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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Caring For Bare Root Fruit Trees

Autumn Crisp: Released by Cornell University, is a promising variety, harvesting in mid-September in south-central Pennsylvania. Good size and texture, fruit is sweeter than it is tart, making it great for fresh eating. Fruit is also considered non-browning or very slow to oxidize. Tree is healthy and productive. Propagated Rootstocks: EMLA 7

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.


Caring For Bare Root Fruit Trees

Kristin Sweet Cherry: Developed from a cross of Emperor Francis x Gil Peck, Kristin has been tested extensively in cold climates. The fruit is dark red, large and of high quality. The trees are very winter hardy and productive. Propagated Rootstocks: Gisela® 12

Stardust Cherry™: Late-season, late-blooming and self-fertile cherry developed in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. Stardust™ is firm with a blush finish and clear yellow flesh. This variety has good size as well as great fresh eating qualities. Tree is winter hardy and somewhat tolerant to spring frost. Propagated Rootstocks: Gisela® 5
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.


Caring For Bare Root Fruit Trees

Starfire Peach: A promising variety from the Stellar®Series, ripening in the Redhaven season. Fruit is brilliant red, very firm, with excellent quality. The tree is winter hardy, productive and resistant to bacterial spot. Propagated Rootstocks: Lovell

Gloria Peach: An outstanding new selection for the midseason, Gloria® is a large, highly colored, yellow-fleshed freestone peach ripening seven days after Loring. The fruit is very firm, low acid, with high sugar content and excellent dessert quality. The tree is very productive and resistant to bacterial spot. Propagated Rootstocks: Lovell

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.


Caring For Bare Root Fruit Trees

Shinseiki Asian Pear: An early season Asian pear with yellow finish and very little russet. The fruit is medium sized, crisp, juicy and of high quality. Trees are vigorous and spreading. Propagated Rootstocks: Betulaefolia

Niitaka Asian Pear: This Asian variety is solid russet with pronounced lenticels. Ripening in late August, fruit is mildly flavored, sweet and juicy. Requires thinning to attain maximum fruit size. Propagated Rootstocks: Betulaefolia
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.

Black Raspberry, Mac Black: bears late season, highly recommended for season extension. Ripening after Jewel, Mac Black berries have excellent flavor, good size and production.

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.

Red Raspberry, Prelude: Earliest ripening summer red raspberry. Although Prelude is also fall bearing it produces the biggest portion of its crop in the spring. Very winter hardy and vigorous. Berries are round conic, coherent with very good flavor.

Yellow Raspberry, Anne: 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.


Caring For Bare Root Fruit Trees

Strawberry, Brunswick: Brunswick ripens early midseason, the same time as Honeoye. Customers responding to a survey rated Brunswick high, especially those located in northern locations. The plant show good plant vigor and disease resistance. Flavor was rated excellent with good berry size and appearance. Brunswick is best adapted for home gardeners, pick-your-own and farm stands sales.

Strawberry, Cabot: 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.
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