Varieties And Descriptions of Current Stock

If you want a variety not in Stock please feel free to call us at 910-947-3384 or email us as we do special order with a minimum of 5 trees or vines of each variety


Asian Pears: $25.00 6 ft+ $22.00 5-6 ft and $19.00 3-4 ft

Korean Giant

Large Korean is in a class all by itself when it comes to size and taste. Fruit weighs up to one pound each and is filled with sweet, delicious juice that is sweeter than an apple. Brown russet, round fruit has crisp, white flesh. Another plus for Large Korean is its excellent storage life. Keeps in your refrigerator up to 5 months and flavor improves in storage. Also known as Korean Giant and Olympic it is easy to grow, productive and plantings have shown an excellent resistance to fire blight. Late ripening usually in October. Shipped spring only. Zones 4-8

Shinkeo

The most disease-resistant to fire blight of the Asian pears. Russeted bronze-green skin over medium-large fruit. The flesh is firm yet smooth, sweet and juicy. Known for its rich sweetness and distinctive flavor, Shinkeo is a good keeper also. Ripens late August. Zones 6-9.


Apple: $17.50 - $20.00 5-9 ft trees most branched

Arkansas Black

The Arkansas Black Spur Apple is a large, late season apple. It is a very late maturing variety grown primarily in the Southeast. The distinctive dark red skin encases a high quality fruit even where summer nights are warm. Use this apple for dessert and cooking. This is a great variety to add in a cider blend, providing a high acid, spicy flavor. They have an excellent storage life. They keep for many months. Arkansas Black blooms in mid-season and is a great pollinator for early blooming apple varieties, varieties blooming in the middle of the season, and varieties blooming late in the season.

Carolina Red June 

A long-time Southern favorite, Carolina Red June is believed to have originated in the early 1800's in Tennessee. This apple has long been highly valued for its early ripening qualities. Unlike most early season varieties which fail to develop a full balance of flavors in their short ripening period, Carolina Red June has a high quality flavor making it a first choice for fresh eating and pie making. The tree is very productive and has an unusual habit of occasionally blooming twice in the same season, producing a second, smaller crop of apples in the fall. Fruit is small to medium with smooth, dark red skin and is quite oblong or conical in appearance. The tender, fine-grained flesh is white and sometimes stained with red when eating. Ripens June to July and only a fair keeper.

Gala Sold Out

Gala's popularity is growing in the markets as more people try it and get hooked. The coloring is a mix of red, yellow and orange stripping. This wonderful summer apple has crisp flesh, which is juicy and sweet. Used for fresh eating and cooking, and stores well. Ripens early to late August. Zones 5-8

Golden Delicious (Pollinizer) Sold Out

The variety was discovered by a West Virginia farmer at the end of the 19th century. It is generally considered to be a seedling of Grimes Golden, to which it bears a strong resemblance. The variety was soon taken up by the famous Stark Brothers nursery, who were so impressed by it that they bought the original tree and an area of land around it. The tree lived on into the 1950s, by which time it had become firmly established as one of the world's great apple varieties. When allowed to ripen to a golden-green color on the tree the true flavor is revealed - exceptionally sweet and rich, almost like eating raw sugar cane. Golden Delicious is also a versatile apple, and can be used both for dessert and cooking purposes, and it has an attractive appearance - which can indeed be golden if left to mature on the tree.

Grimes Golden (Pollinizer)

Grimes Golden is believed to be one of the parents of Golden Delicious. Grimes contains 19% sugar that ferments to a 9% alcohol, and was popular for the making of hard cider. This is an old favorite. Similar to a Golden Russet, it is suitable for fresh eating, cider, and cooking. Medium in size, the fruit is golden with russetting and crisp juicy flesh. Ripens mid October. Zones 5-8

Mollies Delicious  (Pollinizer) Sold Out

A very good to excellent early apple ripening. Fruits are large to very large, conical in shape with a pinkish red color. Has an exceptionally pleasing aftertaste. This quality can be maintained in storage for at least 10 weeks under refrigeration

Mutsu - Sold Out

The Mutsu Apple has a moderately sweet flavor with firm, juicy and creamy white flesh. Its skin color is a yellowish green with an orange blush. The Mutsu apple is also known as Crispin. This apple is vigorous, fairly early, and the fruit is large and oblong shaped. It is excellent for fresh eating, sauces, pies, and baking. This apple stores and keeps well.

Yellow Horse (Pollinizer) 

Also called, Summer Horse, Green Horse, Oldfield Horse, Mammoth Horse, Hoss and Old Fashion Horse. The variety Hass is a distinct variety, and some of the synonyms are likely seedlings of the variety that probably originated in North Carolina in the 18th century. Usually large in size, it is roundish in shape with the thick, bright-yellow skin occasionally blushed red. The yellow flesh is coarse, tender and acidic, making it a good eating apple. It is tart in flavor until fully ripe; but even then, it is not sweet. The tree is vigorous and has some disease resistance. In Central Virginia, it has been a popular cooking and drying apple, and the vinegar from early cider production was popular for use in pickling. It bears heavy crops annually and ripens in early August.


Blackberries $8.00 1 gal / $12.50 3 gal

Apache

The Apache Blackberry Thorn-less is a sweet blackberry and an excellent choice for the home garden. This newly released thorn less blackberry variety, Apache Blackberry produces larger blackberry fruit and higher yields than any of the other previously released blackberry cultivars

Natchez

The Natchez Thorn-less Blackberry fruits are very large, elongated and glossy black in color. Weighing in at 8-9 grams each, it only takes 3-4 berries to make an ounce. Natchez Blackberries have a 9.5% sugar content which makes them great for jams, jellies, juice mixes or just eating fresh off the bush. It is considered an erect to semi-erect variety, but would truly benefit from trellising. Some extra support will be especially appreciated in early to mid June, when its abundant yield of berries begin ripening.

Ouachita

Enjoy consistent yields of large, extra sweet berries, easily harvested off of thorn-less, fully erect canes. Ripens early, in mid to late June, and fruiting extends for five weeks giving you more time to enjoy delicious fresh fruit! Highly disease resistant.


Blue Berries: Order by Request


Domestic Pears: $17.50 - 20.00 5-9 ft branched trees

Kiefer - Sold Out

This old-fashioned favorite is the most widely grown pear of the South, found near farm houses from east Texas to Georgia. Kieffer is a large pear with greenish-yellow skin blushed in red and has coarse crisp, juicy, white flesh. This productive pear tree is self-fertile and ripens October-November. The Kieffer is the most popular pear planted by deer hunters.

Moon Glow

Moon glow is soft and juicy, but never mushy. This blight-resistant Bartlett-type pear is a perennial favorite. Moonglow's fruit has a soft red blush that is great for eating and canning. When ripe, this pear develops a creamy white glow on the skin. The fruity, musky fragrance heightens the senses, and the very soft and juicy pulp has an excellent quality most appreciated when eaten fresh. Peak flavor is obtained when its fruit is yellow-green, then stored in a cool place for about one week. Moonglow is a good pollinator for other pear varieties. The tree is very upright; vigorous, heavily spurred, fruits heavily at an early age, and appears to be very resistant to fire blight. It ripens late August and the tree grows to 25 feet unless pruned. This variety is hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

Orient Pear

Trees can reach a height of 25 feet or more and grow in any fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. They have strong vertical branches and require little pruning. The fruit grows on long-lived spurs and is spherical to typically pear-shaped. It should never be allowed to ripen on the tree. The ripening process is completed in storage where the pears will ripen more evenly. Orient is a large, excellent, flesh-quality pear. The tree has the best fire blight resistance. It holds its leaves well into the fall and is a reliable producer. This tree normally bears after 4 years and is self-sterile.

Pineapple

Pineapple is an old-fashioned pear that is tough, hardy and hard to kill. It produces bushels of hard, cooking pears. It ripens in July-August and needs a pollinator. Hardy in Zones 8-10.


Figs $18.00 4-5 ft & $25.00-35.00 30 gallon pots

Brown Turkey Sold Out

The Brown Turkey Fig Tree is an old time favorite in the southeast for fresh eating and canning whole. The medium sized, bell shaped fruits are purplish-brown with light pink flesh. This small productive tree will produce delicious sweet figs in summer and usually a secondary crop in early Fall, which makes it a good choice for those who want to container-grow on their patio or have limited yard space. Old Brown Turkey Fig Trees have survived single digit temperatures from time to time near the Willis family farm in southern Georgia.

Celeste

Celeste is a very winter hardy and productive variety resistant to splitting and souring. The medium size fruit ripens in early to mid summer to a purple-brown color. The very sweet peach colored flesh is great for fresh eating, freezing, preserves and dried. Zones 6-10

LSU Purple Sold Out

The LSU purple is a delicious dark red fig with a high sugar content. This fig tree is very vigorous and has an upright growth pattern. The LSU purple fig tree is a very hardy variety. LSU Purple is a very reliable, prolific producer of early to late delicious figs. One of the best figs to come along for some time. Excellent for containers, producing early figs as soon as growth starts. Very acclimated to the fluctuating weather of the South.

Green Ischia 

Green Ischiais a productive green-skinned fig. Since they ripen with their outside color green, they will fool the birds. The sweet, succulent fruit is large and can measure up to 2” in diameter. Strawberry is used to describe the inside color of the fruit. They can be eaten fresh or dried to enjoy later. This fig variety can produce two crops a year, especially if it’s grown in a warm location during the fall months to give the second crop time to ripen.


Grapes: $20.00 2yr # 1 vines 1 gal. * and $12.50 3 yr #1 vines 1 gal

Big Red *

Reddish Black Female: 20% sugar, large fruit, one of the sweetest varieties available. High fruit quality, Beautiful clusters, Edible skin, disease resistant. One of our all time favorites

Cowart Sold Out

The Cowart Male Muscadine is 17% sugar with an excellent flavor. The vine is very vigorous and produces many large clusters of medium size fruit. Ripens early season.

Darlene * Sold Out

Bronze Female, 22% sugar, Considered by most to be the Best bronze variety available. Consistently large, 1¼ in diameter, slight pinkish color when fully ripe, Dry scar, melting pulp, excellent quality, edible skin, disease resistant, Ripens early to mid-season.

Fry Scuppernong - Sold Out

The Fry Scuppernong is the most popular (considered the best) female bronze scuppernong. Its large clusters of very large fruit are high in sugar content. The Fry offers excellent, abundant fruits all summer long. You can't go wrong with this tried and true scuppernong variety.

Higgins- Sold Out

Bronze female. 16% sugar. Vine is very vigorous. Skin is thicker than average muscadine and is edible. Good production and size. Ripens mid to late season.

Pam*

The Pam muscadine vine is a female variety that produces beautiful bronze fruit that contains 21% sugar. The Pam muscadine is the heaviest producing muscadine and produces the largest clusters of all female varieties. It is not uncommon for clusters to have 12 to 15 grapes. The Pam muscadine can be harvested in clusters.

Supreme * 

Black Female. 22% sugar, Is the very best of the black muscadines. Supreme is also the largest muscadine developed at this time. A very heavy producer with large clusters and a dry scar, ripens mid to late season, fruit has a long shelf life, edible skin and disease resistant. a must for commercial vineyards, may have a tendency to over-crop, fruit thinning may be required.


Japanese Persimmons: $24.00 3-4 ft & $30.00 15 gal 4-5 ft

Fuyu Sold Out

Fruit are large. Fuyu Persimmons (or Jiro or sharon fruit) are short and firm. They're crisp and sweet and the skin can be eaten or peeled. They are great in fruit salads or baked in coffee cake. These tomato-like ones are the better variety for eating fresh.

Matsumoto Sold Out

Early ripening Fuyu type. Ripens before Ichi and Maekawa Jiro. Usually sold in stores as Fuyu,. Excellent flavor having high sugars. Vigorous and very productive with a spreading shape. The most important commercial variety in the US. Usually starts fruiting early in its second or third leaf. Hangs well on the tree past its mature picking date. Height 10' to 12'. Space 12' circle. Zone 6-9.

Rosseyanka Persimmon

D. virginiana x kaki

Rosseyanka is a truly amazing marriage between Asian and American Persimmons. Combining traits of both parents. Now the taste of Kaki persimmons can be enjoyed in the North. More of the American parent is evident in leaf and tree form. Fruit tastes like a blend of soft Asian persimmon and ripe native persimmon. Fruits are seedless! The candy like orange fruit has a rich flavor enjoyed into the winter. Good orange leaf color in the fall. Fruit size is larger than native persimmon. Must be soft to eat. Fruits will "wrinkle" when ripe. Height 15'-20'. Space 15' circle Zones 5-8.


Jujubee $70.00 35 gal (fruited last year)

Li:

Jujubees are also known as Chinese Dates. The Li Jujube is also 1 1/2 inches long, however it is round and plump. Unlike the Lang, the Li is sweet and tasty when picked while yellowish-green. The Li Jujube has arching branches that produce an abundant crop of sweet, apple-flavored fruits in late September.


(Cold Hardy) Kiwi $8.00 1 gal (Male and Female in each pot)

Anna:

Hardy Kiwi is among the best and largest of the Arctic Kiwis. The fruits have a tangy, sweet, pineapple-like flavor. The skin has a red blush and the flesh of the kiwi is a beautiful emerald green. Anna Hardy Kiwi is an extremely vigorous kiwi female plant, and may produce more than 100 pounds of delicious kiwi fruits after 3 to 4 years of age. A pollinator is required with the Anna Hardy Kiwi. The Anna Kiwi is also very ornamental with red leaf stems. This kiwi is cold hardy to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. It grows in zones 5-9b

Ken's Red: Sold Out

This kiwi (as are all the hardy kiwis) is smooth skinned and grows in bunches. Fruit are about the size of large gapes or about 1 inch across. Red skin and red flesh that is sweeter than typical kiwis. Very prolific. zones 5-9

Issai:

A fuzz-less kiwi! Sweet as can be, this kiwi is 20% natural sugar. Plus, it has 8 times more vitamin C than oranges! Thrives almost anywhere except extremely wet soil. Bears up to 100 lbs. of fruit annually! Ripens late August. Zones 5-9


Fruiting Mulberry

Fruiting Mulberry $ 17.50 - $20.00 5-9 ft Sold Out

Mulberry trees are often referred to as blackberry trees because the fruits resemble long, slender blackberries. The flavor is much like a blackberry, but has its own exotic taste. Mulberries are generally eaten fresh, but also can be made into jelly or syrups for flavoring ice creams, yogurts, or cakes. The trees are rapid growers from 15 to 50 feet.


Native Pawpaw Sold Out

Paw Paw $ 20.00 2 gal and various larger sizes

The delicious and nutritious fruit look like short, fat bananas. They have a fragrant aroma, a custard like texture, and a tropical taste. The best ones are rich, creamy and sweet, reminding some people of banana cream pie. Compared to apples, peaches and grapes, Pawpaw is higher in food energy, and has more than double the amount of vitamin C, and is much higher in minerals. It is higher in protein, fiber, and carbohydrate. It has a much higher content of amino acids in a good balance. It has mainly unsaturated fatty acids, and is a good source of linoleic and linolenic acids. They are high in antioxidants.


Peaches: $ 15.00 4-5 ft

Elberta 

The Elberta Peach tree has very large fruit. It is the best known yellow canning peach. The skin is red blushed over a deep golden yellow color. This is a high quality eating and canning peach. Elberta peaches has the smallest pit-to-fruit ratio of any peach tree we offer. It’s as sweet a peach as you could imagine that you could have on the table. Along with the delicious fruit, it’s a beautiful tree. In the spring, rose-red blossoms will fill the air with fragrance. And it grows well in a wide geographic belt, from Zone 5 all the way through the northern portion of Zone 9. In our opinion no finer or lovelier peach tree exists anywhere. The Elberta on Lovell rootstock can be kept to any height by summer pruning.

Georgia Bell 

'Belle of Georgia' is well adapted to the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and some areas of the Midwest. It produces large freestone peaches with creamy whitish skin, blushed red, and white flesh with good flavor. This mid-season peach is vigorous and frost tolerant, a heavy bearer.


Native Persimmons

Native Persimmons $ 17.50 6-7 ft Sold Out

A ripe fruit is a real treat. Native Americans relished them, and they are a popular food for wild turkey, mockingbirds, deer, raccoons, foxes, squirrels, rabbits, and other wildlife. They can be made into pudding, preserves, beer, and brandy, and can also be dried for winter eating.


Plums: $ 17.50 - $20.00 5-10 ft branched trees

Damson 

The Damson plum tree has many traits that make it a fine choice for the homeowner. These characteristics are a low and compact crown, tolerance to different kinds of soils, cold hardiness, resistance to diseases, and the ability to thrive with little or no care. The tart juicy plums are excellent for home canning.

Methely 

Japanese plum. Vigorous tree with upright shape. Heavy bearer. Medium to large repish-purple fruit with red flesh. Excellent quality. Distinctive sweet mild flavor. Popular home garden variety. Excellent for fresh eating or processing. Good pollinator for Bruce and Morris. Ripens early June.


Pomegranate $26.00  3-4 ft 3 gal

Angel Red Sold Out

Angel Red Pomegranate is a new variety with some unique qualities that make it the very “Best” pomegranate in the world. It matures in early September, bears heavy crops, has soft seeds that can be chewed and eaten, and has a vivid red color. This pomegranate also has the highest juice content per fruit,. The high juice content is awesome but the really great attribute,for those who like eating fresh pomegranates, is that you no longer have to spit the seeds because the seeds are soft enough to be eaten along with the pulp, which makes the whole experience of eating a pomegranate even greater. So, be the first to grow this wonderful new sport that will be in very high demand for years to come.

Russian Giants

This rare pomegranate variety was discovered growing in central Georgia, USA. Fruits of the Giant Russian are huge and can grow as big as small grapefruits! The tree makes a beautiful ornamental with brilliant orange flowers that cover the tree in spring.

Sweet Sold Out

Sweet Pomegranate is a large pomegranate with light pink flesh. The fruit is sweet and juicy. The tree grows to 12 feet and has orange-red flowers in late Spring, producing beautiful pink fruits in Fall. The Sweet pomegranate ripens early September, before the Wonderful Pomegranate Tree. Grows in zones: 7 - 10.

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