John Cabot (Rosa 'John Cabot')


  • Official Color: Medium Red
  • Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Petal Count: 40
  • Flower Form and Size: Full,2.5 inch
  • ARS Rating: 8.8

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Carpathian English (Juglans regia)


Large, vigorous tree cold hardy to -30 F. Self-fertile but recommend planting two trees for best results. Produces thin shelled, mild nuts. Avoid late frost pockets and hot dry areas.


  • Height: 40 Feet
  • Spread: 30 Feet
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Ripening Month: Late August
  • Pollination: Self-Fertile
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zones: Zone 4-9
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Black (Juglans nigra)


Prized for its nuts and attractive hardwood. Fragrant leaves. Likes deep, rich, well-drained soil; grows more slowly in drier soils. Self-fertile but recommend planting two trees for best results.

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  • Height: 50-75 Feet
  • Spread: 50-75 Feet
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Ripening Month: Late September
  • Pollination: Self-Fertile
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zones: Zone 4-9
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Strawberries (Rosaceae Fragaria)


General: perennial, 3-15 cm tall, from often reddish-tinged stolons and short, scaly rhizomes, weakly to strongly hairy with flat to spreading hairs along the stolons and stalks.

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  • Height: 6 Inches
  • Spread: 12 Inches
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zones: Zone 4
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Raspberries ('Rubus Idaeus')


Raspberries are grown for the fresh fruit market and for commercial processing into individually quick frozen (IQF) fruit, purée, juice, or as dried fruit used in a variety of grocery products. Traditionally, raspberries were a midsummer crop, but with..

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  • Height: 15 Feet
  • Spread: 15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zones: Zone 3-7
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Pembina (Prunus 'Pembina')


A very old antique variety and still highly recommended in the North. Pembina is a cross between Pr. Nigra X Red June by Dr. Neils Hansen, South Dakota State University, 1917. The fruit ripens in early September, large and pointed, with a beautiful deep red skin dusted with a bluish cast. The flesh is bright yellow gold, sweet, juicy, and rated excellent for eating fresh and good for canning. Pembina plum is very winter hardy, productive and a favorite in our taste trials.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 3

(Prunus 'Mount Royal')


Blue - European Plum from Canada. Dark purple skin, greenish yellow-flesh. Round, medium sized, sweet, firm and juicy. Good eaten off tree. Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves. Considered the best blue-european cultivar in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Hardy and very productive.

  • Height:10 Feet
  • Spread:10 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 3

Clapp's Favorite (Pyrus communis 'Clapp's Favourite')


Clapp's Favorite Pear is very large, elongated, long-necked fruit that is green colored when immature, but ripens to a lemony yellow. It's white flesh is fine-grained, very sweet and highly flavored - great for dessert, fesh eating and canning. Trees are strong, sturdy, very hardy and vigorous.

  • Height:10-15 Feet
  • Spread:8-12 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 5-8

Reliance (Prunus 'Reliance')


The hardiest yellow-fleshed freestone peach available. Medium sized, roundish, yellow-fleshed peach that ripens with Redhaven. Has a rather dull blush over green-yellow color. Flesh is bright yellow, rather soft and juicy. Flavor is fair. Good for fresh market in cold regions.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 5

Redhaven (Prunus 'Redhaven')


One of the finest early peaches. Colors a beautiful red and golden yellow. Flesh is firm, smooth textured and fine flavored. Fruit is medium size, round, uniform and appealing. Good for freezing, canning, and shipping. Disease resistant. Fruit sets heavily, must be thinned to reach size.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 5

Polly (Prunus 'Polly')


White skin with red blush. Freestone with white, juicy flesh, excellent flavor, and high quality. Good home orchard variety, especially in colder areas.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 3


Contender (Prunus 'Contender')


A freestone peach with bright yellow flesh. Matches Reliance in cold-hardiness and tolerance of spring frosts. Sweet, extra-juicy fruit is an absolute delight for fresh eating, canning, baking, and freezing. Self-pollinating. Contender ripens mid-to late August.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 4

York Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis 'York')


Perhaps the largest fruit and most productive of any cultivar. Juicy, sweet, purplish black berries. Excellent source of Vitamin C. Good for jam, jelly, juice, pie, and wine. Hardy, vigorous, highly productive bush. Large creamy white flowers in early summer and nice fall foliage. Fruit set is normally improved when more than one cultivar is used, such as `Adams` or `Nova`. Ripens later than other varieties.

  • Height:10 Feet
  • Spread:10 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 3

American Hazelnut (Corylus Americana)


2 to 4 in a cluster. Useful for the shrub border and in naturalistic settings. Sun or partial shade. Self-fertile but recommend planting at least two shrubs for best results.

  • Height:10 Feet
  • Spread:10 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Late September Early October
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 4


Frontenac Gris (Vitis 'Frontenac Gris')


Frontenac gris, the white wine version of Frontenac, started as a single bud mutation yielding gray (thus named gris) fruit and amber-colored juice. Produces a coppery-peach colored grape with the aroma of peach and apricot. This muscat-like grape is desirable for white wine making, fresh eating and desserts. Excellent disease resistance. The vine exhibits the same optimum growth characteristics as Frontenac, and requires the same cultural practices. Arching canes and minimal tendrils provide easy training and pruning to simplify vine management.

  • Height:2-5 Feet
  • Spread:2-5 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Late September Early October
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 2

In Minnesota, Frontenac and Frontenac gris ripen in late mid-season, and are good sugar producers with 24-25 Brix not uncommon. A University of MN introduction. Wine Profile: Frontenac gris wines present aromas of peach and apricot with hints of enticing citrus and tropical fruit. A brilliant balance of fruit and acidity creates lively, refreshing wines. Unique and complex flavors make this an excellent grape for table, dessert, and ice wines.


Lapin (Prunus 'Lapin')


A big, beautiful dark mahogany red cherry similar to Lambert. Firm with rich flavor. These are some of the largest and juiciest cherries that grow on trees. The sweet taste is wonderful for fresh eating, baking and cooking. Cold hardy. Excellent pollinizer. Highly split resistant.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Not Required
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones: 4

Blueberries ('Vaccinium corymbosum')


The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these North American natives was to find them in the wild. Then, scientists started to unlock the secrets of cultivating blueberries, and we’re glad they did! Plump, juicy berries are now easy to grow in your backyard on bushes that are resistant to most pests and diseases, and can produce for up to 20 years. A relative of rhododendron and azalea, blueberry bushes are also an attractive addition to your overall landscape, offering scarlet fall foliage and creamy white spring flowers.

  • Height:6 Feet
  • Spread:6 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones: 3-7

Sungold (Prunus 'Sungold')


Bright, clear gold, 1.25" fruit. Fruit hangs on tree until ripe. Flavor is mild and sweet. Eating quality is good; sauce fair to good; jam very good. Late variety. Upright habit of growth. Released by the University of Minnesota in 1960.

  • Height:15 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 4

Moongold (Prunus 'Moongold')


(Superb x P. subirica L.'Mandru') 1961. Released by the University of Minnesota. Light orange color. Flavor is sweet, but with a slight acidity. Ripens before Sungold. 1.75" fruit hangs on tree until ripe.

  • Height:10 Feet
  • Spread:15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month:Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Zones:Zone 4



Zestar (Malus 'Minnewashta')


  • Height: 15 Feet
  • Spread: 15 Feet
  • Bloom Time: Early-Season
  • Ripening Month: Mid-August
  • Pollination: Requires Pollinator
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zones: Zone 4

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