Mulch-mulch-mulch!
Mulch is your friend--- controlling weeds, holding in water, making bigger fruit.

Cold Hardy Varieties

Many of Grandpa's cold hardy varieties are really considered antique or heirloom varieties, while others are of the "newer" sort.   Grandpa feels that most of these hardy varieties should grow well in Zones 4 or colder, but care needs to be taken in selection, culture, and maintenance, since in the colder zones, cold weather extremes and quick changes in the weather can kill even the hardiest varieties.  Mother Nature can deal hard blows at unexpected times!

All varieties of Apple and Pear should be able to be shipped to all states except HI.  We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Due to phytosanitary restrictions and concerns Grandpa will not accept orders or ship any Peach, Nectarine, Cherry, Plum  or other Prunus species or stonefruits to CA or HI and the following counties in Colorado---Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mesa, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties.  We may limit shipping of certain varieties to the following states---  ID, OR, WA--- depending on their source and virus-free certification status. We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Note:  Planting a variety outside of its normal Hardiness Zone will void our normal replacement policy.  Please be careful in your selections!

A B C D E F-G H I J-L M-O P Q R S T U-Z ALL
Alderman hybrid Plum

Alderman hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'Alderman'

Alderman is one of the nicest hybrid, hardy plums.  The fruit is large, dark-red skinned with amber flesh and firm.  It keeps well.  Ripens in mid-season.  Pollinates best with Superior, Toka, or Bubblegum Plum®.


Baldwin Apple

Baldwin Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Baldwin'

Baldwin is a large winter apple with bright red skin.  The yellow flesh is crispy, aromatic and juicy.  It is an excellent all purpose heirloom apple and keeps well. The tree is very vigorous.  It is a triploid variety so needs poll


Boskoop Apple

Boskoop Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Belle de Boskoop'

Boskoop has been a well known and favorite old all purpose apple in England for years.  It has large, greenish-yellow fruit with red blush.  It is crisp and tangy and highly aromatic.  Great for dessert, cooking and baking.  It


Bubblegum Plum(R) Hybrid Plum

Bubblegum Plum(R) Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina hybrid 'Toka cv.'

The Bubblegum Plum(R) is known for it's unique flavor when properly ripe.  When Grandpa first tried it, it took him back to the good old days when he was a youngster and chewed plain old bubble gum!  That's the


Cortland Apple

Cortland Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Cortland'
Cortland is an old-time heritage apple that Grandpa grew up with. Cortland is large, and round and similar in looks to McIntosh, but its flavor is very distinct. It is fiarly crisp and juicy, but is not a

Duchess Apple

Duchess Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Duchess'
Duchess is a very old heritage variety that is still a treat in the early summer. It is a good cooking apple, but just ordinary for fresh eating. Duchess is a medium to large, greenish yellow apple with bright red striping and splashes. It has rus

Elberta Peach

Elberta Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Elberta'
Elberta used to be the "Queen of Peaches" before Redhaven was developed, but many still think it is. It still is an excellent quality, juicy, yellow freestone peach suitable for all uses. In California it ripens in late July to early August, but in

Empire Apple

Empire Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Empire'

The original Empire is one of the best eating apples you will find. Only medium in size, it is a steady bearer on grower friendly trees. The red fruit has a McIntosh-Jonathan like look. The flavor is excellent with white flesh. The


Fameuse Apple

Fameuse Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Fameuse'
Grandma's most wel remembered apple as a little girl was Fameuse or as it is commonly called, Snow Apple. It is a very old heritage variety known for its hardiness, good flavor and eating quality, and late summer, early fall ripening time. Th old-t

Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 24C-

Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 24C- "Cold Hardy" Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 24C- "Cold Hardy"'

Flamin'Fury® PF 24C-Cold Hardy Peach is touted by its breeder as being one of the most cold hardy and frost resistant peaches he has ever seen. It has attractive large, red fruit that have excellent flavor and quality.  We


Flemish Beauty Pear

Flemish Beauty Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Flemish Beauty'
Grandpa's Choice(TM) Flemish Beauty Pear is an excellent hardy pear for cold locations. Large, roundish and uniform in size and shape. Reddish blushed color on a clear yellow skin. The yellowish-white flesh is firm, but tender--- becoming melting

Goodland Apple

Goodland Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Goodland'
Goodland is one of the most hardy apples known. It has been known to withstand -50F with little winter damage. The fruit is medium size, round, bi-color fruit. Its flesh is tender, crisp, juicy and aromatic. It makes a delicious aromatic apple sauce

Grandpa's Golden Rezista®

Grandpa's Golden Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Golden Rezista®'

Grandpa's Golden Rezista® is an attractive yellow-green apple. It is a high quality dessert apple, with a very unique lemony, spicy taste unlike any other. The fruit is finely textured and very juicy. The medium large size frui


Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®

Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®'
Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista® is an attractive bright red and yellow bi-colored apple. It is large in size. The fruit is finely textured, juicy, and sweet tart with a slightly spicy taste. It stores and holds well on and off the tree. Harvest in e

Gravenstein Apple

Gravenstein Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gravenstein'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Gravenstein is a culinary treat! This antique variety is well known for cooking, sauce, cider and eating out of hand. It is large, with crisp white flesh and a distinct, juicy flavor. It will keep moderately well

Hardired Nectarine

Hardired Nectarine

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Hardired'
Grandpa's Choice™ Hardired nectarine ripens in early August with a smooth skin that is 90% red. It has yellow, freestone flesh that has good texture and flavor. The tree is vigorous, very productive, and resistant to brown rot and bacter

Harlayne Apricot

Harlayne Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Harlayne'
Harlayne apricot is a productive, cold hardy tree that ripens in late August. Fruit is medium sized, orange with a moderate red blush, and suitable for fresh use or processing. It is resistant to perennial canker, brown rot and bacterial spot.

Honeycrisp™ Apple

Honeycrisp™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp™'
Grandpa's Choice(TM) Honeycrisp(TM) is the current "star" of the apple industry and with consumers. It is "explosively crisp" with an unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. It is naturally large and will color well in cooler climates. Color can ra

Honeygold Apple

Honeygold Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Honeygold'
Honeygold is a great substitute for Golden Delicious in colder, northern areas where it is much more hardy. It is reported to be able to withstand -50 degreesF with little winter damage. It is medium to large size, with a golden to yellowish green

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple--SALE PRICE

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple--SALE PRICE

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonathan'
Red Jonathan hardly needs a description since it is one of the most popular heritage apples in the Midwest. Crisp, slightly striped, but mostly red, juicy and sweet tart. One of the best varieties for pies and sauce. Our strain is highly colored and

Kaga Hybrid Plum

Kaga Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'Kaga'

Kaga is an excellent pollinator for other hybrid plums.  The fruit is purple-black and about an inch in diameter.  The flesh is meaty.  A dense, bush like tree.


Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry

Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Kristin'
Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry is known for being one of the hardiest cherries. It does well in Zone 5 and in the milder parts of Zone 4. It has large dark purplish fruit approaching 1 inch, which is meaty, juicy and tasty. It is a good producer and is re

Lodi Apple

Lodi Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Lodi'
Lodi is an older variety that was introduced to replace Yellow Transparent, which it resembles somewhat in appearance and season. It is a good early season apple for pies and sauces, but as a dessert apple it tends to be very tart and has been known

Luscious Pear

Luscious Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Luscious'
Luscious pear is very hardy and resistant to fire blight. It is an excellent dessert pear, but not well suited to canning. The fruit is medium size, bright yellow with a little red blush. Flavor is similar but

Madison Peach

Madison Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Madison'
Madison peach is a medium sized, bright red freestone fruit. This high quality fruit has slightly fibrous, firm orange-yellow flesh that is mild and rich in flavor.Tree is hardy, vigorous, frost sesistant and self-pollinating. Recommended for Norther

McIntosh- Red McIntosh Apple

McIntosh- Red McIntosh Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red McIntosh is one of the all-time favorites for some people. Red McIntosh is an early season apple with very aromatic, flavorful, white, juicy flesh. It is somewhat firm, but only will keep for shorter periods during

Montmorency Tart Cherry

Montmorency Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
Grandpa's Choice™ Montmorency Tart Cherry has long been recognized as the standard of the tart cherry industry. The fruit is bright red, medium in size and have a clear, juicy flesh. The trees are self-fruitful, winter hardy, very produc

Northern Blule European Plum

Northern Blule European Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Northern Blue'

Northern Blue is a very hardy, self-fertile european plum similar to Mount Royal.  It ripens in mid-season in early September.  Self-fertile and precocious.


Northwest Greening Apple

Northwest Greening Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Northwest Greening'
Northwest Greening is an old heritage variety that Grandpa grew up with. It was a popular old winter variety that could sometimes produce exceptionally large apples almost 5" across. The fruit is a pale green, that turns yellow when fully mature.

Parker Pear

Parker Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Parker'

Parker Pear is very hardy and ripens in early September in mid-season.  The fruit is medium-large, yellow-bronze with some red blush.  The flesh is fine grained, tender, sweet and juicy and the visible grit cells soften with maturity.


Red Rome Apple

Red Rome Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Rome'
Grandpa's Choice(TM)" Red Rome is an old time favorite for cooking, baking, cider and drying. Rome is a medium to large size apple, with all red skin, and very firm, hard, white flesh. It ripens late in the season. Its fresh flavor is appre

Spartan Apple

Spartan Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Spartan'
Spartan was always one of Grandpa's favorites. It is very McIntosh-like looking and tasting, but is much firmer and keeps better. It picks a couple weeks later in the early fall. The fruit is medium to large, with a dark red mahogany color and a m

Sugar Prune Plum (European)

Sugar Prune Plum (European)

Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Sugar'
Sugar Prune is an old-timey European prune. It is only medium size, with reddish purple fruit and greenish yellow flesh. It gets its name by being so sweet and highly flavored when ripe.

Supermont Tart Cherry

Supermont Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Supermont'

SuperMont™ Tart Cherry is a larger version of the standard Montmorency cherry.  It is approximately 30% larger fruit, but with the same qualities and ripening season.


Sweet Sixteen Apple

Sweet Sixteen Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen'
"Sweet Sixteen is a popular apple for very cold northern regions. It ripens in early fall, just ahead of Honeycrisp™. It is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual sugar cane or spicy cherry candy flavor. The fru

Whitney Edible Crab Apple

Whitney Edible Crab Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Whitney Crab'
Whitney is a good quality edible crabapple that is fine for jelly or pickling. Medium size crabapples with red stripes over a yellow background. It picks late in August to early September. Very hardy.

Yellow Transparent Apple

Yellow Transparent Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Yellow Transparent'
Yellow Transparent is just about the earliest summer apple. It is medium-large with transluscent pale yellow skin. Some say it makes the best sauces because of its crisp, very sweet juicy, white flesh that is very light and texture, but it is also wo

York Apple

York Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'York'
York is a popular eating, cooking and processing apple in the Northeast. Grandpa's strain is highly colored and quite spurry and more compact than ordinary York.

Zestar!® Apple

Zestar!® Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Zestar!®'
Grandpa's Choice™ Zestar!(R) is a rather new variety that is gaining in excitement. It is an early season apple with excellent, dessert quality. It is very crisp and juicy with an abover average sweet/tart flavor. This apple is 60-85% re