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Cortland 

 
                                                                           
                                                     Price $    Availability
Tree                                                 35.00       1        


Imagine a fragrant fresh fruit cup with beautiful snow white apples. You can bet it was made with Cortland, the very best salad apple. This great all purpose apple was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1898.


Cortland is a cultivar of apple. After the many attributes of McIntosh were discovered, plant breeders began crossing it with other varieties to enhance its traits. One of the earliest was the Cortland, combined with the Ben Davis variety.

 




Scientific Name: Malus Cortland
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3
Height:  15 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  upright
Growth rate: medium fast
fruit:red - medium size
  • Shape : round, slightly conic
  • Size : variable size
  • Flesh : white, juicy, moderately firm,  crisp
  • Flavour : mac-like, very sweet, pleasant
  • Uses : eating, salads, sauces, pies, baking and freezing
  • Availability : ripens late September to early October
  • Fertility: partly self fertile yet helps with a pollinator like Honeycrisp, Gravenstein or Golden Delicious




 
Golden Delicious 
                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree                                                                            35.00                 5

 
A Good-quality Golden Delicious apple will be firm with smooth, clean skin and range in color from light green to pale or creamy yellow. Less mature product will be light green and have a somewhat tart flavor. More mature goldens will have a clear yellow color and will be sweeter. Some goldens may have a wash of pink color or blush across the "shoulders," the result of warm sunny days and cool nights. Test the firmness of the apple by holding it in the palm of your hand. (Do not push with your thumb). It should feel solid and heavy, not soft and light.
 
 Golden Delicious apples were discovered in the early 1900’s on the Mullins’ family farm in Clay County, West Virginia. In 1916, Stark Brothers Nursery introduced the apple commercially as a companion to Red Delicious, even though the two varieties are not related.
 
The parentage of Golden Delicious is unclear, but some think that it could be a relative of Golden Reinette or Grimes Golden. Golden Delicious is a mellow, sweet apple that thrives in our climate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Malus Golden Delicious EM 7
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3
Height:  15 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  upright
Growth rate: medium
fruit: yellow, flesh white, medium size
  • Shape : round, slightly conic
  • Size : medium size
  • Flesh : white, juicy, moderately firm, very tender, crisp
  • Flavour : sprightly subacid, tart, very sweet, pleasant
  • Uses : processing, drying, freezing, sauce, excellent for cooking, good fresh
  • Availability : ripens late July to early August
  • Fertility: self fertile
 
 
 
 


Gala

                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree                                                                           40.00                  5

 
Gala apples were discovered in 1934 by New Zealand orchardist J.H. Kidd. Gala apples are a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red, an English favorite. They were introduced for commercial production in 1965, and made their way into the U.S. market in the 1970's. With a mildly sweet flavor and long availability window, Gala apples are one of today’s most popular apple varieties.
 
Exterior: Generally round with pale golden yellow with red stripes or blush skin
Interior: Firm and crisp with a slight yellow to cream interior
Eating Experience: Mildly sweet and vanilla-like with a floral aroma. This is one apple that has a thinner skin than most









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Malus Gala
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  25 feet
Width: 10 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  upright
Growth rate: medium fast
fruit: red green, medium size
  • Shape : round, slightly conic
  • Size : medium size
  • Flesh : yellow to very yellow - crisp
  • Flavour : very sweet, pleasant
  • Uses : processing, drying, freezing, sauce, excellent for cooking, excellent fresh, cider
  • Availability : ripens late July to early August
  • Fertility: not self fertile and require a pollinator like Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or Cortland

 
 
 
 
 

HONEYCRISP

                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree                                             20mm                       45.00                  6
 
Honeycrisp is an apple cultivar developed at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station's Horticultural Research Center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
 
Honeycrisp is a medium-to-large sized apple, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush with strong hint of pink if grown in good sunlight. The skin may be flecked with occasional russet dots. The flesh is white, perhaps not quite as bright as a McIntosh style apple, but similarly crisp and not too dense.  The colour however can be quite variable.
 
 The flavour is sweet with very little trace of acidity and little depth or complexity. There can also be a trace of pear-drop flavour. In a good example this is a juicy and instantly refreshing apple, in a less good example it will be simply sweet and bland (but still very nice).  As its name suggests this is genuinely a crisp / crunchy apple. My wife loves them...and so do I.
 
 
 Northern hemisphere fruit ripens relatively early in September.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Malus 'honey crisp' mm106
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3
Height:  14 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  spreading
Growth rate: medium
fruit: yellow/red - perfect shape-sweet
  • Great for eating fresh-crisp
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Good for hard cider
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Ripening period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 6 months or more
  • Fertility: requires pollinator like Cortland, Honeycrisp or golden delicious
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Peach
 
 
Bailey
                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree             2-3ft                                                        17.50                  n/a
The Bailey Hardy Peach, Prunus 'Bailey Hardy Peach', grows into a handsome canopy of dark-green rich foliage. Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh peach ripened in your own backyard! Bailey has a cold hardy rootstock with good overall performance. It develops an abundant root system and is resistant to root lesion nematodes. Bailey is considered to be one of the best rootstocks currently available and is recommended for peaches in Canada. Tree survival on this rootstock has been good after severe winters. Bailey is a very hardy peach that produces small, white-fleshed, freestone fruits. Bailey propagates easily, is compatible with recommended scions, productive and tolerant to cold winter temperatures. You can delay harvest until fruit is a full round with golden background color. Fruit will hang on the tree for extended periods without fruit drop.
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Prunus 'Bailey Cold Hardy'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4b
Height:  15 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: white peach....tasty ..last killing frost
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
 
 
 
 
 


 
Redhaven
                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree             5-7'ft                                                        40.00                  1


 Redhaven peach is a must have for any backyard orchard. It has replaced Elberta as the standard to compare all peaches to. Redhaven ripens early in the season and is usually freestone, although some years it can be a little "clingy". It has a wonderful red color over a yellow background. The flesh is yellow with a little red near the pit. It is juicy, sweet, and very tasty. The tree is one of the more hardy varieties, very productive, and has good resistance to bacteria spot. Can be used for all purposes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Scientific Name: Prunus Persica Redhaven
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5
Height:  12-18' semi dwarf
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: large fruit red over yellow background and very tasty.
Use: eating and canning or cooking and baking etc
Ripens: mid September
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: self fertile
Comment: beautiful pink flowers in early spring.....and amazing early fall fruit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Pear

 
Bosc Pear
 
                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree                                                                          35.00              5
 
 

 Bosc are an elegant variety, with distinctive characteristics that set them apart from other pears. Those who are familiar with Bosc appreciate their crunchy yet tender flesh and their sweet-spiced flavor. A common misconception is that Bosc pears need to be peeled or cooked before being eaten, and that’s simply not true. Those who have not tried a Bosc would most likely be surprised... and pleased that the brown skin hides a delicious, spicy and slightly firmer flesh.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Pyrus Bosc
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  12-18' semi dwarf
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: brown (russett)....tastey .
Use: eating, cooking (can be kept a long time)
Ripens: mid September
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: needs a polinator (Can be pollinated by Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Seckel, Anjou .)
Comment: best harvested before totally ripe.
 
 
 

  
 
Bartlett Pear
 
                                                     Price $    Availability
 
Tree                                                                          35.00              4 
 
 Bartletts are the juiciest pears when eaten raw and, consequently, lose their shape when cooked, turning to pear-sauce quite easily with the briefest exposure to heat. They are perfect for making Pear Butter or any other recipe where you want the pears to fall apart when you cook them.
 
Barlett pears are harvested July through October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Scientific Name: Pyrus Bartlett
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3a
Height:  15-20 feet-vigorous
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: greenish....tasty ..
Ripens: mid August-mid September
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: needs a polinator (Can be pollinated by Clapp's Favourite, Red Bartlett, Seckel, Anjou and Bosc.)
Comment: best harvested before totally ripe.
 
 

Plum
 
 
 
Italian Prune
 
                                                              potted $    Availability
 
Tree             5-7ft      branched         2yr                              45.00                    2 
 
(Sehome strain) It is famous for reliability and heavy setting. A large purple freestone plum with yellow-green flesh. Fruit ripens in late August.
 
Large, long, oval fruit; purple to dark blue skin over greenish-yellow flesh that turns red when cooked. Sweet flesh is good for eating fresh, cooking, canning and drying. Tree often overbears, will need thinning. Self-fertile.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Scientific Name: Prunus domestica
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  12-18' feet-vigorous
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  oblong
fruit: dark blue - purple (some are greenish)   ....tasty ..
Ripens: mid August-mid September
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: self fertile......yet will benefit (overbenefit) from a pollinator.
Comment: fruit sets in 4th year
 
 
 

 
Mount Royal Plum
 
                                                              potted $    Availability
 
Tree             5-7ft      branched         3yr                              45.00               4
 

 Mount Royal Plum is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy blue drupes carried in abundance in late summer, which are excellent for fresh eating, cooking and baking and making jams and jellies but which can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Scientific Name: Prunus Mount Royal
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  15' feet-vigorous
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  round
fruit: dark blue/purple colour     ....tasty ..
Ripens: late August
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: does not require a pollinator, but does better with one.
Comment: Considered the best blue cultivar. fruit sets in 4th year - we recommend planting an Italian prune plum best cross pollination, crop and variety.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Cherry
 
 
 
Montmorency Cherry- Sour
 
                                 
                                                                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree             5-7ft      branched         2yr                       40.00                    n/a

The most popular sour cherry in America for pies and preserves. The medium large fruit is bright red with firm, yellow flesh and clear juice. Ripens early. A hybrid between sweet cherry x nanking cherry, P. tomentosa. Self-fertile.
 
This is the most popular and hardy cherry tree.
 
 
 
These won't last!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3b
Height:  13-16 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  upright
fruit: firm red and tart..excellent for pies!
Ripens: early-mid July
Yield: 36-44 pints
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry.
 
 
 
 
 

Dwarf Cherries- sour


Carmine Jewel Dwarf Cherry- Sour
 
                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree             2-3ft                                                       25.00                   1
 
Truly the perfect cherry, Carmine Jewel has large, gorgeous purplish-red fruit with a luscious balance of high sugars and a complement of acids, creating a rich flavor. Fruit has high flesh-to-pit ratio and is excellent for use in pies, preserves, juice, dried fruit and eating fresh. Yields up to 15+ pounds by its fourth year, and 20-30 pounds in its fifth year. Growing to only 6 1/2 ft. tall, this is a naturally dwarfed bush with full-sized fruit—much easier to maintain than typical cherries. Carmine Jewel is grown on its own roots, so you get no suckers of inferior quality root stock. Extreme cold hardiness and few problems from disease and pests make this beauty a breeze to grow. Abundant, white and pink flowers and glossy, green leaves allow it to double as an ornamental in your landscape in early spring. Carmine Jewel Exhibits Hardiness into zone 2b.  Self-pollinating. However, having another like Nanking or Purple Sand nearby will increase production.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name:  Prunus avium 'Carmine Jewel'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2b!!!! Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan hardy cherry program.
Height:  6.5 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded (bush like)
fruit: firm red and sweet....tastey ..
Ripens: late June to early July
Yield: 20-30 pounds per plant
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry.
 



 
The Romance Series  
 
 

 
In 2004, the Romance series of dwarf sour cherries was released by the University of Saskatchewan. These include 'Juliet', 'Romeo', 'Cupid', 'Valentine', and 'Crimson Passion'. At the moment we carry 3 of these types.
 
 
 
 
Crimson Passion Cherry- Sour
 
                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree        6-12"      1g                                           25.00                    15

Prunus cerasus x P. fruticosa 
* Dark red fruit, flesh firmer than other cultivars 
* Excellent for fresh eating, high sugar content 
* Fruit weighs about 6 gram, 22 Brix 
* Lowest suckering of all the dwarf sour cherries 
* 7-8' height and 7+' width 
* 20+ lbs yield after 6 years, but may not bear well every year 
* May not be as vigorous as Carmine Jewel in zone 2, but once established very good in warmer climates. 
* Self-pollinating 
* Zones 2-8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name:  Prunus cerasus x p. fruticosa 'Crimson Passion'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2b!!!! Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan hardy cherry program.
Height:  7.5 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded-short tree
fruit: firm red and sweet....tastey ..
most sweet
Ripens: late June to early July
Yield: 20-30 pounds per plant
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry.

 
 

 
"Romeo" Cherry- Sour
 
                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree         6-12"      1g                                            25.00                    4
 
Prunus cerasus x P. fruticosa 
* Dark red/black fruit, firm flesh 
* Excellent for fresh eating, high sugar content, very flavourful 
* Fruit weighs about 4 gram, 20 Brix 
* one of the best for juice of all the dwarf sour cherries 
* 7-8' height and 7+' width 
* 20+ lbs yield after 6 years, but may not bear well every year 
* similar to Carmine Jewel but a little later 
* Self-pollinating 
* Zones 2-8


Scientific Name:  Prunus cerasus x p. fruticosa 'Romeo'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2b!!!! Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan hardy cherry program.
Height:  7.5 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded-short tree
fruit: firm red and sweet....tastey ..
Ripens:  early July
Yield: 20-30 pounds per plant
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry.



"Juliet" Cherry- Sour
 
                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree          6-12"      1g                                            25.00                    3

Early to mid season maturity. Dark red 5 gram fruit with excellent flavour. Beautiful, bright red cherries, ideal for home made cherry pie. These exciting new bush cherries, developed by the University of Saskatchewan after 50 years of breeding work, are perfect for the home gardener. They are very hardy (zone 3), disease resistant and their bush shape is very suitable for the garden. They are heavy yeilding, producing up to 10-15 kg per plant. With proper care they should begin to bear fruit in 3 years, with full maturity (7-8 feet) in 5-6 years. These are tart cherries, ideal for cooking, but are also sweet enough for fresh eating.


 
  • Dark Red
  • Fresh eating type: excellent quality
  • Also good for processing
  • One of the best for fresh eating flavor
  • Most productive cultivar in 2009
  • Moderate vigour
  • Few suckers
  • 5.0g fruit
  • High sugar content (up to 20 brix)
  • Pits are large enough for old fashioned crank pitters

Scientific Name:  Prunus cerasus x p. fruticosa 'Juliet'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2b!!!! Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan hardy cherry program.
Height:  7.5 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded-short tree
fruit: firm red and sweet....tastey ..
Ripens:  early July
Yield: 20-30 pounds per plant
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry.




 
Evans Cherry- Sour
 
                                                     potted $    Availability
 
Tree            2.5-3ft      5g                                        25.00                    2

                                        1g                                      15.00                    19            
                       
 
Evans Cherry is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are showy cherry red drupes carried in abundance in mid summer, which are excellent for cooking and baking, making jams and jellies and wine-making. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name:  Prunus "Evans"
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3a!!!! Extremely hardy!
Height:  10-15 ft
Spread: 6 ft
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded compact tree
fruit: firm bright red and sour
Ripens: July-August
Yield: 50 pounds per tree
Growth Rate: fast (up to 5 ft per year!)
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Fertility: Self-pollinating
Comment: Great Cherry. suckers- creates new Evans cherry trees!!!
 
 
 
 

 
Nanking - sweet cherry (Manchu)
                                                       Price $    Availability
 
 Seedling      RC small                                                    15.00               n/a vole damage
 Seedling           !  Large                                                 25.00               3
 
Nanking cherry is the earliest blooming cherry and one of the best fruit-producers for northern areas. They have dull green, veined leaves that do not color up in the fall. The Nanking is an upright spreading bush.They make wonderful informal hedges, good for mass plantings in large shrub beds or background shrubs in small beds. Cross pollination is essential for good fruit production. Pincherry, Nanking cherry, chokecherry and sandcherry all cross-pollinate. Nanking cherries can self pollinate however cross pollination provides greater fruit production. They require full sun and moderately drained soil
 
Birds love these tiny, sweet cherries which are excellent for pies, jams and fresh off the bush.
 
Excellent small cherry tree for display, hedges, and tasty fruit.
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name:  Prunus tomentosa (manchu)
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2
Height:  6-8ft-vigorous
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: firm red and sweet....tastey ..(sometimes tart depending on variety of Nanking)
Ripens: late July- august
Growth Rate: medium
Soil: moderately-drained soil
Fertility: best with a pollinator but does'nt need it (Can be pollinated by purple sand cherry, evans, pin and chokecherry)
Comment: Great Cherry.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Other
 
PawPaw
                                                              Potted $    Availability
 
 seedling                                                                                    20.00                     6
Tree                                                                    
 
The large, nutritious fruit has a wonderful, and unique aroma blending dairy cream, bananas and pineapple, and its surprising texture is like a perfectly smooth custard. The big, shiny brown pits just slip out of this custard, and aren't held by any structure. The tree is very pest-resistant and requires no spraying; in fact, scientists all over the world are busy analyzing the natural substances (called annonaceous acetogenins) in the leaves and bark that are responsible for repelling both insects and fungus. Interestingly, crushed leaves have a faint, but distinct odor of petroleum.
 
Due to their soft skin and short shelf life (1 weeks in the fridge) so to speak..the only way to experience eating one is to grow one yourself.
 
 
They are know as northern or prairie bananas...due to the flavour. They are always eaten raw like banana.
 
 
The Paw Paw is a beautiful tree that looks tropical and gets no higher than a lilac bush. I have 1 growing on my property up west and it is looking amazing. I must plant another in order to get fruit so that is what I will do this year.
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Asimina Triloba
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  (sheltered as a seedling for 2 years) then Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5
Height:  15 feet
Foliage:  Green-tropical
fall foliage: attractive gold
Form:  pyramidal
fruit: tasty pawpaw- similar to banana and custard
Growth Rate: medium
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Goji Berry
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
plant                 4"pot                                           20.00              10

Goji berries (aka Wolf berry) grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet. They are in the nightshade (Solonaceae) family.
Goji berries are usually found dried. They are shriveled red berries that look like red raisins
 
Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:
* protect the liver
* help eyesight
* improve sexual function and fertility
* strengthen the legs
* boost immune function
* improve circulation
* promote longevity
 
Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin's key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. In fact, increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65.
 
I use them in my stir frys!  Yes they taste good.
 
The goji berry plant could qualify as either a bush or a vine. It seems to be a bush-like plant with trailing vines that reach out from a bushy center. Keep pruned once the vine trailings exceed 12 ft.
 
Scientific Name: Lycium barburum
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  (sheltered as a seedling for 2 years) then Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4b
Height:  10 feet
Foliage:  Green
Form:  vine or shrub
fruit: goji berries...taste like raisins...
Growth Rate: medium
Soil: Fertile, well-drained -can withstand drought
comment: they bare fruit in the 3rd year.



 
Honeyberry (Haskap berry)
                                                               Potted$    Availability
 
plant  -Borealis                                                       15.00                 13
                   
plant- Cinderella                                                     15.00               8

plant - Berry blue/blue bell                           15.00               11
 
plant- Tundra                                                           15.00               8

plant-  Berry Blue 2gal                                            20.00               9     Sale
plant- Borealis  2 gal                                               20.00                9       Sale
 
rc=rooted cutting
                                                              
(you need 1 polinator for every 8-10 haskap)
 
 
   These plants produce a fabulous tasting fruit that is hard to describe. Some say it tastes like a cross between a raspberry and blueberry, but we feel that it is truly unique. There is much demand for this fruit in Japan. This is due to increased urbanization of traditional Haskap orchard areas.  We think that once this berry gets more exposure here, the local demand will also boom.
Unlike any other crop, Haskap produces fruit as early as mid-June. This makes it an excellent choice for those growing dwarf sour cherries and/or Saskatoons. It allows orchard growers a longer season to capture fresh market customers. Also, because it can be mechanically harvested, established growers may be able to use their existing harvesting equipment. And is great for the backyard gardener wanting the easiest and best fruit to grow.
Haskap is exceptionally winter hardy. Plants will over winter in temperatures as low as -48°C.  Flowers can be exposed to temperatures of -7°C with no detriment to fruit set.
There are several health benefits to those who consume this berry. Haskap berries are high in vitamin C and a great source of antioxidants.Early & High Yield (1 year)! In the studies at the University of Saskatchewan, they were yielding 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) per plant in their 3rd year and 4 kg per plant in their 6th year.
 
 
Scientific Name: Lonicera caerulea L. (blue Honeysuckle)
 
Summary
Light Requirement:   Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 0 (-48c)
Height:  50cm
Foliage:  Green
Form:   shrub
fruit: haskap or honeyberry...tastes similar to mix between blueberry and raspberry
Growth Rate: fast
Soil: any
comment: they bare fruit in the 1st year. Extremely hardy! I can't say enough about this fruit....these plants grow fast and can rarely be killed.....i think of them as the spirea of the fruit world...cut em' down and they sprout back up and bare fruit again in 1 year...crazy!
 
 
 
 
Haskap Pollination Chart
 
Tundra
Borealis
Indigo Series
Aurora
Honeybee
Berry Blue
Blue Belle
Cinderella
Tundra
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Borealis
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Indigo * Series
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Aurora *
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Honeybee*
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Berry Blue
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Blue Belle
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Cinderella
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no

currently don't sell
 
 




 
Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum L. Ait)
                                                               Potted$    Availability
 
plant                                                                      15.00                  9
 
The highbush cranberry is actually not a cranberry at all, though its fruit, or “drupes” as they are known taxonomically, strongly resemble cranberries in both appearance and taste. They also mature in the fall, as cranberries do. The two plants are quite different, however. Both are native to North America, but the highbush cranberry is a Viburnum, a member of the Caprifoliaceae, or Honeysuckle family, in contrast to the ‘true,’ or ‘lowbush’ cranberry, which is a Vaccinium, a member of the Ericaceae—Heather or Heath—family.
 
The fruits/drupes can be eaten raw (though not very tasty that way) or cooked, and like cranberries, they are rich in vitamin C and so have a tart, acid taste (the taste is best after a frost and when picked slightly under-ripe). They are an excellent substitute for cranberries and are likewise used in preserves, jams/jellies, sauces, etc., which make delicious condiments for meat and game. The jam reportedly has a very pleasant flavor.
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement:   Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2
Height:  6-12'
Foliage:  Green
Form:   shrub
fruit: red highbush cranberry
Flower: very showy white in May
Growth Rate: fast
Soil: any
comment: very tastey and great for wildlife!
 
 
 
 

 
Algonquin Raspberry 
                                                               Potted$    Availability
 
plant                                                                      15.00                  sold out
 
A popular BC raspberry that is hardy and bears lots of fruit.  Highly recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement:   Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3
Height:  2-3'
Foliage:  Green
Form:   shrub
fruit: red raspberry
Growth Rate: fast
Soil: any
comment: very tasty and great for wildlife!



Boyne Raspberry 
                                                               Potted$    Availability
 
plant                                                                      15.00                  10



This ultra hardy raspberry is very reliable. Boyne produces dark red, medium sized berries. Perfect for homemade jams and preserves and even better eaten straight off the plant. Produces fruit in second year. 











 



Saskatoon berry -Smoky
                                                               Potted$    Availability
 
plant                                                                      20.00                  5

 
 
 

The name Saskatoon Berry derives from the Cree word "misaskwatomin". The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where we live, is named after this plant. The Native American food pemmican was flavoured by serviceberry fruits in combination with dried meats, and the stems were made into arrow shafts.

This edible berry, which ripens in June and July and has a taste similar to blueberry, is also often made into several types of foodstuffs, including pies, jams, wines and beers.

Smoky is the most common cultivar in production today. This is no doubt because it was one of the first superior cultivars to be selected and named by John Wallace of Beaverlodge, Alberta, in 1952. It has large fruit, 12-14mm in diameter, and is sweet, mild flavoured, and very productive. Smoky blooms slightly later than Thiessen, grows about 12 feet high, and suckers profusely. At this time, smoky is the primary cultivar being harvested by the Fruit Growers of Alberta. 

 



Scientific Name: Amelanchier alnifolia

Summary
Light Requirement:   Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2 
Height:  12ft
Foliage:  Green
Form:   shrub
fruit: large purpliah berry in large clusters-   very tasty berry
Growth Rate: fast- produces berries in 2 - 3 years.
Soil: any
comment:  Extremely hardy! I can't say enough about this fruit....

 

 


 
Arctic Kiwi vine (Actinidia kolomikta)
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
 
Combo pot- male/female                                 35.00            4
 
(you need 1 male for up to 3 females)                                                            
Actinidia kolomikta - the Arctic kiwi - is generally grown as an ornamental climber, which produces beautiful pink and white tipped foliage in early summer. Fruits will only be produced if there are both male and female plants present.
 
Even if the Hardy Arctic Kiwi didn't produce fruit, you'd want to grow it as a decorative broad-leafed flowering vine that is not troubled by insects or disease, and which can quickly cover a trellis or arbor.
The fragrant flowers resemble clematis and bear heavy clusters of oval lime-sized green fruits that ripen in autumn. The sweetness and juiciness of the fruits is unbelievable - more delicious than the sweetest melon you have ever tasted, and even juicier than the finest quality dessert grape. You'll want to eat most of them fresh off the vine, but fruits can also be used to make pie fillings and jam. They have almost 20 times the vitamin C content of oranges. Unlike the fruits of New Zealand kiwis, which must be peeled, the skin of the Arctic Kiwi is tender and edible, like a cherry or grape.
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Partial to  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  8-10ft
Spread: 4-5 ft
Foliage:  Green with pink and white
Form:   shrub
fruit: Arctic Kiwi-tastey
Growth Rate: moderate-fast
Soil: any
comment: I have 2 sets and love them.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Nut Trees

 
 
 
Chinese Chestnut (Castanea Mollissima)
                                                    Price $    Availability
 
Seedling                                                                 20.00             sold out

While technically not a native, the Chinese chestnut is grown as a replacement for the American chestnut that was killed throughout North America in the early 20th century by a blight disease.  As its name implies, it is native to China, and widely adapted in the US/Canada.  Nuts are of outstanding quality. Attractive to wildlife.  These chestnuts can be roasted over an open fire!  Tree needs full sun and well-drained soil.  Very drought tolerant once established.  Nuts ripen in Sept-Oct.  Trees should begin producing at 4-5 years after planting. Note: Two trees must be planted for pollination.
 
A must have tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Castanea Mollissima
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4b
Height:  60 feet
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: delicious nut
Growth Rate: fast
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Comments: Edible fruit (delicious nuts), hardy and resistant to blight, it has been used to replace American Chestnut
 

Hickories 
 
Shagbark Hickory
 
                                                          Price $    Availability
 
potted Seedling                                                                15.00               200
 
 
  Shagbark hickory trees are deciduous and provide excellent fall foliage colour. In autumn their leaves turn a golden colour -- richer than the yellows displayed by the maples. 
 
"Shagbark" hickory trees derive their picturesque name from the interesting exfoliating bark they bear. The peeling bark juts out from one or both ends, curling outward. Even when the leaves are long gone from the deciduous trees in winter, this feature of shagbark hickory trees provides landscape interest. 
 
The fragrant nut the trees bear is said to be the tastiest from any of the hickory nut trees.            
 
I personally have 2 of these on my land up west...and have always loved them since I was a boy in Ontario and first heard of hickory sticks.
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Carya Ovata
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  75-100 feet
Spring Foliage:  Green
Summer Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: brilliant yellow
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: delicious nut
Growth Rate: slow
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Comments: planted for: Fall foliage, Novel bark, tasty nuts (need 2 plants to propegate)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Bitternut Hickory
 
                                                          Price $    Availability
 
potted Seedling                                                                15.00               25


Handsome, rare tree which is native to Eastern North America, Carya cordiformis has large, dark green, pinnate leaves which turn an excellent yellow and gold in autumn before they fall. Slow growing at first, but once established is more vigorous. In a good position,Carya cordiformis will produce round nuts that while edible, have a high tannin content and are extremely bitter.

This tree is a hickory listed in the pecan hickory category.

A large, striking garden tree prized for its autumn colour!











Summary
Light Requirement:  Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  82 feet
Spring Foliage:  Green
Summer Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: brilliant yellow
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: bitter nut=great for squirrels
Growth Rate: slow
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Comments: planted for: Fall foliage, rarity and for use in smoking meats etc (need 2 plants to propegate)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pecan
 
 
 
                                                          Price $    Availability
 
potted Seedling                                                                15.00               24

Carya illinoinensis, commonly called hardy pecan, is a large deciduous lowland tree that is the largest of the hickories. It typically grows 75-100’ (infrequently to 150’) tall with a large rounded spreading crown. Trunks mature to 2-4’ in diameter. It is native from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio south to Alabama and Mexico, being primarily found in the Mississippi River valley and the valleys of its principal tributaries. 

Female flowers give way to sweet, edible nuts. Each nut is encased in a thin husk which splits open in four sections when ripe in fall. Pecans are an important commercial nut crop in the U.S. Most pecan commercial plantings are located in the southern U.S., from North Carolina to Florida west to Arizona and California. Many cultivars are available.


Summary
Light Requirement:  Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5b
Height:  75-100 feet
Spring Foliage:  Green
Summer Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: brilliant yellow
Form:  Rounded.
fruit: tasty nut
Growth Rate: slow
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Comments: planted for: Fall foliage, tasty nuts, nuts used in cooking like pecan pie (need 2 plants to propegate)
 
 
 
 

   
Black Walnut

        
                                                       Price $   Availability

 

3 year seedling           3-5'                           20.00               23

 

 
 
This tree is prized for its beautiful wood and the tasty nuts which are avidly harvested in the autumn. I love this tree, a close cousin of the Butternut. It looks exotic with the pinnate leaves. It is nice to see groves of these trees or even a few running the length of someones lawn or bordering ones driveway. They are majestic and deserve a place on any large lawn. However, they require space as they produce Juglans which is a chemical that can kill or hamper growith of other plants or trees.  I recommend anyone who can plant one or more of this beautiful nut tree. I have planted rows of these on my land up west.
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans Nigra

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 15-23 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Height: 30-40 ft
Form: upright short bole and wide crown when grown in the open of a yard.
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green
Fruit: round, oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: full sun seems best
Soil Type: fertile lowlands
 

Heartnut
                                                            
                                                                Price $   Availability

seedling          1gal                                                   $10               200+      GROWN at the Honey Tree Nursery

                      

 
 
Heartnuts are a beautiful variety of the Japanese walnut. They open like a locket, with two flat heart-shaped halves. You will most likely find heartnuts growing in northern states, Canada and Europe.

Heartnuts have been shown to be a healthful nut— high in fiber, antioxidants, and protein. The taste has been described as sweet, mild and pleasing. A wonderful nut for cooking and baking, it is especially flavourful toasted.
Heartnuts shells are great for crafting. Their heart shape and natural texture work well in wreaths and decorations. Your imagination is the only limit to uses for heartnuts!  I own 2 nice size ones on my land up west on the Island and they are growing fast. Now I even have a huge one on my new location.
            **credit for above right picture-Gordon Wilkinson  http://www.songonline.ca/ecsong/gw/heartnuts_in_eastern_ontario.htm
 

Scientific Name: Juglans ailantifolia var. cordiformis

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 15-17 stalkless leaflets, The whole leaf is downy-pubescent, and a somewhat brighter, yellower green than many other tree leaves.
Height: 40-60ft
Form: upright short bole and wide crown when grown in the open of a yard.
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green catkins
Fruit: heartshapped to oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: full sun to partial
Soil Type: fertile
Comments: We have amazing success with our heartnut trees and all seedlings are grown here!
 

 
Butternut
 
                                                Price $   Availability
seedling       2 gal               3'+                          20.00               20
 
 
The Butternut tree is the reason I got into trees in the first place.  I saw one of these almost tropical looking trees in a park near where I live and couldn't identify what it was.  When I did, I had to have one! Then I read up about them and found out how rare they are and endangered. Also how tastey the nuts are! They used to be used like money and were traded about 200 years ago in the Montreal area. Some of the Confederate soldiers during hte American civil war used the dye in the nuts to dye their rag tag uniforms. We have 2 on our property in town. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans Cinerea

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 11-19 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Height: 40-60 ft
Form: upright and irregular to dense and symetrical....varies
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green flowers
Fruit: Oblong, oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: full sun seems best yet also does well at edge of forest with partial shade
Soil Type: moist
 
 
 
 

 
Buartnut
 
                                                Price $   Availability
seedling       1 gal                                              10.00                 4
 
As the name suggests, the buartnut is a hybrid cross of the heartnut and the butternut. These trees exhibit hybrid vigor, disease resistance, heavy bearing, superior hardiness and often very unusual nuts. Zones 4 to 7.
 
 
I like the taste of these nuts.
 
 
The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is self-fertile.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans x bisbyi

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 11-19 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Height: 40-65ft
Form: upright and irregular to dense and symetrical....varies
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green flowers
Fruit: Oblong, oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: full sun seems best yet also does well at edge of forest with partial shade
Soil Type: moist
 
 
 
 
 

 
Ginkgo Biloba

                                        Price $               Availability

                         

tree   1 gal                             2-3'                               15.00                             √(50)

tree                              full size 9-11ft 35mm       95.00                           5

 

 

 
One of the coolest exotic looking trees (from ancient China) that I have had the pleasure of growing.  I just love the leaves. They look like fans and this tree can live over 3000 years old. Also the Ginkgo is well known for its medicinal properties.  This tree can be used anywhere as it is very poor soil tolerant. It is a good choice to grow close to the road where salt spray will take its toll on many other species. This tree is also very cold hardy and looks great into the fall with beautiful golden yellow leaves. Unmistakeable! Surely a conversation piece! Very Salt tolerant! I love them and have one on my property in town and 3 on my property up west on the island.
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair tree)
 
Summary
Foliage: Alternate, simple, fan-shaped, 2 to 3 inches long and wide, fan like
Height: 50-80 ft
Growth Rate: medium 12-18" year, fast for first 10 years then slows down
Flowers: Dioecious; tiny green males are borne on 1 inch long catkins; female "cones" are 1 1/2 to 2 inch long peduncles, bearing 1 to 2 ovules, present in mid-spring
Form: Pyramidal
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-9
Light: part shade- full sun
Soil Type: all types....prefers sandy/clay well drained.
Comments: we have many cultivars...but all are worthy of owning. I have a nice large one on our front yard. I love the leaves....one of my all time fav trees.