wild Plum

(Prunus Americana)

Full Sun. Full size on own roots (not grafted), plant two for pollination. disease resistant

These seedling trees are extremely disease-resistant and set bumper crops of golf-ball sized fruit every two years.  In between years get a smaller crop.  The fruit is red-skinned and yellow fleshed and glows when the sunlight hits it!  It is delicious eaten straight off the tree with a slight astringency that comes through delightfully in wine made from these fruits.  The roots will sucker so if you do not mow around them, they will eventually form a clonal “grove” of plums for you! . North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Gold Sweet Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Semi-Dwarf on Krymsk 5, space 12′-16′ apart, needs pollinator

Mid season (mid July).   It is believed that birds will not bother sweet cherries that are fully yellow when ripe, and ‘Gold’ is just that!   Apparently even the blushed varieties like Emperor Francis can be prone to bird predation.  This is an easy to grow large gold cherry that is cold hardy and a good pollinator for other varieties.  Supposedly resistant to brown rot and fruit cracking.  Zone 5-8  . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Lapins Sweet Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Semi-Dwarf on Krymsk 5, space 12′-16′ apart, self fertile

Late season (late July).  Self-fertile sweet cherry with dark red, crack-resistant fruit.  Good pollinator for other varieties. Precocious fruiter.  Zone 5-8  . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Meteor Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Dwarf on K7, space 6′-10′ apart, self fertile

. . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Northstar Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Dwarf on Mazzard, space 6′-10′ apart, self fertile

July. Morello-type (red flesh, red juice).   A natural dwarf, reaching only 8-10’ at maturity.   Cherries are large and bright red.   ‘Northstar’ is a perfect edible landscaping plant due to it’s small size, low care and beautiful blooms and fruit.   Space 8-10’ apart. Self fertile . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Carmine Jewel Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Bush form 6-8′ tall, space 5′-7′ apart, self fertile

August.  (dark red flesh and juice)  We are VERY excited about this newer offering.  It is a natural (non-GMO) hybrid cross between sour cherries and bush cherries, which gives it a very manageable size (6-8′ tall) and great disease and insect resistance. AND it is SWEET – great for fresh eating.  Very productive.  Fruit keeps well on the bush, provided you protect it from birds and neighborhood kids :).  Best flavor is reached a few weeks after the fruits turn red – they’re not really ripe until they are dark red-black.  Self fertile . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Nanking Bush Cherry seedling Sour Cherry

(Prunus tomentosa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. 8′ high x 6′ wide, self fertile but pollinates better with two, low maintainance

We hesitated to offer these bush cherries for years, assuming that no-one would want to bother with a hard-seeded fruit too small to pit. However, after interacting with our plants the last few years, we now see their value as a delightful out-of-hand snack and a plant that will thrive under utter neglect. It is one also one of the first things to bloom in the spring, only preceded by our apricot tree.  The glossy, slightly peeling, reddish-brown bark provides interest even in the winter.  The bushes reach 8’ high if unpruned and about 6’ wide. Can grow and even fruit in shade, though more fruit is produced in full sun.  Somewhat self-fertile, but really best with a second plant as a pollinator (these are seedlings so any two plants should work).  Our seedlings have some white- and pink-fruiting individuals in the mix but will be mostly red. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Sam Sweet Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Semi-Dwarf on Krymsk 5, space 12′-16′ apart, needs pollinator

While sweet cherries are savored by everyone for their meaty, rich and juicy flesh, they are more difficult to grow without synthetic sprays than sour cherries. The fruit is prone to brown rot, often starting on split fruits. Insect pests (and birds) are also drawn to the fruitlets. Sweet cherries in southern IN sometimes miss a crop from blooming too early and having the blossoms killed by heavy frost. Still, they are somewhat easier than apples and plums, similar in ease of growing to peaches. We have sought varieties and rootstocks that will give you the best chance of success in our region. Grafted on Krymsk 5 which is a vigorous, early bearing, semi-dwarfing rootstock for cherries. It performs incredibly well in poor, heavy clay soils and can be kept at 12-15’ for easier picking! Space sweet cherries 15’ apart. gallon pot* $16 +tax

Early season (early July).   Very dark, almost black fruit with a deeper flavor than other sweet cherries.   Blooms late.   Resistant to cracking and bacterial canker.   Zone 5-9 . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Stanley European Plum

Full Sun. Full Size on Myrobalan 29-C, space 15′-20′ apart, self-fertile

. . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Balaton Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Full Size on Mazzard, space 12′-16′ apart, large fruit, self fertile

I find sour cherries simply delightful to eat fresh off the tree, despite any reputation otherwise. If too tart for your taste buds, don’t fret; they can be put to a hundred other delicious uses in cooking, baking, drying, preserving, etc. Sour cherries are large and can be easily pitted with any version of standard cherry pitters. Sour cherries share the spotlight with pears as the easiest to produce of the traditional tree fruits in the Midwest without any sprays (though birds can be a problem, eating the crop as soon as it ripens). Sour cherries will even tolerate little to no pruning if that sounds like a daunting task to you. A sour cherry in bloom is a stunning sight, and has a nice natural growth form. Grafted onto Mazzard seedling rootstock, which does better in heavy wet soils than Mahaleb. gallon pot* $16 +tax

Late-June. Morello-type. Sweeter, larger fruit, with extended ripening period. . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Sumadinka Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Semi-Dwarf on Mazzard, space 8′-12′ apart, self fertile

 mid-July.   Morello-type.  Very early bloomer.   Another natural dwarf, staying more compact than Montmorency but slightly larger than Northstar.   Supposedly more productive than North Star, with darker colored fruit especially good for eating fresh.   Space 8’-12’ apart. Self fertile . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Montmorency Sour Cherry

Full Sun to Part Shade. Full Size on Mazzard, space 12′-16′ apart, self fertile

mid-July.   Amarelle-type (yellow flesh, clear juice).   A well-known and time-tested variety which is still grown commercially.  Very similar to ‘Northstar’, but tree grows larger (16’) and is more vigorous.   Space 12-16’ apart. Self fertile . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Shiro Asian Plum

Full Sun. Full Size on Myrobalan 29-C, space 15′-20′ apart, needs another Asian plum to pollinate

. . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Korean Giant semi-dwarf Asian Pear

Full Sun. Semi-Dwarf on OHXF, space 12′-16′ apart, needs pollinator

Mid October.  Also known as ’Olympic’, this is the huge, russeted, olive-green skinned, softball-sized pear one finds in natural food stores and international grocery stores.  Very crispy and juicy, and long storing for a pear.  Requires a long season to ripen—fine in our area, but no guarantees for further north.  Slightly more insect and disease resistant than ’Shinseiki’. . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

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Seedling Pear (not grafted) Pear

Full Sun. Full size on own roots, space 15′-20′ apart, need 2 for pollination

Sourced from our Korean Giant fruits and local wild keiffer types.  NOT grafted so every one is a surprise 🙂 These will have a variety of different fruit shapes, sizes, and flavors.  Start your very own new variety!  These would also be great full-size rootstock to graft onto–they’ll get anywhere from 20′-40′ tall. . .

Gallon* pots $16, 2-gallon* pots $26, 4-gallon* pots $36

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.