Fruit Trees & Berries

*Important Information Regarding Fruit Trees
Apple and Cherry trees require at least one additional apple/cherry tree of a different variety for pollination.
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Apples

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Enterprise ™ : Developed by Purdue University, this is a late-maturing, deep red apple with good keeping qualities. Fruit is uniform and medium to large in size. Tree is vigorous and spreading, with good annual bearing habits. Enterprise™ is highly resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. Propagated Rootstocks: EMLA 7 The most widely planted freestanding semi-dwarf rootstock. EMLA 7 trees exhibit an open spreading-type growth similar to peach trees in size. The trees are well anchored, hardy and size fruit well in a dry season. EMLA 7 has a tendency to rootsucker.

Honey Crisp:

Cherries

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Lapins Sweet Cherry: Fruit dark red to purple is very large & of high quality. A universal pollinator. The trees are very winter hardy & productive. Ripens late June, into July.
About Rootstock: Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.

GISELA® 5 A dwarfing rootstock for sweet cherry that produces a tree approximately 45 percent the size of Mazzard. This rootstock is recommended for new plantings of 600-800 trees per acre and is being used successfully in high tunnel plantings. Trees on Gisela® 5 begin producing fruit buds in the second year and are very productive. Trees develop a weak root system and must be supported. A successful planting of Gisela® 5 is dependent upon irrigation and, given the nature of sweet cherries, drip irrigation is highly recommended.

GISELA® 12 Gisela® 12 is a semi-dwarf cherry rootstock, which produces a tree very similar in size to Gisela® 6. Tree is well-anchored, precocious and productive. As with most dwarfing cherry roots, good fruit size and quality will result with the application of proper pruning techniques. Gisela® 12 has a low incidence of root-suckering, and it adapts well to a wide range of soils.

Peaches

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Canadian Harmony Peach:

Red Haven Peach: One of the easiest and tastiest peaches to grow. Hardy and very productive. Large, freestone fruit, very juicy and sweet. Good for pies, canning, cooking or baking. Ripens in June to July. Self pollinating. Average vigor; spreading habit. Height: 12-15 feet, moderate to rapid growth rate: Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist in clay, loam, sand, full sun. Propagated Rootstocks: Lovell
About Rootstock: Our peach and nectarine trees are grown on industry standard Bailey rootstock. If we need to purchase peach trees to supplement our own inventory, these trees are typically grown on Lovell rootstock. For a traditional, open center planting we recommend spacing the trees 12-14’ in row and 20’ between rows. For perpendicular V training, the recommended spacing is 6’ in row and 20’ feet between rows.

Pears

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Blake’s Pride Pear: Mid-season ripening one week after Bartlett. The fruit is medium in size with an attractive yellow color and excellent, aromatic flavor. Produces annual crops and has a high degree of resistance to fire blight.

Sunrise Pear: A disease-resistant pear that has shown impressive resistance to fire blight. The fruit color is yellow, often finishing with a slight blush and very little russet. Sunrise harvests two weeks before Bartlett and will store for two to three months.
All of our Asian pear varieties are grown on Betulaefolia rootstock. This rootstock is vigorous, well anchored and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows. One of each variety needed for pollination.

Berry Bushes

General Growing Information for Raspberries and Blackberries
Soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 is recommended for all raspberries.

Triple Crown Blackberry: summer bearing blackberry thornless; is semi-erect bearing large, flavorful fruit. Early trials indicate that it may ripen earlier than Chester & is similar to Chester in winter hardiness. Triple Crown would be a good choice to help extend the blackberry season for home gardeners, bearing fruit 1 year after planting.

Red Raspberry, Caroline: Most productive everbearing red raspberry. Caroline has a larger berry than Heritage and is more productive, with a rich, full and intense flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot and fruits earlier than Heritage. The farther south you grow it, the earlier it will ripen. Caroline is widely adapted, growing everywhere from the East Coast to the West. Does not tolerate high heat and drought.

Nova Red Raspberry:

Anne Yellow Raspberry: Fall bearing yellow raspberry; Anne is a large-fruited fall bearer that ripens at the same time as Heritage. Fruit holds a pale yellow color and is proving to be highly productive, excellent size, appearance, & very sweet flavor. Will bear some fruit the first fall of planting year, & either summers or falls after that depending on how it is managed.

Strawberries

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Cabot Strawberry: late-mid season recommended for home gardeners and direct marketing growers. Cabot is known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. It is by far the best tasting big berry ever! Plants are vigorous but may not run freely, indicating closer spacing may be required.

Honeoye Strawberry:

Jewel Strawberry:

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