CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES
One of our specialties is fruiting plants that are adapted to Colorado conditions. All the apples we carry are resistant to fireblight and good tasting. And the cherries we sell are all proven successful in Colorado. Our grapes are the hardiest of any you will find, delicious fresh, in juice and a few are good for wine. And we have productive & good tasting currants, gooseberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries including:
Crandall Clove Currant and Gwen’s Buffalo Currant
Both are 5’x4’ with very fragrant yellow flowers in spring and annual bearing of sweet-tart berries full of healthy phytonutrients and reddish fall color; these are native currants selected for better fruit.
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry
Late blooming so avoids late frosts, medium to large sweet berries, semi-trailing, best pruned to 8’.
Orient Nanking Cherry
Selected for flavor; it’s good; same 6’ height, xeric, red cherries.
Johns, York and Adams Elderberries
Larger berries, 8’, better edible elderberry, need two to pollinate, beautiful white flowers, berries are high in nutrition, loved by the birds.
Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry
Excellent flavor, tangy skin, sweet flesh, 3′, productive.
Very large greenish white sweet fruit, very productive, vigorous.
Imperial White Currant
Clusters of white fruit with rich flavor, early ripening, from 1895.
Alagan Black Currant
Sweet and strong flavored European, culinary and medicinal, need 2.
Niwot primocane Black Raspberry
Bred in Longmont, fruits on new wood, excellent flavor.
Also, Anne yellow raspberry, and Heritage and Polana red raspberries.
Semi-sweet cherry, very hardy to -54F, good for fresh eating and baking.
A natural dwarf 6-8′, good tasting fruit, dependable, good ornamental too.
Also, Montmorency, Mesabi, Carmine Jewel, Juliet, Romeo, Crimson Passion.
We will have a wonderful selection of Colorado-adapted strawberries with REAL Strawberry Flavor.
Finally found this old-time favorite cross between wild Rocky Mt. strawberry and garden varieties. Okay with less-than-ideal soil, everbearing, productive.
Everbearing, large, sweet, aromatic fruits, heat & cold tolerant.
Mara des Bois
Intense flavor, June-October.
June-bearing, some say THE best tasting.
Alexandria Alpine and Yellow Wonder Alpine
Runnerless, small intense fruit.
Deep blue sweet, juicy flesh, mid-late Aug, self-fertile, tough.
Rosy-red, freestone, spicy & sweet, ripens Aug/Sept, very productive, needs pollinator.
Also, Stanley, Italian, Red Haven, Superior, Toka, Green Gage, Alderman.
Reliance, Contender, Red Haven.
Crisp, juicy, delicious fruit, for fresh eating, baking, cider; successful.
Sweet and juicy, aromatic, stores well, Zone 3, successful.
Large, yellow fruit is good fresh, for sauce and pies. Zone 2-3, keeps for 1 week.
Also, Liberty, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Hazen, Macfree, Mandan, Zestar, Freedom, Honeygold, Red Baron, Zestar, Snow Sweet, Haralred, Rhuby, Sharon, etc.
Summercrisp, Parker Pear, Nova and Loma.
Zone 4, purple with excellent flavor, seedless, fresh eating & raisins.
Zone 4, red, seeded grape, high sugar content, delicious flavor, superior.
Also, Swenson’s White, Trollhaugen, Valiant, Lacross, Concord, and Marquette.