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Deciduous Fruit Trees 2014
For mild-winter climates. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples. Great fresh off the tree or cooked. Can keep well in refrigerator for up to 2 months. Moderately self-fruitful. Ripens August October.
Ashmead's Kernel Apple
An old English Winter Russet with small lop-sided fruit. Sweet, aromatic, and highly regarded for its crisp, dense flesh and intense flavor. Fine choice for East Bay gardens. Partly self-fruitful. Ripens September - October.
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. Best selling apple of New Zealand. November - December harvest. Self-fruitful.
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. Mid-season harvest. Self-fruitful.
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. Fall harvest. Self-fruitful.
Sweet, always crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Best flavor with warm autumns; ripens early winter. Excellent pollinizer for other apples. Self-fruitful.
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 pollinizer. Late July harvest. Self-fruitful.
Golden Delicious Apple
Long time favorite for sweetness and flavor—exceptional quality when home grown. Excellent East Bay apple. Reliable, long season producer. Highly recommended. August through October harvest. Self-fruitful.
Large, greenish-yellow fruit, blushed red. Sweet-tart flavor, crisp, juicy, firm texture, excellent for baking or eating fresh. Ripens September. Low-chill and self-fruitful.
Granny Smith Apple
Large, green, all-purpose heirloom. Firm, crisp, juicy, tart, excellent keeper—sweetens in storage. November harvest. Self fruitful.
Famous for sauce and baking. Can also be used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, aromatic. Choice apple for East Bay. Late July harvest. Requires pollinizer: Fuji, Gala.
Pink Lady Apple
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. Ripens November, December.
Pink Pearl 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. Fall harvest. Requires pollinizer.
Sierra Beauty Apple
A favorite late apple in No. CA 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. Ripens November. Self-fruitful.
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 pollinizer. Believed to be the oldest known English apple. Late fall harvest. Self-fruitful.
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. Late harvest. Self-fruitful.
Number one California apricot and for good reason. All purpose freestone, large, sweet, aromatic, sprightly. Excellent for all uses. Productive. Low chill. Late June harvest. Self-fruitful.
Highly flavored yellow heirloom on a vigorous and productive tree. Freestone. Low chill and less susceptible to brown rot than most. June harvest. Self-fruitful.
Royal Rosa Apricot
Vigorous, disease resistant apricot with especially nice fruit: sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Excellent backyard apricot. Early harvest. Self-fruitful.
Self fruitful, dark red, sweet cherry with large, firm fruit and good flavor. Purported to perform well in our cherry hostile climate.
Fruit large, w/ dark red, nearly black skin. Flesh sweet, dark red with good flavor and texture. Bears at a young age. SELF-FERTILE! And a good pollinizer for all sweet cherries. Late harvest in June.
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.
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.
Large fruit with coppery-brown skin, pink flesh with few seeds. Sweet, rich flavor, best used fresh. Naturally small tree, prune to any shape.
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.
Superb all-purpose fig. Medium-sized yellow fruit with amber pulp. Sweet rich flavor.
Large fruit with dark green skin, violet-pink flesh for fresh eating. Late summer crop. Rich flavor, excellent quality in cool coastal climates.
Violette de Bordeaux Fig
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.
White Genoa Fig
A favorite for cool coastal valleys, California coast. Good quality. Greenish yellow skin, amber flesh with few seeds, distinctive flavor.
Large, juicy blackberry like fruit on a large, dense, fast-growing, spreading tree.
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.
Honey Kist Nectarine
Early ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar content & low acid. Harvest before the fruit begins to soften. For best results plant in an open, sunny place only in the warmest parts of our region. Early July harvest. Self fruitful.
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. Self-fruitful.
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. Mid-season harvest. Low chill and self-fruitful.
World's most popular pear. Medium to large fruit, green to pale yellow skin. Fine-grained, juicy with a strong musky flavor. Late August harvest. Self-fruitful in most Western climates.
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. Late harvest. Self-fruitful.
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. Late September harvest. Self-fruitful.
Asian Pear A flat greenish-yellow pear is mild-flavored, firm, tender, juicy, and sweet; crisp like an apple. Easy to grow, heavy bearing tree. Mid-September harvest. Self-fruitful.
Medium sized, shiny orange red, flattened fruit, crunchy when ripe. Hardy, attractive landscape tree, practically pest free.
Large, deep orange-red, acorn-shaped. Sweet, rich, and flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe. Excellent when dried. Attractive landscape tree.
Sweet flavorful plum, more widely adapted than Santa Rosa and more productive in cool, rainy climates. Bright red skin, amber flesh with scarlet streaks. Self-fruitful. Low chill.
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. Late August harvest. Self-fruitful.
French Prune Plum
Excellent sweet, high quality fruit for canning, freezing, delicious baked in cakes and pie. California's commercial prune.
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. Late summer harvest.
Green Gage Plum
Long time favorite for dessert, cooking, canning. Richly flavored, aromatic, very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. Originated in Belgium in 19th Century. Self fruitful.
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. Mid-July harvest. Self-fruitful.
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. Pollinize w/ Santa Rosa or Beauty. Late July harvest.
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.
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. Late August harvest. Pollinate with another pluot or a Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum.
Plum & apricot cross with a unique blend of flavors. Pinkish-orange skin, crimson & amber marbled, sweet flesh; freestone. Very early bloom on a compact tree. Self-fruitful. August harvest.
Strongly aromatic, large, round to oblong fruit with white flesh. This attractive pear relation is an excellent landscape plant with dark foliage, good form, and showy blooms.