'Seckel' has small russet colored fruits with a sweet and spicy flavor. The firm flesh is well suited to cooking and canning. Ripens in August or September in zones 4-5. Blight resistant. The beautiful display of white blossoms in spring is an added bonus. Not a suitable pollinator for 'Bartlett'. 'Bosc' is a good pollinator.
This sport of 'Red Fuji' offers the same round, bright red, crisp, juicy fruit as its parent, plus a compact habit and earlier harvest time. September Wonder® also boasts excellent storage ability. Superb eating apple.
Shiro is a first-rate yellow plum variety that excels over others in both taste and appearance. Round plum with yellow skin and a slight pink blush covers sweet, juicy flesh. Clingstone heirloom type is a cross between Prunus Americana x Prunus salicina. Use Superior, Toka or Compass as a pollinator.
('Sharon' x 'Connell Red') Another example of the University of Minnesota's expertise in the development of cold hardy apple varieties. A cross between 'Sharon' and 'Connell Red', SnowSweet® has a deliciously sweet, slightly tart taste. Slow to oxidize when exposed to air. 'Honeycrisp' is a good pollinator. Above average resistance to scab and fire blight.
('Mantet' x 'Oriole') University of MN, 1978. Medium-sized red striped fruit. Flavor is sprightly tart and good for eating and baking. Good texture, semi-acid to sweet. All purpose apple. One of the better early apples for northern locations. Short storage life. MNRC.
MNRC - Recognized for many years as the hardiest pear from the University of Minnesota, released in 1985. Free of fire blight. An annual bearer. Fruit is pyriform in shape, 2.5-3" in diameter and 3-3.5" long. Blooms early in May. The fruit should be harvested in mid-August when crisp and still green with a red blush. Fruit harvested at that time is sweet and crisp, and may be stored up to 2 months. Use either 'Parker' or 'Patten' as pollinator.
Bright, clear gold, 1.25" fruit. Fruit hangs on tree until ripe. Flavor is mild and sweet. Eating quality is good, sauce fair to good, jam very good. Late variety. Upright habit of growth. Blooms 3rd week of April. Released by the University of Minnesota in 1960. Use 'Moongold' for a pollinator.
Red - 'Burbank' x 'Kaga' (P. simonii) 1933. Released by the University of Minnesota. One of the best plums on the market. Large fruit with dark red skin. Good for fresh eating, jam and jelly. Flesh is yellow, sweet and juicy. Heavy bearing. Often sets fruit the first year. Use 'Toka' for pollination.
('MN447' x 'Northern Spy') University of MN, 1978. Medium-sized red striped apple with crisp, juicy texture. Excellent sweet, unusual flavor - like cherry candy. Outstanding dessert apple. Fire blight resistant. Can be slow to come into bearing - better on dwarf rootstock. MNRC. Good success in zone 3b.
Three early blooming apple trees in one container to form a clump. Ease of pollination, assortment of varieties and extended harvest make this a triple play! Enjoy 'State Fair', 'Wealthy' and Zestar!®. All varieties are good for eating and cooking. No other pollinator needed since 3 apple varieties are on one tree.
Three late-season blooming apple trees in one container to form a clump. Ease of pollination, assortment of varieties and extended harvest make this a triple play! Enjoy 'Fireside', Haralred® and 'Honeygold'. All varieties are good for eating and cooking. No other pollinator needed since 3 apple varieties are on one tree.
Three mid-season blooming apple trees in one container to form a clump. Ease of pollination, assortment of varieties and extended harvest make this a triple play! Enjoy 'Honeycrisp', 'Sweet 16' and 'Cortland'. All varieties are good for eating and cooking. No other pollinator needed since 3 apple varieties are on one tree.
Tundra bushes are smaller, but the fruit is larger. Berries taste like wild blueberries with a hint of black currant. Great for fresh eating or making jams and jellies. Perfect for a backyard or full orchard. Use Indigo Gem or Cinderella for fruit set.
Fruit is green-yellow, very juicy and approximately 2" in diameter. Has sturdy branching. Good for eating and canning. Developed in 1978 at Morden Research Station. Approximate ripening date is August 15. Use 'Golden Spice' as pollinator.
(Cherry Crab x 'Sops of Wine') MN, 1860. The first commercial apple variety developed in MN. Striped red fruit with a tart balanced flavor. Multi-purpose apple but especially good for cooking. Often bears fruit the first year. Keeps well. Fruit tends to drop at maturity. Good success in zone 3b.
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