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— FOR RETAIL NURSERIES & HOME GARDENS —
Fruit variety selection, descriptions and data in this catalog are keyed to home orchard objectives: good crops of flavorful fruit to be harvested when fully ripe.
The following symbols are used in the Home Garden/Retail Catalog:
Edible Ornamental: varieties having both tasty fruit and especially attractive tree, foliage, bloom or long-hanging fruit characteristics.
Taste Test Winner: varieties that have made the highest overall scores at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings.
DWN Top 100: the 100 best-selling DWN fruit varieties for retail nurseries, including many of the most well-proven varieties.
Zaiger Variety: developed by Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California. Dave Wilson Nursery is the exclusive licensor and primary propagator of patented Zaiger varieties.
Of all the fruits, the apple appeals to the widest range of tastes. Dave Wilson Nursery continues to collect both old and new varieties that are considered the best in the U.S., though our collection of more than 60 varieties is only a small representation of this wonderful fruit.
Offering a broad selection of varieties adapted to a wide range of climate conditions, the DWN apricot collection emphasizes traits of late bloom, disease resistance and long harvest season.
Aprium® Interspecific Apricots
The Aprium® - a complex hybrid of apricot and plum (Prunus salicina, P. armeniaca) with predominantly apricot characteristics - is one of the new Zaiger Interspecifics. The intense, complex flavors of Aprium® and Pluot® varieties are unique, much like when a blend of fruit juices is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. Additionally, the sugar content of interspecifics is much higher than in standard plums or apricots, yielding fruit of incomparable sweetness.
The cherry, last to flower and first to harvest, is a most desirable fruit. The finest-flavored cherry varieties available have been selected by Dave Wilson Nursery. With a wide range of versatility and many self-fruitful selections, our cherry collection offers choices for even the smallest yard.
Also called pie cherries or tart cherries. All varieties self-fruitful. Compared to sweet cherries, sour cherry trees are smaller and more hardy to winter cold. The fruit is mainly used (and famous) for baking and preserves.
Providing versatile, sweet fruit on a virtually pest- and disease-free tree, the jujube easily earns its place in the backyard orchard.
A common fruit in and around the Middle East - used in pies, jams, jellies and beverages. Fruiting mulberries tend to produce abundant, potentially allergenic pollen.
Multi-Buds & Espaliers
Multi-buds (two or more varieties on one tree) include apple, apricot, cherry, "fruit salad", peach, peach-nectarine (incl. miniatures), pear, plum and Pluot®. Single variety and multi-bud espaliers:apple, cherry and pear.
Home garden nectarine varieties - white and yellow, subacid and balanced, low-chill and cold hardy, taste test winners - the best selection anywhere.
NectaPlum™ Interspecific Nectarine
Wonderful new fruit: a Zaiger Prunus interspecific hybrid of nectarine/peach and plum, only from Dave Wilson Nursery.
Fruit of the Mediterranean region dating to ancient times, olives are now grown in Mediterranean and temperate climates around the world. These evergreen trees are best-adapted to hot, dry climates and do not tolerate wet winter soil conditions.
Peach harvest continues all the way into late September. Some parts of the country begin enjoying tree-ripe peaches as early as the first part of May. No other fruit is harvested over such a long period of time. Dave Wilson Nursery offers peach selections suited for climates throughout the United States.
Peach-Plum Interspecific Peach
Combining peach and plum traits for a unique fruit-tasting experience.
Peacotum® Interspecific Apricot
Peach x apricot x plum from Zaiger Genetics – introducing a new world of fruit possibilities.
What’s a backyard orchard without a pear tree? Check out the blight-resistant varieties.
Widely-adapted trees, yielding delicious fruit for snacks and fruit salads.
Easy-to-grow persimmon trees from Dave Wilson Nursery will add distinctive seasonal color to your landscape and a wonderful, unique fruit to your diet. (Hint: persimmon cookies.)
Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum
The Pluerry™ interspecific plum, a new fruit type from Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California, is a complex Prunus hybrid which includes Japanese plum and sweet cherry in its lineage.
Japanese plums are the most common plums for fresh eating in the USA. They are generally larger, rounder (or heart shaped) and firmer than European plums. Japanese plum trees have rougher bark, more persistent spurs, and more numerous flowers than European plums. They are also more precocious, disease resistant, and vigorous. In recent years, Pluot® Interspecifics have gained much of the Japanese plum fresh-market share.
Plums and Prunes, European and Damson
European plums, with a long history of cultivation, are one of the main plum species grown worldwide. Fruits are generally oval, smaller, and more variable in color than Japanese plums. European plum trees are larger and more erect than Japanese plums, and they bloom later - a distinct advantage in climates subject to spring frosts.
Plumcot and Cherry-plum Interspecifics
A cross of apricot and plum, the plumcot has a higher sugar content and much sweeter flavor than plums or apricots. The Dave Wilson Nursery Cherry-plums are interspecific plums which are extremely widely adapted and productive.
Pluot® Interspecific Plums
The most famous of the Zaiger interspecific fruits, the Pluot® is a complex hybrid of plum (P. salicina) and other Prunus species, usually including apricot (P. armeniaca). The intense, complex flavors of both the Aprium® and the Pluot® are unique to interspecifics, much like when a blend of fruit juices is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. Additionally, the sugar content of interspecifics is much higher than in standard plums or apricots, yielding fruit of incomparable sweetness.
Grown as trees or shrubs, pomegranates can serve as excellent screening plants in the landscape. Available in 4" x 4" x 9" pots.