Why "redder" isn't always "better".
Grandpa often bucks this trend seen in the produce department.

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®.


Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'

Ashmead's Kernel bears medium sized, greenish yellow fruits often with a heavy brownish russet.  It is usually a flattish, round apple, but sometimes it can be conical.  The yellowish flesh is crisp, sweet, juicy and aromatic, but is som


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


Beacon Apple

Beacon Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Beacon'

Beacon is an excellent early summer apple with juicy, mild sub-acid flesh.  It is good fro fresh eating and cooking, but does not store well.  The fruit is medium to large size and ripens over a relatively long period in August.  Th


Ben Davis Apple

Ben Davis Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Ben Davis'

Ben Davis was one of the most widely grown apples after the Civil War.  It is a large red-striped fruit with hard, course, white flesh.  It is known as an exceptional keeper, reportedly lasting into June and July.  It ripens late an


BlackIce Hybrid Plum

BlackIce Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'BlackIce'

BlackIce™ is a brand new variety that exhibits great cold hardiness and California-type plum qualities.  It ripens early in the season, is medium size with dark red skin and red flesh.  Flavor is excellent.  Pollinates with ot


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


Bramley's Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Bramley's Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling'

Bramley's Seedling is a large, flat, firm apple with greenish-yellow skin.  It is great for baking and cooking as well as being a good cider apple, with firm, juicy, sharly acidic flesh.  It is high in Vitamin C.  It is scab and mil


Brown's Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Brown's Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown's Apple'

Brown's Apple was a favorite English cider apple that produces a clean crisp, bitter-sharp, tangy, fruity cider.  The apple is dark red and the flesh often has red stains.  It ripens in October, but can be biennial.  Scab tolerant a


Bubblegum Plum(R) Hybrid Plum

Bubblegum Plum(R) Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina '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


Burgundy Apple

Burgundy Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Burgundy'

Burgundy produces large, round, solid dark blackish-red fruit.  The skin is smooth and glossy and the red color may bleed into the flesh somewhat.  It is an excellent, crisp, sub-acid flavored apple.  The fruit hangs well up to thre


Carroll Apple

Carroll Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Carroll'

Carroll is a very hardy apple that ripens early in the summer season.  It is a somwwhat dwarfish tree but produces well.  It is an excellent dessert apple and also a good cooking apple.  The fruit is red, medium sized.


Centennial Edible Flowering Crabapple

Centennial Edible Flowering Crabapple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Centennial Crab'

Centennial Crab is a very hardy, edible crab that can beautify the yard also.  It is a compact grower that produces small, crisp, juicy edible crabs that are sweet and nutty flavored about 1.5 inches in diameter.  It ripens in mid-August


Chenango Strawberry Apple

Chenango Strawberry Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Chenango Strawberry'

Chenango Strawberry is one of the most beautiful summer apples, with medium to large, conical, shiny, yellowish-whitish, smooth skinned apples.  The skin is almost translucent.  The fruit is firm, juicy and white, but tender and very aro


Chestnut Edible Crab

Chestnut Edible Crab

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Chestnut Crab'
Chestnut is a large, russeted, sweet and juicy edible crabapple with a rich, nutty like flavor that can be used for eating, sauce, preserves, and decorative purposes. It ripens late summer, early September.

Connel Red or Red Fireside Apple

Connel Red or Red Fireside Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Connel Red (Red Fireside)'

Connel Red is a red sport of Fireside.  It has large, round, solid red fruit with has a sweet, mild and aromatic flavor like Fireside.  It is great for eating and cooking.  It stores well into the spring maintaining its crisp juicy


Contender Peach

Contender Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Contender'

Contender is known as one of the more hardy peaches because of its later blooming dates and hardy, more frost resistant buds.  Most report it to be hardy enough for Zone 4.   Contender ripens clode to Canadian Harmon


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

Cox Orange Pippin Apple

Cox Orange Pippin Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Cox's Orange Pippin'

The Brits think Cox's is the best!  Cox's Orange Pippin is considered by many to be one of the best dessert apples.  It produces medium sized, conical, somewhat dull looking fruit with red stripes over a tough, smooth orangish skin. 


Dolgo Edible-Ornamental Crab

Dolgo Edible-Ornamental Crab

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Dolgo'
Dolgo Crab apple is one of the earliest to bloom in the spring with its pink buds opening into large white flowers which are very fragrant. It sets an abundant crop of red, edible crabapples which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It is also an e

DR-606 Apricot

DR-606 Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'DR-606'

DR-606 is a very hardy apricot that ripens late in the season.  Reportedly good flavored.  It is self-fertile.


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

Easter Pear

Easter Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Easter Pear'
Easter pear is an old-time heirloom pear. It is known for its excellent keeping qualities. It is a large yellow pear with a red cheek.

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


Empire-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Empire-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Empire-Regular'

Empire is a McIntosh/Jonathan type apple that has very high dessert quality.  It is also good for baking and is an excellent cider apple.  It is medium sized, with round red fruit that are firm and shiney.  The flesh is creamy white


English Morello Tart Cherry

English Morello Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'English Morello'
English Morello is an antique tart cherry variety known for its cold hardiness and heavy cropping. Its medium size cherries have dark red flesh and juice. It is very productive and ripens about 10 days after Montmorency.

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

Forelle Pear

Forelle Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Forelle'
Forelle pear is a small to medium sized winter pear that has a green background color, with red "trout-like" speckles. When ripe it turns a golden yellow with a bright red blush. The flesh is high quality and good for fresh eating. The fruit is kn

Foxwhelp Bitter-Sharp Cidre Apple

Foxwhelp Bitter-Sharp Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Foxwhelp'

Foxwhelp is an English bittersharp apple suitable for cidres.  The fruit is small, red, round and russeted.  The fruit is juicy and tart.  Ripens in mid-late season, in mid-October and stores well.  A late bloomer requiring oth


Frostbite™ Apple

Frostbite™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Frostbite™'

Frostbite(TM) was just recently named by the University of Minnesota.  Known as MN 447, it is an older cultivar that has been used as a parent in the breeding of other successful U of MN apple varieties.  Because of its u


Golden Delicious-Original Strain Apple

Golden Delicious-Original Strain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious (Mullins cv)'

<b>Grandpa's Choice™</b> Golden Delicious!  Grandpa and many people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples every grown.  The original "Mullins" strain is less russet resistant than most strains of Golden De


Golden Russet Apple

Golden Russet Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Russet'

Golden Russet of widely considered to be one of the best cider varieties because of its excellent flavored, sugary juice.  It also is good for drying, fresh eating and cooking.  The medium sized fruit has crisp, juicy, finely textured ye


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

Gracious Hybrid Plum

Gracious Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'Gracious'

Gracious has attractive yellow-orange, mottled fruit with yellow-orange flesh.  It is a semi-clingstone, with firm, sweet, pleasing flavor, good for all uses.  The tree is vigorous and hardy.  Later blooming and seems to pollinate w


Grandpa's Big Gala Apple

Grandpa's Big Gala Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gala-Grandpa's Big Gala'

Grandpa's Big Gala is a special selection of Gala that just grows larger than a normal Gala.  The fruit is similar in other respects.  Not highly colored, but an excellent eating and all purpose apple.  It is suspected to be a tri-p


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

Green Gage Plum

Green Gage Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Green Gage'
The Green Gage plum has been an American favorite since the time of Jefferson. It's yellowish-green fruit is small to medium and oval in shape with a juicy, smooth texture, amber flesh. Considered the ideal dessert plum, it is also good cooked, canne

Hanksa Hybrid Plum

Hanksa Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'Hanksa'

Hanska plum is red skinned with a bluish bloom and yellow fleshed.  The fruit is semi-freestone, large and great for canning.  Ripens in late mid-season in September.


Harcot Apricot

Harcot Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Harcot'
Grandpa's Choice™ Harcot apricot is a vigorous, productive, self-fertile tree that is cold hardy and has a good resistance to perennial canker, bacterial spot and brown rot. It is an early ripener with medium to large, oblong, orange fru

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

Hargrande Apricot

Hargrande Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Hargrande'
Hargrande apricot has very large fruit with dull orange skill with a speckled blush. It's flesh is firm, smooth, orange and freestone. It is a productive, cold hardy tree tolerant to brown rot, bacterial spot and perennial canker that ripens in late

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.

Harogem Apricot

Harogem Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Harogem'
The Harogem apricot has small to medium, glossy orange fruit with a bright red blush. Fruit is very firm with orange, freestone flesh and good testure and flavor. The tree is consistently productive, cold hardy, and resistant to perennial canker and

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Harrow Sweet'
Harrow Sweet is an excellent late season pear, ripening with Bosc. It is known for its high quality fruit and early production. It has very good cold hardiness and resistance to fire blight. The fruit is yellow skinned with a red blush and only a

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

Hopa Edible-Ornamental Crab

Hopa Edible-Ornamental Crab

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Hopa'
Hopa Crab apple is an edible crab that is also widely planted as an ornamental. It produces one inch fruit that are bright red.

Howard Miracle Japanese Plum

Howard Miracle Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Howard Miracle'

Howard Miracle is a true Japanese plum that is reported to be hardier into Zone 4.  The large fruit is red blushed with yellow flesh.  It has a tart pineapple flavor.  It ripens in mid-season.  Approx. 300-400 chilling hours.


Hudar Pear

Hudar Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Hudar'

Hudar is known for its extreme hardiness, almost to -50.  The fruit is yellow, sweet and juicy.  Good for fresh eating and canning.  It ripens in the very early season.


Hyslop Edible Crab Apple

Hyslop Edible Crab Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Hyslop'

Hyslop Crab apple is an edible crab that can also be planted as an ornamental.  The tree is vigorous and very hardy with a bluish bloom.  It produces one inch fruit that are deep crimson red.  The fruit is juicy upon


Idagold Apple

Idagold Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Idagold'

Idagold is a medium to large sized, oblong apple with a clear yellow skin and faint reddish blush.  The flesh is rich, cream colored, somewhat course, but firm, juicy, sweet and aromatic.  Idagold ripens just ahead of Rome.  It has


Idajon Apple

Idajon Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Idajon'

Idared Apple

Idared Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Idared'
Idared is an excellent apple that is quite like Jonathan in flavor, but its flesh is crisp and white. It has a sweet-tart flavor and is very juicy and flavorful. It has a pinkish red color with a little striping. It can be used for all purposes and i

Irish Peach Apple

Irish Peach Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Irish Peach'

Irish Peach is an ancient apple that came from Ireland.  It has smallish, greenish fruit with faint red stripes.  The flesh is crisp,juicy, aromatic, and has a pleasant rich flavor.  Ripens in mid-summer.

Alternate Name:


J. H. Hale Peach

J. H. Hale Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'J.H. Hale'
J.H. Hale is still an excellent flavored, freestone, eating and canning peach. It ripens quite late, with Elberta. It has large, golden yellow fruit with a carmine overlay. The flesh is fine and deep grained and hangs and keeps well.

Jonagold-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Jonagold-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonagold-Cornell Original'

The original Jonagold is one of the finest eating and cooking apples to ripen in the fall.  The red fruit is unusually large, with juicy yellow-white flesh.  The flavor is very similar to Jonathan.  It will keep for several months,


Jonamac Apple

Jonamac Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonamac'
Jonamac is an excellent dessert quality apple ripening about a week before McIntosh, which is one of its parents. The fruit is very similar in appearance to Mac, but is more highly colored and firmer. Eating quality is superior to Mac. The fruit i

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple-SALE PRICED

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple-SALE PRICED

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.


Kahinta Hybrid Plum

Kahinta Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'Kahinta'

Kahinta has large yellow fruit overlaid with a speckling of red and bluish bloom.  The yellow flesh is sweet, spicy, and refreshing with a nectar-like flavor.  The fruit is firm, but can sometimes split.  Ripens in mid-season after


Keepsake Apple

Keepsake Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Keepsake'

Keepsake may not be the prettiest apple to look at, but it is a good one for the northern backyard because it is a heavy cropper of medium sized red apples that keep thru to Spring.  When picked the fruit is hard and very cris


Kieffer Pear

Kieffer Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Kieffer pear is an old-time favorite of pear lovers. It has large, long golden-yellow fruit often with a some crimson blush. It has crisp, jiucy, white flesh that is slightly course, with a musky aroma. It i

Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'

Kingston Black is one of the few English Cidre apples that can be used for singel-variety cidre.  It has a good sugar content with a bitter sharp flavor class.  It has a distinctive flavor all its own.  The fruit is medium sized, ro


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

LaCrescent Hybrid Plum

LaCrescent Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus hybrid 'LaCrescent'

LaCrescent has small tender yellow fruit with a slight red blush.  The flesh is yellow, freestone and melting. It was a sweet aromatic flavor with a hint of apricot.  Good for eating or jam.  Ripens early and needs other hybrid poll


Lady Decorative Hard Cidre Apple

Lady Decorative Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Lady'

Lady Apple is a very unique apple.  The fruit looks miniature with a glossy red cheek on a creamy yellow smooth skin.  It has crisp, juicy, highly aromatic flesh that should not be peeled as much of the frgrance is in the skin.  It


Liberty Apple

Liberty Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Liberty'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Liberty is very similar to appearance to McIntosh, but its flavor is more tart and its flesh is crisper. It has a flavor all its own. It is a good dependable choice for any backyard orchard because it is high

Lincoln Pear

Lincoln Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Lincoln'

Lincoln Pear is a mid-late season ripening pear in September.  The fruit is large and golden.  The tree is exceptionally hardy and reliable and reportedly resistant to fire blight. Somewhat resembles Bartlett.


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

Maiden Blush Apple

Maiden Blush Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Maiden Blush'

Maiden Blush is a fine heirloom summer apple that produces regular crops of flattish round yellow apples with a beautiful crimson blush.  The skins are tough, smooth and waxy and the flesh is crisp, juicy and creamy yellow.  It is great


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

Morden 604 Apricot

Morden 604 Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Morden'

Morden 604 appears to be one of the hardier apricots for colder areas.  The fruit is large, with thick orange flesh and good flavor.  Suitable for most uses.  The tree is very hardy, vigorous, and spreading, ripening late in the sea


Mother Apple

Mother Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Mother'

Mother is a rather large dessert apple that was once very popular.  It has a distinct, spicy, balsamic, sweet-acid, aromatic  flavor.  Its flesh is creamy yellow and juicy.  It ripens in mid-season, but doesn't store particular


Norland Apple

Norland Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Norland'
Norland is another good hardy apple variety for the far north. Its medium size red fruit are good for both cooking and eating. It ripens in mid-August, but is a good keeper in cold storage, lasting up to 16 weeks.

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.


Northern Lights Apple

Northern Lights Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Northern Lights'

Northern Lights produces large, attractive, glossy, bright red blushed apples.  It has a flavor similar to McIntosh and with semi-firm, tasty white flesh..  It is very cold hardy and best suited to back yard orchards in cold climates.


Northern Spy Apple

Northern Spy Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Northern Spy'
Northern Spy may be one of the world's ugliest fruits, but it sure makes great pies! Northern Spy is a large, round, somewhat flat apple with greenish-yellow fruit and some red blushing and striping. The fruit is fine grained, very firm and crisp,

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.

Nova EasyGro Apple

Nova EasyGro Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Nova EasyGro'

Nova EasyGro resembles Cortland in looks and ripening period.  The fruit is only medium sized, round, with a stripy blush over a pale greenish yellow background.  The flesh is creamy white, smooth, firm, crisp, moderately juicy with a su


NovaMac Apple

NovaMac Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'NovaMac'

Novamac is very similar to McIntosh in season and flavor.  The fruit is medium-large, round, mostly red over a greenish-yellow background color.  The flesh is white, crisp, tender and juicy with a fine sub-acid flavor similar to a Mac.&n


NovaSpy Apple

NovaSpy Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'NovaSpy'
Granpa's Nature Friendly™ NovaSpy is a good scab resistant alternative to Northern Spy, which it resembles. The fruit is medium size with some stripy, dark red blush. The flesh is creamy yellow, fine textured and very firm and crisp.

Oriole Apple

Oriole Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Oriole'

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.


Pipestone Japanese Plum

Pipestone Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Pipestone'
The Pipestone plum is one of the best plums for Northern growers. It has large fruit with a tough, red skin that peels easily and a sweet, juicy, golden yellow flesh. This vigorous, productive tree.

Precious Apricot

Precious Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Precious'

Precious is a very hardy variety that is smallish, yellow orange and with softer flesh.  Good for cold marginal areas.  It ripens in mid-season and is self-fertile.


Red Anjou Pear

Red Anjou Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Red Anjou'
Red Anjou Pear is a favorite European winter eating pear with large, conical, short-necked fruit that is light green with slightly brown russeting. It has mild, fine textured white flesh with a delicate aroma. Trees are large, vigorous, hardy, very p

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

Redfree Apple

Redfree Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Redfree'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Redfree is an excellent tasting, summer apple with a lot of disease resistance. It is a good choice for the backyard orchard where you don't want to have to spray a lot. The fruit is medium sized, red, with s

Reliance Peach

Reliance Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Reliance'
Grandpa's Choice™ Reliance peach is a medium sized fruit that is dark red splashed over a yellow background. This freestone peach is good for canning, freezing and fresh use. The tree is vigorous, fast growing, and has showy, bright pink

Royal Anne Blush Sweet Cherry

Royal Anne Blush Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Royal Anne'
Grandpa's Choice™ Royal Anne Blush Sweet Cherry is a very old French variety. It has large, firm, light yellow fruit with a beautiful rose blush. Is is considered one of the best for canning because of it's firm, juicy and sweet flesh.

Ruby Queen Japanese Plum

Ruby Queen Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Ruby Queen'

Ruby Queen has outstanding flavor.  It has reddish-black skin and firm red flesh.  It has shown good disease resistance and is well suited for humid conditions.  Ripens in early September, about 3-4 weeks after Santa Rosa.  Req


Savignac Pear

Savignac Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Savignac'

Savignac is an extremely hardy pear with excellent eating quality.  The fruit is very sweet and juicy with little grit.  Ripens in September.


Sierra Pear

Sierra Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Sierra'

Sierra is an excellent pear, similar to Bartlett, but of finer quality.  It is fine texture, thin skinned, and must be grown with care because of its tender fruit quality.  Ripens with Anjou in mid-September.  Stores well.  Mod


Smokehouse Apple

Smokehouse Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Smokehouse'

Smokehouse is a rather flattish, red-striped, yellow apple with tender, firm, yellowish, very juicy flesh.  It has a flavor like fresh cider.  Itr is very good for cooking, baking, and eating.  It is a long-term keeping lasting into


Snowsweet™ Apple

Snowsweet™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Snowsweet'
Snowsweet™ is a new apple from Minnesota which ripens about two weeks after Honeycrisp™. It most outstanding feature is its flavor, which is described as sweet with a tart balance and rich overtones, almost buttery. The tree is extremely

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

Spigold Apple

Spigold Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Spigold'

Farmers who grew Spigold loved the apple, but it never made it commercially.  Spigold is an exceptionally high quality with firm, fine grained, crisp yellow flesh.  It stores very well.  It has a flavor that combines Northern Spy an


Spitzenburg Apple

Spitzenburg Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Esopus Spitzenburg'

Esopus Spitzenburg is a connoisseurs delight with medium to large, round, orangish red fruits.  The skin is tough and has russety dots and hard to see stripes.  The flesh is juicy, crisp, fine grained and yellow with a spicy, aromatic fl


Stacey Pear

Stacey Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Stacey'

Stacey is a small pear that is very sweet and early.  Ripens in early-mid August.  Harvest the fruit before fully ripened and let ripen in cool storage.  It is a vigorous grower.


State Fair Apple

State Fair Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'State Fair'

State Fair is a very high quality late summer apple ripening in mid-late August.  The medium sized fruit is brilliantly striped orangish-red over a yellowish background color.  It has a creamy flesh that is juicy, sweet, firm and aromati


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.

Summercrisp Pear

Summercrisp Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Summercrisp'

Summercrisp is a medium sized pear, that when eaten green resembles Asian pears with its sweet, crisp flesh.  Harvested green it will store for a couple months.  Fireblight resistant and a good annual producer.  Ripens in mid-August


SummerMac Apple

SummerMac Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'SummerMac'
SummerMac is an early summer apple ripening in late August and a few weeks before regular McIntosh. The fruit is medium to large and has the appearance of a McIntosh, although not as aromatic and tasty as a regular Mac. The fruit will keep fairly wel

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 Coppin Sweet Cidre Apple

Sweet Coppin Sweet Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sweet Coppin'

Sweet Coppin is predominantly known for is good sweet cider characteristics, but it can also be eaten fresh.  Th emedium large apples are yellow, but somewhat soft fleshed.  They are low in tannin and acid content.  It makes a good


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

Tolman Sweet Apple

Tolman Sweet Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Tolman Sweet'

Tolman Sweet has always been a highly prized apple for baking, stewing and cider.  The fruit is medium large, round, with a pale yellow skin that may show some blushing and russeting.  Often there is a distinct suture line running from t


Tomkins County King Apple

Tomkins County King Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Tomkins County King'

Tomkins County King is a very large apple that has proven good for all uses from dessert, pies, sauce, cider and drying.  The fruit is smooth, yellow with an orangish red, and some striping.  The flesh is yellow, tender and course, but h


Twenty Ounce Apple

Twenty Ounce Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Twenty Ounce'

Twenty Ounce used to be one of the premier cooking apples for over a 100 years.  It is also a high quality dessert apple.  The fruit is very large--- greenish with attractive broad red stripes.  The flesh is fairly firm and white.&#


Ubileen Pear

Ubileen Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Ubileen'

Ubilleen is a large, early season pear, ripening in early to mid-July.  The fruit is large.  The flesh is buttery and smooth and of good flavor.  A great dessert pear that doesn't store for long periods.  The tree is vigorous a


Valentine Apple

Valentine Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Valentine'

Valentine is an old Canadian prairie apple that is very hardy.  The fruit is greenish-yellow with a red flush.  The flesh is rather coarse but has an excellent taste and is good for fresh eating or cooking.  Ripens in the early mid-


Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Van'

Van is one of the hardier sweet cherries, and will do better than Bing in the colder areas.  The fruit is Bing type, but slightly smaller.  Ripens a week or so after Bing.  It is a heavy producer and excellent pollinator for many ot


Vermont Beauty Pear

Vermont Beauty Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Vermont Beauty'

Vermont Beauty is an old pear variety that is known for its hardiness and rich flavor.  It ripens about a week after Seckel pear.  The fruit is medium sized, yellow with a bright red cheek.  The flesh is tender and juicy.


Veteran Peach

Veteran Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Veteran'
Veteran peach is a "old-timer" well known for its extreme cold hardiness, even in the chilly Midwest areas where peaches are hard to grow. It is an excellent canner as well as an excellent tasting fresh eating peach. Its is a medium large, golden y

Wagener Apple

Wagener Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Wagener'

Wagener is a medium to large size, distinctly knobby, irregular five sided flat fruit.  It has thin, glassy smooth skin which is light yellow with pale red striping and mottling.  The flesh is tender, crisp, firm, fine grained and has a


Washington Strawberry Apple

Washington Strawberry Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Washington Strawberry'

Washington Strawberry is usually large fruited with waxy yellow skin mottled and striped with red.  It's fruit is firm, yellow fleshed and juicy with a nice sub-acid flavor.  It ripens early in the Fall season in September.  The tre


Wealthy Apple

Wealthy Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Wealthy'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Wealthy is an old-time favorite in many cold climates, because it is so hardy. It ripens late in the summer and is an excellent all purpose apple. The fruit is a deep red over a pale yellow background, and the fle

Westcot Apricot

Westcot Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Westcot'

Westcot is a very hardy apricot that does best in cooler climates.  The fruit is medium sized, orangish with a blush, well flavo+R511red and attractive.  The flesh is juicy, sweet and freestone.  Ripens in mid-season.  It is se


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.

Winter Banana Apple

Winter Banana Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Winter Banana'

Winter Banana is one of the most beautiful apples in appearnace. It is a large apple with strickingly beautiful pale yellow, waxy skin usually blushed with a delicate rosy pink. Flesh is moderately firm, slightly coarse, crips, tan


Wolf River Apple

Wolf River Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Wolf River'
Wolf River apples are enormous, often weighing 1 pound or more. It has a pale red color over pale yellow skin and soft, tender, slightly mealy, creamy white flesh. Excellent for baking whole and drying. Resistant to scab, mildew, fireblight and cedar

Yellow Bellflower Apple

Yellow Bellflower Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Yellow Bellflower'

Yellow Bellflower is a fine winter dessert apple.  It is lemon-yellow with white russety dots and a slight pink blush.  The fruit is usually large, elongated and sometimes lopsided.  It can bruise easily.  The creamy flesh is c


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