December 8, 2009
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Contender Peach

Contender Peach Prunus persica ‘Contender’ Description & Overview 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 […]
December 7, 2009
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Reliance Peach

Reliance Peach Prunus persica ‘Reliance’ Description & Overview Reliance peach is an extremely cold hardy peach that was bred for northern climates. Considered to be one of the hardiest peach varieties, Reliance Peach fruit is typically ready for picking in mid-August in Southeast Wisconsin. The fruit is soft, sweet and […]
December 7, 2009
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Honeycrisp Apple

Honeycrisp Apple Malus x domestica ‘Honeycrisp’ Description & Overview Honeycrisp apple was developed by Dr. David Bedford at the University of Minnesota in 1960. After numerous trials it was released to the public in 1991. Honeycrisp was aptly named for its sweet and extremely juicy fruit that is often described […]
December 7, 2009
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Cortland Apple

Cortland Apple Malus x domestica ‘Cortland’ Description & Overview Cortland apple was developed in 1898 at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. It is a cross of ‘McIntosh’ x ‘Ben Davis’. Cortland Apple is known for producing large sized fruits that are striped red with a […]
December 4, 2009
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Bartlett Pear

Bartlett Pear Pyrus communis ‘Bartlett’ Description & Overview Bartlett pear is a very old European pear that is known primarily as ‘Williams’ throughout Europe. When it was brought to America it was mislabeled and got re-introduced as ‘Bartlett’. Same great pear just a new name. This variety excels for canning […]
December 4, 2009
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Royal Gala Apple

Royal Gala Apple Malus x domestica ‘Royal Gala’ Description & Overview Royal Gala apple is a sport (mutation) of Gala apple that was selected for its darker red skin color. Like all strains of Gala, the skin is slightly striped. Gala originated in New Zealand in the early 20th century […]
September 20, 2009
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Rainier Sweet Cherry

Rainier Sweet Cherry Prunus avium ‘Rainier’ Description & Overview 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. Core Characteristics […]
September 20, 2009
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Lapins Sweet Cherry

Lapins Sweet Cherry Prunus avium ‘Lapins’ Description & Overview Lapins sweet cherry bears large mahogany colored fruits that are sweet and crisp. This variety shows resistance to fruit cracking and to bacterial canker (2 common issues with sweet cherries). It also is one of few sweet cherry varieties that is […]
September 20, 2009
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Mount Royal Plum

Mount Royal Plum Prunus domestica ‘Mount Royal’ Description & Overview Mount Royal Plum is an heirloom plum variety that is extremely cold hardy. It is a European type prune plum that produces small to medium fruits that have blue skin, sweet yellow/green flesh and are round in shape. Unique as […]
September 11, 2009
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Summercrisp Pear

Summercrisp Pear Pyrus sp. ‘Summercrisp’ Description & Overview Summercrisp pear was released by the University of Minnesota in the 1980’s. It 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 […]
August 20, 2009
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Montmorency Cherry

Montmorency Cherry Prunus cerasus ‘Montmorency’ Description & Overview Montmorency is an old tart cherry variety that originated in Europe (supposedly France) and was brought to the U.S. in the 19th century. It has become the #1 tart cherry variety commercially grown in the U.S. and Canada. Noted for its very […]
August 19, 2009
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Evans Bali Cherry

Evans Bali Cherry Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’ Description & Overview Evans cherry, Bali cherry and sometimes referred to as Evans/Bali cherry. All 3 names refer to the same variety. A very hardy tart cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Originated in Canada near Edmonton Alberta. Thrives in very […]
August 11, 2009
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Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry

Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry Prunus cerasus ‘Eubank’ Description & Overview Sweet Cherry Pie™ cherry is a tart cherry that is known for its extremely heavy crop yield. It is also very precocious. This variety produces a nice quality dark red cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Sweet […]
July 11, 2009
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Parker Pear

Parker Pear Pyrus communis ‘Parker’ Description & Overview Parker pear was developed by the University of Minnesota and released in 1934. 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 […]
May 20, 2009
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North Star Cherry

North Star Cherry Prunus cerasus ‘North Star’ Description & Overview North Star cherry is a dwarf tart cherry introduced by the University of MN in 1950. This selection grows 8′-10′ tall on average. It is a ‘Morello type’ so has very dark red flesh and a nice strong cherry flavor. […]
May 4, 2009
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SnowSweet® Apple

SnowSweet® Apple Malus x domestica ‘Wildung’ Description & Overview SnowSweet® Apple was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 2006. The fruit ripens in early October and is noted for its sweet flavor and snow white flesh. SnowSweet® (Wildung variety) is a registered trademark of the University of Minnesota. Core […]
April 4, 2009
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Zestar!® Apple

Zestar!® Apple Malus x domestica ‘Minnewashta’ PP11,367 Description & Overview Zestar!® is a very cold hardy early ripening apple. Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1999. The fruit ripens in early September. Outstanding quality for an early apple! Good for both fresh eating and cooking. The fruit keeps much […]
April 4, 2009
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Empire Apple

Empire Apple Malus x domestica ‘Empire’ Description & Overview Empire apple was developed by Cornell University in New York and released in 1966. Empire is a cross of ‘McIntosh’ x ‘Red Delicious’. It retains much of the flavor of McIntosh Apple but has deeper red skin color and much better […]
March 25, 2009
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La Crescent Plum

La Crescent Plum Prunus ‘La Crescent’ Description & Overview La Crescent is a Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when fully ripe. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone […]
March 22, 2009
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Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious Apple Malus x domestica ‘Golden Delicious’ Description & Overview Golden Delicious apple is a large, sweet apple with gold/green skin color. For many years it was in the top 5 apple varieties produced by volume in world apple production. It is still a popular variety in Europe although […]
March 21, 2009
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Connell Red Apple

Connell Red Apple Malus x domestica ‘Connell Red’ Description & Overview Connell Red apple is an improved sport of Fireside apple. While Fireside has a striped skin, Connell Red is a solid orange/red in color when fully ripe. The fruit can get very large and is excellent for fresh eating. […]
March 21, 2009
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Black Ice® Plum

Black Ice® Plum Prunus ‘Lydecker’ PP16,621 Description & Overview Black Ice® plum produces large round black fruits that ripen in early August in Wisconsin. The fruit is sweet, juicy and semi-cling. This plum was derived from a complex cross of sand cherry (Prunus besseyi) with Japanese plum genetics. The goal […]
March 21, 2009
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Hat Trick Espalier Apple

Hat Trick Espalier Apple Malus ‘Hat Trick’ Description & Overview Hat Trick Espalier Apple is a grafted tree in espalier form. This tree is shaped into a 3-tier cordon form. The bottom cordon is the variety Honeycrisp. The middle cordon is the variety Sweet 16. The top cordon is the […]
March 19, 2009
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Liberty Apple

Liberty Apple Malus x domestica ‘Liberty’ Description & Overview Liberty Apple is a very disease resistant apple that ripens in early October. The skin color is red with a yellow background. The flesh is slightly tart. Much sought after by home apple growers as it was bred to have resistance […]
March 19, 2009
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KinderKrisp Apple

KinderKrisp Apple Malus ‘KinderKrisp’ Description & Overview KinderKrisp is a small but very crispy and sweet red apple. It ripens in late August in S.E WI and is an exceptionally good early apple. The crispiness comes from one of its parents, the famous Honeycrisp apple. While the fruit may be […]
March 19, 2009
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Jonathan Apple

Jonathan Apple Malus x domestica ‘Jonathan’ Description & Overview Jonathan Apples are usually small to medium in size and can be slightly striped in skin color or have a red color with yellow background. The flesh is slightly tart and great to eat fresh or use for cooking. The fruit […]
March 4, 2009
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McIntosh Apple

McIntosh Appple Malus x domestica ‘McIntosh’ Description & Overview McIntosh apple was discovered as a chance seedling by John McIntosh in the early 19th century. While the exact parentage is unknown, it is thought that Fameuse (snow apple) is possibly one of the parents as it has the same distinct […]
February 20, 2009
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Mesabi Cherry

Mesabi Cherry Prunus x ‘Mesabi’ Description & Overview 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. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 Mature Height: 12 feet […]
February 19, 2009
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Consort Black Currant

Consort Black Currant Ribes nigrum ‘Consort’ Description & Overview Consort Black Currant is a large black currant variety that produces prolific amounts of black fruits that have the unique ‘musky’ flavor shared by all black currant varieties. The flavor is relished by many and cursed by some. Highly prized as […]
February 19, 2009
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Red Lake Currant

Red Lake Currant Ribes sativum ‘Red Lake’ Description & Overview Red Lake currant is an old American variety that is perhaps the most widely planted red currant variety in North America. It is hardy to zone 3 and known for its extremely prolific crops of tart glossy red fruits. The […]
February 14, 2009
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Blushing Delight™ Urban Apple®

Blushing Delight™ Urban Apple® Malus x domestica ‘UEB 3727-4’ Description & Overview Blushing Delight™ Urban Apple® is a columnar apple that is part of the Urban Apple® series as marketed in the U.S. It was developed by the late Dr. Jaroslav Tupey of the Czech Republic. It is marketed under […]
February 13, 2009
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Tangy Green™ Urban Apple®

Tangy Green™ Urban Apple® Malus x domestica ‘AK-98’ Description & Overview Tangy Green™ Urban Apple® is a columnar apple that is part of the Urban Apple series as marketed in the U.S. It was developed by the late Dr. Jaroslav Tupey of the Czech Republic. It is marketed under a […]
February 12, 2009
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Spartan Apple

Spartan Apple Malus x domestica ‘Spartan’ Description & Overview Spartan apple is a smaller fruited apple that ripens around late September in S.E. WI. It is an old Canadian variety that was developed in the early 20th century. This variety shares many of the traits of McIntosh Apple (one of […]
February 4, 2009
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Haralson Apple

Haralson Apple Malus x domestica ‘Haralson’ Description & Overview Haralson apple was introduced in 1922 by the University of Minnesota. This variety produces large, tart apples that are very firm. They are excellent for pies and also for fresh eating for those who prefer eating hard, tart apples. Haralson apples […]
February 4, 2009
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Haralred Apple

Haralred Apple Malus x domestica ‘Lautz’ Description & Overview Haralred Apple is an improved version of Haralson Apple. The medium-large fruits are firm and tart, making Haralred Apple an excellent choice making pies. This variety holds its shape when cooked, but it’s not suitable for applesauce. The fruit ripens in […]