Deciduous Fruit Trees 2015

APPLE DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Anna Apple 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. Self-fruitful Ripens August - October 200hr
Ashmead’s Kernel Apple 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. Partly self-fruitful Ripens September - October 800hr
Braeburn Apple 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. Self-fruitful Ripens November - December 700hr
Cox Orange Pippin Apple 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. Self-fruitful Mid-season harvest 800hrs
Empire Apple 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. Self-fruitful Fall harvest 800hr
Fuji Apple Sweet, always crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Best flavor with warm autumns. Excellent pollinator for other apples. Self-fruitful Ripens early winter <500hr
Gala Apple 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. Self-fruitful Late July harvest 500hr
Golden Delicious Apple Longtime favorite for sweetness and flavor—exceptional quality when home grown. Excellent East Bay apple. Reliable, long season producer. Highly recommended. Self-fruitful August through October harvest 700hr
Gordon Apple Large, greenish-yellow fruit, blushed red. Sweet-tart flavor, crisp, juicy, firm texture, excellent for baking or eating fresh. Low-chill and self-fruitful Ripens September 400hr
Gordon Apple Large, greenish-yellow fruit, blushed red. Sweet-tart flavor, crisp, juicy, firm texture, excellent for baking or eating fresh. Low-chill and self-fruitful. Ripens September. 400hr
Granny Smith Apple Large, green, all-purpose heirloom. Firm, crisp, juicy, tart, excellent keeper—sweetens in storage. Self-fruitful November harvest 600hr
Gravenstein Apple Famous for sauce and baking. Can also be used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, aromatic. Choice apple for East Bay. Requires pollinator: Fuji, Gala Late July harvest 700hr
Pink Lady Apple 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. Requires early flowering pollinator, like ‘Empire’, ‘Fuji’, ‘Golden Delicious’ Fall harvest 600hr
Sierra Beauty Apple 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. Self-fruitful Ripens November 700-800hr
White Winter Pearmain Apple 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. Self-fruitful Late fall harvest 400hr
Yellow Newton Pippin Apple 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. Self-fruitful Late harvest 700hr
APRICOT DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Blenheim Apricot Number one California apricot and for good reason. All purpose freestone, large, sweet, aromatic, sprightly. Excellent for all uses. Productive. Low chill. Self-fruitful Late June Harvest 500hr
Nugget Apricot Highly flavored yellow heirloom on a vigorous and productive tree. Freestone. Low chill and less susceptible to brown rot than most. Self-fruitful June Harvest 500hr
Royal Rosa Apricot Vigorous, disease resistant apricot with especially nice fruit: sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Excellent backyard apricot. Self-fruitful Early Harvest 500-600hr
CHERRY DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Lapins Cherry Self fruitful, dark red, sweet cherry with large, firm fruit and good flavor. Purported to perform well in our cherry hostile climate. Self fruitful 500hr
Stella Cherry 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. Self Fertile Late harvest in June 500hr
FIG DESCRIPTION CHILL
Black Jack Fig 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. 100hr
Black Mission Fig Purple-black figs with strawberry-colored flesh. Favored for dependability and excellent flavor, fresh and dry use. Heavy bearing, long lived tree. 100hr
Brown Turkey Fig Large fruit with coppery-brown skin, pink flesh with few seeds. Sweet, rich flavor, best used fresh. Naturally small tree, prune to any shape. 100hr
Conadria Fig 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. 100hr
Desert King Fig Large fruit with dark green skin, violet-pink flesh for fresh eating. Late summer crop. Rich flavor, excellent quality in cool coastal climates. 100hr
White Genoa Fig A favorite for cool coastal valleys, California coast. Good quality. Greenish yellow skin, amber flesh with few seeds, distinctive flavor. 100hr
Violette de Bordeaux 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. 100hr
MULBERRY DESCRIPTION
Persian Mulberry Large, juicy blackberry like fruit on a large, dense, fast-growing, spreading tree.
NECTARINE DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Arctic Rose Nectarine 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. Self-fruitful July harvest 600-700hr
Honey Kist Nectarine 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. Self-fruitful Early July harvest 500hr
PEACH DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Babcock White Peach 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. Self-fruitful 250-300hr
Frost Peach 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. Self-fruitful 600-700hr
July Kim Elberta Peach 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. Low chill and self-fruitful Mid-season harvest 400-500hr
PEAR DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Bartlett Pear World’s most popular pear. Medium to large fruit, green to pale yellow skin. Fine-grained, juicy with a strong musky flavor. Self-fruitful in most Western climates Late August harvest 800hr
Comice Pear 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. Self-fruitful Late harvest 600hr
Seckel Pear 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. Self-fruitful Late September harvest 800hr
20th Century Asian Pear A flat greenish-yellow pear is mild-flavored, firm, t\ender, juicy, and sweet; crisp like an apple. Easy to grow, heavy bearing tree. Self-fruitful Mid-September harvest 400hr
PERSIMMON DESCRIPTION CHILL
Fuyu Persimmon Medium sized, shiny orange red, flattened fruit, crunchy when ripe. Hardy, attractive landscape tree, practically pest free. 200hr
Hachiya Persimmon Large, deep orange-red, acorn-shaped. Sweet, rich, and flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe. Excellent when dried. Attractive landscape tree. 200hr
PLUM DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Beauty Plum 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. Self-fruitful 250hr
Burgundy Plum 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. Self-fruitful Late August harvest 400hr
French Prune Plum Excellent sweet, high quality fruit for canning, freezing, delicious baked in cakes and pie. California’s commercial prune. Self-fruitful 800hr
Italian Prune Plum 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. Self-fruitful Late summer harvest 800hr
Green Gage Plum Longtime favorite for dessert, cooking, canning. Richly flavored, aromatic, very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. Originated in Belgium in 19th Century. Self-fruitful 600hr
Santa Rosa Plum 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. Self-fruitful Mid-July harvest 300hr
Satsuma Plum 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. Pollinize w/ Santa Rosa or Beauty Late July harvest 300-400hr
Weeping Santa Rosa Plum 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. Self-fruitful 400hr
PLUOT, etc DESCRIPTION POLLINATION HARVEST CHILL
Leah-Cot Aprium Large sized Aprium with deep orange color inside and out. Reliable annual bearer of very sweet, firm fruit. Proven to produce well in coastal climates. Self-fruitful Ripens late June 400-500hr
Dapple Dandy Pluot 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. Pollinate with another pluot or a Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum Late August harvest 400-500hr
QUINCE DESCRIPTION CHILL
Smyrna Quince 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. 300hr