Hidden Springs Flower Farm
 
Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974
(763) 218-4540

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Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974

Fruit Trees Available only at the Nursery

We offer a wide selection heirloom and disease resistant apple trees on premium dwarf and semi-dwarf Geneva Rootstock, as well as disease resistant pears and cherries for sale at the nursery only. Many of these are very difficult to find. Shop early for the best selection. Check our Facebook page for information on the three day bare root fruit tree sale May 1-3, 2020. Bare root pricing can save you up to 40% off potted tree prices. Potted trees available May 1 - August 15th Wednesday - Sunday.

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Additional Apple Trees Available at the Nursery in limited quantities.
Additional apple trees available for 2020 but in very short supply. Some may not be available again so don't dawdle and come and get them. Campfield, Kronebusch, and Red Byrd Bitter all excellent hard cider varieties. Shop early for the best selection.

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Apple Tree NY35 (Bonkers) Available at the nursery only.
Cornell Description: "NY 73334-35 - (Liberty X Delicious): Very large dark red fruit maturing after Delicious. Not as precocious as Liberty or Empire. Unusually large size may make fruit attractive for direct-market sales." Michael Phillips: "I have not seen one speck of scab on a single apple... Flavor-wise, I describe Bonkers (NY 35) as having a proper amount of 'puck' with juice and complexity part of the mix. It is that 'smooth acidity' that makes you feel you're eating a righteous apple. It tastes good picked just a tad early and really picks up those Empire fruity overtones when left to fully tree ripen. (from Roger Chamberlain, Spokane) It is one of the best looking trees in the orchard and one of our favorite all purpose apples." Duane Greene at UMass: "I evaluated a number of NY scab resistant apples this year and this is probably the best. It ripens in mid October. It is large, extremely crisp and juicy and quite attractive with 80 to 90% red color."

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Apple Tree Akane Available at The Nursery Only
Akane is a cross between Jonathan x Worcester Pearmain developed in 1937. Round, bright red fruit with hard, juicy, white flesh has a flavor resembling Jonathan. Good for eating or drying and is a better keeper than most Fall varieties. The tree is an early bearer and is resistant to cedar apple rust, powdery mildew, fire blight, and moderately resistant to apple scab making it a good choice for the organic grower. Fruit ripens early September.

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Apple Tree Arkansas Black Available at the Nursery Only
Arkansas Black (1870), as you might expect ripens to a deep purple black color. Wonderful crisp flesh is greenish white to yellow. The initial sharp flavor improves with storage which it can be stored for a long time. Resistant to cedar-apple rust and moderate resistance to apple scab and fire blight. It matures in late October early November and can survive light frosts. Excellent for cooking and cider blending and noted for its aromatic properties. . Because it is a triploid it will not pollinate other varieties. Reports of some resistance to codling moth, due to exceptional hardness of the immature fruit! A beautiful late season apple. On dwarf or semi-dwarf root stock.

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Apple Tree Ashmead's Kernal Available at the Nursery Only.
Ashmead's Kernel, originated around 1701 Gloucester, England. Medium size, golden-brown skin, may have an underlying rosy blush. It is one of the most flavorful of the heirloom apples with a crisp texture and high sugar, aromatic citrus notes and nutty undertones. A consistent taste test winner. If you like bland apples with little flavor this is not the apple for you! It can be used as a dessert apple, for cooking, juice and cider blends and stores well for a long time. It ripens in early October with peak flavor after storage in December - February. It is a triploid which needs another tree for pollination. Dolgo works well as a pollinator for this tree as does Court Pendu Plat. It is one of the hardiest of the English apples we grow well adapted to zone 4. Resistant to scab and cedar apple rust, but susceptible to powdery mildew and fire blight.

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Apple Tree Baldwin Available at the Nursery Only
Baldwin (1730) An American Heirloom noted for its medium to large bright red color and considered a winter apple of high quality as an eating apple. It was a popular cider variety and exceptionally good pie apple which holds its form and a bit of crispness when cooked. The flavor is described as sweet and crisp. Thinning is recommended and will result in very large fruit and insure an annual crop of apples. It is a triploid so needs a pollinator like Liberty or a white flowered crab apple. The hard skin also makes it less susceptible to insects.

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Apple Tree Black Oxford Available at the Nursery Only
Black Oxford (1790) Rare, High quality winter keeper can be used for eating, cooking, juice and hard cider. Very hardy and insect and disease tolerant.

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Apple Tree Blue Pearmain Available at the nursery only.
Blue Pearmain (1790) The blue color comes from a natural wax that covers the fruit. Excellent eating, baking and hard cider. Mid-October harvest and will store as long as 20 weeks. Rare and highly recommended. Crisp, tender, fine-grained flesh with rich and mildly tart flavor. Orchardists describe the Blue Pearmain as "heavy in hand" (dense) referring to the noticeably higher specific gravity. A longtime favorite cider variety. Zone 4

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Apple Tree Brown's Apple Available at the nursery only.
Brown’s Apple (1895) Medium size hard cider or fresh juice apple. It is one of the few “vintage” apples that can be used for a single variety hard cider. Not suitable as an eating apple. Very winter hardy.

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CalvilleBlancRobynMellocrop

Apple Tree Calville Blanc d'Hiver Available at the nursery only.
Calville Blanc (1598) is the famous gourmet cooking apple of France used for Pomme Tatin. The large yellow fruit is often blushed red on the sunny side with unusual shaped fruit have strong lobes. Tender, sweet, spicy, flavorful, with a banana-like aroma and more vitamin C than an orange. Calville Blanc is still served in fine Parisian restaurants today and was also grown in the garden at Monticello in the 1770's by Thomas Jefferson. Tart when first harvested in October it mellows with storage. Photo by Robyn Mello.

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Apple Tree Chieftain Available only at the nursery.
Chieftain (1917) A cross of Jonathan x Delicious from the Iowa Experiment Station and introduced in 1966. Ready to harvest in early October. Fruits are medium in size, round, and bright red. Flesh firm, juicy, white. Flavor is milder than Jonathan but more sprightly than Delicious. Multi-purpose, high quality. Keeps well. The tree is vigorous, hardy and productive. Moderately resistant to scab and fire blight.

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Apple Tree Court Pendu Plat Available at the nursery only.
Court Pendu Plat - Italy, definitely 1200's although some records think Roman era. This medium sized late season variety flowers very late so it is also known as the Wise Apple since it often avoids late frosts. The apples are yellow, with a tawny or red flush and some russeting, and with a very rich, fruity taste. Spur bearing. Known to be growing in Normandy, France described as an ancient apple in the 1500's. The name is derived from Corps Pendu, referring to the shortness of the stem. Flavor/Texture is dense, crunchy and rich, nutty, with low juice. A good cropper with rich, aromatic fruit with a good balance of sugar and acid. Suitable for areas with late spring frost because it blooms very late and is cold hardy. Hardy to zone 4.

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Apple Tree Crimson Topaz Available at the nursery only.
Crimson Topaz is from the Czech Republic as a modern disease resistant apple and is described as a crisp, sweet-tart apple. Ripens Mid-October. We are offering it for the first time. Photo by Glyziak

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Apple Tree Dolgo Crab Available at the nursery only.
Brought from Siberia in the late 1800’s to the United States it is very hardy and a consistent producer of large red 1 1/2" fruit. Dolgo’s mass of large, snow-white flowers are produced over a long period providing excellent pollination to edible large fruited apples. Use Dolgo apples for jelly, fresh eating, spiced whole apple preserves, or in a juice or cider blend. Hardy to at least minus 40ºF. and is very disease resistant.

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Apple Tree Edelborsdorfer Available at the nursery only.
Edelborsdorfer is one of the oldest European apples, and a popular variety in Germany and Austria. Imported into England for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Recorded by Cordus in 1561. The apple is yellow with a pink flush, uncommon for the time. Flavor is sweet, scented, juicy and winey. Long-lived, cold tolerant tree. A rare find. Photo by Sven Teschke

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Apple Tree Egremont Russet Available at the nursery only.
Egremont Russet (1872) is one of the most delicious of the russet apples from England. Rich flavor with a perfect balance of sweet and sharp and a nutty flavor. Excellent added to salads or served with various cheeses. Very high quality and like all russets, it is a good keeper through December. Apple scab resistant. Hardy to -40 degrees. Self-fertile which is rare for apple trees. Harvest in late September or early October, with peak flavor after a little storage. Rare and difficult to find high quality heirloom apple this one has always sold out quickly. Photo by Jonathan Billinger

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Apple Tree Empire Available at the nursery only.
Empire (1945) A McIntosh x Red Delicious cross that produced an apple with superior color and flavor. Dark red apples are crisp and juicy flesh with a wonderful aroma. Used for applesauce it makes a rosy pink sauce. Best for fresh eating but like McIntosh useful in juice and cider blends. September harvest will keep until January in refrigeration. The fruit does not drop or windfall as easily as its parent McIntosh a real advantage. Photo by Cliff Hutson

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Apple Tree Enterprise Available at the nursery only.
Enterprise is one of the best of the new disease resistant apples. Enterprise (also known as Co-op 30) is an apple that was developed by PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op) in 1993. It counts Rome, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious among its pedigree. Enterprise is extraordinarily disease-resistant, grower-friendly, pretty apple for eating out-of-hand. Ideal for the no-spray backyard grower. The fruit is round, medium large, with a glossy full red color. Flesh is yellow-cream, firm and crisp. It can be stored for 4-6 months with a slight increase in flavor intensity. Skin may be too tough to eat without peeling but this feature may also help reduce insect problems. Tree is spreading and vigorous. Immune to scab, resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust, moderately resistant to mildew. Ripens in October.

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Apple Tree Galarina Available at the nursery only.
Galarina is a disease-resistant apple that was produced by a Gala x Florina Querina cross made in France, then tested in Quebec in the 1990's. Fruit resembles Gala, small to medium in size, red to orange red, with some yellow background. Flavor is crisp and sweet and will store up to four months in regular cold storage. The apple will hang up to four weeks after expected harvest with very little stem cracking. Vigorous, hardier than Gala and the growth habit upright-spreading. Galarina shows high tolerance to apple scab, mildew and fire blight. Ripens in late September or early October. It allows us northerners to grow a Gala type apple that is hardy and ripens in time for harvest unlike it's parent Gala. This sold out very quickly last year so plan on shopping the bare root sale when most of them sell or visit the nursery early to select a tree in pots before they are gone.

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Apple Tree Golden Russet Available in pots at the nursery only.
Golden Russet was introduced in New York in 1800! There has been a great interest in this heirloom for its intense flavor. Some refer to it as the "champagne" of old-time cider apples. But, it is also delicious for eating and drying. Crisp, highly flavored, fine-textured, yellow flesh makes very sugary juice. Some resistance to scab and cedar apple rust.

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Apple Tree Haralred Available at the nursery only.
Haralred is a darker form of the hardy Haralson apple. Sweet tart flavor profile it is good for eating, cooking and is a good storage apple well adapted to cold growing regions. Dependable classic Midwest apple of superior habit.

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Apple Tree Harrison Available potted at the nursery only
Nearly lost by its eradication during prohibition this high quality cider apple was rediscovered not very long ago and is now becoming available to the new wave of home cider makers. Harrison enjoys one of the highest reputation as cider apple. Originated in Essex County, New Jersey. Rich, yellow, firm flesh is pleasant and sprightly, but dry. Its juice makes an extremely dark, rich cider. The apple is scab resistant, and stores well. It remains one of the very finest apples for cider-making, either fresh or fermented. In the past it was most often blended with Campfied apple. We only have 2 trees of each so come and get them before they are gone. We were unable to source these two again so this is your chance, don't miss it.

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Apple Tree Hubbardston Nonesuch Available at the nursery only.
Hubbardston Nonesuch Massachusetts 1830 Ripens in October. Zone: 3 – 6 Among the best early to mid-season eating apples. Fruit usually large with clear red skin in our climate, but color is variable. Flesh is white, moderately firm, sweet and rich.

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Apple Tree Hudson's Golden Gem Available at the nursery only.
Hudson's Golden Gem (1931) It is a great fresh-eating, baking and cider apple. It is a large, conical, and elongated fruit with dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor, almost pear-like. Perhaps the finest eating russet with crisp, breaking, sugary flesh and distinct pear flavor. The tree is vigorous, productive, and an annual bearer. Quite resistant to apple scab, powdery mildew and rather tolerant to fire blight. It will remain small regardless of rootstock. Hudson Golden Gem ripens in October. Stores well. Hardy to zone 3. Always sells out and is hard to find. We only have 3 trees to offer this spring.

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Apple Tree Jonalicious Available at the nursery only.
Jonalicious is a Red Delicious x Jonathon cross. Beautiful, cherry red apple with very firm flesh, richly tart and crisp, stores well and sweetens as it ages off the tree. For eating, pies, baking, salads. Becoming a cult favorite across the Midwest.

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LibertybyIanMerwincrop

Apple Tree Liberty Available only at the nursery.
Liberty was bred at the New York Agricultural Station in Geneva, first released to the public in 1972. This variety is extremely disease resistant, and perfect for home growers that do not want to spray. The apple is large, sweet, crisp and juicy. It is perfect for fresh-eating or for a sweet cider apple. Resistant to fire blight and powdery mildew, highly resistant to scab and Cedar Apple Rust. Harvest mid-September 20. Photo by Ian Merwin

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Apple Tree Newtown Pippin Available at the nursery only.
Newtown Pippin (1750) was grown by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Not the prettiest apple the flesh is yellowish or tinged with green, firm, crisp, and sprightly with a refreshing tartness. The fruit develops full sugar and rich flavor after a few months of cold storage. A self-fertile variety that also serves as a pollinizer for other apple trees. Photo by Leslie Seeton Zone 4 hardy and a high quality apple for eating, juice, cooking and hard cider blends.

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Apple Tree Novaspy Available at the nursery in pots.
Novaspy was developed in Nova Scotia in 1986. Large, red fruit with crisp, juicy flesh. Tart, sweet, and a complex vanilla like flavor. Keeps well. Starts bearing fruit as a younger tree than Northern Spy. It is more disease-resistant and earlier bearing Northern Spy. Very good resistance to fire blight according to Michigan trials. Resistant to some, but not all, strains of apple scab. Ripens in early-mid October. Hardy to zone 4.

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Apple Tree Prairie Spy Available at the nursery only.
Prairie Spy is a University of Minnesota apple first released in 1940, likely a Northern Spy descendant. Red over yellow, attractive large fruit, with some russeting. It has excellent flavor that improves in storage. Ready to harvest early October with peak flavor November-March. Hardy to zone 3. Difficult to find this variety much anymore. It is one of Harvey's favorite fall apples.

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Apple Tree Red Fireside Available at the nursery only.
A brighter red form of the tasty Fireside apple is sometimes also known as Connell Red. It is red sport of Fireside which itself is a cross of McIntosh and Longfield. It is a large round apple with a solid red color and a sweet perfumed fragrance reminiscent of its parent McIntosh. An excellent fresh eating and cooking apple and a superb keeper, holding well into April. Very limited supply likely to sell out at the bare root sale in May.

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Apple Tree Redfield Available at the nursery only.
Redfield is a unusual cross of Wolf River x Malus pumila "Niedzwetzkyana", produced by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, 1938. Medium to large fruit with dark red, glossy skin. Flesh is blood red, producing a red juice. Very tart, aromatic and astringent, not recommended for fresh eating, although a couple may disagree. Produces an exceptional jelly, blood red cider, or vinegar. Makes a unique pie as well, but it is most commonly used in production of a beautiful, bittersweet, dry, blush hard cider. The tree is uniquely red as well - wood is red, leaves are bronze, blossoms are large and pink. Ripens in October. Resistant to most diseases, hardy to zones 3 and 4.

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Apple Tree Reinette Zabergau Available at the nursery in pots.
Zabergau Reinette from Baden-Württemberg, Germany in late 1800's. Very large russeted fruit, with exceptionally dense flesh with very sharp character that sweetens as it stores off the tree. Crisp, moderately juicy, spicy, nutty flavor. Flavor is best after a few weeks in cold storage. Excellent flavor for apple pie. Good disease resistance. Stores up to 4 months. Photo by Sven Teschke

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Apple Tree Roxbury Russet Available at the nursery only.
Roxbury Russet (1635) is the oldest American apple still being grown today. Excellent old cider apple, a keeper and good for eating fresh. Large greenish apples are not pretty but amazing for its amount of sugar. Firm, slightly coarse, fairly tender, yellowish-white flesh. Resistant to scab and cedar apple rust. Bears a large crop every year. Allow it to fully mature or the sugars will fail to develop.

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Apple Tree Rubinette Available at the nursery only.
Rubinette considered by many the best-flavored apple. A cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious, Rubinette's flavor comes almost primarily from Cox's Orange Pippin, but shape similar to Golden Delicious. Unsurpassed balance of sweetness and sharpness with the Cox's aromatic qualities. Medium size fruit with bright red striping over golden ground color and slight russeting. Tolerates warmer interior temperatures. Rubinette does best with heavy thinning for best quality. The sweetly tart flavor of Rubinette, a cross between Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin, will please fans of the Cox crosses. Loads of incredibly delicious, small-medium, attractive apples, golden with red stripes, ripen in early October. The patented scab and mildew resistant Swiss cultivar is a favorite of organic growers in Europe, where it is grown commercially. This one had amazing flavor for the very first apple I had ever tasted of this Swiss variety. Those of you who passed it by last year missed out on an excellent tasting apple. Photo by Don Manfred

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Apple Tree Sandow Available at the nursery only.
Sandow is an "open-pollinated seedling of Northern Spy that was created in 1912. It has been described as an apple that is suitable for eating, (as opposed to being a cooking apple). It has a crisp flesh that is juicy and sweet, with "bright scarlet stripes over red flush". It typically ripens in mid-October, and bears fruit sooner on younger trees relative to other apple cultivars. It grows well in zones 3-5.

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Apple Tree Sansa Available at the nursery only.
Sansa is a Japanese fresh eating apple first released in 1988, a cross of Akane x Gala. The Sansa is a spectacularly good apple, sweet with more complexity than Akane. It has a bright red striped blush over a pale, yellow-green background. The fruit is firm, yet tender, juicy and exceptionally sweet. Superior acid balance to Gala, and a much better producer than Akane. As with many early apples, Sansa should be enjoyed fresh, soon after harvest, for a terrific eating experience. Sansa is tolerant to scab of both fruit and leaves, highly resistant to cedar apple rust and powdery mildew, virtually immune to sooty blotch and flyspeck (due to early harvest). Fire blight tolerance appears to be average. Photo by Frank Mueller

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Apple Tree Spartan Available at the nursery in pots.
Spartan - McIntosh x Newton Pippin; Developed at the British Columbia Station. Introduced 1936. Harvest in October Beautiful medium size dark red almost mahogany dessert quality apple. Pure white flesh, crisp sweet with some acidity. Firmer than McIntosh. Highly aromatic fine flavor. Precocious and consistently heavy bearer. Some premature fruit drop but not as bad as McIntosh. Resistant to scab, mildew and fire blight. Hardy through zone 3. Photo by Glisiak

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Apple Tree Spitzenberg Esopus Available in pots at the nursery.
Spitzenburg Esopus (1790) Thomas Jefferson's favorite dessert apple; A medium to large; orangish apple with some russeting. The flesh is yellow with spicy, juicy favor. Very good keeper. Zone: 4 - 8 Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Salads. Grow a piece of American History!

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Apple Tree Suncrisp Available at the nursery only.
SunCrisp is a Golden Delicious x Cox Orange Pippin cross from the New Jersey Apple Breeding Program. Commonly rated very highly by taste panels. The fruit color is golden with an reddish-orange blush. Fruit is sweet, mildly subacid, crisp and juicy. This apple matures approximately one week after Golden Delicious, and typically stores up to six months. The tree has medium vigor with an upright growth habit. Thinning decreases the tendency toward biennial bearing. Site selection is critical as this variety is prone to russet. Good resistance to apple scab, susceptible to fireblight. SunCrisp® is a registered trademark of Rutgers University. A royalty of $1.50 is added to the base price of this tree.

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Apple Tree Sweet Sixteen Available at the nursery only.
Sweet Sixteen apple is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, spicy flavor with hints of citrus and vanilla. A large apple. Fire blight resistant. The fruit stores for 5 to 8 weeks. Sweet Sixteen was developed in 1973 by the University of Minnesota from Northern Spy and Frostbite parents. Northern Spy x MN 447; Minnesota, 1973. Harvest: September-October. Stores well. Description: Large, red striped fruit. Firm, crisp, aromatic flesh; moderately acidic. Tree Characteristics: Tolerant to scab, and fireblight after the early years. Early annual bearing, hardy and vigorous tree. From Robert Iglehart in Iowa: "Sweet 16 are the favorite of everyone (even ahead of Honeycrisp) in the pick and eat orchard here. My daughter took a bite out of one and the first thing she said was `It tastes like a cherry Twizzler'. That was a pretty profound, and accurate, description from a 10 year old. I'm not sure of the keeping and storage characteristics of them. But, they are awesome off the tree."

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Apple Tree Wagener Available at the nursery only.
Wagener New York, 1790s. Harvest in October. Keeps until April. One of the best late fall varieties for dessert, sauce, cider, juice and storage. Doesn't shrivel. Medium sized, glossy green, red flushed fruit. White flesh, very crisp, juicy and tender, resembles Northern Spy in taste. Hardy, scab resistant tree bears well and heavily. Thinning necessary to produce large fruit.

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Apple Tree Wickson Available at the nursery only.
Wickson Crab is an American cider apple developed by California plant breeder Albert Etter in 1944. The fruit is small, yellow-red, dense, has high sugar and acid content, and is approximately 1 - 2" in diameter. While the sugar content is 25%, the high acid flavor is probably too strong for most as a dessert apple although some do eat it fresh and claim it is one of their favorite eating apples. The addition of Wickson Crab in a cider will increase acidity and alcohol content. In Apples of Uncommon Character, Rowan Jacobson says Wickson "ferments beautifully into a bone-dry, water-white, high-alcohol cider with a nose of guava and lychee with an astringent crab apple finish". Wickson was largely forgotten until the 1990s, when many cider makers began to incorporate it, including Steve Wood, who began to use it to give Farnum Hill ciders a long, tart, and distinct finish. Wickson crab trees are vigorous and heavy croppers, with fruit bearing heavily on first and second year growth in garlands. Early to mid-bloom, ripens in October in upstate New York. Wickson is likely hardy to zone 3.

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Apple Tree Williams Pride Available in pots at the nursery only.
Williams’ Pride 1988. Harvest is extended from late July to early August. Fruit is medium in size with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality. Disease Resistance: Field immune to apple scab; field immune to cedar-apple rust; high level of resistance to fire blight; good level of resistance to powdery mildew. One of the best home garden disease resistant apples that can be harvested over several weeks early in the season.

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Apple Tree Winecrisp Available at the nursery only.
Winecrisp, also known as Co-op 31, is a disease resistant apple released by PRI in 1990. Parentage includes Cox Orange Pippin, Newtown Pippin, Jonathan & Red Rome. The fruit is medium to coarse grained, cream colored, firm, very crisp and breaking flesh; relatively thin, palatable skin; mildly sub-acid; spicy, full, rich flavor; juicy. Very good quality. Retains flesh texture and quality for six months or more in refrigerated storage. Some tendency to drop when ripe. Winter storage apple with flavor that peaks after one month in refrigerated storage. Tree is moderate to heavy cropping, and single harvest. Biennial tendency after heavy cropping. Ripens mid October. Field immune to apple scab; moderately resistant to powdery mildew; moderately susceptible to cedar-apple rust, good resistance to fire blight. Sells out every year we have it available. Limited supply only 5 available this year so visit early.

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Cherry Tree MONTMORENCY Available at the nursery only.
Montmorency is an heirloom French variety and the standard pie cherry of North America. Bright red skin, yellow flesh, colorless juice, an "amarelle." The Montmorency cherry is a variety of sour cherry grown in Canada, France, and the United States, particularly in Michigan and in Door County, Wisconsin. Zone 4b hardy.

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Cherry Tree BALATON Available at the nursery only.
BALATON Cherry Dark-juiced introduction from Hungary. Very high sugar, low acid. Great for eating out of hand. Unique in that there is no bleeding when the stem is pulled off. Balaton is like a new kind of fruit crop. Ideal for farm market. Rated as zone 5 but some have been growing in protected areas of zone 4 producing crops for more than 10 years. Plant on a north facing slope for best results. Large potted trees 1" plus diameter available in limited quantity.

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Cherry Tree METEOR Available at the nursery only.
Meteor Cherry Tree is genetically dwarf and only grows to about 10 feet in height. Meteor Cherry fruit is large, bright red with a clear yellowish fresh. It is a tart cherry and mainly used as a pie cherry. Great fruit trees for the home garden, Pie Cherries are smaller trees than sweet cherries. Zone 4 hardy. Larger fruit than Montmorency this variety was developed and released by the University of Minnesota.

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Pear Tree SUMMERCRISP Available at the nursery.
‘Summercrisp’ pear is hardy in most of Minnesota. To improve productivity, plant another type of pear to serve as a pollinator like Harrow Sweet or Gem. Sweet flavored, crisp fruit. 2 1/2–3" in diameter and 3–4" long. Blooms early May. Fruit harvested when crisp, green with a red blush, and may be stored up to two months. Hardiest pear at University of Minnesota.

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Pear Tree HARROW SWEET Available at the nursery only.
Harrow Sweet Pear Blight-resistant release from Agriculture Canada. Ripens about 3 weeks after Bartlett; good storage till nearly Christmas, a true winter pear. Excellent flavor; sweet and juicy. Begins bearing as a young tree and productive; usually requires heavy thinning to produce larger pears. Zone 4 hardy.

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Pear Tree GEM Available at the nursery only. GEM A European pear but can be consumed fresh at harvest, it has a crisp, juicy texture and sweet, but mild flavor more similar to an Asian pear than a European pear. Following cold storage and ripening at room temperature the fruit ­softens and develops typical pear flavors, though it is not a melting, dessert-type pear. Can be used as a pollinator for Harrow Sweet and Summer Crisp pears. Photo by Steven Castaglioni

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Varieties available in 2020 include; Heirloom Apples: Ashmead's Kernal, Arkansas Black, Baldwin, Black Oxford, Blue Pearmain, Calville Blanc D'hiver, Court Pendu Plat, Dolgo, Edelborsdorfer, Egremont Russet, Golden Russet, Haralred, Hubbardston Nonesuch, Newtown Pippin, Prairie Spy, Red Fireside, Reinette Zabergau, Roxbury Russet, Sandow, Spitzenburg Esopus and Wagener.

Disease resistant apple trees include; Akane, Chieftain, Crimson Topaz, Empire, Enterprise, Galarina, Hudson's Golden Gem, Liberty, Nova Spy, NY35 (Bonkers), Rubinette, Sansa, Suncrisp, Sweet Sixteen, Williams' Pride and Winecrisp.

Hard cider selections are limited and include; Brown's Apple, Campfield, Kronebusch, Red Byrd Bitter, Redfield and Wickson. We will likely discontinue the hard cider types in favor of the dual purpose type heirlooms so if you are interested stop by the nursery early to avoid disappointment.

We will have pear trees on semi-dwarf root stock for a more manageable tree. Varieties include; Gem, Summercrisp and Harrow Sweet. We will also have Montmorency, Meteor and Balaton Sour Cherry trees available.

Best selection is during the bare root sale on opening weekend. Check our Facebook page for exact dates. 3 Days only. After the 3 day bare root sale the remaining stock will be potted and priced to reflect the additional costs of labor, soil and pots.

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