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 […]
January 20, 2000
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Best Pesticides For The Home Orchardist

Best Pesticides For The Home Orchardist So many people want to grow fruit these days but don\’t know which are the best pesticides and when to use them. It is fun and exciting to plant fruit trees and then wait in anticipation for the delicious fruit crop they will produce. […]