('McIntosh' x 'Longfield') University of MN, 1943. Large, red striped fruit with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Excellent flavor good for eating. Good storage life. One of the most popular apples in MN. Resistant to cedar-apple rust. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Connell Red'.
Fruiting Asian pear grown mainly for its edible fruit, has an upright oval form with glossy green foliage which looks great all season long. White flowers in spring make way to the unusual dark tan to light brown fruit, tasting like a cross between apple and pear, with crispy texture. Asian pear cultivars are partially self-fruitful but better crops are set where two or more cultivars are planted together. European pears or Asian pears, such as Seckle, Bosc or Bartlett, can be used for pollination. Excellent for fresh eating or canning. Discovered by Jeanne & Jim Matsuda of Park Creek Nursery.
('Macoun' x Antonovka x NY Selection) New York, 1985. The red fruit is large and good for eating, sauces and juice. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a slight tart flavor. The fruit will keep until January in cold storage. Very vigorous and productive tree. Developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Does not require fungicide sprays.
Minnesota, 1936. This MN apple bred in 1936, is now being introduced. Frostbite™ is a unique small apple with a very sweet, intense taste. Crisp but firm texture and juicy. Extremely cold hardy, it is an excellent variety for cold, northern regions. Great for cider or cooking. Parent to 'Keepsake' and 'Sweet 16', grandparent to 'Honeycrisp'.
Manitoba, Canada, 1955. Open-pollinated seedling of Patten Greening. One of the best apples for colder regions. Does not tolerate prolonged periods of high temperatures. Washed red over creamy green. Flesh is crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic. Medium-sized fruit that is especially good for baking. Short storage life. Very hardy. Annual bearer. Good success reported in zone 2b.
Europe, 1800. Gravenstein apple is an old-fashioned apple variety with sweet, tart flavors and crisp, juicy texture. One of the earliest ripening apples, picked in late July and August. Is used primarily as a cooking apple, especially for sauces and cider. An irregularly-shaped green apple with broad red stripes. Short storage life.
A Bailey Nurseries introduction, this red selection of 'Haralson' apple was discovered by Louis Lautz, an orchardist from La Crescent, MN. The fruit is redder and earlier than the standard 'Haralson', yet retains all the good qualities of 'Haralson': juicy, tart, firm, good keeper, extremely hardy and fireblight resistant. This is an excellent variety for northern United States and Canada. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Haralson'.
('Malinda' x 'Wealthy') University of MN, 1923. Named after Charles Haralson, superintendent of the U of MN Fruit Breeding Farm. A natural semi-dwarf tree that produces medium-sized red fruit. Hard, crisp and tart. Good dual purpose apple. One of the most popular apples in MN. Often bears fruit the first year. Prone to biennial bearing. Keeps well, will store until March. Fine hardy, winter variety. Unsuitable pollinator for Haralred®.
Three outstanding apples on one tree. Budded and grown as an espalier, trained to grow flat against a wall, this apple tree will produce 'Honeycrisp' on the bottom, 'Sweet Sixteen' in the middle and Zestar!® apples on top. Three different apples that take up no space at all. Easy picking. No other pollinator needed since 3 apple varieties are on one tree.
('Duchess' x 'Starking Delicious') North Dakota, 1980. Fruit large and dark red. Flesh green-yellow, juicy. Flavor is sweet but mild, pleasant for eating, cooking, and as a dessert apple. An annual bearer. A natural semi-dwarf tree growing to about 10 to 15 feet in height. Short storage life. Hardy variety. Does very well without spraying.
('Keepsake' x unnamed seedling) University of MN, 1991. An exciting apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well-balanced. Excellent storage life, up to 7 months. Has been rated equal to or higher in overall quality than 'Haralson', 'Honeygold' or 'Keepsake' in winter storage trials. Ripens in late September in MN and stores like a late season variety. Has become an outstanding commercial and home orchard variety because of its explosive crispness, flavor and storage life. Malus 'Indian Summer' is a good pollinator. (trial in zone 3). CPBR #1007, C®
(Golden 'Delicious' x 'Haralson') University of MN, 1969. Medium to large, yellow apple. Fruit is crisp, juicy and sweet. Excellent for eating as well as cooking. Medium storage life. Similar to Golden 'Delicious', but hardier.
New York, 1800. Fruit medium size, round, bright red, flesh is white tinged with yellow, aromatic. Crisp, and juicy. Good for dessert or cooking. Good pollinator for 'Delicious' Golden, 'Delicious' Red and 'Granny Smith'.
Fruit is striped red over yellow, with a slight blush. Early season variety is crisp, juicy and moderately sweet. Good choice for pick-your-own orchards as they can be picked over a long period of time. Short storage life. Introduced by Van Lin Orchard, La Crescent, MN.
Yellow - Cross of 'Shiro' (P. americana x P. salicina) x Howard Yellow (P. americana) 1919. High quality yellow plum. Fruit is small to medium. Sweet and juicy. Excellent for fresh eating and jams. Vigorous grower.
A big, beautiful dark mahogany red cherry. These are some of the largest and juiciest cherries that grow on trees. The sweet taste is wonderful for baking and cooking. Highly resistant to browning. Thrives in zone 4b, the southern area of 4.
('Macoun' x Perdue 54-12) New York, 1964. A productive variety that was selected for its resistance to apple scab and cedar-apple rust. Crisp and juicy with a sprightly flavor. Keeps well into February. Does not require fungicide sprays. Does very well without spraying.
SDSU introduction 1973 (South Dakota E31 x Ewart). Juicy, sweet, medium to small bright yellow fruit. Blooms early May. Tree globe shaped. Glossy green foliage, red fall color. Excellent dessert pear for northern Great Plains. Fire blight resistant. Pollen-sterile, can not be used to pollinate a second pear tree. 'Parker' is a good pollinator. Height 15-20'.
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