One of the most popular offering at Kleijn Nurseries and Garden Centre is our “bare root” fruit trees. Our fruit trees are selected for their suitability to our local environment and growing conditions. We carry them as two year old trees, bare root, ready to plant, usually available for purchase in Fall and Spring of the year, which is, incidentally, the best times to plant new trees.
Regarding Pollination and Pollinators:
Some fruit trees are semi or full self-fertile, but most need a pollinator to produce a heavy fruit crop. A pollinator is another variety with a flower season that overlaps the variety in question and produces adequate pollen. Many urban areas have enough existing fruit trees so pollination is never a problem. If there are none nearby, it is necessary to plant pollinators.
We do our best to source quality trees, refunds on bare roots are, unfortunately, are not available. Below is our current selection, however some trees are subject to availability as they sell out fast.
2019 Fruit Tree Selection
Some trees are arriving in November 2018, all others will arrive February / March 2019.
You can download a PDF version of this list.
- Fuji Red Sport : Late October, excellent eating apple, stores well.
- Royal Gala : late summer apple. Hardy, vigorous tree. Firm, red apple.
- Golden Gala: mid season, firm and sweet. Extremely crisp.
- Red Gravenstein : Firm juicy with tart flavor.
- King : large, red striped. Used for dessert, cooking and cider.
- Golden Reinette : Medium apple with a fresh, crisp, juicy flavor.
- Golden Russet : flesh is tart, sweet. Suitable for cider.
- Red Northern Spy: best winter apple, late season. Red and hardy.
- Honeycrisp : large round apple, very crisp and juicy. Excellent keeper.
- Yellow Transparent: Green cooking apple. Hardy.
- Spartan: Heavy producer. Dark red fruit, juicy and crisp. Eat fresh or cooked.
- Florina : European scab free, matures mid-October. Red apple.
- Liberty : similar to Spartan, scab and mildew resistant.
- Columnar, Golden sentinel : scab resistant. Late august.
- Columnar, Scarlet sentinel : Compact columnar apple. Late Oct.
- Columnar, Macintosch: very hardy. Fruit is medium to large, red color.
- Bartlett : medium large fruit, green when picked, bright yellow when ripe.
- Flemish Beauty : Dwarf, vigorous and productive. Large fruit, blushed, juicy.
- Bosc : Fruit is medium large, heavily russeted. Juicy and very sweet .
- Highland : outstanding winter pear. Yellow, juicy and sweet.
- Red Sensation : Red Bartlett, late summer.
- Spartlett : Large fruit, yellow when ripe. Fresh eating or canning.
- Clapp’s Favorite : fresh eating, large fruits with yellow skin and a red cheek.
- Conference : dessert pear, exceptional when cooked. long bell shaped fruits with firm flesh
- Gold Plum : large, round bright yellow fruit, clingstone, early to mid-season. ”J”
- Red Heart : Red skin, red flesh. Sweet flavor. “J”
- Santa Rosa : Very large round fruit, dark red skin, yellow flesh. “J”
- Italian Plum : Dark purple skin, yellow flesh, freestone. “E”
- Black Amber: Very large. Black with amber flesh. Fresh eating or cooking. “J”
- Compact Stella : Early, heavy crops of black heart shaped fruit.
- Lapins : Resistant to cracking, large fruit.
- Bing : Deep dark red/black fruit, firm and juicy. Requires pollinator.
- Sweetheart: Bright red, large fruit. Very productive. Late July.
- Rainier : Large, yellow cherry with red blush. Delicate flavor. Need pollinator.
- Glohaven : large fruit, free stone, early august
- Red Haven : large fruit, semi free stone, mid august
- Redgold : large, glossy, highly colored fruit with firm and juicy, freestone flesh.
- Champion : sweet and flavorful, good for coastal areas.
- Le borgeot : Pear flavor. Great for jams and jellies.