January 2017

(Subject to availability)

APPLE POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Anna Apple Self-fruitful Ripens August-October 200hr Remarkable fruit for mild-winter climates. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples. Great fresh off the tree or cooked. Can keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Ashmead’s Kernel Apple Partly self-fruitful Ripens September-October 800hr An old English Winter Russet with small lop-sided fruit. Sweet, aromatic with crisp, dense flesh and intense flavor. Fine choice for Bay Area gardens.
Braeburn Apple Self-fruitful Ripens November-December 700hr Medium to large fruit of high culinary value—excellent when eaten out of hand, fabulous for pie, and great in our climate. Orange-red blush over green-yellow background. Crisp, tangy, aromatic.
Cox Orange Pippin Apple Self-fruitful Mid-season harvest 800hrs Long prized dessert apple and an old English favorite: firm, juicy, sweet, rich flavor, not tart, distinctive aroma. Skin is orange-red to bright red over yellow, usually striped. Excellent cool summer apple.
Empire Apple Self-fruitful Fall harvest 800hr A sprightly Macintosh, Red Delicious cross for cooking and eating fresh. Brought in at Shana’s request based on her experience with a North Berkeley tree—crisp, juicy, aromatic, fine for our region. Good pollinizer.
Fuji Apple Self-fruitful Ripens early winter <500hr Sweet, always crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Best flavor with warm autumns. Excellent pollinator for other apples.
Gala Apple Self-fruitful Late July harvest 500hr Beautiful dessert apple from New Zealand. Crisp texture, aromatic, rich flavor with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Reddish-orange stripes over yellow. Good pollinator.
Golden Delicious Apple Self-fruitful August–October harvest 700hr Longtime favorite for sweetness and flavor—exceptional quality when home grown. Excellent East Bay apple. Reliable, long season producer. Highly recommended.
Gordon Apple Low-chill and self-fruitful. Ripens September. 400hr Large, greenish-yellow fruit, blushed red. Sweet-tart flavor, crisp, juicy, firm texture, excellent for baking or eating fresh.
Granny Smith Apple Self-fruitful November harvest 600hr Large, green, all-purpose heirloom. Firm, crisp, juicy, tart, excellent keeper—sweetens in storage.
Gravenstein Apple Requires pollinator: Fuji, Gala Late July harvest 700hr Famous for sauce and baking. Can also be used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, aromatic. Choice apple for East Bay.
Pink Lady Apple Self-fruitful Ripens November-December 300-400hr Crisp, juicy, sweet-tart with white flesh that resists browning. Pretty pinkish-red blush over green skin. Keeps well—mellows in storage. Good fresh, baked, as sauce.
Pink Pearl Apple Requires early flowering pollinator, like ‘Empire’, ‘Fuji’, ‘Golden Delicious’ Fall harvest 600hr Unusual pink-fleshed, highly aromatic fruit. Cream and pale green skin, sometimes blushed red. Tart to sweet, depending on picking time. Excellent coastal variety. Profuse pink blossoms in spring.
Sierra Beauty Apple Self-fruitful Ripens November 700-800hr A favorite late apple in No. Cal. gardens. Ripe fruit is yellow with red blushed streaks. A rich sprightly flavor that is moderately sweet. Excellent fresh or cooked. Keeps well in cool storage.
White Winter Pearmain Apple Self-fruitful Late fall harvest 400hr High quality, all-purpose heirloom. Excellent coastal apple. Pale yellow skin with a red blush. Crisp, very juicy and aromatic with a rich flavor. Healthy, vigorous, spreading, heavy-bearing tree. Excellent pollinator. Believed to be the oldest known English apple.
Yellow Newton Pippin Apple Self-fruitful Late harvest 700hr An old New York variety still in great demand because of its versatility. Green skin, firm, crisp, slightly tart with superb flavor. For peak acid to sugar balance let fruit hang on tree until fruit is blushed yellow. Famous for cooking, cider, excellent fresh or dried, good keeper. Vigorous.
6 in 1 Espalier Six of our favorite apple varieties grafted on one rootstock in an espalier style. Great for a fenceline, wall or small space. (‘Braeburn’, ‘Fuji’, ‘Gala’, ‘Golden Delicious’, ‘Gravenstein’, ‘Red Delicious’)
Fuji Espalier Three tiers(6 grafted branches) of the Bay Area’s favorite apple variety on one rootstock in an espalier style.
APRICOT POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Blenheim Apricot Self-fruitful Late June Harvest 500hr Number one California apricot and for good reason. All purpose freestone, large, sweet, aromatic, sprightly. Excellent for all uses. Productive. Low chill.
Nugget Apricot Self-fruitful June Harvest 500hr Highly flavored yellow heirloom on a vigorous and productive tree. Freestone. Low chill and less susceptible to brown rot than most.
Royal Rosa Apricot Self-fruitful Early Harvest 500-600hr Vigorous, disease resistant apricot with especially nice fruit: sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Excellent backyard apricot.
CHERRY POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Lapins Cherry Self fruitful 500hr Self fruitful, dark red, sweet cherry with large, firm fruit and good flavor. Purported to perform well in our cherry hostile climate.
Stella Cherry Self Fertile Late harvest in June 500hr Fruit large, with dark red, nearly black skin. Flesh sweet, dark red with good flavor and texture. Bears at a young age. And a good pollinizer for all sweet cherries.
FIG CHILL
Black Jack Fig 100hr Large purplish-brown figs with sweet, juicy, strawberry-pink flesh. Great flavor similar to Black Mission. Naturally small tree, ideal for containers, small Bay Area gardens.
Black Mission Fig 100hr Purple-black figs with strawberry-colored flesh. Favored for dependability and excellent flavor, fresh and dry use. Heavy bearing, long lived tree.
Brown Turkey Fig 100hr Large fruit with coppery-brown skin, pink flesh with few seeds. Sweet, rich flavor, best used fresh. Naturally small tree, prune to any shape.
Conadria Fig 100hr Choice thin-skinned light fig blushed violet with firm, pink flesh. Sweet rich flavor, used fresh or dried. Vigorous and long lived. Excellent coastal fig.
Desert King Fig 100hr Large fruit with dark green skin, violet-pink flesh for fresh eating. Late summer crop. Rich flavor, excellent quality in cool coastal climates.
White Genoa Fig 100hr A favorite for cool coastal valleys, California coast. Good quality. Greenish yellow skin, amber flesh with few seeds, distinctive flavor.
Violette de Bordeaux 100hr Small to medium sized, purple-black fruit. When ripe, pulp is a deep red strawberry-like color, with a distinctive sweet, rich flavor. Excellent fresh or dried. Smaller tree is great for large container or small spaces.
MULBERRY
Persian Mulberry Large, juicy blackberry like fruit on a large, dense, fast-growing, spreading tree.
NECTARINE POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Arctic Rose Nectarine Self-fruitful July harvest 600-700hr Delicious, very sweet white nectarine. Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, extremely sweet when soft ripe. Nectarines like heat. For best results plant in an open, sunny place only in the warmest parts of the region. Low chill.
Honey Kist Nectarine Self-fruitful Early July harvest 500hr Early ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar content & low acid. Begin picking before the fruit begins to soften; most subacid varieties have the advantage of being good to eat before they reach peak ripeness. Nectarines like heat. For best results plant in an open, sunny place only in the warmest parts of the region.
PEACH POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Babcock White Peach Self-fruitful 250-300hr Long-time favorite whit-fleshed freestone. Sweet, juicy, aromatic and low acid flavor. A taste test winner every year. Widely adapted to many CA climates and soils. For best results plant in an open, sunny place in the warmest parts of the region.
Frost Peach Self-fruitful 600-700hr Delicious, med-large yellow freestone with red blush; showy pink blossoms, great sweet flavor for canning or eating fresh. Heavy bearing; thin fruit often. Resistant to peach leaf curl. Keep to any size w/ pruning. Peaches like heat. For best results plant in an open, sunny place in the warmest parts of the region.
July Kim Elberta Peach Low chill and self-fruitful Mid-season harvest 400-500hr Juicy, sweet, flavorful yellow freestone for canning, freezing, and fresh use developed by Luther Burbank. Peaches like heat. For best results plant in an open, sunny place in the warmest parts of the region.
PEAR POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Bartlett Pear Self-fruitful in most Western climates Late August harvest 800hr World’s most popular pear. Medium to large fruit, green to pale yellow skin. Fine-grained, juicy with a strong musky flavor.
Comice Pear Self-fruitful Late harvest 600hr Sweet, aromatic, superb flavor and quality—one of the best. Stout fruit with a short neck, greenish yellow skin with a red blush. Provide period of cold storage.
Seckel Pear Self-fruitful Late September harvest 800hr Connoisseurs’ favorite. Small, oval round fruit. Sweet rich, aromatic, spicy flavor; melting, buttery flesh, perhaps the best. Russeted brown skin. Excellent coastal, home orchard pear. Resists fireblight.
20th Century Asian Pear Self-fruitful Mid-September harvest 400hr A flat greenish-yellow pear is mild-flavored, firm, t\ender, juicy, and sweet; crisp like an apple. Easy to grow, heavy bearing tree.
PERSIMMON CHILL
Fuyu Persimmon 200hr Medium sized, shiny orange red, flattened fruit, crunchy when ripe. Hardy, attractive landscape tree, practically pest free.
Hachiya Persimmon 200hr Large, deep orange-red, acorn-shaped. Sweet, rich, and flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe. Excellent when dried. Attractive landscape tree.
PLUM POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Beauty Plum Self-fruitful 250hr Sweet flavorful plum, more widely adapted than Santa Rosa and more productive in cool, rainy climates. Bright red skin, amber flesh with scarlet streaks. Low chill.
Burgundy Plum Self-fruitful Late August harvest 400hr Small round fruit with maroon-colored skin and flesh. Sweet with little or no tartness, mild flavor. Four stars for flavor; scores high in taste tests. Productive, prolonged harvest. Great for home gardens.
French Prune Plum Self-fruitful 800hr Excellent sweet, high quality fruit for canning, freezing, delicious baked in cakes and pie. California’s commercial prune.
Italian Prune Plum Self-fruitful Late summer harvest 800hr Large purple skinned freestone, yellow flesh which turns red when cooked. Delicious– very sweet and rich. High quality fruit for dessert, cooking, drying. Great for pie.
Green Gage Plum Self-fruitful 600hr Longtime favorite for dessert, cooking, canning. Richly flavored, aromatic, very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. Originated in Belgium in 19th Century.
Santa Rosa Plum Self-fruitful Mid-July harvest 300hr Most popular plum in California and one of the best. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Tree is vigorous and productive.
Satsuma Plum Pollinize w/ Santa Rosa or Beauty Late July harvest 300-400hr Luther Burbank plum w/ dark red, solid, juicy, meaty flesh. Skin dull red, fruit small to medium sized with very good flavor. A favorite. Good fresh & for conserves. Keep to any size with pruning.
Weeping Santa Rosa Plum Self-fruitful 400hr One of the most flavorful, aromatic plums when fully ripe. Beautiful eight to ten foot tree with weeping habit – slender limbs bow gracefully to the ground. Easy for espalier.
4 in 1 Low Chill Plum 300-500hr Four different plums grafted on one rootstock! Each delicious variety selected for the ability to produce abundant long harvests of some of our favorite varieties in our mild Bay Area climate. (may include 4 of the following: Methly, Beauty, Santa Rosa, Burgundy, or Golden Nectar)
PLUOT, etc POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Sweet Treat Pluerry Polonized by Burgundy or Santa Rosa plum or Flavor King pluot.  July-Aug 500-600hr The sweetness of a cherry, combined with the summer zing of a plum. Much larger than a cherry, but smaller than average plum. Colorful, prolific fruit holds on to tree for over a month.
Dapple Dandy Pluot Pollinate with another pluot or a Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum Late August harvest 400-500hr Taste test winner. As pretty as it is flavorful. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. Creamy white flesh streaked crimson.
Flavor Queen Pluot Pollinized by Dapple Dandy pluot or Burgundy Plum.  July-Aug 400-500hr Returning this year by popular demand! Plum/Apricot hybrid with a candy-like flavor. Greenish-yellow skin with amber-orange flesh. Long harvest form.
Leah Cot Aprium Self-fruitful. Mid to late June 400-500hr Large sized fruit with a deep orange color inside and out. A reliable annual bearer of high flavor and firm texture, ripens mid to late June.
QUINCE CHILL
Smyrna Quince 300hr Strongly aromatic, large, round to oblong fruit with white flesh. This attractive pear relative is an excellent landscape plant with dark foliage, good form, and showy blooms.