FRUIT TREES

APPLE (Malus) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Apples need a pollinator for best fruit production. Will cross-pollinate with other malus species if bloom time is the same. Most of these are available in Semi-Dwarf so they will bear fruit at a younger age, but a few are also in a standard size too. We also have some in Espalier. Semi-Dwarf Ht 12-16 ft, Spd 12-16 ft. You can also see a pollinization chart on our signage.
APPLE, 4 IN 1 ESPALIARED (Malus) This 4 in 1 Apple has a different variety of apple on each branch. Espaliered apples are great for tight spaces, or planting along walls or fences. They also make a great focal point in any landscape. Enjoy!
APPLE, BRAEBURN (Malus ‘Braeburn’) Late ripening green apple with red striping. Fruit is medium to large, crisp, juicy, with tangy sweetness. Good for eating and cooking. Self-fertilizing, but bears better with a pollinizer.
APPLE, FUJI (Malus ‘Fuji’) A sweet, crisp, flavorful apple. Ripens in mid season with a dull reddish-orange skin. An excellent keeper. Granny Smith works well as a pollinator.
APPLE, FUJI RED (Malus ‘Red Fuji’) A redder skinned bud sport of fuji. The apples are sweet, crisp, and keep well. Good for cooking or eating. They ripen mid season. It is self fertile and a good pollinizer for other apples.
APPLE, GALA (Malus ‘Gala’) Ripens in late September to early October. It is aromic with very sweet flavor and crisp, firm texture. Contains both Red and Golden Delicious in its family tree. Stores well.
APPLE, GOLDED DELICIOUS/YELLOW (Malus ‘Golden Delicious’) A sweet, well flavored apple. Is good for eating fresh and cooking. A mid season apple with yellow waxy skin. It is self fertile and a good pollinizer of other apples.
APPLE, GRANNY SMITH (Malus ‘Granny Smith’) A hard, crisp, tart, and juicy late season apple. The large green all purpose fruit is an excellent keeper. Requires a long summer, and does well in hot areas.
APPLE, GRAVENSTEIN (Malus ‘Gravenstein’) Red striped over deep yellow. Sweet, as well as, exceptionally juicy, firm, and crisp, it has a classic flavor. Ripens in late August to early September. Stores well but not as disease resistant as other varieties.
APPLE, HARALSON (Malus ‘Haralson’) Medium-sized, bright red winter apple that keeps well. Tart and juicy. Very hardy apple that starts bearing younger than most. Good choice for harsher locations. Ripens in October.
APPLE, HARLARED (Malus ‘Harlared’) Juicy, tart, and firm, red fruit ripening in late September. Very hardy.
APPLE, HONEYCRISP (Malus ‘Honeycrisp’) Bite into this apple and the juice will run down your arm. Ripens in late September to early October. Sweet, as well as, exceptionally juicy and crisp. Stores well.
APPLE, JONATHAN (Malus ‘Jonathan’) A heavy annual bearer with a yellowish green and red stains skin. Is crisp, juicy, and moderately tart. They are a good cooking apple. Ripens mid season, and stores well.
APPLE, JONAGOLD (Malus ‘Jonagold’) A yellow skinned apple with red stripes. It is good for cooking and eating fresh, also it is a good keeper. It needs a pollinizer and does not pollinize other apples.
APPLE, MCINTOSH (Malus ‘McIntosh’) These soft apples are great for snacking or for making applesauce, but don’t bake them or put them in pies. Juicy, tangy, and aromatic.
APPLE, NORTH POLE (Malus ‘North Pole’) Ht 6-8’ ft, Spd: 1-3’ ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The Northpole™ Apple, as its name suggests, combines Canadian hardiness with the rich taste of its parent McIntosh. Bright red color, white flesh full of juice and satisfying apple aroma. Grow the Northpole in a pot and the fruit grows on a single sturdy stem! These fun-to-grow trees were developed over 38 years, with 300 crosses made from the original 50-year old McIntosh. 50 cultivars were put through a 5-year field evaluation — and you reap the delicious rewards. The Northpole™ will stop growing at about 8 feet in height and will stay narrow. Can be pruned shorter.
APPLE, PINK LADY (Malus ‘Pink Lady’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The pink lady apple is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Lady Williams apple. The skin is yellow with a pinkish blush. The flesh is crisp with a sweet-tart taste and resists browning when cut, thus great for salads, cooking, baking and fresh eating. The fruit ripens in late October and keeps well. The Fuji, Gala, and Granny Smith are great pollinators.
APPLE, RED DELICIOUS (Malus ‘Red Delicious’) Red, waxy skin. Firm, crisp and juicy fruit. Keeps well. Golden Delicious is a good pollinator.
APPLE, RED JONAGOLD (Malus ‘Red Jonagold’) Bright red fruit. Good dessert and canning apple. Good keeper. Ripens in late October.
APPLE, SWEET SIXTEEN (Malus ‘Sweet Sixteen’) Dark, red fruit with yellow flesh. Sweet, crisp and juicy with an unusual aromatic flavor. Excellent eating apple. Ripens mid-September. Apples store into late December. Tree has good resistance to fire blight. Needs a pollinator.
APRICOT, MOORPARK (Prunus armeniaca ‘Moorpark’) Ht 15-20 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This is a self fertile apricot with flushed pink to white flowers appearing in spring followed by a sweet juicy fruit. The fruit ripens in August and has a yellow flesh sprinkled with crimson.
CHERRY Pie cherries are the best choice for the Front Range. They are attractive ornamental trees with distinctive gray/black bark. Sweet cherries do not do as well here due to lack of cold hardiness (Bing Cherry).
CHERRY, BALI (Prunus ‘Bali’) Ht 12-18 ft, Spd 8-15 ft. Full Sun, low to moderate water needs. Discovered in Edmonton, Alberta. Fruit buds hardy to –43 degrees. Tree is hard to –54 degrees. Bing Cherry sized deep dark fruit to 1 inch diameter. Fruit is good for eating, but not quite considered a sweet cherry, but is the closest we have that is available. Self-fertile.
CHERRY, MESABI (Prunus ‘Mesabi’) Ht 10-12 ft, Spd 15-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This pyramidal tree grows to a height of 12 ft. Blooms in mid May. The fruit is long stemmed and red fleshed with a sugar content halfway between pie cherries and Bing cherries. The fruit begins to ripen mid-July. Self pollinating
CHERRY, MONTMORENCY (Prunus ‘Montmorency’) Ht 12-16 ft, Spd 12-16 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Vigorous and rounded tree. This old French variety is on of the most dependable fruit trees for our area. Bright red sour cherry with firm yellow flesh. Good for pies and other culinary uses. Crack resistant fruit ripens in midsummer. Does not pollinate sweet cherries. Self-pollinating.
CHERRY, NORTH STAR (Prunus ‘North Star’) Ht 6-8 ft, Spd 6-8 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Attractive, hardy, vigorous, dwarf tree. Smallest of the tart cherry trees. Dependable fruit producer. Blooms mid May and fruit ripens in late June to early July. Red fruit with red flesh resists cracking. Resistant to brown rot. Does not pollinate sweet cherries. Self pollinating.
CHERRY, RAINIER (Prunus avium) Ht 8-12 ft, Spd 8-10 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. These are a tasty sweet cherry. The fruit is yellow with a red blush color. Brown spotting or skin discoloration is indicative of a high sugar content. The fruit usually ripens late June to early July, and it stores well. The Rainier cherry is not a self-fertile tree, Stella cherries work well as a pollinator.
CHERRY, STELLA (Prunus ‘Stella’) Ht 8-12 ft, Spd 8-10 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This tree is a healthy grower spreading with maturity. White flowers appear mid spring and are followed by a larger dark red sweet tasting cherry. The fruit is usually ready for picking mid to late July.
PEACH, ELBERTA (Prunus ‘Elberta’) Ht 12-16 ft, Spd 12-16 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Bright golden fruits with a red blush that have a tender, juicy flesh. The firm skin allows them to hold up to processing and shipping. The flowers are a rose-red in spring followed by large freestone peaches that ripen early to mid-August. They are self-pollinating.
PEACH, GLEASON ELBERTA (Prunus ‘Gleason Elberta’) Ht 6-9 ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. It has a fragrant pink flower in the spring followed by an oblong peach that is less fuzzy than the Elberta Peach. It is a freestone variety with golden flesh that is good frozen canned or even fresh. The tree should be pruned annually during the dormant season. This variety of peach has proven to be an excellent choice for the western United States.
PEACH, REDHAVEN (Prunus persica ‘Redhaven’) Ht 15 ft, Spd 12 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Reddish-golden yellow skin. Firm, smooth with a fine flavor. Medium size fruit that is good for freezing, canning, and shipping. Self fertile. Freestone July-August.
PEACH, RELIANCE (Prunus persica ‘Reliance’) Ht 15 ft, Spd 12 ft. Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Even after –20 degrees F. freeze, the Reliance can still bear peaches. It is the hardies yellow-fleshed, freestone peach. If you want a consistent crop of peaches, rely on Reliance. Self -fertile.
PEACH, VETEREN (Prunus ‘Veteren’) Ht 10-14 ft, Spd 8-12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The Veteren Peach has large, juicy, sweet fruit. The peaches are good for baking, cooking, canning or freezing. They ripen late summer, and have proven to be a great crop for colder climates.
PEAR, BARTLETT (Pyrus communis ‘Bartlett’ ) Ht 12-20 ft, Spd 12-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This pear is a bright yellow color with a very sweet and juicy flavor. It is great for eating and also used for cooking and canning due to its superb taste. The Bartlett pear is self-fertile but will bear better fruit with a pollinator. The pears do not ripen on the tree, as a result growers usually pick the fruit when it is mature but green.
PEAR, RED BARTLETT (Pyrus communis) Ht 12-20 ft, Spd 12-20 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Red Bartlett Pears are very similar to the yellow variety, the difference is the color. The Red Bartlett Pears have red striped skin over a green background. The classic pear flavor is great for eating fresh or for cooking. The flesh has a smooth texture.
PEAR, SUMMER CRISP (Pyrus ‘Summer Crisp’) Ht 12-16 ft, Spd 8-10 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This is a yellow green pear with a red blush. The fruit is crisp and has a sweet taste. The tree blooms in May and can be harvested in mid-August when the fruit is crisp. The fruit will store well for up to two months. This pear needs a pollinator, most pears blooming at the same time are suitable pollinators. This is tree is resistant to fireblight.
PLUM, MOUNT ROYAL (Prunus ‘Mt. Royal’) Ht 15 ft, Spd 15 ft. Full Sun, low to moderate water needs. Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves. Medium sized, tender, juicy flesh. Considered the best blue cultivar in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Ripens approximately August 20th. Freestone. Self-fertile.
PLUM, STANLEY (Prunus ‘Stanley’) Ht 12 ft, Spd 12 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Most popular prune plum. Large deep bluish-purple fruit with firm, sweet yellow flesh. Trees are vigorous, hardy, and bear early, producing large crops. Fruit is great for canning or eating. It is somewhat self-fertile, but best fruit is set with a pollinator. Fruit ripens mid to late season.

FRUIT PLANTS

BUFFALOBERRY, SILVER (Shepherdia argentea) Ht 10-15 ft, Spd 10-12 ft. Full sun, low water needs (xeric). Tree-like shrub with silvery foliage. The branch tips are generally thorny. Its small edible, orange-red berries can be used to make jelly or left as a treat for the birds. It needs a male and a female plant to produce fruit.
CURRANT, CRANDALL CLOVE (Ribes odoratum ‘Crandall’) Ht 4-6 ft, Spd 4-6 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). Native shrub with yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers have a strong clove fragrance. Black ½”-¾” fruits ripen in mid-July with a sweet spicy flavor. Light green tri-lobed foliage turns orange in fall.
CURRANT, GWEN’S BUFFALO (Ribes aureum ‘Gwen’s Buffalo’) Ht 5-6 ft, Spd 5-6 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). A selection of the Rocky Mountain native with an improved fruiting habit. Very fragrant yellow blooms appear in May followed by black teardrop-shaped edible fruit. Fall color is a fine orange to red. Tolerates dry conditions.
CURRANT, RED LAKE (Ribes sativum ‘Red Lake’) Ht 5-6 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun to part shade, low water needs (xeric). Medium sized red berries in long, easy to pick clusters ripen in July to mid-August. Vigorous, high yielding variety that produces fruit on 2-3 year wood. Great for jams, jellies, pies, or fresh for those who like tart fruit. Best fruit production in full sun.
GOOSEBERRY, CAMANCHE (Ribes uva-crispa ‘Comanche’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Thought to be the best Gooseberry tested at the Cheyenne Station for its hardiness, productivity, and flavor. Resistant to white pine blister rust. Produces high yields of “sweet” juicy fruit. Plant Select 2001.
GOOSEBERRY, JOSTABERRY (Ribes x ‘Jostaberry’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. A cross between the black currant and the gooseberry. The fruit is twice the size of the currant and intermediate in flavor between the two parents. This is a very vigorous, thornless plant which was made in Germany.
GOOSEBERRY, PIXWELL (Ribes hirtellum ‘Pixwell’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Pixwell boasts ½”–¾” light green berries that mature to a light rose blush. Excellent sweet fresh fruit when ripe. Use within a few days of picking. Very hardy and adaptable to Colorado’s high elevations. The berries hang away from the plant, making them easier to pick. The cases have few thorns. Will tolerate dry areas but needs watering for best flowering and fruits. Needs good drainage.
GOOSBERRY, TASTI-BERRY (Ribes x ‘Tasti-Berry’) Ht 3-4 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water. Every year Ft. Collins Wholesale Nursery has a taste test where they put out bowls of currants and gooseberries to be enjoyed by employees and customers alike. This gooseberry is the first one gone. Oringinally named Orus 7 (an uninspiring name), they renamed it, much more fittingly, Tasti-Berry. I have one in my yard, and they are quite tasty indeed!

GRAPES

There are several hardy grape varieties available. We carry grapes grown by Ft. Collins Wholesale Nursery. They grow grapes that were used in the University of Minnesota breeding program of Elmer Swenson, which have made wonderful grapes for our area.
GRAPE, CANADICE (Vitis ‘Canadice Seedless’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This grape grows in large, compact, cylindrical clusters. The grape is medium in size with a bit of a spicy flavor. The grapes ripen late season, mid-September into October and is hardy to -20 degrees. This grape is good for jams, jellies, and fresh eating. The vine can grow 15-20 feet long if not pruned back.
GRAPE, CONCORD (Vitis labrusca ‘Concord’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Large, blue-black, slip-skin produced in medium to large clusters. A native to the U.S. Concord has sweet flesh with a pleasantly tart skin. Vines can be trained to cover structures in many creative ways. A good grape for Colorado. This is the grape that made Welches famous.
GRAPE, FLAMBEAU (Vitis ‘Flambeau Seedless’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Seedless pink grape with medium sized clusters having small to medium sized berries. Very sweet, low acid flavor. Great table grape for cold climates, ripening early September. Some fruits may contain crunchy empty seed coats. Not a great selection for an arbor vine as the vine has low to medium vigor. Alkaline tolerant.
GRAPE, GLENORA SEEDLESS (Vitis ‘Glenora’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This is one of the best grapes to grow. Very easy to maintain and adaptable to a variety of soils and climates. The fruit is extra large with a thin skin and firm flesh. The blue-black grape is juicy and sweet. This is a great desert grape.
GRAPE, HIMROD SEEDLESS (Vitis ‘Himrod’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This yellow-gold grape is great for fresh eating or drying. The fruit ripens in late August making it one of the first of the grapes to ripen. One of the hardiest among the white seedless grapes the fruit grows in long, loose clusters with medium sized berries. The fruit is very sweet.
GRAPE, LACROSSE (Vitis ‘LaCrosse’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. White seeded grape with round green to gold ½ inch fruit on full, medium sized clusters. Vigorous, disease free vine. Although bred as a cold hardy wine grape, its sweet, juicy flavor is great for eating out of hand. Ripens in mid-September.
GRAPE, MARQUETTE (Vitis ‘Marquette’ ) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. This grape is a hybrid red wine grape that combines cold hardiness and disease resistance, it was developed by the University of Minnesota. The vine has a neat open upright growth habit. The branching has a twisted appearance giving this vine year round appeal. As with most vines some sort of support is needed.
GRAPE, SAINT THERESA (Vitis ‘Saint Theresa Seedless’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Hardy, purple slip-skin grape with excellent flavor, ripening in early September. Considered a seedless variety but fruit may still contain a non-viable seed coat. (Just a little crunchy bit.) A table grape variety from Elmer Swenson’s breeding trails in Wisconsin. Vigorous vine wonderful for arbors.
GRAPE, SWENSON RED (Vitis ‘Swenson Red’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Large, round, red, crisp grape with a high sugar content. Hardy dessert grape. Non slip-skin.
GRAPE, SWENSON WHITE (Vitis ‘Swenson White’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Medium large somewhat loose cluster. Large, thick-skinned, yellow-green berries. Good sugar content and medium acidity. A great, hardy wine grape, but sweet and juicy enough for eating out of hand. Non-slip skin.
GRAPE, VALIANT (Vitis ‘Viliant’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Small to medium round blue grape in medium clusters. One of the hardiest grapes. Very productive. Ripens early. Flavor is semi-sweet, good for jellies and jams. An excellent choice for an arbor.
RASPBERRY, ANNE (Rubus ‘Anne’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Everbearing raspberry, bright yellow medium sized fruit with good flavor. Canes are short to medium in height and are highly branched. Disease resistant. It is a new improved yellow variety.
RASPBERRY, AUTUMN BLISS (Rubus ‘Autumn Bliss’) Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. Bears extra large, sweet, red fruits in early August.
RASPBERRY, AUTUMN BRITTON (Rubus ‘Autumn Britton’) Full sun, moderate water needs. Bears extra large, sweet, red fruits in early August. Sweeter and more flavorful than ‘Heritage’.
RASPBERRY, GOLDEN HARVEST (Rubus ‘Golden Harvest’) Full sun, low to moderate water needs. Disease resistant, everbearing raspberry. Bright yellow medium sized fruit with good flavor. Canes are short to medium in height and are highly branched.
RASPBERRY, PLAINSMAN (Rubus ‘Plainsman’) Ht 3-4 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. The Plainsman is an everbearing, cold hardy, productive red raspberry selection from the USDA Experimental Station in Cheyenne. It has a medium to high yield of fruit borne on new wood. It usually ripens around the first week of August. The fruiting season lasts about 6 weeks or until a heavy frost. It has excellent vigor and great flavor.
RASPBERRY, POLANA (Rubus ) Full sun, moderate water needs. This raspberry plant produces a large amount of sweet mid-summer berries. The berries are large and have great flavor.
RHUBARB, VICTORIA (Rheum ‘Victoria’) Ht 2-3 ft, Spd 3-4 ft. Full sun to part shade, low to moderate water needs. This is a favorite for pies and sauces. It has a tart flavor. Don’t cut the stems pull them loose. Thrives in full sun in cooler climates, but in warmer climates will do alright in part shade.