(Apricot, Perfection Apricot)
This apricot forms an attractive, small to medium-sized tree with a broad canopy of bright green leaves on upright branches. Its showy, pink flowers bloom abundantly in early spring, and yield an early summer crop of large, firm, golden fruit which is slightly fuzzy to the touch. ‘Perfection’ is a late-blooming variety which makes it less susceptible to damaging spring frosts. It is sometimes grafted onto plum or peach rootstock to produce dwarf or semi-dwarf forms.
Apricots prefer sunny conditions...
(Apricot, Puget Gold Apricot)
Developed by Washington State University, this apricot does well in frosty damp springs, making it ideal for gardens in the Northwest, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast United States. Like most modern apricots, it is a selection of Prunus armeniaca, a native of Northeast China that has been cultivated there for more than 3,000 years.
This vigorous small tree has spreading branches studded with short spur-like branchlets. The oval, bright green leaves have serrated edges and reddish...
This vigorous, productive apricot bears an early crop of large, oval fruits whose smooth, orange skin is attractively blushed with red. Their flesh is fine-textured and delicious, with just a hint of acidity. The small to medium-sized, deciduous trees display showy, white to pale-pink flowers in early spring, and may be susceptible to killing frosts in colder regions. ‘Rival’ is not self-fruitful, and needs another early-blooming pollinator in order to set its tasty fruit. Recommended pollinator...
One of the few apricot cultivars that weathers the bitter winters of the Northern Plains States, 'Scout' was introduced in 1937 by the Dominion Experimental Station, Morden, Manitoba. It was raised from seed imported from Manchuria in 1930. Unlike most modern apricots, which are selections of Prunus armeniaca, it probably descends from Manchurian apricot (P. mandshurica) or Siberian apricot (P. sibirica).
This vigorous, rounded, small to medium-sized...
One of the few apricot cultivars that survives and bears fruit in the the harsh climes of the Upper Midwest United States, 'Sungold' was introduced in 1961 by the University of Minnesota. Unlike most modern apricots, which are selections of Prunus armeniaca, it descends from hybrids of Manchurian and Siberian apricot, P. mandshurica and P. sibirica.
This vigorous, small to medium-sized tree has upright branches studded with short spur-like branchlets....
(Bing Cherry, Sweet Cherry)
This is America’s favorite variety for both commercial orchards and home gardens. It is famed for huge yields and delightfully sweet fruit on easy to grow, vigorous trees. The Bing cherry was bred in Washington State and thrives especially well in the Pacific Northwest.
Sweet cherry trees are large and deciduous. Their thick canopies become covered with deep green shiny serrated leaves during the growing season. In spring, the trees burst into heavy bloom, bearing clusters of sweetly scented...
(Black Tartarian Cherry, Sweet Cherry)
This very old variety bears some of the darkest red cherries with super sweet rich flavor. Unlike many other sweet cherries bred in North America, this is a Russian variety that has remained unchanged for centuries. It is famed for huge yields and delightfully sweet fruit on easy to grow, vigorous trees.
Sweet cherry trees are large and deciduous. Their thick canopies become covered with deep green shiny serrated leaves during the growing season. In spring, the trees burst into heavy bloom,...
This self-fruitful cherry may be the very best choice for backyard gardens because it does not need a second tree to set fruit. It is a hybrid between the wildly popular ‘Bing’ and lesser known ‘Stella’ and was bred in Modesto, California. This spreading deciduous tree is a natural semi-dwarf, another quality that makes it perfect for the suburban home landscape.
The thick canopy of 'Craig’s Crimson’ is covered with deep green shiny serrated leaves during the growing season. In spring, it bursts...