Trees

Trees are often the centerpieces of a yard or landscape. Besides looking beautiful, trees serve many purposes. They help prevent erosion, produce oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide and provide much needed shade. In fact, a strategically planted tree can even help reduce your energy bills!

Lightly waxed bright red slightly striped fruit has a mild, crisp, juicy white flesh. Pleasant flavor. Good for eating fresh and for desserts. Short storage life. Spring flowers are white with pink tint. Ripens late August. A 1955 introduction from the Unniversity of Alberta.

Medium sized red fruit has a tart, juicy white flesh. Good for eating fresh. Stores well. Tree is very productive in alternating years. Thin small fruit in June to increase quality of apples. Ripens early October. Good hardiness. A University of Minnesota introduction from 1923.

A naturally occuring sport from British Columbia introduced in 1980. Clear red blush covers 70-90% of the fruit. Clean smooth skin with no russeting. Crisp, juicy flesh with pleasing sub-acid flavor. Creamy texture, excellent for fresh salads. Ripens in late September.

Medium sized washed red over creamy green fruit. Flesh is crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic. Good for cooking and eating fresh. Stores well. Tree is very productive annually. Ripens mid September. A 1955 introduction from the Morden Research Station in Manitoba.

A medium sized bright golden yellow fruit with firm, crisp and juicy flesh. Good for cooking or fresh eating. Bears fruit heavy and early. Ripens in mid-October. Stores well until February. A historic West Virginia introduction from 1890.

Large dull red fruit with crisp white flesh with good quality and texture. Good for eating fresh or cooking. Spring flowers are white with a pink tint. Stores well. Ripens mid to late September. A 1986 introduction by the Morden Research Station in Manitoba.

Spring flowering is white with a pinkish tint. Pale yellowish green fruit with a dull red blush. Flesh is fairly crisp and slightly tart. Good for cooking and eating fresh. Ripens in late August. Moderately good storing. A 1945 introduction from North Battleford, SK.

A combination of a few varieties of apples are grafted on to one plant to create a unique and novel plant. Can be grown as other apple trees or trained in an espalier form for an even more specialty plant. Ripening times and fruit quality will vary.

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