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Pre-order Bare Root Fruit Trees and Berries

These are the varieties that we will have in stock in late winter/early spring. Availability is subject to change hourly. We can reserve a variety to make sure you get the one you want. Please call or email.

For detailed descriptions  of our Fruit Trees from Dave Wilson Nursery see below.

Note: The items with ** are varieties we've carried in the past, but do NOT have in stock OR were not able to order for this season - the descriptions are for informational use only.

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  Name   Description   Self-fertile?
Almond 'All-in-One' Med-large, soft shelled, heavy producer yes
Apple 'Akane' ** crisp, tart & tangy, scab & mildew resistant, productive, ripens Sept. yes; Gala, G. Smith; midseason
Apple 'Braeburn' crisp, sweet & tart, excellent storer, best when thinned, triplod (cannot pollinate others)  no; midseason
Apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' ** antique dessert apple, sweet/tart, crisp, aromatic, all purpose esp. baking, cider, ripens Sept., stores well yes; midseason
Apple 'Fuji' Crisp & juicy, excellent storer, bears young, good pollenizor no; G.smith, Melrose; late season
Apple 'Gala' Med. size crisp/juicy/sweet, great juicer, ripens early-mid season, good pollenator semi; Braeburn, Pink Lady, G.Delicious 
Apple 'Golden Delicious' Large, sweet/juicy, flesh is slow to oxidize, one of the BEST pollinators  yes; midseason
Apple 'Golden Sentinel' Columnar form, large, sweet & firm, all purpose, resistant to apple scab no; Gala, Honeycrisp
Apple 'Granny Smith' Tart & crunchy heirloom, heat tolerant, good keeper yes; late season
Apple 'Gravenstein' classic variety for cooking/cider, tangy/sweet/tart, vigorous & productive, early ripening, triplod (cannot pollinate others)  no; early season
Apple 'Honeycrisp' Super crisp & juicy, well balanced flavor, large fruit yes; midseason
Apple 'Liberty' Crisp & sprightly, superior disease resistance, great storer no; Akane; midseason
Apple 'Melrose' ** Crisp & aromatic, bears heavily, stores well, good pollenizor semi; Braeburn, G.Delicious; midseason
Apple 'Mutsu' Prolific bearer, extra large, super crunchy w/tart-sweet flavor, resists russeting, triplod (cannot pollinate others)  no; G.Delicious, Red Rome, Jonathan; midseason
Apple 'Pink Lady' Crunchy, sweet & tart, late harvest, heat tolerant yes; midseason
Apple 'Scarlet Sentinel' Columnar form, juicy, sweet, stores well, resistant to apple scab no; Gala, Honeycrisp
Apple 'Red Spitzenburg' Sm-med hard flesh, aromatic w/exceptional flavor, good for cooking/juicing, late season, good keeper, blooms mid-late  no; Akane, Gala, G. Delicious, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji; midseason
Apple '3 in 1' Gravenstein, Honeycrisp and Liberty combo yes
Apricot ‘Harcot’  Sweet, juicy, rich flavor. Med-lg fruit. Disease resist. Frost hardy late bloom. yes
Apricot 'Mormon' (Chinese) Sweet/mild freestone, very hardy/late blooming, heavy yields in July, edible pit yes
Apricot 'Puget Gold' freestone, large & flavorful, late blooming yes
Apricot 'Shaa-kar-Pareh' Med-lrg white fleshed, from Iran, very sweet & tangy w/plum-like flavor yes
Asian Pear ‘Chojuro Crisp, juicy white flesh. Butterscotch flavor. Yellow brown skin. Stores well. Disease/pest resistant. No; Hosui, Shinko, Bartlett
Asian Pear 'Hosui' Taste test winner! golden/russeted skin, med-large, sweet, fine textured flesh, good keeper semi; other Asian or Bartlett Pear
Asian Pear 'Kikisui' crisp & juicy, bears young & heavily, fireblight resistant semi; other Asian or Bartlett Pear
Asian Pear 'Shinseiki' ** Crisp & sweet, productive & reliable, excellent storer semi; other Asian or Bartlett Pear
Cherry 'Black Tartarian' Sprightly flavored, med. size, nearly black, mid season, heavy bearer no; other sweet cherry
Cherry 'Stella' Same wonderful qualities as Compact Stella, but can get 18-25'  yes
Cherry 'Compact Stella' Dwarf, large, sweet & dark, bears young and abundantly, resists cracking yes
Cherry 'Jubileum'  Small Hungarian variety (10-12'), early ripening, lrg, firm, dark red fruits, fresh eating/pies/juice/preserves, disease resistant yes
Cherry 'Lapins' Sweet & dark, split resistant, heavy producer, like Bing yes
Cherry 'Montmorency' Red, tart, good for pies, productive, compact yes
Cherry 'North Star' Productive sour/pie cherry, long harvest, disease resistant, extra hardy, naturally dwarf (8-10') yes
Cherry 'Rainier' Very flavorful, yellow w/red blush, crack resistant, cold hardy no; Van, Stella
Cherry ‘Royal Rainier’ Yellow blushed with red. Slightly redder than standard Rainier. Taste test winner. no; Bing, Lapins, Black Tartarian
Cherry 'Vans' Like a small Bing, vigorous/prolific, crack resistant, very hardy, best pollinator of sweet cherries no; Stella, Rainier, Lapins
Chestnut 'Colassal' **  X-large nuts w/good flavor & quality, easy peel pellicle, ripens early fall, super hardy, large/spreading shade tree, pollen sterile, heat loving no; Nevada or any other variety
Chestnut ‘Nevada’ Sweet, smooth flavor. Stately tree. Large nuts. Pollenates 8-10 Colossal. no; Colossal
Citrus 'Yuzu Ichandrin' ** Lemon-lime flavor, easy to peel, hardy to 0* F. yes
Citrus 'Improved Meyer Lemon' fragrant blooms, mildly sweet juice, bring inside for winter yes
Citrus 'Owari Satsuma Mandarin' ** Sweet & tangy, easy to peel, hardy to 15* F. yes
Crabapple 'Dolgo' ** Ornamental & Edible- red fruit (like small plums) ripen Sept., great for preserves, very hardy, mildew resistant foliage, excellent wildlife food source, good pollinator for early blooming apples yes 
Fig 'Black Jack' large, sweet purple skin w/strawberry flesh, semi-dwarf yes
Fig 'Black Spanish' ** dark purple skin w/sweet amber flesh, reliable & productive, naturally dwarf yes
Fig 'Brown Turkey'  Med-lrg, sweet purplish/brown skin w/lt. pink flesh, big yes
Fig 'Desert King' large, green skin w/strawberry flesh, can bear 2 crops yes
Fig 'Lattarula' (Italian Honey Fig) large, lt. green skin w/ amber flesh, can bear 2 crops yes
Fig 'Olympian' Super hardy, purple skin w/red flesh, very sweet, dwarf yes
Fig 'Oregon Prolific'  vigorous, yellow skin w/ white flesh, great for Pac. NW yes
Fig 'Osborne Prolific' Purple brown skin w/sweet amber flesh, hardy & productive, good in PNW yes
Fig 'Peter's Honey' ** deliciously sweet, yellow/green skin w/amber flesh, likes hot/protected exposure yes
Fig 'Scott's Black' Thin purple skin w/red flesh, sweet, closed eye  yes
Fig 'Vern's Brown Turkey'  ** Brown skin w/amber flesh, sweet/flavorful, can produce 2 crops a season  yes
Fig ‘Violetta’ Hardiest variety. Easiest to fruit. Quick bearing. Large crop. Frost resistant. yes
Filbert (Hazelnut) ' Barcelona' ** large, rich nuts, longtime favorite no; Gamma, Yamhill
Filbert (Hazelnut) ' Gamma' ** ornamental w/ abundant crops of sweet nuts no; Yamhill
Filbert (Hazelnut) 'Jefferson' ** Large/delicious nuts, highly productive, disease resistant  no; Theta 
Filbert (Hazelnut) 'McDonald' open/upright habit (good air circulation/min. pruning) early ripening, consistant prod. high quality nuts no; Wepster
Filbert (Hazelnut) ' Wepster' perfect for baking/chocolate making, consistant yields of small/round nuts, open/upright habit, early/long bloom, Eastern blight/bug mite resistance no; McDonald
Jujube 'Li' #1 seller, date like, sweet apple flavor, round/plump, will ripen off tree mid fall, arching branch habit to 20' with thorns, very tough tree tolerates weather extremes and drought yes
Jujube 'Sugar Cane' the sweetest variety, date-like, sweet apple flavor, ripens fall, very thorny....deer resistant, 15-20' semi; Li
Mulberry 'Black Beauty' best flavor! large blackberry-like fruit, good fresh eating/jam, ripens summer, semi dwarf to 10-15' yes
Mulberry-Persian White    White, blackberry-like fruit. Slightly more cold hardy than black fruiting variety. Good fresh or dried. yes
Nectarine 'Fantasia' ** Heavy crops of x-large freestone fruits in Aug., firm yellow flesh, tangy to richly sweet  yes
Nectarine 'Golden Prolific' dwarf, gold flesh, free-stone, mid season bloom yes
Nectarine ‘Harko’ One of the highest scoring in taste tests. Sweet, firm, yellow freestone with red skin. Bacterial spot & brown rot resistant. yes
Nectarine “Independence’ Yellow freestone with red flesh. Firm, tangy, sweet, rich flavor, reliable, frost hardy. High taste test score. yes
Nectarine 'Kreibich'  Smooth red skin, sweet white flesh, Leaf Curl resistant yes
Nectarine ‘Liz’s Late’ Red over yellow skin, yellow freestone. Intense spicy-sweet flavor. yes
Nectarine 'Mericrest' Hardiest variety, sweet/juicy yellow flesh, freestone, resistant to brown rot & leaf spot yes
Nectarine ‘Necta Zee’ Very flavorful, sweet yellow freestone with redskin. Vigorous tree. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. Grows to 6’.  yes
Nectaplum ‘Spice Zee’ Hybrid nectarine with plum. Sweet, spicy, somewhat acidic, very juicy. Magenta blooms. White flesh. Nectarine dominant. yes
Olive 'Arbequina' Black Spanish variety, compact, bears young, ripens early yes
Olive 'Manzanillo' Spanish table variety, vigorous, zone 8 yes
Pawpaw 'Mango'  Most vigorous variety, good crops of large fruits, golden flesh is like vanilla custard! in Sept/Oct no; Susquehanna or other
Pawpaw 'Shenandoah' One of largest fruits (up to 1lb.), ripens mid-season, custard-like flesh is sweet/flavorful no; Susquehanna or other
Pawpaw 'Susquehanna' ** Largest & latest to ripen (Oct) sweet/richly flavorful fruit can weigh over 1lb! w/few seeds   no; Mango or other 
Peach '49er' yellow w/red blush, sweet yellow flesh, free-stone. yes
Peach ‘Arctic Supreme’ Large, firm, white flesh with delicate flavor. Red over cream skin. Semi-freestone. Sweet and tangy. yes
Peach 'Charlotte' sweet/juicy/flavorful, semi-freestone, Leaf Curl & Bacterial Canker resistant, blooms April, ripens mid-late Aug. yes
Peach 'Empress' dwarf, sweet yellow flesh, clingstone, ripens Sept., showy pink blossoms, very cold hardy yes
Peach 'Frost'   yellow w/red blush, sweet yellow flesh, Leaf Curl resistant yes
Peach ‘Garden Gold’ Yellow freestone. Blooms later so is more likely to avoid frost damage. Vigorous miniature. 5-6’. yes
Peach 'Improved Elberta'  yellow flesh freestone, classic peach flavor, great for canning/fresh  yes
Peach ‘Indian Free’ Late ripening, large, freestone,  Leaf curl resistant. Crimson/cream flesh. Rich flavor. Rates high on taste tests. no; any peach or nectarine
Peach ‘O’Henry’ Large, firm, yellow semi-freestone flesh with red skin.  Superb flavor. Good for freezing. Heavy bearing tree. yes
Peach 'Oregon Curl Free' Sweet orange/yellow, semi-freestone, Leaf Curl resistant yes
Peach 'Q-18' juicy, flavorful white flesh, vigorous & productive, Leaf Curl resistant, showy blossoms in April, ripens Aug. yes
Peach 'Red Haven'  Yellow flesh freestone, early ripening-July, classic flavor, heavy bearer yes 
Peach ‘Saturn’ Yellow freestone. Large, juicy sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Dark pink double blossoms. yes
Peach ‘Snow Beauty’ Freestone with white flesh, red over white skin. Low acid, sweet. Highest score in fruit taste test for peaches. yes
Peach 'Suncrest'  ** Heirloom variety, rich and flavorful, ripens mid July yes
Pear 'Bartlett'  Heirloom w/light green skin, large sweet & juicy, ripens early fall, good pollinator yes - partial
Pear 'Comice' yel/green skin w/red blush, rich, sweet, creamy flesh yes - partial
Pear 'Bosc' long neck, russetted skin, juicy, sweet, good dessert pear eaten firm, heavy annual crops no; Bartlett or other
Pear 'D'Anjou' green w/creamy sweet, fine textured flesh, hardy and vigorous, stores really well no; Bartlett, Bosc
Pecan ‘Mohawk’ Thin shelled, earliest maturing, very large nuts. Attractive tree. Vigorous. Bears young. yes
Persimmon 'Chocolate' Astringent, sm-med w/firm brown flesh, sweet/spicy, superb flavor yes
Persimmon 'Fuyu' (Jiro) Non-astringent, large/flat fruit ripens in Nov., eaten firm, highly ornamental tree yes
Persimmon 'Hachiya'  Very large, oblong fruit, astringent, best cooking quality, eaten soft, very ornamental tree, ripens Nov. yes
Persimmon 'Saijo' ("The very best one") Astringent, few seed(good texture), sweet like honey, stores well, heat tolerant, consistant producer, vigorous grower yes
Pinus pinea - Italian Stone Pine bushy when young aging to umbrella shape, 25-30', will start bearing at 5+ yrs cones w/abundant pine nuts  
Pluerry ‘Sweet Treat’        Cross between cherry & plum. Red skin, yellow flesh, small pit. No; Burgundy, Santa Rosa, Flavor King
Plum 'Brooks' large, sweet, dark purple w/yellow flesh, great for prunes yes
Plum ‘Burgundy’ Maroon skin, sweet, mild flavor. Semi-freestone. Good producer. Narrow, upright habit. yes
Plum 'Elephant Heart' very large, blood red skin/flesh, excellent flavor, freestone, fast growing, ripens Sept. no; Santa Rosa
Plum ‘Emerald Beauty’ Light green skin, greenish yellow to orange, freestone flesh. Sweet, crisp. no; Burgundy, Santa Rosa, Beauty, Nubiana, Flavor King
Plum 'Green Gage' sm-med yellow-green skin w/amber flesh, rich/sweet/juicy, good all purpose classic variety, freestone yes
Plum 'Italian' dark purple w/amber flesh, sweet, freestone, great for drying, ripens Aug/Sept yes
Plum 'Santa Rosa' large purple w/yellow flesh, sweet/tart flavor, ripens June/July, good pollinator yes
Plum 'Satsuma' Red skin and firm flesh, excellent flavor No, needs Japanese plum like Shiro or Santa Rosa
Plum 'Shiro'  Compact & productive, bright yellow, sweet fresh or canned no; Howard Miracle, Jap. Variety
Plumcot 'Flavor Queen' ** green skin w/golden/amber flesh, sweet - no tartness, prolonged harvest (holds well on tree), plum x apricot no; Flavor Supreme, Santa Rosa Plum
Plumcot 'Flavor Supreme' yellow w/red blush, juicy gold flesh, plum x apricot no, best with pollinator
Pluot ‘Dapple Dandy’ Taste test winner with delicious plum-apricot taste. Freestone. Creamy white & red flesh. Yellow & maroon dapple skin. no; Burgundy, Flavor King, Flavor Supreme, Santa Rosa
Pluot ‘Flavor Grenade’ Crisp, explosive flavor. Taste test winner. Red blush on green, elongated fruit.    no; Flavor King, Dapple Dandy, Santa Rosa
Pluot ‘Flavor King’ Sweet, spicy with reddish-purple skin & crimson flesh.  Taste test winner. no; Flavor Supreme, Dapple Dandy, Santa Rosa
Pomegranate 'Early Wonderful' Large, deep red, thin skinned and delicious, very productive, late blooming, ripens 2 weeks earlier than Wonderful yes
Pomegranate 'Favorite' extremely hardy Russian variety, abundant blooms, med sized tasty fruit, sweeter than wonderful yes
Pomegranate 'Wonderful' (shrub)  This is the quintessential Pomegranate you see in the produce section. yes
Pomegranate 'Utah Sweet' pinkish-orange flowers, pink seeds, softer than wonderful, non-staining juice, ripens early, hardy yes
Pomegranate 'Crimson Sky' ** very early ripening, soft seeded yes
Quince 'Smyrna'  XLrg, very aromatic yellow fruit, stores well, tolerates wet soils, October harvest yes
Walnut 'Idaho' extremely hardy, vigorous grower, early/heavy producer, large, sweet nuts, harvest October semi
Walnut 'Robert Livermore' Dark Red!!  gourmet, med. round nut w/good shell seal, harvest Oct.  semi
Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic' Black Chokeberry -selected for big berries (high in anti-oxidents/superior red fall color/nice habit, 3-5'h x 4-6'w, great for wildlife/erosion control   
Aronia m. ' Nero' ** Dwarf Black Chokeberry – for juicing/jamming, great fall color, 3-4'h x w  
Autumn Olive 'Garnet' Abundnant red berries late summer, good fresh eating/juice, high in lycopenes, fragrant spring blooms, great for wildlife/pollinators, part-full sun, 8-10'  yes
Autumn Olive 'Ruby' Abundant red-bronze berries late summer, sweet/flavorful/nutritious, fragrant spring blooms, great for wildlife/pollinators, part-full sun, 8-10', nitrogen fixer yes 
Blueberry (assorted varieties) grown in house: Chandler, Bluecrop, Duke, Elliot, Sunshine Blue  *other varieties too subject to availability no (except Sunshine Blue) 
Boysenberry (thornless) very large, matte berries, distinct tangy, aromatic flavor  
Blackberry 'Black Satin' thornless variety, extra large berries, super sweet, very hardy semi-erect habit  
Blackberry 'Prime Ark Treaveler' Thornless, everbearing primocane, vigorous w/upright habit for easy harvest, sweet and firm yes 
Blackberry 'Silvan' Thorny blackberry cross, large/glossy berries ripen early, flavor/habit similar to Marion, trailing plants tolerate heavy soils   
Blackberry 'Triple Crown' thornless variety, large berries  
BrazelBerries - Blueberries Compact, semi-evergreen, productive, colorful foliage, great in container  
BrazelBerries - Raspberry Shortcake Dwarf, thornless, great for containers, very productive  
Goji Berry 'Crimson Star' Lrg, tasty red fruit, eat fresh/dried, super anti-ox., vigorous 6-8' shrub, part shade  
Goumi Berry 'Sweet Scarlet' Ukranian selection, large/sweet/tasty red fruits, high anti-ox., vigorous 5-6' shrub is a nitrogen fixer semi 
Honeyberry (assorted) Blue Velvet, Blue Moon (compact), Blue Forest, Blue Pacific(compact) - of the honeysuckle family, large blue berries ripen early June, sweet, high anti-ox., spreading habit, prefers partail shade, very hardy no, any two varieties 
Jostaberry ** Black currant x gooseberry cross, disease resistant, sweet/tart large berries, good for preserves  
Loganberry ** Thornless, blackberry x red raspberry, large, rich and delicious  
Marionberry Blackberry cross, rich, earthy flavor, large black berries, small seeds, trailing vigorous grower, ripen in July  
Raspberry 'Amity' everbearing,productive, large flavorful berries  
Raspberry 'Canby' June bearing, thornless red, large, firm & juicy all purpose variety, disease/aphid resistant, productive  
Raspberry 'Chilcoten' ** June bearing, ,extra large berries w/good color and exceptional flavor, very hardy  
Raspberry 'Fall Gold' everbearing, large and sweet golden berries  
Raspberry 'Heritage' everbearing, large & sweet, produce on 1yr canes, great all purpose, hardy, vigorous  
Raspberry 'Meeker' June bearer, abundant crops hold up well to handling, sweet/traditional flavor  
Raspberry ‘Shortcake’ Thornless, compact, sweet, light red berries. Grows well in pots. 2-3’. yes
Ribes 'Cherry Red' Cherry Red Currant - hardiest/best yielding red, mildew resistant, large acidic fruit good for jams/jellies/sauces, grow 4-6' h x 2-5' w  
Ribes odoratum 'Crandall' Black currant – fragrant yellow flowers, sweet large fruit w/ 5x Vit C than oranges!  
Ribes 'Poorman' Poorman Gooseberry- dates back to 1888 in Utah, largest/sweetest (good fresh eating), vigorous/productive, pick green and let ripen to pink, 3-4' h x w  
Ribes 'Primus'  Primus White Currant - sweetest white, long clusters - up to 20lbs per plant!, compact grower  
Strawberry (assorted varieties) 'Benton' (June), Rainier (June), 'Eversweet'(day neutral), 'Tristar'(day neutral), 'Chandler' (June)  
Sambucus c. 'Nova'  Elderberry, sweet than most, large berries, good for jam/wine/juice etc  semi; York
Sambucus c. 'York'  Elderberry, similar to Nova but ripens a few weeks later  semi; Nova
Tayberry ** Loganberry x Black Raspberry, vigorous, abundant crops, xlarge tangy/rich, great for preserves and fresh eating  
Artichoke 'Improved Green Globe'  standard variety – edible and ornamental!  
Asparagus 'Jersey Knight' Vigorous green variety, male hybrid (little seed-more to eat) fusarium tolerance, rust resistance  
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple' 20% higher sugar content = great raw, mild nutty, larger more tender spears, less stringy   
Actinidia arguta 'Issai' Hardy kiwi – large and sweet fruit, looks more like a grape yes
Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward' hardiest fuzzy kiwi around, large, sweet, vigorous/abundant, super nutritious!, ripens in fall no; need male and female
Hops (assorted varieties) 'Willamette' and 'Nugget'  
Vitis 'Blue Muscat' ** Blue Muscat Grape - blue/black, thin skin, spicy/sweet flavor, good fresh/wine, mildew/disease resistant plants  
Vitis 'Canadice' 'Canadice' Grape – red seedless, holds well on the vine  
Vitis 'Concord' (seedless) Concord' Grape – purple seedless, classic for juicing  
Vitis 'Flame' ** Flame' Grape – red seedless, earlier harvest  
Vitis ' Himrod' ** 'Himrod' Grape – golden yellow seedless, sweet  
Vitis ' Interlaken' ** 'Interlaken' Grape – green seedless, tangy, crisp and sweet  
Vitis ' Suffolk Red'  Suffolk Red' Grape – red seedless, sweet and spicy  
Vitis 'Glenora' 'Glenora' Grape - black seedless, sweet and spicy, holds well on vine, ripens Aug/Sept  
Vitis ' Lakemont' Lrg tight cluster of golden/green seedless, crisp & sweet, productive  
Vitis ' Vanessa' Med seedless, loose-well filled clusters, dark red, crisp & firm, vigorous  


Shooting Star Nursery has bare root fruit trees from Dave Wilson Nursery. Below are the varieties available for 2019 with links to even more information plus photos to help you in your decision-making process. Availability is subject to change hourly. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Multi-Bud Apple, Espaliered 2-tier, Braeb-Fuji-Gala-Gldn Del-Grav-Red Del 4n1Depending on bud take, four of the following six varieties: Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Gravenstein and Red Delicious.
Autumn Glo ApricotLate season apricot with tremendous flavor. Ripens in the first two weeks of August. Fruit is medium-sized with good color. One of the highest scoring apricot varieties to date at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Chinese ApricotCold hardy, frost hardy, sets heavy crops of small to medium size sweet fruit. Recommended for difficult climates prone to spring frosts. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-7.
Harcot ApricotFrom Canada. Frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large fruit ripens early to mid-June in Central CA. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor one of the best. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Moorpark ApricotLong-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.
Tomcot ApricotA consistently productive apricot variety. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Slightly tart, old-time apricot flavor. Early harvest, 2 - 3 weeks before Wenatchee Moorpark. Originated at Prosser, WA, introduced in 1989. 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful, largest crops if cross-pollenized by another apricot. USDA Zones 4-8.
Chojuro Asian PearRusseted golden brown skin. Crisp like an apple when ripe. Harvest mid-August in Central CA. 450 hours. Pollenized by Hosui, Shinko, or other pear.
Shinseiki Asian PearJuicy, sweet, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Harvest late July/early August in Central CA. Bright yellow skin. Vigorous, heavy bearing (usually by 2nd year). 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful.
Craig's Crimson CherryTaste test winner. Self-fruitful, natural semi-dwarf 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 (smaller when budded onto Colt or Mahaleb rootstock). Harvest begins early. 500-600 hours. USDA Zones 5-9. (Zaiger)
North Star Dwarf Sour CherryAttractive, densely foliated, naturally small tree grows to about 8-10 ft. Hardy to -40 deg F, very productive, resists cracking and brown rot. Often bears in second year. Large, meaty, tart, red-skinned fruit with red juice. Excellent for pies and cobblers, also used fresh when fully ripe. From Minnesota, introduced in 1950. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.
Royal Rainier CherryLarge yellow cherry with slightly more red blush than Rainier. Excellent flavor, taste test winner. Ripens early, about 3-5 days ahead of Rainier. Chill requirement 500 hours. Pollenized by Bing, Black Tartarian and Lapins. USDA Zones 5-9. (Zaiger)
Stella CherrySelf-fruitful - no pollenizer needed. Large, nearly black, richly flavored sweet cherry similar to its parent, Lambert. Late harvest. 400 hours. Pollinates Bing, except in mild winter climates. USDA Zones 5-9.
Li JujubeRound 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. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10.
Sugar Cane JujubeRound fruit is smaller than Li. Sweet, crunchy flesh. Tree is precocious, hardy, drought resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Very low chill requirement. Partly self-fruitful.
Persian Fruiting Mulberry Morus nigra 'Persian' Densely foliated tree to 25-30 ft. Large heart-shaped leaves. Large fruit is juicy, dark red to black and good for jam. USDA Zones 7-9.
Spice Zee NectaPlum® Interspecific NectarineThe first NectaPlum® from Zaiger Genetics: a white-fleshed, nectarine-peach-plum hybrid. Skin is dark maroon at fruit set, and turns pale pink when ripe. Fully ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavor, and both nectarine and plum traits are easily detectable. Tree is quite ornamental. Tremendous purplish pink bloom in the spring, followed by a flourish of red leaves which mature into lush green in late summer. Self-fruitful. Very productive. 200-300 hours. High chill adaptable. (Pat. No. 13503) (Zaiger)
Harko NectarineOne of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. Cold hardy Canadian variety has showy, large, single pink blossoms. Ripens with Redhaven Peach in early July in Central CA. Tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Independence NectarineBright 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. Early July in Central CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Liz's Late NectarineSprightly sweet, intense, spicy flavor - the state of the art in fruit breeding. Late August/early September in Central CA. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9437) (Zaiger)
Necta Zee Miniature NectarineSweet, very flavorful yellow freestone, beautiful red skin. Mid-June to early July in central CA. Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Arbequina AS1® Olive Arebequina has become California's top variety for oil production. Mild and fruit flavor with low bitterness, the fruit is very high in oil content. It has a compact growing habit and is moderately frost hardy. Self-fruitful, but produces higher yields when planted with a pollenizer such as Arbosana.
Arctic Supreme White PeachTwo-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 CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Fortyniner PeachLarge yellow freestone, similar to its parent J.H. Hale. Excellent dessert quality. Ripens late July in Central CA, one week before Fay Elberta. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Frost PeachResistant to peach leaf curl (10-year trials at Washington State Univ.). Delicious yellow freestone. Slight red blush over greenish-yellow to yellow skin. Heavy bearing, excellent for canning or eating fresh. July ripening. Showy pink bloom in spring. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Garden Gold Miniature PeachDelicious yellow freestone, ripe 2 weeks after Elberta, more vigorous than other miniatures. Later bloom, less susceptible to frost damage. Showy blossoms. 5-6 ft. tree. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Indian Free White PeachThe all-time highest rated peach 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 pollenize.
O'Henry PeachPopular fresh market yellow freestone and an excellent choice for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Ripens early to mid-August in Central CA. Good for freezing. Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. 750 hours. Self-fruitful.
Snow Beauty White PeachTaste test winner: one of the all-time highest-scoring varieties in blind fruit tastings at Dave Wilson Nursery. Low acid, high sugar, tantalizing flavor. Large, very firm, attractive red skin. Harvest early to mid-July in Central CA. Estimated chilling requirement 750-850 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 10175) (Zaiger)
Suncrest PeachLarge, very firm, fine-flavored, yellow freestone. Bright red skin over yellow. Suncrest is the peach immortalized by the book Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm, by David Mas Masumoto (1995). Harvest late July in Central CA. Frost hardy blossoms, consistent producer. Originated in Fresno, CA. Introduced in 1959. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.
Bartlett PearWorld's most popular pear. Early midseason, high quality, tolerates hot summers. 500-600 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. Elsewhere, pollenized by Bosc, D'Anjou, Winter Nelis.
Comice PearThe famous gift pack pear. Sweet, aromatic, fine texture, superb flavor and quality - one of the best. Short neck, greenish-yellow skin with red blush. Late harvest. 600 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. or plant with Bartlett.
Chocolate PersimmonSmall to medium size, oblong, bright red skin. Sweet, spicy, firm, brown flesh, superb flavor the choice of connoisseurs. Astringent until ripe. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Fuyu (Jiro) PersimmonMedium size, flat shape, still crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree, practically pest free. Fall harvest. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Hachiya PersimmonLarge, 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 tree. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific PlumSweet Treat is the first of its kind, the Pluerry™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental. Tested as 46MB583. Harvest late June through July. Estimated chilling requirement 450 hours. Pollenizer required: Burgundy or Santa Rosa plum, or Flavor King Pluot® recommended. Patent Pending (Zaiger)
Burgundy PlumMaroon colored skin and semi-freestone flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. High taste test scores. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August in Central CA. Very productive tree with narrow, upright habit. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.
Elephant Heart PlumHome orchard favorite: large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Dark reddish-purple mottled skin. Long harvest season - September in Central CA. Hardy, heavy bearing tree. 500 hours or less. Pollenize with Beauty or Santa Rosa.
Emerald Beaut PlumOne of the highest-rated plums in blind fruit tastings at DWN. Light green skin, greenish-yellow to orange freestone flesh. Harvest begins late August in Central CA. Ripe fruit continues to sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet, but remaining crisp and crunchy. Ripe fruit holds on tree longer than any other stone fruit: two months or more! 600-700 hours. Pollenizer required: Beauty, Burgundy, Late Santa Rosa, Nubiana, Flavor King Pluot. (Pat. No. 9162) (Zaiger)
Dapple Dandy Pluot® Interspecific PlumTaste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King Pluot® among the all-time top five best flavored fruits at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. August harvest in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot®, Flavor King Pluot®, Santa Rosa, Catalina or Burgundy Plum. (Pat. No. 9254) (Zaiger)
Flavor Grenade Pluot® Interspecific PlumElongated green fruit with red blush. Crisp texture, explosive flavor. Taste test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4-6 weeks. Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum. 300-400 hours. (Pat. No. 12097) (Zaiger)
Flavor King Pluot® Interspecific PlumTaste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid with sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor. Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh. Harvest mid-August in Central CA. Naturally small tree. 400 hours or less. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot® or Dapple Dandy Pluot® and Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum. (Zaiger)
Flavor Queen Pluot® Interspecific PlumExquisite plum/apricot hybrid with candy-like sweet, wonderfully pleasing flavor. Greenish-yellow skin, amber-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: mid-July thru August at Hickman, CA. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Dapple Dandy Pluot® or Flavor Supreme Pluot® or by a Japanese plum such as Burgundy. Not pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®. (Zaiger)
Geo Pride Pluot® Interspecific PlumRed-skinned, yellow flesh plum-apricot hybrid. Balanced acid and sugar to predominantly sweet with unique plum-apricot flavor. Medium-sized, very heavy production. Harvest mid-July to early August, just ahead of Flavor Queen Pluot®. Estimated chilling requirement 400 hours or less. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Santa Rosa plum. Good pollenizer for other plums and Pluot® varieties. (Pat. No. 10386) (Zaiger)
A.C. Sweet Pomegranate Developed by Arthur C. Combe of Beaver Dam, Arizona. Exterior color is red to bright pink, arils are pink to light red. Flavor is sweet and refreshing, seeds are soft and edible. Ripe fruit can hang for weeks without splitting. Very hardy plant will take temperatures to below zero. One of Utah's favored varieties. Required chill hours 100-200. Self-fruitful, best in Zones 6-10.
Parfianka Pomegranate Large size red fruit is sweet with a hint of acidity. Arils are red with very small edible seeds. Vigorous upright plant sets a heavy crop dependably. Maintain at any height with summer pruning. Consistently receives the highest praise for overall flavor. Great for juice or fresh eating. A Dr. Gregory Levin introduction through U.C. Davis. Very highly rated in U.C.Davis taste tests. Some rate Parfianka as the best tasting pomegranate. Required chill hours 100-200. Self-fruitful, best in zones 7-10.
Smyrna Quince Extremely large fruit with light yellow flesh, bright yellow skin. Attractive tree (or multi-stemmed shrub) has dark green foliage & very showy bloom. Tolerates wet soil. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.
All-in-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf AlmondNo. 1 almond for home orchards. Heavy crops of soft shell nuts with sweet, flavorful kernels. Hot summer required to ripen. 15 ft. tree, very winter and frost hardy. 300-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Colossal Chestnut Thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European chestnuts. High quality medium to large size nuts fall easily from hull, are easy to peel. Large, long-lived, spreading tree. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Nevada or Colossal seedling.
Nevada Chestnut Pollenizer for Colossal - also a good producer. One Nevada can pollenize 8 to 10 Colossal trees. Not tolerant of alkaline soil. 400-500 hours. Pollenized by Colossal.
Mohawk Pecan 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 Easy to grow, hardy tree. Less fussy about soil and nutrition. Long, tapered, medium-sized, thin-shelled nuts. Fine quality, midseason. 250 hours. Self-fruitful
Kerman Female Pistachio Long hot summers required to ripen. Plant from containers only, do not disturb root ball when handling. Very slow-growing to 20-30 ft. Drought-resistant. 800 hours. Pollenized by Peters.
Peters Male Pistachio Pollenizer for Kerman. Does not bear fruit. One Peters pollenizes up to eleven females. Plant from containers only. Drought-resistant once established. 800 hours.
Idaho Carpathian Walnut Cold hardy carpathian-type. Large, sweet, high quality kernel. Bears young and heavy. Vigorous tree. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Rootstock: NCB walnut.)
Livermore Red Walnut The unique red kernal of Livermore Red has attracted quite a following among Farmers Market growers and specialty stores. The growth characteristics are similar to Chandler walnut. This U.C. Davis introduction is self-fruitful and requires 700 chill hours.