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Fruits

This is a listing of some of the fruits that we carry. Many more varieties are available throughout the season. Please call us or stop in to check out the plants that we have in stock. If you would like to look at the varieties, descriptions and sizes that we carry here at Baker. Please click the link for fruit below.

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Trees


Apple

Haralson Apple

Malus 'Haralson'

Developed at the University of MN. Semi-dwarf tree that produces medium-sized fruit. Hard, crisp and tart. Good dual purpose apple. Often bares fruit the first year. Keeps well and can be stored until March. Hardy.

Height: 20'

Bloom Date: Late Season

Ripening Date: Early October

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Honeycrisp Apple

Malus 'Honeycrisp'

University of Minnesota introduction. Exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well-balanced. Storage life is up to 7 months.

Height: 18-20'

Bloom Date: Mid-Season

Ripening Date: Late September

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Sweet Sixteen Apple

Malus 'Sweet Sixteen'

University of MN introduction. Red striped apple with a crisp and juicy texture. Excellent sweet unusual flavor like cherry candy. Great dessert apple. Fire blight resistant.

Height:18-24'

Bloom Date: Mid-Season

Ripening Date: Mid/Late September

Pollination Requires Pollinator

SnowSweet® Apple

Malus 'Wildug' PP19,446

Cross between 'Sharon' and 'Connell' Red. Deliciously sweet and slight tart taste. Slow to oxidize when exposed to air. 'Honeycrisp' is a great pollinator. Above average resistance to scab and fire blight.

Height: 12-15'

Bloom Date: Mid-Season

Ripening Date: Mid/Late September

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Zestar!® Apple

Malus 'Minnewashta 'PP11,367

University of Minnesota introduction. Early apple that is crisp and juicy. Best known for its excellent sweet tart flavor. Longer storage life than other early apples. Great for eating fresh or cooking.

Height:15'

Bloom Date: Early Season

Ripening Date: Late August

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Apricot

Moongold Apricot

Prunus 'Moongold'

Light orange fruit color. Flavor is sweet with slight acidity. 1.75" fruit hangs on to the tree until ripe.

Height: 10-15'

Bloom Date: Late April

Ripening Date: Late July

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Pioneer Chinese Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Pioneer'

Late blooming apricot ideal for this area. Golden-yellow fruits have a reddish blush. Taste is sweet, firm and juicy. Pit is edible and tastes like a almond. Yields improve with cross-pollination.

Height: 10-15'

Bloom Date: Late April

Ripening Date: Mid-July

Pollination: Self-fruitful

Cherry

First Editions® Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry

Prunus 'Embank' PPAF

From Wisconsin, this is the sweetest tasting cherry. Not quite for fresh eating like 'Bing'. Fantastic for jams, jellies and pies. Great for a home orchard or commercial orchard.

Height: 15'

Bloom Date: Early Season

Ripening Date: Mid July

Pollination: Self-fertile

Meteor Cherry

Prunus 'Meteor'

Introduced by the University of MN. Large bright fruit. Mildly acid in flavor. Fine for sauce or pie.

Height: 10-14'

Bloom Date: Early May

Ripening Date: Early July

Pollination: Self-fertile

North Star Cherry

Prunus 'North Star'

Introduced by the University of MN. Red fruit with a small stone. Very productive. Sour pie cherry.

Height: 8-10'

Bloom Date: Early May

Ripening Date: Late June

Pollination: Self-fertile

Pear

Golden Spice Pear

Pyrus 'Golden Spice'

Very hardy pear. Fruit is medium yellow, lightly blushed with dull red. Good for canning and spicing. OK for directly eating.

Height: 15-20'

Bloom Date: Early May

Ripening Date: Mid-September

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Ure Pear

Pyrus 'Ure'

Green yellow fruit. Very juicy. Good for eating and canning. Use Golden Spice as pollinator.

Height: 15-20'

Bloom Date: Early May

Ripening Date: Mid-August

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Plum

Pembina Plum

Prunus 'Pembina'

Good dessert plum. Yellow flesh that is sweet and juicy. Large in size and pointy fruit.

Height: 10-15'

Bloom Date: Early May

Ripening Date: Late August

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Toka Plum

Prunus 'Toka'

One of the best pollinators. Medium sized fruit. Rich flavor with a beautiful apricot color.

Height 15-20'

Bloom Date: Late April

Ripening Date: Mid-August

Pollination: Requires Pollinator


Shrubs


Blueberry

Northcountry Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Northcountry'

Plants are larger than 'Northsky'. Recommended for commercial and home plantings. Fruit 1/2" diameter with a sky blue color. Fruits approximately 5 days sooner than 'Northblue' and extends for 2-3 weeks. Partially self-fruitful.

Height: 18-24"

Width: 30-40"

Northland Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Northland'

Fruit size is smaller and has a wild berry flavor. Limber branches that can take snow load. Great for ornamental use. Low stature and spreading growth habit. Foliage is beautiful throughout the season.

Height: 3-4'

Width: 5-8'

Patriot Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Patriot'

Fruit is large firm, small and has dry recessed scars. Formed on tight clusters and tends to be flatter. Ripens early and has excellent flavor. White showy blooms in the spring with dark green foliage in the summer. In the fall the foliage is fiery orange.

Height: 4-6'

Currant

Red Lake Currant

Ribes 'Red Lake'

Clusters of large bright red berries grow on 2-3 year old wood. Very productive. Fruits are good for jams and jellies. Introduced by the University of Minnesota.

Height: 3-6'

Width: 3-4'

Ripening Date: July-August

Pollination: Self-fertile

Gooseberry

Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes 'Pixwell'

NDSU introduction. Very productive. Pale green fruit becoming pink when ripe. Few thorns. Produces fruit on 2-3 year old wood.

Height: 3-5'

Width: 3-4'

Ripening Date: July-August

Pollination: Self-fertile

Jostaberry

Ribes x culverwelii

Glossy round berries that are firm, plump and loaded with vitamin C. Flavor is like a blend of black currant and gooseberry. Sweet and satisfying. Resistant to white pine blister rust.

Height: 4-6'

Width: 4'

Ripening Date: July-August

Pollination: Self-fertile

Honeyberry

Tundra Honeyberry

Lonicera caerulea 'Tundra'

Smaller shrub but the fruit is larger. Berries taste like wild blueberries with a hint of black currant. Great for fresh eatings or making jams and jellies. Use Berry Blue or Cinderella for fruit set.

Height: 4-5'

Width: 4-5'

Ripening Date: Early Summer

Pollination: Requires Pollinator

Raspberry

Anne Yellow Raspberry

Rubus argustus 'Anne' PP10,411

From the University of Maryland. Light yellow fruit. Sparsely thorned. Mild-sweet flavor that smells like a banana in cooler climates.

Height: 3-4'

Width: 3-4'

Ripening Date: August to Late September

Pollination: Self-fertile

Heritage Raspberry

Rubus 'Heritage'

Medium sized fruit. Very good flavor and quality. First crop mid-July, second crop September 1st.

Height: 3-4'

Width: 3-4'

Ripening Date: July and early September

Pollination: Self-fertile

Royalty Raspberry

it quality. Picked at the full red stage these berries have a sweet light flavor. Excellent for jelly or jam. Suckers sparingly. Gre

Rubus 'Royalty'

Cross between a purple and red raspberry. Large fruit that is is vigorous. Hight fru

at substitute for the Black Raspberry.

Height: 3-4'

Width: 3-4'

Ripening Date: Late July

Pollination: Self-fruitful


Small Fruits and Vegetables


Asparagus

Jersey Knight Asparagus

Asparagus 'Jersey Knight'

Much higher percent of male plants that produce larger spears then the 'Mary Washington'

Strawberry

Honeoye Strawberry

Fragaria x ananassa 'All Star'

Red fruit that has a good flavor and texture. Very hardy and the entire crop ripens in June. Excellent for pie, fresh eating and jams.

Rhubarb

Chipmans Canada Red Rhubarb

Rheum 'Chipman Canada Red'

Bright red stems. Delicious for sauces and pies. One of the sweetest among the Rhubarbs. Perennial.

Grape

Frontenac™ Grape

Vitis 'Frontenac'

Red wine grape. Developed by the University of MN. Hardy up to -30. Good quality juice for wine making. Good disease resistance to downy and powdery mildew.

Edelweiss Grape

Vitis 'Edelweiss'

Developed by the University of Minnesota. Disease resistant grape. Vigorous. Green-white with high sugar content. Great "grapy" taster. Dessert and wine grape.

Frontenac Gris™ Grape

Vitis 'Frontenac Gris'

White form of 'Frontenac'. Coppery peach color. Aroma of peach and apricot. Great for white wine making, fresh eating and desserts. Excellent disease resistant.

Swenson Red Grape

Vitis 'Swenson Red'

Developed by the University of Minnesota. High Sugar content. A large, round grape. Crisp yet tender texture. Vines hardy to 30 degrees. Does not fruit well in zone 4 without protection.

Valiant Grape

Vitis 'Valiant'

SDSU developed. Exceeds 'Beta' in hardiness. Matures earlier and has an improved quality. A blue grape, attractive, well filled clusters average 4" in length. Very productive. Berries are round and 1/2" in diameter.

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