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Apples
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William's Pride4EarlyExcellent flavour. Dark red. Bears annually.S/SD
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Redfree4EarlyKeeps crisp for some time. Fantastic flavour. S/SD
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PristineEarly (mid-August)One of Whiffletree's favorites. Large, picture perfect, creamy- yellow fruit with a rosy blush and not a hint of scab, even with no sprays in a damp summer. Pleasant, sweet/ spicy flavour. Fresh, pies, sauceExceptionally crisp for an early appleD/SDWhiffletree
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Sweet Sixteen3Mid (September)University of Minnesota in 1978. Dependable. Large red- striped fruit. Unique, pleasing, faintly nutty flavour (misty explosion of melon and bubble gum). Aromatic, moderately acid, firm, crisp, cream-coloured flesh with high sugar content. Resistant to scab and fire blight. Huge, heavy tall green apple striped in rose-red.Fresh, sauceCrisp, refreshing, juicyKeeps wellWhiffletree, Corn Hill
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JonagoldMid (Sept-Oct)Strong sweet & sour flavour. Michael Pollen calls it "one of the great achievements of modern apple breeding." Possibly best of all dried applesCrisp & juicy when picked, then tenderizing over a few weeksDoesn't keep???
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Ambrosia5Mid-OctoberChance seedling BC. Mildy sweet, passingly tart, tropical. Refreshing.Fresh, salads (non browning)crunchy and aromatic, honey sweet, low acid eshUntil January.D/SDWhiffletree
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Novamac4Mid-lateFrom Kenville NS. Beautiful round red apple. Slightly sweeter and more aromaic than Mac. Annual. Very productive. S/SD/DCorn Hill
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Enterprise4LateMedium to large. Immune to apple scab, resistant to cedar apple rust and mildew. Moderately resistant to powdery mildew. Medium-size to large fruit, red with yellow undercolor. Mild, sub-acid, spicy flavored fruit. Ripens in early October. Keeps 4-6 months.Whiffletree, Corn Hill
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Freedom4Late (early October)Large red apple from Geneva, NY. Name means freedom from disease. Good fresh and cooked. Crisp, sub-acid flavour. Vigourous.2-3 months
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Liberty4LateSuperlative variety resistant to host of diseases. Crisp, aromatic, juicy. Conical red fruit among best. Fresh, ciderS/SD/D
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Roxbury Russet4Late (October)eating, baking or sauce.Crisps, pies, freshhard & crunchy, but turns spongy if not stored properlyGets tastier if stored properly. Superb keeper if stored in plastic.SDCorn Hill
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Nova Spy4Late (mid-October)Nova Scotia. Improvement on Northern Spy. Resistant to scab and fire blight. Creamy, yellow flesh. Sweet/tart flavour has a hint of vanilla, but it is milder and less acidic than Northern Spy. Dark red stripes
practically cover the greenish yellow background. Resistant to scab and fire blight.
Fresh, cookingJuicy & crispOne of the bestD/SDWhiffletree
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Plums
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Mont-Royale3 - 4Early SeptemberChance seedling near Montreal. Hardiest & sweetest European or prune type plum. Naturally compact, lettle pruning. Abundant annual crops of mid-sized fruit. Less susceptible to black knot than most Eropean plums. The one Stefan Soblowski plants most.Firm, juicy, yellowSD (Myrobalan)Whiffletree
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Mooer's Arctic PlumDark purple prune type plum originated in northern Maine. A very old variety. Resistant to black knot and self pollinating.Corn Hill
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Alderman4Late AugustThe Alderman plum is an extremely sweet Japanese type plum. Clingstone. Medium-large. Precocious bearer and can often be expected to begin giving fruit after 2 years. Requires a wild plum such as the Canada Plum for pollinationH: 4-5 m
S: 3m
Fresh, preservesHardy Fruit
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Superior3/4Mid-SeptemberExceptional size, vigour, hardiness. Golden fruit. Peels like a peach. Agressive growth, early bearing, brown rot resistance.Fresh, canning, preservesSD (Mustang)Whiffletree
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Toka (Bubblegum)3Late AugustSweet, rich, distinctive flavour. Spicy, aromatic yellow flesh. Medium-sized. Extremely vigourous, hardy tree blooms profusely every spring. One of best pollinizers for other hybrids.H: 4.5mSD (Prunus Americana)Whiffletree
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Percy2AugustRelatively big yellow plum, about 1.5 inches in diameter. The plum is sweet and juicy with a flavour that is delightfully sophisticated. rounded form and an impressive resistance to disease. Discovered in Canada. Cross between American & Oriental Plum. 6 years to bear fruit.H: 4-5m
S: 4m
Hardy Fruit
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Canada Plum (Prunus nigra)Late AugustWild plum tree is native to Canada. Pollinates American and Asian plum trees. Small fruit are delicious if left to ripen fully on the tree. Impressive in bloom.H: 4.5mFresh, jams & jelliesHardy Fruit
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Sour Cherries
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Montmorency4Mid-late JulySelf-pollinating. Consistently produces the finest bright red cherries and has the best resistance to black knot, a fungal disease that plagues most cherries and plums.Fresh, pies, dessertsCorn Hill, Whiffletree
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Evans3Late JulyRussian heritage tree discovered near Edmonton in 1923, so cold hardiness can be counted on. After renowned plant breeder, Dr. Ieuan Evans began promoting it in the late 1970s, it eventually became known as the 'Evans' cherry. Amazingly productive English Morello type cherry with dark red rich fruit.H: 3m
S: 1.8m
Fresh, pies, jams, juicesOwn rootWhiffletree
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Pears
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Savignac Ronde Verte4Late Aug-mid SeptVigorous and highly productive with an upright growth pattern. Excellence disease resistance. Quebec origin. 7 years to bear fruit.H: 10m
S: 6m
pleasantly crisp to buttery texture, and a juicy consistency with very few grit cells~2 weeks
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NovaMid-SeptA good grower that fruits reliably and with excellent yields. The tree tends towards a smaller and more spreading form than most pear trees. Moderate resistance to fireblight and scab. Origin Hammond NY.H: 10m
S: 6m
Dessert, canning
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Luscious4Late SeptThis medium sized, bright yellow fruit with a red blush has a flavour similar to Bartlett, only more intense. Vigorous, hardy tree is resistant to fire blight. Brilliant red fall foliage.FreshFirm, sweet melting fleshseveral weeksSD, StandardWhiffletree, Corn Hill
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Summercrisp3Mid-late AugMinnesota 1933. Medium sized fruit is mild and sweet with a crisp texture similar to an Asian pear. This dependable, annual (most years) bearing tree is very hardy. Fire blight resistant.Fresh, canning~2 months if picked while fruit is still green with a red blush (mid-Aug)SD (OHXF 333)Whiffletree, Corn Hill
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Patten2/3Mid-late SeptIntroduced in 1922 and still esteemed as the best quality large hardy pear available, with proven winter survival below -40°C! Fruit size and shape is similar to Bosc. Ideally it is picked a week before maturity then allowed to ripen. Good fire blight resistance. One of
the best pollenizers for other varieties.
Fresh, canningTender, juicy, fine textured flesh with subtle almond flavourSD (OHXF 333), Standard (OHXF 97)Whiffletree, Corn Hill
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Rescue4/5Late OctoberAs Raintree Nursery puts it, "Everyone who sees and tastes these huge, handsome pears insists on buying a tree!" Bright yellow fruit has an orange-red blush. The esh is creamy, smooth and meltingly juicy with a mild avour like a Clapp's Favourite. The small core makes it easy to can. Productive tree, can bene t from support to prevent branch breakage due to fruit overload.Fresh, canningCreamy, smooth and meltingly juicy with
a mild flavour like a Clapp's Favourite
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Asian Pear
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Kenko4Early OctoberSemi-fertileAs customer feedback increases from year to year, so do the positive reports of Kenko, in regards to taste and also winter hardiness. Large, golden brown. Storage enhances the sweetness of its delicate pineapple-tinged flavour. Kenko is very disease resistant and one of the easiest fruits to grow organically.crunchy, aromatic and refreshing6 monthsWhiffletree
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Hayatama5Mid AugustSemi-fertileA medium- sized, orange-brown pear with an exotic tropical fruit flavour. Thirst-quenching juice-ball
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Apricot
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Harojoy4Mid-late JulySelf pollinatingCold hardy. Disease resistantH: 3-4m
S: 3-4m
fresh eating, drying, canningFirm. Freestone4-7 daysV. Kraus
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Jerseycot4Mid-late JulySelf pollinatingReleased from the New Jersey program in 1986, Jerseycot has inherited the extra late blooming capability from Zard, its Persian parent. The sweet, hint-of-melon esh of this medium size, orange- yellow fruit is too tender for commercial orchards, but is perfect in a backyard. Especially considering the trees outstanding resistance to mid-winter thaws, spring frosts and practically all apricot ailments. Reliable, heavy producer, so fruit size benefits from early thinning. SDWhiffletree
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Harlayne4Late AugustNeeds Harogem or HargrandHardiest of the Harrow line, but requires thinning to achieve good fruit sizefresh eating, drying, and canningOrange. Firm. Freestone4 – 7 daysV. Kraus
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PreciousMid AugustAn exceptional, but very uncommon variety, it originates from an old tree discovered just south of Georgian Bay. Back around 1900 the Fruit Growers Association brought over some hardy apricot seedlings from Russia. This tree is suspected of being one of them. Small to medium sized fruit has thick yellow-orange skin, sweet melting esh and an edible almond-like kernel in the pit. It is relatively late blooming, quite disease resistant and handles late frosts unusually well. A dependable producer in Quebec and the New England states.4 – 7 daysSDWhiffletree
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Harogem5Early AugustSelf pollinatingOccasional susceptibilty to bacterial spot. Productive and very cold hardy. Resistant to brown rot and perennial canker. Skin cracking rare.fresh eating, drying, canningOrange. Firm. Freestone.4-7 daysV. Kraus
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HargrandLate AugustSelf pollinatingHargrand apricots are large in size with a dull orange colour, different from the other brighter coloured varieties.very juicy and tastyUpper Canada
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Scout3Mid-late JulySemi-fertileDisease resistant and early reliable bearer. Developed at Morden, Manitoba in 1937, it is well suited for the western provinces.In its ability to handle downright bitter cold winters is hard to beat.Juicy. Freestone
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Black Beauty Mulberry (Morus nigra spp.)4July-AugSelf pollinatingTastiest of mulberries. Best as a hedge. Good in wet soil.H: 2.5-3meating, desserts, jam, wineshrub graftedWhiffletree54.95
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Illinois Everbearing (Morus alba x rubra)4July-AugSelf pollinatingA vigorous, hardy variety it is a natural cross between white and red mulberry trees. Some consider best flavoured mulberry. Bountiful crops of large 3.5cm sweet, glossy, virtually seedless black fruit. Good in wet soil.H: 5-8meating, desserts, jam, winegraftedWhiffletree49.95
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Kukosa' Mulberry Graft5bSelf pollinatingLarge purple fruit that is 3-4 cm x .5 cm (1.5-2" x .5") that originated in Korea. It is early ripening, flavourable and productive over a 3 week period. Good in wet soil.eating, desserts, jam, winegrafted Grimo Nut Nursery49.95
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PersimmonGood in wet soil
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