than Bing or Lambert. Good canner. Does not double. 800 hours. Pollenizer required: Bing, Lambert, Rainier, Van. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Van Cherry

Very cold hardy, reliable, heavy bearing. Fine fruit similar to Bing, though usually smaller. 700 hours. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries. USDA Zones 4-9.

 

Transcendent Crabapple 

Yellow skin with pink or red blush to almost entirely red. Up to 2 inches wide. Creamy yellow flesh is crisp, juicy and flavorful. Late summer harvest. Medium-sized tree, consistent crops. 700-800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Green Gage (Bavay’s) European Plum

Superior selection of gage-type European plum. Small to medium-sized, richly flavored & very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. More productive in moderate winter climates than common Green Gage. Originated in Belgium in 19th century. Estimated winter chilling requirement 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Violette de Bordeaux Fig

Small to medium size purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry pulp and distinctive, sweet, rich flavor. Brebas are pear-shaped with a thick, tapering neck; main crop figs are variable, often without neck. Medium eye. Excellent fresh or dried. A naturally small (semi dwarf) tree. Frost hardy. Good for container culture or small spaces. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10.

 

Multi-Bud Fruit Salad, GDust-Indep-JulElb-LSRosa-Blenheim

Gold Dust Peach, Independence Nectarine, July Elberta Peach, Late Santa Rosa Plum and Blenheim Apricot budded onto Lovell rootstock. Finished trees include 5n1’s plus assorted 4n1’s and 3n1’s.

 

Multi-Bud Peach-Nect White Flesh, HW-AS-WL-B-AR

Heavenly White Nectarine, Arctic Supreme White Peach, White Lady White Peach, Babcock White Peach and Arctic Rose White Nectarine budded onto Lovell rootstock. Finished trees include 5n1’s plus assorted 4n1’s and 3n1’s.

 

Li Jujube

“Chinese date.” The most popular jujube variety. Round shaped fruits are larger than Lang. Reddish brown, dry and wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early fall. Attractive, easy to grow tree: hardy, drought resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Very low chilling requirement. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10.

 

Spice Zee NectaPlum™ Interspecific Nectarine

The first NectaPlum® from Zaiger Hybrids. White-fleshed, nectarine x plum. Skin is dark maroon at fruit set, and turns pale pink when ripe. Fully ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavor, and both nectarine and plum traits are easily detectable. The tree is quite ornamental: tremendous purplish pink bloom in the spring followed by a flourish of red leaves which mature into lush green in late summer. Self-fruitful. Very productive. 200-300 hours. High chill adaptable. (Pat. No. 13503) (Zaiger)

 

Arctic Glo White Nectarine

Exciting, sprightly-sweet, early season white-fleshed nectarine. High scoring in taste tests: nice balance of sugar and acid, very appealing flavor. Highly recommended for home orchards. Late June/ early July in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Arctic Jay White Nectarine

Taste test winner. Very attractive, firm, freestone fruit is richly flavored, with a balance of acid and sugar. Ripens between Arctic Glo and Heavenly White white nectarines. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Arctic Star White Nectarine

Earliest to ripen of the low acid, super-sweet white nectarines. Rave reviews in trial tastings. Beautiful dark red skin, snow white semi-freestone flesh. Ripens mid-June in Central CA, 4-5 weeks ahead of Arctic Rose. Low winter chilling requirement, about 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9332) (Zaiger)

 

Double Delight Nectarine

Sensational fruit: consistently the best flavored yellow nectarine plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned, freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor – very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy-bearing tree. Harvest early to mid-July in Central CA. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Fantasia Nectarine

Popular, large, yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm-ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet with rich flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Late July/early August in Central CA. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.

 

Flavortop Nectarine

Large, firm, yellow freestone of excellent quality. One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. One of the very best! Ripe mid-July in Central CA, between Independence and Fantasia. Large showy blossoms. 650 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Harko Nectarine

One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. Cold hardy Canadian variety has showy, large, single pink blossoms. Ripens with Redhaven Peach in early July in Central CA. Tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Honey Kist Nectarine

Early-ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar and low acid (no tartness). Harvest begins late June in Central CA,about with Independence nectarine. (Begin picking before the fruit begins to soften, the subacid varieties have the advantage of being good to eat before they reach peak ripeness.) 500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9333) (Zaiger)

 

Jolly Red Giant NectarineVery large fruit to 3 1/2 or more if properly thinned. Freestone, delicious flavor. Skin bright orange-red over yellow. Mid-July in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Liz’s Late Nectarine

Sprightly sweet, intense, spicy flavor – the state of the art in fruit breeding. Late August/early September in Central CA. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Mericrest Nectarine

Very cold hardy, frost hardy, late bloom. Crops after sub-zero winters. Large, red-skinned yellow freestone with rich tangy flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests, highly recommended. Mid-July in Central CA. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Mission Olive 

The classic California olive, this variety is the most versatile for the home garden. Whether for curing or oil production, Mission is considered a true edible ornamental. Colder hardier than most olive varieties. Self-fruitful but produces higher yields with a pollenizer.

 

Bonanza Miniature Peach

Popular yellow freestone. Large fruit is sweet, low in acid, with a mild, refreshing flavor. Mid to late June in Central CA, earlier in low desert climates. 5-6 ft. tree. Chilling requirement very low, 250 hours or less. Self-fruitful.

 

Contender Peach

Contender is a proven producer of high quality, all-purpose freestone peaches for cold climates. The medium to large-sized firm fruit is sweet, juicy, aromatic and very flavorful. Mostly red skin, non-browning yellow flesh. Vigorous tree, frost tolerant late-blooming buds, moderate to good resistance to bacterial spot. Harvest about three weeks after Redhaven. Introduced by North Carolina State University in 1989. Chilling requirement 800 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 4-9.

 

Donut (Stark Saturn) White Peach

Also called Saucer or Peento peach. Unique white-fleshed fruit with a sunken center (shaped like a doughnut). Sweet, with a mild flavor described by some as almond-like. Ripens late June/early July in Central CA. Estimated chilling requirement 200-300 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Elberta Peach

Famous yellow freestone. Classic, rich peach flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Use fresh, canned or cooked. Ripe late July/early August in Central CA, up to 3-4 weeks later in colder climates. 600 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Fantastic Elberta Peach

Beautiful pink double blossoms. Large yellow freestone fruit is flavorful, firm, sweet, highest quality. All purpose: fresh/can/freeze/dry. Ripens August 1st in Central CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Fay Elberta Peach

Popular yellow freestone: juicy, moderately sweet, flavorful. Fresh/can/freeze/dry. Ripens 1-2 days later than Elberta in Central CA. (August 1st), but blooms earlier. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Frost Peach

Resistant to peach leaf curl (10-year trials at Washington State Univ.). Delicious yellow freestone. Slight red blush over greenish-yellow to yellow skin. Heavy bearing, excellent for canning or eating fresh. July ripening. Showy pink bloom in spring. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Gleason Early (Lemon) Elberta Peach

Also called Improved Elberta or Lemon Elberta. Reliable, frost hardy yellow freestone for Utah and Pacific NW. Juicy, rich flavor. Harvest 10 days before Elberta. Can/freeze/fresh. 800 hours. Self fruitful.

 

Halehaven Peach

From a cross of J.H. Hale and South Haven. Medium to large size, skin red over orange yellow. Yellow freestone flesh is juicy, sweet, low in acid, with excellent flavor. Midseason harvest, about two weeks before Elberta. Dessert/can/freeze. Winter and frost hardy. 900 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Harken Peach

From Canada, a sibling of Canadian Harmony peach. Red-skinned medium size yellow freestone is sweet and flavorful, with non-browning flesh. Ripens early midseason, a few days after Redhaven. One of highest rated peaches for Western Washington. Dessert/cooking/freezing. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Indian Blood Cling Peach

Large, late season canning peach. Red skin, red flesh, rich flavor. Blooms late, sets heavy crops. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Indian Free White Peach

Taste test winner, one of the all-time highest rated fruits at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings. Large freestone, firm crimson and cream colored flesh. Tart until fully ripe, then highly aromatic with a rich, distinctive flavor. Highly resistant to peach leaf curl. Late season. 700 hours. Another nectarine or peach needed as pollenizer.

 

J.H. Hale Peach

Old variety, still one of the best. Very large, firm, superb flavor. Fresh/canned. Ripe August 1st in Central CA. Excellent frost hardiness. 800 hours. Another nectarine or peach needed to pollenize.

 

July (Kim) Elberta Peach

Also called Early Elberta. Reliable heavy crops. Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone fruit for canning, freezing, or fresh use. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

O’Henry Peach

Popular fresh market yellow freestone and an excellent choice for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Ripens early to mid-August in Central CA. Good for freezing. Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. 750 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Ranger Peach

One of the best late-blooming/frost hardy peaches for cold climates. Medium-sized, full-flavored, high quality yellow freestone. Midseason, one week after Redhaven. Fresh/can/freeze. 900 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Redhaven Peach

Long one of the world’s most widely planted peaches. High quality yellow freestone. Ripens early July in Central CA. Frost hardy, excellent producer. Fresh/freeze. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Redskin Elberta Peach

Cross of Redhaven and Elberta. Excellent quality all-purpose yellow freestone. Frost hardy. Ripens August 1st in Central CA. Also called Redskin. 850 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Reliance Peach

Late blooming. Very cold hardy/frost hardy. Sweet, flavorful yellow freestone – best choice for climates having severe cold in winter and spring. Harvest 2-3 weeks before Elberta. Showy bloom. 1000 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Snow Beauty White Peach

Taste test winner: one of the all-time highest-scoring varieties in blind fruit tastings at Dave Wilson Nursery. Low acid, high sugar, tantalizing flavor. Large, very firm, attractive red skin. Harvest early to mid-July in Central CA. Estimated chilling requirement 750-850 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 10175) (Zaiger)

 

Snow Giant White Peach

Very large, sweet, low acid, white-fleshed fruit. Creamy white skin with attractive red blush. Fine flavor, keeps several weeks in refrigerator. Late August harvest in Central CA. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Strawberry Free White Peach

Long-time favorite white freestone peach for CA. Very sweet, aromatic, juicy, with superb, delicate flavor. Early to mid-July in Central CA. Highly recommended for home orchards. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful

 

Veteran Peach

One of the most reliable peaches for cold climates: winter hardy and late blooming. Yellow to yellow-orange skin. The richly flavored yellow flesh is freestone when fully ripe. Harvest one week before Elberta. 900 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

White Lady White Peach

Among the best of the low acid/high sugar white peaches – a farmer’s market favorite. Red-skinned fruits are medium to large, very firm, freestone. Introduced in 1986. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Tri-Lite Peach-Plum Interspecific Peach

A popular variety at DWN fruit tastings, this white flesh peach x plum can be eaten firm. A mild, classic white peach flavor and wonderful plum aftertaste make this fruit a unique treat. Early ripening, in June. Superior quality canning clingstone. 400-500 hours. (Zaiger)

 

Bartlett Pear

World’s most popular pear. Early midseason, high quality, tolerates hot summers. 500-600 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. Elsewhere, pollenized by Bosc, D’Anjou, Winter Nelis.

 

Blake’s Pride Pear

This yellow and light-golden pear was developed in Kearneysville, WV. Resistant to fire blight. Ripens 10-14 days after Bartlett. Pollenized by Bartlett, Harrow Delight or Warren. 800 hours. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Bosc Pear

Long and narrow shape, brown skin. Superb quality, one of the best. Harvest late October. Use fresh or cooked. Susceptible to fire blight in warm, moist climates. 500-600 hours. Pollenized by Bartlett or other pear.

 

Comice Pear

The famous gift pack pear. Sweet, aromatic, fine texture, superb flavor and quality – one of the best. Short neck, greenish-yellow skin with red blush. Late harvest. 600 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. or plant with Bartlett.

 

Harrow Delight Pear

Fire blight resistant, fruit similar to Bartlett. Yellow skin with attractive red blush. Smooth, fine flesh is especially flavorful. Ripe two weeks before Bartlett. Heavy bearing tree. Introduced in 1982 (Ontario, Canada). 800 hours. Interfruitful with Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou and Moonglow.

 

Hood Pear

Very low chilling requirement, interfruitful with Flordahome. Large, early season fruit has yellow-green skin and sweet, mild-flavored flesh. Reported to be highly resistant to fire blight. 100-200 hours.

 

Kieffer Pear

Medium to large late season fruit for canning and cooking. Sprightly flavor, coarse texture. Resists fire blight, tolerates hot climates. Dependable crops. 200-300 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Moonglow Pear

Resistant to fire blight. Large fruit, for fresh use or canning. Productive, spur-type tree. Midseason harvest. 400-500 hours. Pollenizer required, good pollenizer for other pears.

 

Multi-Bud Pear, Comice-D’Anjou-Bartlett-Bosc

Comice, D’Anjou, Bartlett and Bosc budded onto OHxF333 rootstock. Finished trees include 4n1’s plus assorted 3n1’s and 2n1’s.

 

Pineapple Pear

Large fruit, russeted skin. Unique flavor with a hint of pineapple—a real treat! Shows resistance to fire blight. Partly self-fruitful but sets heavier with a pollenizer. August harvest. 200 hours. USDA Zones 6-10.

 

Red D’Anjou Pear 

Large, short necked, firm. Stores well, excellent quality and smooth texture. Ripens with D’Anjou around September 1st. Strong full red color is very even, unlike Red Bartlett which has a blushed color. 800 hours pollenized by Bartlett.

 

Seckel Pear

Connoisseurs’ favorite. Sweet, flavorful, aromatic, spicy, perhaps the best dessert pear. Russeted brown skin. Resists fire blight. 500 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. Elsewhere, pollenized by Bosc, D’Anjou, or other pear, but not Bartlett.

 

Warren Pear

Excellent quality dessert pear, tree is highly resistant to fire blight. Medium to large, long-necked fruit with pale green skin, sometimes blushed red. Smooth flesh (no grit cells) is juicy and buttery with superb flavor. Good keeper. Cold hardy to -20 deg F. From Mississippi. 600 hours. Self-fruitful

 

Burgundy Plum

Maroon colored skin and semi-freestone flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. High taste test scores. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August in Central CA. Very productive tree with narrow, upright habit. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.

 

Elephant Heart Plum

Home orchard favorite: large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Dark reddish-purple mottled skin. Long harvest season – September in Central CA. Hardy, heavy bearing tree. 500 hours or less. Pollenize with Beauty or Santa Rosa.

 

Santa Rosa Plum

Most popular plum in California & Arizona. Juicy, tangy and flavorful. Reddish purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Late June in Central CA. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Weeping Santa Rosa Semi-Dwarf Plum

One of the most flavorful, aromatic Japanese plums when fully ripe. Beautiful 8-10 ft. tree, weeping growth habit: long slender limbs bow gracefully to the ground. Easily espaliered. 200-400 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Plum Parfait Plumcot Interspecific

Cross of plum & apricot. Unique blend of flavors. Pinkish orange skin, crimson and amber marbled flesh, freestone. Very early bloom. Compact, small tree. 400 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 4338, expired) (Zaiger)

 

Dapple Dandy Pluot® Interspecific Plum

Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme Pluot® varieties as best-flavored fruit at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. August harvest in Central CA. 400-500 hours. USDA Zones 5-10. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot®, Flavor King Pluot®, Santa Rosa, Catalina or Burgundy Plum. (Zaiger)

 

Flavor Grenade Pluot® Interspecific Plum

Elongated green fruit with red blush. Crisp texture, explosive flavor. Taste test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4-6 weeks. Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum. 300-400 hours. (Pat. No. 12097) (Zaiger)

 

Flavor King Pluot® Interspecific Plum

Taste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid with sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor. Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh. Harvest mid-August in Central CA. Naturally small tree. 400 hours or less. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot® or Dapple Dandy Pluot® and Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum. (Zaiger)

 

Flavor Queen Pluot® Interspecific Plum

Exquisite plum/apricot hybrid with candy-like sweet, wonderfully pleasing flavor. Greenish-yellow skin, amber-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: mid-July thru August. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Dapple Dandy Pluot® or Flavor Supreme Pluot® or by a Japanese plum such as Burgundy. Not pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®. (Zaiger)

 

Multi-Bud Pluot® I.S. Plum, Fl King-Fl Queen-Fl Supr-DapDan

Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Flavor Supreme and Dapple Dandy budded onto Citation rootstock. Finished trees include 4n1’s plus assorted 3n1’s and 2n1’s.

 

Splash Pluot® Interspecific Plum

Small to medium-sized red-orange colored fruit, with very sweet orange flesh. Consistently among the highest scoring varieties at Dave Wilson formal fruit tastings. Round to heart-shaped fruit is excellent eaten fresh, dried or in desserts. Upright tree sets large crops once established. 400 hours or less. Pollenized by Santa Rosa plum or Flavor Grenade Pluot®. (Pat No. 14583) (Zaiger).

 

Early Italian (Richards) Prune 

Similar to Italian, but sweeter, slightly larger and more productive. Shorter growing season requirement than Italian (ripens 1-2 weeks earlier). Originated near Yakima, Washington. Introduced in 1935. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Italian Prune

Large, purple skin, freestone. Rich flavor, very sweet when fully ripe. Fresh/dried/canned. Vigorous, cold hardy tree. Late bloom. Late summer harvest. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Stanley Prune

Large, dark blue skin. Juicy, sweet, delicious, greenish-yellow meaty flesh, freestone. Late summer harvest. Late blooming, extremely cold hardy and reliable. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry 

Morus sp. ‘Dwarf Everbearing’ (Morus nigra) This bush form of mulberry continuously produces sweet blackberry-like fruit throughout the spring and early summer. A great choice for container growing, minor pruning will keep the plant compact. Mature height 10-20ft. if grown in the ground. Widely adapted, self-fruitful.

 

All-in-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond

No. 1 almond for home orchards. Heavy crops of soft shell nuts with sweet, flavorful kernels. Hot summer required to ripen. 15 ft. tree, very winter and frost hardy. 300-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)

 

Colossal Chestnut 

Thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European chestnuts. High quality medium to large size nuts fall easily from hull, are easy to peel. Large, long-lived, spreading tree. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Nevada or Colossal seedling.

 

Nevada Chestnut 

Pollenizer for Colossal – also a good producer. One Nevada can pollenize 8 to 10 Colossal trees. Not tolerant of alkaline soil. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Colossal.

 

Mohawk Pecan 

Very large, thin-shelled nut, excellent quality. Earliest maturing, so more widely adapted than others. Attractive tree is vigorous, bears young and heavy. Good choice for home planting. 250 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

Western Schley Pecan 

Easy to grow, hardy tree. Less fussy about soil and nutrition. Long, tapered, medium-sized, thin-shelled nuts. Fine quality, midseason. 250 hours. Self-fruitful

 

Idaho Carpathian Walnut 

Cold hardy carpathian-type. Large, sweet, high quality kernel. Bears young and heavy. Vigorous tree. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Rootstock: NCB walnut.)

 

Bubba Desert Willow 

Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’ (Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’) Bi-colored trumpet blooms, pale violet with a yellow throat. Blooms throughout summer. Open habit small tree or large shrub. Seedless. Very drought tolerant. Provide adequate drainage. Herbaceous in coldest climates. USDA Zones 6-9.

 

Kingan Fruitless Mulberry 

(Morus alba sp.) Drought tolerant, fast growing vase shaped shade tree. Fruitless. Glossy leaves. 30 to 40 feet. Up to 40 foot spread. Hardy to USDA Zone 6B.

 

Regent® Pagoda Tree 

Styphnolobium japonicum (Sophora japonica) ‘Regent’ Very fast growing, large glossy leaves, virtually pest free. Uniform growth, reaching 50 by 45 ft. Oak-like bark, dark green leaflets. Interesting flower clusters and seed pods in late summer. Yellow fall color. All zones.

 

Weeping Willow 

Salix babylonica Fast-growing, cold hardy, short dormant period. Long narrow leaves, pronounced weeping growth habit. Needs plenty of water. Stake high to develop usable area underneath. 30 by 30 ft. or larger.

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