3 IN 1 COMBINATION APPLE
Combination of different apples. See tree for a listing of specific varieties. Must keep all three pruned so one variety doesn't overtake the others.
ARKANSAS BLACK SPUR APPLE
Large, late season, dark red skin apple. High quality even where summer nights are warm. For dessert and cooking. Keeps many months. Partly self-fruitful.
Superb late season fruit. Very crisp and tangy. Excellent keeper. Green with a dark red blush. Self-fruitful.
Recent introduction from Japan that quickly became California’s favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Self-fruitful.
(Original Gala) 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. Self-fruitful.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE
(Yellow Delicious) Long time favorite. Know for its sweetness. Very reliable producer. Pollenizer for Red Delicious. Self-fruitful.
GRANNY SMITH APPLE
From New Zealand. Large, late, green all-purpose. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. Prolonged bloom: good pollenizer for other apples. Self-fruitful.
(Red Gravenstein) Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, tart. Green with red stripes. Early bloom, early harvest. Pollen-sterile, pollenizer required: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious.
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 in late September to late October. Pollinator required: Gala, Granny Smith, or Red Delicious but not Golden Delicious.
Superb flavor – connoisseur’s choice. A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Yellow with red-orange blush. Crisp, juicy, subacid, all-purpose. Pollinated by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith or Red Delicious, but not Golden Delicious.
(Double Red Jonathan) Heavy annual bearer, high quality when well grown. Cooks well. Medium to dark red. Crisp, juicy, moderately tart, flavorful. Self-fruitful.
Very early summer cooking apple. Derived from Yellow Transparent, but is a better keeper. Can be picked for sauce and pies as soon as the fruit has reached full size. Fruit is ready for eating when it has some yellow on the skin. Very crispy and juicy, with a balance of acid and sugar. Very winter hardy and is resistant to apple scab. Pollenizer required: McIntosh, Spartan, Liberty. and Wealthy.
(Rogers McIntosh) Round, bright to dark red over green, superb quality in cool climates. Crisp, aromatic, subacid, sweet. Dessert/cooking. Early harvest. Partly self-fruitful, or pollinated by Red Delicious, Gala, or other.
NORTHPOLE COLUMNAR APPLE
New hot climate apple from Eastern 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 Calif. About 3 weeks after Fuji. Self-fruitful.
RED DELICIOUS APPLE
Long time favorite apple. Good pollenizer for most other apples. Pick when crisp for best flavor. Pollinated by Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji and Gala.
Redder-skinned sport of Fuji. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Ripe September-October in Central Calif. Excellent pollenizer for apple varieties. Self-fruitful.
ROME BEAUTY APPLE
Late blooming apple that is primarily used for cooking. Very heavy producer. Self-fruitful.
Old variety - regarded by some as the very best dessert apple. Red over yellow skin, yellowish flesh. Firm, juicy, moderately sweet, renowned flavor. Good keeper. Pollinator required.
A popular apple for cold northern regions. Ripens in early fall just ahead of Honeycrisp. Crisp, juicy with an exotic yellow flesh, very sweet with an unusal cherry candy flavor. Pollinator required: Gala, or Golden Delicious.
(Stayman Double Red Winesap) Long-time favorite late red apple. Juicy, smooth texture. Lively flavor, used fresh or cooked. Pollen-sterile, pollinated by Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Liberty.
CHINESE (MORMON) APRICOT
Cold hardy, frost hardy, sets heavy crops of small to medium size sweet fruit. Recommended for difficult, spring frost-prone climates. Self-fruitful.
Productive even in cold, humid climates. Medium size fruit with golden yellow skin and yellow-orange, freestone flesh. Juicy with tangy flavor, used fresh and for freezing and canning. Self-fruitful.
From Canada. Frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large fruit ripens early to mid-June in Central Calif. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor – one of the best. Self-fruitful.
No. 1 apricot for canning, excellent fresh or dried as well. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor – one of the best. Widely adapted. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning. Self-fruitful.
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. Self-fruitful.
3 IN 1 COMBINATION
Combination of three different cherries. See tree for a listing of specific varieties. Must keep all three pruned so one variety doesn't overtake the others.
Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe – superb flavor, the No. 1 cherry. Mid-season. Large vigorous tree. Poll. By Black Tart, Van, Rainier. Also Stella in colder climates.
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.
Large, black, late harvest. Highest quality, rivaling Bing. Less susceptible to cracking due to later season. Pollinated by Van, Rainier, or Black Tartarian.
New, from Canada. Self-fruitful, dark red sweet cherry. Large, firm, good flavor. Similar to Van in color, Stella in shape. Sometimes sold as ‘Self-fertile Bing”. Ripens 4 days after Bing.
MONTMORENCY SOUR CHERRY
large, light red skin, yellow flesh. Perfect for cobblers, pies, etc. Extremely winter hardy. Very heavy bearing. Self-fruitful.
RAINIER SWEET CHERRY
Yellow with red blush. Sweet and flavorful. Very cold hardy. Pollinated by Bing, Lambert, Black Tart and Van.
ROYAL ANN CHERRY
Long-time favorite yellow sweet cherry for eating fresh or canning. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with Van and Black Tart, not Bing.
Self-fruitful – no pollenizer needed. Large, nearly black, richly flavored sweet cherry similar to its parent, Lambert. Late harvest. Pollinates Bing, except in mild winter climates.
Late harvest fruit and resists cracking and remains firm when picked and eaten. Dark red fruit with a unique sweet flavor. Self-fruitful.
UTAH GIANT CHERRY
One of the best sweet cherries. Larger and more flavorful than bing or lambert. Good canner with no doubles. Pollinated by Bing, Lambert, Rainier, and Van.
Very cold hardy, reliable, heavy bearing. Fine fruit similar to Bing, though usually smaller. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries.
ARCTIC JAY NECTARINE
A white nectarine with very attractive; firm fruit. Richly flavored with a balance of acid and sugar. Freestone, self-fruitful.
Orange-yellow skin blushed with mottled dark red. Medium size, firm, yellow freestone that is sweet. Self-fruitful.
Popular large, yellow freestone. Early harvest is firm-ripe and tangy; later harvest is sweet with rich flavor. Self-fruitful.
GARDEN DELIGHT MINIATURE
Large, yellow freestone that is sweet, delicious and refreshing. Heavy bearing 5-6' tree. Easy to protect from frost. Self-fruitful.
GOLDMINE WHITE NECTARINE
Long-time favorite in Calif. And Western Oregon. Small to medium size white-fleshed freestone. Aromatic, juicy, sweet. Ripe in August. Self-fruitful.
Sweet, firm yellow semi-freestone. One of the sweetest nectarines available. Cold hardy and self-fruitful.
Bright red skin, firm yellow freestone. Rich flavor, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Consistently very high-scoring in taste tests. Winter and frost hardy, very reliable producer. Self-fruitful.
Very cold hardy, frost hardy, late bloom. Crops after sub-zero winters. Large, red-skinned yellow freestone, rich tangy flavor- very high scoring in taste tests. Highly recommended. Self-fruitful.
NECTA ZEE MINIATURE NECTARINE
Sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone, beautiful red skin. Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. Self-fruitful.
Sweet, juicy white freestone. Harvests early seaon. Long time favorite. Self-fruitful.
Mid - late season harvest. Yellow freestone with a red blush. Nice sweet flavor that also freezes well. Self-fruitful.
Mid - late season harvest. Yellow freestone with a yellow skin. Good sweet flavor, excellent for canning or freezing. Self-fruitful.
Famous yellow free-stone. Classic, rich peach flavor: High scoring in taste tests. Use fresh, canned, or cooked. Self-fruitful.
ELDORADO MINIATURE PEACH
Exceptionally high quality, richly flavored fruit. Yellow freestone, attractive red blushed skin. Harvest early to mid June. 4-5’ tree. Self-fruitful.
Yellow freestone with slight red blush. Resistant to peach-leaf curl. Heavy bearing, excellent for canning or fresh eating. Self-fruitful.
GARDEN GOLD MINIATURE
Delicious yellow freestone. More vigorous than other miniatures. 5-6' tree. Self-fruitful.
GLEASON EARLY ELBERTA PEACH
Also called Improved Elberta or Lemon Elberta . Reliable frost hardy yellow freestone for Utah. Juicy, rich flavor. Harvest 10 days before Elberta. Use canned, fresh, or frozen. Self-fruitful.
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. Mid-season harvest, about two weeks before Elberta. Use fresh, canned or frozen. Winter and frost hardy. Self-fruitful.
Red-skinned yellow freestone. Ripens mid-season. Sweet, flavorful, medium size fruit. Non-browning flesh. Self-fruitful.
HONEY BABE MINIATURE PEACH
Sweet, yellow freestone; rich peach flavor. Heavy bearing 5' tree. Excellent choice for backyards. Self-fruitful.
J.H. HALE PEACH
Old variety, still one of the best. Very large, firm, superb flavor. Use fresh or canned. Excellent frost hardiness. Another nectarine or peach needed to pollinate.
JULY ELBERTA PEACH
Also called Early Elberta. Reliable, heavy crops. Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone. Fresh, canning or freezing. Self-fruitful.
Popular fresh market yellow freestone now available for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Good for freezing. Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. Self-fruitful.
World’s most widely planted peach. High quality yellow freestone. Very frost hardy. Use fresh or frozen. Self-fruitful.
REDSKIN ELBERTA PEACH
Cross of Redhaven and Elberta. Excellent quality all-purpose yellow freestone. Frost hardy. Self-fruitful.
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. Very showy blossom. Self-fruitful.
SNOW BEAUTY PEACH
Large, firm white freestone with attractive red skin. Low acid, high sugar with a tantalizing flavor. Self-fruitful.
SUGAR LADY WHITE PEACH
New white flesh freestone, already a favorite at fruit stands. Sweet, mild flavor, no tartness, very firm. Beautiful dark, red skin. Self-fruitful.
Large, firm, fine-flavored yellow freestone. Bright red skin over yellow. Consistent producer. Self-fruitful.
WHITE LADY WHITE PEACH
Among the best of the new, low acid/high sugar white peaches. A farmers market favorite. Red-skinned fruits are medium to large, very firm, freestone. Self-fruitful.
2 IN 1 COMBINATION PEAR
Combination of two different pears. See tree for a listing of specific varieties. Must keep both pruned so one variety doesn't overtake the others.
20TH CENTURY ASIAN PEAR
Juicy, sweet, mild flavored is crisp like an apple. Keeps well. Easy to grow is heavy bearing small tree. Self-fruitful.
World’s most popular pear. Early to midseason. High quality, tolerates hot summers. Self-fruitful in most climates of the Western U.S.
Long and narrow shape with brown skin. Superb quality, one of the best. Use fresh or cooked. Pollinated by bartlett or other pear.
CHOJURO ASIAN PEAR
Russeted golden brown skin. Crisp like an apple when ripe. Pollenized by Hosui, Shinko, or other Asian pears.
The 'gift pack' pear. Sweet, aromatic, fine texture, superb flavor and quality. One of the best. Short neck, greenish-yellow skin with red blush. Self-fruitful in most Western U.S., or plant with Bartlett.
Large, short-necked, firm, good quality, keeps well. Pollinated by Bartlett.
HOSUI ASIAN PEAR
Consistentley rated one of the best tasting Asian pears around. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, and refreshing. Pollinated by: Chojuro, Bartlett or 20th Century.
KIKUSUI ASIAN PEAR
Juicy, sweet, yellow-skinned fruit. Crisp like an apple. Superb fresh eating, one of the best. Keeps well. Partly self-fruitful or pollinated by 20th Century or other.
RED D'ANJOU PEAR
Large, short-necked pear. Stores well, excellent quality and smooth texture. Strong red color. Pollinate with Bartlett.
SHINSUI ASIAN PEAR
Small to medium size fruit, light yellow-brown russet skin. Flesh is fine textured, crisp and sweet. Pollinate with other asain pears.
SHINSEIKI ASIAN PEAR
Juicy, refreshing, sweet, crisp like an apple when ripe. Easy to grow, and keeps well. Bright yellow skin, vigorous heavy bearing. Self-fruitful.
ELEPHART 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. Hardy, heavy bearing. Pollinate with Beauty or Santa Rosa.
Light green skin, greenish yellow to orange freestone flesh. Ripe fruit continues to sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet. Ripe fruit holds on tree for 2 months or more. Pollinated by: Late Santa Rosa or Flavor King Pluot.
GREEN GAGE PLUM
European plum. Small to medium size, richly flavored, very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. Tender, juicy, rich flavor. Relatively small tree. Self-fruitful.
large, purple skin, freestone. Rich flavor, very sweet when fully ripe. Use fresh, dried or canned. Vigorous, cold hardy tree. Late blooming. Self-fruitful.
"Improved Satsuma". Large, red-fleshed, sweet, juicy and firm. Small pit, nearly freestone. Mottled maroon over green skin. Use fresh or cooked. Pollinate by Santa Rosa.
SANTA ROSA PLUM
Most popular plum in California and Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Self-fruitful
Long time favorite plum in California. Mottled maroon over green skin. Dark red meaty flesh. Sweet, mild, not tart. Excellent for jam. Pollinated by Santa Rosa or Beauty.
DAPPLE DANDY PLUOT
Ranks as one of the best flavored pluots. Creamy white and red-fleshed freestone. Skin is greenish-yellow with red spots turning to a maroon. Pollinate with Flavor Supreme or Santa Rosa
FLAVOR KING PLUOT
Unique plum-apricot hybrid with sestational bouguet and sweet, spicy flavor. Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh. Pollinate with Flavor Sumpreme or Santa Rosa.
Early blooming tree with extremely sweet fruit. Color is pale green with green flesh. Pollinate with another pluot.
Sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Greenish-maroon mottled skin. Pollinate iwth Santa Rosa or other Pluot.
Genetic semi dwarf almond. Heavy crops of soft shel nuts with sweet kernels. Winter and frost hardy.Self-fruitful.
The most productive almond variety. Blooms and harvests just before Mission. Well sealed, semi-hard shell, slightly smaller than mission. Pollinizer required: Interfruitful with Mission, All-in-one, and Nonpareil.
HALLS HARDY ALMOND
Medium size semi-hard shell almond with a delicious sweet kernel. Cold hardy, and a heavy bearer. Semi-self-fruitful, but does better with another almond nearby.
Late blooming, productive tree. Hard-shell nut with short, plump kernel. Interfuritful with All-In-One, Nonpareil, Price, and Carmel. Pollenizer required.
DESERT KING FIG
Light green 'white' skin, strawberry colored pulp. Rich flavor, excellent fresh eating. Large spring crop, prune only lightly and occasionally so as not to disrupt the spring crop.
Small tree often grown as a large shrub. Delta has richly flavored, medium sized nuts. Likes partial shade. Pollinated by: Gamma.
Small tree often grown as a large shrub. Epsilon has a medium size nut and will pollinate Zeta.
Small tree often grown as a large shrub. Zeta has a large nut size and will pollinate Epsilon.
Cold hardy Carpathian hybrid for severe climates, from Idaho. 1 ¼ inch nuts, thin shell, well sealed. Plump, light-colored kernels, excellent flavor. Young trees set heavy crops. Self-fruitful.
Cold hardy Carpathian-type. Large, sweet, high quality kernel. Bears young and heavy. Vigorous tree. Self-fruitful.