- Fruit & Nut Tree Varieties
Buckeye® Gala (USPP #10840)
This Gala sport starts coloring a month earlier than its parent, Imperial Gala. Buckeye® develops color well through summer heat, and the fruit finishes with a bright, 90%-100% full red color. The fruit flavor, texture, size and handling qualities remain the same as its parent.
Honeycrisp® (USPP #7197)
Skin is two-thirds mottled red over a yellow background.The flesh is cream-colored with exceptionally crisp and juicy texture, sub-acid flavor and mild aroma. A high-quality apple which keeps well for 5-6 months in common storage. Tree is vigorous and hardy.
Nickell Early™ Fuji
Early ripening selection of Fuji with a blush not a stripe. The fruit ripens ahead of Golden Delicious. The apple looks and tastes like Fuji. The storage is shorter than standard Fuji. This is a great variety for growers who want to enter the Fuji market early.
Very large, round to slightly conical green fruit. Excellent tart flavor. Flesh is white with texture that is fine grained and firm. A good all purpose apple with excellent storage life. Bruise resistant. Tree is an annual bearer, strong, very vigorous, upright and spreading. Harvest in late September to early October. Pollinizer recommended.
Stark® Royal Gala®
Medium size fruit is cone shaped to round and hangs well on the tree. The flesh is firm, fine textured, yellow-white and matures the same time as Stark Gala. It matures to a brighter overall red color rather than the orange-blush of the Stark Gala. Produces abundant fruit spurs and are compact, manageable trees. Stark Royal Galas are a proven pollinizer for Red Delicious cultivars and Granny Smith selections.
Red Fuji Nagafu #12
This higher-coloring strain of Fuji has a fine visible striped pattern to it, with a pinkish-red color. Nagafu #12 has a very sweet flesh, firm, and crisp texture that made Fuji famous. The fruit is large, excellent quality and stores very well.
Medium size apple. Fruit is green and yellow skinned with a reddish blush. Usually russeted around the stem. Rich, aromatic, crisp, creamy yellow flesh. High quality. Excellent dessert and processing apple. Very good for cider. Great keeper; develops full sugar and rich flavor in March. Large trees have a strong, very vigorous growth habit, but tend to winter freeze. Self fertile and alternate bearing.
White medium size flowers with good shape, and heavy density. Very heavy pollen and nectar producer with strong bee activity. Tree is vigorous and upright and with no apparent disease problems.
King Red Jonathan
Red sport of Jonathan. Similar except that it colors earlier. It is more mildew resistant. Firm fruit. Often used to make candied apples. Characteristically sets fruit during late spring frosts. Blooms with other Galas. Often used to pollinate Red Delicious.
Gibson Golden Delicious
The most russet resistant Golden Delicious clone commercially available. Smoother finish than regular Golden Delicious. Good size and firmness. It has excellent flavor, aroma and long-term storage. It has a livelier glow than other Golden varieties. A vigorous, productive easy to train tree. A strain that is used for both processing and fresh markets.
Fruit size runs medium to large. Skin color is a poor shade of red on green. Flavor is mildly sweet and aromatic and is generally considered as excellent. Texture is firm, crisp and very juicy. Maturity date is late. About the same time as Granny Smith, and can be grown wherever that variety is successfully grown.
Bisbee Red Delicious
Sweet, crisp, flavorful - perhaps the best Red Delicious. Ripens early Fall. Small, compact tree. Good pollenizer for most other apples. Pollinated by Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Galas.
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