The Honeycrisp apples are highly rated for flavor and storage consistency, growing up to 20 feet tall and wide. It would do well as a stand-alone accent in the yard or planted with some small shrubs for definition. Its low canopy makes it ideal for planting under power lines or other such troublesome locations. You can increase your fall yield if you plant another variety close by to aid in pollination. Pink buds open into fragrant white blossoms.
The Redhaven Peach is a well-known and popular variety. It originated in South Haven, Michigan back in 1930 and finally introduced in 1940. It grows 20 to 25 feet tall and wide, bearing fruit after 3 to 4 years with peak production at 8 to 12 years. They are tolerant to heat and humidity. They are heavy bearing and cold hardy. The fragrant, pink flowers will develop late to avoid any spring frosts.
They grow fast at a rate of nearly 24 inches per year. Once mature, they will be on average 15 to 20 feet with a slightly less spread. Flowering exquisite showy white flowers just before the leaves arrive in spring. The leaves are simple, glossy green that alternate on the twig growing up to 3 inches long. They are thick with slight midrib curves folding the edges inward and fine teeth on the margin. Although tolerate to other types, production may be less and are sensitive to salt and drought.
The Fuji apple was developed in the early 1930’s by the Tohoku Research station in Fujisaki, Aomori, Japan. Marketed in 1962, this variety is a cross between the Red Delicious and the old Virginia Ralls Genet. Blooming in mid-April, these trees can reach up to 12 to 14 feet high but require full sun.
Originating in Australia, the Granny Smith apple was named after Maria Ann Smith. These trees will reach heights up to 14 feet and is a strong, limbed tree making it easier to manage. They have a higher acid content which helps maintain its color after being prepared for fruit trays or salads.
EMLA 106, semi-dwarf rootstock
This tree needs a pollinator.
The Gala apple is native to New Zealand and was first developed in the 1930’s. It is a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidds Orange Red apples. It was first introduced to the U.S. in 1974.
The McIntosh is a popular and hardy apple cultivar. In fact, it grows best in cool areas when nights are cold which helps maintain the fruits color and firmness. It is best to spray for apple scab to limit your risk of losing an entire crop, however moderately resistant to other common diseases.
The Montmorency Tart Cherry is a spur type tree that is self-pollinating and naturally semi dwarf. Ripening in early to mid-July. Tree requires full sun and aeration and are more cold tolerant than the sweet cherry.
These apples are known for their consistently sweet flavor. The tree reaches heights up 15 to 20 feet in the semi-dwarf stage. It requires full sun and produces well in zones 5 through 10. It was designated the official state fruit of West Virginia on February 20, 1995.
Beautiful, glossy and sweet. This unique hybrid cross between Stark® Gold™ and Stella resulted in a hearty tree with all the great traits of its parents — late-blooming to avoid spring frosts, hardy fruit buds, and productive! Bears heavy crops of deep red, heart-shaped cherries. Resists cracking. Developed in Geneva, New York, introduced circa 2001. Ripens in mid June. Self-pollinating.
MAZZARD, standard rootstock
Anjou pears are medium in size, averaging eight centimeters in diameter, and are short, squat, and egg-shaped with a wide base that gradually tapers to a rounded top with a thick, dark-brown stem. The skin is bright green, smooth, firm, and is covered in lenticels or pores and some rose blush on the side most exposed to the sun. The flesh is white to cream-colored, dense, and buttery with a slightly gritty texture. When ripe, Anjou pears are juicy and soft with subtle, sweet flavors and notes of lemon and lime.
Stanley plums are medium to large, oval, dark blue fruits with a European freestone with yellow-green flesh. This tree is a heavy annual producer. This variety is ideal for drying, fresh eating, and canning.
HardiRed Nectarine is a vigorous and productive tree that bears loads of deep -red skinned nectarines with a delicious, sweet yellow flesh. It's flavor surpasses anything you will ever buy in supermarket. HardiRed nectarines are superb for eating fresh, desserts, canning or preserves. Any fruit we do not devour when fresh...we just freeze the slightly stewed flesh( no sugar or thickeners) for our winter enjoyment. Productive, reliable and carefree. This variety is disease-resistant (especially to bacterial spot and brown rot) making it easy to grow, and it is very productive — thin the bountiful fruit crop for bigger nectarines. Fruits feature firm, yellow, flavorful flesh.
SELF-POLLINATING ZONE 4-5 or colder if protected from winter winds
SEED, standard rootstock
Stella Sweet Cherry
This popular and prolific varieties features showy white flowers in spring and superb, dark red, sweet fruit in summer. This is an excellent self-pollinating variety that can be used as a pollenizer for other sweet Cherries.
MAZZARD, standard rootstock
This tree needs a pollinator.
The Cortland apple was developed in 1898 by Professor S.A. Beach at Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. It was first distributed in 1915. Over the next decade it quickly became one of the more popularly produced apples in New York State and won many awards including the Wilder medal of the American Pomological Society. Today, the Cortland apple ranks as the 12th most commonly commercially produced apple in the US. Cortland trees are known for their ability to thrive in cold weather and can be found growing in apple growing regions on the east coast, Washington State, Oregon, and Quebec and Ontario in Canada. They are also grown in France and Poland. Cortland apples are medium to large in size, and often rather flat in shape. They are bright red and covered with dark red streaks; often they are capped with a green blush. Their crisp, finely-grained white flesh is exceptionally juicy with a sharp, sweet-tart, vinous flavor.