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Debbie's Gold Apricot       Zone 3-8

Yellowish orange fruit, 1.5 " diameter at maturity, has a firm texture and a less sweet flavor making it better for canning, but it is also good for fresh eating. Freestone fruit ripens in late July. Self-fruitful, however yields improve with cross-pollination.

Honeycrisp Apple    Zone 4-7

('Keepsake' x unnamed seedling) University of MN, 1991. An exciting apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well-balanced. Excellent storage life, up to 7 months. Has been rated equal to or higher in overall quality than 'Haralson', 'Honeygold' or 'Keepsake' in winter storage trials. Ripens in late September in MN and stores like a late season variety. Has become an outstanding commercial and home orchard variety because of its explosive crispness, flavor and storage life. CPBR #1007, C®

Pembina Plum      Zone 3-8

Red - (P. salicina x P. nigra) 1923. Brookings, SD. Good dessert plum. Yellow flesh, sweet and juicy. Large size, pointed fruit.

Mary Washington Asparagus     Zone 3-9

Popular variety producing long green spears. Tastes great and has been the most popular asparagus in American gardens for over a century.

Viking KB3      Zone 3-9

These tasty asparagus spears are one of the first vegetables to harvest in the spring. Viking KB3 asparagus is a vigorous grower of extra heavy yields and is well adapted to climates.

Sweet Sixteen Apple     Zone 3-6

('MN447' x 'Northern Spy') University of MN, 1978. Medium-sized red striped apple with crisp, juicy texture. Excellent sweet, unusual flavor - like cherry candy. Outstanding dessert apple. Fire blight resistant. Can be slow to come into bearing - better on dwarf rootstock. MNRC. Good success in zone 3b.

Northland Blueberry     Zone 3-7

Northland is the most cold-hardy Highbush variety. It is easy to grow and adaptable to many different soil types. The berries are excellent for jams and baking because of their high sugar content. The bright yellow wood and compact shape makes Northland a good candidate for landscaping.

Whitney Crab Apple    Zone 3-9

Illinois, 1869. Fruit is yellow with red stripes. Good for eating and pickling. Hardy, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. Short storage life.


State Fair Apple    Zone 3-6

('Mantet' x 'Oriole') University of MN, 1978. Medium-sized red striped fruit. Flavor is sprightly tart and good for eating and baking. Good texture, semi-acid to sweet. All purpose apple. One of the better early apples for northern locations. Short storage life. MNRC.

Summercrisp Pear      Zone 3-8

MNRC - Recognized for many years as the hardiest pear from the University of Minnesota, released in 1985. Free of fire blight. An annual bearer. Fruit is pyriform in shape, 2.5-3" in diameter and 3-3.5" long. Blooms early in May. The fruit should be harvested in mid-August when crisp and still green with a red blush. Fruit harvested at that time is sweet and crisp, and may be stored up to 2 months. Use either 'Parker' or 'Patten' as pollinator.

North 40 Wild Apples

Attract and hold a variety of wildlife to your property naturally with hardy wild apple trees.  North Forty Wild Apple Trees are ideal for deer hunter food plots, quality deer management (QDM), land conservation, and property owners and wildlife enthusiasts who want to create and maintain quality wildlife habitat on their property.

Jersey Giant Asparagus   Zone 3-9

Asparagus-lovers, and we are many, prize Jersey Giant’s delectable flavor, extra-large spears and high yields—up to twice the yield of standard varieties. Jersey Giant adapts widely and resists fusarium wilt, crown rot and rust.

Waneta Plum      Zone 3-8

Red - South Dakota Experiment Station introduction, 1913. Produces well the first season after planting. One of the best market plums. Fruit is large, red, sweet, juicy and of good quality.

Jersey Knight Asparagus    Zone 3-9

A prodigious producer, this hardy variety offers up a bounty of large, tender, especially delicious spears. It is remarkably disease-resistant and thrives in pretty much any soil type, even heavy clays.

Red Duchess Apple    Zone 3-6

A red selection of 'Duchess of Oldenburg'. Very hardy, medium to large size red apple. Fruit is tart and juicy. Good for eating, but best for pies and sauces. Abundant fruit, annual bearer. Short storage life.

Sparkle Strawberries Zone 3-8

Shining taste and appearance. Medium-sized fruit has outstanding flavor whether they’re enjoyed fresh, frozen, or in preserves. Plant are productive and easy to grow, bearing reliable crops of deep red berries even in northern gardens. Escapes frost injury. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June. Self-pollinating.

Parker Pear      Zone 3-8

1934 University of Minnesota introduction. Open-pollinated seedling of a Manchurian pear. Large, yellow-bronze fruit. Fine grained, tender and juicy. Upright and vigorous grower. Pollinator for 'Luscious'

Compass Plum     Zone 3-8

Red - Excellent for jams, jellies, canning and sauces. Early bearing cross that yields fruit the second year after planting. Good pollinator for other varieties.


Red Baron Apple     Zone 3-5

('Delicious' Golden x 'Daniels Red Duchess') University of MN, 1970. Medium sized yellow-red apple. Crisp and juicy, sweet but mild flavor. Very productive and bears at an early age. Good for eating, pie and sauce. Resistant to fireblight. Hardy.

Scout Apricot      Zone 3-8

Cultivar developed in Morden, Manitoba 1937. Fruit is bronze gold, blushed with red. Good for canning and jam, fair for eating. Blooms early May. Produces more fruit with a pollinator.

Even's Bali Cherry     Zone 3-7

Deep, dark red fruit 1" in diameter and excellent for baking and fresh eating. The fruit is much sweeter than other sour cherries. Extremely hardy buds.

Red Mulberry      Zone 3-9

The first English colonists to explore eastern Virginia in 1607 mentioned the abundance of both mulberry trees and their fruit, which was eaten, sometimes boiled, by the native Powhatan tribes. Today, mulberries are eaten raw, used in fruit pastries, and fermented into wine. The wood may be dried and used for smoking meats with a flavor that is mild and sweet.

Blue Crop Blueberry     Zone 4-7

A great blueberry plant for colder climates. Produces big clusters of large, all-purpose berries — perfect in salads or pies, or served with cream. Developed in 1934, introduced in 1941. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Jersey or Earliblue.

Purple Passion Asparagus     Zone 3-9

When cooked, the bright purple color is reduced, but when served fresh in salads it provides a colorful and flavorful accent.

Norland Apple     Zone 2-7

('Rescue' x 'Melba') Saskatchewan, Canada, 1979. One of the earliest summer apples to ripen. Well suited to very cold regions. A natural semi-dwarf tree that is precocious and productive. Attractive color, small to medium fruit. Good cooking or eating apple. Very hardy. Keeps about 16 weeks in cold storage. Fruit must be picked before full maturity for storage or use.

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Blueray Blueberry     Zone 4-7

Very sweet, light blue fruits resist cracking. Ripen in July and the harvest goes on for weeks. Plant with at least two other blueberry varieties to ensure adequate cross-pollination. The 5-6' tall bushes become a blaze of crimson in the fall, so they are ideal arranged as an informal hedge.

McIntosh Apple    Zone 3-7

('Fameuse' x 'Detroit Red') Ontario, Canada, 1870. A well-known older apple that has a sprightly flavor and a medium storage life. Nearly solid, bright red skin. Heavy bearer. Good for eating and baking. Fruit tends to drop when ripe.


Honeoye Strawberry    Zone 3-8

Honeoye strawberry plant is from the Cornell Research Station, Geneva, NY, and has been a top variety for over 30 years. It combines winter hardiness, high productivity, good appearance and color, together with an excellent, firm, large-sized berry. The large berries are easy to pick, and produce high yields over a long fruiting season, making it our most consistent berry producer.

Centennial Crab Apple     Zone 3-7

('Dolgo' x 'Wealthy') University of MN, 1957. Blooms mid-May. Large crabapple (1.75 -2 inches). Red over orange. Excellent flavor for fresh eating. Short storage life. Hardy.

Wolf River     Zone 4-7

Wisconsin, 1875. An old variety, hardy and long lived. Best known for its large size - up to 5" diameter fruit. Color is pale yellow to green with carmine-red blushes and stripes. Primarily used as a cooking apple.

Yellow Transparent Apple     Zone 3-6

Russia, 1880. Skin is clear yellow and the flesh is white. Precocious and productive tree. Best used for cooking. Heavy producer. Pick before maturity for better storage life. Scab resistant.