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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.
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.
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
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.
Nectar Babe Miniature Nectarine
Excellent quality, mid season, yellow freestone nectarine with sweet, rich, delicious flavor. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree. Ripens in July. 400 hrs. or less. Pollenized by Honey Babe or other peach or nectarine. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Peach Sorbet Blueberry
Small plant with leaves of peach, pink, orange and emerald green. White flowers in spring lead to an abundant crop of sweet berries in summer. In most climates, the leaves stay on in winter and turn a lovely purple. Grows one and a half to two feet. 300 hours or less. Zones 5 to 10.
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.
Raspberry, Raspberry Shortcake
Thornless, compact bush to two to three feet, perfect for pots. Dense growth. 800 hours. Zones 4 to 9. Potted.
Sol Dorado Miniature Nectarine
Heavy producer of delicious yellow freestone 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.