Bareroot List 2012

Our bare root season is over for 2013.
Please click on a selection below to read about the varieties we carried this past year. We may have the variety you want in potted form. Please call us at (530) 626-3494. Our list for 2014 will be available in August.

 
Apple
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Grapes
Cherry
Persimmon
Berries
Fig
Plums & Prunes
Small Veggies & Fruit
Jujube
Pluots - Under Hybrids
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Mulberry
Pomegranate
Nectarine
Dwarf & Mini Fruit Trees
Altheas
Hybrid Fruit Trees
Fruit Salad Trees & Multi-Budded
Lilacs
 
Conifer Seedlings
Crop Failures

     
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Chilling Hours: In the description of each tree, we list the chilling hours. This refers to the number of hours, 45 degrees and under, during the dormancy period that a tree needs. All fruit and nut trees need a specific amount of chilling hours before they will produce fruit. The amount varies with each variety and the hours do need to be continuous. In the description of the fruit tree, 800 hours (for example) means that it needs that many minimum hours of chill time.

APPLE

ARKANSAS BLACK SPUR APPLE  Large, later season. Dark red skin, high quality even where summer nights are warm. For dessert and cooking.  Keeps many months. 800 hours. Partly self-fruitful.

BELLE DE BOSKOOP APPLE  Outstanding cooking, pie and dessert apple.  Heavy crops of large to very large fruits.  Green and red skin in patches, with a brown russet extending from base.  Coarse, crisp, juicy white flesh is sweet-tart to sub-acid.  Keeps well, very late harvest. 800-1000 hours.  Sterile pollen, pollinator required.

BRAEBURN APPLE  New from New Zealand.  Superb late season fruit.  Very crisp and tangy, more flavorful than Granny Smith.  Excellent keeper. Green with dark red blush. October-November harvest.  700 hours (est.).  Self-fruitful.

NEW! BURCHELL PINK APPLE Tart with delicious sweetness. Medium sized fruit. Yellow skin blushed with pink. Ripens late October. 200-400 hours. Self-fruitful.

DOLGO CRABAPPLE Long-time favorite all-purpose crabapple, imported from Russia in the late 19th century. Large, fragrant white flowers. Fruit makes tasty, bright-red jelly. Vigorous, upright open tree. Resistant to scab, rust, mildew, fireblight. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.  

FUJI APPLE  California’s favorite apple.  Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper.  Dull, reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted.  Ripe mid-September.  Excellent pollinator for other apple varieties. Less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful.

GALA APPLE (original Gala)  Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand.  Crisp, nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor.  Skin reddish over yellow.  Early harvest.  Good pollinator for other varieties.  Adapted to cold and warm winter climates. Less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful.

NEW! GINGER GOLD APPLE A good quality, yellow apple. Tree has wide limb angles making it easy to train. Ripens late Sept. Pollinator required. Fuji or Gala work well. 600-800 hours.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE (Yellow Delicious)  Long-time favorite for its sweetness and flavor.  Reliable producer, adapted to many climates.  Pollinator for Red Delicious.  Mid-season harvest, Sept in Central Cal. 700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

GRANNY SMITH APPLE  Large, late, green, crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer, thrives in hot climates. 600 hours. Good pollinator for other apples.  Self-fruitful.

GRAVENSTEIN APPLE (Red Gravenstein)  Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh.  Crisp, juicy flavor, tart green with red stripes.  Early bloom, early harvest.  700 hours.  Pollen sterile.  Pollinator required – Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious.             

HONEYCRISP APPLE  Winter hardy tree from the University of Minnesota.  Fruit is crisp and juicy, with aromatic flavor. Striped red over yellow color.  Stores well.  Ripens in late September to late October.  Pollinated by Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious.

JONAGOLD APPLE  Superb flavor – connoisseur’s choice.  A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious.  Yellow with red-orange blush.  Crisp, juicy, sub-acid, all purpose.  700-800 hours.  Pollinated by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, or Red Delicious, but not Golden Delicious.

JONATHAN APPLE  Heavy annual bearer, high quality when well grown. Cooks well. Medium to dark red. Crisp, juicy, moderately tart, flavorful. August harvest in Central Calif. 700 to 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

King APPLE (Tompkins King) Large, old-time red-striped apple with classic flavor. Used for dessert, cooking, and cider. Ripens mid-season. Horizontal limbs, spreading growth habit. 800-1000 hours. Sterile pollen; pollinator required. 

MCINTOSH APPLE (Rogers McIntosh)  Round, bright to dark red over green, superb quality in cool climates.  Crisp, aromatic, sweet, subacid.  Dessert/cooking.  Early harvest.  900 hours. Partly self-fruitful, or pollinated by Red Delicious, Gala, or other.

MUTSU (CRISPIN) APPLE  A favorite of connoisseurs: very large, crisp, and flavorful.  Late September/October harvest.  Pick when green or wait until partly yellow.  Large, vigorous tree resists powdery mildew.  600 hours.  Pollen sterile - pollinated by Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala.

PINK LADY APPLE (Cripps Pink)  New 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 Oct in Central Cal.  Self-fruitful.  4-500 hours.

PINK PEARL APPLE  Unusual pink-fleshed, highly aromatic fruit.  Medium size, cream and pale green skin, sometimes blushed red.  Tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of picking. Early fall harvest.  Good keeper.  Makes colorful, tasty applesauce.  600 hours. Pollinator required.

RED DELICIOUS APPLE (Bisbee spur)  Sweet, crisp, flavorful -  perhaps the best Red Delicious.  Early fall harvest.  Small, compact tree. Good pollinator for most other apples.  700 hours.  Pollinated by Liberty, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala.

RED FUJI APPLE (BC#2)   Redder-skinned sport of Fuji. Sweet, very crisp, and flavorful; excellent keeper.  Ripe Sept-Oct in Central Cal.  Excellent pollinator for other apples.  Self-fruitful. 

SIERRA BEAUTY APPLE  Favorite late apple in No. Calif. Yellow with red blush, rich sprightly flavor, moderately sweet. Excellent fresh or cooked.  700-800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

SUNDOWNER APPLE  Fruit is sweet and crispy with white flesh and excellent flavor. A sister to the popular Pink Lady. Late harvest with low chill requirement: 200-300 hours. Self-fruitful.

TYDEMAN’S LATE ORANGE This apple has consistently better quality and flavor in hot summer climates. Good keeper with reddish-orange stripes over greenish-yellow color. Yellow flesh is firm and juicy. 800-1000 hours. Pollinator required.

WINESAP APPLE (Stayman Double Red Winesap)  Long-time favorite late red apple.  Juicy, smooth texture.  Lively flavor, used fresh or cooked.  800 hours.  Pollen sterile. Pollinated by Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Liberty.

WINTER BANANA APPLE Large, round, pale yellow waxy skin with rose pink. Crisp, tangy, juicy flesh has a mild, banana-like flavor. Great dessert apple and cider apple. Harvest mid to late-Sept in Central Cal. Good keeper. Vigorous. Excellent pollinator for other apples. 400 hours. Biggest crops if cross-pollinated.

YELLOW NEWTON PIPPIN APPLE  Yellow-green, late, firm, crisp, slightly tart, superb flavor.  For peak flavor and acid/sugar balance, wait to harvest till cheeks are blushed yellowish green (late Oct./early Nov. in Central Cal). Good keeper.  Famous for cooking, excellent fresh or dried.  Vigorous tree.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful. 

York APPLE (York Imperial) One of the best apples for keeping: holds its flavor till April or May. Fine quality for dessert use, excellent for baking and cider. Late harvest. Fairly large tree is moderately winter hardy, late-blooming, disease resistant. At its best on heavier clay soils. 800-1000 hours. Self fruitful.

 

 

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APRICOT

BLENHEIM (ROYAL) APRICOT  All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful.  Long time #1 apricot in California.  Early bloom.  Late June harvest in Central Calif.  500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

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 Cal.  Sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

HARGLOW APRICOT  Late-blooming, productive tree, proven producer 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.  800 hours. Self-fruitful.

PUGET GOLD APRICOT Proven producer of large, flavorful fruit in Western Wash. Recommended for climates where spring rains and frosts limit apricot culture. August harvest. 600 hours. Self-fruitful

TOMCOT APRICOT  Consistently productive apricot. The most dependable producer in marginal climates, by far. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh.  Early harvest.  600 hours.  Partly self-fruitful, best with another apricot like Harcot or Harglow.

 

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CHERRY

BING CHERRY  Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe - superb flavor, #1 cherry.  Mid-season.  Large, vigorous tree.  700 hours.  Pollenized by Black Tartarian, Van, Rainier.  Also Stella in colder climates.

BLACK TARTARIAN CHERRY  Medium-sized, nearly black, sprightly flavor, early season.  Vigorous, productive tree. 700 hours.  Pollenizer required  - interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries.

NEW! CORAL CHAMPAGNE CHERRY Large to very large glossy dark red fruit, low acid and sweet flavor, similar to Bing. 400-600 hours. Pollinator required.

CRAIG’S CRIMSON CHERRY Taste test winner.  Self-fruitful, natural semi-dwarf, perhaps the finest 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. Mid-season.  800 hours. 

ENGLISH MORELLO SOUR CHERRY  Late-ripening tart cherry used for cooking, sometimes eaten fresh when fully ripe.  Dark red to nearly black fruit with dark juice.  Small, round-headed tree.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

LAPINS CHERRY  Self-fruitful dark red sweet cherry.  Large, firm, good flavor.  Similar to Van in color, Bing in shape. Great pollinator for Bing.  Sometimes sold as “Self-fruitful Bing.”  800 hours.

MONTMORENCY SOUR CHERRY Large, light red skin with yellow flesh. Prefect for cobblers, pies, etc. Extremely winter hardy and very heavy bearing. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

RAINIER SWEET CHERRY  Large, yellow with red blush.  Sweet and flavorful - superior to Royal Ann.  Very cold hardy. Mid-season harvest.  700 hours.  Pollenizer required.  Interfruitful with Van, Lambert, Black Tartarian, Bing.
 
ROYAL RAINIER CHERRY Large yellow cherry with slightly more red blush than Rainier.  Excellent flavor, taste test winner. Ripens early.  Moderate chill requirement, 600-700 hours.  Pollenizer required.  Interfruitful with Van, Lambert, Black Tartarian, Bing. 

UTAH GIANT CHERRY  Best sweet cherry, according to Utah folks.  Larger, firmer, more flavorful than Bing or Lambert.  Good canner.  Does not double.  800 hours.  Pollenizer required.  Bing, Lambert, Rainier, Van.

VAN CHERRY  Dark flesh, semi-sweet flavor. This cherry is heavy bearing, cold hardy, and resists cracking. Large fruit, very reliable. 900 hours. Pollenizer required: Bing, Black Tartarian, or Stella. Excellent pollenizer for other sweet cherries.

 

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FIG

BLACK JACK FIG  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Large, purplish-brown figs with sweet, juicy, strawberry-red flesh.  Harvest Aug to Oct in Central Cal. Naturally small tree (semi-dwarf). 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

BLACK MISSION FIG  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  The favorite.  Purplish-black skin, strawberry colored flesh, rich flavor.  Heavy bearing, long-lived, large tree.  Coast or inland.  Fresh/dry/can.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

CHICAGO HARDY FIG (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) Purple brown fig with great flavor. Good cold tolerance, can die back to the ground and come back and fruit the next season. Fruit produces on next season’s summer growth. Self-fruitful.

DESERT KING FIG  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Large green fruit with strawberry flesh.  Excellent quality.  Does best in cooler coastal climate, and does well in colder climates or higher elevations.  Sets a large early crop between late June to August.  Has a second crop in warm areas. Self-fruitful.

FLANDERS FIG (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) Highly productive, violet-striped fruit with white flecks. Richly flavored amber flesh that is resistant to splitting. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

IMPROVED BROWN TURKEY FIG  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Large, brown skin, pink flesh.  Sweet, rich flavor, used fresh.  Widely adapted, coast or inland climate.  Small tree, prune to any shape.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

ISCHIA FIG (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) Green skin flushed with purple. White to light strawberry colored flesh. Heavy crop of small sized, short necked tasty, sweet fruit.

KADOTA FIG  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Large, light greenish-yellow ‘white’ skin, amber flesh.  Long-lived, vigorous.  Prune to any shape.  Very sweet fruit needs hot weather to ripen.  Fresh/dry/can. 100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

LATTERULA FIG (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) Also known as Italian Honey Fig. Greenish yellow fruit; sweet, amber, honey colored flesh. Good for fresh eating, canning or drying. Ripens two crops in most years during July and Sept.

PETER’S HONEY FIG (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) Light yellow-green fruit with outstanding sweet, dark amber flesh. Originally from Sicily. Self-fruitful.

VIOLETTE de BORDEAUX  SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Large, almost black, fruit with a very deep red pulp. Produces two crops. Excellent fresh or dried. Good for container culture or small spaces.

 

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JUJUBE

LANG JUJUBE  Also called “Chinese Date”.  Pear-shaped fruits are reddish-brown, dry, 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.  Pollinated by Li.

LI JUJUBE  Also called “Chinese Date”.   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.  Partly self-fruitful, or pollinated by Lang.

SUGAR CANE JUJUBE – Extremely sweet and crunchy flesh, dark red-brown color when ripe. Ping-pong ball sized fruit. Partly self-fruitful or pollinated by Lang.

 

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MULBERRY

BLACK BEAUTY MULBERRY (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY) The tasty, blackberry-like fruit is large, black and juicy.  Very attractive to birds.  Some drought tolerance when established.  This Persian mulberry is semi-dwarf to 15 ft. high.

PAKISTAN FRUITING MULBERRY  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Long (3”), firm, red to black, sweet syncarpous fruit (like a blackberry).  Non-staining juice.  Month-long early summer harvest.  Used fresh and for pies, jams, and jellies.  Large, vigorous, disease-resistant tree.

PERSIAN FRUITING MULBERRY  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Densely foliated tree to 25-30 ft.  Large heart-shaped leaves.  Large syncarpous fruit (like a blackberry) is juicy, dark red to black, good for jam.

TEAS WEEPING FRUITING MULBERRY (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Fast growing, heat-loving tree with blackberry-like fruit. Mature size approx. 12’x 16’. Very cold hardy.

WHITE FRUITING MULBERRY (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Medium-sized sweet white fruit shaped like blackberries.  Grows at a moderate rate to 20-60’ depending on soil quality and depth.  Drought tolerant once established.  Grows larger and more rapidly with irrigation.

 

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NECTARINE

ARCTIC BLAZE WHITE NECTARINE  Taste test winner.  Low acid white nectarine with rich flavor and firm texture.  Large size, red and creamy white skin.  Mid to late August harvest.  700-800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

CAVALIER  Orange-yellow skin blushed with mottled dark red. Medium size, firm, aromatic, yellow freestone flesh resistant to brown rot. Ripens one week before Elberta peach. Hardy with showy blossoms. 700 to 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

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 in July in Central Cal.  400-500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

FANTASIA NECTARINE  Popular, large, yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm, ripe, and tangy; late harvest is sweet with rich flavor. High scoring in taste tests. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.

FRECKLE FACE NECTARINE A taste test winner and listed in "Top Ten Fruits for the West Coast" by SF Gate Magazine. Delicious white flesh with speckled skin. Harvest mid-may in Cental Cal. Self-fruitful.

HARKO NECTARINE  Sweet, firm, yellow semi-freestone.  Cold hardy with showy, large, single pink blossoms.  Ripens with Redhaven Peach in early July. Tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

JUNEGLO NECTARINE  Delicious, full-flavored early season fruit ripens late June in Central Cal. Semi-freestone when soft-ripe.  Winter & frost hardy.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

LIZ’S LATE NECTARINE  Sprightly-sweet, intense, spicy flavor - the state of the art in fruit breeding.  Late August early Sept harvest in Central Cal. 600-700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

NEW! OCTOBER SUGAR NECTARINE Pink skin with white to deep pink flesh. Firm, sweet, and juicy fruit Self-fruitful.

SUGAR SAUCER NECTARINE Medium bagel shape fruit that is very sweet. Ripens early June. 400-600 hours. Self-fruitful.

WHITE DIAMOND NECTARINE Very large white fruit with great flavor. So juicy it explodes in your mouth! Harvest in june in Central Cal. Self-fruitful.

ZESTY SCARLET NECTARINE A taste test favorite that well-balanced with tangy red flesh and a unique flavor. Ripens mid-August. 600-800 hours. Self-fruitfull.

 

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PEACH

ARCTIC SUPREME WHITE PEACH  Two-time taste test winner.  Large, white flesh, nearly freestone when fully ripe.  Red over cream colored skin.  Sweet and tangy, fine delicate flavor, firm texture.  Peak quality reached a short while after picking.  Harvest late July/early August in Central Cal.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful.

AUTUMN ANGEL WHITE PEACH A favorite for its sweet and firm fruit that ripens in early October. 600-800 hours. Self-fruitful.

AUTUMN MARVEL PEACH - Freestone with orange over yellow skin and deep yellow/red flesh. Firm, sweet, and juicy fruit. Self-fruitful.

DOUBLE JEWEL PEACH  Flowering/fruiting peach for home orchard and landscape.  Profuse, showy, double pink flowers. Late blooming, but early harvest – late June in Central Cal. Large, richly flavored, yellow freestone.  Self-fruitful.

ELBERTA PEACH  Famous yellow freestone.  Classic, rich, peach flavor: high scoring in taste tests.  Use fresh, canned, cooked.  Ripe late July/early Aug in Central Cal, up to 3-4 weeks later in colder climates.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

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

GALAXY PEACH Light-cream skin accented with an attractive red blush and features the traditional, delicate aroma of white-fleshed peaches. Inside, the flesh has a sweet taste and the pleasantly firm texture that growers describe as "melting." Known as a “flat,” “saucer,” or “doughnut-type” peach because of its round, squat appearance.

GIANT BABCOCK WHITE PEACH  From a cross of Babcock and July (Kim) Elberta.  Large, red-skinned, white-fleshed freestone.  Sweet, aromatic, very similar to Babcock.  Excellent dessert quality.  500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

Gleason Early Elberta PEACH Reliable frost hardy yellow freestone for Pacific NW. Juicy, rich flavor. Can/freeze/fresh. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

HALFORD CLING PEACH This variety is an old standby. It bears large fruit with yellow flesh that is great for canning. Ripens late August. 500-600 hours. Self-fruitful.

HONEY SHOWERS PEACH Extremely juicy fruit that has golden flesh and great flavor. Ripens mid-May. 400-600 hours. Self-fruitful.

INDIAN BLOOD CLING PEACH  Large, late-season canning peach.  Red-skinned, red flesh, rich flavor.  Blooms late, sets heavy crops.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

INDIAN FREE PEACH  Taste test winner 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 to pollinate.

JULY (KIM) ELBERTA PEACH  Also called Early Elberta.  Reliable heavy crops.  Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone fruit for canning, freezing, or fresh use.  500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

KAWEAH PEACH Late summer peach with consistent high yields and large size fruit. An all-purpose fruit that is good for eating fresh, baking, canning, jams, or jellies. 500 hours.

LORING PEACH   Taste test winner.  Superb large yellow freestone.  Excellent flavor and texture, low acid.  Harvests over 2-3 week period, mid to late July in Central Cal.  Requires little or no thinning.  Excellent for home orchard.  750 hours.  Self-fruitful.

O’HENRY PEACH  Popular fresh market yellow freestone now available for home planting.  Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor.  Ripens early to mid-Aug in Central Cal.  Good for freezing.  Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree.  750 hours.  Self-fruitful.

PINK DIAMOND PEACH A great late peach that has large and luscious fruit. Flesh is soft pink, flavor, sweet, and juicy. Ripens mid-Sept. 600-800 hours. Self-fruitful.

Q-1-8 PEACH  White-fleshed, semi-freestone fruit is sweet and juicy. Peach leaf curl resistant with showy blossoms. 700-800 hours. Self-fruitful.

REDHAVEN PEACH  World’s most widely planted peach.  High quality yellow freestone.  Ripens early July in Central Cal.  Frost hardy.  Fresh/freeze.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

RELIANCE PEACH  Extremely hardy peach with a dull red blush over yellow skin and yellow flesh. Good flavor and very productive. Beautiful late bloom. 750-800 hours. Self-fruitful.

RIO OSO GEM PEACH  Favorite late yellow freestone.  Large, sweet, rich flavor, like J.H. Hale.  Fresh/freeze.  Small tree.  Showy bloom.  Mid-August in Central Cal. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

WHITE LADY WHITE PEACH  Among the best of the new, low acid/high sugar white peaches - a farmer’s market favorite. Most cold-hardy white peach.  Red-skinned fruits are medium to large, very firm, freestone. 800 hours.  Self-fruitful. 

 

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PEAR

BARTLETT PEAR  World’s most popular pear.  Early mid-season, about August 1st.  High quality, tolerates hot summers.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful in most climates of the western U.S.  Elsewhere pollinated by Bosc,  D’Anjou,  Winter Nelis.

BLAKE’S PRIDE PEAR  New pear variety. A distinct blend of sugar and acid give it a rich, aromatic taste.  The skin is yellow and light golden in color.  Fruit is excellent eating quality, and the tree is fire blight resistant.  Ripens mid-August. 

BOSC PEAR  Long & narrow shape, brown skin.  Superb quality, one of the best.  Harvest late October.  Fresh/cooked. Susceptible to fireblight in warm, moist climates.  800 hours. Pollinated by Bartlett or other pear.

COMICE PEAR  The gift pack pear.  Sweet, aromatic, fine texture, superb flavor & quality - one of the best.  Short neck, greenish-yellow skin with red blush.  Mid-Sept harvest.  600 hours. Self-fruitful in most of western U.S., or plant with Bartlett.  

D’ANJOU PEAR  Large, short-necked, firm, good quality, keeps well.  Harvest September 1st, one month after the Bartlett in Central Cal.  800 hours.  Pollinated by Bartlett.

HARROW’S DELIGHT PEAR  Fire-blight resistant, with fruit similar to Bartlett.  Yellow skin with attractive red blush.  Smooth, fine flesh is especially flavorful.  Ripens mid-July.  800 hours.  Interfruitful with Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou, and Moonglow.

MOONGLOW PEAR  Fire-blight resistant. Large fruit for fresh use or canning. 700 hours. Pollenizer required; good pollenizer for other pears.

SENSATION RED BARTLETT PEAR High quality Bartlett-type fruit with attractive red skin. Relatively small tree. 700 hours. Self-fruitful in arid West. Elsewhere, pollenized by Bosc, D'Anjou, or other pear.

WARREN PEAR  Excellent quality dessert pear and highly resistant to fire blight.  Med. 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.  Harvest mid-August. Cold hardy to –20 deg. 600 hours.  Self-fruitful.

ASIAN PEAR

20TH CENTURY ASIAN PEAR  (Nijisseiki, apple pear)  Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored fruit is crisp like an apple.  Early to mid- Aug harvest in Central Cal. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree. 450 hours. Self-fruitful, or pollinated by Shinseiki, Bartlett, or other.

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-Aug in Central Cal. 450 hours.  Pollinated by Shinko, Chojuro, Bartlett, or 20th Century.

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PERSIMMON

Chocolate Persimmon Small to medium size, oblong, bright red skin. Sweet, spicy, firm, brown flesh, superb flavor-the choice of connoisseurs. Astringent until ripe. Good pollenizer for Coffeecake™ (Nishimura Wase). 200 hours. Self-fruitful.

FUYU PERSIMMON – JIRO (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)   (“Apple Persimmon”)  Medium size, flat shape, still hard when ripe, non- astringent.  Cool or hot climate.  Hardy, attractive, tree practically pest free.  200 hours.  Self-fruitful.

GIANT FUYU PERSIMMON (Not available until July when fully rooted) Larger, not so flat as Fuyu. Crunchy when ripe like Fuyu. Sweet, flavorful, non-astringent. Easy to grow, cool or hot climates. Fall harvest. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.

HACHIYA PERSIMMON (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)    Large, deep orange-red, acorn shaped.  Hot summer required to mature the fruit.  Sweet, flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe.  Mature fruit can be frozen and thawed to ripen.  Productive, ornamental.  200 hours.  Self-fruitful.

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PLUMS & PRUNES

BLACK GOLD PLUM Fruit is shiny black with golden flesh that is extremely sweet and juicy, no sour taste on the skin or at the pit. Ripens late July. 400-600 hours. Self-fruitful.

BURGUNDY PLUM  Maroon-colored skin and flesh.  Sweet with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor.  High taste test scores.  harvest mid-July to mid-Aug in Central Cal. Very productive. Narrow, upright habit. 400 hours.  Self-fruitful.

EARLY ITALIAN PRUNE (Richard’s)  Similar to the Italian, but sweeter, slightly larger, and more productive.  Shorter growing season requirement than the Italian (ripens 2-3 weeks earlier).800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

ELEPHANT HEART PLUM  Home-orchard favorite – large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, rich flavor, firm red flesh.   Dark reddish-purple mottled skin.  Long harvest season -Sept in Central Cal. Hardy, heavy-bearing.  500 hours. Pollinate with Beauty or Santa Rosa.

EMERALD BEAUT PLUM  One of the highest-rated plums in tastings at Dave Wilson Nursery.  Light green skin, yellow to orange freestone flesh.  Harvest begins late Aug. in Central Cal. Ripe fruit continues to sweeten, becomes exceptionally sweet, but remains crisp and crunchy. 600-700 hours.  Pollenizer required: Beauty, Burgundy, Late Santa Rosa, Flavor King Pluot.

FRENCH IMPROVED PRUNE  California’s commercial prune. Reddish-purple skin, dark amber flesh.  Very sweet, high quality fruit.  Dessert/canned/dry.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.

LATE SANTA ROSA PLUM Medium to large reddish-purple skin, amber flesh. Tart-sweet with rich flavor when fully ripe. Ripe about one month after Santa Rosa. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.

SANTA ROSA PLUM  Most popular plum in California.  Juicy, tangy, flavorful.  Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red.  Late June in Central Cal.  300 hours.  Self- fruitful.

SATSUMA PLUM Long-time favorite plum in California.  Mottled maroon over green skin, dark red meaty flesh.  Sweet, mild, not tart.  Excellent for jam.  Harvest late July. 300 hours. Pollinated by Santa Rosa or Beauty.

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 limbs bow gracefully to ground.  Easily espaliered.  400 hours. Self-fruitful.

SUPERIOR PLUM This Japanese-American hybrid has large, firm delicious fruit. Bears earlier and heavier than most plum trees. Ripens August-September.

 

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POMEGRANATE

AMBROSIA POMEGRANATE  POTTED ONLY  Fantastically huge fruit: up to 3 times the size of Wonderful.  Pale pink skin, purple sweet-tart juice, similar to Wonderful.  Long-lived, any soil, inland or coastal climate.  150 hours.  Self-fruitful.

ANGEL RED POMEGRANATE   Fruit is a beautiful red color and soft seeded. Produces 30 days earlier than Wonderful. Heavy bearing with uniform size and color.

EVERSWEET POMEGRANATE  POTTED ONLY  Very sweet, virtually seedless fruit.  Red skin, clear juice. Harvest late summer through fall. Large, showy, orange-red flowers. 150 hours. Self-fruitful.

GARNET SASH POMEGRANATE   POTTED ONLY  Vigorous tree sets big crop of large, dark red fruit with deep-red, partially edible sweet, tart seeds. Eat fresh or use in cooking. 150-200 hours. Self-fruitful.

PARFIANKA POMEGRANTE POTTED ONLY Large, beautiful, bright red fruit with very small edible seeds. Very high quality fruit. 100-200 hours. Self-fruitful.

SHARP VELVET POMEGRANATE POTTED ONLY  Large sized pomegranate with dark red fruit. Fine flavor, very tart.  Eat fresh or use in cooking. 150-200 hours. Self-fruitful.

SWEET POMEGRANATE  POTTED ONLY  Sweeter fruit than Wonderful, more widely adapted.  Small, glossy-leafed, ornamental tree with showy orange-red blossoms in late spring.  Very suitable to espalier and container growing.  Harvest late summer.  Unsplit ripe fruit stores in cool dry place for 2 months or more.  About 100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

WONDERFUL POMEGRANATE POTTED ONLY  Large, purple-red fruit with a delicious, tangy flavor.  Best quality in hot inland climate.  Bright red-orange bloom, ornamental foliage.  Long-lived, any soil.   150 hours.  Self-fruitful.

 

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MULTI-BUDDED FRUIT TREES
Multi-Budded fruit trees are those with multiple varieties grafted onto a single tree. They work well in small spaces or if you want many varieties of a specific fruit without taking care of multiple trees.
All multi-budded trees have varieties that will pollinate each other.
We offer the following trees:

APPLE 3-N-1                           

CHERRY 3-N-1             CHERRY 6-N-1 ESPALIER

ASIAN PEAR 3-N-1          

PEAR 3-N-1 DISEASE RESISTANT

PEAR 4-N-1 ESPALIER

PLUOT 4-N-1

FRUIT SALAD 4-N-1 (Peach, Nectarine, Plum, Apricot)  

 

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HYBRID FRUITS

COT-N-CANDY APRIUM   Apricot-plum hybrid.  Resembles an apricot, but with a distinctive flavor and texture all its own. White flesh is extra sweet and juicy with a plum aftertaste. Ripens one week later than Flavor Delight. Self-fruitful.

FLAVOR DELIGHT APRIUM INTERSPECIFIC  Apricot-plum hybrid.  Resembles an apricot, but with a distinctive flavor and texture all its own.  High taste-test scores – one of the most flavorful early season fruits.  Early June harvest. Less than 300 hours.  Self-fruitful, but biggest crops if pollinated by any apricot. 

SNOW PEACHARINE Peach x Nectarine cross. Freestone fruit has white flesh, low acid, and is delicious. Ripens late May. 400-600 hours.

PLUERRY SWEET TREAT Plum x Cherry cross. A new fruit type with the sweetness of a cherry and fresh plum flavor. Fruit is larger than a cherry and smaller than a plum. Prolific producer, the fruit will hang on the tree for over a month.

DAPPLE DANDY PLUOT INTERSPECIFIC Dependable setter and taste test winner, great plum-apricot flavor. Ripe skin is maroon w/ yellow dapple.  August harvest in Central Calif.  400-500 hours.  Pollenin by Flavor Supreme pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum. 

EMERALD DROP PLUOT Med to large in size. Green skin and a yellow-orange flesh.  Prolonged harvest.  Upright tree, sets heavy crops once established.  Harvest mid-July to late-August.  400 hours. Pollinated by Santa Rosa plum, or other pluot.

FLAVOR FINALE PLUOT  Light fleshed fruit with dark skin.  Wonderful late season pluot with long hang time. Harvest begins late Aug. and fruit is edible well into Oct. Upright tree sets large crops. 500 hours. Pollenizer required.

FLAVOR GRENADE PLUOT Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor. Taste-test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks. Pollenize with a Japanese
plum. 400 to 500 hours.

FLAVOR KING PLUOT INTERSPECIFIC  Taste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid with sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor.  Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh.  Harvest mid-August in Central Calif.  Naturally small tree.  400-500 hours. Pollinated by Flavor Supreme, Santa Rosa, or Late Santa Rosa. 

FLAVOR QUEEN PLUOT INTERSPECIFIC  Candy-like sweetness, wonderfully pleasing flavor. Greenish-yellow skin, orange flesh.  Prolonged harvest:  mid-July thru August.  4-500 hours.  Pollenized by early blooming Pluot or Burgundy Plum. 

FLAVOR SUPREME PLUOT INTERSPECIFIC  Taste test winner.  Plum-apricot hybrid with sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh.  Greenish-maroon mottled skin. June harvest in Central Cal, about 2 weeks before Santa Rosa.  700-800 hours. Pollinated by Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa, or other Pluot. 

 

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DWARF & MINI FRUIT TREES

FUJI APPLE DWARF - California’s favorite apple.  Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper.  Ripens mid-September.  Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties.  Grows 9-10 feet tall. Low chilling requirement – less than 500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

GARDEN DELICIOUS APPLE DWARF - Sweet, crisp, superb flavor, even in hot climates. Greenish-yellow with red blush to full red. Dessert/cooking apple, good keeper. 8-10 ft. tree, smaller with pruning. 600 hours. Self-fruitful.

PIXIE-COT APRICOT the first genetic dwarf apricot that meets the "Flavor Test" at Dave Wilson Nursery. The tree is compact, the fruit is medium-sized, of fine quality and ripens around June 1st in California's Central Valley. 600 hours.

BING CHERRY Genetic Dwarf Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe - superb flavor, #1 cherry.  Mid-season.  Large, vigorous tree.  Grows 9-10 feet tall. 700 hours.  Pollenized by Black Tartarian, Van, Rainier.  Also Stella in colder climates.

CRAIG’S CRIMSON CHERRY Genetic Dwarf Taste test winner.  Self-fruitful, natural semi-dwarf, perhaps the finest sweet cherry.  Dark red to nearly black, medium to large size, wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture.  Mid-season.  Grows 9-10 feet tall. 800 hours. 

LAPINS CHERRY Genetic Dwarf Self-fruitful dark red sweet cherry.  Large, firm, good flavor.  Similar to Van in color, Bing in shape. Great pollinator for Bing.  Sometimes sold as “Self-fruitful Bing.”  Grows 9-10 feet tall. 800 hours.

RAINIER CHERRY  Genetic Dwarf Large, yellow with red blush.  Sweet and flavorful - superior to Royal Ann.  Very cold hardy. Mid-season harvest.  Grows 8-12 feet tall. 700 hours.  Pollinator required.  Interfruitful with Van, Lambert, Black Tartarian, Bing.

NECTA ZEE MINIATURE NECTARINE  Sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone, beautiful red skin.  Mid-June to early July in Central Calif.  Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft.  Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine.  500 hours. Self-fruitful.  Pat. No. 6283.

NECTAR BABE MINIATURE NECTARINE  Excellent quality fruit: mid-season yellow freestone with sweet, rich, delicious flavor. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful.

GARDEN SUN MINIATURE PEACH  Yellow freestone, ripe one week after Elberta.  Sweet, mild, low acid.  4-5 ft. tree. Showy blossoms. 500 hours.  Self-fruitful.

HONEY BABE MINIATURE PEACH Sweet, yellow freestone with rich flavor. Heaving bearing tree reaching 5 feet. Excellent choice for home orchards. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

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NUTS

ALMOND
ALL-IN-ONE GENETIC SEMI-DWARF ALMOND  No.1 almond for home orchards.  Heavy crops of soft-shelled nuts with sweet flavorful kernels.  Hot summer required to ripen.    15 ft. tall tree. Very frost hardy.  500 hours.  Self-fruitful. 

CHESTNUT
COLOSSAL CHESTNUT  SEEDLING Thought to be a hybrid of the Asian and European chestnuts.High quality medium to large sized nuts fall easily from the hull, are easy to peel. Large, long-lived, spreading tree. 400-500 hours. Pollinated by Nevada or four to five Colossal seedlings.

NEVADA CHESTNUT  Pollenizer for the Colossal  - also a good producer.  One Nevada pollinates 8-10 Colossal trees.  Not tolerant of alkaline soil.  500 hours.  Pollinated by Colossal.

PECAN
MOHAWK PECAN MOHAWK PECAN  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)   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  (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Easy to grow, hardy tree.  Less fussy about soil & nutrition.  Long, tapered, medium-sized thin-shelled nuts.  Fine quality, mid-season.  250 hours. Self-fruitful.

PISTACHIO
KERMAN FEMALE PISTACHIO (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Long hot summers required to ripen. Do not disturb root ball when handling and planting.  Very slow-growing to 20-30 ft.  Drought-resistant.  800 hours.  Pollinated by Peters.

PETERS MALE PISTACHIO (AVAILABLE POTTED ONLY)  Pollenizer for Kerman.  Does not bear fruit.  One Peters pollinates up to eleven females (Kerman).  Do not disturb root ball when handling and planting. Drought-resistant once established.  800 hours.

WALNUT
All Walnuts are on No. Calif. Black Walnut roostocks.

AMBASSADOR (CARPATHIAN) WALNUT  From Idaho, cold hardy for severe climates.  1.25” nuts, thin shell, well sealed.  Plump, light-colored kernels, excellent flavor.  Young trees set heavy crops.  600 hours.  Self-fruitful.

CHANDLER WALNUT  Developed by UC Davis. Heavy bearing, high quality light-colored nuts. Good choice for backyard tree. Fall harvest. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.

FRANQUETTE WALNUT  Last English walnut to leaf out, less susceptible to spring frost damage.  Very large tree, excellent for shade.  Fair production of well sealed, thin-shelled, high quality nuts.  Pollenizer for Hartley.  700 hours.  Self-fruitful.  

HARTLEY WALNUT  Long-time no. 1 walnut in California for its quality and dependability.  Large, thin-shelled, well sealed nut. Light colored flavorful kernel.  700 hours. Self-fruitful.

IDAHO WALNUT Large, sweet, good quality nuts. Late blooming, medium sized tree with high yield. Self-fruitful.

MESA WALNUT Winter cold and summer heat tolerant tree. Produces well-sealed attractive nuts with light colored kernels. Self-fruitful.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BLACK WALNUT Medium sized nut tree, a native. Heavy bearing. Great shade tree too. Self-fruitful.

 

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GRAPES

WINE

CABERNET SAUVIGNON  Late season red wine grape, small, black, strongly flavored berry.  Vigorous, upright vine.   100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

MERLOT GRAPE  Black berry, used for distinctive red wines. Best quality in cooler regions.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

PINOT NOIR GRAPE  Small black berries that yield the famous French Burgundy wines.  Requires cool summers, cane pruning. Early harvest.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

SHIRAZ GRAPE This reddish black grape produces full, rich wines of intense color and flavor. Ripens mid-season (Sept). Self-fruitful.

ZINFANDEL GRAPE For fruity red wines. Medium size, round, juicy, reddish-black berry, early mid-season. Prefers mild winters, cool summers. Heavy bearing. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

TABLE

BLACK MONUKKA SEEDLESS GRAPE  Large, purplish-black, sweet, crisp.  Does not require as much summer heat as Thompson.  Fresh or raisins.  Early mid-season.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

CANADICE SEEDLESS GRAPE Red, very sweet, medium-sized fruit. For fresh use or raisins. Ripens in August. .  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

CONCORD EASTERN SEEDED GRAPE  Medium blue-black berry.  Excellent, strong flavor. Used as a table grape, jelly, and for juice.

CONCORD SEEDLESS GRAPE  American grape, a sport Concord.  Berries very similar to Concord, but seedless (or seeds very rare).  Bluish-black skin, green flesh, distinctive Concord flavor.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

FLAME SEEDLESS GRAPE  Medium-sized, light red.  Crisp, sweet, excellent flavor.  For fresh use or raisins.  Needs hot summer.  Ripens early, before Thompson.  Vigorous.  100 hours. Self-fruitful.

GOLDEN MUSCAT GRAPE  Large, egg-shaped berries are pale golden yellow when ripe. Characteristic European Muscat flavor and aroma. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

HIMROD GRAPE Hybrid of Thompson seedless. Highest quality pale green berries. Early harvest. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

PERLETTE SEEDLESS GRAPE  Pale green berry is crisp and juicy.  Larger than Thompson and 2 weeks earlier.  Requires less summer heat than Thompson to ripen.  100 hours.  Self-fruitful.

THOMPSON SEEDLESS GRAPE  Most popular grape in Calif. & Arizona.  Fresh & raisins.  Pale green, very sweet.  Thin the clusters for larger berries.  Needs plenty of heat.  100 hours.

 

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BERRIES

BLUEBERRIES

BLUECROP BLUEBERRY  No. 1 variety, the standard of excellence.  Upright, vigorous bush.  Very productive.  Large, firm, flavorful fruit doesn’t drop or crack.  Tolerates hot summers if soil is moist, acidic, and high in humus. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.

BLUERAY BLUBERRY  Best variety for hot climates.  Large, firm fruit, excellent flavor.  Upright, vigorous bush, very productive.  Blueberry culture requires soil that is moist, acidic, and high in humus.  800 hours.  Self-fruitful.  Ripens early to mid-season.  

CHANDLER BLUEBERRY Extremely large fruit (almost the size of a cherry). Mid to late season harvest, will continue producing over a six week period.

DARROW BLUEBERRY Very large fruit (some reach half dollar size), light blue color, flavorful, and mildly tart. Vigorous growth. Does best in less cold areas.  850-1000 hours. Self-fruitful.

HARDYBLUE BLUEBERRY Dark blue, medium-sized sweet berries. Heavy yields. Adaptable to clay soil. Self-fruitful, but plant two varieties for biggest crops.

JUBILEE BLUEBERRY  Midseason.  Jubilee bushes are upright and quite compact, with fruit borne on the outer periphery of the bush. 500-700 hours.

LEGACY BLUEBERRY Late mid-season. Vigorous, upright, high yielding variety that is very consistent yearly. Medium-sized fruit with a very superior flavor and sweetness. Self-fruitful, but plant two varieties for biggest crops.

MISTY BLUEBERRY  Southern Highbush (low chill requirement, tolerates heat). Excellent flavor, early harvest. Does well in inland heat.

O’NEAL BLUEBERRY  Southern Highbush (low chill requirement, tolerates heat).  Large fruit is especially sweet and flavorful.  Early season.  Soil must be high in humus.  5-6 ft. bush.  200 hours.  Self-fruitful, but plant 2 varieties for biggest crops.

PATRIOT BLUEBERRY Cold-hardy, early season blueberry with consistent crops. Low-growing, adaptable to many soil types.

PINK LEMONADE BLUEBERRY An interesting new variety that bears translucent white berries which mature to bright pink when ripe. Sweet, firm fruit with nice texture.

SOUTH MOON BLUEBERRY  Early season.  Southern Highbush variety, vigorous grower.  Soil must be high in humus.   Chilling requirement is 500 hours.  Self-fruitful, but plant 2 varieties for biggest crops.

TOP HAT BLUEBERRY Similar in shape to a mound-shaped spiraea. Beautiful plant form with fine quality berries. Great ornamental for planters or walkways.

 

CURRANTS and GOOSEBERRIES
Varieties to be determined.

BLACKBERRIES

APACHE (Thornless) Very large fruit on vigorous erect canes with good yields and fruit quality. Grows well in hot summer climates. Ripens mid-June.

BLACK BUTTE “World’s Largest” blackberry, 1” in diameter by 2” long, almost twice the size of other blackberries. Grows on trailing canes, best in areas that stay above 10 degrees. Has firmer fruit that is suitable for fresh eating. Ripens late June.

BLACK SATIN (Thornless)  Medium to large.  Black.  Honey sweet flavor.  Vigorous grower, excellent for home gardens.  New, heavy-yielding semi-erect thornless type, with improved quality and hardiness.  Rarely suckers, very disease resistant.  Ripens in July.

CHESTER (Thornless) Large fruit with very good flavor.  Sweet, high quality, and firm.  Will not soften, leak, or lose color in hot weather.  Late season producer with a very long production season.

DIRKSEN (Thornless)  Large black fruit with excellent quality and flavor, and high sugar content.  Resistant to anthracnose.  Ripens early July.

MARION  Medium to large.  Fruit is bright red, firm, very flavorful.  Produced on vigorous, trailing canes.  Suitable for home freezing and canning.  Leading variety in Pacific North- west.  Ripens mid-July to mid-August.

OLALLIE  Large (1” long, ” thick) shiny black, firm berry. Sweeter and less tart than others.  Vigorous grower, very productive.  Hardy to 10 degrees F.  Low chill requirement. Commercially planted in California for market.  Ripens late May to early July.

BOYSENBERRIES

BOYSENBERRY (Thornless)  Medium reddish-black berry.  A less vigorous grower with lower fruit yields compared to Regular Boysenberry.  Good for mild winter areas.  Popular with home owners because its thornless.  Ripens in June.

BOYSENBERRY (Regular)  Large (1.5” long, 1” thick) non-shiny reddish-black colored berry.  Soft, very juicy, sweet-tart berry.  Good for canning, freezing, and eating fresh.  Ripens in June.

LOGANBERRY(Thornless)  Medium-large (1 ¼” long, ¾” thick).  Lavender-red berry.  Does not darken while ripening.  Soft, tart, or sour fruit because of high acidity.  Excellent for pies, juice, canning and wine making.  Ripens in June.

RASPBERRIES

AUTUMN BRITTEN (Red, Everbearing) Autumn Britten has an early season and ripens two to three weeks earlier than Heritage. Fruit is of excellent quality. It is very large, firm, conic shaped, red in color, and flavorful. The plant has upright growth and is moderately vigorous, requiring closer spacing. It is a sister seedling to Autumn Bliss, but is more productive than Autumn Bliss at each picking.

FALL GOLD  (Yellow, Everbearing) Very sweet, yellow, large, juicy, and firm.  Very winter hardy.  Vigorous.  Ripens July-August, and fall.

SAANICH (Red, Summer bearing) Saanich is very productive,  and produces some of the highest yields. The glossy, firm, excellent quality fruit have fine drupelets and a very pleasant flavor that is comparable to Tulameen. The canes are spineless with laterals that are short and bend easily without breaking, and so are able to carry the high yield.

TULAMEEN (Red, Summer bearing) Tulameen  has very large, long conic, medium red, glossy, firm fruit.  Longest fruiting season of all summer varieties (50 days). Excellent for fresh market due to flavor and size. Moderately susceptible to root rot; resistant to the common strain of raspberry mosaic virus complex and to powdery mildew.

STRAWBERRIES

ALBION STRAWBERRY (Everbearing)  Known for its very large fruit and conical shape. Pleasant, sweet flavor. Resist to verticillium wilt and crown rot.

CAMAROSA STRAWBERRY This short day variety produces large, bright, firm and flavorful fruit.  Ships and stores well when picked at full color.  Early producer.

CHANDLER (June bearing) Very large.  Medium red, glossy, attractive finish. Long conical to long wedge shaped.  High yielding.  Excellent quality fruit, much firmer than Douglas.  Excellent coastal variety.  Adapted to winter and summer plantings. 

OUT! SEQUOIA (Everbearing)  Very large.  Medium red color, not good for shipping but great for home owner.  The sweetest, best tasting strawberry, and the most popular.  #1 recommended variety for back yard use.  Blooms 10 weeks after planting.

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SMALL VEGGIES & FRUIT

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES Perennial.  Produces edible tubers which are good in salads, boiled, or in soups.  Plants good for landscaping, making a high hedge in one season.  Ripens fall.

ASPARAGUS (U.C. 157)  Perennial vegetable.  Plants take 2-3 years to come into full production, then furnish delicious spears every spring for 10-15 years.  Tall, feathery, graceful, highly ornamental plants.  U.C. 157 produces earlier, is more uniform in color and size, more productive than other varieties.

PURPLE PASSION ASPARAGUS Perennial vegetable. Plants take 2-3 years to come into full production, then furnish delicious spears every spring for 10-15 years.  Tall, feathery, graceful, highly ornamental plants. Attractive purple spears with mild, nutty flavor, and sweeter than other varieties. Raw it can be added to salads for a splash of color. Turns green when cooked.

HORSERADISH Large, coarse herb cultivated for its roots as a relish. Harvest roots in winter or spring. Mature plant is 3’x 5’.

VICTORIA CHERRY RHUBARB (Seedlings) Vigorous, deep red, heavy thick stalks.  Tart flavored, succulent.  Great for pies, sauces, and canning.  Perennial.  Some variation in coloring will be seen from plant to plant.

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ORNAMENTAL TREES

AUTUMN BLAZE MAPLE Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Dense, oval shaped canopy, green foliage. Fall color is brilliant orange-red.  Reaches 50’ x 40’. Sunset zones 1-9, 14-24.

OCTOBER GLORY MAPLE Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’   Nearly round canopy, glossy green foliage.  Better suited to mild winter and hot summer climates than other maples.  Showy red fall color. Ample soil moisture required.  Reaches 40’x 35’. Sunset zones 1-9, 14-24.

RED SUNSET MAPLE Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’   Upright growth to 40’.  Oval shaped canopy, glossy dark green leaves, bright red or orange-red fall color.  Ample soil moisture required. 
Sunset zones 1-9, 14-17.

CANDIED APPLE WEEPING FLOWERING CRABAPPLE  Malus ‘Candied Apple Weeping’  Small tree, weeping form, 15’ x 15’.  New foliage reddish, aging to dark green.  Flowers large, purplish pink.  Small fruits are brilliant red.  Excellent resistance to fireblight and mildew.  Sunset zones 1-11, 14-21. 

PRAIRIFIRE CRABAPPLE Malus ‘Prairifire’  Crimson buds followed by long-lasting single, hot pink blossoms. Persistent dark red fruit. New foliage is reddish-maroon, aging to reddish-green. Highly resistant to fireblight, scab, cedar apple rust, and powdery mildew. 20’ x 20’

QUAKING ASPEN  Populus tremuloides  Very distinctive tree -light green round leaves flutter and shimmer in the slightest breeze.  Fast growing, 30’ tall, 15’ wide.  Smooth bark, light grayish to white.  Bright yellow fall color.  Sunset zones 1-7.

VELVET TOUCH RUSSIAN OLIVE A special selection found to have far fewer thorns and larger, longer, velvety leaves.  Trunk & branches covered with shredding brown bark which contrasts with willow-like 2” long, velvety, silver gray leaves.  Appears to be seedless but still observing trees in various plantings. 25’x25’

KRAUTER VESUVIUS FLOWERING PLUM Prunus cer. ‘Krauter Vesuvius’   Dark purple leaves, light pink blossoms, little or no fruit.  Relatively small tree, 18’ high, 12’ wide.  Favorite purple-leaf plum for California.  Foliage of newly planted tree sometimes greenish until vigorous growth begins.

ARISTOCRAT FLOWERING PEAR Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’ Showy snow-white blossoms in spring.  Attractive, glossy foliage turns purplish-red in fall.  Fast-growing pyramidal shape, to 40’ or more.  Narrower than Bradford.  Pat. No. 3193.

NEW BRADFORD FLOWERING PEAR Pyrus calleryana ‘’Holmford’  Snow- white bloom in the early spring.  Attractive, glossy foliage turns orande/red in the fall.  Moderately upright growth to 35’ tall and 30’ wide. Stronger branching than original Bradford enabling it to withstand strong winds.

CAPITAL FLOWERING PEAR Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’  New disease-resistant selection from the National Arboretum. Columnar form especially useful in landscapes. Profuse white blossoms, glossy foliage. Purple-orange fall color. Mature trees 30’ tall x 12’ wide.

BLACK LOCUST Robinia pseudoacacia Fast growing tree that can adapt to dry hot regions and will take poor soil. Has white, fragrant flowers in the spring. Can reach 75’.

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’x30’ or larger.

‘FAN GIANT BLUE’ WILLOW Salix blanda ‘Fan Giant’  Reported to be less susceptible to borers than Salix babylonica .  Very vigorous, leaves bluish-green, broader than S. babylonica. Growth habit somewhat less weeping.  40-50’.  Wider than tall.

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VINES & SHRUBS

BLUE WISTERIA  Wisteria sinensis ‘Blue’  Lightly fragrant blue flowers.  Spring bloom, and again late summer. Fast growth 25-30 ft. long.  Sun or part shade.  Deciduous vine. Will bloom in considerable shade.

COOKE’S PURPLE WISTERIA Wisteria sinensis ‘Cooke’s Purple’  Lightly fragrant purple flowers. Spring bloom, and again late summer. 25-30’ long.  Full sun, part shade. Deciduous vine.    

PINK WISTERIA  Wisteria sinensis x floribunda ‘Rosea Beni Fuji’  Lightly fragrant pink flowers.  Spring bloom, and again late summer. Fast growth to 25-30’ long.  Full sun to part shade.  Deciduous vine.

WHITE WISTERIA  Wisteria floribunda ‘Longissima Alba’ Fragrant white flowers. Spring bloom, and again late summer.  Fast growth to 25-30’ long.  Full sun to part shade. Deciduous vine.

PINK FLOWERING ALMOND Deciduous shrub with fantastic double pink flowers in early spring.  Upright growth to 6 ft. tall and wide.

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ALTHEAS

Hibiscus syriacus varieties
Deciduous shrubs, 10-12’ tall, with summer beautiful hibiscus flowers.  Sunset zones 1-21.

ARDENS Double pink to blue flowers w/red throat.

BLUE BIRD Single blue flowers with purple throat. Blooms early summer to first frost.

DANICA Double white flowers w/ red/pink edging.

 

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LILACS

CRYSTAL WHITE LILAC Stunning white flowers against bright green leaves. Early to mid season bloomer. Full sun (light shade in hottest areas). Alkaline soil and average water. 10-15' bush.

KATHERINE HAVEMEYER LILAC  Double pink flowers.  Full flowering and color reached in 2-3 years.  Plants bloom best after cold winters.  Full sun (light shade in the hottest areas), alkaline soil, and average water.  10-15’ bush.

KRASAVITSA MOSKVY LILAC “Beauty of Moscow” Lavender-rose tinted buds open to creamy white double flowers. Full sun (light shade in the hottest areas).  Alkaline soil and average water.  10’ high 6-8' wide bush.

TINKERBELLE LILAC Incredible wine-red flower buds open to pink. Pleasing spicy fragrance. Full sun (light shade in the hottest areas), alkaline soil, and average water. Mature height is 5-6'.

 

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CONIFER SEEDLINGS

DOUG FIR BLUE Pseudotsuga menziesii   50 ft. tall, 20-30 ft. wide.  Full sun or light shade.  Sunset zones 1-10, 14-17.

RED FIR Abies magnifica ‘Shastens’  80 ft. tall, 30-40 ft. wide.  Also known as Silver Tip.  Needs afternoon shade.  Sunset zones 1-7.

WHITE FIR  Abies concolor  80-120 ft. tall, 30-50 ft. wide.  Filtered sun or afternoon shade.  Sunset zones 1-9, 14-24. 

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CROP FAILURES

Golden Muscat Grape

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How to Reserve Your Bareroot Order

There are two ways you can reserve your bareroot order:

1) Place an order over the phone. Call us at (530) 626-3494 and tell us you want to place a bareroot order. We will take the necessary information along with a small deposit (the deposit must be placed to reserve your order). We can take your credit card info over the phone. Once your order comes in (between late November through January, depening on what you ordered), we will call you to pick up your items.

2) Come into the Nursery. We will take the necessary information along with a small deposit (the deposit must be placed to reserve your order). Once your order comes in (between late November through January, depening on what you ordered), we will call you to pick up your items.

Sorry, at this time, we do not accept orders over the web. We also do not ship orders, so if you plan to reserve anything, be sure you can pick it up in Placerville!


BUYING BAREROOT PLANTS

Benefits:

  • Success: buying and planting a bareroot plant gives it the best possible chance of acclimating to the soil and the planting conditions.
  • Rootstock: most of our fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks specifically designed for El Dorado County. They tolerate clay soil better than others and are early bearing, so you have a better chance of getting the best fruit earlier, and a healthy tree.  
  • Cost: it is cheaper to buy plants in bareroot form versus potted.

What to consider before purchasing:

  • Do you have deer?  If so, you have options.  You can fence the individual plants, or a whole area.  You can purchase plants that are tall already, so they will outgrow the deer’s reach.  You also can use repellants, such as Liquid Fence, or a “Scarecrow” sprinkler to keep the critters at bay.  The deer factor may determine if you’d like us to prune your bareroot plants or not. Read our handout on “Backyard Orchard Culture” for planting ideas.  
  • How will your new plants be watered?  Obviously, irrigation is necessary for your plants to survive, especially during the summer months. Before you plant, consider how they will be watered. Drip?  Hose?  Fire hydrant? Be sure to read our irrigation handouts for tips.
  • Do you need a pollenizer to get the best fruit set? Some fruit trees need another variety to produce fruit, or will produce better fruit if another variety is present. The tree tag or the attached list will tell you, or ask us.
  • How wide will my trees get?  They will get as wide as you let them get tall. You have control over the size.
  • Does the planting hole drain well?  Good drainage is essential for your plants, especially fruit trees. To see if you have adequate drainage, fill the planting hole with water.  It should drain within 12 hours.  If not, move the location, or mound up soil to create drainage.

 Items to Ensure Success with Your Bareroot Plants:

  • Triple super phosphate (0-45-0) or Fish Bone Meal.  Our soil lacks this essential mineral. Generally, one pound per tree, or pound per berry bush. 
  • Soil amendment, such as Soil Building Compost or Kellogg’s Amend
  • Gopher baskets
  • Tree stakes and tie tape
HAPPY PLANTING!

Buying Guide PDF Version