Fruit Trees & Berries

*Important Information Regarding Fruit Trees
Apple and Cherry trees require at least one additional apple/cherry tree of a different variety for pollination.
Quantities limited, order early during the sale!
To place an order, please use the Order Form and order by March 23, 2018

As a reminder, a postcard will be mailed to you two weeks prior to pickup.
Pickup will be at the Monroe County Fairgrounds
Friday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please bring postcard to pickup, thank you.

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Apples

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Honey Crisp:

Liberty:

Cherries

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Lapins Sweet Cherry: Fruit dark red to purple is very large & of high quality. A universal pollinator. The trees are very winter hardy & productive. Ripens late June, into July.
About Rootstock: Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.

Peaches

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Canadian Harmony Peach: Matures 12 days after Redhaven. Good quality, medium firm flesh. Less hardy than Redhaven but better than Glohaven. Full ground color develops late. Excellent dessert quality. Freestone. Moderate resistance to bacterial spot. Full sun. Standard size tree.

Red Haven Peach: One of the easiest and tastiest peaches to grow. Hardy and very productive. Large, freestone fruit, very juicy and sweet. Good for pies, canning, cooking or baking. Ripens in June to July. Self pollinating. Average vigor; spreading habit. Height: 12-15 feet, moderate to rapid growth rate: Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist in clay, loam, sand, full sun. Propagated Rootstocks: Lovell
About Rootstock: Our peach and nectarine trees are grown on industry standard Bailey rootstock. If we need to purchase peach trees to supplement our own inventory, these trees are typically grown on Lovell rootstock. For a traditional, open center planting we recommend spacing the trees 12-14’ in row and 20’ between rows. For perpendicular V training, the recommended spacing is 6’ in row and 20’ feet between rows.

Pears

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Blake’s Pride Pear: Mid-season ripening one week after Bartlett. The fruit is medium in size with an attractive yellow color and excellent, aromatic flavor. Produces annual crops and has a high degree of resistance to fire blight.

Sunrise Pear: A disease-resistant pear that has shown impressive resistance to fire blight. The fruit color is yellow, often finishing with a slight blush and very little russet. Sunrise harvests two weeks before Bartlett and will store for two to three months.
All of our Asian pear varieties are grown on Betulaefolia rootstock. This rootstock is vigorous, well anchored and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows. One of each variety needed for pollination.

Berry Bushes

General Growing Information for Raspberries and Blackberries
Soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 is recommended for all raspberries.

Triple Crown Blackberry: summer bearing blackberry thornless; is semi-erect bearing large, flavorful fruit. Early trials indicate that it may ripen earlier than Chester & is similar to Chester in winter hardiness. Triple Crown would be a good choice to help extend the blackberry season for home gardeners, bearing fruit 1 year after planting.

Mac Black - Black Raspberry: Late season that will extend the black raspberry season. Berries have very good flavor, as well as good size and production. Excellent choice for use in jams and jellies. Winter hardy and very reliable choice.

Red Raspberry, Caroline: Most productive everbearing red raspberry. Caroline has a larger berry than Heritage and is more productive, with a rich, full and intense flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot and fruits earlier than Heritage. The farther south you grow it, the earlier it will ripen. Caroline is widely adapted, growing everywhere from the East Coast to the West. Does not tolerate high heat and drought.

Nova Red Raspberry: Summer bearing early to mid-season. Ripening gradually over a long harvest period. Very winter hardy & vigorous. Berries are firm, medium to large in size & have a good shelf life.

Anne Yellow Raspberry: Fall bearing yellow raspberry; Anne is a large-fruited fall bearer that ripens at the same time as Heritage. Fruit holds a pale yellow color and is proving to be highly productive, excellent size, appearance, & very sweet flavor. Will bear some fruit the first fall of planting year, & either summers or falls after that depending on how it is managed.

Strawberries

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Cabot Strawberry: late-mid season recommended for home gardeners and direct marketing growers. Cabot is known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. It is by far the best tasting big berry ever! Plants are vigorous but may not run freely, indicating closer spacing may be required.

Honeoye Strawberry: Early-mid season, recommended for home gardeners. The large berries are easy to pick & produce high yields over a long fruiting season.

Jewel Strawberry:
To place an order, please use the Order Form and order by March 23, 2018

As a reminder, a postcard will be mailed to you two weeks prior to pickup.
Pickup will be at the Monroe County Fairgrounds
Friday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please bring postcard to pickup, thank you.


Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734.265-9311     catherine.acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org


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