The 2018 fruit tree list at Johnson's Nursery includes an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees, and currant shrubs. Also returning are two of the very popular Urban Apple® columnar apple trees for patio gardening and small landscapes. Fruit trees sell out quickly every year; we recommend calling to reserve your plants sooner than later.Training & Pruning Fruit Trees.
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Cortland Apple is known for producing large sized fruits that are striped red with a yellow background. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Fruit is juicy, moderately sweet and will store well if refrigerated. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
A sport of Gala apple that was selected for its darker red color and slightly striped skin. Produces sweet and crispy fruit that is excellent for fresh use. Gala is in the top 10 apple varieties grown by volume in the U.S. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
A very cold hardy, early ripening apple - early September. Outstanding quality for an early apple! Good for both fresh eating and cooking. The fruit keeps much longer than many older early ripening varieties. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Tangy Green™ Urban Apple® is a columnar apple that is part of the Urban Apple series. This variety produces green skinned apples that are tart and crisp. Being a columnar apple, this variety takes up little space so now even those with little yard space can grow apples! 2018: Available in #7 containers.
A columnar apple that is part of the Urban Apple® series. This variety produces green/yellow colored apples that develop a red blush when ripe. The fruit is juicy and sweet. The columnar form makes it advantageous for those who have little space. 2018: Available in #7 containers.
Rainier sweet cherry has exceptionally large fruits with a high sugar content. The fruit is yellow with a nice red blush. Noted for its wonderful flavor and fruit quality. Highly prized and much sought after for its delicious fruit. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Noted for its very high yields of light colored red and slightly yellow fleshed fruits with a mild cherry flavor. Montmorency is an old tart cherry variety and has become the #1 tart cherry variety commercially grown in the U.S. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Bears large mahogany colored fruits that are sweet and crisp. It is one of few sweet cherry varieties that is self-pollinating which makes it an excellent variety for the home grower. Lapins is also a popular commercial variety. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
A large fruited tart cherry variety that bears deep red cherries with a yellow flesh. Grows very well in the upper mid-west where tart cherries do best and is excellent for urban home growers due to its smaller stature. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
North Star cherry is a dwarf tart cherry that grows 8′-10′ tall on average. It is a ‘Morello type’ so has very dark red flesh and a nice strong cherry flavor. Excellent for the home grower as very cold hardy. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Contender peach produces large fruits that have a small pit and excellent red skin color. Great for canning and fresh use. This variety has also been found to be very cold hardy and has survived in northern growing areas where other peach varieties fail. 2018: Available in #7 containers.
Reliance peach is an extremely cold hardy peach that was bred for northern climates. Considered to be one of the hardiest peach varieties. The fruit is soft, sweet and very juicy. Medium sized fruits. Great for canning, cooking and fresh use. 2018: Available in #7 containers.
Bartlett pear is a very old European pear and is the #1 pear variety grown in the U.S. for canned pears. Sweet, juicy pear with a yellow skin color. This variety excels for canning and fresh use. Best when picked at the green/ripe stage in early September. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
The fruits are medium sized, green, and often develop a slight red bush on the sunny side of the fruit. While most pears need to be picked at the green/ripe stage and then slow ripened off the tree, Parker seems to be ok when picked fully tree ripened. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Summercrisp is a very cold hardy variety that is a prolific producer of small, crispy pears (3″-3.5″ fruits) that are good for fresh eating only. A unique pear as it is best picked and consumed at the green/ripe stage when the fruit is crispy and not fully ripe. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Mount Royal Plum is an heirloom plum variety that is extremely cold hardy. It produces small to medium fruits that have blue skin, sweet yellow/green flesh and are round in shape. Known for producing very heavy yields. 2018: Available in #5 containers.
Perhaps the most widely planted red currant variety. Known for its extremely prolific crops of tart glossy red fruits, which ripen mid-July in SE WI. The fruits are highly relished primarily for making into currant jelly. 2018: Available in #1 containers.
Consort Black Currant is a large black currant variety that produces prolific amounts of black fruits that have the unique ‘musky’ flavor. Highly prized as a super food as high in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. The fruit ripens in July. 2018: Available in #1 containers.