Spring 2021 bare root sales have ended. Thank you to everyone that purchased trees!!
Below is the list of varieties we offered for 2021. We will be expanding our selections for 2022!!!
BAREROOT IS BETTER!!!
Saves you money! No need for pots, potting soil, and associated labor.
Bareroot trees are less likely to develop root issues, such as stem girdling roots which potted trees are more prone to develop.
Easier to handle, no heavy pots!
APPLES Standard rootstock produce full sized trees reaching 20 feet of height. Semi-dwarf rootstock trees produce fully grown trees approximately 14 feet tall. Apples require two trees for pollination. They must be different varieties. Flowering crab apples WILL pollinate apple trees.
CHESTNUT CRAB APPLE: A release from the University of Minnesota, 1946. This open pollinated seedling of 'Malinda' produces 2" diameter yellow-green apples with pink cheeks. Ripening approximately the 1st of September, this hard and good storing crabapple has a very sweet, pleasant nut-like flavor for fresh eating. Also makes excellent applesauce with no need to add additional sugar! A very hardy tree which bears annually. Available on standard rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 7.
CONNELL RED: (McIntosh x Longfield) A University of Minnesota release, 1943. A red blush mutation of "Fireside". Connell Red has a more intense red color. A hardy, heavy bearing apple with a large size, and distinctive sweet flavor. Excellent for eating or baking. Fruit stores well. A biennial bearer. Unsuitable pollinator for 'Fireside' or 'Snowsweet'. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
CORTLAND: (Ben Davis x McIntosh) New York, 1915. A medium to large sized red apple with a sprightly sweet flavor. The fruit is slightly flat and hangs from short stems holding close to the branches. Pure white flesh does not oxidize when cut. Ripens in mid September, and has a moderate shelf life. An annual bearing tree available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
FIRESIDE: (McIntosh x Longfield) University of Minnesota, 1943. An extremely large (greater than 3" diameter) red striped apple with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Resistant to cedar apple rust. Ripens in early October. A biennial bearer with a long storage life. Great for both eating and baking. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
HARALRED: A Bailey Nurseries introduction, this all red sport of Haralson features juicy, tart, firm 2.5" diameter fruit. Slightly sweeter than Haralson, it ripens in early October and has a medium shelf life. A biennial bearing tree with excellent hardiness and is a natural semi dwarf. Excellent for eating and baking. Unsuitable as a pollinator for Haralson. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 7.
HARALSON: (Malinda x Wealthy) University of Minnesota 1923. A red and green striped 2.5" apple with a crisp, tart, juicy flavor. Excellent for baking and eating, the flavor improves with a light frost. Ripens in early October and has a medium storage life. A biennial bearing tree with excellent hardiness. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 7.
HONEYCRISP: (Keepsake x Unnamed seedling) University of Minnesota, 1991. A sweet and explosively crisp, juicy apple with 2.5" to 3" red striped fruit. Long storing apple for eating. Ripens in mid September. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
HONEYGOLD: (Golden Delicious x Haralson) University of Minnesota, 1969. A medium to large sized yellow apple often with a pink cheek. Fruit is sweet, crisp and juicy. An excellent eating apple that stores well. Possesses the fruit quality of golden delicious with improved hardiness derived from Haralson. Ripens in late September. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
KINDERCRISP: Developed at Fairhaven Farms in South Haven, Minnesota. Kindercrisp exhibits the exceptional crispness of Honeycrisp with additional features of earlier ripening, a slightly sweeter balance of flavor, and a smaller size perfect for snaking and smaller appetites. Kindercrisp fruits young and hangs onto its fruit for an extended period of time. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
McINTOSH: (Fameuse x Detroit Red) Ontario, Canada 1870. An excellent all purpose apple for baking and eating. Somewhat tart, with a sprightly flavor, red cheek and white flesh. Ripens in mid-September, and stores well. Fruit will drop when ripe. An annual bearing tree that bears heavily. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
PRAIRIE MAGIC:('Goodland' x 'Mantet') 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. Introduced by Jeffries Nurseries Ltd. Available on standard rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 7.
RED PRAIRIE SPY: University of Minnesota, 1943. A 3" all red apple with creamy white flesh and a juicy, flavorful taste, An extremely long storing apple ripening in October. A biennial bearer that is a good substitute for Braeburn. Fruit quality may actually improve with storage. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
RED REGENT: (Daniels Red Duchess x Delicious) University of Minnesota, 1963. Fruit is 2.5" to 3" in size, with a distinctive shoulder and bright red color. Flesh is juicy and crisp, with an outstanding balance of sweet and tart. Excellent for eating and baking. A good storing apple. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
SNOWSWEET: (Sharon x Connell Red) University of Minnesota, 2006. A large apple with reddish bronze skin and pure white flesh that is slow to oxidize. Sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones, sometimes described as almost buttery. A late ripening apple that can handle a frost. Great for eating and for fruit salads as the flesh stays white. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
SWEET SIXTEEN: MN447 x Northern Spy, University of Minnesota, 1978. A medium sized red striped apple with a crisp, juicy texture. Excellent sweet,, unusual flavor - like cherry candy. An outstanding desert apple. Ripens in mid September, but still stores well. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 7.
WODARZ: From North Dakota. A joint release of North Dakota State University and the R. L. Wodarz family, this extremely hardy apple has an uneven shape and yellow to green skin. Ripening in mid to late September, it has white flesh that is firm and sweet, and is suitable for fresh eating and cooking. Stores fair. A vigorous growing tree. Standard rootstock.
ZESTAR: (State Fair x Minnesota Selection), University of Minnesota, 1998. An early apple that is crisp, juicy, and stores 6 weeks! Large, red blush fruit with an excellent sweet-tart flavor. An annual bearing tree that begins fruiting at an early age. Inherits the best traits of State Fair. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7.
TART CHERRIES Cherry trees are self pollinating. Standard rootstock produce trees approximately 10 feet tall at maturity.
EVANS BALI: Red fruit is up to 1" diameter and excellent for eating and baking. While it is still a tart cherry, it is sweeter than other tart cherry varieties. Ripens in mid-July, and is self-fertile. Slower to begin producing fruit than other selections, it usually produces fruit in about 4 years. Available on standard rootstock. Growing zones 3 to 8.
FIRST EDITIONS SWEET CHERRY PIE: Developed by orchardist Bill Eubank in Wisconsin, this tart pie cherry is the sweetest tart cherry! Not as sweet as a Bing cherry, it is excellent for jams, jellies and pies. Ripens in mid-July. Mature height of 10-15 feet. Self fertile, no pollinator required. Standard rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 7. (Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.)
PLUMS Standard rootstock produce full sized trees approximately 15' in height. Pollination requirements are listed in individual varieties.
ALDERMAN: University of Minnesota, 1986. A 2" (sometimes larger) plum with burgundy-red skin and yellow flesh. An excellent plum for eating, canning and preserves. Soft, juicy, and sweet. Use Toka as its pollinator. Standard rootstock. Clingstone. Growing zones 4 to 8.
MOUNT ROYAL: A blue skinned 1.5" medium sized plum with deep yellow flesh. Tender and juicy, it is excellent for dessert, jams, and preserves. A self pollinating variety that typically ripens in mid to late August. Freestone. Available on standard rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 8.
TOKA: South Dakota State University, 1911. A smaller, 1.5", red skinned plum with yellow flesh. Richly flavored, it is great for eating, canning, and jellies, but is an excellent pollinator for other varieties that require a pollinator. Clingstone. Growing zones 3 to 8.
PEARS Semi dwarf rootstock produce mature trees approximately 20' in height. See individual descriptions for pollination requirements.
LUSCIOUS: South Dakota State Univ, 1973. A medium sized pear that is extremely sweet and juicy with little to no grittiness. Good storage if picked slightly green. Ripens in mid-September. An excellent dessert pear. Since it is pollen sterile, it cannot be used to pollinate other pears. Growing zones 4 to 8.
PARKER: University of Minnesota, 1934. A large, 3" long yellow-bronze pear with a red blush cheek and a fine grained texture. Tender, sweet and juicy, with a thin skin and smooth, not gritty flesh. Exhibits good storage life, especially if picked slightly green. Ripens in mid-September. A good pollinator for 'Summercrisp'. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 8.
SUMMERCRISP: University of Minnesota, 1985. A 2" to 2.5" long pear with a distinct pyriform shape. An early ripening pear that should be picked in mid-August while crisp and green with a red blush. Fruit picked at this time will be sweet and crisp, and will store up to 2 months. An annual bearer that is fireblight resistant. Available on semi-dwarf rootstock. Growing zones 4 to 8.
JERSEY KNIGHT ASPARAGUS. Height 4'-5' x 3' width. A higher percentage of male plants that produce larger spears. Bes in well drained soils and full sun. Harvest the third year after planting. Growing zones 3 to 7.
PATIO TREES AND ORNAMENTAL TREES
LIMELIGHT: 8' height x 8'-10' width. Limelight hydrangea trained into tree form. Large bright lime green-white panicles appear in mid to late summer. As the blooms age, they take on shades of pink, cream and green. Strong branches support the massive panicles helping maintain a neat, upright form. Full sun to part shade. Growing zones 4 to 8.
QUICKFIRE: 8' height x 8' width. Quickfire hydrangea trimmed to tree form. An early blooming variety with open panicles that turn intense pink as they age. Blooms 4 weeks earlier than other varieties! Because the panicles are more open, the branches don't droop like some other varieties. Full sun to part shade. Growing zones 4 to 8.
VANILLA STRAWBERRY (FIRST EDITIONS): 8' height x 5' width. Tree form of the popular shrub, Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea features large panicles that are a blend of vanilla (white) and strawberry (pink), held upright on red stems. The flowers emerge creamy white in July, changing to pink and finally strawberry red. Full sun to part shade. Growing zones 4 to 8.
LILAC, DWARF KOREAN TREE FORM: (Syringa meyeri 'Paliban') 8" height x 8' width. Dwarf Korean lilac shrub top grafted onto Japanese tree lilac standard. A compact growing tree with lavender, fragrant flowers in late May. Requires little shearing to maintain a neat, rounded form. The crown develops quickly. May provide a limited secondary bloom in later summer. Full sun to part shade, and well drained soils. Growing zones 4 to 7.
LILAC, IVORY SILK: (Syringa Reticulata 'Ivory Silk') 20' height x 15' width. Large 8" panicles of white flowers in late June that are highly fragrant. Oval habit with heart shaped green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Attractive bark resembles that of cherry. Full sun to light shade and well drained soils. Growing zones 3 to 7. Available in 1 -1/4" diameter.
FLOWERING CRAB APPLE TREES
CAMELOT: 15' height x 15' width. A slightly smaller crab tree with red flower buds that open to a pink/white blend. Heavily flowered and blooming a week later than other varieties, the disease resistant foliage maintains a deep green color all season. Persistent burgundy fruit holds on the tree until eaten by the birds. An outstanding selection! Growing zones 4 to 7.
GLADIATOR: 20' height x 9' width. Bright pink flowers produce small reddish-purple apples that are persistent. Glossy bronze-purple leaves are disease resistant. The pink flowers contrast well with the dark colored leaves, and the upright form make this an excellent choice for small spaces. An open pollinated seedling of Royalty crab, Gladiator is sure to posses the same outstanding durability and hardiness. Growing zones 2 to 8. Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.
PURPLE PRINCE: 20' height x 20' width. Brilliant rose-red blooms produce deep maroon, persistent fruit. Leaves emerge deep purple in spring, and maintain a purple cast through the growing season. An extremely fast growing selection with a rounded crown. Excellent disease resistance and hardiness. Growing zones 4 to 7.
ROYAL RAINDROPS: 20' height x 15' width. A red leafed variety with uniquely cutleaf foliage. Flowers of magenta-pink contrast nicely with the dark foliage. Fruit is deep red 1/4" diameter, and persists on the tree. Excellent disease resistance. Growing zones 4 to 7. Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.
SPRING SNOW: 25' height x 20' width. A sterile (fruitless) selection with pink flower buds that open to pure white. Flowers are highly fragrant. Glossy medium green leaves and a dense broadly oval crown. A relatively fast growing variety. Growing zones 4 to 7.
MOUNTAIN FROST PEAR: 25' height x 20' width. Attractive white flowers in spring cover this rounded, dense shaped tree. Deep green leathery foliage is highly disease resistant. A more vigorous grower than earlier selections. A few 3/4" fruit may be produced. Growing zones 3 to 6.
BLUE BEECH: (carpinus caroliniana) 20'-30' Height x 30' Width. A smaller growing native tree with hard wood, deep green leaves and bluish-gray smooth bark. Fall foliage color varies from yellow through oranges and into reds. Adaptable to many soil types, it also will tolerate shade. An excellent choice for smaller spaces. Growth rate is slow to medium. Growing zones 3 to 9.
SKYLINE HONEYLOCUST: (Glenditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Skycole') 50' height x 35' width, A rapid growing variety with a distinctly pyramidal form when young. Seedless and thornless, it provides filtered shade. Fall color is yellow. Because it is seedless and has small leaflets, it produces little debris. Requires full sun and well drained soils. Growing zones 4 to 7.
AUTUMN BLAZE: (Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred') 60' height x 40' width. A fast growing hybrid of silver and red maple. Adaptable to most soils with a deeper root system than silver maple. While not seedless, it produces fewer seeds than silver maple. Consider planting it where you have sufficient room for a large tree. Growing zones 4 to 7.
FIREFALL: (Acer x freemanii 'AF#1') 60' height x 40' width. An upright oval form similar to 'Autumn Blaze', but with a slightly more open crown. Fall color is bright orange to scarlet and may occur earlier than other freeman maples. Reported to be fully seedless. Not as adaptable as 'Autumn Blaze', Firefall should be grown on average to heavy soils which do not get excessively dry. Growing zones 4 to 7.
SIENNA GLEN: (Acer x freemanii 'Sienna'). 60 height x 40' width. Not as fast growing as Autumn Blaze or Firefall, this selection features a more rounded crown with uniform branching and rounded to pyramidal form. Superior to Autumn Blaze in withstanding strong winds, 'Sienna' is a good substitute where breakage is a concern. Fall color is a blend of soft yellow, orange, and red. While not listed as seedless my 15 year old variety has never produced seeds. Will not perform well in dry soils, and prefers average to damp soils. Growing zones 4 to 7.
SUGAR MAPLE (Acer saccharum). 60' height x 45' width. The classic maple tree we think of. Large rounded tree with varying colors of yellow and orange in fall. A medium growth rate tree which prefers heavier, but not wet soils. Grown from locally collected seed. Growing zones 3 to 5.
NIOBE WEEPING WILLOW: (Salix alba "Tristis') 50' height x 50' width. A fast growing willow with golden yellow bark. A wide spreading canopy with graceful arching branches. Like most willows, it prefers moist soils. Growing zones 4 to 8.
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