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Apples Pyrus malus

 

Anna

With a chill requirement of 200 to 300 hours, Anna is an excellent variety for the South. Trees are large and strong and produce at a young age. The fruit are medium to large, with green skin overlaid with red. Fruit are early ripening, and crisp with good flavor. Anna fruits best with a pollinator, and Golden Dorsett is a perfect choice. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Golden Dorsett

Requiring only 250 chill hours makes this apple tree a great southern selection to pair with Anna. Fruit ripens from mid June to early July. A large fruit with a sweet yet tart flavor with yellow skin and a pretty red blush. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Florida Peach Prunus persica

Working on their stone fruit breeding program since the 1950's, the University of Florida has developed numerous low chill peach varieties designed to be the first quality commercial peaches on the market.

 

Donut Peach

 

 

 Tropic Beauty

An early ripening variety, Tropic Beauty's fruit is ready in 85 to 94 days after full bloom. Fruit is firm, aromatic and sweet. Summer pruning recommended for the best fruit production the following year and for optimum fruit and tree health. Harvest in May through June. Requires 150 chill units. Self pollinating. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Tropic Snow

A sumptuous white-fleshed Peach. Fruit is ripe 110 days after full bloom. Summer pruning recommended for the best fruit production the following year and for optimum fruit and tree health.  Requires 200 chill units. Self pollinating. Harvest  in May -through June. 3 gal.

 

 

Florida nectarine Prunus persica

 

Double Delight Nectarine 

Sensational fruit consistently the best-flavored yellow nectarine - plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned, freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor * very high-scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree. Estimated chilling requirement is 200 to 300 hours. Self-fruitful. 3 gal

 

Mayglo Nectarine

A early fruiting Nectarine, with May being the main harvest time. Fruits are bright red in color with the flesh a light yellow. Firm textured, melting flesh and yummy taste. Mayglo is self-fruitful and only requires 200 chill units. 3 gal.

 

 

Snow Queen

Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone, the Snow Queen Nectarine Tree is great for mild winter climates. Estimated chill requirement is 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful. 3 gal

 

 

Florida Plums Prunus spp.

 

Beauty

This smaller Japanese Plum tree offers a tasty crop of sweet flavorful fruit and each delicious plum has bright red skin and amber tinged, red juicy flesh. Abundant white blooms appear in later winter through early spring. Self-fertile. Chill requirement of 250 chill hours.

 

 

Flavor Grenade

Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor. Taste-test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks. Pollinize with a Japanese plum. Chill requirement of 200 to 300 hours. 3 gal

 

 

Gulf Gold

A shorter growing, yellow-fleshed plum with excellent flavor.  Gets a red blush when completely ripe. Developed by the University of Florida.  Plums are notable for their beautiful flower display in early spring, leading to harvest in May.  Use Gulf Ruby as a pollenizer. Requires 250 chill units. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Gulf Ruby

Early ripening yellow fleshed, red skinned Japanese-style plum with excellent flavor.  Developed by the University of Florida. Plums are notable for their beautiful flower display in early spring, leading to harvest in May.  Pollenizer for Gulf Gold plum. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Weeping Santa Rosa

One of the most flavorful, aromatic Japanese plums when fully ripe. Beautiful 8-10 ft. tree, weeping growth habit - long slender limbs bow gracefully to the ground. Easily espaliered. Estimated chill requirement is 200 to 400 hours. Self-fruitful.

 

 

pear

Hood

The Hood Pear Tree is a long time favorite in the South with its buttery smooth textured flesh. This large yellow-green pear is highly resistant to fire blight making it a long lived and very productive tree. Hood pears ripen mid to late July and requires a pollinator. Chill requirement of 100 to 200 hours. 3 gal

 

Jujube

Green Thornless

The trees are bush-like with a weeping habit, and they will bear fruit at just two to three years of age. Fruit is 1 to 2 inches in size and is eaten between the green to yellowish-green stage. Taste like a green apple. They are hardy to 25 degrees and can take almost any amount of summer heat, Indian Jujubes are known to be extremely prolific producers. 3 gal.

 

 

Lang Jujube

Produces fruit that are easily mistaken for baby Bosc pears before turning their beautiful burnished mahogany. They're incredibly tasty when fully ripe, but not until then. Wait for the fruit to turn dark before eating. These fruit are also excellent if left on the tree to dry. Tree is upright and nearly thornless. Partially self-fertile, which means you can grow just one tree and get fruit, but you'll get more if you have two different varities. Fruit ripens in early to mid-September. 3 gal

 

Li Jujube

Also called "Chinese date". Round-shaped fruits are larger than "Lang". The "Li" Jujube is sweet and tasty when picked while yellowish-green. It turns reddish-brown, dry and wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early Fall. Attractive, easy-to-grow tree.  Low chilling requirement. Partly self-fruitful, or pollenized by Lang. 3 gal

 

Sherwood Jujube

The fruit of the "Sherwood" Jujube tree is excellent tasting with a sweet apple-like flavor. The fruit is large, oblong, shiny and reddish-brown. Like the other Jujube varieties, it's drought tolerant, and good for eating fresh or dried. The Sherwood has notably less thorns than other varieties. Self polinating. 3 gal

 

Persimmons Diospyros Kaki

Fuyu

The Fuyu is the most popular fresh eating Japanese persimmon in the world. The fruit is non-astringent, large, round, flattened. Trees bear at an early age and are heavy producers of  reddish-orange seedless fruits. Harvest is generally in November. Requires 200 chill units. Self-fruitful. 3 gal.

 

 

 

Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro

A dwarf tree that produces large, flat tomato-shaped, deep orange fruit. Matures in late October.  Good variety for small back yards. The smooth, custard-textured flesh closely resembles sweet bananas and mangos. Enjoy persimmons fresh, or use them in any number of deserts and breads. Dried, they taste like chewy papaya. 3 gal

 

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