Fruit Trees Availability

Updated for 2021

Starting an orchard at your home this season, or are you looking for help maintaining your new first-year fruit trees from last season? You've come to the right place. We grow an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, and plum trees that are reliably hardy for Wisconsin and northern climates.

Growing fruit trees increases in popularity with each passing season because growing fruit trees in common residential landscapes is possible!

Know What You're Getting Into With Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees Require Training & Pruning Early On

Unlike many ornamental landscape trees, fruit trees will require some training and pruning to be successful. You train a fruit tree in the first few seasons to achieve a proper shape and form, then after a couple seasons you can let it grow on its own. We've prepared some simple DIY resources to help you.

Will my tree come with fruit on it? That depends. Fruit begins to form in summer and typically ripens in fall, so it depends on when you purchase it. Whether or not it has fruit when you buy it "off the shelf" doesn't impact it's fruiting capability once it's happily sited in your yard.

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Inventory & Pricing

Fruit trees are popular and sell out every year. We do our best to keep stocking from our growing fields and farms. We recommend preordering in advance. See pricing in the Public Inventory. Wholesale customers should visit the Wholesale Department.

Did you know? Many fruit trees (like apples) require a second (different variety) apple or a crabapple nearby for pollination and fruiting. Look at Apple trees specifically in our Apple Trees in Wisconsin resource that includes pricing and inventory.

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How Big Are They "Off The Shelf"?

We offer fruit trees in Container sizes from #5 through #10. These sizes are, generally speaking, between 8 and 10-feet tall with a trunk size between a pool cue and a baseball bat. No two trees are the same, so we encourage you to browse. We may have larger, field grown (B&B) - inquire within.

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Apple Trees

Connell Red apple is an improved sport of Fireside apple. It is an extremely cold hardy variety with sweet and juicy flesh. The fruit can grow to gigantic proportions if thinned properly. Great for fresh eating and pies.

Cortland Apple is known for producing large sized fruits that are striped red with a yellow background. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Fruit is juicy, moderately sweet and will store well if refrigerated.

Retains much of the flavor of McIntosh Apple but flesh has a deeper red skin better firmness. Excels for fresh eating and cooking. Must be cross-pollinated with a crabapple or different apple variety to produce fruit.

Haralred is an improved version of Haralson Apple. The medium-large fruits are firm and tart, making Haralred Apple a good choice for pies. Cold hardy variety for those northern zones.

Named for its sweet and extremely juicy fruit that is often described as “explosively crisp”. This variety stays crisp for a very long time in cold storage. A premium quality apple for fresh use.

Jonathan Apples are small to medium in size with a slightly striped skin color or red with yellow background. The flesh is slightly tart and great to eat fresh or for cooking.

A small but very crispy and sweet red apple. Ripens in late August in S.E WI and is an exceptional early apple. Crispiness comes from one of its parents, the famous Honeycrisp apple.

McIntosh is an heirloom apple that is still popular today. Although not a crispy apple, it's still excellent for eating and cooking. It excels for making a smooth texture applesauce.

A sport of Gala apple, selected for its darker red color and slightly striped skin. Produces sweet and crispy fruit that is excellent for fresh use. Is in the top 10 apples grown by volume in the U.S.

Zestar!® is a very cold hardy, early-Sept. ripening apple. Outstanding quality for an early apple! Good for both fresh eating and cooking. Zestar!® apples will store well for up to three weeks when refrigerated.

Espalier Apple Trees

Espalier Apple Trees is an exciting style of growing fruit trees that allows homeowners with smaller spaces or urban lots to grow apple trees. They are not for the novice grower. Many think they are ‘neat’ looking and drool over the choice espalier specimens when found at arboretums.

A 3-tier cordon form espalier, this tree takes little space width-wise and bears three different types of apples (top: Zestar!; middle: Sweet 16; bottom: Honeycrisp) that all ripen in September.

A large fruited tart cherry variety that bears deep red cherries with a yellow flesh. Grows very well in the upper mid-west where tart cherries do best and is excellent for urban home growers due to its smaller stature.

Noted for its very high yields of light colored red and slightly yellow fleshed fruits with a mild cherry flavor. Montmorency is an old tart cherry variety and has become the #1 tart cherry variety commercially grown in the U.S.

North Star cherry is a dwarf tart cherry that grows 8′-10′ tall on average. It is a ‘Morello type’ so has very dark red flesh and a nice strong cherry flavor. Excellent for the home grower as very cold hardy.

A tart cherry that is known for its extremely heavy crop yield. This variety produces a nice quality dark red cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Sweet Cherry Pie™ is self-fertile.

Cherry Trees: Sweet

Bears large mahogany colored fruits that are sweet and crisp. It is one of few sweet cherry varieties that is self-pollinating which makes it an excellent variety for the home grower. Lapins is also a popular commercial variety.

Rainier sweet cherry has exceptionally large fruits with a high sugar content. The fruit is yellow with a nice red blush. Noted for its wonderful flavor and fruit quality. Highly prized and much sought after for its delicious fruit.

Contender peach produces large fruits that have a small pit and excellent red skin color. Great for canning and fresh use. This variety has also been found to be very cold hardy and has survived in northern growing areas where other peach varieties fail.

Reliance peach is an extremely cold hardy peach that was bred for northern climates. Considered to be one of the hardiest peach varieties. The fruit is soft, sweet and very juicy. Medium sized fruits. Great for canning, cooking and fresh use.

Mount Royal Plum is an heirloom plum variety that is extremely cold hardy. It produces small to medium fruits that have blue skin, sweet yellow/green flesh and are round in shape. Known for producing very heavy yields.

Produces large round black fruits that ripen in early August in Wisconsin. The fruit is sweet, juicy and semi-cling. This plum was derived from a complex cross of sand cherry with Japanese plum genetics.

A Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when fully ripe. This variety was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1923.

Bartlett pear is a very old European pear and is the #1 pear variety grown in the U.S. for canned pears. Sweet, juicy pear with a yellow skin color. This variety excels for canning and fresh use. Best when picked at the green/ripe stage in early September.

The fruits are medium sized, green, and often develop a slight red bush on the sunny side of the fruit. While most pears need to be picked at the green/ripe stage and then slow ripened off the tree, Parker seems to be OK when picked fully tree ripened.

The fruits are medium sized, green, and often develop a slight red bush on the sunny side of the fruit. While most pears need to be picked at the green/ripe stage and then slow ripened off the tree, Parker seems to be OK when picked fully tree ripened.