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Edibles

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Edibles ASIMINA triloba Paw Paw

An eastern native with large tropical leaves and custardy, banana-flavored fruits. A beautiful and exotic tree that has been hardy for us!  

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles MALUS ‘Empire’ Apple

A cross between MacIntosh and Red Delicious with good flavor and storage life.  Bears in mid-September medium-sized, red-skinned apples slightly tart. Good disease-resistance.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

Honeycrisp is “explosively crisp” with an unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. Color can range from brilliant red with some striping to mostly red-striped over a straw yellow background color when ready to pick. Very hardy and productive.

10-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Macoun’ Apple

A delicious mid-season apple with dark red and green skin and white, flavorful firm flesh.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles MALUS Apple Espalier Apple

We will offer Fuji, Gala apples trained as espaliers as well as plants that have 6 varieties grafted on to one plant!

as trained Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Braeburn’ Apple

Fruit is orange-red on green. Ripens late October. Sweet-tart crisp, juicy flesh. A good eating or cooking apple. Excellent keeper.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Gala’ Apple

Medium-sized fruit with red skin tinged with yellow streaks. Flesh has a spicy-sweet flavor. Ripens early September.

15-30 feet Sun 5
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Granny Smith’ Apple

Dark-green skin. Ripens late October. Tart, sweet, crisp and juicy. Keeps well. Good for eating, cooking, and sauce.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Gravenstein’ Apple

Medium to large fruit; red striped over light-green skin. Flesh is creamy-white, fine textured. Crisp, firm, and juicy. Outstanding flavor. Good for cooking and eating.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles Malus domestica ‘McIntosh’ Apple

Medium fruit with yellow skin and bright red blush. Flesh is white, sweet, tender, and moderately soft and juicy. Good dessert quality when grown in cool climates.

12-15 feet Sun 3
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Spartan’ Apple

Fruit is small to medium, dark red in color, with purplish blooms. Flesh is crisp and has an exellent flavor. Growth habit is good but heavy fruit bearing requires thinning.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles Malus domestica ‘Yellow Delicious’ Apple

Golden-yellow skin. Ripens late September. Sweet, full flavored, all purpose apple with outstanding dessert qualities. Self-fertile. Good pollenator; mid to late blooming variety.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles Morus albą ‘Contorta’ Contorted Mulberry

This Japanese tree features a gnarled trunk and branches. It offers a scattering of small, tasty, purple fruit under the shiny, medium-green leaves, which turn an attractive yellow during fall. Once the leaves drop, the curled and wavy growth pattern of the trunk and branches is revealed.

9-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles Prunus ‘Madison’ Peach

Medium sized, bright red freestone Peach that, like ‘Reliance’, is recommended for northern climates for its excellent late frost tolerance and great cold hardiness as well as its wonderful taste.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles PRUNUS maritima Beach Plum

Quick growing attractive native shrub. Pretty white spring flowers that appear before the foliage and small purple edible plums are good for fresh eating, and jams/jellies. Tolerant of salt and poor soils.

3-6 feet Sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Mount Royal’ European Plum

Very hardy, bluish-black freestone plum. It is meaty, tender, sweet and juicy. Good for all uses, including drying as prunes. Ripens mid-season. One of the best and hardiest plums.  Self-fertile.

10-15 feet 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Contender’ Peach

A vigorous and productive new peach for the north! Buds are hardier and blooms later, so more suitable for our climate. Flesh is bright yellow, sweet and juicy and ripens mid to late August. Good disease resistance. Self-fertile.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Reliance’ Peach

One of the hardiest peaches available. Medium sized fruit, flesh is bright yellow, soft & juicy, ripening late July to early August. Self-fertile.

15-20 feet Sun 5
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Alderman’ Plum

Blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring before the leaves. A popular and hardy fruit tree with tasty red fruit in late summer, great for eating fresh, for preserves and sauces. Good habit for a fruit tree. Needs well-drained soil and a pollinator.

15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Stanley’ Plum

Deep purple oval fruit with golden flesh.  Ripens in September and self-pollinating.

10-15 feet 5
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Toka’ Plum

A hardy fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring followed by tangy bright red fruit in late summer, great for fresh eating, rather ornamental spreading habit; needs full sun and well-drained soil, a good pollinator for other plum varieties.

20 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles Prunus x ‘Damson’ Plum

This tree bears consistently heavy crops of heirloom plums. Fruit is juicy and delightfully tangy.

18-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles Prunus x ‘Elberta’ Peach

This spreading tree produces large, firm peaches ripening late August. Golden yellow blushed with red.

10-14 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles Pyrus communis ’20th Century’ (Espalier) Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Yellow skin, white flesh. Sweet, mild and juicy fruit. Best when tree ripened. Stores well. We suggest Bartlett as a pollinator.

As trained Sun 5
Edibles Pyrus communis ‘Anjou’ (Espalier) Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Medium to large fruit. Smooth, thin, yellow-green skin. White, sweet flesh that stores well. Used for fresh eating.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Edibles PYRUS comm. ‘Bartlett’ (Espalier) Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Greenish-yellow skin. Ripens late August to early September. Flesh is sweet, juicy, firm, aromatic and fine textured.

as trained Sun 5
Edibles PYRUS ‘Luscious’ Pear

A hardy pear with small, sweet fruit in early fall.  Yellow-green pears are blushed red and flesh is white.  Disease resistant. Needs pollinator for best production.

15-20 feet
Edibles PYRUS ‘Ure’ Pear

A super hardy pear developed in Canada.  Juicy green-yellow 2” fruit ripens in mid-August. Pollinate with ‘Golden Spice’

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Shinseiki (Espalier) Asian Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Round large, smooth skinned yellow fruit. Crisp, sweet and juicy. Best when tree ripened. Ripens August/September. Good keeper. Disease resistant. Needs cross pollination with Bartlett or another Asian pear variety.

As trained Sun 5
Edibles Pyrus x ‘Red Bartlett’ (Espalier) Pear

This big, deep red skinned Pear matures starting in late August and continuing into late September producing a fruit that is very sweet and juicy with a white flesh. ‘Red Bartlett’ is very productive and very easy to store for later use in baking projects and is one of the ideal Pears for canning. ‘Red […]

15-18 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles VACCINIUM angustifolium Low Bush Blueberry

Our native blueberry. Makes an interesting ground cover in the garden with tasty fruit and lovely red fall color.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles VACCINIUM angustifolium ‘Brunswick’ Low Bush Blueberry

A vigorous form with shiny foliage and pea-sized blueberries.  Leaves are red in spring and fall.

12-18 inches 3
Edibles Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blue Jay’ Highbush Blueberry

Sizable, deep blue berries in August. Tolerates dry acidic, poor soils and partial shade while yielding an impressive crop.

6-7 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’ Highbush Blueberry

Early to midseason fruit with excellent flavor.

6-8 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ Highbush Blueberry

Midseason, hardier and more drought-tolerant than most. Good producer.

6-8 feet 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ Highbush Blueberry

One of the first highbush blueberries to bloom and fruit.  Berries are medium-large and light blue.

6-8 feet 5
Edibles Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Lateblue’ HIghbush Blueberry

‘Late Blue’ is a late season cultivar with large berries in August and September.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Patriot’ Highbush Blueberry

Massive yields on dense, rounded shrubs with fiery orange-red fall color.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Sweetheart’ Highbush Blueberry

An early producer of large, sweet berries with a possible second, lighter crop in the fall.

5-6 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Northland’ Half High Blueberry

Developed in Michigan for harsh winters. Small wild berry-like fruits.

2-4 feet Sun 3
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Pink Popcorn’ Hybrid Blueberry

A new variety with pale green fruit that ripens to pale creamy pink in midseason. Heavy producer with true blueberry flavor.

4-5 feet