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Baby Gold #5 Cling Peach

Baby Gold #5 Cling Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Baby Gold #5'
Babygold #5 is an excellent quality, good size processing peach. It has a yellow, clingstone flesh. The tree is highly productive, vigorous and upright. While many clingstone peaches lack beauty, Baby Gold #5 is very attractive.

Backyard Fruit Production

Backyard Fruit Production

Botanical Name: Z-Book

An Illustrated Fruit Growing Guide

One of Grandpa's nurseryman friends wrote this book, which is an excellent starter book for the Backyard Fruit Grower. Easy to read and well organized. Covers everything f


Balaton® Tart Cherry

Balaton® Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Balaton®'
Balaton® Tart Cherry is an interesting tart cherry with more flavor and "body" than Montmorency. It is well flavored and is firmer and not as juicy as Montmorency. It makes a great dried tart cherry and is good for fresh eating and pies too. It ri

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


Bartlett Pear

Bartlett Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Bartlett'
Grandpa's Choice™ Barlett Pear is the "gold" standard of pears. A favorite dessert and canning pear, it's large fruit has a smooth, attractive appearance that is highlighted by its golden color and classic shape. It is smooth, juicy and

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


Beaumont(TM) Peach

Beaumont(TM) Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Beaumont(TM)'
Beaumont™ ripens 18 days after Redhaven in the Loring season and is 60-90% red blush over a yellow background. Fruit is reported to average 2.5" or better and maintain firmness and store exceptionally well. A prolific bearer with good shelf li

Bella(TM) Apple

Bella(TM) Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Rebella cv.'

Bella is a great scab resistant variety that has an excellent sweet-tart flavor.  The fruit is red-blushed and bi-color and of good size.  It ripens ahead of Red Delicious in mid-Spetember.  It is an excellent keeper.


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


Benton™ Dark Sweet Cherry

Benton™ Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Benton™'

Benton™ is an excellent self-fertile dark sweet cherry that ripens in the Bing season.  The fruit has exceptional flavor that is both sweet and acidic.  Blooms later than Bing.

Alternate Name:  Columbia


Binet Rouge Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Binet Rouge Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Binet Rouge'

Binet Rouge is a French variety that is used for sweet hard cider base.  The tree is very precocious and productive.  The tree is a week grower and matures in early mid-season in September.  It is mildew susceptible.  It is lat


Bing Dark Sweet Cherry

Bing Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Bing'
Grandpa's Choice™Bing Dark Sweet Cherry is a deep mahogany colored fruit that is firm and juicy. Known as the standard for flavor, it has meaty, purple flesh. Bing has a moderate cracking tendency, and is recommended for areas with less rainfal

Black Amber Japanese Plum

Black Amber Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Black Amber'
The Black Amber plum is a high quality fruit with a rapid growing, heavy bearing tree. It has round, firm dark purple fruit that closely resembles a Friar plum. It ripens with Santa Rosa and is a good companion for that variety.

Black Gilliflower Apple

Black Gilliflower Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Black Gilliflower (Sheepnose)'

Black Gilliflower produces large, dark red, almost black colored fruit.  It is large, long and conical in shape.  Its greenish-white flesh has a distinctive aroma and is rich, but with a mild sweet flavor.  It is prized for baking a


Black Tartarian Dark Sweet Cherry

Black Tartarian Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Black Tartarian'
Black Tartarian Cherry is an excellent dark, juicy, sweet cherry for the backyard orchard. It is an early bearer, and an excellent producer of good crops of sweet, full flavored cherries. It is an excellent pollinator for other sweet cherries. It

Black Twig Apple

Black Twig Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Black Twig'

Black Twig has medium-large fruit that is red flushed over a greenish-yellow skin.  It is very firm with yellow flesh.  It is quite tart, but excellent for eating and cider.  Reported resistant to many apple diseases.  Ripens i


BlackGold™ Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

BlackGold™ Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'BlackGold™'
Grandpa's Choice™BlackGold™ Dark Sweet Cherry is large, black sweet cherry ripens one week after Bing and is self-fertile and an excellent pollinator for other late blooming varieties. The tree is frost resistant and very hardy. B

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


Blake's Pride Pear

Blake's Pride Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Blake's Pride'

Blake's Pride is a fire blight resistant pear that ripens about a week after Bartlett.  The fruit is medium sized.  Its yellow fruit is aromatic and excellent.


Blaze Apple

Blaze Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Blaze'

Blaze is an earlier Jonathan-type apple that ripens about 3-4 weeks earlier in mid-summer.  It is medium sized, red over a bright yellow background, attractive and smooth.  The flesh is yellow, crisp, firm, juicy and good quality. 


Blondee® Apple

Blondee® Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Blondee®'

Blondee® Apple is a very new "golden Gala" type apple that Grandpa saw a few years ago and was impressed with.  The fruit ripens a few days before regular Gala but has a greenish-yellow skin that changes to a rich yellow as it ripens.&nbs


BlueFre Plum

BlueFre Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'BlueFre'

BlueFree plums were grown by Grandpa to help lengthen the plum season after Stanley.  BlueFre is a good quality purple plum, much larger than Stanley with excellent sweet flavor.  The tree is vigorous and extremely hardy.


Bosc Pear

Bosc Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Bosc'
The Bosc Pear is medium to large, dark yellow fruit with brownish russeted skin and a long, gourd-shaped neck. It is tender, aromatic, jiucy, smooth textured and white fleshed with a rich, slightly acid flavor that is great for eating, baking and dry

Bosc- Golden Russet® Pear

Bosc- Golden Russet® Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Golden Russet® Bosc'
Golden Russet® Bosc Pear is a sport of the Bosc Pear and is long and symmetrical with a uniform, golden russet. It's flesh is yellowish-white and ripens about the same time as Anjou. The trees are large and vigorous.

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


Bradford Flowering Pear

Bradford Flowering Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Bradford Flowering Pear is one of the most common flowering pear varieties. It is covered in masses of beautiful white flowers in the spring. It has glossy green foliage through the summer that turns flourescent orange and red in the fall.

Braeburn Apple

Braeburn Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Braeburn'
Braeburn is one of the most popular apples in the produce section. It is a large, conical, very dense fleshed red apple with a nice sweet, but tart flavor. Remeniscent of Jonathan in some ways. Very crisp and juicy. It is one of the latest pickin

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 Snout Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Brown Snout Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown Snout'

Brown Snout is a strictly cider variety that produces a bittersweet cider.  The fruit is smallish with greenish-yellow skin.  It oftens has a patch of russet at the blossom end that identifies it by its name.  Susceptible to fire bl


Brown Thorn Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Brown Thorn Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown Thorn'

Brown Thorn is a cider apple that produces a bitter-sweet cidre.  The trees is only moderately vigorous and is very susceptible to fire blight.  It ripens late in the season.  It is a late bloomer.

Alternate Name: Argile Gri


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


BUD 118 Semi-Standard Apple Rootstock

BUD 118 Semi-Standard Apple Rootstock

Botanical Name: Malus rootstock 'Budagovsky 118 clonal rootstock'
Bud 118 (Budagovsky 118) [80-85%]--- This is a very hardy apple rootstock that is gaining in popularity. Produces almost a full-sized tree (approx 80-85% of standard). It is quite precocious, bearing much earlier than EMLA 111 which it compares to.

BUD 9 Dwarf Apple Rootstock

BUD 9 Dwarf Apple Rootstock

Botanical Name: Malus rootstock 'Budagovsky 9 clonal rootstock'
Bud 9 (Budagovsky 9) [35-40%]--- This is a very hardy apple rootstock that is gaining in popularity. Produces a full dwarf tree (approx 35-40%% of standard). Precocious. Requires support--- staking or trellising. Reported to be resistant to collar ro

Budding Kit

Budding Kit

Botanical Name: Z-BudSet

For the new ametuer budder or grafter who may not have the supplies necessary to graft or bud trees.

Consists of one(1) of Grandpa's USED Tina budding knives and two rolls of budding tape of different types.  New Tina knives like Gran


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