FRUIT TREES

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Apple 'Cortland'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-7
('Ben Davis' x 'McIntosh') New York, 1915. An older, well-known variety. Medium-sized and bright red with a sprightly tropical flavor. White flesh holds its color well after being cut. Excellent for eating and cooking.
Apple 'Fireside'
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-7
('McIntosh' x 'Longfield') University of MN, 1943. Large, red striped fruit with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Excellent flavor good for eating. Good storage life. One of the most popular apples in MN. Resistant to cedar-apple rust.
Apple 'Freedom'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-7
The red fruit is large and good for eating, sauces and juice. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a slight tart flavor. The fruit will keep until January in cold storage. Very vigorous and productive tree. Developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Does not require fungicide sprays.
Apple 'Fuji'
Height: 20-30′ Spread: 20-30′ Zone: 4
Sweet, crisp and juicy red fruits great for eating.
Apple 'Gala'
Height: 20-30′ Spread: 20-30′ Zone: 4
Red orange streaks over a yellow background with tangy sweet flavor.
Apple 'Haralred'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-7
A Bailey Nurseries introduction, this red selection of 'Haralson' apple was discovered by Louis Lautz, an orchardist from La Crescent, MN. The fruit is redder and earlier than the standard 'Haralson', yet retains all the good qualities of 'Haralson': juicy, tart, firm, good keeper, extremely hardy and fireblight resistant. This is an excellent variety for northern United States and Canada.
Apple 'Honeycrisp'
Exposure: Full SunZone: 4-7
Exceptionally crisp and juicy apple. Flavor is sweet but well-balanced. Excellent storage life, up to 7 months. Ripens in late September and stores like a late season variety.
Apple 'Honeygold'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-7
(Golden 'Delicious' x 'Haralson') University of MN, 1969. Medium to large, yellow apple. Fruit is crisp, juicy and sweet. Excellent for eating as well as cooking. Medium storage life. Similar to Golden 'Delicious', but hardier.
Paw Paw tree
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 12-18'
Shape: Pyramidal to round
Exposure: Part Sun
Zone: 5-8
Northern cold-tolerant. Its fruit is a large edible berry with flavor somewhat similar to both banana and mango.
Cherry 'Bing'
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 18-24'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 5-9
Black Cherry. Solid flesh with high quality flavor. Pollinate with 'Black Tartarian' or 'Stella'.
Cherry 'Black Tartarian'
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-24'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 5-9
Fruit is large, bright purple-black; tender, juicy and very rich. Vigorous, erect grower, heavy bearer. Pollinate with 'Stella' or 'Bing' Cherry.
Cherry 'Mesabi'
Height: 10-14'
Spread: 15-18'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-8
Long stemmed, red-fleshed fruits with sugar content halfway between pie cherries and 'Bing' cherries. Pyramidal tree grows to a height of 12 feet. Fruit resembles 'Meteor' but pit is smaller. Blooms in early May.
Cherry 'Meteor'
Height: 10-14'
Spread: 8-12' Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-8
Genetic dwarf introduced by the University of MN in 1952. Large, bright red fruit. Mildly acid in flavor. Fine for sauce or pie. Blooms in early May.
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Height: 15-25'
Spread: 12-15'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 5-9
Large, beautiful golden yellow fruit with a red blush, 'Rainier' bears abundant crops of sweet, richly flavored, firm and juicy cherries. Pollinate with Black Tartarian or Bing.
Peach 'Contender'
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 15-18'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-8
A freestone peach with bright yellow flesh. Matches 'Reliance' in cold-hardiness and tolerance of spring frosts. Sweet, extra-juicy fruit is an absolute delight for fresh eating, canning, baking, and freezing. Self-pollinating. 'Contender' ripens mid-to late August.
Pear 'Early Gold'
Height: 25-35'
Spread: 18-24' Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-7
Selected for its improved vigor, chlorosis resistance and iron-clad cold hardiness. Abundant white flowers in spring produce yellow fruits. The foliage is an attractive, glossy green.
Pear 'Summercrisp'
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 8-12'
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-8
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.
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