**Sold out until fall 2014** We graft semi-dwarf ( EMLA
106) trees that will mature at 12-16' but can be kept smaller. All
varieties listed are resistant to fireblight, cedar apple rust, and
mildew. Order at least two different varieties for
cross-pollination. 2-4' $12 each.
"Arkansas Black" - Beautiful, dark apple with yellow, flavorful
flesh. Late ripening and a good keeper, but will not pollinate so you'll
need 2 other varieties as well.
"Black Limbertwig" - A local variety with creamy flesh, good flavor,
and dark red skin. Late blooming.
"Horse" - An old Southern favorite with green skin and a tart
flavor. Early ripening. Excellent baking apple.
"Hubbardston Nonesuch" - Greenish yellow skin with a crisp, sweet
flavor. Mid season bloom and late ripening.
"King David" - Medium sized, dark red, and spicy. Mid season
ripening. All uses including cider.
"Liberty" - Macintosh-like flavor with mid season ripening. Resits
scab. Needs thinning for larger apples.
"Paducah" - Mid-season ripening with a dark red color striped over green. Flavor has been compared to Winesap. Good fresh and cooked.
"Susie"- A sweet, juicy apple with yellow skin. Local seedling with
dependable crops. Mid-season ripening.
Do you have an old apple tree that you'd like to
save or does a friend have a tree that you'd like to have? We can
custom graft from your scion. Cost is $14.00 per tree, prepaid.
We'll send you detailed instructions on how to collect the scion
small European hawthorn (to 10') with tasty orange fruit and glossy
reddish-green foliage. Blooms profusely in late spring with fall ripening.
Berry-sized fruit that makes a jelly similar to apple jelly. Self-fertile.
Grow 6-8 ft.
1-3' $12.00 each.
We've grown rabbiteye blueberries for
over 25 years as a cash crop. In Spring, they have pretty bell-shaped
flowers and,in Fall, the foliage is a striking red. Blueberries make good
hedges and container plants. They need plenty of water and acid soil, so
treat them as you would a rhododendron or azalea. They grow 6-8 ft. Order
both varieties for cross-pollination. Zone 6-9. 3 year plants $10
each or 10 for $95
"Tifblue"(N) - Still the standard among rabbiteye blueberries.
Tifblue starts bearing in July here and still has some berries in
September. Medium to large berries with excellent flavor.
"Climax"(N) - Early ripening and sweet. Uniform ripening over a 2-3
week period makes the harvest easier.
blooming, very attractive shrub to 8 ft. with pink blossoms, light green
foliage, and tasty cherry-like fruit. Birds and children really love these
spring fruits. For heavier bearing, order two or more. Zones 3-6. Cannot
ship to CA. Seedlings $12.00 each.
Drought tolerant but requires a
These trees do well with our late frosts and are
virtually maintenance free once established. Grows to about 12' and
produces slightly sweet cherries that can be eaten fresh or in pies.
Self-fertile. Zones 4-8. Cannot ship to CA. 2-4' $14.00
"CKVL #1"- This beautiful tree had so many cherries that we asked
gardener Sara DeBovis if we might propagate it. Can't name the variety
but we can vouch for its productivity.
orange - The only member of the citrus family that will grow outdoors this
far north. Unlike other citrus, it loses its leaves, leaving its green and
twisty branches to grace the landscape in winter. The fruit is sour and
seedy but can be used like a lemon. Interesting twisted, dwarfing habit
with thorns. Makes a great living fence. Grows to 7' Zones 6-9. Can not ship to CA, FL, or
TX. $8.00 each
**Sold out until fall 2014**
member of the dogwood family sports yellow flowers against bare bark in
early spring before forsythia. The fall fruit's distinctive, rich flavor
is somewhat like a pie cherry but more complex and can be eaten fresh or
made into jam, juice, wine , and tarts. This small tree or shrub grows to
15'. Zones 4-7
Bodacious - Our own selection. Large quantities of
medium sized fruit. Resistant to leaf spot.
Chicago- Another disease
resistant variety with large fruit. Earliest ripening. 1-3'
(8-12') is very ornamental with its panicles of white, hydrangea like
flowers in late spring and clusters of bright red berries in fall. The
fruit, which has one seed, can be used as a cranberry substitute and is
tasty dried. Popular with birds and tolerates some shade. Zones
3-7. 2 yr plants $12.00 each.
The flowers of Crandall black currant bushes
are golden yellow, have a long tubular form usually tipped with red, and
emit a spicy clove fragrance. Red currant flowers are not showy but the
red "strigs" of fruit are quite beautiful. In the South, plant in partial
shade. Zones 3-7. 1-3' $12.00 each. Cannot ship to DE, MA, ME,
NC, NH, NJ.
"Crandall" (N)- R. Odoratum. Exceptional size and quality of fruit
with a mild flavor. Resistant to most diseases and withstands hot dry
“Ben Lomand”(N)- R. Nigrum. Large excellent fruit. Will
cross-pollinate Crandall and increase yields.
"Minnesota 52" -Though developed in MN, this disease resistant
red currant does well even in zone 7. Birds can't resist them.
These lush plants can be grown in pots in the
North and brought into a protected area for the Winter. They can also be
planted outside, but should be protected from very low temps with hay or
leaves. We grow ours as multi-trunked bushes and usually prune back to
about 4' and cover them after the first light frost and before the real
cold hits. It takes about two hours to cover five bushes, but the fresh
figs are worth it. Zones 6 (with protection) to 10. $12.00
"Celeste" (also called TN Mountain) - medium to small fruit with a
tasty rose pulp. Very cold hardy.
"Chicago Hardy" - Medium to small fruit with good flavor. Reputed to
have been grown in Chicago originally.
"LSU Gold" - Large, sweet fruit. Has done well for us even though it
is considered a fig for the deep south.
"LSU Purple" - Deep purple skin and a little smaller than LSU Gold,
but sweeter. Vigorous grower.
"Magnolia" - Medium to Large sized, bronze skinned, and sweet flesh.
Most distinctive leaf of the bunch. Best suited for drier areas but does
handsome (3 - 5') shrubs bear a year after planting and prefer partial
shade in the South . The fruit is slightly tart and can be eaten fresh or
cooked into a pie or fool - a wonderful whipped cream confection. Both
varieties are disease resistant. Zones 3-7.1-3' $12.00 each.
Cannot ship to DE, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ.
"Captivator" - Almost spineless with pink skin and slightly sweeter
"Sabine" - Purple, large and flavorful. Few thorns.
This "cherry elaeagnus"
is similar to autumn olive in flavor. The delicious berries are larger and
ripen in early summer. They are also good dried when the one seed becomes
unnoticeable. This plant is shrubbier than autumn olive and has never been
accused of invasiveness. Nitrogen fixer. Zones 5-9. 2 year plants,
These stately trees provide a good crop
of pods for sheep or, when ground, for cattle. Hardy to zone 5. We can
custom graft Calhoun, Millwood, Hershey, or Ashworth.
Please call or write with questions. ***We are sold out of these until at least fall 2014. Let us know if you would like to be added to the waiting list.***
Also known as Chinese date, these trees
are low care, like full sun, and a long, hot summer. Can grow to 20'.
Fruit is sweet, about date sized, with an apple/raisin like flavor.
Partially self-fertile, but for better yields it's a good idea to get two.
Zones 6-10. 1-3' $18.00 each.
"Li" - Large, round fruit about 2" in diameter. Best eaten fresh.
"Lang" - Pear shaped fruit that ripens later. Good for drying.
"Sherwood" - From Louisiana, this tree has a narrow growth habit and
"Norris #1" - According to a friend in East TN, it is his most
Relatively trouble free, these plants can
take our late frosts. Though it looks a bit like a blueberry, the fruit
makes a finer pie as baking brings out the almond flavor of the seeds.
Good fresh eating and the birds love them. Zones 4-8. $12.00
**Sold out until fall 2014**
This hardy kiwi is a vigorous vine without
any pest or disease problems. Compared to the New Zealand kiwi usually
found in the supermarket, this fruit is smaller (like a large grape),
sweeter (with a lime-pineapple flavor), and has no fuzz. Our main producer is over 30 years old and yields about 250 pounds of fruit. Young vines need to be protected
from frost for the first year or two. Special care instructions included
with your order. Zones 5-9. $12 each or trio (2 female,1
male) for $32
"Ananasnaya" (female) - Developed in Russia, this is the best
flavored and largest fruited available.
May, the lacquer-red fruits can be eaten fresh but are best when made into
the unusually delicious jam famous in the south. Also used in pies,
syrups, butters, and wines. Requiring little care, these native,
long-lived trees are small (to 12'), densely branched, and have delicate
white flowers tinged with a pink blush. Self-fertile but does better with
another variety. Zones 6-9. 1-3' $12.00 each.
following were selected by T.O. Warren in Mississippi and have done the best for us
A fruit widely grown
during the middle ages, it is still found in many European countries
today. The fruits are ready to pick after leaf drop and should be put on a
shelf to "blet" or ripen for a month or two. Rock hard from the tree, they
are soft when ripe and taste like apple butter. The tree (up to 12') has
flowers like single white roses against dark green foliage. Hardy to zone
5. 1-3' $15.00 each.
"Puciumol"- an Italian variety with large fruit that does well in our hot, humid climate.
"Supermol"-We sell two Italian varieties that have done the best here in our hot and humid climate and produce large, flavorful fruit.
**Sold out until fall 2014**
From Central China, these attractive trees
have grown to 15' and stayed relatively compact for us. Also known as Che
or Chinese mulberry, this tree is a member of the Moraceae family which
includes figs and mulberries. Fall ripening fruits are bright, rose-pink
when ripe, about the size of a cherry, and taste like watermelon mixed
with fig. Pest free. Zone range seems to be 6-9 though we do know people
in 5 growing them.
Male and female trees available. Order both to
insure pollination. If space is a problem, the CA Rare Fruit Growers
website suggests planting them about a foot apart and growing them as one
tree - pruning them to 25% male and 75% female. 2-4' $14.00
After a long winter, these
beautiful trees present us with the first fruits of the season. They taste
a bit like blackberries without the large seeds or thorns. People are
often surprised at how good they taste and birds will choose them over
other fruits. The trees can grow to 30' and need 15' of spread on each
side. For those with less space, summer pruning can keep them to about
10'. Self-fertile, grows fast, and fruits early.
"Illinois Everbearing" - Large fruits, over 1' long, with pleasant
mixture of sweet and sour flavors. Heavy bearer.
"Noire of Spain"- black fruited variety good for warmer climates. Zones 7-10. 1' plants 12.00 each.
A native fruit tree growing to 15'. Fruits
have a rich custard-like flavor and consistency. Usually an understory
tree in the wild, this makes an attractive, large leafed tree in full sun.
(It is helpful to give partial shading for the first year.)
many years of experience growing pawpaws. Pawpaws have a reputation for
transplanting difficulty but we have found that timing, root quality and
fertile, well-drained soil make all the difference. Our pawpaws are grown
in pots to keep their taproots intact and we are successfully shipping
them bareroot. Our special care instructions are included with your order.
Order two different varieties for pollination (unless self-fertile). Zones
5-9. We offer a large selection of varieties that have been chosen for
superior fruit. Please list substitutes as there are limited numbers of
each variety. We will always substitute slightly smaller plants unless
otherwise instructed. All grafted trees 1-2' $20.00 each. KSU Atwood™ - $21 each
"KSU Atwood™ - Medium sized fruit with yellow orange flesh and few seeds.
"Mango" - From Tifton, GA. Fruit has mango-like qualities. Large and
"Mary Foos Johnson" - Yellow fleshed fruit of very good flavor with
only a few large seeds. Heavy producer. Similar to Sunflower and
"Mitchell" - Cream colored flesh. Large oval to round fruit of
excellent flavor with an airy texture. From IL.
"NC-1" - From Ontario, with large early ripening fruit, few seeds and great flavor"
"PA Golden"(#3) - Oval-shaped, yellow fleshed selection from John
Gordon of NY. Matures mid-Sept. in NY.
"Prolific" -Corwin Davis selection. Yellow fleshed , thick texture,
mild flavor, small seeds.
"Overleese" - From IN. A reliable annual bearer of large fruit.
Excellent flavor and few seeds.
"Sunflower"-Large fruit with excellent flavor. Self-fertile.
“Taytwo” - Reliable bearer of medium fruit of good flavor.
"Wells" - From IN, orange-fleshed large fruits.
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All pears that we offer are fireblight-
resistant varieties and tested in our fireblight prone orchard. Asian
pears bloom earlier and will need each other, or possibly Turnbull, to
cross-pollinate. Zones 5-8 (and 6-9 for Asians) . 2-4' $12.00
"Harvest Queen" - Similar to Bartlett. Good productivity.
"Turnbull" - Large fruit with a crisp, juicy apple-like flavor. Long
"Korean Giant" - Asian pear. Heavy producer of large late ripening
"Shinko" - Asian pear. Tasty and productive. Needs thinning.
We can custom graft from your scion for $14 a
Grafted trees of selected, improved native
persimmon. Fruits taste a bit like apricot mixed with cinnamon. A
beautiful tree growing to 30' with mottled bark and attractive, shiny
foliage. Spectacular in fruit. Zones 5-8. 1-2' $18.00 each.
Cannot ship to CA.
"Pipher" - IL selection with good size, production, flavor, and
ratio of seed to pulp.
"Prok" - A NY selection with large ornamental leaves and good production of large fruit.
"Tatum" - From KY, this Early-golden type is loaded with fruit. Good
flavor and texture.
"Yates"(also called "Juhl") - From S. Indiana, these large,
flavorful fruits ripen early.
"Meader" - Good fruit size and flavor. Self-fertile but produces
more with a pollinator.
"Native male" - If you don't have any persimmon trees in your area,
you may want to order one of our grafted male pollinators. The males
sell for $10.00 each.
"Rosseyanka"- A Russian hybrid of American and Asian persimmon.
Fruit is large, nearly seedless, and tastes like kaki persimmon.
Very ornamental tree with pink tinted, large white flowers. Blooms late in spring making it less subject to frost damage. Fragrant fruits make good preserves and apple pie additions. Zones 4-9. Inquire for availability of the following varieties: Meech's Prolific, Champion, Cooke's Jumbo.
"Heritage" - Cut the
canes to the ground in Winter. The new canes will bear their first crop
from August to frost. The following year, if you don't cut them down, you
should have a crop in June and again in fall. Zones 4-7. 5 for
$18.00 or 10 for $30.00.
A beautiful bush with fern-like foliage and red berries in cone shaped clusters. The berry juice makes an excellent lemonade-like drink. Attracts songbirds, butterflies, and bees. to zone 4. $12.00
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Plants will be shipped USPS Priority mail. Please let your
postal carrier know when you expect your package and where to put it.
Packages are compact and about 4 ft. tall, so shipping to work or a
neighbor is easy. We cannot be responsible for packages that cannot be
delivered. If a package is visibly damaged upon arrival, please contact
USPS first as they require inspection.
under $60 - $12 East of the Rockies, $18 West of the Rockies
Totals $60 and over- 20% of
Adjustments may be made for very large orders. If you prefer
Air shipment or live in AK or HI, please call for shipping costs. Payment
accepted in cash, check, money order, or PayPal. Sorry, no COD. We cannot ship out of the country.
shipping season runs from early November to late April. (At times this can
be extended for northern customers, so check with us.) We do not ship most
Please list substitutes or indicate a willingness to
accept a back order, as we sometimes run out of different selections.
Order as soon as you get your catalog to avoid disappointment, even if you
want your order shipped in the spring. We will substitute at our own
discretion unless your order states otherwise.
Certificates are available in any denomination.