Apple - Connell Red
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A red blush mutation of 'Fireside' apple. Similar to 'Fireside' except that it has more intense red color. Hardy, heavy bearer. Large size. Excellent for eating or cooking. Distinctive flavor. Fruit keeps well until April or May. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Fireside'.

Apple - Cortland
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: An older, well-known variety. Medium-sized and bright red with a sprightly tropical flavor. White flesh holds its color well after being cut. Excellent for eating and cooking.

Apple - Fireside
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Large, red striped fruit with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Excellent flavor good for eating. Good storage life. One of the most popular apples in MN. Resistant to cedar-apple rust. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Connell Red'.

Apple - Freedom
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: The red fruit is large and good for eating, sauces and juice. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a slight tart flavor. The fruit will keep until January in cold storage. Very vigorous and productive tree. Developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Does not require fungicide sprays.

Apple - Frostbite
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: This MN apple bred in 1936, is now being introduced. Frostbite™ is a unique small apple with a very sweet, intense taste. Crisp but firm texture and juicy. Extremely cold hardy, it is an excellent variety for cold, northern regions. Great for cider or cooking. Parent to 'Keepsake' and 'Sweet 16', grandparent to 'Honeycrisp'.

Apple - Goodland
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Open-pollinated seedling of Patten Greening. One of the best apples for colder regions. Does not tolerate prolonged periods of high temperatures. Washed red over creamy green. Flesh is crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic. Medium-sized fruit that is especially good for baking. Short storage life. Very hardy. Annual bearer.

Apple - Haralred®
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: This red selection of 'Haralson' apple was discovered by Louis Lautz, an orchardist from La Crescent, MN. The fruit is redder and earlier than the standard 'Haralson', yet retains all the good qualities of 'Haralson': juicy, tart, firm, good keeper, extremely hardy and fireblight resistant. This is an excellent variety for northern United States and Canada. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Haralson'.

Apple - Haralson
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A natural semi-dwarf tree that produces medium-sized red fruit. Hard, crisp and tart. Good dual purpose apple. One of the most popular apples in MN. Often bears fruit the first year. Prone to biennial bearing. Keeps well, will store until March. Fine hardy, winter variety. Unsuitable pollinator for Haralred®.

Apple - Hazen
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Fruit large and dark red. Flesh green-yellow, juicy. Flavor is sweet but mild, pleasant for eating, cooking, and as a dessert apple. An annual bearer. A natural semi-dwarf tree growing to about 10 to 15 feet in height. Short storage life. Hardy variety. Does very well without spraying.

Apple - Honeycrisp
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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 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.

Apple - Honeygold
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Medium to large, yellow apple. Fruit is crisp, juicy and sweet. Excellent for eating as well as cooking. Medium storage life. Similar to Golden 'Delicious', but hardier.

Apple - KinderKrisp
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Exceptional flavor and crisp texture, much like its parent Honeycrisp, this early ripening variety features much smaller fruit. Perfect size for snacking or kid's lunches, with a good balance of sweet flavors and a crisp, juicy bite. Outstanding variety for homeowners, flowering early in the season and ripening in late August, the fruit is best fresh from the tree, hanging on for an extended period.

Apple - Liberty
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A productive variety that was selected for its resistance to apple scab and cedar-apple rust. Crisp and juicy with a sprightly flavor. Keeps well into February. Does not require fungicide sprays. Does very well without spraying.

Apple - Macoun
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Aromatic, 'McIntosh'-type dessert apple. Medium sized, dark purple-red fruit. Flesh white, firm and very high quality. Crisp texture and well-balanced flavor. Good for eating. Fruit tends to drop when ripe.

Apple - McIntosh
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

Apple - Prairie Magic
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: From Manitoba, this apple stands out because of its superior cold hardiness. The flesh is white, crisp and sweeter than 'Goodland'. Delicious eaten out of hand and may also be used for cooking.

Apple - Red Baron
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

Apple - Red Duchess
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

Apple - SnowSweet®
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Another example of the University of Minnesota's expertise in the development of cold hardy apple varieties. A cross between 'Sharon' and 'Connell Red', SnowSweet® has a deliciously sweet, slightly tart taste. Slow to oxidize when exposed to air. 'Honeycrisp' is a good pollinator. Above average resistance to scab and fire blight.

Apple - Sweet Sixteen
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

Apple - Wolf River
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: An old variety, hardy and long lived. Best known for its large size - up to 5 inch diameter fruit. Color is pale yellow to green with carmine-red blushes and stripes. Primarily used as a cooking apple.

Apple - Yellow Transparent
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

Apple - Zestar!®
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A wonderful new apple cultivar from the the University of MN. At last, an early apple that is crisp and juicy! Best known for its excellent sweet tart flavor. Has a much longer storage life than other early apples. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Ripens in late August.

Cherry - Evans Bali
Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Spread: 10 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Deep, dark red fruit 1 inch in diameter and excellent for baking and fresh eating. The fruit is much sweeter than other sour cherries. Extremely hardy buds.

Cherry - Mesabi
Height: 10 - 14 Feet
Spread: 15 - 18 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Long stemmed, red-fleshed fruits with sugar content halfway between pie cherries and 'Bing' cherries. Pyramidal tree grows to a height of 12 feet. Fruit resembles 'Meteor' but pit is smaller.

Cherry - First Editions® Sweet Cherry Pie
Height: 15 Feet
Spread: 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: From Wisconsin orchardist Bill Eubank, this new sour pie cherry has the sweetest tasting cherries we've ever sampled, and although not quite for fresh eating like a Bing, they are fantastic for jams, jellies and pies. With its compact size, this is a great tree for the home garden or small orchard.

Crabapple - Chestnut
Height: Varies
Spread: Varies
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Originated in 1946 as an open-pollinated seedling of 'Malinda'. Pleasant nut-like flavor. Large crabapple (2 inch diameter). Outstanding flavor and good texture for fresh eating. Medium storage life. Hardy.

Pear - Early Gold
Height: 25 - 35 Feet
Spread: 18 - 24 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: An improved seedling of 'Ure' pear selected for its improved vigor, chlorosis resistance and iron-clad cold hardiness. Abundant white flowers in spring produce yellow fruits on average 10 days earlier than 'Ure'. The foliage is an attractive, glossy green. Use 'Ure' for pollination.

Pear - Golden Spice
Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Spread: 8 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A very hardy pear. The 1.75" fruit are a medium yellow, lightly blushed with dull red and ripen mid-season. Good for canning and spicing, fair for eating. Use 'Ure' as pollinator.

Pear - Parker
Height: 12 - 15 Feet
Spread: 8 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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'.

Pear - Patten
Height: 12 - 15 Feet
Spread: 8 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Fruit is of good size and quality. Very tender and juicy. A good pollinator for most other pear trees.

Pear - Ure
Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Spread: 12 - 16 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Fruit is green-yellow, very juicy and approximately 2 inches in diameter. Has sturdy branching. Good for eating and canning. Developed in 1978 at Morden Research Station. Approximate ripening date is August 15. Use 'Golden Spice' as pollinator.

Plum - Alderman
Height: 10 - 15 Feet
Spread: 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Excellent fresh or for preserves, soft and sweet. Bears fruit the second season after planting. Fruit is of large size and named after Professor W. H. Alderman. Very attractive and valued as an ornamental. 'Superior', 'Toka' or 'Compass' make good pollinators.

Plum - BlackIce®
Height: 8 - 12 Feet
Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: BlackIce is a cross between a cherry plum and a conventional Japanese dessert plum resulting in large fruit with superior winter hardiness and an early ripening date. Fruit size and yield is comparable to popular conventional cultivars, however, the ripening date is 2-4 weeks earlier. Naturally compact growth habit makes it easy to manage.

Plum - Mount Royal
Height: 8 - 12 Feet
Spread: 6 - 10 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Blue - European Plum. Good eaten off tree. Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves. Tender, juicy flesh. Considered the best blue cultivar in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Plum - Pipestone
Height: 10 - 15 Feet
Spread: 8 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: A very attractive red plum with a golden blush. Released by the University of Minnesota in 1942. Sweet, juicy, yellow flesh with excellent quality. Immense sized red fruit. Good for fresh use, jam and jelly. Very hardy.

Plum - Superior
Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Spread: 15 - 20 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Released by the University of Minnesota. One of the best plums on the market. Large fruit with dark red skin. Good for fresh eating, jam and jelly. Flesh is yellow, sweet and juicy. Heavy bearing. Often sets fruit the first year. Use 'Toka' for pollination.

Plum - Toka
Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Spread: 12 - 16 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: Red - South Dakota Experiment Station introduction, 1911. One of the best pollinators. A medium sized, richly flavored variety with beautiful apricot color.

Plum - Waneta
Height: 10 - 15 Feet
Spread: 8 - 12 Feet
Sun Needs: Full Sun
Description: 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.

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