Introduced in 1983. Plants are short stature, growing to 3-4' in height. Fruit is dark blue, large and attractive with a good blueberry flavor and a pleasing sugar to acid ratio. Glossy, dark green leaves turning to a deep bright red in fall. A good plant for the home gardener with winter climates similar to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Makes an ideal shrub for the home landscape. MNRC (Zone 3-8). Shown to be a reliable choice for home use in zone 3, but will produce larger yields in higher zones.
A sibling of 'Northsky' introduced in 1988 - plants larger and more productive than 'Northsky'. Recommended for commercial plantings and home gardens. Fruit 1/2" in diameter with an attractive sky blue color. Flavor sweet and mild. Mature plants 18-24" high, 30-40" in diameter. Fruits approximately 5 days earlier than 'Northblue' and extends for 2-3 weeks. Partially self- fruitful. MNRC (Zone 3-8) Shown to be a reliable choice for home use in zone 3, but will produce larger yields in higher zones.
This cultivar was hybridized to adapt to northern Michigan. Fruit size is small, dark blue and has a wild berry flavor. Mature plants are 3-4 feet. 'Northland' has limber branches which do not break under heavy snow loads and adapts well to the sub zero climate. Great for ornamental use. Low stature and spreading growth habit make it an attractive landscape plant. Foliage is beautiful throughout the growing season. (Zone 4-7)
Introduced in 1983. One of the shortest of the half-high blueberries, attaining a mature height of only 12-18" and a mature spread of 24-30". The fruit is medium sized and sky blue. 'Northsky' will ripen the same time as 'Northblue'. An abundant producer, one bush of 'Northsky' can produce from one to three pounds of luscious fruit at maturity. The glossy green foliage turns a bright red in autumn. MNRC (Zone 3-8) Shown to be a reliable choice for home use in zone 3, but will produce larger yields in higher zones.
Fruit is very large, firm and has small, dry recessed scars. The berry is formed on tight clusters and it tends to be flatter than the other cultivars. Ripens early. Excellent flavor. Bush is upright, open and vigorous. Excellent landscape variety with showy white blooms in the spring, dark green foliage in the summer, and fiery orange fall colors. Height 4-6'. Full sun. (Zone 4-8)
Persimmon produces fragrant flowers which develop into orange-yellow fruits rich in Vitamin C that are popular in puddings, cookies, cakes, custard, and sherbet. A tea can be made from the leaves and the roasted seed is used as a coffee substitute.
A new pink blueberry provides year-around interest. Pinkish-white, bell shaped blooms in spring followed by pale green fruit that turns deep pink for harvest. Glossy and firm, the fruit has a mild, sweet flavor. In fall the leaves turn orange fading to deep red, dropping to reveal reddish-brown stems. Height 4-5' . (Zone 4-7)
Tender spears are a beautiful deep burgundy in color. More tender, mild and sweet than standard varieties. Vigorous and productive, producing spears ready for harvesting a year earlier than most varieties. (Zone 3-7).
A seedless table or juice grape with excellent flavor. Vigorous and bears heavily small, tight clusters of small, deep red berries. Earliest high quality seedless, berries are edible at pink stage in August, but are sweeter and more flavorful if left to ripen to full red.
An introduction from the Morden Research Station in Canada. 'Souris' is an improved red, summer-bearing raspberry. Compared to the old standard 'Boyne', 'Souris' is slightly sweeter, more productive and has better spider mite resistance.
Deep burgundy spears, larger and more tender than the green varieties, have a mild, nutty flavor when cooked. 'Sweet Purple' has a higher sugar content making the spears sweeter and can also be enjoyed eaten raw. (Zone 3-7)
Developed by the University of Minnesota (MN 78 x Seibel 11803). Red, with high sugar content. A large, round grape with crisp yet tender texture. Vines hardy to 30 degrees below zero, but does not fruit well in Zone 4 without protection. (Zone 5-8)
Wendy is a hardy, productive early June-bearing strawberry. Large, glossy red, wedge-shaped to conic berries are firm with bright red flesh and excellent flavor. Resistant to powdery mildew and red stele. (Zone 3-8)
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