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Bare Root Dwarf & Miniature
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Dwarf & Miniature
Anna Miniature Apple
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in southern California and southern Arizona. Bears heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Use fresh or cooked. Keeps for two months in the refrigerator. Ripens in July. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Ein Shemer. Available on Gen.
Arctic Babe Miniature Nectarine
The first miniature white fleshed nectarine, the result of interspecific breeding by Zaiger! Extremely sweet with large fruit. Grows four to six feet tall. Ripens late May to early June. 700 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Arctic Sprite Miniature White Nectarine NEW FOR 2021!
Produces lots of delicious white freestone fruit. Beautiful spring bloom. Ripens in late July. Expected chill required is 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Black Jack Fig
Large, long, purple fig with strawberry colored flesh is juicy with sweet flavor. Tree is a natural dwarf; easily kept under 6-8 ft. Very heavy producer. Ripens Aug. to Oct. Cold hardy to zone 7. 100 hrs. NOTE: Due to their sensitivity, figs are NOT guaranteed.
Blackberry, Baby Cakes Thornless
Dwarf bush perfect for pots. Grows three to four feet with a compact, rounded habit. Large, sweet berries ripen in summer and, in most areas, are produced twice a year. 400 hours. Zones 4 to 8. Potted.
Dorsett Golden Miniature Apple
Outstanding, medium to large, firm, very flavorful sweet apple for warm winter areas. Productive throughout southern California and Phoenix, Arizona. Also recommended as good early season apple for central California. Ripens in late June/July. Good pollenizer for Anna. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Fuji Miniature Apple
Recent introduction from Japan; now California's favorite apple. Sweet, crisp, very flavorful. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russetted. Ripens in mid to late September; excellent keeper. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Gala Miniature Apple
(Original Gala) Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Skin is reddish-orange, striped over yellow. Crisp, dense, aromatic flesh with nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor. Good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in August, 2-3 weeks before Red Delicious. Adapted to cold and warm winter climates. Chilling requirement apparently less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf Apple
Greenish yellow apple with red blush to full red color. Sweet, crisp, superb flavor, even in hot climates. Use fresh or cooked, good keeper. 8-10 ft. tree; smaller with pruning. Ripens in early September. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
Garden Delight Miniature Nectarine
Large yellow freestone nectarine with sweet, delicious, refreshing flavor. Ripens in mid August. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree, easily covered to protect from frost. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Garden Gold Miniature Peach
Delicious yellow freestone peach. More vigorous than other miniatures. Ripens in August, 2 weeks after Elberta. Late bloom with showy blossoms, is less susceptible to frost damage. 5-6 ft. tree. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf Almond
Compact, lushly foliated 10-12 ft. almond tree with large, light pink blossoms. Soft shelled nuts are especially sweet and tasty. Bears young and heavy; ripens late, in October. Cold hardy to zone 9, maybe 8. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 5146 (Zaiger). Available on Nema.
Garden Sun Miniature Peach
Sweet, mild, low acid yellow freestone. Showy blossoms. Four to five feet tall. Ripens early to mid August. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Granny Smith Miniature Apple
From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose, very popular apple. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer; thrives in hot climates. Prolonged bloom; good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in Oct./Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Ischia Green Fig
Small to medium, thin skinned greenish yellow fruit. Strawberry red flesh with fine flavor and excellent quality. Fruit is resistant to damage by weather and insects and is not attractive to birds. Excellent fresh or dried. Tree is somewhat dwarf and does very well in pots. Heavy bearer. Cold hardy to zone 7. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.
Jelly Bean Blueberry
Very small plant with elongated green leaves. Grows one to two feet, ideal for pots or a small hedge. Produces large, flavorful berries in summer that taste like sweet, homemade blueberry jelly. 1000 hours. Zones 4 to 8.
Lapins Miniature Cherry
Self-fruitful cherry from Canada. Large, firm, dark red sweet cherry with good flavor. Fruit not prone to splitting. Ripens in early June, four days after Bing. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful and a good pollenizer for other cherries. Great for containers and small gardens. Available on Z-Dwarf.
Mulberry, Dwarf Bush (Morus nigra sp.)
Continuously produces sweet, blackberry-like fruit throughout the season. A great choice for containers. Mature height is six to eight feet in the ground. Zones 7 to 11. Self-fruitful. Potted.
Necta Zee Miniature Nectarine
Sweet, firm, flavorful, yellow freestone nectarine with beautiful red skin. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. Ripens mid June to early July. Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft. 400 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 6283 (Zaiger). Available on: Lov.
North Star Dwarf Cherry
Dwarf sour cherry is attractive, densely foliated, naturally small tree growing to about 8-10 ft. Large, meaty, tart, red skinned cherry with red juice is excellent for pies and cobblers, also used fresh when fully ripe. Hardy to -40 degrees F. Very productive, often bears in second year. Resists cracking and brown rot. Ripens early to mid June in central Calif., a little later than Montmorency. 500 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Mah.
Northpole Columnar Apple
Large, red skinned McIntosh type apple is juicy, crisp and aromatic. Attractive, distinctive tree with very narrow growth habit grows to about ten feet. Trees topped for size control develop upright side limbs. Excellent for container growing. Fruit ripens in late September. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours. Pollenized by Scarlet Sentinel or other apple varieties. Available on M7
Pink Icing Blueberry
Grows three to four feet with foliage that is blue, deep green and shades of pink. Leaves turn iridescent turquoise in winter. Berries are large and robustly flavored. Excellent foliage plant as well as producing wonderful fruit. 500 hours. Zones 5 to 10.
Pink Lady Miniature Apple
New hot climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp with sweet-tart distinct flavor; good keeper. Skin is reddish pink over green; white flesh is fine grained and resists browning. Ripens in late Oct./early Nov., about three weeks after Fuji. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7880. Available on Gen.
Pix Zee Miniature Peach
Large, delicious, firm, yellow freestone peach with beautiful red over orange skin. Ripens mid to late June - two weeks before Honey Babe. Vigorous tree grows to 6 ft. 400 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 6364 (Zaiger). Available on: Lov.
Pixie-Cot 'TM' Miniature Apricot
Genetic semi-dwarf compact tree with medium sized, fine quality fruit. Will grow to about ten feet without pruning. The first miniature apricot that meets the "Flavor Test" at Dave Wilson Nursery. The fruit is ripe around June 1 in California's Central Valley. Estimated chill requirement is 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Raspberry, Raspberry Shortcake
Thornless, compact bush to two to three feet, perfect for pots. Dense growth. 800 hours. Zones 4 to 9. Potted.
Scarlet Sentinel Columnar Apple
Attractive, distinctive apple tree with upright, columnar growth habit that is ideal for small space or container growing. Trees topped for height control develop upright side limbs. Has dense clusters of white blossoms in spring. Very large and attractive greenish yellow and red fruit is crisp and sweet with pure white flesh. Ripens in early October. Very productive and disease resistant. From British Columbia; hardy to approximately zone 4. Estimated chilling requirement 550 hours. Pollenized by Northpole or other apple varieties. Available on M 7
Sol Dorado Miniature Nectarine NEW FOR 2021!
Heavy producer of yellow freestone, delicious fruit. Attractive spring bloom. Ripens in early July. Expected chill required is 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Lov.
Sunshine Blue Blueberry
Dwarf southern highbush cultivar - three to four feet tall and wide. Semi-evergreen, particularly good for container gardening. Firm blueberries, 80 per cup. Yields of five to ten pounds per bush. Good fruit quality. Ripens mid to late season. More tolerant of high pH soil than other southern highbush and rabbiteye types. Hardy in zones 5 to 10. 150 hours.
Violette De Bordeaux Fig
Black fig with dark red flesh and rich flavor. Tree is small and well adapted for container culture or small spaces. Early crop is pear shaped with a thick, tapering neck; main crop is variable, often without neck. Good fresh or dried. Cold hardy to zone 5. 100 chill hrs. Self-fruitful. NOTE: Due to their sensitivity, figs are NOT guaranteed.