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Kansas City Community Gardens
Fruit Plant List - 2013
Fruit plants should arrive at our office the beginning of April.
We will contact you upon plant arrival. All plants are bare-rooted and should be picked up and planted quickly for good success. We recommend having your planting bed prepared and tree holes dug ahead of time in case of rainy weather.
Order your fruit trees soon because varieties sell out quickly.
‘Cavendish’ Strawberry – June bearer 10 plants for $2.50 – Member Price
High yielding with large high quality berries. Plants are disease resistant and hardy.
‘Eversweet’ Strawberry - Day Neutral 10 plants for $4.00 – Member Price
Large, intensely delicious berries. Heavy spring crop with intermittent berries through the season. This is the most heat resistant day neutral variety.
‘Apache’ Thornless Blackberry $3.50 per plant – Member Price
Large berries have excellent flavor. Plants are upright, vigorous and hardy.
‘Heritage’ Fall bearing Red Raspberry $2.50 per plant – Member Price
Starts bearing in August and continues until frost. Very productive and hardy with good flavor and berry size. Easy to grow and easy to prune.
‘Enterprise’ Apple (needs a pollinizer)
A glossy red apple with an excellent spritely flavor that improves with storage. The tree is productive, vigorous and spreading. Fruit ripens about October 10. It is an excellent keeper and is immune to scab and resistant to fire blight, cedar apple rust and mildew. Semi-dwarf (M7 rootstock)
‘Jonafree’ Apple (needs a pollinizer).
Disease resistant version of the famous ‘Jonathan’ apple. Mildly tart, medium size fruit that is good for eating fresh but also excellent for cooking. Ripens in late Aug. to early Sept. Semi-dwarf(M7 rootstock)
‘Nova Easy-Gro’ Apple (needs a pollinizer)
Very disease resistant variety with red striped fruit of medium size that is good for cooking and fresh use. Ripens first week in September. Semi-dwarf (M7 rootstock)
‘Pristine’ Apple (needs a pollinizer)
This PRI selection ripens about July25, producing large crops of beautiful yellow apples that are crisp and tasty. They are mildly tart and excellent for fresh eating, baking or in applesauce. The trees are healthy, highly resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust and somewhat resistant to powdery mildew and fireblight.
Semi-dwarf (M7 rootstock)
‘Liberty’ Apple (needs pollinizer)
Liberty is very similar to appearance to McIntosh, but its flavor is a bit more tart and its flesh is crisper. It has a wonderful flavor all its own. It is a good dependable choice because it is highly productive, an excellent pollinizer, keeps well and is resistant to all the major apple diseases. It ripens early September which is about mid-way between Pristine and Enterprise. Semi-dwarf
‘Black Gold’ Cherry (no pollinizer needed) On Mazzard rootstock. (12-15’)
Late blooming, disease resistant sweet cherry that has a better chance of missing spring frosts. This variety is self-pollinating and fruits are large, deep red and crack resistant. Ripens mid-June. Needs well-drained soil.
‘Danube’ Cherry (no pollinizer needed) On Mazzard rootstock. (10-15’)
A selection from Hungary, where delicious cherries have been grown for centuries. The dark red fruit has a wonderful sweet/tart unique flavor. It is a cross of the sweet and tart cherry. It is delicious eaten fresh or in baked goods. It is self fertile and productive and ripens in early July.
‘Montmorency’ Cherry (no pollinizer needed) On Mazzard rootstock. (12-15’)
An old standard pie cherry (sour) variety with bright red skin on yellow fruit and clear juice. The Montmorency is upright, vigorous and a heavy producer. This cultivar is more productive than others and the fruit has a long ripening season (from late June to early July).
‘Chojuro’ Asian Pear (needs a pollinizer) (OHxF 97 rootstock) (12-15’)
Round shape, russet colored fruit are high quality and keep well. Asian pears are easy to grow
and very productive.
‘Kosui’ Asian Pear (needs a pollinizer) (Standard Pear rootstock) (12-15’)
Kosui is a medium-large Asian pear that ripens in late August. The fruit is covered with a yellowish-bronze russet and is crisp, sweet, juicy and low-acid.
‘Yoinashi’ Asian Pear (needs a pollinizer) (OHxF 97 rootstock) (12-15’)
This round brown skinned fruit is crisp and juicy with an outstanding butterscotch flavor. It sets a heavy crop of medium to large size crisp sweet fruit on a vigorous, fireblight resistant tree.
‘Blake’s Pride’ Pear (needs a pollinizer) (OHxF 97 rootstock) (12-15’)
Aromatic, juicy fruit that melts in your mouth. Yellow to golden skin. Resistant to fireblight. Ripens in early September. Excellent keeping variety.
‘Honey Sweet’ Pear (self fertile) OHxF (12-15’)
Fire blight resistant. Self-pollinating (though we recommend a pollinizer) tree produces firm fruit
with smooth, creamy flesh. Ripens in early September.
‘Harrow Delight’ Pear (needs a pollinizer) (OHxF 97 rootstock) (12-15’)
Excellent blight resistance. This high-quality, early, fresh-market variety produces
medium fruit resembling Bartlett in appearance. Red blushed yellow skin covers a fruit with excellent flavor and smooth flesh.
‘Contender’ Peach (self-pollenating) (Lovell rootstock)
This hardy, late-blooming peach escapes late spring frosts. Beautiful, large freestone fruit is firm, sweet and delicious. Good for fresh use, freezing or for pies. Ripens in mid-August
‘Intrepid’ Peach (self-pollenating) (Lovell rootstock)
This variety blooms late in spring to avoid frost. Blossoms are more freeze tolerant. Resistant to bacterial spot disease. Yellow flesh fruit has sweet, peachy flavor. Ripens in mid-August
Asparagus ‘Jersey Knight’
This all male hybrid variety produces thick, tender, tasty spears.
Highly tolerant to Fusarium, Crown and Root Rot. More tolerant of heavy clay soils than standard varieties