Grandpa's Choice™ Varieties
Grandpa tested hundreds of varieties over the years and the best of the best are his "choices".

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Sansa Apple

Sansa Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sansa'
Sansa in a high quality dessert apple that ripens a week or so ahead of Gala. The bright red fruit is medium sized, with firm, white flesh and an excellent sweet, juicy, distinct flavor. It keeps well for an early apple.

Santa Rosa Japanese Plum

Santa Rosa Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
Grandpa's Choice(TM) Santa Rosa Plum is an old-time proven favorite. Large, round red fleshed fruit and very sweet and juicy. Very high quality fruit suitable for eating or canning. The tree is fast growing and vigorous. Somewhat self-fruitful, b

Satsuma Japanese Plum

Satsuma Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Satsuma'
The Satsuma plum has medium to large, round, dark red fruit with a small pit. The firm, juicy fruit has a sweet and levely flavor that is excellent for frest eating, cooking, canning or preserves. It ripens in early to mid-season.

Saturn (Peento or Donut) Peach

Saturn (Peento or Donut) Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Saturn'

Saturn is a white-fleshed, freestone peach with a tangy flavor. When it's pit is removed, the peach looks like a doughnut, or like Saturn's rings. The tree is vigorous, spreading, and resistant to bacterial leaf spot. Ripens in late July, early Au


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.


Schmidt's Dark Sweet Cherry

Schmidt's Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Schmidt's'
Schmidt's Bigarreau Dark Sweet Cherry is one of the earliest of the large, hard fleshed sweet cherries. It is a deep mahogany fruit with a pleasingly sweet and rich flavor. The trees are vigorous and hardy. Ripens in early July.

Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry

Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Schneider'
Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry is a late ripening cherry that is very crack resistant. It is large and firm.

Seckel Pear

Seckel Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Seckel'
Seckel is commonly called a Sugar Pear and although it isn't the prettiest fruit, it is one of the best quality dessert pears. It is small and yellowish brown with fine grained, smooth, and extremely sweet juicy flesh. It has a distinctive, spicy, ri

Sekai-Ichi Apple

Sekai-Ichi Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sekai-Ichi Apple'
Sekai-Ichi will produce huge fruit, similar in color, appearance, and taste to the old original Delicious apple, which is one of its parents. The fruit ripens in mid-season and has high dessert quality.

Shenandoah Pear

Shenandoah Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Shenandoah'

Shenandoah is a fire blight resistant European pear that ripens in mid-late September, about a month after Bartlett.  It is a large pear that has a Bartlett like shape.  The fuit has greenish-yellow skin speckled with dot


Shinko Asian Pear

Shinko Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinko'

Shinko is a late ripening Asian pears that is one of the best keepers.  It ripens from early to mid-October.  The fruit is medium sized with russeted skin over a greenish background.  The flesh is firm and crisp with a rich and swee


Shinseiki Asian Pear

Shinseiki Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinseiki'
Shineseiki Asian Pear is an early season Asian pear with yellow skin and very little russet. The fruit is medium in size with smooth creamy white flesh and a sweet, mild taste. Shinseiki is one of the earliest asian pears, ripening in mid-summer a co

Shinsui Asian Pear

Shinsui Asian Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinsui'

Shinsui is one of the earliest ripening Asian pears, ripening before Shinseiki in mid-August.  The fruit is medium sized, globular to oblate, with smooth yellow skin covered in an orange-brown russet.  The fruit is crisp


Shiro Japanese Plum

Shiro Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Shiro'
Grandpa's Choice™ Shiro plum, known for its large, round bright yellow fruit has a mild sweet flavor. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning, preserves and desserts, it is a consistant bearer of fruit. It is one of the earliest rip

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


Simka Japanese Plum

Simka Japanese Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Simka'
The Simka plum has large, uniform, purplish-red fruit with very firm, sweet, yellowish-white flesh. It ripens 5-7 days before Friar plum and seems to keep well on the tree for a couple weeks.

Skaha Apricot

Skaha Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Skaha'

Skaha is an early ripening apricot with large, orange with a blush fruit.  The flesh is firm with good flavor.  Ripens about a week before Wenatchee Moorpark and is as hardy.  The tree is very vigorous and productive.


Skeena™Dark Sweet Cherry

Skeena™Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Skeena™'

Skeena™ is an excellent self-fertile dark sweet cherry that shows good tolerance to splitting from the rain.  It ripens a couple weeks after Bing.  The fruit is large, attractive and excellent eating.  Could be a good choice f


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


Snowdrift Flowering Crabapple

Snowdrift Flowering Crabapple

Botanical Name: Malus z 'Snowdrift Crab'
Snowdrift Crab is a beautiful white spring flowering crab that makes a nice addition to the landscape. It has a rounded, dense, spreading habit. The flower is pure white and its fruits are about 3/8" in diameter and turn bright orange and hang on t

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


Spijon Apple

Spijon Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Spijon'

Spijon resembles Jonathan in flavor and quality, but ripens later in the season with Northern Spy.  It is a large, dark red, blushed apple with firm, light yellow flesh.  The fruit is subacid, slightly tart, but with very good eating and


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.


Stanley Prune

Stanley Prune

Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Stanley'

Grandpa's Choice ™ Stanley prune is a fine prune-type plum with excellent quality suited for fresh eating, canning, preserves and drying. Fruit is large in size, with dark blue skin and a greenish-yellow, fine grained flesh. The tree is earl


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


Stayman Apple

Stayman Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Stayman'
Red Stayman is a real old time variety that is still very popular in the south. It is a medium to large apple with a tart, rich, wine-like flavor. The fruit is a dull red, and the skin is often rather rough, not taking a real shine like most apples

Stella Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Stella Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Stella'
Grandpa's Choice™ Stella Dark Sweet Cherry is a large, good quality fruit from vigorous and productive trees. It is self-fertile so requires no pollinators. It is somewhat susceptible to cracking.

STELLAR® - Allstar™ Peach

STELLAR® - Allstar™ Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Allstar™'
Allstar® ripens mid-season between Loring and Cresthaven. This peach has an 80-100% rich, bright red, blushed skin with a very firm, clear yellow flesh. Resistant to both bacterial spot and peach canker, this tree is also very high yielding with a me

STELLAR® - Autumnstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Autumnstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Autumnstar® Peach'
Autumnstar® is an excellent new addition to the Stellar® peach line that ripens late in the season in mid-September, after Rio-Osa-Gem. It is large and firm. The fruit is mostly red over a yellow background. It has good flavor and can be used for

STELLAR® - Blazingstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Blazingstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Blazingstar®'
Blazingstar™ is a completely freestone peach with 90%, clushed, bright red fruit. It has a small pit and yellow, non-browning flesh. The tree is both bacterial spot and peach canker resistant and very hardy. Blazingstar™ ripens with Redh

STELLAR® - Blushingstar® White Peach

STELLAR® - Blushingstar® White Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Blushingstar®'
Blushingstar® is an incredible white fleshed peach with a fantastic aroma that can permeate a room and a very pleasing flavor. The skin is a beautiful 60-80% pinkish red blush. The tree is very hardy and has good resistance to bacterial spot. It rip

STELLAR® - Brightstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Brightstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Brightstar® Peach'
Brightstar® peach ripens about 12 days ahead of Redhaven in early July when there are few good quality peaches to eat. It is a very attractive red, medium sized peach with semi-freestone quality. Some years it may be free, while others it still may

STELLAR® - Coralstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Coralstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Coralstar®'
The Coralstar® peach has it all; beautiful appearance, size and flavor. 80% bright orange-red with a coral stripe with great flavor and aroma. The tree is canker resistant, productive and hardy. It ripens early mid-season, close to Canadian Harmony,

STELLAR® - Earlystar® Peach

STELLAR® - Earlystar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Earlystar® Peach'
Earlystar® peach ripens about 18 days ahead of Redhaven in early July when there are few good quality peaches to eat. It is a very attractive red, medium sized peach with semi-freestone quality. Some years it may be free, while others it still may

STELLAR® - Glowingstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Glowingstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Glowingstar®'
Glowingstar® is a completely freestone peach with a glowing, 80% dark red over yellow skin. This peach matures duing Cresthaven season and is firm with yellow, non-browning flesh. The tree is vigorous and resistant to bacterial spot.

STELLAR® - Redstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Redstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Redstar®'
Redstar® ripens with Red Haven and is a large, round, freestone peach with an 80% rich, red color. Flesh is yellow with a pleasing sugar/acid flavor balance. The tree is spreading and very hardy, with resistance to bacterial spot and canker.

STELLAR® - Risingstar® Peach

STELLAR® - Risingstar® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Risingstar® Peach'
Risingstar® ripens about 5-7 days ahead of Red Haven and is a large, round, freestone peach with an 80% rich, red color. Flesh is yellow with a pleasing sugar/acid flavor balance. The tree is spreading and very hardy, with resistance to bacterial spo

STELLAR® - Starfire® Peach

STELLAR® - Starfire® Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® - Starfire®'
Starfire™ is a very hardy, grower friendly tree with resistance to bacterial spot and canker. This heavy cropper will produce an 80% red peach with yellow, non-browning flesh, great flavor and storage characteristics. It ripens a few days afte

STELLAR® -Sweetstar Peach

STELLAR® -Sweetstar Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'STELLAR® Sweetstar'

Sweetstar® is a completely freestone peach with a glowing, 80% dark red over yellow skin.  It is one of the sweetest tasting peaches in its season.  This peach matures duing Cresthaven season and is firm with yellow, non-browning fl


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.

Summer Beaut Nectarine

Summer Beaut Nectarine

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Summer Beaut'

Summer Beaut Nectarine is an excellent early ripening nectarine, coming on just a few days after Redhaven peach starts.  The fruit is large, freestone and firm.  It has good eating quality.  The tree is vigorous and productive. 


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

Summit Dark Sweet Cherry

Summit Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Summit'
Summit Dark Sweet Cherry is a large, heart shaped, small pitted sweet cherry with good flavor. It is fairly resistant to cracking and ripens in mid-June around Bing time.

Suncrest Peach

Suncrest Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Suncrest'
Suncrest Peach is an excellent choice for western areas. It ripens in mid-season about 10 days before Elberta and a few days before Cresthaven. It has large, round, firm fleshed, freestone fruit. It is sweet and very tasty. Mostly red over a yell

Sundrop Apricot

Sundrop Apricot

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca 'Sundrop'

Sundrop is an excellent quality apricot with medium round, bright orange fruit with firm flesh.  It is hardy, productive and vigorous.  It ripens late in the season.


Sunglo Nectarine

Sunglo Nectarine

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Sunglo'

Sunglo is an excellent mid-season ripening nectarine.  It ripens about 10 days after Redhaven  and a few days after Summer Beaut.  The fruit is large and of excellent quality.  The tree is productive and moderately vigorous.


Sunrise Pear

Sunrise Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Sunrise'

Sunrise is a fire blight resistant early season pear that ripens a couple weeks before Bartlett, close to Clapp's Favorite time.  It has a yellow skin with a slight pink blush and little russetting.  The fruit has a sweet


Sunset Bing® Dark Sweet Cherry

Sunset Bing® Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Sunset Bing'
Sunset Bing® is a very late ripening sport of the famous Bing cherry. It has all the same qualites, but ripens 3-4 weeks later! It is a good variety to finish off the cherry season with.

Superior Hybrid Plum

Superior Hybrid Plum

Botanical Name: Prunus salicina 'Superior'
Grandpa's Choice ™ Superior plum got it's name for a reason! This Japanese x American hybrid was selected for it's extreme size, vigor and hardiness. The tree grows faster and larger than most and has a large, golden fruit that develops

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.


Surefire™ Tart Cherry

Surefire™ Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Surefire™'
Surefire™ Tart Cherry is relatively new to the industry. It is a late blooming tart cherry with resistance to spring frosts. The fruit is bright red, medium in size, and very tart. The trees are vigorous and productive.

Sweet Cap® Peento Peach

Sweet Cap® Peento Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Sweet Cap®'
Sweet Cap® is a new peento-type or "donut" peach. It is flat with almost no pit, like a normal peach. It has attractive large, white fleshed fruit that are rosey red on a creamy white background. The white flesh is very firm and fine eating. It i

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

Sweet-N-Up(TM) Pillar Peach (USPP#15063)

Sweet-N-Up(TM) Pillar Peach (USPP#15063)

Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Sweet N Up(TM)(USPP# 15063)'
Sweet-N-Up is a mid-season peach ripening just after Loring. The fruit is very large, firm and highly colored. High quality fruit is produced from this upright, heavy cropping tree. Sweet N Up is similar to Crimson Rocket in habit, but slightly more

Sweetheart™Dark Sweet Cherry

Sweetheart™Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Sweetheart™'

Sweetheart™ is very precocious dark red sweet cherry that is self-fertile.  The fruit ripens very late.  Sweetheart can tend to over-produce, so pruning to reduce the crop may be necessary.  It is self-fertile.