the most current Raintree Nursery catalog.

Spring 2015
Raintree Nursery
The finest fruit cultivars in the world.
Spring Clearance Sale
See pages 2-5.
Asian Plum Trees
Beautiful and flavorful.
See page 49.
Fruit Trees • Berries • Vines • Unusuals • Citrus
Subtropicals • Rootstocks • Ornamentals
Grow Food in Pots on
Your Deck or Patio!
SHORTCAKE™ For those
of you with limited space, this
dwarf raspberry plant is ideal
for container growing. It grows
only 2-3’ tall with a compact
growth habit. It is thornless
and produces an abundance
of full-size sweet, flavorful red
raspberries each summer. Your
family will love harvesting
healthful fruit right from your
patio and no trellising or staking
is needed. It will spread to fill
any pot no matter the shape. Like other floricane summer raspberries,
once fruiting is finished, prune out canes at the base that have fruited
leaving new canes to fruit the next season. USDA Zones 5-9. One-quart
pot. E
360: Was $19.95 NOW ON SALE AT 2 for $20
only 1-2 ft tall and wide, produces an abundance of large mid-season
blueberries, each with the super sweet
flavor of homemade blueberry jelly. Bright
green foliage gives way to darker greens
and reds throughout the summer and
fall. Try accenting a pathway with a minihedge of Jelly Bean™ or use it to set off
larger shrub plantings in the landscape or
in patio pots. USDA USDA Zones 4-8. Onequart pot. E
235: Was $19.95 SALE:
$13.50 each
ROSANNA NEW! The sweet, superb
flavor of this raspberry from Italy has been compared to candy and has
generated tremendous excitement. Expect an abundant harvest of big,
bright red berries ripens on 5’ tall canes in July. In warm climates, prune
plants as everbearers, cutting canes a few inches above ground in late fall
and primocanes set a fall crop. USDA Zones 5-9. 4”pots. E3614: $8.50
each; 6 for $36
Delicious, nutritious
and incredibly winter
hardy! USDA Zones 3-9
Radiant™ forms a compact
shrub growing to 8 feet tall.
The fruit is comparatively
large, juicy, and very high in
vitamins C, E and A. It was
bred in Siberia. Need male
pollenizer. D747: Was
$22.50 NOW ON SALE:
See more varieties on page 22.
Save on Seedless, Dessert
and Wine Grapes!
We specialize
in cultivars and
grape rootstocks
proven to
succeed in
climates. We
have great
selections for
areas with hot
summers too!
Many grapes on
sale! See page 5.
See pages 65-68 for
variety information.
Belgian Fence Offer!
Buy 5 trees that will make 15 feet of Belgian fence
for only $125 — a savings of $75!
For the first time Raintree is offering trees that are branched into a Y shape
about 8 inches above the ground so you can make your own beautiful and
bountiful fruiting wall. The information on page 30 explains how and
each tree comes with instructions. In a few years, your diamond shaped
fruiting fence will be providing lots of fruit. USDA Zones 5-9.
Save on Espaliers too! See page 30.
Each is $39.95, however:
Belgian Fence Apple Package
A0101DB $200.00 $125.00
One each Belmac, Dayton, Pristine, Williams Pride and Greensleeves. Five flavorful disease-resistant cultivars.
Three great espaliers are on sale now!
The 3-tiered Pristine Espalier (A570E) on M26 rootstock is marked down from
$69.95 to $49.95! Enjoy large crops of disease-resistant yellow apples in late August.
Come to Raintree Nursery and save on large
bearing fruit trees and blueberries too big to
ship! See page 91.
A show stopper, our 3-tiered Rescue European Pear (B200E) matures in
Cover images: Asian plums’ beautiful flowers and delicious fruit.
and Ubileen varieties (B8402E). Was $49.95, now available for $35.
September and keeps until December. Now $39.95, a savings of $30!
Enjoy two of the best pears with our 2-tier European Pear Espalier with Rescue
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Inventory Clearance Sale Through May
We can’t guess exactly how many plants will sell
of each variety, so each year, we have an overstock
of some items and we run out of others. We make
these overstocked items available to you at considerable clearance price savings!
availability. See page 93 for sold out items.
Come to our garden center for more sale items.
Subject to stock on hand. Call 1-800-391-8892
or check for current
In June through December 2014, you can still
order items from this catalog at regular catalog
All of our bareroot plants are dormant in cold storage in ideal condition to dig in and grow for you.
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APPLES/PEARS/QUINCE (Select two different apple or pear varieties
for pollination) USDA Zones 5-9.
Belgian Fence Apple Package
A0101DB 30 $200.00 $125.00
One each Belmac, Dayton, Pristine, Wms Pride and Greensleeves. 5 flavorful
disease resistant cultivars.
Bardsey Apple/M26
25 $34.95 $28.50
A unique apple from Wales. Scab resistant and flavorful. Newly available to
America. Ripe in September.
Red Boskoop Apple/M26
23 $24.50 $21.50
Most popular keeper apple in Europe. Huge size, great flavor. Ripens late October.
Evereste Crabapple/M26
32 $24.50 $21.50
A mass of white flowers. Bumper crops of small apples great for cider and jelly.
Beautiful, disease resistant.
Newtown Pippen Apple/M7
25 $24.50 $21.50
Most important apple in colonial America. Very productive with excellent flavor.
King Edward VII Apple/M26
26 $26.50 $21.50
Prized disease resistant cooking apple from England.
3 Tiered Pristine Espalier Apple/M26
30 $69.95 $49.95
Enjoy large crops of disease resistant yellow apples in late August. Spartan Apple/M26
26 $24.50 $21.50
Scab resistant, very flavorful, disease resistant MacIntosh type apple. Ripe in
3x1 Apple (LIB/BM/ASH/PRI)/M7
A8503SANEW $38.50 $35.00
You will receive three of the following four: Liberty/Belmac/Ashmead’s Kernel/
Pristine on one beautiful disease-resistant tree.
Araganche European Pear/OHxF333
35 $24.50 $21.50
This round yellow pear from Yugoslavia is flavorful, productive and ripens in July.
Blake’s Pride European Pear/OHxF333
35 $26.50 $21.50
Golden skinned with light russeting. Fireblight resistant. Excellent flavor. Ripens
in September.
Conference European Pear/OHxF333
36 $24.50 $21.50
Leading French commercial cultivar. Juicy sweet and buttery. Incredibly productive. Ripens in October.
Duchess d’ Angouleme Euro. Pear/OHxF333 B100
34 $24.50 $18.50
Prized russetted heritage French cultivar with large fruit and a rich juicy flavor.
3 Tiered Rescue European Pear/OHxF333 B200E
30 $69.95 $39.95
This beautiful, 3-tiered espalier is a show stopper! Fruit matures in September
and keeps until December. Scab resistant.
Red Clapps Favorite Euro. Pear/OHxF333 B205
35 $24.50 $18.50
The tree is loaded with large beautiful and flavorful bright red fruit. A Northwest
Suij European Pear/OHxF333
36 $24.50 $21.50
This unique keeper pear is picked in November and stored until spring. Makes a
delicious pink pear sauce.
Stuttgarter Geishirtle Euro. Pear/OHxF333 B232
36 $24.50 $18.50
Trees are loaded with small but delicious pears. Ripe in August.
Vermont Beauty European Pear/OHxF333 B270
34 $24.50 $18.50
Very winter hardy. Bears tender juicy medium size yellow fruit with a pink blush.
Ripe in late October. Zones 4-8. Hamese Asian Pear/OHxF97
37 $24.50 $21.50
A flavorful, easy to grow yellow pear with excellent flavor. Ripe in August.
Seuri Asian Pear/OHxF97
37 $24.50 $18.50
Large fruit bright orange in color. Ripens in early October. Fireblight resistant.
prices. Go to to see which
items are available for fall shipment to USDA
Zones 6-10.
Call us or go to the website from June through
December to order for shipments in 2016.
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Yongi Asian Pear/OHxF97
37 $24.50 $18.50
Large russetted Asian Pear with round carmel colored fruit of excellent flavor.
Ripe midseason.
2-tier Euro. Pear Espalier Rescue & UbileenB8402E 30 $49.95 $35.00
Two of the best pears for the Pacific Northwest.
Orange Quince
D082 NEW $26.50 $21.50
Produces big crops of large flavorful quinces. Self fertile.
Van Deman Quince
33 $26.50 $21.50
A very large oblong quince bred by Luther Burbank. Heavy bearing, great for
cooking and jelly. Self fertile.
PLUMS & PLUM CROSSES (Select two different varieties for
pollination unless listed as self fertile.) USDA Zones 5-9 unless noted.
Reine Claude Doree Euro. Plum/Mar2624 C015
46 $28.50 $24.50
Best of gage plums. Small yellow/green plum ripe in August. Needs another gage
plum for pollination. France’s favorite gage plum.
Blau de Belgique European Plum/Mar2624 C023
48 $24.50 $23.50
A culinary favorite. Medium size round purple plum with sweet, firm, tasty, golden
Gumi European Plum/Mar2624
48 $24.50 $18.50
A delicious pink skin plum with tasty orange flesh.
Coe’s Golden Drop Euro. Plum/Myro 29C C060A
47 $28.50 $24.50
Late ripening elongated yellow plum with a pocket of delicious apricot flavor.
Hollywood Asian Plum/Mar2624
49 $24.50 $18.50
The ideal edible ornamental. Pink flowers, red leaves, delicious fruit. Self-fertile.
Monsieur Hatif European Plum/Mar2624 C175A
48 $26.50 $18.50
Flavorful freestone self fertile old time french culinary plum.
Methley Asian Plum/Mar2624
49 $24.50 $21.50
The most reliable fruit tree Raintree offers. Self fertile. Flavorful, and very productive.
Pozegaca European Plum/Myro 29C
48 $26.50 $21.50
Super productive Eastern European blue plum for preserves and brandy. Self
Gras Ameliorat European Plum/Mar2624 C213
48 $24.50 $18.50
Delicious sweet small red/yellow plum from Romania. Rare and very tasty. Ripe
Shiro Asian Plum/Marianna 2624
49 $24.50 $21.50
Incredible productive sweet big round yellow plum. So juicy you need to wear a
Jersey Beach Plum/Mar2624
51 $26.50 $22.50
Grafted cultivar producing tasty red plums. Use Beach Plum seedling for pollination.
Beach Plum Seedling
51 $5.00 $3.00
Native to the coast of the NE United States. Prized for making jelly. Select two or
a Jersey for pollination.
Bella Gold Peacotum/Citation
46 $28.50 $21.50
A cross of a peach, plum and apricot. Yellow skin and flesh. Needs a hot summer.
Use a pluot for a pollinizer. Burbank Plumcot
45 $24.50 $21.50
Burbank’s original plum and apricot cross. Still delicious today. USDA Zones 6-10.
Select an Asian Plum pollinizer.
Leah-Cot Aprium/Citation
45 $26.50 $21.50
A new Zaiger plum, apricot cross. Self fertile. Very flavorful. Needs hot summers.
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USDA Zones 5-9, unless otherwise noted.)
2x1 Fruit Cocktail Combo
43 $28.50 $18.50
You will receive 2 of the following 4: Shiro Plum, Italian Plum, Frost Peach, or
Harglow Apricot
Hunza Apricot/Citation
44 $28.50 $23.50
Sweet apricot with an edible kernel. From the mountains of Pakistan.
3x1 Peach Combo C5003
43 $34.50 $28.50
Enjoy three of the following four leaf-curl resistant peaches: Frost/Salish
Summer/MaryJane/Avalon Pride
Kit Donnell Peach™/Lovell
42 $24.50 $21.50
Freestone peach introduced for its outstanding flavor!
Maria’s Gold Nectarine ™/Lovell
42 $24.50 $19.50
A golden skinned nectarine with a rich flavor brought to us from Uzbekistan.
Bing Cherry/Gisela 3
C710G3 39 $28.50 $24.50
The ultimate in crisp juicy flavor. Not best in a maritime climate. Needs a pollinizer. On a very dwarfing rootstock.
Danube ™ Cherry/Gisela 3
C720G3 40 $28.50 $24.50
This Hungarian cherry combines the best sweet and tart flavors! Early Burlat Cherry/Gisela 5
39 $28.50 $24.50
Sweet dark red quality dwarf cherry. Resistant to bacterial canker and cracking.
First to ripen. Needs a pollinizer.
Emporer Francis Cherry/Gisela 5
39 $28.50 $24.50
Extremely productive yellow cherry, proven to thrive in the Pacific Northwest.
Needs a pollinizer.
Hudson Cherry/Gisela 5
39 $28.50 $24.50
Extend your cherry season by two weeks with this old time favorite. Needs a pollinizer.
Surefire Pie Cherry/Gisela 5
40 $28.50 $24.50
The most productive and easiest to grow of the tart cherries. Vandalay Cherry/Gisela 3
C890G3 40 $29.95 $26.50
Large black, crack and bacterial canker resistant cherry. Ripens July.
Luma apiculata
61 $17.95 $13.50
Evergreen bush grows 6-8’ tall. From Chille. Produces small tasty blue fruit.
USDA Zones 8-10. Plant two for pollination.
Prickly Pear Cactus
58 $24.50 $21.50
A cactus that grows to 6’ tall and has 3” long purple fruit used for jelly. USDA
Zones 6-10.
Nikita’s Gift ™ Persimmon/D. virginiana D224
54 $39.95 $34.50
A unique cross of American and Asian persimmons. Self fertile. Very hardy to
USDA Zone 6.
Early Golden Persimmon/D. virginiana
D225 NEW $39.95 $29.50
Very productive, flavorful American persimmon. Needs a male pollinizer. USDA
Zones 5-9
Male American Persimmon/D. virginiana D230
54 $36.50 $29.50
Male pollinizer for all American persimmons. USDA Zones 5-9.
Meader Persimmon/D. virginiana D255
54 $38.50 $29.50
A self fertile American persimmon. Produces lots of tasty fruit without a male.
USDA Zones 5-9
Saijo Persimmon/Lotus
54 $39.95 $32.50
The earliest ripening Asian persimmon. Very flavorful. Best Asian for Western
Washington. USDA Zones 6-10
Hardy Chicago Fig
57 $22.50 $18.50
From Chicago, hardy purple flavorful fig. Can freeze to the ground and regrow.
Top hardy to 10F. Figs don’t need a pollenizer.
Petite Negri Fig
57 $22.50 $18.50
A dwarf fig ideally suited for container growing. Has large crops of sweet purple
fruit. Top hardy to 10F. Figs don’t need a pollenizer.
Pennsylvania Golden Paw Paw
56 $27.50 $23.50
First to ripen. Best choice for cooler Pacific Northwest. Needs another paw paw
for pollination. USDA Zones 5-9
Shenandoah Paw Paw
56 $27.50 $23.50
A new paw paw variety. One of the largest and most flavorful. Select two varieties for pollination. Zones 5-9.
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Shangrila Mulberry
55 $29.95 $22.50
Thrives in the South and areas with mild winters. Tree is a semi dwarf. Fruit is
large, black, tasty. USDA Zones 6-9. Mulberries are self-fruitful.
Kokusa Korean Mulberry
55 $28.50 $22.50
Fast growing variety with two inch long sweet black fruit. Zones 7-9. Does very
well in the Pacific NW. Silk Hope Mulberry
55 $28.50 $22.50
Used in the American silk industry in the early 1800’s. Sweet black fruit ripens in
early summer. USDA Zones 7-10
Redstone Cornus Mas Seedling
56 $9.85 $5.00
Enjoy an abundance of red fruit used in sauces, preserves and syrups. Need two
for pollination. USDA Zones 4-9.
Radiant Female Sea Berry
22 $22.50 $17.50
Compact shrub growing to 8’ tall. Fruit is juicy and ver high in vitamins C, E and A.
Needs a male. USDA Zones 3-9.
Russian Orange Female Sea Berry
D750 NEW $22.50 $18.50
Very attractive compact bush with loads of very large dark orange berries. Needs
a male USDA Zones 3-9.
Arbequina Olive-Gal Pot
60 $22.50 $19.50
A self fertile olive great for the table and for oil. The hardiest variety to about 14F.
Leccino Olive-Gal Pot
D801G 60 $22.50 $18.50
Among the hardiest. From Tuscany. Widely planted for oil and table olive production. Arebequina will pollinize.
varieties for better production.)
S. nigra Samdal Elderberry
E020 $18.50 3+$14.50 ea
Productive, flavorful, large fruit. Pollinize with another S. nigra. USDA Zones 4-9.
Blue Elderberry (S. caerulea )
16 $13.50 $11.00
Pacific Northwest native. Bush grows to 15’ tall. Loaded with clusters of blue
elderberries. USDA Zones 5-9. Self-fertile.
Aurora Blueberry
8 $16.50 $11.50
Selected for its late ripening, Aurora extends the blueberry harvest into early
autumn. USDA Zones 4-8.
Chandler Blueberry
8 $18.50 $15.00
Huge berries, the size of a quarter. Vigorous and upright bush. Consistant producer. USDA Zones 6-9. BrazelBerry® Jelly Bean™ Blueberry
6 $19.95 $13.50
Perfect for a pot. Grows only 1-2’ tall but has an abundance of large super sweet
berries. USDA Zones 4-8.
Pink Lemonade Blueberry
8 $18.50 $13.50
This new blueberry isn’t blue when ripe but instead a beautiful reddish pink.
USDA Zones 5-9.
Rubel Blueberry 2-3’ large plants
6 $26.50 $22.50
Twice as high in anti oxidants as other blueberries. Mid season. A heavy producer.
USDA Zones 5-9.
Red Pearl Lingonberry-4 inch pot
9 $10.50 6/$36
Productive and easy to grow! Grows to 16 inches tall. USDA Zones 3-8.
$19.95 2 for $20
A dwarf red raspberry perfect for a pot. Grows 2-3’ tall with many full-size sweet
summer raspberries. USDA Zones 5-9
Rosanna Raspberry-4 Inch Pot
$8.50 6 for $36
Unique from Italy. Everbearing. Fruit tastes like raspberry candy. USDA Zones
5-9. Nantahala Raspberry
$5.50 Pkg/5 $20
New fall bearing, very flavorful red raspberry, ideally suited for warm summer
climates. USDA Zones 6-9.
Male Musk Strawberry-4 Inch Pot
10 $5.50 $4.00
Male strawberry needed to pollinate Capron or Profumata musk strawberries.
USDA Zones 5-10
Capron Musk Strawberry-4 inch Pot
E435 10 $5.50 6/$24.00
Flavorful and unique musk strawberry. Select a male musk for a pollinizer. USDA
Zones 5-10.
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
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Apache Thornless Blackberry-4” pot
14 $8.50 $4.50
Freestanding thornless blackberry. Delicious and productive. Needs no trellis.
USDA Zones 6-9.
Cascade Trailing Blackberry-4” pot
15 $8.50 $4.50
A selection with bigger size but the great flavor. Needs a wild male, Tay, Wild
Treasure or Cascade to pollinize. USDA Zones 7-9.
Newberry Blackberry-4” pot
15 $8.50 $4.50
A new blackberry/raspberry cross with very large fruit and an excellent unique
flavor. Proven in OR WA and CA. USDA Zones 6-9
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry-4” pot E588
14 $8.50 $6.50
Excellent flavor, heaviest producer. Enjoy blackberries for months. Among the
hardiest USDA Zones 5-9.
RI and WV) Gooseberries and Currants hardy in USDA Zones 3-8.
Canada 0273 Gooseberry
17 $13.50 $9.50
Mildew resistant. Medium red pear shaped berries. Less thorny than others
Hinnomaki Yellow Gooseberry
17 $16.50 $14.50
An aromatic flavorful gooseberry with an apricot after taste. Very productive,
mildew resistant.
Leepared Gooseberry
17 $13.50 $9.50
A heavy bearing easy to grow Finnish cultivar. Very mildew resistant. Favored for
pies and jams.
Blackdown Black Currant
19 $13.50 $10.00
Large spreading mildew resistant bush with large firm berries.
Ben More Black Currant
19 $13.50 $11.50
From Scotland. Large crops, excellent flavor, late flowering, mildew resistant.
Minaj Black Currant
19 $16.50 $13.50
Easy to grow rust resistant with loads of large fruit.
Titania Black Currant
19 $13.50 $11.50
Highly productive, mildew and white pine blister rust resistant. Bountiful clusters
of large black currants.
Pulsborough Scarlet Flowering Currant
71 $13.50 $11.50
A beautiful red flowering currant that heralds the start of the spring with its
Rosetta Red Currant
18 $13.50 $10.50
Jhonkeer is a parent of this extremely productive Dutch variety. Huge clusters of
large fruit on a sturdy bush.
Rolam Red Currant
18 $13.50 $9.50
Very heavy yielding. Large berries with excellent flavor.
Jostabery E770
20 $13.50 3+:$9.50
A cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. High in vitamin C.
GRAPES/VINES Self fertile USDA Zones 5-9 unless noted.
Agria Grape/3309 (Proh. CA, OR, ID & NY) H503
67 $14.50 $11.50
Productive blue grape with a boysenberry flavored juice & red/purple fall foliage.
Concord Seedless Grape
65 $12.50 $8.50
A seedless Concord wonderful for making juice, jam or wine. A great choice for
hot summer climates.
Muscat of Norway Grape/3309
66 $14.50 $11.50
Big red grape for fresh eating and fruity wines. (Prohibited to CA, OR, ID & NY)
Glenora Grape H560
65 $12.50 $8.50
A seedless blue grape with a spicy blueberry like flavor and intense fall colors.
Lakemont Grape
66 $11.50 $8.50
A large green seedless grape with delicious flavor. Crisp, juicy and sweet.
Lynden Blue Grape
66 $11.50 $9.50
A great choice for cool summer areas. Large clusters of big sweet blue seeded
grapes for fresh eating or juice.
Niagara Grape
66 $9.50 $7.50
The best known and most widely adapted white table grape. For juice or jelly.
Ortega Grape/3309 (Proh. CA, OR, ID & NY) H593
67 $16.50 $11.50
A great white wine grape for maritime climates that lack summer heat. On 3309
Regent Grape/3309 (Proh. CA, OR, ID & NY)H604 67 $14.50 3+:$12.50
Bred for the German organic wine industry. Disease resistant. Makes a full bodied
high quality red wine.
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Saturn Seedless Grape
65 $13.50 3+:$11.50
A widely adapted large red seedless grape. Sweet, flavorful and productive.
Thompson Seedless Grape
66 $9.50 $7.50
The most widely grown seedless grape. Makes excellent raisins. A fresh eating
favorite. Needs hot summers.
Venus Seedless Grape
65 $13.50 $11.50
A large blue seedless grape that thrives in maritime climates.
Marquis Seedless Grape
65 $14.50 $12.50
New, exquisitely rich and fruity white seedless. Large clusters. Very winter hardy,
USDA Zones 4-9.
Faith, Hope, Joy & Gratitude Seedless Grapes
New seedless grapes. Go to for more information.
Ho Shou Wu Vine
64 $19.95 $15.00
A medicinal vine from China. Heart shaped leaves and pinkish fall flowers. Treats
pain and fatigue. Zones 7-10.
Titan Almond/Lovell
79 $28.50 $23.50
Very hardy late blooming thin shelled almond. Not for maritime climates. USDA
Zones 5-9.
Butternut Seedling USDA Zone 4-9
77 $11.50 $9.50
Hardiest tree in the Walnut family. Enjoy the rich buttery nuts. Tree grows very
large. Plant two for pollination. Prohibited to TX, KS, AZ, MO, OK, NE, MI, IN & CA.
Russian Tea
60 $22.50 $19.50
Tea plants are beautiful Camellia bushes whose leaves are picked for tea. White
flowers. USDA Zones 7-10
Tea Breeze
60 $22.50 $16.50
Beautiful bush with white flowers used to make tea. USDA Zones 7-10.
Blushing Maiden Tea
60 $22.50 $16.50
Beautiful bush with pink flowers used to make tea. USDA Zones 7-10.
Crimson Cherry Rhubarb
62 $6.95 $5.00
Tends to be red all the way through. Heavy and reliable producer. USDA Zones
Fred Boutin Lavender-4 inch pot
63 $8.50 $6.00
Beautiful in all seasons. Fragrant. Grows to 3’ tall. Used for oil, flower wands and
in cookies. USDA Zones 7-10
Woolly Thyme-4 inch pot
63 $5.00 6/$24
A fragrant beautiful evergreen groundcover. USDA Zones 5-9.
Wasabi-4 inch pot
61 $16.50 3+:$12.50
Grows great in western WA and OR. In the shade. Native to Japan. USDA Zones 8-10
Sensation Lilac
71 $17.50 $15.00
Fragrant wine red flowers are edged in white. Can grow 12’ tall. Outstanding
flower power. Zones 3-9.
Madame Lemoine Lilac
71 $17.50 $15.00
Creamy buds open to pure white double flowers with a very sweet fragrance. To
12’. Zones 3-9
Charles Joly Lilac
71 $17.50 $15.00
Old fashioned fully double, long lasting burgundy flowers. Very fragrant. Under
10’. USDA Zones 3-9
New Zealand Flax
79 $15.00 $6.00
Grows in clumps to 8’ tall. Very attractive and useful for weaving, ropes clothing,
baskets. USDA Zones 7-10 Vine Maple
73 $11.50 $7.50
Northwest native. A low grower with beautiful early fall color.
Forest Pansy Redbud
74 $22.50 $16.50
Grows to 20’ tall. A stunning yard tree, beautiful in all seasons. Red leaves, gorgeous red flowers. USDA Zones 5-9.
Mountain Gum Eucalyptus
M545 NEW $19.50
E. dalrympleana. Hardy Mountain Gum. USDA Zones 8-10. Has beautiful salmon
pink bark peeling to white.
P. aureosulcata Bamboo
79 $26.50 $19.95
Most hardy and beautiful of the large bamboos. New shoots are tasty too. USDA
Zones 5-10.
P. nigra Bamboo
80 $28.50 $22.50
The black culms make this 20 to 30’ tall bamboo among the world’s most beautiful plants. USDA Zones 6-10
NEW! These new cultivars have been selected for their delicious fruit
and year round ornamental beauty. While all of our blueberries grow
well in containers, these plants stay small and are particularly suited for
container growing in small spaces.
Delicious and rarely available in nurseries, each is a great edible
landscape plant. Huckleberries and blueberries are closely related
“Vaccinium” species. Generally the wild Pacific NW species are called
“Huckleberries” and the eastern species are called “Blueberries.”
For those of you with limited space,
this dwarf raspberry plant is ideal for
container growing. It grows only 2-3’
tall with a compact growth habit. It is
thornless and produces an abundance
of full-size sweet, flavorful red
raspberries each summer. Your family
will love harvesting healthful fruit
right from your patio and no trellising
or staking is needed. It will spread to
fill any pot no matter the shape. Like
other floricane summer raspberries, once fruiting is finished, prune out
canes at the base that have fruited leaving new canes to fruit the next
season. USDA Zones 5-9. One-quart pot. E
360: Was $19.95 SALE: 2
for $20
ovatum) The cultivar is “Northern
Star.” The best fruiting plant for
the shade. A native of the Pacific
Northwest. This evergreen bush
is beautiful throughout the year.
In the spring and fall, the foliage
turns from green to a striking
bronze color. The late summerripening berries are dark blue, tart and flavorful and a little smaller than
a blueberry. The shrub grows best in the shade where it can reach 6-8’
without pruning. In the sun, it only grows to 3’ tall. It has a compact, full
growth habit, and spaced about 3’ apart makes a beautiful evergreen
hedge. USDA Zones 7-10. Large 1 gallon size. E180: $17.50 each, 3+:
$15 each
small plant, only 1-2 ft tall and
wide, produces an abundance
of large mid-season blueberries,
each with the super sweet flavor of
homemade blueberry jelly. Bright
green foliage gives way to darker
greens and reds throughout the
summer and fall. Try accenting a
pathway with a mini-hedge of Jelly
Bean™ or use it to set off larger
shrub plantings in the landscape or
in patio pots. USDA USDA Zones 4-8. One-quart pot. E235: Was $19.95
SALE: $13.50 each
RED HUCKLEBERRY ( Vaccinium parvifolium) A deciduous
huckleberry native to the Pacific Northwest. The bush is attractive
throughout the year. It grows 3-5’ tall and produces pea size pinkish red
berries that seem to light up the bush. The fruit is tangy and great for
making a pie or jelly. USDA Zones
6-9. Large 1 gallon size. E190:
$17.50 each, 3+: $15 each
SORBET™ BLUEBERRY Yearround color makes this a perfect
landscape or patio container plant.
A four-season showstopper, this
compact blueberry grows only 2 ft tall
and wide with gorgeous spring leaves
ranging in color from peach to pink
or orange and emerald green. Enjoy
an abundant mid summer crop of
sweet flavorful blueberries. In most
climates, Peach Sorbet™ keeps her leaves through the winter when the
foliage transitions to a rich eggplant purple. Consider planting Peach
Sorbet™ as a small hedge or plant en masse for dramatic color all year.
In decorative patio containers, Peach Sorbet™ is beautiful all by itself or
mixed in as an accent with other ornamental plants. USDA Zones 5-10
One-quart pot. PP 23,325. E273: $19.95 each, 3+: $17.50 each
GLAZE™ This plant grows to 2-3’ tall as a
bushy mound, perfect on the patio in decorative
containers. With its small stature and glossy,
dark green leaves, Blueberry Glaze™ is
reminiscent of a boxwood and can easily be
sheared. Enjoy the white with pink spring
flowers followed by lots of small dark blue
berries with intense wild blueberry flavor, which
are rich in antioxidants. USDA Zones 5-8. One-quart pot. E202: $19.95
each, 3+: $17.50 each
(V. ovalifolium) This rarely offered
Pacific NW native sub alpine bush
grows 4-6’ tall with oval leaves and
an abundance of tasty black fruit.
USDA Zones 4-8. 4” pot. S
THINLEAF HUCKLEBERRY ( V. membranaceum) Its fruit is
amongst the largest and best flavored of all the wild blueberries. Plants
can grow to 5’ tall and produce pink flowers and dark purple berries
up to ½ inch in diameter. Declared the state fruit of Idaho, these plants
grow throughout the Northwestern states at elevations above 2,000
feet. They are adapted to cool, short seasons. They are grown from seed,
so plant at least two for pollination. Plants require a well-drained soil,
preferably one that is rich in peat. Plants are best grown in pots until
being planted out carefully with the soil around the roots. We guarantee
these plants to arrive in good condition, but because of their unique
habitat requirements, cannot guarantee them to grow. USDA Zones 6-8.
Large 1 gallon size.SOLD OUT SPRING 2015
Choose early through late ripeners
and harvest for up to 90 days!
Early Ripeners
Mid Season
Late Ripeners
Pink Lemonade
Bluecrop EmeraldDarrow
BrunswickRubel Legacy
Top Hat
Sunshine Blue
Sharpblue BluerayLiberty
Spartan ToroAurora
Jelly Bean
Peach Sorbet
Blueberry Glaze
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
(Vaccinium species) Blueberry bushes are easy to grow and provide
home gardeners with delicious fruit and year-round beauty.
We offer 2-to-3-year-old, well-rooted,
bushy plants 18 to 30 inches tall.
ost mail order nurseries ship small,
younger blueberry plants. Raintree provides
you with 18-30” gallon-size plants unless
otherwise noted. These larger, better shaped
plants will provide a usable blueberry crop a
year or more sooner. They are ready to dig in
and thrive for you. Increase your chances of
success even more by following the planting
preparation directions that come with each
order. Also we have the Bluecrop, Jersey,
Rubel and Olympia varieties in an even
larger 2’-3’ plus size. At our garden center
we offer mature bearing plants too big to
Olde Time Favorites
BLUECROP The berries are light blue, very
large and flavorful. The plant is extremely
productive with an upright habit to 4-6’ tall.
Wood color is red as is the fall foliage. Ripens
mid-July and bears for a month. Bluecrop
is widely adaptable and a success in the
Midwest and much of the nation. USDA
Zones 4-8. E200 (18-30” size): $16.50
each, 3+: $13.50 each; E200M (3’+ size):
$26.50 each
JERSEYA consistent and heavy producer of spicy berries with a
distinctive old-time blueberry flavor. The fruit ripens from mid-August
until the first frost. Bright yellow fall leaf color and yellow winter wood
on this vigorous upright, 5-6’ tall bush, makes it a unique landscape and
hedge plant. USDA Zones 4-8. E
240 (18-30” size): $16.50 each, 3+:
$13.50 each; E240M (3’+ size): $26.50 each
ELIZABETHDeveloped in New Jersey in the 1960s, Elizabeth has
superior flavor. The bush is upright to 6’ tall and vigorous, and the fruit
is very large. Clusters are loose and easy to harvest. Fruit ripens from
mid- through late season. USDA Zones 5-9. E222 (12-24” size): $16.50
each, 3+: $13.50 eachPROHIBITED TO MI, CA & GA
HARDIBLUE Select Hardiblue for its sweet, excellent flavor. Heavy
crops of medium size dark blue fruit ripen in mid season. This old New
Jersey cultivar is a vigorous upright bush, adaptable to heavier clay soils.
The dark red wood is striking in a winter landscape. It is also a favorite
in the Pacific Northwest. USDA Zones 4-8. E226 (18-30” size): $16.50
each, 3+: $13.50 each Cultivar for the South & Pacific Northwest
EMERALD™ Emerald™ is an excellent choice for warmer areas,
because the Southern Highbush plants require only 250 chilling hours
to produce record-setting quantities of very large blueberries. Attractive
bushes need little pruning to maintain good form and moderate size
(4-5’ tall and wide). Berries with excellent flavor ripen early (May or June)
in the South and California, later (mid-July to early September) in the
Northwest. USDA Zones 8-10.SOLD OUT SPRING 2015
Some blueberries have proven themselves in
the Midwest and East. Bluecrop leads the way
and Bluegold, Blueray, Chandler, Jersey, Patriot,
Hardiblue, Elliott, Draper, Aurora and Liberty have
also shown versatility.
Unique Evergreen Edibles
evergreen selection with attractive
year round foliage and hot pink
spring flowers! The bush grows 4’
tall and produces up to 10 pounds of
delicious, light blue, medium-sized
berries. They ripen over a very long
season from early August through
early September. Hardiness to 0°F, a
very low chilling requirement of only
150 hours and a tolerance for higher
pH soils makes this a perfect choice
for the Pacific NW, the South or California. USDA Zones 7-10.E285 (1830” size): $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
MISTY A perfect compliment to “Sunshine Blue,” this southern
highbush variety thrives as a beautiful evergreen bush, about 5’ tall,
not only in the South but along the west coast to the Canadian border.
The bright blue-green foliage provides a perfect contrast to the hot
pink spring flowers and the sky blue, very flavorful fruit. It yields best
when planted with another variety. Hardiness to 0°F, a very low chilling
requirement of only 150 hours and a tolerance for higher pH soils makes
this a perfect. Zone 7-10 choice. E250 (18-30” size): $16.50 each, 3+:
$13.50 each
Start Your Blueberry Season Early
arliblue is ripe a couple of weeks before any other
varieties. Enjoy the sweet juicy large berries. It has an upright habit and
grows to 4-6’ with bright red fall color. USDA Zones 5-8. E220: $16.50
each, 3+: $13.50 each
njoy bountiful crops of early season, medium-size, flavorpacked blueberries on this vigorous, fast growing variety. Developed in
New Zealand, it adapts well to a wide range of northern climates and soil
types. This plant has spectacular burgundy color in the fall. USDA Zones
4-8. E275 (18-30” size): $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each BLUEGOLD T
his blueberry produces
very heavy crops of sweet, flavorful
fruit from early to mid-season. The
beautiful, compact, rounded bush
grows only 4’ tall but bears large
clusters of easy-to-pick berries.
Unusual yellow fall foliage and yellow
winter wood followed by bright white
spring flowers make Bluegold a yearround beauty. It is among the more
winter hardy varieties. USDA Zones
4-8. E203 (18-30” size): $16.50
each, 3+: $13.50 each Put Your Yard in Mid-Season Form
BLUERAY Select Blueray
for its very large blueberries
of superior flavor. Blueray
performs well in many
climates. It works in cold
winters as well as areas with
hot summers. This upright
open bush grows to 4-6’ tall
with bright red and yellow fall
color. USDA Zones 3-8. E211:
$16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
OLYMPIA One of the West’s
worst kept secrets! This berry does well where others are less successful.
The fruit is large with a superb flavor. It ripens in late July. The vigorous
and highly productive bush is spreading, 4-6’ tall and has light red wood
and red leaves in fall. Developed in Olympia, WA. USDA Zones 6-8.
Blueberries are beautiful in all seasons! Our most popular landscape plant.
Extend Your Harvest by at Least a Month
AURORASelected for its late ripening,
Aurora extends the blueberry harvest into early
autumn. Three to four pickings produce an
extremely high yield of flavorful fruit. Aurora
grows to 6’ tall and develops deep red fall color.
USDA Zones 4-8. E
201 (18-30” size): Was
$16.50 SALE: $11.50 each
LIBERTY Heavy production of big berries with a nicely balanced,
robust-juicy flavor make Liberty the most popular new blueberry. Fruit
ripens late season, and the upright bushes, to 8’ tall, make a stunning
hedge in fall when the foliage goes bright red/orange. USDA Zones 4-8.
E246 (18-30” size): $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
ELLIOTT Elliott can extend your blueberry picking season into
September. Pick it for five weeks. The berries are medium size and
flavorful and particularly healthful. Elliott is very productive and is
rated among the highest of all varieties in antioxidants. The 4-6’
bush has burgundy colored leaves and wood. USDA Zones 4-8. E221
(18-30” size): $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
World’s Largest Blueberries & Tasty, Too!
CHANDLER Introducing one
of the world’s largest blueberries.
Chandler has a very long ripening
season providing more than a
month of sweet, firm, delicious,
quarter-size fruit. These vigorous,
upright bushes grow 5-6’ tall and
provide consistently high yields. A
high chill (700 hours) variety from
the New Jersey testing program,
named for Jim Chandler, a Corvallis,
Ore., grower. USDA Zones 6-9.
E209 (18-30” size): Was $18.50 SALE: $13.50 each
DARROW Produces huge berries, the size of a quarter. The bush grows
5-6’ tall, vigorous and upright. A consistent heavy producer of firm,
light blue, tart flavorful berries. A good choice in the Pacific NW. Ripens
throughout the month of August. USDA Zones 5-8. E210 (18-30” size):
$16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
Great for Northern Gardens
PATRIOTIf you require a cold hardy variety
that bears consistent crops of large fruit, you will
want this University of Maine selection. The dark
blue berries are highly flavored and the 4-5’ tall
bush spreads to 4’. It performs well in many soil
types including wet soils. Its showy white spring
blossoms, dark green summer and fiery orange fall colors make it a
winner in the northern landscape. USDA Zones 3-8. E278S (12-18”
size): $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
Hardy Dwarf Blueberries
POLARIS This early season, light blue berry, from Minnesota sets
an abundance of aromatic fruit with great flavor. The
upright bush grows to 4’ tall and wide. It sets the heaviest
crops with another variety for pollination. USDA Zones
In the Pink
blueberry isn’t blue when ripe but
instead a beautiful reddish pink. The
berries are medium size, sweet and
productive. The 4-5’ tall bushes ripen
fruit in mid to late season followed
by leaves turning a pretty yellow/
orange in fall. Spring blooms are
pinkish and winter twig color is red, providing color in your edible
landscape in all seasons. Zones 5-9. E272 (18-30” size): Was
$18.50 SALE: $13.50 each
Try a Blueberry Hedge!
Liberty grows to eight feet tall and makes a beautiful edible hedge. For a
hedge, space the plants three to four feet apart. Our other varieties can make
a shorter hedge.
Wild Blueberries
RUBELTwice as high in antioxidants as
other blueberries, and a great selection for
the health conscious. It was the first ever
selected from the wild as a commercial
variety. It was found in the Pinelands
of New Jersey in 1912. While it has long
since been surpassed for size and ease of
machine picking by new varieties, its flavor
and health qualities are unequalled. It produces thousands of small-size
dark fruit of intense flavor, ideal for baking. It is a strong upright grower
to 6 feet tall and is a consistent mid to late season producer and easy to
hand pick. E282M (2-3’ size): Was $26.50 SALE: $22.50 each
Wild Blueberries from Maine
(Vaccinium angustifolium) The deciduous bushes have waxy foliage that turns
fiery orange each fall. But it is the copious
amounts of delicious wild-flavored blueberries that make this the lobster of the wild
plant world. They thrive in USDA Zones
3-8 in both maritime and colder climates
and do well in sandy or clayey soils. Plants
spread out via underground runners to become an edible mat. Each
is self fertile with delicious tart, light blue fruit.
BRUNSWICK MAINEFrom Nova Scotia, it grows only 1’ tall and has
glossy green foliage and delicious pea size blueberries.E205 (4” pot):
$11.50 each, 6+: $8.50 each
Blueberry Supplies
hese blueberry rakes are handmade in
Maine and designed for the most efficient harvesting of a specific
size of berry. Each is extremely strong, made of sturdy lightweight
aluminum with spring steel teeth. See page 90.
huckleberries, lingonberries, tea, wintergreen and other acid loving
plants will love this natural fertilizer. Instructions included. 5 lb.
bag. T
143: $15 each; Any 4 bags of fertilizer $11.50 each.
TOP HAT The most dwarfing blueberry plant, it grows
up to 18” wide and high with many branches. The berries
ocket size, 32
are medium size with excellent flavor. It is great as a
pages. A great blueberry growers guide. Includes soil prep, planting,
border, rock garden or container plant for those with
pollination, mulching, watering, pruning, fertilizing, pests, varieties
limited space. Its small leaves, gnarly trunk and slow growth make it the
and growing in containers. All the know how you need to be
successful. S103: $4.99
best edible bonsai plant. It needs sun to ripen the fruit. USDA Zones 3-8.
In 1 gallon pot.E290: $16.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Using Blueberries & Huckleberries
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Plants are particularly well suited to edible landscaping
because of their varied and beautiful appearance. Bronze new growth in spring
is followed by pink-white bell shaped flowers.
In summer, the green leaves contrast with the blue berries. The leaves turn
bright red or yellow in the fall. When the leaves drop, bright colored yellow or
red branches appear. Bushes can be used for hedges, screens, foundation plantings, accent shrubs, and espaliers. Any blueberries will thrive in a container. Try
an 80% bark, 10% pumice, 10% peat mix.
Note: We are offering dwarf selections Top Hat, Polaris, Chippawa, Blueberry
Glaze, Jelly Bean and Peach Sorbet for gardeners with limited space or a special
landscape niche.
Useful Facts
ORIGIN: Blueberries have been part of the American culinary tradition long
before the white man came to these shores.
POLLINATION: Two varieties are best, however blueberry farmers get large
crops in a single variety block.
HARDINESS: Depends on variety, USDA Zones 3-10.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun. LIFE EXPECTANCY: 80+ years
PLANT SPACING: Spacing, same distance as the height of the plant.
METHOD OF PROPAGATION: Softwood cuttings (hard to root)
YIELD: 5 to 15 pounds per plant depending on variety.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Acid soil, pH of 4 to 5.5, well drained, but can tolerate
wet feet in winter. If pH is high, water with 2 tbls. vinegar to 1 gallon of water.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Blueberries are shallow rooted. Do not cultivate
deeply around the plants. Peat is an excellent addition to the soil. They need to
be well watered the first summer and thereafter will need some moisture in arid
summers. A light surface application of organic fertilizer or ammonium sulfate in
the spring is beneficial. If you live in areas with alkaline or neutral soils; besides
adding peat in the hole when you plant try adding a foot deep of pine shavings
about three feet across and planting your blueberries higher. If you keep them
well watered, the blueberries fiberous roots will grow in your amended area.
Mulch of more than 2-4” thick can suffocate the roots.
PRUNING: Renew older branches to new shoots. See owner’s manual that
comes with your order or find it at
For Your Health
There is evidence that eating lots of blueberries can reduce memory loss
and possibly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Cooked blueberries
have even greater levels of antioxidants than fresh berries. Among varieties
testing very high in antioxidants are Bluegold, Chandler, Darrow, Rubel,
Elliott and Maine Wild Blueberries.
self-fertile cultivar, selected for its large
deep red berries, and light green foliage.
Cranberries are very high in antioxidents.
It is a great edible ornamental
groundcover. Plant it in the ground; or in
hanging baskets or planters for a delicate
cascading effect. 4” pot. G040: $7.50
each, 6+: $6.00 each
(Vaccinium vitis-idaea) Scandinavians love these fantastic edible
evergreen ground covers that produce delicious cranberry-like berries
great for sauces, jellies and cooking.
They are attractive, easy-to-grow
plants with bright red fruits the size
of a small blueberry.
eavily productive
and the easiest to grow! Selected
from the wild in Holland for its
tasty fruit, vigorous growth and
brilliant green foliage. Grows to
16” tall. 4” pots.G130: $10.50
each, 6+: $9.00 each, 18+ $8.00
IDA Ida sports large flavorful berries and produces two crops a year, one
in mid summer and again in late fall. It is a vigorous growing compact
bush that grows to only 8” tall. 4” pot.G136: $12.50 each, 6+: $10.00
BALSGARDThis heavy bearing commercial variety from the Swedish
University of Agriculture has large fruit which is very flavorful and easy
135: $12.50 each, 6+: $10.00 each
to grow! Grows to 8” tall. 4” pot. G
DWARF LINGONBERRY ( V. vitis-idaea minus) It grows only about 6”
tall but densely covers the ground with lush foliage, a small crop of pea
size fruit and bright pink blooms. 4” pot.G1404: $11.50 each
Lingonberry Supplies
well made red plastic rake that makes picking
lingonberries, huckleberries, currants and other
small fruit easy. Rake it over the branch and the
berries fall into the container. It will save you hours
of picking. Imported from Sweden. T
300: $22.50
the Swedish Lingonberry rake but about half size. It will enable a half
pint to pick a half pint or more. T
307: $13.50 each
LEAF & STEM SHAKING TRAY Place lingon, blue or other berries
in this sturdy plastic 13” round, 2” high red sieve with slotted bottom.
Then shake. Most of the leaves and stems shake out the bottom.
Imported from Sweden. T305: $8.50 each
Lingonberry Facts
(Vaccinium macrocarpon) You don’t need a bog to grow American
cranberries. Just make a well drained bed. If you don’t have good
drainage you can add peat or sand. Cranberries need a very acidic soil
and need to be well watered, like their relatives the blueberries. If
temperatures dip below 10° F., plants need a heavy mulch to protect
next years fruiting wood. Plant one foot apart in rows two feet apart.
The evergreen foliage has a reddish cast. The small profuse flowers
are reddish pink. A beautiful, self-fertile ground cover. Zones 3-9.
POLLINATION: Self-fertile. Two varieties improve pollination.
SIZE & PLANT SPACING: Average one foot height and spacing.
HARDINESS: Lingonberries can withstand arctic temperatures. In
very severe climates they can be covered with peat or sawdust in
the winter. Zones 3-8.
HARVEST TIME: Late fall.
SUN OR SHADE: Semi-shade, full sun in cool summer areas.
FIRST FRUIT: 2 years.
YIELD: 1/2 to 1 pound per plant.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: pH below 5.8. Needs good drainage.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Plant in soil well mixed with peat. Mulch
with 3 to 4 inches of sawdust. Don’t over water. Don’t cultivate as the
roots are just below the surface.
Order six or more 4” pots and save!
(Fragaria species) Raintree offers the most flavorful strawberries that are
also easy to grow and disease resistant. Don’t expect to find the flavorless
commercial varieties here. Instead, choose among luscious June-bearing types
and incredibly productive “day neutral” varieties that begin bearing in June and
bear heavily from July until fall frosts. We also offer Musk, Lipstick and Alpine
strawberries that make great ground covers. All the varieties we offer are proven
in the Pacific Northwest and most of the nation.
The Best Day Neutrals
Everbearing Strawberries are also called “day neutral” varieties because they
do not depend on day length to initiate flowering. They produce fruit nonstop from June, through summer and fall, all the way up until frost. These
incredible producers will reward you with high yields of beautiful, scrumptious strawberries longer than any other types.
his delicious, heavily productive berry is favored as the
top variety through much of the nation both for fresh eating and for
freezing. A day-neutral variety, it bears fruit the first season and produces
excellent crops from June until frost. It is so popular that we sell more TriStars than any other berry plants in the catalog. Zones 4-10. E
420: Each
bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10.00 each
EVERSWEET Outstanding flavor and adaptability. This new cultivar is
unique in its ability to produce prolific crops of large, intensely delicious
berries, even when others fail because of high humidity and scorching
temperatures. An ideal selection for the South or for growing in a
greenhouse. Drawing rave reviews, Eversweet will defy expectations
with non-stop crops of sweet, luscious berries from spring through fall.
Perfect choice for the All Season Strawberry Planter listed on page 10.
Zone 6-10.E417: Bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10.00 each
ach cluster of this highly
productive, day neutral variety produces an
impressive center berry that is ideal for dipping
in chocolate. All up and down the West Coast,
backyard strawberry aficionados are raving
about its excellent flavor, large size and disease
resistance. Plants don’t need much chill to set
fruit, so berries ripen early and continue to
appear non-stop over a long season, from June to
October. Proven successful in California and the
Pacific Northwest, it is sure to entice gardeners in
other parts of the nation too. Zone 7-10. E415: Bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+
bundles: $10.00 each
ALBION Albion has large, firm conical fruit
with a sweet delicious flavor. Enjoy large harvests
of these delectible strawberries for many months
in the summer and fall. Albion also resists
verticillium wilt, phytophthora crown rot and
has some resistance to anthracnose crown rot.
It is versatile, doing well in dry and hot or cooler
summer areas. USDA Zones 4-9. E401: Bundle
of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10.00 each
Plant by April 15 to get a good crop the first year. Keep mulched with
compost or manure. Plant one foot apart. One method is by poking
plants through black plastic. Remove the first blossoms from the day
neutrals. Remove the runners during the first season. Pruning off
runners will give you larger berries. Keep plants well watered if the
summer is dry. Add soil amendments before planting. If the foliage
turns light green in late July and August, this probably means your
day neutral plants need a small addition of nitrogen to support their
continuous-bearing habit. The June crop from the day neutrals will
be light with small fruit. Expect heavy production from July through
the summer and early fall.
The Best Backyard June Bearers
ops for both freezing
and fresh eating, this flavorful variety
performs consistently in the Northwest,
and its winter hardiness makes it a good
choice for most of the nation. Plants bear
large crops of medium to large, firm, dark
red berries in late June every year. A delicious choice for award-winning
strawberry shortcake. Zones 6-10. E410: Each bundle of 25: $12.50;
3+ bundles: $10.00 each
BENTON Super easy to grow, this variety tolerates wetter conditions
and scoffs at disease problems. In late June, large, flavorful, bright red
strawberries offer both wonderful fresh eating and good results for
freezing. Zones 6-10. E400: Each bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles:
$10.00 each
PUGET SUMMER This superior late season strawberry is a great
choice for NW backyard growers and market gardeners. Vigorous
plants produce good yields of very sweet, full-flavored, large, firm berries
with deep red color. Zone 6-10. E405: Each bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+
bundles: $10.00 each
PUGET CRIMSON Introduced in 2010 by WSU, this late season
cultivar has outstanding flavor similar to Puget Summer but is more
productive and maintains larger berries. Zone 6-10. E406: Each
bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10.00 each
Best for East and Midwest
EARLIGLO Enjoy success with this highly flavorful, disease resistant,
early season strawberry that is particularly useful in the Northeast and
upper Midwest where red stele root rot can be a problem. Deep red
berries are medium size and very sweet, either eaten fresh or frozen.
Zones 5-9.E402: Each bundle of 25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10 each
JEWEL Follow up an early season harvest from Earliglo with this
highly productive, mid-late season strawberry that succeeds reliably in
the Northeast and upper Midwest. Plants are both hardy and drought
tolerant, and large, glossy, bright red berries boast both fine flavor and
firmness. From Geneva N.Y. PP5897. Zones 5-9. E404: Each bundle of
25: $12.50; 3+ bundles: $10 each
Musk Strawberries
Astonishingly delicious and highly fragrant, these heirloom strawberries from
Italy have fantastic flavor with hints
of raspberry and pineapple. The sweet,
soft fruits are almost round and smaller
than more familiar strawberries, but they
send out runners and make a very effective
groundcover. Plants produce lightly for the first two or three years, and
then become very productive, cropping heavily, though briefly, in June.
Raintree now offers American gardeners male musk strawberries, which
should increase production of the fruiting cultivars, Profumata and
Capron, which generate mostly female flowers. Plant 18” apart. Zones
5-10. 4” pots.
PROFUMATA DI TORTONA Berries are slightly larger than those of
Capron. 4” pots. E
430: $5.50 each, 6+: $4.75 each
CAPRON Plants are slightly more productive than Profumata plants,
and they also produce a small fall crop. 4” pots. E435: $5.50 each, 6+:
$4.75 each
MALE MUSK Planting one male plant for up to five females will
increase fruit harvest substantially. 4”pot. E
432: $5.50 each
RUSSIAN MALE MUSK 4” pot. E433: $5.50 each
MUSK STRAWBERRY PACKAGETwo each Profumata Di Tortona
and Capron and one each of the Male Musk and Russian Male Musk.
EMUSK: $30.00
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
WHITE ALPINE (Fragaria vesca var. albocarpa) Unlike other Alpines,
this variety produces runners and makes an excellent groundcover or
container plant in sun or dappled shade. The 8” tall plants bear a light
crop of small, sweet, creamy-white berries from spring till frost. Native to
mountainous regions, it is not the best choice for areas with hot, humid
summers. USDA Zones 5-10. 4” pots.E444: $5.50 each, 6+: $4.75 each
Mignonette and one White.EALPINE: $27.00
Strawberries for Your Landscape
his outstanding ground cover has
lovely bright pink flowers from spring through
fall. This beautiful edible ornamental, easily
covers a hillside or bed with flowers, beautiful
foliage and a small crop of small but tasty
strawberries. Hardy to Zones 4-10, they thrive
in sun or shade, spreading rapidly by runners.
Space 1-1/2’ apart. 4” pots. E463: $5.00 each,
6+: $4.50 each
Alpine Strawberries
(Fragaria vesca) Exceptionally winter hardy plants bear heavily from
June through October. Although they produce no runners, plants will reseed to form a dense, edible groundcover. USDA Zones 3-9 unless otherwise
RUGEN ALPINEBeautiful, upright plants, about 8” tall, are
exceptional additions to the edible landscape, in rockeries, border
plantings and other sites where they will fill in and cover an area quickly.
The everbearing plants produce ¾”, elongated, red berries with sweet
flavor. First cultivated 250 years ago in France, these Alpine natives
thrive in either sun or shade. Space one foot apart. 4” pots. E
440: $5.50
each, 6+: $4.75 each
ALPINE YELLOW The fruity fragrance and sweet flavor of these
delicious berries is a scrumptious mixture of strawberry and pineapple.
Similar in size and growth habit to red Alpine varieties, these beauties
are yellow with brownish seeds when ripe. 4” pots. E
450: $5.50 each,
6+: $4.75 each
MIGNONETTE These exceptionally productive plants bear intensely
sweet fruit that is large for an alpine type, up to an inch long. You will get
plenty for fresh eating, for making delicious pastries as they do in France,
or for dropping into glasses of champagne. 4”pots.E445: $5.50 each,
6+: $4.75 each
How To Use Strawberries
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use in planters, hanging baskets, borders,
ground covers, raised beds. Easy to grow for the beginner.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Self-fertile unless noted.
HARDINESS: Our June bearers are hardy to -15°F. Tri Star, Lipstick and Alpine strawberries are hardy to at least -30°F.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun unless noted.
SPACING: 12” apart; in rows 18” apart.
RIPENING: “June” bearers in June through July; day neutrals
from June though early fall.
PROPAGATION: Seeds or runners.
FRUITING LIFE OF THE PLANT: 2-3 years (Best to replant day
neutrals after 2 years.) Alpines, musks and Lipstick last many
YIELD: ½-1lb. per plant.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well drained, high in organic matter,
pH of 5-6. If drainage is poor, plant on mounds.
WILD STRAWBERRY (Fragaria chiloensis)
Our Northwest native groundcover makes a lush compact mat with
white flowers but not many berries. Foliage is green, tinged with red in
the fall. Full sun or partial shade. Zones 5-9. 4” pots. E443: $5.00 each,
6+: $4.50 each
Strawberry Supplies
row lots of the best tasting
strawberries in a small space. The late Tom
Wood designed each planter with a full length
drip tube inside. Fill a planter with potting
soil. Then hook one, or a series of planters to
each other and to a garden hose. Instructions
included. T295 (3’ planter, holds up to
50 plants): $39.95, 4 for $120; T297 (5’
planter, holds up to 100 plants): $65, 4 for
Louise Riotte, 31 pages. Learn when, how and
where to plant and care for your strawberry
plants from this Garden Way booklet. S
your raspberries, blackberries and strawberries to thrive. Apply 1/2
pound per ten feet of row or ten square feet of bed. Instructions included.
5 lb. Bag. T140: $15 each; Any 4 bags of fertilizer $11.50 each.
Tri-Star, Seascape, Eversweet, Jewel, Earliglo,
Shuksan, P. Crimson, P. Summer, Albion or Benton.
Mix & match 5 or more bundles of 25: $9.50 each;
10 or more bundles of 25: $8.00 each; 25 or more
bundles: $6.50 each.
was a little apprehensive because of slightly higher price and shipping
costs but it was well worth it! The trees were big and healthy and are
now blooming after just a short time in the ground. I can’t tell you how
refreshing it is to get my money’s worth from a mail order nursery, so
many of the others just aren’t worth dealing with-poor or dead plants, no
customer service, etc. You have a customer for life! Thanks again for the
great products! I’ll be ordering more in the near future!
-- M.C. Albion, IN
The most delicious strawberries from around the world.
(Rubus idaeus) The best way to have an abundance of raspberries is to
grow them yourself. Raspberries are easy to grow, and the rewards of growing them at home range from enormous cost savings to improved health.
Freshly picked, ripe raspberries are among the most delicious culinary treats
available. USDA Zones 5-9 unless noted. We offer stocky, well-rooted, virusfree plants.
Grow Raspberries in a Pot
SHORTCAKE™ For those of you with
limited space, this dwarf raspberry plant is
ideal for container growing. It grows only
2-3’ tall with a compact growth habit. It is
thornless and produces an abundance of
full-size sweet, flavorful red raspberries
each summer. Your family will love
harvesting healthful fruit right from your
patio and no trellising or staking is needed.
It will spread to fill any pot no matter the shape. It fruits on the abundant
new canes each spring that have gone through a winter dormancy
period. Like other floricane summer raspberries, once fruiting is
finished, prune out canes at the base that have fruited leaving new canes
to fruit the next season. USDA Zones 5-9. One-quart pot. E360: $19.95
each, 3+: $17.50 each
July Bearers With Great Flavor
his extraordinary introduction
from British Columbia produces enormous,
light red, aromatic fruit with a wonderful flavor.
Besides berries that are 25% bigger than Meeker,
Tulameen uniquely extends the summer
raspberry season through July and August,
producing for up to 50 days. It is a great find for
backyard growers who can provide well drained
soil. USDA Zones 6-9. E391: $5.50 each; Pkg of
5: $20; 3+ pkgs of 5: $16.50 each pkg
MEEKERFor many years, this very productive, easy-to-grow, late
season variety has set the standard in our region for raspberry flavor
that is equally good for fresh eating, freezing and juice. Plants produce
manageable canes and a bountiful harvest each July. Eat plenty for high
quantities of cancer-fighting Ellagitannin. Botrytis resistant. USDA
Zones 6-9. E381: $5.50 each; Pkg of 5: $20; 3+ pkgs of 5: $16.50
each pkg
CASCADE DELIGHTBecause Cascade Delight shows outstanding
resistance to root rot, it will thrive in wetter gardens where other
varieties have failed. Similar in season and productivity to Tulameen,
this variety boasts big, firm, delicious berries. Expect a heavy yield of
berries with an intense, traditional raspberry flavor, beginning in July
and continuing for a month or more. US Patent applied for. USDA Zones
6-9. E325: $5.50 each; Pkg of 5: $20; 3+ pkgs of 5: $16.50 each pkg
Golden Raspberries
CASCADE GOLDThe fruit of this very
large and firm yellow raspberry ripens
in late July. Introduced by Washington
State University, it has proven to thrive
in the Pacific Northwest and is a great
choice for a golden main season raspberry.
E356:$5.50 each; Pkg of 5: $20; 3+ pkgs of 5: $16.50 each pkg
e bought Caroline raspberry canes and didn’t expect raspberries
until next year. This year we’re still having fresh tasty berries.
I’ve gardened for 50 years in Western Washington and never had
December raspberries.
-- P.S. Olympia, WA
Everbearing Raspberries Need No Trellis
Everbearing raspberries, also called
primocanes, produce fruit on one
and two year old canes, so instead
of trellising, cut canes a few inches
above the ground each winter.
Starting the following August and
continuing until frost, plants will
produce crops of delicious fruit each
year, even the first season.
flavorful and particularly early
everbearing red raspberry,
Autumn Britten thrives in the
Pacific Northwest and is rated
as the best raspberry for the
upper Midwest. Plants bear
large crops of big, exceptionally
flavorful, firm, red berries that
start ripening before Caroline
and a month before Heritage and
continue through fall. It is both
Northern cold hardy and tolerant
335: $5.50 April Doolittle smiles at the
of heat in the South. E
each; Pkg of 5: $20; 3+ pkgs of perfectly aligned everbearing
5: $16.50 each pkg
raspberries (she got plants from
Raintree) on her son Peter’s
igorous and
full of healthful nutrients and
wedding cake.
antioxidants, this heavy yielding,
red raspberry produces loads of delicious fruit on primocanes from
late August until fall. Proven successful from coast to coast, Caroline
responds well to warm summer temperatures by ripening earlier. The
delicious fruit is large, red and firm. (PP# 10412) E
320: $5.50 each; Pkg
of 5: $20; 3+ pkgs of 5: $16.50 each pkg
NANTAHALANEW! Nantahala ripens in September through the
fall, extending the raspberry season in areas with hot summers. High
yielding, the red fruit is large and very flavorful. One of its parents is
Rosanna. New from North Carolina State University, its late season
ripening makes it a poor choice for maritime climates with cooler
summers. USDA Zones 6-10. E370: $5.50 each, Pkg of 5: $20,
3+:pkgs of 5 $16.50 each pkg.
EW! The sweet, superb flavor of this raspberry from
Italy has been compared to candy and has generated tremendous
excitement. Expect an abundant harvest of big, bright red berries ripens
on 5’ tall canes in July. In warm climates, prune plants as everbearers,
cutting canes a few inches above ground in late fall and primocanes set a
fall crop. USDA Zones 5-9. 4”pots. E3614: $8.50 each
Native Berry Bushes
THIMBLEBERRY (Rubus parviflorus)
This Northwest native, related to the
raspberry, produces small, bright red fruit
shaped like the top of a thimble. In spring,
white, 1” fragrant flowers appear on the
erect, thornless 4-6’ bush, and in summer
the harvest of rich, tangy fruit arrives. Plants
thrive in full or partial shade. USDA Zones
4-9. E
305: $13.50 each, 3+: $10.50 each
SALMONBERRY(Rubus spectabilis) Loads
of beautiful pink flowers ripen into golden fruit
earlier than any other berries in Pacific Northwest
forests. The fruit, which resembles raspberries,
is very mild, but passing hikers and birds enjoy
it. Grow the 6’ tall and wide bushes (not canes)
in partial shade or full sun. Watch out for prickly
stems. Hardy to USDA Zones 4-9. E310: $13.50
each, 3+: $10.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Rooting for the Purple and Black
arge, glossy black raspberries boast a flavor that
is richer than that of the red and yellow types, so they are delicious
eaten out of hand and they make outstanding preserves and pies.
Bushes are larger than other types too, as well as vigorous and highly
productive. Each will grow to 7’ tall and will bend over and root at the
tips. To prevent this, pinch or prune the tips each summer when they
reach 5’ tall. Although many blacks are considered more disease prone
than reds, Jewel is quite disease resistant. Space plants about 3’ apart.
USDA Zones 4-8. E364R: $7.50 each; Pkg of 5: $30 PROHIBITED
fruit of this highly vigorous,
productive purple raspberry from
New York state offers a unique,
delicious, sweet flavor and aroma.
When ripe, berries turn from
red to purple. USDA Zones 4-8.
E397: $5.50 each; Pkg of 5: $20
Black Raspberries are rated
11% higher in antioxidants
than blueberries. They rate
very high in anthocyanin
and vitamins A, C, E and folic
Groundcover Raspberries for Northern Growers
(Rubus articus
x stellarticus)
Rarely seen
in the United
States, these
super hardy
raspberries were
developed in
Sweden. Thick raspberry foliage grows only one foot tall each spring
and dies completely back to the ground each winter, only to resprout
vigorously from the roots the next spring. Therefore, the potted plants
which we offer may be without top foliage if purchased in winter. The
pink fragrant flowers and juicy, delicious bright aromatic berries add to
its landscape attraction. The fruit ripens over about 6 weeks starting in
July and looks ripe before it is ready to pick! Wait until it separates easily
from the plant to harvest. The plants are fully hardy since they are a
hybrid of Alaskan and Swedish arctic raspberries. They appreciate a well
drained soil and full sun. Plant at 1-2’ spacing and weed and water well
to get the plants established. It will take 3 years to start fruiting. Plant at
least two varieties for pollination. All varieties are very similar. 4” pots.
G220S Sophia: $7.50 each; G220V Valentina $7.50 each; G220A
Anna: $7.50 each; G220B Beta: $7.50 each; G220KAll Field Berry
Six Pack (includes all four varieties): $36.00
of their excellent flavor,
Nagoon berries are a favorite
for eating fresh, making jelly
or wine. They are closely
related to R. articus and
considered to be a form of
that species. The spineless
groundcover grows to six
inches tall. The plant has
attractive pink flowers and
produces small, very flavorful,
red, raspberry like fruit ripe in
August. The flowers are either
male or female with both
sexes eventually present in
the same plant. Grow in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semishade. This plant is smaller than R. articus and has smaller fruits. These
plants were collected near Juneau, Alaska. 4” pots. G223: $9.50 each,
6+: $8.00 each
How To Use Raspberries
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use for hedges or fence rows. The colorful
berries beautify your landscape and fruit salads. Try three everbearing plants in a large pot on your deck or plant a pot with the
dwarf Brazelberry® Strawberry Shortcake™ variety.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Self-pollinating.
SIZE AT MATURITY: 4-6 ft. Brazelberry® Strawberry Shortcake™
2-3 ft.
HARDINESS: Hardy to at least -20°F, depending on variety. Everbearers are hardy in most of the nation if cut to the ground each
fall and mulched. Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted.
SUN: Full sun.
SPACING: 20” between plants in rows 5 feet apart.
PROPAGATION: Cutting or digging up plants that come up from
the roots outside of the established rows.
FRUITFUL LIFE: Replace every 10-15 years as they decline in
YIELD: Up to 2 lbs. per foot of row. BEARING AGE: 1-2 years.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Lots of organic matter and good drainage.
They cannot take wet feet. If you have wet ground, plant them on
a mound, 18” above the water table. Cascade Delight, Anne and
Autumn Britten do better than the others on wetter sites.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Plant with well rotted manure and
fertilize the following spring with more manure. Provide adequate moisture during the growing season.
PRUNING JULY BEARERS: Prune out second year canes in the
fall after they are through fruiting. Don’t prune out new shoots
since they will produce fruit the following year. Raspberries make
excellent hedges or fence rows and benefit from trellising (see
page 88 for instructions).
PRUNING EVERBEARERS: Caroline, Autumn Britten, Nantahala
and Rosanna bear on one and two year old wood. Prune or mow the
canes each winter to get a free standing fall crop without using a
trellis. Or prune like a July bearer and get a July and a fall crop.
Caneberry Supplies
BERRY WIREWe offer 14 gauge soft galvanized wire to trellis your
kiwis, grapes, espaliers or berries. Minimum order 200 feet. T
070: 15
cents a foot.T070R (2,900’ roll): $160
BERRIES, RASP & BLACK 3 1 pages. Learn how to grow and prune
them. S040: $3.95
Caroline, Meeker Raspberries
Rated Highest for Health
Raspberries (as well as blueberries and black currants) contain
especially high levels of antioxidants, which are known cancerfighting agents. Caroline contains about 50% more antioxidants
than other raspberry varieties, Caroline was also found to be
20-44% higher in beta-carotene, 27-43% higher in vitamin A, 1677% higher in vitamin E and 25-48% higher in vitamin C according
to Ohio State University studies. Recent clinical tests conducted
at Medical University of South Carolina and dozens of other
prestigious research centers, have shown that Ellagitannin, a
phytochemical found naturally in high quantities in raspberries,
can help prevent cancer and inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Meeker was found to be the best source of this health-promoting
Mix or Match an 18 pack of 4-Inch Pots and Save an Additional
$10. Use Code Z18 online or on order form page 95.
(Rubus species) Why grow blackberries when they grow wild along roadways and paths? The cultivated varieties we offer are easy to grow, they produce reliably huge loads of fruit and they have delicious differences in flavor.
Not only that, but we have many varieties without thorns! Raintree offers
one-year, well-rooted vines that will grow rapidly. Unless stated, they may be
bare root or potted plants. BLACKBERRIES ARE PROHIBITED TO HI.
Support Needed to Eat Them All
his cultivar can produce 30 lbs.
of large, very sweet, shiny blackberries per
plant, making it, with Chester, by far the
most productive. Fruit has superb flavor both
eaten fresh and used to make jelly, toppings
or juice. Vigorous canes, up to 2” in diameter
and 15’ long, thrive in areas of the country too
cold for other blackberries and produce huge
crops in July and early August. Grow it as a
vining blackberry at 8’ cut new canes the first
summer at 6’ tall and snip the laterals back to
2’ long in winter. With this method, use a 3’
spacing and a top wire to tie the upright canes.
USDA Zones 5-9. 4” pot. E588: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
o extend the harvest, plant Chester,
which starts its huge production right when Triple Crown leaves off.
Very large, flavorful berries start ripening in August and an extremely
heavy production continues all the way until frost. Very similar to Triple
Crown, fruit is borne on vigorous, thornless canes that resist cane blight.
Plants fruit well in warm weather but don’t fully ripen in cold maritime
autumns. USDA Zones 5-9. 4” pot. E525: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
Freestanding! No Support Needed
Now grow loads of delicious, thornless blackberries easily either with
or without a trellis. These large, round berries are scrumptious, juicy and
abundant. Plant them 2-3’ apart for an edible
hedge. To grow them as freestanding plants,
allow the erect thornless cane to reach 4’ tall in
the summer, then tip it back to encourage fruiting laterals. The following spring, tip the laterals
back at 2’ lengths and watch the luscious fruit
form. In winter, simply cut out canes that have
finished fruiting, and get ready for your next
crop. Fruit grows on canes that grew the previous
season. USDA Zones 6-9. All are patented from
the University of Arkansas.
ne of the first thornless blackberries of the
season. The fruit is sweet and large and stores well. The vine is disease
resistant. 4” pot. E509: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
APACHE THORNLESSThis newest upright, thornless selection
produces a heavy load of large, flavorful fruit that ripens in late June. 4”
pot. E505: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
OUACHITA Enjoy delicious crops of sweet, flavorful, medium sized
fruit for five weeks beginning in late June from this high yielding
cultivar. 4” pot.E555: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
Early Ripeners
Mid Season
Late Ripeners
Loch Ness
Prime Ark 45
Wild Treasure
Black Diamond
Columbia Star
Cascade Trailing
Triple Crown
How To Use Blackberries
IN THE KITCHEN: Make cobblers, pancakes, pies, mousses,
sauces and of course, jams, jellies and wine.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use as a barrier hedge; trellised on a
fence. Grow the freestanding cultivars in a pot.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Self-pollinating, except for Cascade Trailing. Note: It has been discovered that ORUS 1843, offered
two seasons ago and thought to be self fertile, needs
another cultivar as a pollinizer.
HARDINESS: (See varietal descriptions) A way to make all
varieties much hardier is to lay the canes on the ground
and cover them in late fall with soil, snow or a thick mulch.
Uncover them in the early spring.
HARVEST TIME: August through September, Chester
through October.
PROPAGATION: Cuttings, tip layering.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 6 to 25 years
BEARING AGE: 2 years; Prime Ark 1 year.
PLANT SPACING: Each variety differs in vigor. Plant 6-8’
apart unless otherwise noted. Boysen 5’; Tayberry 4’. All
vines can be tied to a trellis. All except Tay can also be
wrapped around a wire.
EXPOSURE: Sun or partial shade.
YIELD: 10-30 pounds per plant.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Wide range of soils. Will tolerate
some poor drainage.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Prune out all canes in the autumn after they bear fruit. Blackberries, except Prime Ark
bears only on last year’s growth. Train on wires or fences,
except the free standing cultivars.
TRAINING: Keep the canes off the ground to make care
easier. Keep the new vines and the two year old bearing
vines separate so you can prune off and remove them after
they bear. See owner’s manual that comes with each order.
For Your Health
Many varieties of blackberries have more anthocyanins
than blueberries. They are also high in fiber. Wild Treasure,
Chester, Logan, Boysen and Marionberries are among
those rated highest in nutritive values.
Harvest the First Year!
Unlike other blackberries, this
unique upright, free standing
“primocane” blackberry bears
everbearing raspberries do. Allow the blackberries to grow for
a season. Then each winter, cut
the canes just above the ground
and allow them to grow back. In
September through the fall, simply
harvest the fruit or, if you wish, like with raspberries, you can allow the canes
to grow for a second year and they will also produce a crop in July. Prime Ark
thrives in the Pacific NW and as far north as central Minnesota and New
York. It is a low chill selection, however it doesn’t produce well in places like
the deep South, where summer temperatures are consistently above 90°F.
Plants are hardy in the winter to 10°F or below zero if cut back to the ground
and heavily mulched. It is patented by University of Arkansas breeder Dr.
James Moore. The large, very sweet berries ripen in June or July and again in
September. Plant in a row 2-3 feet apart.
PRIME ARK® 45This is a self fertile second generation cultivar, larger,
more flavorful and productive than Prime Jan or Prime Jim. USDA Zones
6-9. Self fertile.4” pot. E570: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Enjoy Delicious Marion Flavor
(NZ9128-R) This thornless selection was
bred in New Zealand and introduced
by Oregon State University in 2005. It
is disease resistant, easy to grow, very
productive and firm and is prized for
making jams. It has Marionberry-like
flavor but with larger, firmer and of course
thornless berries. Harvest for up to a
month each July. USDA Zones 6-9. 4”pot.
E573: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
MARIONBERRY Although thorny,
Marionberry has such an incredible, rich
flavor that many people prefer it to any other berry for eating out of
hand and for making superb pies, jellies or juices. Plants consistently
produce heavy crops of high quality fruit starting in July and continuing
for several weeks. USDA Zones 7-9. 4” pot. E
572: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50
Start Your Blackberry Season
OBSIDIANPacific Northwest berry
breeders developed this bright black, early
season wonder. The heavy yielding cultivar
has delicious Marionberry flavor but is
hardier than Marion. Start picking very
large, ripe fruit from thorny plants as early
as mid-July. Also an excellent choice for
machine harvesting. USDA Zones 7-9. 4” pot. E
556: $8.50 each, 6+:
$6.50 each
EW! A new star for flavor.
New from Oregon State University, it has large firm berries and is very
productive. The flavor is rated as good or better than Marionberry. This
vigorous growing thornless trailer ripens early mid season, in mid
July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It is hardy to below 10 F. and highly
recommended for home gardens as well as for machine picking by
commercial growers. Patent pending. 4” pots. E530: $8.50 each, 6+:
$6.50 each
Wild Berries Tamed
An incredible find from Oregon
State University researchers: the
wild meets the thornless. This first
generation cross between the wild
Cascade trailing blackberry and the
thornless Waldo blackberry combines
the best qualities of both. Berries, which are smaller than Waldos but
bigger than Cascades, are so sweet, delicious and numerous that they
have amazed and won every tasting panel. The self-fertile, early ripening
plants are vigorous, disease tolerant and thornless. Wild Treasure will
make a winning addition to the garden, its fruit prized for fresh eating
and baking. Wild Treasure retains excellent flavor of the wild berry and
has the highest nutritional content of all the blackberries we offer. USDA
Zones 7-9. 4” pot. E545: $9.50 each, 6+: $7.50 each
CASCADE TRAILING (Rubus ursinus) Every summer from
Alaska to Northern California, fruit lovers in the know pick and trip
over these sweet, especially tasty, native trailing blackberries. We
offer a selection found by Mike Maki that is among the biggest and
sweetest ever found, although still small. Grow them on a trellis, so
they won’t be underfoot and so you can pick lots of fruit which is
otherwise only available in the wild and fetches a very high price! We
offer female plants that need to be pollinized. Unless you have a wild
trailing male in the neighborhood, also plant Tayberry or Cascade.
USDA Zones 7-9. 4” pot. E520: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
CASCADE Thought to be a cross between Loganberry and wild
Cascade trailing blackberry (which it will pollinate), this berry was a
very popular backyard crop 40 years ago, but it has long since been
unavailable. Many still ask for it, because of an unmatched wild trailing
blackberry flavor, higher productivity. and much larger size. Fruit ripens
in July. USDA Zones 7-9. 4” pot. E515: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
JAPANESE WINEBERRY (Rubus phoenicolasius) A very attractive,
fast growing, thorny bright red arching vine that produces a nice crop
of small, orange red, raspberry shaped fruit in early summer with a
pleasing tart flavor great in fruit salads. Fruit is born on the tips of the
former years side branches. Put it on a trellis or wire for ease of fruit
harvest and to control its vigorous and thorny vines. E589: $8.50 each
Delicious Raspberry/Blackberry Crosses
tart, juicy cross between
blackberry and red raspberry,
these large, red-black berries
mature at up to 2” long. The
harvest of delicious, aromatic
fruit continues to ripen for up
to two months. Try eating them
fresh with cream or baking into
a spectacular pie—exceptional.
Trellis the trailing, vigorous
canes. USDA Zones 6-10. 4” pot.E510: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each;
E510R (1-2’ bareroot plant): $8.50 each
NEWBERRYA vigorous and highly productive semi-erect purple
blackberry producing especially large fruit with a unique and highly
rated flavor. It is a cross of Blackberries and Red Raspberries and
resembles Boysen in appearance but with its own flavor. Tested from
Northwestern Washington to California, it is among the most winter
hardy cultivars. It is yet to be extensively tested elsewhere in the country.
4” pot. E542: $8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
THORNLESS LOGANBERRY The thornless Logan is thought to be
a wild cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry. Plants are only
about half as productive as either Marionberry or Tayberry. The large,
flavorful fruit has a unique quality that is highly prized. Many people
prefer the flavor to all others. USDA Zones 6-10. 4” pot. E560: $8.50
each, 6+: $6.50 each
Great Scots!
Some of the most productive and delicious blackberries were developed in
the cool climate of the Scottish Crops
Research Institute in Invergowrie. They
have proven widely adaptable in the U.S.
TAYBERRY This heavy-bearing
backyard winner, a cross between
blackberry and raspberry, was developed in Scotland. Vigorous, arching,
thorny canes produce large, flavorful berries that are very long, narrow
and reddish black when ripe. Tayberry can be grown in a sprawling
clump, like a black raspberry. USDA Zones 5-9. 4” pot. E585: $8.50
each, 6+: $6.50 each
ry this new, richly tart,
thornless Scottish blackberry for its
monstrously large, shiny black fruit.
Semi-erect canes are highly productive
and can be grown like raspberries, with
little support. Space canes 6’ apart.
Expect a big crop of fruit that ripens
late for a blackberry, in August and
September complementing the earlier
varieties. USDA Zones 5-9. 4” pots E
$8.50 each, 6+: $6.50 each
(Sambucus species) Elderberries are the
easiest to grow and care for of all the fruits
and probably the most consistently productive.
GOLDBEERE(S. nigra) This unique
German selection grows very upright
and bears abundant clusters of
striking, large, edible golden berries,
accented by attractive light green
foliage. E031: $18.50 each, 3+: $15
Edible European Elders
Lace-leafed Beauty
(Sambucus nigra) Each S. Nigra variety
listed will pollinate and must be pollinated
by another S. nigra cultivar to produce fruit.
These sprawling bushes have been used in
Europe, western Asia, and North Africa for
millenia. They can grow to 15’ or more but
are easily pruned and kept at about 8’ tall. They are beautiful in all seasons.
Creamy, usually white, scented flowers grow in large flat topped clusters in
June and are used in cooking and cosmetics. Each is in a 1 gallon pot.
Cultivars for Fruit Production
SUTHERLAND ( Sambucus racemosa)
Lovely yellow foliage and a graceful habit
set this elderberry apart. Each golden leaf is
finely incised, which makes the plant seem
like a giant, to 12’, glowing fern, especially
when grown in bright shade or partial sun.
New spring growth is a beautiful coppery-red
turning bright yellow. As the season progresses, leaves take on shades
of limey green. Its dynamic presence brightens a shady corner. Not a
pollinizer. It produces red berries which should not be eaten raw. E
$18.50 each, 3+: $15 each
HASCHBERG(Sambucus nigra) We found this heavy bearing
Austrian variety in Switzerland. The black berries form in very large
clusters on long stems. The bush is vigorous and spreading, growing to
about 10’ tall. It combines the flavor and medicinal qualities of the wild
European black elder with heavy production and larger fruit.E053:
$18.50 each, 3+ $15 each
Eastern Elders Bred for Fruit Quality
KORSOR NEW!(Sambucus nigra) Top rated commercial variety in
Europe prized for its nutraceutical (medicinal) qualities. Very similar to
Haschberg and Allesso. Korsor will grow to about 8’ tall and produces
masses of dark blue berries. Will pollinize with other Sambucas Nigras
we offer.E033: $18.50 each, 3+: $15.00 each
SAMPO NEW!(Sambucus nigra) This lush new Danish variety is being
planted commercially in Sweden and Germany. It bears large crops of
flavorful, healthful fruit among the dark green foliage. Grows to about
10’ in sun or partial shade. E023: $18.50 each, 3+: $15.00 each
SAMDAL (Sambucas nigra) This Danish cultivar produces large
clusters of flavorful, black elderberries that ripen in August and make
luscious jam or wine. Each year, long shoots sprout from the ground; the
following season, they bear fruit high in antioxidants that benefit health.
USDA Zones 5-8. E020: $18.50 each, 3+: $15 each
ALLESSO (Sambucus nigra) This lush new Danish variety is being
planted commercially in Sweden and Germany. It bears large crops of
flavorful, healthful fruit among the dark green foliage. Grows to about
10’ in sun or partial shade. Zones 5-9. E052: $18.50 each, 3+: $15 each
Beautiful Edible Ornamentals
BLACK LACE(S. nigra) Black Lace has beautiful dark red/purple
foliage that is finely cut like a Japanese maple. Enjoy the pink blooms
and edible black fruit. Plant it as a dramatic accent.E067: $22.50 each
VARIEGATED (Sambucus nigra) This bush grows to 8’ tall with an
equal spread. Leaf variegation is a cream color against a dark green
background. Enjoy black fruit in September.E051: $18.50 each, 3+:
$15 each
(Sambucus canadensis) These similar varieties are hybrids of the eastern
North American Elderberry selected for sweeter, larger, tastier berries. These
ornamental compact shrubs grow 6-10’ tall and need 8’ spacing. The large
clusters of fruit ripen in August and make great pies, wine and jam. We offer
well rooted plants. Zones 4-9. Select two varieties for pollination.
ADAMS Produces the largest fruit. Sweet, purple and productive.
E030: $11.50 each, 3+: $9.00 each, 10+: $6.50 each
JOHNS Very productive. Large sweet berries. E
035: $11.50 each, 3+:
$9.00 each, 10+: $6.50 each
NOVA A vigorous grower with huge clusters of large sweet purple
berries. E032: $11.50 each, 3+: $9.00 each, 10+: $6.50 each
BLUE ELDER(Sambucus caerulea) This
NW native is beautiful in all seasons. In the
spring enjoy the many white flower clusters.
In the fall the 15-20’ tall bush is covered with
large clusters of small powder-blue berries
that are prized for cooking, jelly and wine.
Self fertile. Zones 5-9. E015: $13.50 each,
3+: $10 each, 10+: $8.50 each
Using Elderberries
HOW TO GROW: Shrubs prefer full sun or partial shade and soil
with good organic content and drainage. They are prolific, heavy
bearing and easy to grow.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: They make great hedges or accent plants.
The hollow stems have many uses including making flutes, popguns and fences. The berries are used in dyes. Birds love them.
Two plants provide lots of fruit for a family.
IN THE KITCHEN: The fruit is higher in vitamin C than oranges.
Do not eat raw, but it is prized for pies, jellies, tea, soft drinks,
champagne and of course wine. Leaves are used in ointments to
ease swelling. Elderberry pulp is a natural food coloring. The fruit
is an anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen because of its high content
of polyphenols and flavonoids.
HARDINESS: Zones 4-9 unless otherwise noted.
BLACK BEAUTY (Sambucus nigra) A spectacular
ornamental bush for your yard, Black Beauty grows
about 10’ tall with deep, purple-black foliage. LemonFor Your Health
scented, pink flowers cover the bush in June and July,
Used for centuries in folk medicines, Elderberries both the most
contrasting perfectly with the foliage. Black Beauty
tested S. nigra and the S. canadensis are high in anthrocyanins
bears clusters of edible black berries in fall when
and Vitamin A and C.
pollinated by another S. nigra variety. From the East
Elderberry syrup is used to treat colds and flu and to boost the
Malling Research Station in England. P.P. 12,305.
immune system.
E065: $22.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
(Ribes hirtellum) Gooseberries, highly prized in Europe as an important part
of a well-rounded garden, have been sadly neglected in America, perhaps
because people remember gooseberries as tart and mouth puckering. But
sweet varieties are wonderful for fresh eating, and Raintree offers outstanding Canadian and European cultivars not usually available in the U.S.
Gooseberries generally ripen in July. They grow slowly at the nursery. We
offer well-rooted, one-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8.
JEANNE J eanne is a sweet full flavored, very
productive new dark red dessert gooseberry
with multiple disease resistance. It is the most
resistant to powdery mildew of any cultivar
and is also very resistant to White Pine Blister
Rust. It shows less defoliation from sawflies
than do other gooseberry cultivars. Jeanne
ripens and blooms late, a week or two after
Invicta. The bush is upright and grows to about 3’ tall. It is a cross of
American and European gooseberries and expected to be excellent for
both home and commercial plantings. It was introduced in 2006 by the
USDA Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon. USDA Zones 3-8.
E646: $17.50 each
COLOSSAL The egg shaped fruit up to 1 and one half inches in
diameter with translucent green skin. The flesh is sweet and mild. It
ripens in mid July and is a reliable bearer. Originated in Mankato Minn.
by Frank Schwab and introduced in 1974, it is very vigorous and hardy.
USDA Zones 3-8. E620: $13.50 eachLIMIT ONE
New From England
INVICTAA new mildew resistant selection
from the Malling Research Station. An easy to
grow winner for the organic garden. It produces
heavy yields early in its life, of flavorful large
green fruit that hang in heavy clusters down
the length of the branch. A well-shaped bush.
Excellent for pies, jam or freezing.E650:
$13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each, 10+: $8.50
BLACK VELVET This new gooseberry cultivar
produces large crops of sweet dark red fruit with
an interesting hint of blueberry flavor. The hardy,
disease resistant bushes are very easy to grow
and tremendously productive in even the coldest
parts of the nation. E605: $13.50 each, 3+:
$11.50 each, 10+: $8.50 each
First Place Finnish
HINNOMAKI YELLOWOutstanding aromatic flavor distinguishes
this variety. The medium size, sweet yellow-green berry has a luscious
aftertaste reminiscent of apricot. The bush is low
growing with a spreading habit. Fruit ripens in
mid-July. It is somewhat mildew resistant. E640:
$16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
HINNOMAKI RED Of Finnish origin, it has
outstanding flavor. The skin is tangy while the
flesh is very sweet. Plants are productive with
dark red medium sized fruit on an upright plant.
It begins fruiting in the planting year and has
good mildew resistance. A favorite with home
gardeners.E639: $14.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
LEEPARED NEW! This very heavy bearing
Finnish variety is very mildew resistant and therefore makes an easy to
grow, carefree attractive plant. The medium size berries have a rich tart
flavor. It is favored for pies and jams.E660: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50
How to Use Gooseberries
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use in foundation plantings, under spreading
trees, borders or short barrier hedges. (Gooseberries have thorns!)
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Self-pollinating.
SIZE & SPACING: 3-4 ft. HARDINESS: Zones 3-8.
SUN: Full sun, but can tolerate semi-shade.
PROPAGATION: Cuttings taken in the fall.
YIELD: Up to 8 to 10 pounds per bush.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Good loam, can tolerate sandy or heavy
soils, but must be well drained.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Plant with peat, mulch well and water
during arid summers. Mildew can be a problem on susceptible
varieties. Sulfur can defoliate the plants. Baking soda mixed with
spray oil sprayed every two weeks can work. Currant worms can
defoliate bushes. Use BT or Safer soap. Gooseberries grow best in
cool summer areas.
PRUNING: Prune annually to maintain large berry size. Cut out
wood more than 3 years old; leave 6-8 canes. You can also train any
currants or gooseberries to an attractive fan shape or cordon.
Top Americans
his is a highly flavored, sweet table
variety which can be eaten out of hand. The berries
are green but turn red when ripe. One of the best
American gooseberries. E
670: $13.50 each, 3+:
$10.50 each, 10+: $8.50 each
AMISH RED A vigorous growing large sweet red gooseberry with
delicious flavor. From an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania! E600: $13.50
Mildew-Resistant Cultivars
n easy to grow, mildew resistant, highly productive
bush with large red berries. Tasty sweet/tart flavor. Selected in Canada
from the wild. USDA Zones 3-8.E665: $13.50 each, 3+: $10 each
CAPTIVATOR Large teardrop shaped fruit, that is pink and sweet when
ripe. Foliage turns yellow in the fall. Mildew resistant and very hardy. A cross
of European and American species that is nearly thornless and easy to pick
and grow. Bred in Ottawa in 1935. E610: $13.50 each, 3+: $10 each
CANADA 0273 This medium size red skinned pear shaped gooseberry
has very good flavor. The bush is less thorny than others and mildew
resistant. It is from Ottawa, Canada. E607: $13.50 each, 3+: $10 each
PIXWELL Unlike most gooseberries, Pixwell
has very few thorns, making the harvest of its tart,
abundant pink berries less of an adventure and more
of a pleasure. It is mildew resistant and has purple fall
leaf color. The tart berries are great for pies and jams!
USDA Zones 3-8. E
675: $10.50 each, 3+: $8.00
each, 10+: $6.50 each
Old-Time English Cultivars
EW! Introduced in England about 1824, this is a
vigorous, tremendously productive upright bush. The green oval fruit
ripens mid-July and is sweet with a hint of grape flavor. It is delicious
eaten fresh or cooked. E634: $13.50, 3+: $11.50 each
LEVELLERNEW! A large oval, yellow dessert quality berry that ripens
mid season. Developed in England in 1851 and still a favorite for delicious
flavor and heavy production. The bush has a drooping habit and needs
good soil for high production. E667: $13.50, 3+: $11.50 each
Sweet gooseberries are no longer just for Europeans.
his Dutch red currant
bears loads of large, attractive
dark fruit that is excellent quality
and ripens 3 to 4 weeks later than
Jonkheer. Resistance to mildew and
leaf spot make this and other red
currant selections favorites for the
edible landscape. E764: $13.50
each, 3+: $11.50 each
TATRAN A very productive late
season red currant from the former
Czechoslovakia. Fruit grows in
large clusters and is excellent for
cooking. E761: $13.50 each, 3+:
$11.50 each
See page 71.E753: $13.50 each
(Ribes species) Although not well known to American gardeners, the
pleasant, sweet-tart taste of currants has been cherished for many
years in Europe, often used for jam, strudel and syrup. Deciduous currant
bushes add upright structure (4-5’ tall) with fine texture to naturalistic plantings or mixed hedges, and they blend nicely with evergreen shrubs. The
dense plants attract nesting birds, the flowers are favored by hummingbirds,
and the fruit draws robins and thrushes. We offer well-rooted bushes. USDA
Zones 3-8.
State laws prohibit our shipping red and white Currants or Gooseberries to DE, ME, NC, NH, NJ, RI, WV and MA., except by permit in
certain towns. Black Currants may not be sent to the states mentioned above, as well as Rhode Island. Only-rust resistant varieties
may go to OH &, MI. If you live in one of these states and believe your
area may be exempt, please send us documentation from your state
Dept. of Agriculture with your order.
How To Use Currants
Red currants are among the most beautiful of edible ornamentals.
Attractive fruit and foliage and resistance to mildew and leaf spot make
our red currant selections favorites for the edible landscape. Bright, shiny,
red clusters of fruit are striking in the garden and they enhance any dish
to which they are added. High quality fruit is excellent for jams, jellies and
sauces, and it has considerable health benefits, including high quantities of
vitamin C and potassium.
EW! A heavy yielding cultivar from the Netherlands that
ripens in mid season. E757: $13.50, 3+: $11.50 each
EW! Enjoy large red berries on long trusses. Rolam’s excellent
fruit quality is highly prized by home garden and commercial growers. It is
very heavy yielding and mildew and leaf spot resistant. It ripens in midseason, beginning in the middle of July. A cross of Jhonkeer Van Tets and
Rosetta from the Netherlands. E769: $13.50, 3+: $11.50 each
JONKHEER VAN TETS This red currant selection from Holland is
a heavy producer of large dark red, fine flavored fruit. It is mildew and
aphid resistant. Considered by many to be the best flavored red currant
variety in the world, it is not at its best in a cool maritime climate.E760:
$16.50 each
REDSTARTNEW! New from the England East Malling Station.
Redstart produces heavy consistent yields on long strings of medium
size bright red fruit of excellent flavor. This sturdy upright bush extends
the season, ripening in August. E
756: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
ROSETTAJhonkeer is a parent of this extremely productive new Dutch
variety. Fruit is excellent for cooking. The large fruit covers the bush, hanging
in huge, glowing red clusters.E765: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
CASCADE A consistent, easy to grow, proven winner in the Northwest.
Because of its bumper crops of large sweet, beautiful red fruit, it may
need to be staked. Like our other currants, it is very winter hardy. E
$15 each
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use as a foundation planting, in containers,
espaliers, in the perennial borders or in hedges.
IN THE KITCHEN: Red and white currants are prized in jams,
jellies and streudels. Black currants, in juices, syrups, jellies and
liqueurs. Currants are not usually eaten fresh!
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Red and white currants are self-fertile, black currants partially self-fertile.
PLANT SPACING: 4 feet apart.
SIZE AT MATURITY: 3-5 feet tall.
EXPOSURE: Sun or partial shade.
ORIGIN: Europe.
RIPENING: Late June, early July.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 to 30 years.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: pH of 5 to 7, prefers good garden loam but
will tolerate heavy or sandy soils.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Mulch with manure or compost, apply nitrogen sparingly. Requires annual pruning of old canes. Fruit
is born on new wood. Currants grow best in cool summer areas.
PRUNING: When planting black currants, cut each shoot back
to three buds. Each winter, prune out old shoots. See the “Plant
Owners Manual” that comes with your order. Prune red and white
currants like gooseberries.
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Raintree offers many outstanding cultivars. Black currants have
outstanding health benefits, including high Vitamin C content, up to
5 times that of oranges by weight. They have twice the potassium of bananas and twice the antioxidants of blueberries. The antioxidants, essential
fatty acids and potassium in black currants have anti-inflammatory impact,
reducing the effects of arthritis. It’s anti-oxidant action, has been shown to
help prevent cancer. The strong flavor of Black Currants is highly prized in
Europe, even fresh, but most Americans prefer them made into jam, syrup or
dried as raisins. Partially self fertile plants produce best with another variety
for cross-pollinization. Bushes will grow to 4-5’ tall. We offer well rooted
1-year bushes. Zones 3-8.
BEN LOMONDThe most popular
commercial variety in Scotland. It is a very
heavy producer with the traditional strong
pungent flavor. The “Ben” series, named
after the mountains of Scotland are among
the easiest to grow and highest quality black
currants in the world. This bush is compact,
upright to 5’ tall and easy to grow and prune.
Rated very high in both vitamin C and
anthocyanins. Ripens mid July. E714: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each,
10+: $9.50 each
English Winners from Across the Pond
Rust-Resistant Favorites
MINAJ SMYRIOUA very cold hardy highly productive early season
mildew and white pine blister rust resistant cultivar. It grows quickly to
5’ tall and produces bountiful clusters of large black currants good dried
or for cooking. E725: $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
ated the best variety for
making jelly from 70 varieties tested at the WSU
experiment station in Puyallup, WA, Hilltop Baldwin
is a legendary English favorite. It bears a heavy crop
of fruit with a sweet, black currant flavor and the
highest vitamin C content. E750: $16.50 each
TITANIA A highly productive, mildew and white pine blister rust
resistant cultivar. It grows quickly to 6’ tall and produces bountiful
clusters of large black currants. PP11439 (unauthorized propagation
prohibited). E735: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
CHAMPION A vigorous upright, mildew resistant,
very productive bush with late season ripening, very good quality fruit.
Brought from England to the U.S. in 1897. E703: $13.50 each, 3+:
$11.50 each
PRINCE CONSORT NEW! Space these easy-to-grow rust resistant
plants 3’ apart to create a bushy, 5’ tall hedge, and be ready to harvest
loads of large fruit. Consort has a very strong flavor. It was developed in
Ottawa, Canada about 1950. E730: $11.50 each, 3+: $9.50 each
GREEN’S BLACKThis productive English cultivar fruits on long
clusters that ripen mid-season. It’s balance of sweet/tart flavors rank it at
the top. E712: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
EW! A very promising new high yielding rust, mildew and
leaf spot resistant cultivar from the Netherlands. E736: $13.50 each
BLACKDOWN (Baldwin x Broadtorp) A taste British favorite and easy
to pick. It is a large spreading mildew resistant bush with large firm
berries.E710: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
KIROVCHANKA A compact moderately productive rust resistant
bush from Russia, noted for its excellent rich flavor. We got it from
noted horticulturist and author Lee Reich who loves its flavor. E721:
$13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
WELLINGTON XXX Enjoy large hanging clusters of black currants.
Upright, vigorous bushes grow 3 to 4 feet tall. A strong producer and
very hardy. E719: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
Outstanding Cultivars From Eastern Europe
EW! A seedling selection of the Ukrainian
cultivar “cheryeshnava”. A heavily productive bush with large berries of
excellent flavor. It is a cross of several currant species and produces the
best tasting juice and jelly. Raintree brought seeds from Kiev. We sent
seedlings to the late famed horticulturist and garden writer Lewis Hill in
Vermont who selected this plant as his favorite. E
717: $16.50 each, 3+:
$13.50 each
BELARUSKAJA An exciting cultivar from Belarus recommended
by horticulturist Lee Reich from New York. It’s a cross of R. nigrum X
ridikuscha. It’s productive and easy to grow, with sweet flavorful fruit.
E720: $16.50 each, 3+: $13.50 each
MENDIP CROSS A British 1920 hybrid, Baldwin X Boskoop. Vigorous
bushes bear large sweet fruit prolifically for many weeks starting in early
season. E723: $13.50 each
WESTWICK Enjoy large sweet firm fruit on a vigorous, compact bush,
from this late ripening superior English cultivar. E
751: $11.50 each
Dutch Horticulturists Fancy These
BOSKOOP GIANTOriginating in Holland
before 1885, the very large, sweet fruits are first to
ripen. Vigorous bushes are moderate croppers,
resist mildew but aren’t frost resistant in some
areas. E705: $13.50 each, 3+ $11.50 each
OTELO From Slovakia. A leading European cultivar that is a heavy
midseason bearer with a rich flavor.E727: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50
BLACK REWARD From the Netherlands and
among the best flavored, Large bushes produce
heavy crops of large berries. It flowers late and is a consistent producer.
E711: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
Grower Friendly Scottish Varieties
More European Favorites
he Scottish Crop Research Institute
has created this compact, frost resistant cultivar
for the backyard grower. The highly mildew and
somewhat rust resistant bush is easily maintained at
3’ tall with 3’ spacing. It is consistently so loaded with
large, flavorful shiny fruit that branches may need
support and can be shaken to harvest the crop. Self
fertile. E716: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each, 10+: $9.50 each
BEN MORE Strong upright branches support the very large crops.
Large fruit of excellent flavor, ripens evenly. It’s late flowering often
avoids spring frosts. Mildew resistant. E715: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50
fruitful mildew resistant, hardy cultivar with
a vigorous, spreading habit and flavorful medium size fruit. E
$13.50 each
MOPSYA large productive black currant with good flavor that ripens early
in the season and is grown commercially in Oregon. E
726: $13.50 each,
3+: $11.50 each
INVIGO A high yielding vigorous bush from Germany that produces
medium size, easy to pick, flavorful berries. E728: $13.50 each
STRATA A mildew resistant, early season variety from Germany.
E722: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
Enjoy Europe’s best currant cultivars.
Yellow Flowered Clove Currant
CRANDALL ( Ribes odoratum) The most
ornamental and the sweetest in flavor of all the black
currants. It has deliciously clove scented yellow
flowers early in Spring on a spreading 3-4’ bush. It
makes a beautiful edible hedge. The gooseberry
shaped leaves turn brilliant red and yellow in the late
summer and fall. The fruit is large for a currant and
round. It has a nice sweet flavor without the black currant aftertaste. It
makes a milder jam, syrup or raisin than other black currants. The plant
is rust resistant and easy to grow. E700: $13.50 each, 3+ $11.50 each,
10+: $9.50 each
Currants Cross Gooseberries
thornless cross between a black currant and a
gooseberry. Jostaberries have the vigorous growth habit, the high
vitamin C content and the disease resistance of the black currant.
The leaves are gooseberry-like and the fruit, until it is ripe, looks like a
gooseberry. As it ripens in late June, the elongated berries turn almost
black. The flavor is sweet like a ripe gooseberry with just a pleasing hint
of the stronger currant flavor. Jostaberries are ornamental, thornless
and easy to grow. They are resistant to both powdery mildew and white
pine blister rust. Bushes should be pruned like a gooseberry. Jostaberries
make a great tasting jam. E770: $13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each, 10+:
$9.50 each
ORUS 8 Another cross between a black currant and a gooseberry.
Mildew and aphid resistant bushes are very productive, upright
with some thorns. Fruit is round, medium size, dark pruple and very
flavorful. Great eaten fresh, or used to make jelly or wine.E775: $11.50
each, 3+: $9.50 each
White and pink currants are rarely available.
Their hardiness and growth habit is like their
red cousins. They are very productive and
high in Vitamin C. Bushes grow to 5’ tall.
USDA Zones 3-8.
PRIMUS WHITE This cultivar from
Slovakia is grown for its sweeter flavor, frost
and mildew resistance. This compact bush
produces large strings of fruit in midseason,
used for cooking, wine and juice.E795:
$13.50 each, 3+: $11.50 each
BLANCA WHITE Blanca is very productive and is used for
winemaking, juice, and for fresh eating. It has a vigorous, spreading
growth habit and produces fruit at midseason.E792: $13.50 each, 3+:
$11.50 each
PINK CHAMPAGNE Long clusters of pink fruit adorn this beautiful
bush. A productive, white pine rust resistant, upright grower. Use like a
red currant. E787: $15.00 each, 3+: $13.50 each
GLOIRE DE SABLONSNEW! Long clusters of pink fruit adorn
this beautiful bush. A productive, disease resistant, upright, vigorous
grower. Use like a red currant. E788: $15.00 each, 3+: $13.50 each
Autumn Olive
PORTUGUESE SUPERHERO ( Elaeagnus umbellata) An Autumn
Olive from British Columbia selected for it’s abundant production
of flavorful fruit. Autumn Olives are vigorous nitrogen fixing
bushes to 15’ tall that are loaded in the spring with sweetly fragrant
yellow/white flowers. Super Hero produces lots of tasty fruit very
high in lycopene. 1 quart pot. USDA Zones 3-8. D
566: $19.50 each
(Eleagnus multiflora) A Goumi bush
grows to only about 6’ tall and is an
ideal edible shrub for a backyard
edible landscape. Goumi’s have attractive leaves with silvery undersides.
Each August they bear thousands of
pretty red, juicy, pleasingly tart fruits,
each with a small pit. Good for eating
out of hand, they are more typically
made into sauces, pies, and jellies.
Goumi’s tolerate a wide range of soils,
fix nitrogen and begin producing fruit
in a year or two. They are self fertile
but may produce more with a pollinizer. Plant in full sun, 7’ apart or 4’ for a
hedge. USDA Zones 6-9.
outstanding Ukrainian Goumi variety was
selected for sweetness and fruit production by
the Kiev Botanic Garden.D561: $24.50 each
GOUMI SEEDLING A producer of tasty
goumis and a pollinizer for the Sweet Scarlet
562: $19.95 each
GoumiTM. One gallon pot. D
(Lonicera caerulea edulis) This attractive, arching bush grows quickly to
about 4’ tall. Small, white, funnel shaped flowers appear in February or March and develop
into delicious, teardrop-shaped, light blue
fruit that ripens in May with high amounts of
ascorbic acid and bioactive flavonoides. New to
America, but widely grown in Russia, China and
Northern Japan, the blueberry-like fruit may
become a valuable new fruit for Northern growers. Raintree offers late blooming cultivars
that perform well in both cold climates and
in the moderate Pacific NW. Plants prefer sun
and well drained soil. Little pruning is required:
just remove overlapping and weak branches. Space about 6’ apart or 3-4’ for
a hedge. Select two varieties for pollination. USDA Zones 2-8.
For Maritime and Cold Climates
BLUE PACIFIC™ A late blooming cultivar from the east coast of
Russia with a compact spreading form, that produces flavorful light blue
fruit. D
730: $19.95 each
BLUE VELVET™ A late blooming cultivar that grows to 4’ tall and 6’
wide. It has unusual greyish green, velvety leaves. The fruit is flavorful
and comparatively large. D729: $19.95 each
BLUE MOON™A very attractive spreading shrub, Blue Moon has soft,
velvety, bright-green foliage. It bears abundant crops of large, light-blue,
tasty fruit. D
727: $19.95 each
For Cold Climates
productive tasty variety with an abundance of light
blue fruit. It blooms early and is best suited to cold climates with late
springs. 1 gallon pot. D726: $19.95 each
BLUE BELLE™Blue Belle™ bears good crops of large, round deep
blue and tasty berries on a 5’ bush with a spreading habit. Pollinize with
Berry Blue. One gallon pot. D
724: $19.95 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Move Over Cranberry ... Here Comes Aronia
(Aronia melanocarpa) Beautiful, very productive and easy to grow, this
shrub is bound to become a staple in American backyards, as it has in
Eastern Europe, where it is widely used in delicious juices, soft drinks, jams and
wine. The handsome, disease resistant bushes have dark green, oval foliage and
grow about 5’-6’ tall with an equal spread. Charming white spring flowers develop into clusters of
glossy, round, violet-black berries with a strong, tart
flavor that comes from high flavonoid/anti-oxidant
content. Fruit is naturally high in vital vitamins and
minerals, and in fall, the foliage changes to striking
red. Although Aronia is native to the eastern U.S, the
best varieties were bred in Europe. Plants are selffertile and can be spaced 4-6’ apart, or 3’ for a hedge.
It’s not an “aronia’s conclusion” that this, Goumi
and Sea Buckthorn are the most productive fruiting
bushes available. USDA Zones 3-8.
red in Scandinavia. Very flavorful, incredibly productive. 1
gallon. D703: $19.95 each, 3+: $17.50 each
NERO Bred in the Soviet Union. Almost identical to Viking. Both are
loaded with flavorful fruit each year. 1 gallon pot. D705: $19.95 each,
3+: $17.50 each
RAINTREE SELECT We started about 25 seeds from productive
Russian Aronia plants and all of them produced huge amounts of fruit.
We selected this one as a winner among the resulting plants for its
slightly more compact, bushy habit and good flavor. 1 gallon pot. D
$19.95 each
MCKENZIE ARONIA A recent release from North Dakota. These
seedlings are each very productive with heavy clusters of easy to pick
berries used to make tasty juices and jellies very high in anti-oxidants.
This plant grows taller than many aronia bushes, sometimes reaching
ten feet tall. They are used as a wildbreak or wildlife habitat. 1-2’ size.
D702: $8.50 each, 3+: $7.50 each, 10+: $6 each
Highbush Cranberry
Beautiful in All Seasons
HIGH BUSH CRANBERRY ( Viburnum trilobum) A beautiful 10’
tall, shade tolerant ornamental with showy white spring blos­soms. The
bitter red fruit is attractive to birds and can be processed to make pre­
serves, syrup or wine. The fruit
is so abundant and brightly
colored that it looks almost like
the lights on a Christmas tree.
The fall foliage turns a brilliant
red. Self-fertile. Full sun or
partial shade. A great hedge
plant. Space 8’, 4-5’ for a hedge.
Zones 3-9. We offer 18-24”
plants. D760: $7.50 each; 5+
$5 each
UKRAINE (Viburnum opulus) We selected this seedling because it
has a similar beautiful habit, fall color and massive red berry production
as the usual high bush cranberry but with better, less astringent fruit
quality. 1 gallon pot. D762: $19.95 each LIMIT ONE
he blue honeysuckles we bought from Raintree are loaded with huge
fat sweet juicy berries that taste like a cross between wild blueberry
& red currant.
-- A.P. Palmer, AK
Edible Groundcovers
procumbens) Wintergreen berries ripen
from late August until winter and are
bright red. They can be made into tea, eaten
raw, or mixed into fruit salad. Both leaves
and fruit taste like wintergreen lifesavers.
They are a native of the eastern United
States and hardy to Zones 3-9. This plant is
a creeper and will spread outward 12 inches
or more. Plant 12 inches apart, in partial
or full shade. Wintergreen grows about 6
inches tall and makes a great edible red and
evergreen ground-cover. 4” pots. G360:
$6.00 each, 6+: $5.00 each
SALAL (Gaultheria shallon) Salal was
used widely by all of the Pacific NW
coastal Indians as a staple in their diet.
It was eaten both dried in cakes and
fresh from the bush. Fully ripe salal
berries from robust healthy bushes are
flavorful and juicy. If planted in the sun,
the beautiful, upright, leathery leaved
bush will grow only about 2’ tall. In the
shade it can reach 5-10’. Berries are the
size of blueberries and are blue-black
in color. Space plants 2’ apart in full
sun, 4’ apart in shade. Zones 6-9. 4” pot.
G340: $6.00 each, 6+: $5.00 each
(Rubus pentalobus) This
beautiful evergreen
groundcover Raspberry
from Taiwan has clover
shaped leathery green foliage
turning coppery in autumn.
It grows only a few inches tall
and occasionally has yellow
berries in July. Sun or shade.
Zones 6-10. 4” pot. G300:
$6.00 each, 6+: $5.00 each
Tibetan Chocolate Berry
This amazing edible ornamental shrub, native to lower altitudes in
Tibet, is also called Chocolate berry. Golden Lanterns® is an outstanding
selection with bright golden, heartshaped leaves, reddish new growth
and pendulous white and burgundy
flowers that attract butterflies and
bees. In late summer and early fall, the
plant produces lots of small, round,
green berries that turn dark purple
when ripe and have a flavor akin to
bitter chocolate. In the South, the 6’,
upright shrub stays beautiful year
round, but in the North, it dies back to
the ground each winter and resprouts
the following spring. Hardy to Zone 6
if mulched, it likes well-drained soil.
Zones 6-10. 1 quart pot. D604: $22.50
HIMALAYAN HONEYSUCKLE (Leycestria formosa) The same as
the Golden Lanterns listed above but with green instead of golden leaves.
1-quart pot. D605: $22.50 each
Seaberry, Blue Honeysuckle, Aronia & Goumi are incredibly productive!
(Hippophae rhamnoides)
Always loaded with fruit,
seaberries are widely used
for healing in Asia and Europe, where they are valued
as a potent anti-oxidant, a
source for vitamins C and
E and a healing oil. The
attractive small tree or shrub -also called Sea Buckthorn -- is
likely the most widely grown,
northern hardy, fruiting plant
in the world, but most Americans have never heard of it! In
Europe, the sour, flavorful fruit
is sweetened and its orangepassion-fruit-like flavor makes
fine sauces, jellies and a base
for liqueurs. Blended with
other fruits, it makes a delicious juice. The plants, native
to the Russian Far East, are
incredibly productive and a
great choice for backyard fruit
production! Narrow silver
leaves and plentiful round,
yellow-orange fruit cover the
6-10’ tall, narrow, upright
female forms. Give plants full
sun and good drainage, and
space them about 7’ apart or 3-5’ for a hedge. They are extremely hardy, to
-50° F., disease resistant and easy to grow. Branches are used in floral displays, and commercial crops are harvested by cutting off entire fruit-laden
branches. Female plants need a male pollinizer, with one male for up to 8
females. USDA Zones 3-9.
GOLDEN SWEET FEMALE™(Byantes cv.) One of the sweetest
cultivars, it produces yellow-orange berries. The 12’ tall shrub is tolerant
of most soils, even maritime conditions. Fruit has a unique sweet-acid
taste, sometimes made into the after-dinner drink, Schnapps.D745:
$24.50 each
LEIKORA FEMALE Bright, tart orange berries cover the branches.
This German variety grows to 10’ tall. Fruit ripens in September and
remains on the plant until heavy frosts. The gorgeous fruit laden
branches are used for juice and in floral arrangements. D
742: $21.50
each, 3+: $19.50 each
ASKOLA FEMALE Selected in the former East Germany for an
exceptionally high content of Vitamin C and E, Askola fruit ripens in late
August and makes delicious and very nutritious juice.D738: $24.50
TITAN FEMALE™ Named for its large, bright orange berries, which
are tart, flavorful and aromatic and make excellent juice or preserves.
This productive bush, from Belarus, grows to 10’ with darker green
foliage. D743: $22.50 each
RADIANT FEMALE™ Radiant™ forms a compact shrub growing
to 8 feet tall. The fruit is comparatively large, juicy, and very high in
vitamins C, E and A. It was bred in Siberia. D747: $22.50 each
MALE The male does not produce fruit. It is an attractive ornamental.
One male will pollinate up to eight females. D
746: $21.50 each
y seaberries are a center piece of my garden and attracts the
attention of all of my guests. Thank you for the quality of your
-- D. L. Blaine, WA
Goji Berries
(Lycium barbarum) Also known as Wolfberry, these sweet and nutritious
berries are eaten fresh, juiced or dried like
raisins. The berries are a popular medicinal
herb. Among the highest in protein and
anti-oxidants, they have more carotene than
carrots and contain all the essential amino
acids and many minerals. Grow this attractive
Chinese native on a trellis to more than 10’ tall
or trim it as a bush and keep at 4-6’ tall. Light
purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom in May and
continue throughout the summer. The third
year and thereafter, flowers are followed by
orange-red berries. The plant is self-fertile,
drought resistant, and likes a half to full day
of sun and well-drained soil. It prefers warm
summer days and cool nights, and as a native
prefers neutral or somewhat alkaline soil. Our
plants are grown from cuttings from superior
cultivars. USDA Zones 5-9.
superior hardy variety selected for its fruit
production and nutritive value. Enjoy its flavorful red berries. 4” pot
H2024: $16.50 each, 6+: $13.50 each
CRIMSON STAR This productive Northern Chinese cultivar has large,
tasty bright red berries. 4” pot. H2034: $16.50 each, 6+: $13.50 each
These very winter hardy plants, also
known as Saskatoons, make attractive
ornamental shrubs or hedges and produce delicious edible fruit. Developed
in Alberta and grown commercially in
Canada, this tasty blueberry-size fruit is
high in Vitamin C and great for eating
fresh or making pies. Plants are pretty in
all seasons, with attractive white flowers
in spring and bright yellow foliage in fall.
Train them as single-stemmed trees or let
them sucker and become multi-stemmed
bushes or edible hedges. Plants tolerate
a variety of soils, but prefer a neutral or slightly acid pH. They are self fertile
and long-lived. USDA Zones 3-9 unless otherwise noted. We offer healthy,
well-rooted bushes.
THIESSEN(Amelanchier alnifolia) The largest fruiting cultivar
available, with excellent flavor and productivity. It’s a consistent
producer and great commercial choice. Grows to 10 to 12’ tall. D
$11.50 each, 3+: $8.50 each
NORTHLINE (Amelanchier alnifolia) This variety grows only 5-7’ tall
and suckers profusely making a great winter hardy fruiting hedge. It
produces loads of large, flavorful fruit at an early age. It was selected in
1960 at Beaverlodge, Alberta. D
472: $11.50 each, 3+: $8.50 each
SMOKEY (Amelanchier alnifolia) The 3/4 inch blue black fruit is sweet and
considered the most highly flavored serviceberry. The very productive plant
can be trained as a multi-stemmed bush or small 12’ tree. Plant it 10’ apart, or
4’ apart in a hedge. D
470: $11.50 each, 3+: $8.50 each
APPLE SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier X Grandiflora) Grow this all
season’s beauty as a single or multi stemmed 15-30’ tree. In spring pink
buds open to a mass of large white flowers. Young purple spring leaves
turn to green as they produce an abundance of small edible round fruit
favored by birds and people. In the autumn the leaves turn a bright array
of yellow-orange and red. USDA Zones 4-8. 1-2’ size. D455: $5 each;
5:+$3.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
(Malus pumila) Raintree Nursery specializes in offering superior, diseaseresistant apples for the backyard grower. We select varieties from around
the world for their exceptional flavor and ease of growing, each with unique
qualities to recommend it. Gardeners can have apples off their trees from
August through November, and they can enjoy the harvest until March or
April, since many apple varieties keep for long periods without refrigeration.
Ever since early American settlers took their favorite varieties of apples to
their new homesteads, apples have been important in family meals. The harvest from apple trees provides fresh and hard cider, classic American apple
pies, stores of sauces, butters and other delicacies.
We indicate, with this apple carrying a shield symbol, those
varieties that are disease resistant and easiest to grow organically.
Even if varieties are not completely scab resistant, many are still acceptable
for the organic grower who doesn’t demand picture perfect fruit for cider
or other uses. Also, even though some great selections might require more
care, the result is worth the effort. We offer sturdy, well-rooted, 3-5’
grafted trees on the best dwarfing root stocks. Responding to requests,
we also offer mini-dwarfs (2-3’ trees) and full size apple trees. USDA Zones
4-9 unless noted.
Our Russets Have Incredible Flavor
Russetting develops naturally on the skin of some apple varieties. Many
of the russets possess incredible combinations of flavors that make them
among the finest flavored apples in the world. Try these classic apple trees in
your yard.
Discovered as a fence row seedling
in Tangent, OR, about 1931, this
tasty, russetted apple was originally
marketed as a pear because of
its brownish hue and elongated
shape. The delicious flesh is crisp
and sweet; the flavor is nutty and
refreshing. It is productive, bears
annually and resists scab and
mildew quite well. The large fruit
ripens in late October and will hang
on the tree well into winter. It’s a
good keeper. A400D (EMLA 26
rootstock): $26.50 each; A400S (Semi-Dwarf EMLA 7): $26.50
each; A400T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf): $28.50 each
heirloom keeper apple originated in
Boskoop, Holland, in 1856, and is still
prized in Europe where it is a popular
commercial variety. Trees produce
heavy crops of very large apples that
are superior for cooking and baking
into pies, with a rich combination of
sweet and tart flavors. The apples,
russetted over a red base, ripen in
late October and store well all winter
with flavors improving in storage. Trees have some resistance to scab.
Boskoop is rated among the highest in phytonutrients. A161D (EMLA
dwarf 26): $24.50 each; A161T (EMLA 27): $26.50 each; A161FA
(Antanovka): $26.50 each; A161S (semi-dwarf EMLA 7): $24.50
EGREMONT RUSSET The deep green disease resistant foliage
makes an enchanting sight in English gardens speckled with
thousands of round golden brown orbs. The delicious fruit ripens in
early October with a delicious nutty flavor. Eat it with a chunk of cheddar
cheese. On EMLA 26 dwarf. A250D: $26.50 each
BROWN RUSSET This heritage variety is scab and mildew
resistant and a great choice for the organic grower. The fruit, which
ripens in October, is a pleasing brown color and has an excellent, sweet
flavor. Enjoy it fresh, made into a wonderful cider, or kept in a box
until spring. A110D: $26.50 each; A110S (Semi-Dwarf EMLA 7):
$26.50 each
Disease Resistant Yellow Cultivars
n excellent choice for
organic growers who like a very large,
sweet yellow apple. This old favorite was
discovered north of Chehalis, WA, in 1937.
Fruit resembles Golden Delicious in looks
and flavor, but it is larger and crisper. Reliable,
highly productive trees are very resistant
to scab and partly resistant to mildew. Fruit
ripens late in September. A
200D (EMLA 26
dwarf): $24.50 each; A200T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf): $26.50 each
growers in England rave
about this large, beautiful, yellow
apple. Bred at East Malling for its
scab and mildew resistance, the cross
between Golden Delicious and James
Grieve produces heavy crops of crisp,
juicy, delicious apples in September
after a long, mid-season bloom. A
385D (ELMA 26
compact spur habit adds to its winning nature. A
dwarf rootstock): $24.50 each; A385T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf
rootstock): $26.50 each; A385DB (Belgian Fence): $39.95 each
Rezista® Apples
Enjoy these outstanding resistant cultivars from Eastern Europe.
Tupy of the Botany Institute in
Stricovice, Czech Republic developed
this outstanding scab, mildew and
fireblight resistant cultivar. Large, juicy, yellow apples have a smooth
finish, fine texture and spicy flavor. Trees bloom mid-season; fruit
ripens late October; and keeps very well in storage. On EMLA 26 dwarf.
A265D: $24.50 each
BELLATM This crisp large, elongated bright red apple has a pleasing
combination of sweet and tart flavors. It ripens in late September
he incredible sweet-tart flavor of
and is resistant to scab, mildew, fireblight, cedar apple rust, and red
this superb heirloom apple has made it a connoisseur’s favorite.
mite. It was developed by the German Dresden-Pillnitz program that
Discovered in Gloucester about 1750, scab resistant trees are easy to grow
has combined disease resistance with the flavor of Cox’s Orange and
and are grown commercially in England today. The medium size fruit with
other highly flavored apples. It has a medium sized growth habit and
brown russetting keeps extremely well. A090D (EMLA 26) $24.50
blooms early to mid season. (PPAF) On EMLA 26 rootstock. A605D:
each; A090T (On EMLA 27 mini-dwarf ) $26.50 each; A090F
$26.50 each
(Antanovka): $26.50; A090DB (Belgian Fence): $39.95 each
Raintree offers the world’s most flavorful apples.
Resistant Cultivars Presented with [PRI]de
Cox’s Corner
For years, researchers at the Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois fruit breeding program (PRI) have been developing delicious tasting disease resistant apples.
Notice that they put the letters “pri” in many of their patented selections. Try
these wonderful new disease-resistant selections in your yard. They have
been proven to thrive in backyards throughout the nation.
Some of the world’s finest tasting apples have the English legend Cox’s
Orange Pippin as a parent.
Best Early Ripeners
Highly rated for its sweet,
rich, spicy flavor, the large, red
fruit ripens in early August and
is the best of the early apples.
Trees are very productive with
strong, well-angled branches.
An early season bloomer
with unusually long lasting
blossoms, the tree is immune
to scab and resistant to cedar
rust and fireblight. A
700D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50 each; A700F
(domestic full-size): $26.50 each; A700T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf):
$26.50 each; A700E (3-tiered): $69.95; A700DB (Belgian Fence):
$39.95 each
his new PRI
selection produces large crops
of beautiful yellow apples that are
crisp and tasty. Fruit ripens in August.
Mildly tart, they are excellent for
eating fresh, for baking and for
cooking into applesauce. Trees are
highly resistant to scab and cedar
apple rust and partly resistant to
powdery mildew and fireblight.
A570D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50
each; A570F (Antanovka): $26.50
each; A570T (EMLA 27 mini
dwarf): $24.50 each; A570E (3-tiered espalier): $24.50 each;
A570DB (Belgian Fence): $39.95 each
In Mid-Season Form
he large, beautiful,
brilliant red fruit is crisp and juicy
with a great sweet-tart flavor. Very
productive trees have an upright form
and strong branch angles, and they
are immune to scab and resistant to
both mildew and cedar rust. Fruit on
this superior PRI selection ripens in
late September. On MM106 rootstock.
A240S: $24.50 each; A240DB
(Belgian Fence): $39.95 each
Disease Resistant Keeper
lossy red apples
with an excellent sprightly flavor ripen
in late October and keep well, with flavor
improving in storage. The productive,
vigorous, spreading tree is immune to scab
and resistant to fire blight, cedar apple rust
and mildew. Proven in much of the nation.
A300D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50 each;
A300T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf): $26.50 each
have been bragging to all my neighbors about these Karmijn de
Sonnaville apples! This year I got a wonderful crop. I made a pie to take
to the neighborhood Sunday coffee get together. Everyone raved!
-- M.B. Orcas Island, WA
This intensely flavored, red russetted
apple from Holland claims both
high sugar and high acid content,
making it a fresh-picked favorite.
A triploid cross between Cox’s
Orange Pippen and Jonathan, it
inherited great qualities from both
parents, but good looks is not one of
them. You will only be able to benefit
from the impressive flavor and
aroma by growing your own. Some
people prefer the flavor a month or
so after harvest, when the complexity has mellowed. When apples ripen
in mid-October, store them in a box in anticipation of even finer flavors
all winter. This vigorous tree, with some resistance to scab, thrives in
the Pacific Northwest. A420D (On EMLA 26 dwarf): $26.50 each;
A420T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf rootstock): $28.50 each
patented self fertile clone has the flavor,
mellow aftertaste and aroma of the famed
Cox’s Orange Pippin. Queen Cox sets bumper
crops of delicious fruit each year, without a
pollinizer, even when fruit set is poor on other
apples, including other Cox type apples. The
fruit of Queen Cox is larger and the tree more
disease resistant than Cox’s Orange Pippin.
The tree is 15% less vigorous than other Cox
varieties. Fruit ripens in early September.
The only reliably self-fertile apple. A581D (EMLA26 dwarf): $24.50;
A581T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf $26.50 each; A581F (Antanovka):
$26.50 each
favorite of English organic
growers since 1904, this Cox’s
Orange x Calville Blanc cross,
bred in Lincolnshire, England,
combines an outstanding
aromatic flavor with heavy
cropping and resistance to scab.
The complex flavor is at once
sweet and tart with a hint of
anise, and the flesh is crisp and
juicy. A wonderful choice for the
organic orchard, but these apples
do not keep well. Ripens mid-September. USDA Zones 4-9. EMLA 26
dwarf. A252D: $24.50 each
ubinette is loved
for its delicious sweet/tart flavor.
Loads of incredibly delicious,
small-medium, attractive orange
colored apples ripen in early
October. It is Golden Delicious
X Cox’s Orange Pippin from
Switzerland and a favorite of
European growers. EMLA 26
rootstock. A625D: $24.50 each
HOLSTEIN Noted for its delicious mixture of sweet and tart flavors,
Holstein is suspected of being a seedling of Cox’s Orange Pippin released
in Germany in 1918. It is a mid season bloomer but a triploid that won’t
pollinize other apples. Holstein has a vigorous spreading habit. The
medium size mottled orange fruit ripens in early October. It is scab
resistant and prized for fresh eating and for its flavorful juice. On EMLA
26 rootstock. A390D: $24.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Apples for the South
California, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida and other warm
winter areas where winters provide little chill, (100 to 200
hours is sufficient) this combination grafted apple on
M111 rootstock will produce sweet, crisp apples. You will
receive a tree with 3 of the following 4 cultivars: Gordon,
Fuji, Anna and Dorset Golden. Anna is a red blushed apple from
Israel, good fresh or cooked, early in the season. Dorsett Golden, from
the Bahamas ripens in mid season. It is much like Golden Delicious, firm
and flavorful. Gordon is a flavorful red apple good for cooking or fresh
eating that ripens later in the season. This very productive tree will grow
to about 15-20’, but can be kept shorter with pruning. Self-fertile. Blooms
early season. On EMLA 111 rootstock. A803LC: $46.50 each
Historic Apple Trees
FLOWER OF KENTAs the story
goes, Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of gravity
were inspired by an apple that fell from
the Flower of Kent tree at Woolsthorpe
Manor in Lincolnshire, England. The
original tree, now long gone, lives on
from grafts taken in the 1800’s. The
tree produces green, oval, mealy, sub
acid apples used for cooking. They
flower and ripen late. On EMLA semidwarf rootstock. A249S: $26.50 each
Raintree Owner Sam Benowitz gets bonked on the head
by a Flower of Kent apple at
Woolthorpe in England. He
discovered it hurt!
the 1830’s, thousands of apple
trees were planted in Ohio by one
John Chapman, who earned the
nickname Johnny Appleseed for
his work. Nearly two centuries
later, it is extremely rare to find
a tree documented to be a graft
from one of Johnny’s trees, but
Raintree acquired one. It was
tracked down by Scott Scogerboe,
who found an old newspaper
article that told of an Ohio homestead
where Johnny Appleseed had planted a
tree. Early in the 20th century, a student
who visited the homestead took a cutting,
grafted a new tree and planted it in his
family’s yard. The child who planted the
grafted tree, now elderly, retired from the
same school where Scott found the ancient
tree.This tree is productive with medium to large red apples over yellow
background. The flesh is sweet and the texture is a little mealy. However,
it is surprisingly good for a seedling and was probably kept all these
years for its flavor and ease of growing . A465S (EMLA 7 semi dwarf
rootstock): $28.50 each
BARDSEY This amazing unique apple comes from the
windswept Bardsey Island off the coast of Wales and is available
for the first time to American gardeners. The fruit is pink striped over
a yellow base and is picked in Wales in late September and stores until
November. The tree flowers early in the season. The fruit also appears to
be scab free while growing in a very scabby orchard in Northern Wales.
These characteristics make it a candidate to do well in maritime climates
in the U.S. Bardsey Island has long been associated with religious
activity. Pre Roman Celts visited the Island to pray and often to die on this
most western isle. During early Christian times Bardsey was a place of
pilgrimage. Three trips to Bardsey Island were said to equal a pilgrimage
to Rome. Anybody buried on Bardsey was said to be guaranteed eternal
salvation. Raintree is working with Permacultural landscaper Bruce
Weiskotten to introduce this apple to American gardeners. A royalty
on each apple sold will be returned to the apple’s developers on Bardsey
Island.A105D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $34.95 each; A105T (EMLA 27
mini-dwarf): $34.95 each: A105F (Antanovka) $34.95
Flavor-Packed Heritage Apples
For hundreds of years, Americans have enjoyed these great old cultivars!
as King, the large yellow-green
apples with red stripes are
excellent for eating fresh, for
cooking and for cider making.
They also keep well. This highly
prized apple is a tip bearer. (Tip
bearer pruning note: Wait to prune until two inches of new growth has
begun in spring. Then prune back to 6-8” of last years growth!) A
(EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50 each
NEWTOWN PIPPIN Newtown Pippin was the workhorse of
Washington, Jefferson and other colonial American’s orchards. Also
known as Albemarle Pippin and Yellow Newtown, it is a large yellow
green deliciously sweet/tart aromatic apple with white dots on the
skin. A large crop of fruit ripens in mid October but keeps for many
months and tastes best after a month or more of storage. It blooms
mid season with Rubinette and Spartan. It originated in Newtown
475S (EMLA 7 semi dwarf
on Long Island New York in 1759. A
rootstock): $24.50 each
NORTHERN SPY Among the best keepers, Northern Spy has thin
skin and very crisp, delicious flesh with a sweet/tart flavor that is prized
for cooking and eating fresh. Although very hardy, trees bloom late in
spring and fruit ripens in November, making full ripening in cooler parts
of the Pacific Northwest a challenge. The outstanding fruit convinces
many people throughout the U.S. to grow it, even though it is biennial
and takes a few years to come into production. Rated very high in
phytonutrients.A277D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50 each
beautiful, red apple from
Wisconsin, with a mild pleasant
flavor, gets bigger than any others
we offer. Just one is enough to
make almost a whole pie. Wear a
hard hat while picking or it may
make a big impression on you!
Trees are resistant to scab and
mildew and very winter hardy.
EMLA 7 rootstock.A720S:
$24.50 each
ARKANSAS BLACK Named for its purple-red
fruit, this popular heritage apple turns almost black
when fully ripe. It is a favorite in the mid west and
upper South, an excellent keeping apple with firm, crisp
flesh and a tart, aromatic flavor that mellows in storage.
Apples ripen late in the season on trees that are somewhat
resistant to cedar-apple rust and fireblight. A
088S (M111 semi-dwarf
rootstock): $24.50 each; A088SA (EMLA 7 semi dwarf): $24.50
FAMEUSE Called the snow
apple for its bright white flesh
that is sometimes streaked red,
this small orange-red apple has
been an American favorite for
more than 250 years. Tender, juicy
apples that ripen in September
have a great sweet/tart flavor that
is prized for fresh eating, cooking
and making an aromatic bitter/
sweet cider. EMLA 7 semi dwarf.
A658S: $24.50 each
Flavor-packed heritage apples
he two fruit trees arrived in perfect condition and look
very healthy.
— J.M. Marcola, OR
Gravenstein Strains
The McIntosh Clan
The old-fashioned Gravenstein,
known for its wonderful, tangy flavor,
is the ideal sauce, pie and cider apple.
Allow the vigorous tree some extra
room. Fruit ripens in early September,
but is biennial, bearing a heavy crop
every other year. There are many old
time “strains”. Each tastes the same but
looks different. Some have skin that is
solid red, some are mainly green and
others striped.
Northeastern growers have long loved the unique sweet/tart flavors of the
MacIntosh apple. Now most of the nation can enjoy that flavor. We offer a
number of delicious disease resistant off-spring of MacIntosh.
striped “Sheets” strain. A381T
(EMLA 27 mini dwarf): $26.50
the “Worthen Strain.” A
(EMLA 26 dwarf) $24.50
each; A380S (EMLA 7 semi dwarf): $24.50 each; A380FA
(Antanovka): $26.50 each
World’s Best Cooking Apples
The English
are particular about
their cooking apples,
and this large,
round, green-yellow
apple with red
stripes is the most
widely used. Apples
are firm and juicy
and they cook to
perfection. When
ripe, they are good
for fresh eating, too.
Spreading trees bear heavily and regularly and resist scab and mildew.
Enjoy ripe fruit in early October Bramley is rated among the highest in
phytonutrients. MM106 semi-dwarf stock. A140S: $24.50 each
KING EDWARD VIIThis large, yellow-green apple, named in
1902, has been popular in English gardens as an outstanding fresh
eating and cooking apple. The scab resistant tree flowers very late and
misses early frosts. Fruit ripens in early October and cooks to a firm,
flavorful, translucent puree. EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock. A485D: $26.50
each; A485S (EMLA 7): $26.50 each
Bramley Apple Pie Recipe
This is the best we’ve tasted!
Enjoy Raintree horticulturist
Theresa Knutsen’s recipe: The
Filling: 6 cups Bramley apples,
peeled and sliced. ½ cup sugar, 1
tbsp corn starch, 1 tsp cinnamon,
2/3 tsp allspice. Mix dry ingredients, blend with apples, let stand
10 minutes and then put in pie
crust. Dot with 1 tbsp butter or
margarine. Top with lattice pie crust. Bake at 450F for 10
minutes, then 350F for 45 minutes. The Crust: 2 cups flour,
½ tsp salt, 3/4 cup shortening, 5 tbsp water: Sift flour and
salt. Cut shortening into flour until thoroughly blended,
gently cut in water until dough clumps together. Makes one
8- to 10-inch pie with top and bottom crust.
BELMACTM A new, productive,
all-purpose Canadian cultivar
that combines flavor and keeping
ability with cold and disease resistance.
The sweet, medium to large, deep
red apples ripen in late September
or early October and keep three
months or more. A delicious, sweet/
tart MacIntosh flavor suggests parent
Spartan. Belmac resists scab, mildew,
and cedar apple rust, thrives in eastern Canada, and has proven a winner
in western Washington. It was bred by Dr. Shahrokh Khanizadeh in
Quebec and introduced in 1996. Offered under agreement with Ag.
Canada, Quebec. Includes $1.20 royalty per tree. (Ask us for a quote.
We can custom grow commercial quantities!) A100D (EMLA 26
rootstock): $24.50 each; A100T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf rootstock):
$26.50 each; A100F (Antanovka): $26.50 each; A100DB (Belgian
Fence): $39.95 each
LIBERTYDark, polished red skin and intense, sprightly flavor make
this medium size, elongated apple a long-standing favorite. Trees that
were bred in New York for high scab, cedar apple rust, fireblight and mildew
resistance thrive in the Pacific NW and throughout most of the nation.
Among the highest cultivars in antioxidants. Every year, a large crop
ripens on this spreading tree in early October. A
520D (EMLA 26 dwarf
rootstock): $24.50 each; A520T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf rootstock):
$26.50 each; A520E (3-tiered espalier): $69.95 each; A520DB
(Belgian Fence): $39.95 each
beautiful dark red medium size McIntosh type
dessert quality apple. Spartan is scab and mildew resistant and is
rated among the highest in antioxidents. Trees bear early and regularly
Fruit ripens in mid-October and is excellent for keeping. A
(EMLA 26 dwarf): $24.50each; A660T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf):
$26.50 each`
Surprise your Friends with Red-Fleshed Apples
Apples with red flesh are very high in phytonutrients.
his crisp, juicy variety makes a
delicious pink applesauce from loads of mediumsize, yellow fruit with pink flesh. Fruit ripens on
the productive tree in early to mid-September.
EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock. A553D: $24.50 each
Surprise your family
and friends with this
flavorful, aromatic
yellow apple. Take
one bite to discover
that the flesh inside is
BRIGHT PINK. Use it to
make a beautiful pink
applesauce or to add
color to fruit salads.
Although the tree is susceptible to scab, we have found that it is worth
growing anyway. Developed in California by noted horticulturist Albert
Etter, it ripens in late September. EMLA 26 rootstock. A575D: $24.50
ALMATA For beautiful apple sauce and jelly, few compare with this
flavorful, large red apple with bright pink flesh. Red leaves and bright
pink spring blossoms make it a great edible ornamental. It is very winter
hardy, with fruit ripening in October. On EMLA 7 semi dwarf rootstock.
A085S: $24.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Enjoy the Best Japan Has to Offer
The Japanese, in general, love their apples large, sweet and juicy!
any fruit connoisseurs
love the crisp, juicy, very sweet flavor of the Japanese
apple Fuji, however the regular Fuji requires a long
ripening season, making it hard to grow in the
Pacific Northwest and other areas with relatively cool
summers. After testing many types of Fuji apples in
the Pacific Northwest, researchers recommend Beni
Shogun, which has excellent flavor and ripens almost
a month earlier than the standard Fuji. This selection
blooms in mid-season and will thrive in much of USDA Zones 5-9. Patent
7997. A120D (EMLA 26 dwarf): $26.50 each; A120T (EMLA 27 minidwarf): $26.50 each; A120S (EMLA 7 semi-dwarf): $26.50 each
EW! From Japan comes this Golden Delicious x Indo cross,
leaving smiles in its wake. The beautiful, very
large, firm, yellow with pink blush fruit is very
sweet with low acidity, and will ripen about mid
October. It is also an excellent keeper. A
(EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock): $24.50 each
SANSAExtra early, ripening in late
August, this juicy, crisp, sweet fruit from
Japan has the best qualities of both parents,
Akane and Gala. A pretty red blush covers the yellow, medium-large,
conical fruit. Sansa has resistance to both fireblight and scab and also
keeps well for an early apple. EMLA 26 dwarf. A635D: $24.50 each
AKANE Pronounced “ah-kah-nay,” this firm, crisp and fully
flavored red eating apple produces good crops every year, no
matter how bad the spring pollinating weather. The scab and mildew
resistant apple from Japan is an excellent variety for the organic grower.
It ripens in early September. A
020S (MM106 semi dwarf): $24.50
each; A020T (EMLA 27): $26.50 each; A020DB (Belgian Fence):
$39.95 each
SILKEN A most beautiful, large, firm, yellow with pink blush fruit from
Japan. Not only a good looker, is very sweet with low
acidity. Silken will ripen about mid October and is an
excellent keeper. Golden Delicious x Indo. EMLA 26
rootstock. A656D: $24.50 each
A Wonder from Down Under
PINK LADY®This beautiful new apple from
Western Australia has a pink blush on its yellow skin.
The medium-size, conical fruit has fine-grained flesh
that is at once tangy and sweet, crisp and crunchy.
Apples are great for eating out of hand and are prized
for fruit salads, since they do not brown easily after
being cut. Pink Lady (G. Delicious x Lady Williams)
ripens in September and develops best flavor in hot
summer climates. A580D (EMLA 26 dwarf):
$24.50 each; A580T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf):
$26.50 each
Resistant Combo Apple
Enjoy apples for months on one amazing
self-fertile semi-dwarf tree. Pick apples
from August through October. On
MM106 rootstock, it will grow to 15’ tall.
4x1 Combo A8504S: $44.50 each
Four or five of the following: Akane, Chehalis, Honeycrisp, Beni Shogun and
Sorry! Because of difficulty tracking the possible combinations, we cannot tell you
ahead which variety is missing on the combos. They are labeled from bottom to top,
and you will know when the labeled tree arrives.
Minnesota Marvels Very Versatile
ZESTARThis patented, superior winter hardy,
early season apple thrives in the Northern half of
the nation! Zestar ripens in late August and has a
delicious crunchy flavor. It will keep nicely for a
month and a half. The tree is a reliable producer of
large red apples. USDA Zones 3-8. A740s (EMLA
7 semi-dwarf): $24.50 each
HONEYCRISP(Macoun x Honeygold) Pick
this superior red apple with a crunchy crisp
texture and juicy sweet-tart flavors in September or let
it develop its full aromatic flavor by leaving it on the
tree until mid-October. From the U of Minnesota, it is
among the most winter hardy of apple trees, showing
little damage at -40°F. It resists scab and has shown no
problems with fireblight. Enjoy it great fresh or in pies,
crisps and apple sauce. Honeycrisp is among the most nutrient-rich of
supermarket-available varieties. USDA Zones 3-8. A410D (EMLA 26
dwarf rootstock): $24.50 each; A410T (EMLA 27 mini-dwarf):
$28.50 each; A410F (Antonovka): $26.50 each; A410DB (Belgian
Fence): $39.95 each
Top Rated in Most of the Nation
his flavorful red apple is top rated
for reliability & keeping. Properly stored in the
garage, it can keep until May. A heavy crop of
tart apples, great for cooking or eating fresh,
ripens in late October. Melrose is the official
Ohio state apple. A540D (EMLA 26): $24.50
each; A540T (EMLA 27 mini dwarf): $26.50
JONAGOLDFirm, crisp, and highly flavored, this sweet, large, red
and yellow apple scores on top in taste tests. A generous load of apples
ripen early to mid-October and keep well. Many new orchards in the
Northwest are now growing Jonagold commercially. A460T (EMLA
27 mini-dwarf) $26.50 each; A460D (EMLA 26): $24.50 each
Hints on Growing Your Combo Tree
To keep the varieties in balance
grow your “combo” tree as an
“open center” taking out secondary
branches that grow into the middle.
If one variety starts overgrowing
the others it can be slowed down
by spreading the branch or tying it
Through proper pruning your
varieties will stay balanced. The tree
owners manual that comes with
each order tells you how!
Spreading the branches is
important when growing a
On the label, the varieties are iden- “Combo” fruit tree.
tified from the bottom of the tree up.
Apple Varieties Scab CAR Fireblight P Mildew
William’s Pride
Centennial R RR
VR = Very Resistant; M = Moderate Resistance; UK = unknown. CAR is Cedar Apple Rust: Other CAR-resistant apples
include Rebella, Arkansas Black. Fireblight resistant are
Akane, Centennial, Rebella, Empire.
Cultivars selected for flavor, nutritive value and easy of growing.
Cider Apples
Columnar Trees
Look mom, no branches!
Perfect for patios, decks or
other small areas, these trees
grow in a columnar form to 7-9’
tall. They are loaded with fruit
which all forms along the main
trunk or on short, spur-like
branches. Trees can be planted in
a whiskey barrel or planted two
feet apart in the ground. Each
will cross pollinate with midseason pollinizers. On EMLA 7
rootstock. Patents pending.
The cider apple and perry pear varieties we offer are prized for making
hard, alcoholic cider. These varieties, when blended with both sweet
and tart varieties, also brighten the flavor of sweet cider or apple juice.
In addition to the varieties listed here, we have several other high quality
cider varieties that we can custom graft in commercial quantities upon
request. See apple pollination chart on page 29. Due to the increase in demand of cider apples, have limited supplies this season. Call to reserve
for next year.
European Cider Apples
NORTH POLE This crisp,
juicy, red McIntosh-type apple
ripens in late September.
A275: $28.50 each
large flavorful yellow fruit that
ripens in early October. A
$28.50 each
SCARLET SENTINELTM For excellent production and disease
resistance on a narrow tree, try Scarlet Sentinel. Large, greenish yellow
apples blushed with red follow a rich display of white spring flowers.
A273: $28.50 each
A750D Blushing Delight™
A755D Tangy Green™
A760D Tasty Red™
Urban Apples®
Urban Apples® are NEW columnar trees that produce their fruit on spurs
along the main stem. Each combines disease resistance, flavor and ease of
growing in small spaces. Each has a narrow upright habit, ideally suited to
grow in a container on a patio or as a small tree in the ground. Trees grow
about 8’ tall. Like other apples you need two cultivars for pollination and
each blooms mid season and is a good pollinizer for the others and for other
mid season blooming apples.. They are each highly scab and mildew resistant selections from Dr. Jaroslav Tupy of the Czech Republic. USDA Zones
4-9. We offer them on ELMA 26 dwarf rootstock. As with other apples, two
varieties are needed for pollination.
EW! Blushing Delight ™ has sweet
flavor and a pretty red blush over a green background. It ripens midSeptember. A750D: $29.95 each
TANGY GREEN™ NEW! Tangy Green ™ has a crisp texture, lime
green color and a sweet/tart flavor. It ripens mid-September. A
$29.95 each
TASTY RED™ NEW! Tasty Red ™ is a bright red, firm sweet juicy
apple that ripens in mid-September. A760D: $29.95 each
GOLDEN TREAT™ NEW! Golden Treat ™ is a beautiful golden
apple with a sweet delicious flavor. It ripens in mid-September. A
$29.95 each
y Bardsey apple tree arrived in great condition, very well packed!
Thank you so much for it. If you have other Welsh varieties now or
ever, I’ll be very pleased to have them. Thanks for conserving this
heritage tree.
-- B.J. Lincoln, NE
he flavor
of Kingston Black is such a fine,
complex combination of sweet,
sharp and bitter qualities that it
makes a wonderful hard cider even
without blending with other varieties.
Classified a “bittersharp” apple, the
English consider it to be the standard
cultivar for making a high quality,
single variety cider. A very large
harvest of medium-size, red apples
ripens mid-October. Don’t eat it; cider
it! Trees will grow 15’ tall. EMLA 7 semi dwarf.A430S: $34.50 each FREQUIN ROUGE A bittersweet cider apple from Normandy. The tree
is precocious and productive and moderately vigorous. Fruit matures
in mid season. It is favored for making a high quality cider despite being
scab and fire blight susceptible. MM106 semi dwarf. A325S: $34.50
FOXWHELP Although the original
Foxwhelp is described as a small yellow
apple with red stripes, ours from the Mt.
Vernon, WA, Station is a larger red apple.
Classified as a “bittersharp” it makes a full
bodied, aromatic, prized cider. It stores well
for holiday cider making parties! It blooms
mid season and ripens in mid October. Tree
habit is upright. MM106 rootstock. A
$34.50 each LIMIT ONE
Old American Cultivars
medium size cider
apple, greenish yellow with a red blush.
The flesh is white, firm, sweet and rich.
Makes a great cider mixed with the
variety Harrison. The tree is vigorous and
productive. Origin: New Jersey 1817. On
MM106 semi-dwarf A
165S: $28.50 each
n old American
sharp cider apple high in sugar and acids
and low in tannin. Named for the grower
who first cultivated it in New Jersey in the
early 1800’s it is green/yellow with red
stripes. It is a vigorous upright tree and a
prolific cropper that ripens in September.
It’s often mixed with Harrison. Prized for
fresh eating or cider. MM106 semi dwarf.
A379S: $28.50 each
HARRISON Originated in Essex
County New Jersey before the American
revolution and highly prized. The apple is yellow and elongated with
rich yellow flesh. It produces a superior sweet cider. Fruits are often
picked when they fall in November. Trees are strong and vigorous.
MM106 semi dwarf. A
387S: $28.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Cider-Making Books
y Claude Jolicoeur;
Hardcover, 337 pages. Subtitled a “Comprehensive Guide for Craft
Producers, this book has what you need to know. Learn how to plant and
grow a cider orchard including cultural practices and varietal selection
by U.S. region. The book includes the equipment and techniques you
need to make ciders successfully. S
342: $44.95
CIDER BOOK by Proulx & Nichols, 188 pages.
It covers all aspects of making cider. Ciders are
as diverse as wines and this book explains how
to make many of the different types. These
include ‘English farmhouse ciders’, ‘French
sparkling ciders’ and ‘American style ciders’. The
instructions and charts are clear and easy to use.
For inspiration, there are interviews with master
cider makers the world over. A good book or a
neighbor with a full cellar are key to learning the
hobby. S
340: $14.95 each
HARD CIDER IN THE PACIFIC NW by Moulton, King, Miles &
Zimmerman, 48 pages. WSU. For commercial or home growers. Learn
about best varieities, blends and all growing & processing techniques.
Most info is useful nationwide. S343: $11 each
Correll Cider Presses
• Can be picked up or shipped directly from Correll including UPS
• Several sizes and models
• Handmade since 1973, no assembly line
• The best, pure and simple
Write or call for price list, info:
Cider Press LLC; Correll Cider
PO Box 400; Elmira OR 97437
Shop address: 25865 Hwy 126
#A109; Veneta OR 97487
Phone: (541) 935 3500
It is difficult to describe “flavor” in a catalog description. We
try here to rate many of the apples we offer by the level of their
acidity or tartness.
Note: Apples called “tart” or “tangy” can have as much sugar
content as sweet apples. They have added acids which compliment their flavor.
Sweet mostly (low in acids and moderate to high in sugars):
Sansa, Beni Shogun Fuji, Chehalis, Greensleeves, Centennial.
Sweet/tart balanced (moderate in acid, moderate to high
sugars): Akane, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Melrose, Shizuka, Pristine,
Dayton, William’s Pride, Ashmeads, Hudson’s. Among the sweet/
tart apples are also those in the Cox’s family. These include Ellison’s Orange, Rubinette and the McIntosh clan including Liberty,
Spartan, Shay and Belmac.
Sweet with extra tartness (moderate to high in acid & moderate to high in sugars): Karmijn, Bramley, Red Boskoop, Gravenstein.
Join NAFEX at
North American Fruit Explorers is the national organization
for amateur fruit growers. If you are a fruit nut, you will
meet the others who share your addiction. Members put
out a quarterly newsletter. One year membership is $19.
Join or get information at their website!
We offer ‘mini-dwarf’ apple trees grown on special EMLA 27
rootstock. They are easily maintained at only four to six feet tall.
These highly productive, compact trees are perfect to grow in a
small backyard. You can space them as close as 4’ apart. Or place
the tree in a fifteen gallon pot on the patio. You can train them to
branch low (at 1’-2’) to maximize fruit production. Remove fruit
for a year or two because once the tree starts bearing heavily, it
stops growing. They begin bearing in the second year and each
tree can produce a half box of fruit a season. The tree is not a
gimmick. It is used extensively in Europe in commercial apple orchards and the per acre yields exceed American yields. Caring for
the mini-dwarfs is a great project for kids. We offer 2’-4’ grafted
mini-dwarf trees. See each variety for price.
Beni Shogun
Pink Lady
William’s Pride
How To Use Apples
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Apple trees come in all sizes, depending on the
variety and the rootstock they are grafted upon. On dwarf rootstock, they are wonderful grown on a trellis or in one of a number
of fan, cordon or espalier patterns. Crabapple trees provide an
attractive shape and color. Trees on very dwarfing EMLA 27, or the
columnar trees, produce fruit in a pot on the patio!
Useful Facts
WHEN TO HARVEST: Consult catalog ripening order. Sample fruit;
cut in half to check if seeds are brown.
HARDINESS: USDA Zones 4-9, or as noted.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 60-140 years.
FOR THE BEGINNER: Choose disease resistant varieties.
YIELD: Dwarfs 30-60 pounds a season!
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A well drained soil in an area with good air
drainage. Likes a slightly acidic soil.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: The mini-dwarf fruit trees should be
staked. Balanced fertilizer, compost or manure can be used in the
spring for the first years.
PRUNING: See “Tree Owners Manual” online.
For Your Health
Many of the apples we offer have tested among the highest in polyphenols. An unpeeled apple can give you 50% more phyto nutrients
than one that is peeled. Among our old time varieties Belle de Boskoop,
Northen Spy, Bramley Seedling and the Golden Russet and the newer
Liberty and Spartan have topped the charts for phytonutrients.
“Espalier” refers to
special practices for
training trees onto trellises. There are many
ways to make your trees
into works of art, and
the trees we offer have
already been trained
along the same plane
in a 3-tier, T-shape,
horizontal cordon. As
you continue the training, you can shape trees
into any of the designs seen in the drawings below. They are beautiful when
grown against a wall, a building or on existing fence or wires. Trees should
be spaced an average of 8-10’ apart. Branches are at about 1-1/2’, 2-1/2’ and
3-1/2’. Trees are shipped in special protective boxes.Apples are on EMLA 26
rootstock. The 3-TIERED espalier combos have a different variety on each
tier. Some varieties are available in limited quantities. Call us at 1-800-3918892 for current availability. See page 87 for espalier fence instructions.
Note: Shipped espalier branches may each be cut back to 8-10 inches.
Come to the nursery and get full-length branches. Because of the expense of shipping espaliers, our at-nursery prices are $15 per tree less
plus you save shipping. Because of their size, we can not ship espaliers
to AK, HI, or PR.
Espalier Choices
Apple Espaliers
• A8403E — 3x1 3-tier — Liberty, Ashmead’s Kernel,
Pristine — $69.95 each
• A8402E — 2x1 2-tier — Two
of the following three:
Liberty, Ashmead’s Kernel,
Pristine — $49.95 each
• A520E — 3-tier — Liberty —
$69.95 each
• A570E — 3-tier — Pristine —
$69.95 each
• A700E — 3-tier — William’s
Pride — $69.95 each
Pear Espaliers
• B8403E — 3x1 3-tier Euro —
Rescue, Orcas, Ubileen —
$69.95 each
• B903E — 3x1 3-tier Asian —
Yongi, Chojuro, Shinseiki
— $69.95 each
• B180E — 3-tier — Orcas —
$69.95 each
• B1802E — 2-tier — Orcas —
$49.95 each
• B200E — 3-tier — Rescue —
$69.95 each
• B2002E — 2-tier — Rescue
— $49.95 each
Our T-shaped Cordon
(3 tiers)
Your espalier may not look
as good, but you’ll be in a lot
less trouble than Napoleon’s
gardener if you mess up!
This beautiful apple
tree was espaliered on
a fence 100 years ago.
The fence is long gone.
Turn your apple trees
into works of art for
people to appreciate
100 years from now.
Belgian Fences
Grow a beautiful diamond shaped
fruiting wall. We offer apple trees on
EMLA 26 rootstock that are already
shaped in a Y. Each tree has two
branches. Each branch comes off
at an angle only about eight inches
above the roots.
with the trees.
Here is an easy way to get started:
Build a fence with wires starting
at about 18 inches high and going
up one foot apart until you get to
between six and eight feet tall. Then
get bamboo or other stakes and tie
them diagonally to the wires. The
To make a Belgian fence, allow the
stakes will make a diamond pattern
branches to continue to grow at
and show you where to tie your
about 45 degree angles until they
reach the desired height. If you plant branches as you build your Belgian
Fence. Where the stakes cross at the
the trees about 2 feet apart they will
bottom will show you where to plant
grow up into a beautiful diamond
each tree.
shape. Instructions are included
Following are the cultivars we are offering as Belgian fence starts. Also find
them listed with the apple cultivars. Price each: $39.95
• A090DB — Ashmead’s Kernel
• A100DB — Belmac
• A240DB — Dayton
• A385DB — Greensleeves
• A410DB — Honeycrisp
• A520DB — Liberty
• A570DB — Pristine
• A700DB — William’s Pride
• A020DB — Akane
Apple Accessories
your Apples and Pears from Apple Maggot
infestations. While thinning to one per cluster,
usually in May or early June, slip the opening of
the nylon bag, with your two index fingers, just
enough to completely cover the new, ideally nickel
size fruitlet. The bag will fill with the growing
fruit and protect it. This product has been used
succesfully here at Raintree and by many fruit
hobbyists. They are quick and easy to use! Includes
Instructions! These new heavier weave bags provide extra codling
moth protection. (Money from the sale of each box goes to support the
fruit garden at the WSU Mt. Vernon station.) Contains 144 bags. T
$12.50 each
he Deluxe
Smith Bag holds a bushel of fruit. The
handsome bag is 30” long and is made
of Rip-Stop polyester material which has
a water resistant coating on the inside.
It is Ultra Violet and mildew resistant,
lightweight, durable, and easy to clean.
The bottom conveniently folds up and
releases to gently drop the picked fruit
into a box. This leaves both hands free
to pick. It will last a lifetime. The bag has
a steel hoop and is completely leather
bound to protect all the areas of heaviest
wear, and the shoulder straps are a heavy
1-3/4 inch webbing. T
025: $45 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
To Grow Apples You Need Proper Pollination
• For pollination you need to have two different apple varieties!
Apples with the exception of the Queen Cox self fertile don’t
pollinize themselves. Apples also don’t pollinize other fruits!
• Please note that there are some cultivars that are new to us and
we don’t know their relative bloom time. To be safe choose a
mid season pollinizer for those varieties.
• All the apples listed in red are triploids. These will not pollinate
other varieties or themselves. However they are pollinized by
other apple varieties. So Gravenstein which is a triploid won’t
pollinize any other variety. However it can be pollinized by another non-triploid variety that blooms near the same time.
• How to read the lists! We have listed the apple varieties we offer
from the earliest bloomer which is Gravenstein, to the latest
bloomer which is Bramley.
• The EARLY SEASON bloomers and the LATE SEASON bloomers
won’t cross pollinate because their bloom time is too far apart
and the early varieties will be done blooming before the late
ones start.
• It is best to pick a pollinizer in the same half of the total list.
The closer the two varieties are in bloom time, the more their
bloom will overlap and the more likely you will get pollination
and therefore fruit set.
• What is important is to choose a pollinizer that is not too far in
bloom time from your variety. For instance Liberty and Dayton
are close enough to count on for pollination whereas Liberty
and Melrose are far enough away to often work but not always.
Zestar and Bramley would rarely if ever overlap in bloom.While
the bloom order stays generally similiar in different parts
of the nation and in different years, the actual bloom dates
change year to year depending on the weather.
Brown Russet
William’s Pride
Pink Pearl
Pink Cloud
Mott Pink
Scarlet Sentinel
Egremont Russet
Puget Spice
Golden Sentinel
North Pole
Blushing Delight
Tangy Green
Tasty Red
Golden Treat
Red Boskoop
Beni Shogun
Newtown Pippin
Red Flesh
Pink Lady
Frequin Rouge
Queen Cox
Wolf River
King Edward VII
Kingston Black
Arkansas Black
Northern Spy
Flower of Kent
Not a pollinizer
Self fertile
Dolgo Crab
Williams Pride
Ellison’s Orange
Queen Cox
Mott Pink
North Pole
Wolf River
Beni Shogun
Pink Pearl
Puget Spice
Scarlet Sentinel
Pink Lady
J. Appleseed
Red Flesh
G. Sentinel
King Edward
Flower of Kent
Arkansas B
Newtown Pippin
B & G Russett
N. Spy
early fruit production and make a well anchored tree. Chart includes varieties for which data is available. The website
Most of our apple trees are grafted on the dwarfing EMLA 26 rootstock.
(Check the rootstock available after each varietal description.) It is a superior lists 3,990 varieties vigor!
choice for backyard growers and produces a tree that will grow to 8’-14’ tall.
As you can see from the chart below, some varieties on the same rootstock
grow bigger than others and need greater spacing. Our rootstocks are winter
hardy to USDA Zone 4 and tolerate a wide variety of soils. They induce heavy
Gold Star Melrose
Pristine Wms Pride
Greensleeves Evereste F. of Kent
Beni ShogunHoney Crisp E. Russett
Dayton Dolgo Crab Mott Pink
Queen Cox Puget Spice Red Flesh
Red Flesh
Bud 9
EMLA 7, MM 106
Antanovka Full Size
4 feet
6 feet
8 feet
11 feet
18 feet
5 feet
7 feet
10 feet
14 feet
24 feet
Belmac Rubinette
Ark. Black Ashmead’s
Wolf River Pink Lady
Ellison’s Shizuka
Pink Pearl Zestar
6 feet
9 feet
12 feet
16 feet
27 feet
N. Spy
8 feet
11 feet
14 feet
18 feet
32 feet
The crabapple is a wonderful multi-purpose tree. Lovely in the landscape,
most of our varieties provide tasty tart apples that are prized for
making jelly. Dolgo and Evereste will enhance cider with their bittersharp
qualities. Commercial orchardists often use crabapple trees for pollinizers
because of their compact size and their profuse blossoming. Researchers
have found that white flowered varieties are most attractive to bees. Dolgo
is used as a great early season pollinizer. Evereste is an excellent mid season
pollinizer. We offer 3-5’ crab apple trees, unless noted. What makes an apple
a crab is not its personality but its smaller size.
The Best Edible Crabs
his cross
between Prima and Alkmene is scab
immune, has a beautiful upright shape
and is covered with fragrant white flowers. In
the fall it is loaded with tart small fruit great
for making jelly, pickled fruit or blending in
cider. It is a great mid season pollinizer. EMLA
26 rootstock. A725D: $24.50 each
DOLGO One of the best all purpose crab
apples. Its large 1-1/2 inch tart crimson fruit
make a rich, ruby red jelly. The leaves are green
and scab and mildew resistant. The profuse flowers
are white. The name means ‘long’ in Russian, and
refers to the shape of the fruit. The fruit is so bright
in color and abundant that the tree looks like a
decorated Christmas tree when viewed from a
distance. The fruit ripens in early September. The
tree will grow to about 15’ tall. USDA Zones 3-9. A260S (MM106 semi
dwarf): $24.50 each; A260F (Antonovka): $24.50 each
CENTENNIAL Be prepared for heavy crops
of 1-1/2 inch oval fruit with a sweet flavor. Use
the crisp, juicy white fleshed fruit for canning,
making jelly or just popping in your mouth. The
fruit is a bright orange-red. It ripens in mid-August.
Compact and great as a child’s tree, it produces an
abundance of red flower buds that open to a showy
white. The tree is highly scab resistant. Its midseason bloom makes it an excellent pollinizer. A
natural dwarf, it grows to only 8’ tall on semi dwarf
and 15’ on standard rootstock. USDA Zones 3-9.
MM106 semi dwarf. A180S: $24.50 each
Gorgeous Ornamentals
aving Pink Cloud
is like having a tree covered with
roses. Discovered by Ed Lewis of
Bellevue WA, Pink Cloud’s buds are
very large, rounded, magenta pink,
on long stems. Fragrant, profuse fully
double flowers open to light pink, like
miniature roses. Pink Cloud has a vase
like shape and bronze-green leaves
and is loaded with one inch red crab
apples that persist into winter. They
can be used to make a tart jelly, if you
get them before the birds. EMLA 26.
A532D: $24.50 each
PRAIRIE FIRE A scab resistant upright
tree to 20’ tall with reddish bronze leaves
and pink flowers and small bright red fruit,
loved by birds. Beautiful in all seasons and
a vivid accent in your landscape. On full
size Antonovka rootstock. M906: $24.50
Beautiful in All Seasons & Edible
EVERESTE™ Enjoy this fantastic new edible ornamental throughout
the year. Each spring, this highly disease resistant tree from France
is covered from base to summit with fragrant, beautiful long lasting
white flowers. Every summer the tree is a spectacle in red, covered with
thousands of round tart 1” diameter fruit. Use the fruit to make jelly,
pickled apples, cider or gorgeous branch wreaths. The tree grows to
10’ tall with branches arched out from the weight of the fruit. The fruit
hangs until mid winter, so birds can eat what you don’t. Of dozens of
varieties in the disease resistant crab apple trials, Evereste was the most
resistant, easiest to care for and most beautiful. A280D (EMLA 26
dwarf): $24.50 each; A280T (mini-dwarf): $26.50 each
JOHN DOWNIE The best fruiting crabapple we found in England.
It produces large crops of flavorful conical red-orange at an early age.
Eat fruit fresh or use for jelly. The tree is disease resistant and loaded
with a profusion of white flowers each spring. On EMLA 7 semi-dwarf
rootstock. A247S $24.50 each
his crabapple is native from coastal
southern Alaska to northern California. It is most found on moist soils
where it grows as a tall shrub. It can be used as a rootstock for apples on
very wet sites. The disease resistant tree produces white flowers and
small green/yellow tinged red fruit very high in phytonutrients. 2-3’ size.
M909: $5 each; 5+: $4.50; 10+: $4 each
Apple Books
y Michael Phillips, 242 pages. Subtitled “A
guide for the Organic Orchardist,” Phillips speaks to the larger backyard
grower and commercial orchardist with years of knowledge and a
reverence for nature. From planning the orchard and choosing cultivars
and rootstocks to siting, planting, soils, mulches, pollination, pest
control, harvesting and marketing,
this book is full of valuable
information. S005: $39.95
plant pathologist Ralph Byther.
This instructive video shows how to
control cankers by cutting, torching,
pruning and fungicides. Proceeds
to the Western Washington Fruit
Research Foundation. S522:
$14.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
SMYRNAThis reliably productive, self-fertile tree was brought from
Turkey over a century ago. Its large, yellow, pear-shaped fruit is great
for cooking, with a delicious mild flavor that is favored for desserts,
preserves and jellies. D080: $26.50 each
Fruiting Quinces
(Cydonia oblonga) At the turn of the 20th century almost every rural family
had a fruiting quince tree. The varieties we offer have delightful pineapple
like flavors. They are prized for cooking, jelly making, and adding to apple
cider. Quince trees are self fertile, have big white blossoms in late spring and
very large bright yellow fruit that ripens in October and hangs like lanterns
in the autumn. USDA Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted. We offer 3-5’
grafted trees.
American Gardener’s Best Quince Collection
American gardeners can
now enjoy a quince with
a pineapple-like flavor
that is sweet enough to eat
fresh. The medium size
“aromatic” fruit is among
the best of thousands of
varieties from the Black
Sea region of Russia
and Turkey. The disease
resistant tree produces
round, yellow fruit, which
ripens in October and
needs to be stored on the
window until it starts to
soften. Like other quinces, the uncooked texture is dense, but it’s nice
when thinly sliced and it is excellent for cooking.D085: $28.50 each
HAVRAN NEW! A traditional Turkish variety from Izmir research
station. It has very large, pear shaped fruit. The white flesh is sweeter
than American cultivars. Fruit ripens late September. Introduced to the
U.S. by Dr. Elwood Fisher.D087: $26.50 each
SEKER GEVREK A sweet quince from Turkey which
in Turkish means sweet and crispy. The large bright
yellow fruit matures in early October and keeps until
February. The flesh is lemon colored and sweeter than
most quinces. A great new quince for the American
fruit grower from the USDA germplasm repository in
Corvallis, Ore. D081: $28.50 each
A large pear shaped
old European variety
that is largest in the
middle and tapers at
both ends. It stews
well and becomes a
deep crimson when
cooked. Mix one
Portugal with a dozen
apples and you can
make a pink sauce with a delicious pineapple like quince flavor. D
$26.50 each
KARP’S SWEETFinally available
to American gardeners, this Quince is
uniquely sweet, juicy and non-astringent,
especially when grown in warm climates.
Obtained via fruit connoisseur and writer
David Karp, it comes to us through Edgar
Valdivia whose family grew it at lower
elevations in Peru. We tasted uncooked fruit
Valdivia had grown in California, and it was
sweeter and less woody than other quinces.
Grown in the Pacific NW, though, it was
less sweet and soft. It is unique and worth trying in your climate. USDA
Zones 6-10.D084: $28.50 each
ery large, oblong fruit with
bright yellow skin. Its spicy flavor is great for
cooking and jelly. A heavy bearing Burbank
selection which does well in cool summers.
D090: $26.50 each
PINEAPPLE NEW! Heavy crops of large, tart
fruit are used in baking and jellies. Enjoy the
profuse, ornamental bloom. It is cold hardy, yet
has a low chilling requirement of 300 hours. A
Luther Burbank selection. D086: $26.50 each
lemon-shaped cultivar with lemon fragrance prized in the
markets of Turkey. Also from the germplasm repository in Corvallis. The
medium size tart fruit ripens early for a quince, in late September and
keeps until December. D057: $26.50 each
EKMEKA great choice for culinary uses, medium-size Ekmek is
the most popular quince in Western Turkey and new to American
gardeners. It has regularly produced large crops of juicy, yellow,
pear-shaped fruit with creamy, yellow flesh at Raintree. It ripens in
September. D
088: $26.50 each
Flowering Quinces
(Chaenomeles speciosa)
Flowering quinces are a group
of very winter hardy, disease
resistant, deciduous shrubs
covered with an abundance
of beautiful flowers early each
spring. The varieties we offer
each follow up with a crop of
nutritious fruit with a pineapple and citrus flavor that can
be used to make jellies or syrups. This is a great group of edible ornamentals.
For fruit, plant two varieties. They make great hedge plants spaced about 4’
apart. USDA Zones 5-9.
the flowering stems of this dynamite
quince, loaded with masses of crimson
flowers with gold centers to make
gorgeous bouquets from March to May.
Then later, harvest the aromatic, green
fruit that ripens to yellow and make
wonderful preserves. The compact
variety stays only 4’ tall and wide. One quart pot. D045: $19.95 each
TOYO NISHIKI Grow this beautiful Japanese quince both for the
lovely early spring flowers of white, pink and red (often all on the same
branch) and for the deliciously fragrant fruits that ripen in late summer.
The flowering branches make great cut flowers and the large sometimes
apple-sized fruits may be used for jelly or just enjoyed for their aroma.
Easy to grow in sun or partial shade, it can reach 7’ in height and width.
D050: $19.95 each
ictory produces large aromatic yellow fruit each fall that is
used to make jelly or syrup. It is a great edible ornamental, with scarlet
flowers in March. It often blooms again in summer. Grows to 8 ft. as a
vigorous bush. One gallon size.D065:
$19.95 each
CONTORTED Gorgeous pink flowers
cover this unusually contorted shrub in
the very early spring. Cut branches can
be brought indoors in January to bloom.
The twisted form is striking in the winter.
D091: $19.95 each
The world’s sweetest quinces!
European Pears
(Pyrus communis) We chose this interesting collection of pears for their
wonderful fruit quality and because they
are among the easiest for backyard gardeners to grow. We use the superior winter
hardy, semi-dwarf Old Home x Farmingdale
(OHxF) 333 rootstock unless otherwise noted.
USDA Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted. We
offer sturdy, well-rooted, 3-5’ pear trees.
show stopper. Everyone who
sees and tastes this huge beautiful fruit
insists on buying a tree. The fruit is yellow
with a bright red-orange blush and the
flesh is sweet, smooth and juicy. The scab
resistant tree is upright and vigorous and
each year loaded with fruit. The fruit matures in September and keeps
until December. A small core makes it easy to can.
B200: $24.50 each
ORCASTM Horticulturist Joe Long
discovered this tree growing on his property
on Orcas Island, Washington and it has
become a regional favorite. The fruit is large,
flavorful and loaded each year with yellow
fruit with a carmine blush. The tree has a
vigorous, spreading habit. The pears are
great for canning, drying or eating fresh. The
fruit matures in early September.
B180: $24.50 each
Organic Growers Go Onward
ONWARD Organic English gardeners
love Onward for its ease of growing and
reliability of production even in years with
untimely spring frosts. The medium size
fruit is yellow when ripe in early September
and sometimes russetted. It’s a heavy,
precocious cropper with a rich sweet juicy
flavor. It blooms mid season with Comice,
but it will not pollinize or be pollinized by
Comice. B175: $24.50 each
Heritage Pears: Flavors for the Ages
his very old French
cultivar is highly prized for its melt-in-yourmouth texture and superb flavor, both fresh
and cooked. The taste has evoked poetic
descriptions: “like a buttery chardonnay, sweet
yet tart, with musky undertones and a strong
perfume.” The favorite pear of famous chef
Alice Waters, it blooms early and ripens in late
September. It is susceptible to scab and not at
its best in maritime climates. B130: $26.50
DUCHESS D’ ANGOULEME Dating to 1808, this russetted French
heritage pear is prized for large fruit and rich, juicy flavor. The upright,
vigorous, hardy tree blooms with Conference and ripens in early
October. B100: $24.50 each
ATLANTIC QUEEN This old time pear
cultivar earns its royal appellation for the
huge, up to 1-1/2 lb. each, yellow-green fruit it
produces in abundance. Enjoy the melting, juicy,
aromatic flesh even when grown under adverse
conditions. Shows resistance to fireblight.
Ripens in September. B035: $26.50 each
the turn of the 20th century in Australia,
this large dessert pear came from work
by orchardist Charles Packham to create
a pear with better commercial value. The
fruit is very large with light yellow skin,
sweet, juicy, white flesh and a buttery
texture. Cross pollinate by growing
another cultivar nearby. B190: $24.50
ABBE FETEL Named for the French Abbot who developed the cultivar
in 1866, it is today the leading pear variety in Italy. Italians and tourists
rave about its wonderful flavor. It ripens mid season and is large and
elongated with yellow skin and a red blush. The flesh is white, melting,
juicy, sugary and aromatic and it is fabulous eaten with a low salt cheese.
It can be fireblight and scab susceptible. B025:
$28.50 each
BARTLETT The most popular pear in the
U.S. and also in Europe where it is called
Williams. Fruit ripens in early September.
The large pears turn yellow with a pink blush
as they ripen. A favorite for eating fresh and
canning. B038: $24.50 each
BARONE LEROY A small, juicy buttery
desert quality yellow pear similiar to Seckel
that keeps until January. The tree is productive.
It originated in France prior to 1859 and is considered a cultivar for the
connoisseur. OHxF97 rootstock. B039: $26.50 each
EW! From the Lake Champlain area,
introduced in 1885, Vermont Beauty bears tender juicy medium size
yellow fruit with a pink blush. It ripens in late
October. USDA Zones 4-8. B
270: $24.50 each
large yellow pear with sweet juicy
melting flesh. It provides the flavor standard
by which to measure all others. Harvest early
October. Tastes best after storing a month and
then ripening at room temperature. B080:
$24.50 each
Brown Pears
njoy the sweet buttery flavor of Comice in a pear
with a beautiful brown russetted skin. Russet Comice has proven to
thrive in the maritime Pacific Northwest and does well where Comice
thrives. It will not fully russet in hot summer climates and it is not as
vigorous a grower as Comice. It blooms late season with Comice and
ripens mid season.B084: $26.50 each
BOSC A firm fleshed flavorful pear
with a beautiful brownish russetted
skin and a crunchy texture. Some prefer
it to the smooth texture of Comice.
Very sweet and juicy. Outstanding in
the Pacific Northwest. Tastes best after
storing a month or two. On OHxF97.
B060: $24.50 each
Combination European Pears
PEAR Multiple pear cultivars
on one beautiful tree. You will
have the greatest pear varieties
ripening for months! Trees can
be easily maintained at 12’ tall.
Self pollinizing. On OHXF 333
rootstock. B4004A: 4x1 Combo
(Rescue, Highland, Bosc, Ubileen, Orcas): $44.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Start Pear Season Two Months Early
large, sweet, aromatic, pear from
Bulgaria. The skin is yellow with a pretty red blush.
The flavorful flesh is fine textured and buttery. It
is harvested in early August and top rated among
thousands of pears from around the world at the
Germplasm Repository. B
260: $24.50 each
few Americans privileged to enjoy this rarely
seen, sweet, early highly productive summer
pear from Belgium. Small, round fruit, about
2” in diameter, boasts a rich, juicy, buttery
flavor and ripens in mid-July. B132: $24.50
ARGANCHE NEW! Among the most
flavorful early ripening pears at the national
Pear repository in Corvallis OR. This round yellow pear from Yugoslavia
ripens in mid July. B
030: $24.50 each
hile others wait until August for
a ripe pear, you can enjoy this rich, buttery Italian delight in
late June or July. Red blushed three inch long fruit cover this
sturdy, easy to care for tree. B
045: $24.50 each
RED CLAPPS FAVORITE Also called “Red Kalle”. This
large pear from Michigan is beautiful with amazing reddish
purple fruit hanging like jewels from the tree. The fruit is sweet and
flavorful. It thrives in the Pacific Northwest and in much of the nation. It
ripens in early September. B205: $24.50 each
n amazing find, this sweet,
spicy pear is large in size, yellow-green with a beautiful red blush. It
ripens and sets large crops in early August. The flavor is unmatched; rich
and buttery. The vigorous tree is a heavy and regular cropper. B
$24.50 each
Using European Pears
IN THE KITCHEN: Great for fresh eating. Dried, they taste like candy. Use
for canning, jams or preserves. As desserts, they can be poached and
served with flavorful sauces. Great sliced with cheeses. In France it is the
king of fruits, prized by chefs.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: The shape of a pear tree is strongly vertical. They
can be trained as espaliers.
Useful Facts
HARDINESS: On our OHxF rootstocks USDA Zones 4-9.
HARVEST TIME: July-October. ORIGIN: Caucasus mountains.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 60 to 150 years.
YIELD: 50 to 100 pounds per tree.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A well drained, slightly acidic loam soil but tolerates a wide range of soils.
PRUNING: See Tree Owners Manual that comes with each order.
POLLINATION: Each variety needs a pollinizer unless otherwise noted.
Because pear blossoms are relatively unattractive to bees, plant pears
next to each other and keep weeds down at blossom time. European
pears start blooming in late March. Oriental pears start blooming before
Europeans; but late blooming Asians overlap with and will cross pollinate
early blooming Europeans. See pollination chart on page 36.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Pear branches grow upright and need
spreading. Most Pears should be picked before they are fully ripe and
ripened off the tree. Using the maturity dates offered with each variety
as an estimate, cup your hand under the pear and lift up. If the pear stem
breaks, the pear is ready to pick. The earlier pears only need a few days
on the counter to ripen. The later pears need to be stored in a dark cool
place for a month or more then put on the counter to fully ripen.
Fireblight Resistant Pears
BLAKE’S PRIDE A reliable harvest
of aromatic, juicy fruit that melts in
your mouth and excellent resistance
to fireblight give this recent selection
plenty to be proud of. The fruit is yellowto-golden skinned with some light
russetting, The pears are ready to harvest
in September. B042: $26.50 each
WARREN Adapted throughout the
nation and among the best backyard
choices. The fruit is juicy and sweet with
buttery texture and very good keeping
abilities. Warren is resistant to fireblight,
and quite cold hardy (to -20°F). It was
discovered in Hattiesburg, MS, by noted
horticulturist T. O. Warren. The fruits are
medium to large and have a teardrop shape
and green skin. B240: $26.50 each
HARROW DELIGHT A heavy setting,
medium size pear with very good flavor
and smooth texture. It is from Ontario,
Canada, and resistant to fireblight and
scab. Fruit ripens in early September. A
proven winner at the WSU Mt. Vernon
station. B110: $24.50 each
AYER’S This old variety is favored
in the South as the “sugar” pear
because the pulp tastes like candy.
The tree is fire blight resistant and
the medium size fruit is yellow with
a red blush. It blooms early and
ripens in September. It has a high
chill requirement and has proven to
do well in many areas including the
Pacific Northwest. Zones 5-8. B075:
$24.50 each
SPALDING If you like the crunchy,
juicy, sweetness of an Asian pear and the mellow complex flavor of a
European pear, you’ll love Spalding. A healthy, vigorous tree produces
loads of medium size, round, light green fruit in early September.
Originally from the South, it thrives in the Pacific Northwest. This
European pear is partially self fertile and fireblight resistant. B
$24.50 each
very attractive, high quality early to mid season
ripening dessert pear bred in Nova Scotia Canada. It has also proven a
winner widely including in the Pacific Northwest. The aromatic fruit is
yellow with a red blush and is fine textured and buttery like its parent
Bartlett. Released in 1986 from the Kentville Ag Canada station, it’s
parents are Beierschmidt x Bartlett. B
105: $24.50 each
European Pear Ripening Order
Bella de Guigno
de Juillet
Dave’s Delight
Blake’s Pride
Atlantic Queen
W. Doyenne
Red Clapps
H. Delight
Yellow Huffcap
Hendre Huffcap
For French chefs, pears are the king of fruits.
Abbe Fetel
Baron Leroy
Vermont Beauty
Outstanding Keeper Pears
Pick these pears while they are rock hard in late October and November and
store them cool but unfrozen. Place them on your counter at room temperature when it says in the descriptions below and they will soften and be ready
to eat or cook with.
CONFERENCENamed for the British national pear conference in
1885, Europeans still gather to praise it. This leading French commercial
variety is very juicy, sweet and buttery. It is the most productive pear,
hanging from the branch in huge banana like clusters. Attractive, large
yellow fruit matures in October with Highland. It keeps through January.
B090: $24.50 each
HIGHLANDHighland thrives
throughout the nation. This large
attractive dessert pear is yellow with
some russetting. The flesh is very
smooth in texture and rich in flavor.
Trees are very hardy, of moderate
vigor and very productive. The
fruit matures in early October and
develops its best quality if stored
about a month. Ripen the fruit on
your counter through Christmas. It
was developed at the Geneva station
in New York.B120: $24.50 each
SUIJPronounced “sigh,” this is a pear you pick while it’s rock hard in
October or November and store it in a root cellar to eat fresh in March.
Suij is one of the best keeper pears. It makes a delicious and beautiful
pink pear sauce. This type of pear was popular for hundreds of years
in Europe where people used it as a staple food through the winter but
has gone out of fashion in the last 70 years. It is a cross of Comice and
the winter keeper St. Remi. We got it from the Bullock family who got it
from Ed Suij. B231A: $24.50 each
POUND One of the largest winter pears, weighing a pound or two and
it is a heavy bearer. Like Suij, pick while
it’s rock hard in October or November and
store it in a root cellar to eat fresh in January
and thereafter. Pound was a favorite for
hundreds of years in America, England
and France. It is also called Belle Angevine
or Uvedale’s St. Germain. Pound possibly
dates back to Roman times. We got our
start from a National Park orchard Raintree
helped to restore on San Juan Island, WA,
that was planted in 1870. The green pear has
firm flesh that turns yellow and is delicious
when stored and cooked in the winter.
Historically it was sometimes baked whole,
wrapped in pastry crust. It is a triploid and will
be pollinized by other varieties, but Pound will
not pollinize them.B187: $26.50 each
Small Pears with Big Flavor
SECKELThis famous small, but very
sweet, heavy setting variety is known as
the sugar pear. It has yellow russetted skin
and extraordinary flavor. It ripens in late
September and is fire-blight resistant.
B220: $24.50 each
ou will love
the rich, firm and sweet flesh of
Honey Sweet. A smooth, buttery
pear, similar to the well-known
Seckel pear but larger, it ripens to
a golden russet late in the season.
Trees will set fruit without a
pollinizer, but fruit will be bigger
if pollinated. Honey Sweet is
resistant to fireblight and to leaf
spotting diseases. It’s great for
home gardens and local markets. B125: $26.50 each
Perry Pears
We offer these traditional pear cider making cultivars. Most are from
Gloucestershire England. They make delicious “perry” which is the
word for pear cider, or you can mix them with apples or other fruits to
make a variety of delicious brews. Grated on OHxF 97 semi-dwarf rootstock.
They are mid- to late-season bloomers and good pollinizers.
small, mid-season russetted scab-resistant pear with low
acids and tannins. Trees have an upright habit with compact growth.
Mix with others in ‘perry’. Biennial bearing; precocious and late
flowering. B037: $28.50 each
great cider making pear very high in tannic acid.
The small fruit is green and the flesh is brown with a sweet musty flavor.
It originated in Switzerland in 1848 and is a European hard cider favorite.
B265: $28.50 each
BUTTAn October ripening pear with moderate acids and tannins that
produces a fruity, slightly astringent vintage of good quality. Fruit is
small, yellow, slightly russetted with excellent keeping quality prior to
milling. A vigorous tree with narrow-angled crotches. Biennial bearing
and a heavy producer. B065:
$28.50 each
has a balance of tannin and
acidity that makes it an ideal
pear from which to make a
single-varietal “perry” pear
cider. Tree habit is extremely
upright. It ripens in October.
B115: $28.50 each
YELLOW HUFFCAPP Yellow Huffcap is a traditional old English
“Perry” pear used to make an excellent pear cider. It ripens in mid season
and is high in acids and low in tannins. The fruit is small and yellow/
green and ripens in mid to late September. The fruit should be shaken
from the tree just before it is ripe or it could rot on the tree. Trees are
vigorous with a spreading habit and very productive but biennial and
slow to come into bearing. Fruit is high in Vitamin C. B116: $28.50
Delicious Mt. Ash & Pear Hybrid
SHIPOVA (Pyrus x Sorbus)
A rare and unique Pear and
Mountain Ash cross from
Yu­go­sla­via. It will grow to be
a 15-20’ tree and produces a
crop of apricot size (sometimes
much larger) yellow, round very
delicious “pears”. The leaves
are silver grey and resemble a
pear leaf in shape. The hardy
and scab resistant tree, on OHxF pear rootstock, blooms in mid-April
and ripens fruit in August. Trees are slow to come into production.
They are partially self-fertile but choose a Mt. Ash on page 55 or very
late blooming European Pear for pollination. USDA Zones 3-9. D
$26.50 each
Recommended by a Raintree customer
who loved it in her hometown in Germany.
This sweet two-inch diameter russeted pear
will hang on the tree, ready to eat during
August. It’s a very heavy annual bearer of
delicious lunch size fruit. The name means
“little goat herder.” B232: $24.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Asian Pears
(Pyrus serotina) Asian pears are very sweet and so juicy that the juice will
run down your chin when you crunch into one. Here is an exotic fruit that
thrives in our maritime climate and throughout most of the nation. Each
variety has a different mixture of subtle flavors and its effect on the palate
is unique and quite special. Unlike most European pears, the fruit ripens on
the tree. Our trees are on semi dwarf Old Home x Farmingdale 97 rootstock
unless otherwise noted. We offer well rooted 3-5’ trees. See pear pollination chart on page 38. For how to use Asian pears, see page 38.
Cultivars With Yellow Fruit
his very sweet, crisp pear is the first to ripen each summer
in mid-August. Productive trees give large crops of medium sized,
yellow skinned fruits of superior flavor. B545: $24.50 each
SHINSEIKI Shinseiki has yellow skin
with sweet white flesh. The fine quality
and medium to large size fruit is similar
to, though we think better than Nijiseiki,
(the variety commonly found in grocery
stores). It is a heavy, regular bearer. Fruit
ripens in late August.B720: $24.50
KIKISUI Even when trees are young,
Kikisui reliably bears an ample harvest of large,
crisp, delicious fruit at Raintree starting in early
September. The round, yellow pears are sweet
and juicy, and the trees resist fireblight. B530:
$24.50 each
Chinese Pears
he fruit is very large and elongated
like a European pear. The flavor is sweet and
aromatic, among the best tasting of the Asian
pears. The tree is upright and vigorous. Tsu Li
thrives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and
in other areas with long hot summers, but may
not ripen consistently in areas with short or cool
summers. It is fireblight resistant. 300 chill hours.
B740: $24.50 each
SEURI The delicious round large fruit has a
beautiful bright orange color. The very attractive
tree originates in China. It is very vigorous and
productive. The aromatic fruit ripens in early
October. It is fireblight resistant. B650: $24.50
Cultivars With Russeted Fruit
his round brown skinned
fruit is crisp and juicy with an outstanding
butterscotch flavor. It sets a heavy crop of
medium to large size crisp sweet fruit on a
vigorous, pseudomonas resistant tree.
B780: $26.50 each
ATAGO Unlike some Asian pears that
like it hot, Atago develops sweet, juicy
flavor even in cooler summer weather. A
substantial crop of high quality, delicious
fruit ripens in late September. Atago has been a star in the Mt. Vernon
trials. B510: $24.50 each
MOUNT VERNON Raintree has selected this pear as the best among
many open pollinated Asian Pear seedlings at the WSU Mt. Vernon
station. The large, round cream-colored fruit ripens in mid season and
has excellent flavor. B580: $24.50 each
SHINSUIAmong the sweetest of the Asian pears and the first to ripen.
The upright vigorous tree is a heavy producer of medium sized orange
russetted fruit. One of the best at Raintree. B663: $24.50 each
KOREAN GIANT (Dan Bae or Olympic) The
vigorous winter hardy tree produces at a young
age and bears a heavy crop of large, round olive
green fruit that can weigh up to a pound each.
The fruit can be kept in unrefrigerated storage
until March. This highly touted pear blooms early
season and ripens in mid-October. It is crisp and
juicy with high sugar content. It does well in most
of the nation but can ripen too late in maritime
summer climates. B540: $26.50 each
MISHIRASU Enjoy big crops of huge brown
skinned oval shaped fruit with beautiful orange
dots. This unique fruit is very crisp and crunchy,
with excellent flavor. It ripens in late September.
B570: $28.50 each
CHOJURO We love the rich distinctive
aromatic flavor of this prolific traditional
Japanese favorite. Sometimes called “Old
World”, the fruit is of good size and has
brown russetted skin. Fruit ripens in mid
September and keeps until March. B
$24.50 each
ICHIBAN An attractive brown skinned large fruit with a mellow
butterscotch flavor and fine texture. The tree is productive and fruit
ripens early, just before Shinseiki. Somewhat resistant to pseudomonas
infection It’s name means number one in Japanese and for good reason.
B560: $24.50 each
YONGI The flesh of this large apple
shaped fruit is perfumy, juicy and
refreshing. The skin is a beautiful
caramel color. Yongi is best peeled to
enjoy the crisp, sweet flesh. The tree is
productive and an excellent backyard
growers choice. B770: $24.50 each
COMBO ASIAN PEAR Among our most
popular trees are these combinations with both
yellow and brown russetted Asian pears. The
hardy trees are self-pollinating and produce
delicious fruit all season. It is on OHxF 333
rootstock. It can easily be maintained at 12’ tall.
B9004: 4x1 Asian — Four of five of the following: Yongi,
Shinseiki, Chojuro, Kusui, Ninjiseki — OHxF333: $42.50 each
Asian Pear Approximate Ripening Order
Mt. Vernon
Korean Giant
Tsu Li
Notice: We do not
know the bloom
times or ripening
times of some of
the new cultivars
we are offering. If
you don’t find a variety on the charts
it is wise to have
several other pears
to insure coverage
of its pollination
got the order today. It’s some very nice looking stock. Thank you very
much! I will be ordering more in the future. Thank you for the excellent
customer service and healthy stock!
-- T.K. Elma, WA
Asian pears are juicy, delicious and very productive.
European Pears
Harrow Delight
Red Clapp’s
Blake’s Pride
Yellow Huffcap
Henry Huffcap
Atlantic Queen
Abbe Fetel
W Doyenne
D. Juliett
B. de Guigno
Pollen Source
Late Bloom
Mid-Season Bloom
Mt. Vernon
Potential pollen parents are
listed across the top of the
Select the variety to produce
fruit from the left side of the
Early Bloom
Vermont Beauty
Pear Pollinizer
B. de Guigno
D. Juliett
W Doyenne
Should not
be relied
upon as a
Vermont Beauty
Abbe Fetel
Fireblight Resistant Pears
•Resistant: Spaulding,
Morritini, Blake’s Pride,
Potomac, Ayers, Spaulding, Warren, Tsu Li, Seuri
• Somewhat Resistant:
Comice, Dabney, Seckel,
Atlantic Queen, Conference, Harrow Delight,
Honeysweet, Chojuro,
Kikisui, Kosui.
Atlantic Queen
Henry Huffcap
Yellow Huffcap
Blake’s Pride
Red Clapp’s
Harrow Delight
Useful Facts
Tsu Li
Mt. Vernon
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Korean Giant
Korean Giant
HARDINESS: On our OHxF rootstocks, Zones 5-9.
EXPOSURE: Full sun.
HARVEST TIME: August-October. Pick ripe from the tree.
ORIGIN: China, Korea and Japan.
LIFE: 50+ years.
YIELD: 40-60 pounds
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Loam is preferred. Trees can tolerate wet soils.
PRUNING: Train like a European pear or an apple, with modifications. See “Tree
Owners Manual” that comes with order. Thinning the fruit to one for every 6
inches is essential to avoid having huge numbers of golf ball-sized fruit.
PESTS: In the NW where the disease “Pseudomonas” is a problem, prune only
from May-September to avoid infections.
Tsu Li
IN THE KITCHEN: Fresh eating, salads, superior for drying or pickling.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: It is an excellent ornamental, espalier or shade tree. The
tree is covered with early white blossoms and the glossy attractive leaves are
tinged with purple in the spring, late summer and autumn.
Using Asian Pears
Pollen Source
Asian Pears
An Old Favorite
he delicious large, firm black cherry Eastern Washington
made famous. It grows in dry climates but the fruit may crack west of
the Cascades. It’s crispness and flavor are unmatched. It is one of the
most nutritious, rich in anthocynins. C710G (Gisela 5): $28.50 each;
C710G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
Emperor Francis
Fresh cherries are so expensive to buy. Yet, with our new, fast-bearing dwarf
Gisela 5 rootstocks, they are easy to grow and pick!
Many people have told us, “Full size, sweet cherry trees that grow to 40 feet
tall are for the birds.” We agree! Now it is no longer necessary to risk life or
limb to pick a bowl of cherries. We offer dwarf cherry trees of many varieties
that thrive in our maritime climate and in most of the nation.
All our cherries, unless noted, are on the very dwarfing Gisela® rootstock
and the price includes the expensive rootstock royalty. We offer sturdy 4’ to
5’ grafted trees that will dig in and grow for you. They are often unbranched
“whips” that will branch well upon planting!
Sweet cherries USDA Zones 5-9, tart cherries USDA Zones 4-9 unless noted.
Sweet cherries need a pollinizer unless otherwise noted.
Sweet Light Red and Yellow Cherries
irds eat cherries when they start
to turn red and even the “so called yellow
cherries” like Rainier have at least a blush
of red. However this variety is all yellow. It
ripens in mid to late season, is productive
and has an excellent flavor. This all yellow
cherry from New York is producing well in
Western Washington. Plant it and the birds
will cry fowl! Needs a pollinizer. (Recently
known as NY 518.) C755G (Gisela 3): $32.50 each; C755G3 5(Gisela
3): $32.50 each
RAINIERPrized for its outstanding, zesty flavor, Rainier is a highly
productive yellow sweet cherry with a red blush. The fruit is firm and
large and the tree is vigorous. It does well in drier climates but often
cracks in Western WA. C
850G (Gisela 5): $28.50 each; C850G3
(Gisela 3): $29.95 each
he most reliable and productive cherry in our
region. A regular bearer of medium size, light colored sweet cherries of
excellent flavor. It is loaded with fruit each year. C740G: $28.50 each
Extend Your Season
EARLY BURLATWhy wait for the cherry
season to start? Why not eat large, sweet, dark
red flavorful cherries from the tree a week or
two before everyone else? Early Burlat is very
productive and bears every year. It is resistant
to bacterial canker and to cracking. The tree is
moderately vigorous and spreading. It is fast
becoming a backyard favorite. On Gisela 5
rootstock. Needs a pollinizer.C721G: $28.50
his very firm, sweet dark red, crack
and rot resistant cherry lengthens the cherry
harvest for two weeks or more. Introduced in
1935 by the NY Experiment Station, we have
reintroduced it for its outstanding flavor,
productivity and late season. On Gisela 5
rootstock. Needs a pollinizer. C765G: $28.50
Unique Low Chill Cherries Are Headed South
Now growers in Southern lower chill areas can successfully grow cherries.
These delicious sweet cherries are newly introduced by Floyd Zaiger and
require only 400 hours of chilling. USDA Zones 7-10.
oyal Lee is a very productive, medium-large red cherry;
heart shaped, very firm with excellent flavor. It ripens 11-14 days ahead
of Bing. On the new highly touted dwarf New Root 1 stock. Pollinized by
Minnie Royal. C826C: $29.95 each
MINNIE ROYALMinnie Royal is a productive medium-sized red
cherry; firm with good flavor, mainly used as a pollinizer for Royal Lee.
It ripens 11-14 days ahead of Bing. On dwarf New Root 1 stock. C
$29.95 each
Self-Fertile Dwarf
ur most dwarfed cherry tree is perfect for the
small garden. This naturally semi-dwarf cultivar is self-fertile and grown
on the New Root 1 Zaiger dwarf cherry rootstock, so it can be maintained
easily at 6-8’. The dark red to nearly black fruit has a wonderful spicy
flavor, firm texture and medium-to-large size. Needs 800 chill hours.
(Zaiger). Patent #7320. USDA Zones 4-8. C725: $29.95 each
Hardy Wonders
he world’s hardiest sweet
cherry, Kristin has survived winters from
windswept Norway to Montana. These big,
dark red cherries are crack and bacterial
canker resistant and proven in much of the
nation. Ripens mid-July.C780G3 (Gisela®
3): $29.95 each
HARTLANDTM A large, heavy bearing
attractive dark red cherry. Rated among the most
flavorful, it is also resistant to cracking and rot.
It ripens and blooms in mid season. It’s from the
NY Experiment Station. A proven winner also at
the WSU Mt. Vernon station. Hartland™ is rated
highest in antioxidents of the sweet cherries in a
recent survey. Patent #11034. C762G (Gisela® 5):
$28.50 each; C762G3 (On Gisela® 3): $29.95 each
Combo Cherries
These unique trees are grafted on dwarfing
Gisela 5 rootstock. This amazing tree can
be maintained at 10 feet tall. Enjoy loads of delicious cherries on this self
fertile tree. You get 3 or 4 of the following 5: Glacier, Montmorency,
Emperor Francis, Lapins and Early Burlat. C9004: 4x1 Combo:
$49.95 each; C9003: 3x1 Combo: $42.50 each
purchased a Black Gold cherry tree from you six years
ago and I am very impressed with the tree’s health,
growing habits and productivity.
—A.P., Poulsbo, WA
Unique cherry crosses on page 43.
Our dwarf cherry trees are the easiest to pick and fastest to bear!
Self-Fertile Sweet Cherries
Tart Cherries
All the self-fertile varieties are also good pollinizers for the other sweet
All of our tart cherry trees are self fertile. The trees are easily maintained at
8-10’ in height. They have proven anti-inflammatory properties.
LAPINSA self-fertile variety of sweet
cherry with large dark red fruit of
excellent flavor. Lapins trees are bacterial
canker and crack resistant. This tree
is a very consistent and heavy bearer.
It has wide adaptability through the
nation. Lapins needs only 500 chill
hours! C821G (Gisela 5): $29.95 each;
C821G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
SUREFIRETM A surefire, easy picking
choice for the backyard grower and
U-pick marketer. Because it is very late
flowering, Surefire evades and tolerates
frosts and annually produces large,
crack resistant crops. Both skin and
flesh are fire engine red. Its high sugar
content makes it excellent for eating
fresh. It ripens a week after Montmorency. So highly regarded, it is the
first sour cherry introduced by the N.Y. Geneva Station in 107 years.
Gisela 5. C880: $28.50 each
STELLA Ideal for a backyard grower without space for two sweet
cherry trees, this self-fertile selection is from Canada. Juicy, heart-shaped,
black cherries boast firm texture and excellent quality. The productive
tree has moderate resistance to bacterial canker. Needs 800 chill hours.
USDA Zones 4-8.C871G (Gisela 5): $29.95 each; C871G3 (Gisela 3):
$29.95 each
Fane) An outstanding new red and yellow,
mid-season cherry with good size, great
flavor and consistent heavy cropping.
White Gold is somewhat resistant to cherry
leaf spot and bacterial canker. An Emperor
Francis X Stella, recently released from NY
experiment station. Self-fertile. NY13688.
C845G (Gisela 5): $29.95 each; C845G3
(Gisela 3): $29.95 each
Ridgewood) We love the flavor and
productivity of this large, firm, deep red
(almost black) disease resistant sweet cherry.
It is late blooming and self-fertile so it sets a
big crop where others fail. From New York
Fruit Testing.C840G (Gisela 5): $29.95
each; C840G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
SWEETHEARTA large bright red
self-fertile cherry with excellent flavor. It
shows a low incidence of cracking. The
tree is upright and vigorous. It is so heavy
bearing and precocious that when grown
optimally, it benefits from thinning. From
British Columbia, it performs well in much
of the U.S. and has done well at the WSU Mt.
Vernon WA station. It ripens late, a week
after Lapins. C883G (Gisela 5): $28.50
each; C883G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
TEHRANIVEE A new mahogany
colored self-fertile sweet cherry with blackred juice. Tehranivee has excellent flavor
as well as size, sweetness and firmness.
It ripens at the end of July in Western
Washington so it avoids cracking. Bred by
famed Canadian researcher Gus Tehrani,
it was released in 1996, from the Vineland
Ontario Station and is a cross of Van and Stella. This beauty will be a
winner for American home orchardists. C895G (Gisela 5): $29.95
each; C895G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
DANUBETMA new selection from Hungary, where delicious cherries
have been grown for centuries. It is also called Erdi Botermo. The dark
red fruit has a flavor that is a cross of the sweet and tart cherry. It is
delicious eaten fresh or used in baked goods. It is productive and ripens
in early July. C720G (Gisela 5): $28.50 each; C720G3 (Gisela 3):
$29.95 each
orello cherries have a deep crimson flesh and
rich wine red juice. English Morello is an old variety, grown for centuries,
with tart aromatic flesh. The juice is abundant and unparalleled for
cooking and pie making. The large heart shaped dark red fruit is
freestone and ripens in August, at the end of the cherry season. The tree
habit is small, easily maintained at 8’ or less. Gisela 5. C
835G: $29.95
ALMADEN DUKEThe delicious combination of sweet and tart
flavors makes this new cherry unique. Thought to be a seedling of a
Mazzard cherry, it is easy to grow and very productive. It was provided to
Raintree by Andy Mariani and discovered in the Almaden Valley near
San Jose CA. The tree can be maintained at 10’ tall. C715G (Gisela 5):
$28.50 each; C715G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
MONTMORENCY The classic pie cherry tree. The
beautiful upright tree thrives in our area. It produces
an abundance of bright red cherries. C830G:
$28.50 each
Super Hardy Canadian
his Morello-type, tart cherry with crimson flesh
and rich red juice was found near Edmonton, Alberta, which explains
its exceptional cold tolerance. Naturally dwarf, rounded trees grow to
10’ and annually produce heavy flower and fruit crops. An exceptional
choice for commercial & home orchard use, especially in the north.
USDA Zones 3-8. Gisela 5. C886G: $28.50 each
Cherry Accessories
BIRD SCARE TAPEThis tough 7/16” wide shining metallic tape is red
on one side and silver on the other and its shimmering scares the birds.
290’ roll. T080: $4.95 each
Cherry Stoner handles up to 30 pounds of cherries per
hour. Feeds and separates pits from fruits with little
loss of juices. Also has a one year warranty. T383:
$27.95 each
VANDALAY A delicious, large black cherry that resists cracking and
We have long rolls of bird netting. Use it over grapes
bacterial canker. It is an excellent pollinizer for other varieties. Raintree
or build a structure over blueberries or dwarf cherry trees. Secure with
offers Vandalay to American gardeners after it has proven to be among
clothespins at the bottom. (Cut to order at 5’ intervals, 25’ minimum
the most flavorful and reliable in the midwest, northeast, and at the
length per piece.
WSU Mt. Vernon WA research station. It ripens with Bing and blooms
with Sweetheart. From the Vineland Research Station in Ontario,
HEAVY DUTYThis is 22 feet wide. This white netting is top rated
Canada. Plant patent applied for. Self-fertile. C890G (Gisela 5): $29.95 commercially and is rated for 10 years if taken in for the winter. T
each; C890G3 (Gisela 3): $29.95 each
$1.50 per foot
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
The Gisela Dwarf Rootstock: Incredibly Productive
We offer virus-free cherry
trees on the dwarfing Gisela® 3
and 5 rootstocks.
Developed over 30 years, at
the University of Giessen in Germany, these rootstocks have
proven their value throughout
the U.S. in the NC 140 rootstock
The large royalties we have to
pay on the rootstocks account
for the higher price. However, the
years you gain in early production and easy picking make it
well worth it. Patents make it
illegal for gardeners to propagate
Giessen rootstocks without an
expensive license. However, we
offer for sale the VSL 2 (Krymsk
5TM) dwarfing cherry rootstock on
page 51.
Gisela 5® induces early and
heavy fruit production, is very
winter hardy and thrives on
a wide variety of soils. This rootstock is not only very dwarfing
but also disease resistant,
making a tree that can be main-
White Gold
Craig’s Crimson
Early Burlat
Royal Lee
Minnie Royal
E. Francis
Black Gold
tained at 10-12’ tall.
For the first time in years, we
are also offering the Gisela®
3 rootstock which is the most
dwarfing of the Gisela® rootstocks, making a tree that grows
to only 8-10 feet tall. It tends to
make a broad tree excellent for
a small area. Its small size and
early heavy bearing are great
attributes but because of this,
the tree needs good growing
conditions to thrive. It is very
precocious prompting the tree to
bear heavily at an early age.
It may require fruit thinning
to maintain fruit size and avoid
overbearing and having the tree
stop growing. Regular irrigation
is needed. It is not recommended
for the heaviest bearing cultivars
like Sweetheart. It is recommended that dormant pruning
on all dwarf cherry trees be done
in late winter before bloom time
which reduces the chance of
bacterial canker infestations.
K. Sweet
How To Use Cherries
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Sweet cherry trees make attractive yard trees with
their rich green, large, serrated leaves and lovely fragrant white spring
blossoms. Pie cherry trees have darker leaves and make good smaller yard
Useful Facts
HARDINESS: Our Gisela 3 dwarf rootstock is hardy to at least -25° F. Sweet
cherries are USDA Zones 5-9; tart cherries are USDA Zones 4-9 unless
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun. ORIGIN: Eastern Europe.
MATURE TREE YIELD: 25-50 pounds. HEIGHT & SPACING: 12 feet.
How To Grow
SOILS: Avoid heavy clay and wet soils for sweet cherries.
PRUNING: See Tree Owners Manual that comes with each order.
PESTS: Birds like cherries and eat many just before we humans do. Yellow
fruited varieties don’t attract birds! Selecting varieties on dwarf rootstocks
and using netting and scare tape will help you get the fruit.
POLLINATION: Some sweet cherries need another sweet cherry as a pollinizer. Some don’t pollinate each other. Tart cherries are self-fertile but
won’t pollinate sweet cherries. See the pollination chart.
For Your Health
Tart cherry juice can reduce inflammation and is used to treat gout. Eat your
cherries soon after harvest because the antioxidants begin being depleted
soon after picking. Among the sweet cherries, Hartland tested highest in
Using Peaches & Nectarines
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Trees are fast growing and have attractive leaves
and fragrant pink blossoms. Genetic dwarfs are perfect in a pot on a
Useful Facts
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun.
HEIGHT & SPACING: Genetic dwarfs 5’ . Other peaches 12-15’ on Lovell
and St. Julian A rootstock. On Citation and Krymsk 1 rootstocks they
may be somewhat smaller.
POLLINATION: Self-fertile unless noted!
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15-20 years.
YIELD OF MATURE TREE: 30-50 pounds
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Adaptable to many soils as long as they are well
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Unlike apples, standard peach trees require heavy pruning to produce well. Prune off old wood, always renewing branches, because peaches bear on new wood only. Prune to an open
center vase shape or in a fan shape on a trellis fence or wall.
LEAF CURL CONTROL: Please note that the leaf curl resistant peaches
will get some leaf curl for the first few years. To control leaf curl, spray
lime sulfur when the buds first crack open in late December or early
January and then three weeks later. Or if spraying by the calendar, spray
once in late December and twice more at two week intervals.
For Your Health
White fleshed peaches are higher in phytonutrients than yellow fleshed
The skin is the most nutritious part. The variety Indian Free with its redstreaked flesh is particularly high in anthocyanins and antioxidants.
We have large specimen bearing fruit trees that are way to big
too ship at our garden center in Morton, Washington.
Call us at 1-800-391-8892 or visit
for availability.
Our Gisela cherry rootstocks help you succeed.
Peaches / Nectarines
(Prunus persica) Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh peach or nectarine
ripened in your own backyard. Our disease resistant varieties now make it
easy for you to succeed. Now you can grow great peaches and nectarines in
the Northwest as well as in most of the nation. We offer self fertile varieties,
unless noted, which are of excellent quality. Many are resistant to leaf curl.
A Nectarine is a Peach without fuzz. We offer sturdy well rooted 3’-5’
tall trees. On Lovell rootstock unless
noted. USDA Zones 5-9 unless noted.
For how to use peaches, see page 39.
This heritage peach cultivar has an
intensely rich, flavor. The medium
size freestone peaches are yellow
with golden-orange flesh and a
slight blush. Fruit connoisseurs rate
it at the top for flavor eaten fresh,
preserved, dried or canned. C504
(Lovell): $26.50 each
his hardy,
late blooming peach escapes spring frosts and sets fruit in much of the
nation: it thrives in the East, in Colorado and in the Northwest. It has a
high chilling requirement (1050 chill hours), and isn’t good for the Deep
South. The beautiful, large fruit is bright red over yellow, is firm, sweet
and delicious. Since it resists browning and is freestone, it is great for
fresh eating, freezing or canning. Introduced from the North Carolina
Experiment station in 1988. It ripens in August. USDA Zones 4-9.
C505A: $28.50 each
This is the best flavored
peach in our climate.
From Canada, hardy
and widely adapted, it
is very sweet and bears
a regular crop of large
freestone peaches.
For canning, pick fruit
before it is table ripe.
Ripens early August.
C510D: $24.50 each
his low acid/high
sugar white fleshed peach has a flavor that will
melt in your mouth. The medium large, red
skinned fruits are freestone and have very firm
flesh. White Lady is widely adapted throughout
the nation wherever peaches will thrive. 800
chill hours. C553: $24.50 each
BETTYA sweet flavorful leaf curl and split pit resistant peach. It ripens
late in the season, at the end of August. It has a deeper color than the
variety Frost and is as or more productive. It was a seedling found near
Ferndale in Western Washington and is the newest curl resistant peach
successfully tested at the WSU Mt. Vernon Station. C503: $26.50 each
FROSTTM The longest tested, curl resistant tree, Frost
is still unsurpassed. In mid-August, it produces reliable
crops of semi-freestone, yellow-fleshed peaches that
have a rich, sweet flavor. Wonderful for both canning
and fresh eating. C
500: $24.50 each
SALISH SUMMERTM Previously known as Q1-8,
this semi-freestone, white-fleshed peach has a wonderful sweet flavor
that is great for fresh eating. Showy blossoms in spring predict ripe
fruit in early August. Selected by Dr. Robert Norton for its flavor and
reliability. C
530: $26.50 each
MARY JANETM Reliable, colorful and delicious, this
tree produces showy pink flowers and sets fruit even
in frosty springs. In mid-August, a crop of flavorful,
red skinned, yellow-fleshed peaches are ready for
fresh eating, drying, canning or freezing. A chance
seedling selected by Louie Strahl in Steilacoom, WA.
C552: $24.50 each
INDIAN FREEPrized it for its rich color, flavor and
size. Naturally resistant to peach leaf curl, the tree
produces heavy crops of large, aromatic freestone
peaches that have red skin and white flesh marbled
with crimson stripes. When fully ripe in mid to late
season, the sweet, distinctive flavor is excellent both
eaten fresh and in preserves and chutneys. Plant
another peach or nectarine as a pollinizer. C
524: $26.50 each
BLACK BOY NEW! A rare hardy heritage peach cultivar that is leaf curl
resistant and has a wonderful rich flavor. Dark reddish purple skin and
flesh have resulted in its name. It ripens in late season and is self fertile.
Known mainly now in New Zealand, it is related to the Peche de Vigne,
the black peach of France. It fragrant juicy flesh is highly prized eaten
fresh and for preserves. USDA Zones 5-9. C
501: $32.50 each
Special New Cultivars Selected for Flavor
These peaches and nectarines are a recent creation of the California Rare
Fruit Growers’ Hybridizer Group, a group dedicated to reviving the classic
fruit flavors of the past. $1 from each sale goes to the group, which is dedicated to developing superior stone fruit varieties for home gardeners.
Curl Resistant Peaches
KIT DONNELL PEACHTM It is named after the late Kit Donnell,
former chairperson for the Santa Clara Valley, CA chapter of the
CRFG. Although new, this peach has many old-fashioned peach
characteristics: A yellow freestone with little red coloration,
delectable flavor and juicy texture. It’s also very productive and
the fruits are often of great size. It is an ideal peach for eating fresh,
canning, pies and preserves. C507: $24.50 each
Enjoy delicious peaches from your
own tree. Peach leaf curl has always
been a major problem for backyard
peach growers. Raintree is the
leader in introducing good tasting, resistant varieties. On Lovell
rootstock unless noted.
golden skin and flesh of this juicy, richly flavored
nectarine has a delicious balance of sweetness and
acidity typical of the exotic fabled “Golden Peaches of
Samarkand.” Named after Russian horticulturist Dr.
Maria Plekhanova, it is a hybrid derived from seeds
brought back from Uzbekistan by Andy Mariani. C573: $24.50 each
RASPBERRY RED NECTARINETMDeveloped by the California
Cultivar Croft) Discovered as
Rare Fruit Growers’ Hybridizer Group. A rare nectarine with rich
a chance seedling in 1981 in
red flesh reminiscent of the old “Indian Red” peaches. It is the result
Issaquah, WA. by Margaret Proud
of crossing red-fleshed peaches with white nectarines and reand named in honor of her father
crossing the subsequent seedlings. Small to medium sized fruit has
Donald Croft. The highly flavored,
dark burgundy skin with flesh streaked in red and a juicy, melting
yellow fleshed, semi-freestone
texture. The flavor is unique: rich and complex, very sweet but with a
fruit is good for canning, pies or eaten fresh. Fruit ripens in mid July.
pleasant tartness similar to raspberry. C576: $24.50 each
C525A: $24.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Genetic Dwarfs
Nectarines Selected for Flavor
Genetic Dwarf peaches and nectarines grow
4-5’ tall and are great in a pot on the patio,
deck or in the ground. Each is grafted about
18” high to make a beautiful dwarf bush like
the one pictured. All ripen in June in central
California to early August in the Pacific
Northwest. All genetic dwarfs are very susceptible, but avoid leaf curl when they are
grown in a special, easy to accomplish way.
Cover the tree so it stays dry from mid Dec.
to Feb. and it won’t get leaf curl. Each is on
Lovell rootstock. Each is self-fertile.
These aren’t genetic dwarfs. The trees will grow to 10-12 feet in height and
width. Nectarines are peaches without the
flavored genetic dwarf with a pretty red
blushed skin. It is early ripening, freestone and self-fruitful and makes a
beautiful fruiting bush. Needs 500 chill hours. USDA Zones 6-9 C
njoy the delicious juicy sweet flavor. This
productive dwarf tree is the hardiest of the genetic dwarf peaches to
Zones 5-9. The fruit is a beautiful glowing pink color and the flesh is
yellow. It needs 850 Chill Hours. C518: $26.50each
2x1 NECTARINE - PEACH COMBOEnjoy two great varieties on a
small tree. The Nectar Babe nectarine has
large sweet yellow freestone fruit and the
Pix Zee peach has sweet flavorful orangered clingstone fruit with yellow flesh.
Zones 6-9. C5802: $32.50 each
njoy the
flavorful yellow fleshed, red skinned
fruits on this beautiful, freestone dwarf
tree. C585: $26.50each
Chinese Flat Peaches & Nectarines
Flat Peaches and Nectarines are new to
American gardeners. They grow like
other peach trees. The fruit is flat and
very sweet. They need a hot summer
climate and 500 chill hours to thrive. On
Lovell rootstock. Self fertile.
NECTARINENew from Zaiger
Hybrids — the first donut-style
nectarine! This outstanding early
season variety has white flesh that
is sweet and juicy. The compact tree
sets fruit at a young age and produces
heavily. Thinning is required for large
fruit size. The fruit has red skin over a
blush of yellow. On Citation rootstock.
C563: $26.50each
SATURN PEACHTMSaturn is a “Peento” peach and is shaped like
a doughnut without the hole. They have large, showy double pink
flowers. The very sweet, medium-size fruit has melting white flesh.
Patent #5123. C547: $24.50 each
It’s a bagel. No, it’s a doughnut. What?
It’s a peach? The look of new Sweet
Bagel may surprise you at first, but
when you bite into the juicy, yellow
fruit, you’ll recognize the superb
peach flavor. The productive trees like
hot summers. Fruit is large compared
to other flat peaches.C545: $24.50
op rated
for west of the Cascades, this Harrow
Ontario selection will excel throughout
Zones 5-9. It bears large quantities of
red sweet tasty, yellow fleshed fruit in
early August. The tree is attractive and
spreading in habit, tolerant of bacterial
spot and brown rot and covered each
spring with large showy pink flowers. On
Lovell rootstock. C
565: $24.50 each
Gorgeous & Tasty Too
inadvisably named for its
beautiful, deep-red double
flowers that shine like a
beacon. Talk about a stunning
edible ornamental, it also
provides a good mid-season
crop of medium to large
white fleshed flavorful
nectarines. USDA Zones
6-9. Needs 500 chill hours.
(Not recommended in wet
maritime climates.) C508:
$26.50 each
Disease-Resistant Peach Combo
RESISTANT PEACH COMBOEnjoy the following peaches: Frost,
Salish Summer™, Mary Jane and Avalon Pride disease resistant
peaches on one beautiful, self-fertile tree. On Lovell roostock. C
4x1 Combo $42.50; C5003 3x1 Combo $34.50; C5002 2x1 Combo
$26.50 each
COMBO Gardeners love
to talk about the soul
soothing value of fruit
growing. However, the
value of shocking your
friends and neighbors with
your hobby is too often
overlooked in literature.
Imagine one tree that grows
Shiro Plums, Italian
Plums, Frost Peaches and
Harglow Apricots. It is
self-fertile too! The tree is
on Lovell rootstock and can
be maintained at 15 feet in
height. On Lovell rootstock.C3984: 4x1 Combo Each $48.50; C3983:
3x1 Combo Each $42.50; C3982: 2x1 Combo $28.50 each
(Sorry! Because there are so many possible combinations, we
cannot choose which variety will be missing from any of our 3x1
or 2x1 combo trees.)
o other nursery comes close to your impressive selection of unusual
and interesting varieties at very reasonable prices. I was reluctant
to order from you because I am on the other side of the country. But
your shipping fees were surprisingly reasonable, and my trees arrived in
absolutely perfect condition.
-- L.G., Polk, PA
(Prunus armeniaca) We offer a collection of unusual Apricots and Apricot
crosses from around the world! Apricots come from cold climates where
they must bloom very quickly after their chilling requirements are met. In
more moderate climates they bloom very early and must be planted in areas
where they aren’t subject to early spring frosts! We offer sturdy well rooted
3-5’ trees. On Lovell rootstock unless otherwise noted.
These Produce in the Pacific Northwest Where
Others Fail
Puget Gold and Harglow both bloom later and tolerate more frost while still
setting fruit. They are more likely to fruit in a maritime climate where numerous other varieties have failed. They also appear to be somewhat less susceptible
to disease. If you live in a maritime climate and are not in a late frost pocket, try
them. Harglow is on page 42.
This prolific bearing
tree produces large
elongated fruit of very
good flavor. The tree
blooms in early March
and the fruit ripens
in early August. A
natural semi-dwarf,
the tree can easily
be maintained at 15’
height and spacing.
It’s self-fertile. C460:
$24.50 each
blooming, early ripening, selffertile apricot that has proven
itself in our maritime Pacific
Northwest and in most of the
nation. It is an introduction
from the Harrow Research
Station in Ontario, Canada
and shows some resistance to
brown rot and other diseases.
The firm, sweet, flavorful
fruit is medium to large and a
deep orange color with a red
blush. C470: $24.50 each
Versatile Favorites
hese luscious huge
orange orbs are the first apricots to
ripen each season. The firm orange
flesh is delicious eaten fresh or dried.
Select another apricot as a pollinizer.
Developed by WSU fruit breeder Tom
Toyama from a cross made in 1970.
It will do well in much of the nation
but not west of the Cascades. C385D:
$24.50 each
Miniature Size, Big Flavor
Cold Climate Black Apricot
(Prunus dasycarpa) As far
as we know, only Raintree
is offering Black Apricots
to American gardeners.
This is a selection of
an unusual, naturally
occurring hybrid of
apricot (P. armeniaca)
and myrobalan plum (P.
cerasifera) from central
Asia. We tasted it in
Russia at the Krymsk Station near the Caucasus mountain range and
enjoyed the flavor. The skin of the tasty oval fruit is fuzzy like an apricot
but is a dark purple. The trees showy white blossoms appear slightly
later than other apricots. The flesh is marbled red and yellow. While
it has fruited well in cold climates, we have not successfully fruited it
here at Raintree in our maritime climate. USDA Zones 4-8. On Lovell
rootstock. C380: $32.50 each
“Sweet Pit” Apricots
They are called “sweet pits” because you can eat the kernel like you would
an almond, as well as enjoying the flavorful fruit.
rom the land of the Hunza in northern Pakistan, where
people routinely live to well over the age of one hundred. The kernel
of this small, sweet fruit is the primary source of oil for the Hunza, and
many claims are made concerning its healthful properties. Kernels
must be roasted or otherwise cooked before eating. The Hunza leave the
fruit on the tree to dry before harvesting, but we can’t recommend this
method for those in wetter climates! The flesh of the fruit, when cooked,
has a deep toffee flavor. Self fertile. It is not likely to produce well in cool
maritime summers. On Citation rootstock. C
475: $28.50 each
lso known as the Chinese Golden, Mormon
or Large Early Montgamet Apricot. It is late blooming, making it an
excellent choice for higher elevations or late frost areas. The tree is
medium size, precocious and a heavy bearer. Its golden orange medium
size fruit is sweet, firm and juicy. It ripens over a long period of time. It
is winter hardy and self fertile. Zones 4-9. On Marianna 2624 rootstock.
C476: $24.50 each
How To Use Apricots
IN THE KITCHEN: Eat fresh, stew or can. They are wonderful dried, in jams,
nectars and as leather.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Apricots have the most beautiful foliage of the fruit
trees. Leaves are first a bronze color, turning to green as they mature.
Useful Facts
HARDINESS: Zones 5-9 unless noted.
HEIGHT & SPACING: 15 feet.
YIELD: 30-120 pounds per tree.
How To Grow
SOIL: Well drained soil. Prefers a neutral pH
POLLINATION: Self fertile unless noted.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Prune to an open center shape. Fruit
spurs bear several years. Water trees in the summer.
new and exciting
breakthrough for the backyard grower. This new Zaiger introduction
has a delicious flavor. It is a miniature, easily maintained at only eight
feet tall. The abundant fruit is medium size with a bright orange skin.
For Your Health
It has yet to be tested around the nation but is expected to be very cold
Apricots have 3 to 8 times the phytonutrients of peaches or nectarhardy and should do well where apricots thrive. On Citation rootstock,
ines. Fully ripened fruit from your tree is far more nutritious than the
the tree needs a well drained soil. Patent pending. 600 chill hours.
fruit picked semi ripe from a store.
C480: $28.50 each
Order Some
rest on their laurels; we
our cots!
Plum Crosses
We offer many new fabulous plum crosses. Plum is crossed with cherry,
peach, nectarine and apricot. Pluots and Apriums are incredibly sweet
crosses of plum and apricot with a wonderful variety of complex flavors and
colors. Pluots are mostly plum while Apriums are predominately apricot.
Both will thrive where Apricots do well. All the cultivars listed thrive in the
California central valley where they were bred but are still being tested in
other climates! These patented Floyd Zaiger introductions all need hot summers to bring out their sugars and incredible flavors. We’ve chosen several
cultivars that have proven the most cold hardy! However they don’t do well
in high humidity. They are easily maintained at 10-15’ tall. We offer 3-5’
The First True Cherry X Plum Crosses
Pluerry™: is a new fruit type from
the genius of Floyd Zaiger, the first
time we know of that a plum and
cherry have been crossed. Prior to
this, so called Cherry Plums have
just been small plums . This new
dark red fruit with yellow flesh is
a complex interspecific hybrid,
predominantly of plum and cherry
with a hint of peach and apricot
thrown in for good measure. It
looks a lot like a small round plum but the taste is like a tasty plum
infused with cherry flavor. It’s new and unique and will be very popular.
It blooms with late mid season Asian plums and needs a pollinizer.
Flavor King Pluot, Burgundy and Santa Rosa plums have proven good
pollenizers and gardeners will need to experiment to find the best
pollinizers in their region. (See chart on page 48). USDA Zones 6-9.
Needs 450 chill hours. C
356: $28.50 each
NADIA™ CHERRY PLUM NEW! This new rare cherry and plum
cross from Australia has a delicious combination of cherry and plum
flavor. Larger than a cherry and smaller than a plum, it is a cross of the
Black Amber Asian Plum and the Supreme Cherry, an Australian dark
cherry cultivar. The skin is dark red as is the flesh. The fruit is firm, sweet
and juicy. Further evaluation will be needed as to its hardiness and range
of adaptability though judging by its parents it could be hardy in USDA
Zones 5-9. The tree grows to about 15 feet tall and is grafted on St. Julian
A plum rootstock. PP19842. C358: $28.50 each
Most Widely Adapted Pluots
his large freestone
fruit is also called “Dinosaur Egg” . When the
incredibly sweet and delicious red and white
flesh is ripe, the yellow/green skin turns a
dappled maroon and yellow. A frequent
taste test winner for its distinct PlumApricot flavor. Dandy is a good pollinator for
other pluot varieties and among the most
widely adaptable to colder climates. Thin the fruit so it doesn’t overset
and become biennial. On Citation rootstock. Chill hours 500. USDA
Zones 6-9. C376: $24.50 each
FLAVOR GRENADE Enjoy explosive, sweet-as-honey flavor. This
green fruit with a red blush, hangs on the tree and can be eaten for four
to six weeks as it keeps getting sweeter. It
extends the stone fruit season and can be
harvested in October. The fruit will still have
a distinctive crunch. Good reports have
come in from Zone 5 and 6 areas that have
good late-summer heat. Those who can
grow Flavor Grenade successfully are in for
a late-season treat. Pollinized by Japanese
plums or pluots. On Myro 29C. Chill hours
600. USDA Zones 5-9. C377: $24.50 each
FLAVOR SUPREME Flavor Supreme is the
sweetest and most flavorful of all the pluots
and that’s saying a lot. The rich, sweet red flesh
is covered by maroon and green mottled skin.
It needs a Japanese plum or other pluot for
pollination and requires 700 chill hours. On
Myro 29C rootstock. USDA Zones 7-10. C
$24.50 each
BURBANK PLUMCOTLong before the name pluot was concocted,
famed California plant breeder Luther Burbank selected this first
known cross of a plum and apricot in the early 1900’s from thousands of
seedlings. The fruit is the size of an apricot and as you bite into it you first
get the apricot flavor followed by the rich flavor of a Japanese plum. The
skin is yellow with red blush. Use an early blooming Japanese plum as
a pollinizer. Like Japanese plums, it blooms very early in the spring and
rain and frost can affect fruit set. The flavorful fruit ripens over several
weeks. USDA Zones 6-10.C354: $24.50 each
Apriums Rest on Cots
FLAVOR DELIGHT APRIUMThe flesh is yellow
and firm like an apricot but it has a combination of
apricot and plum flavor. The fruit is two inches long
and incredibly sweet. It needs hot summers to bring
out its full flavor. It ripens in mid-July on a vigorous
upright tree that can be maintained at about ten feet
tall. On Marianna 2624. Self-fertile. Patented. USDA
Zones 6-9.C360: $26.50 each
LEAH COT APRIUM A new Zaiger Apricot cross with attractive
orange skin and flesh and a rich apricot flavor. Enjoy heavy crops of very
large flavorful fruit early in the season. Self Fertile. It needs 500 chill
hours. Like other apricots it blooms early in the season and is not suited
for late frost areas including the maritime Northwest. USDA Zones 7-10.
C363: $26.50 each
Rare Peach x Plum Crosses
Zaiger’s Peaches and Nectarines crossed with Plums don’t require as much
summer heat as Plum, Apricot crosses. They ripen early in the season and
they do better in maritime areas though like most peaches they are not
resistant to leaf curl.
TRI LITE PEACHPLUM A rare cross of Peach
and Japanese Plum. The delicious white flesh
has a classic peach flavor with a wonderful plum
aftertaste that is truly unique. It is a clingstone,
very productive, early season ripener with great
flavor canned or eaten fresh. Self-fertile. Enjoy
the showy pink spring flowers. Patent 8393. A Floyd Zaiger selection.
600 chill hours. It does well in hot summers and is a good one to try in
maritime climates. USDA Zones 7-9. On Lovell rootstock. C351: $28.50
Plum Crosses Nectarine
new and unique introduction that truly
tastes like a delicious cross of a plum and
a nectarine. The first NectaplumTM from
Zaiger Hybrids. Spice Zee is a great choice
for the home gardener. It is slightly acidic
and loaded with sugar, giving it a spicy
sweet flavor. Along with great flavor, Spice
Zee is a beautiful ornamental tree with a
tremendous spring bloom followed by dark red leaves in the spring that
mature to a rich green-red in late summer. This variety is self-fruitful and
very productive. USDA Zones 6-10. Patent pending. On Lovell rootstock.
C357: $28.50 each
Peach x Apricot x Plum
his small tree (8
to 10’ tall) is big on the uniqueness scale. A cross
with the fine attributes of three fruits, peach,
apricot, and plum, the fruit has yellow skin blushed
almost completely red with a slightly fuzzy texture
much like an apricot. It is partially freestone and
has yellow flesh and a wonderfully complex flavor. Expect ripe fruit in
early June in California. A Pluot makes the best pollinizer. Needs at least
500 chill hours. Patent pending. On Citation rootstock. C352: $28.50
Combination Crosses
COMBO A combo
with great colors and
flavors. These are Zaiger
introductions. Geo Pride
has red skin and is very
Geo Pride
productive and flavorful.
Emerald Drop is golden and
sweet as honey. Splash is golden and tops in flavor and Flavor Grenade
is green with red flesh. 500 to 600 chill hours. Patented. Pluots need
hot summers to bring out the sweet flavors. As yet untested in colder
climates. Self-fertile. USDA Zones 6-9. On dwarf Citation rootstock.
Varieties include Geo Pride, Splash, Emerald Drop and Flavor
Grenade. C3654: $49.95 each
hese are the most popular and proven Pluot
varieties. They vary in fruit skin color, from yellow to red, making this a
beautiful combination. The fruit is of excellent quality, incredibly sweet,
plum-like, with an apricot aftertaste. It ripens in July and August. The
four varieties are Dapple Dandy, Flavor Queen, Flavor King and
Flavor Supreme. The dwarf tree on Citation rootstock is self-fertile and
will pollinize early ripening Japanese plums. USDA Zones 6-9. C3604:
$49.95 each
Raintree offers a wonderful collection of the most flavorful plums
from around the world. (Prunus species) Plums provide an abundance of delicious fruit with relatively little care. Plums are unique among the fruits in that
they are a very diverse group belonging to fifteen different species and are native
to areas throughout the world. No fruits we can think of come in such a variety
of colors, shapes, sizes and flavors. Our plums are on semi dwarfing Marianna
2624, St. Julian A or Lovell rootstocks unless otherwise noted. They are easily
maintained at an average of from 10-13’ tall and need that spacing. USDA Zones
5-9 unless otherwise noted. Each needs a pollinizer unless noted! We offer
sturdy, well rooted 3-5’ trees.
European Plums
ou will love the dense, rich
flavor. This rosy skinned, yellow fleshed,
productive plum newly introduced by Cornell,
has a very high sugar content. Several pickings,
beginning in late August, are needed for a
complete harvest. Formerly known as NY 101.
On Mariana 2624. Includes $1 royalty.
C054: $26.50 each
We think this is the best late season gage
plum. The well formed tree produces
yellow fruit with red dots and a rich,
aromatic, sweet yellow flesh. The fruit
ripens in late September. On Marianna
2624 rootstock. Self-fertile. C050: $26.50
love its sweet, dense,
rich flavor and beautiful
purple color and large
crops in late August. A
freestone with a small
pit, the tree is upright
and productive. A great
dessert plum. Partially
self fertile. Also called Reine Claude Violette. On Marianna 2624. C
$26.50 each
these uniquely-flavored,
satisfying, rich Gage plums.
Sweet, dense flesh is green and
firm, and the skin is greenish
yellow with a red blush.This
partially self fertile, compact
tree blooms with Rosy Gage and
bears a heavy crop that ripens in late August. On Marianna 2624. C
$26.50 each
eputed in England to be the best late Gage plum, this
self-fertile selection claims rich flavor, sweet, juicy, deep yellow flesh and
yellow-green skin dotted with white. It ripens in late September and
hangs on the tree for several weeks. A favorite since 1843, it is large for a
Gage and produces a reliable crop. The compact tree suits small gardens.
On dwarf Citation rootstock. C010: $24.50 each
OPALOpal ripens in late July, one of the first European plums to ripen.
Enjoy heavy crops of small to medium size reddish purple roundish
plums with a delicious gage like flavor. Opal is self fertile and blooms
with Seneca and Victoria. Opal is very popular in England. On Marianna
2624. C214: $26.50 each
European plums come in many types, colors and flavors.
English Favorites
Gage Plums
Try our plums from England. They each
have fantastic flavor and are the finest
connoisseur fruit in the realm.
Gage plums came from Italy to France in about 1520 where they were named
“Reine Claude”. Brought to England in 1720 by Sir William Gage, he soon lost
the labels. These delicious fruits, ideal for dessert or jams, have thereafter
been named after him. Raintree recommends you purchase a permanent
label for each fruit tree, thereby assuring no plums will be named for you.
Other Gages, Coe’s Golden, Stanley and Prune d’ Ente are great Gage pollinizers.
EARLY LAXTON This beautiful
pink-orange oblong freestone plum
with delicious yellow meaty flesh is
the season’s first European plum to
ripen. Each year the tree overflows
with fruit. In 1916 it received the
British Award of Merit. The fruit is
high in Vitamin C and is rated tops for
cooking. The tree is upright, care-free
and needs a pollinizer. On Marianna 2624 rootstock.C100A: $26.50
his is the original Gage plum, the famous
Reine Claude Doree from France. Connoisseurs
prize the small, yellow/green plums that ripen in
August or September for their incredible sweet
juicy flavor. From Andy Mariani’s orchard. Plant
another Gage plum for pollination. On Marianna
2624. USDA Zones 6-9. C015: $28.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
legendary oblong,
golden plum introduced in 1800 at Bury St.
Edmunds, England. The medium to large fruits
have straw-yellow skin and golden flesh. The
plums are incredibly sweet and juicy and have a
pocket of intense apricot-like flavor. The freestone
fruit ripens in October on vigorous, healthy trees,
extending the plum season. It needs a pollinizer.
C060 (Marianna 2624): $28.50 each; C060A
(Myro 29C): $28.50 each
KIRKE’S BLUE Introduced
by Joseph Kirke of London in
1830, this large, round, dark
blue plum is still the finest
flavored of all. Each August,
trees at the Wisley Royal
Horticultural gardens produce
incomparable freestone fruit
with yellow, drippingly juicy flesh and a fantastic flavor. A challenge to
grow successfully, it needs a pollinizer. C
160A: $32.50 each
Victoria Would Like to Introduce
Her Swedish Cousin!
VICTORIA I n late August of
each year, trees in English gardens
overflow with these incredibly
productive, colorful large oval pink
plums. The flesh is a golden yellow
and sweet. It is self fertile, freestone
and prized for canning and jam. A
seedling found in Sussex in 1840, it is England’s most widely planted
plum. Now Americans can enjoy it too. On Marianna 2624 rootstock.
C290: $24.50 each
JUBILEUM Enjoy loads of flavorful large
pink/purple plums on this sturdy self fertile
tree. Jubileum was bred in Sweden. It is
similiar to Victoria but ripens a week earlier in
August and has larger fruit. Great for eating
or processing. C053A: (Marianna 2624):
$26.50 each
Try Our Selection of Prune Plums!
What makes a plum a prune is that it can be dried. Our prune plums are also
great for fresh eating and cooking!
ITALIAN PRUNE ( Sehome strain) The Italian
prune is famous for reliability and heavy setting.
It’s a large purple freestone plum with yellow-green
flesh. It is great for drying and canning. Self-fertile.
Fruit ripens in late August. C120 (Myro 29C):
$23.50 each; C120B (Marianna 2624): $23.50
SCHOOLHOUSETMA large oval, bright yellow
plum with excellent flavor. It appears to be a
prune type plum. Its bright yellow color makes
it unique. It ripens in mid September and is
extremely productive and reliable. It is named
for the schoolhouse where it was found in Pt.
Townsend, WA. It was brought to us by James
Fritz. On Marianna 2624 rootstock. C115: $26.50 each
LONG JOHNThis unusual looking, large elongated prune plum is
pointed on both ends and a beautiful blue-purple color. The vigorous
tree is loaded with delicious, sweet aromatic, firm freestone fruit.
The flesh is amber colored. Somewhat self fertile, it benefits by being
pollinized by another prune plum. From the New York State fruit testing
program and hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. Tested to be one of the highest in
antioxidents. C170: $26.50 each
STANLEYA flavorful, very large purple prune
plum. Excellent for eating fresh, drying or jam. A
heavy bearer, self fertile and freestone. C250 (St.
Julian A): $24.50 each; C250A (Marianna
2624): $24.50 each
MOUNT ROYALEvery August, a
huge crop of delicious plums ripen
in abundant clusters on this hardy,
European plum tree. The mediumsize, round, blue plums with yellow
flesh are excellent for fresh eating,
canning, drying or freezing. The
self-fertile tree, developed in Quebec
prior to 1903, is the hardiest and most
widely adapted of the tested European
plums and is a heavy annual
producer. USDA Zones 4-8. C181 (Marianna 2624): $24.50 each;
C181A (St. Julian A): $24.50 each
PRUNE D’ENTE 707 This self fertile French prune plum is most
highly prized in its home country for large, very sweet fruit with violetred skin and yellow flesh. In the tradition of the renowned “Agen”
prunes, this clone has a high sugar and low water content, making it
superior for drying. Newly available to American gardeners, the fruit
is delicious eaten fresh or dried, stewed or made into jams. In France,
it blooms in mid season and matures in early September. This cultivar
is from Andy Mariani’s orchard. On Marianna 2624 rootstock. C
$28.50 each
cooking, drying and fresh eating,
this high quality, medium-size, blue
plum has yellow/green flesh. Bred in
Germany about 1920, it is partially self
fertile, blooms with Early Laxton and
Bavay Gage and bears early season.
On Marianna 2624 rootstock. C125A:
$24.50 each
early ripening purple dessert plum from Belgium. Its medium size fruit
ripens in August. It needs a pollinizer and it blooms with Victoria. C
$26.50 each
SENECA This very large plum is sweet, delicious
and freestone. It has beautiful red skin and yellow
flesh. It is a regular bearer on an upright vigorous
tree. Enjoy the fruit fresh, dried or canned. It
needs a pollinizer and ripens in early September.
An introduction from the N.Y. Experiment
Station, it has proven one of the best European
plums in the WSU Mount Vernon tests. On
Marianna 2624. C220A: $26.50 each
Approximate Plum Ripening Order
Purple Gage
Mr. Hatif
Persian Green
Kirke’s Blue
Geneva Mirabelle
St. Catherine
E. Golden
Gras Romanesc
Sanctus Hubertus
K. Comet
Mt. Royal
K. Delight
Rosy Gage
R. Claude Doree
W.Santa Rosa
Reine de Mir.
Golden Nectar
Gros Ameleriot
Emerald Beaut
E. Laxton
G. Trans. Gage
R. Gerstetter
Prune d Ente 707
Parfume d’ Sept.
Blues Jam
M de Nancy
Bavay Gage
M. de Metz
Coe’s Golden
Jam Session
Cambridge Gage
Raintree Nursery offers the world’s most flavorful plums!
The Olde and the New
ST. CATHERINEOriginating in France about 1700, this small oval
late season heirloom plum has a juicy sweet and flavorful golden flesh.
The ripe skin has a grey bloom. Enjoy them fresh or dried. On Marianna
2624. C117A: $24.50 each
Five Incredible Mirabelles
Mirabelles are a type of plum, not a variety. Our customers have shown great interest in these flavorful
small jewels. Plant two different varieties for best
pollinization. All the Mirabelles are on Marianna
2624 rootstock. USDA Zones 5-9.
his variety is a hit
in farmers’ markets throughout France, eaten fresh or made into Brandy.
As good today as it was in 1790. It ripens in August. Nancy and Metz are
cities in Northeastern France. The fruit is more oval in shape and the tree
a more upright grower than the Geneva cultivar. C
207: $32.50 each
GENEVA MIRABELLE This small yellow plum with yellow flesh
and red dots on the skin is interesting to look
at and delicious. It is incredibly productive and
full of flavor. Great for tarts, compotes, canning
or making jams. Eat this freestone plum in late
August. Formerly known as Mirabelle 858, it is
a selection from Cornell in Geneva N.Y. The tree
habit is spreading. Includes $1 royalty. C205:
$28.50 each
REINE DE MIRABELLE True to its name
which translates as “Queen of the Mirabelles,”
this regal yellow plum exceeds others in size
and claims yellow skin and superb flavor. It
ripens later than other Mirabelles and is prized
in Europe as a culinary plum, for fresh eating
and for luscious preserves. It may be a Mirabelle
x Gage plum cross. On Marianna 2624. C
$32.50 each
name this sweet Mirabelle plum from France
is highly flavored and aromatic. It ripens two
weeks later than other Mirabelles, holds well on
the tree and can be picked for three weeks, so it
extends the season. The self-fertile tree produces
loads of small, yellow-orange fruit. Both fruit
and leaves are sometimes streaked with white, a
naturally occurring trait specific to this cultivar.
A wonderful fruit, finally available to American
gardeners C
202: $32.50 each
MIRABELLE DE METZThese soft, sweet, exquisitely flavored plums
are small-stoned and yellow dotted with red. This very old, French
cultivar ripens in late summer and produces heavily. On Marianna 2624.
C208: $32.50 each
Three Delicious Europeans Via Orcas Island
delicious oblong European plum with pink/purple skin
and orange flesh. Selected from a thousand seedlings by the father of
Ed Suij a fruit breeder from Holland. Suij grows it on Orcas Island in
Washington state. It is named for a drop of “gum” that forms on its tip. A
favorite at the innovative Bullock Brother’s Permaculture Homestead on
Orcas Island. On Marianna 2624. C051: $24.50 each
onsieur Hatif de Montmorency is an excellent
culinary European plum. It is a roundish medium size freestone purple
plum with golden yellow flesh that ripens in August. It is also known as
Early Orleans. It is an old variety brought from France to England and
on to the U.S. Reportedly self fertile. On Myro 29C.C175: $26.50 each;
C175A (Marianna 2624): $26.50 each
You Won’t Mind Getting Caught in This Jam
BLUES JAMTMThis amazing tree produces
so many fruits, they look from a distance like
thick dark blue ropes covering the branches.
These small “Damson” type plums have
a sweet/tart dense flesh and make great
preserves. The tree is partially self fertile,
upright, disease resistant and easy to grow,
setting huge crops in late September. From
Cornell. On Marianna rootstock.C215: $26.50 each
JAM’S SESSIONTMA blues jam session. Cornell has released this
beautiful, heavily productive small freestone plum for the making
of a rich flavored Damson plum jam or sauce. Its parentage is open
pollinated X Late Muscatel. Its skin is bright blue and flesh yellow. The
tree looks beautiful in mid September, loaded with thousands of ripe
blue fruit. Also called NY 111. C182: $26.50 each
Eastern European Gems
GRAS AMELIORATThis small round plum from Romania has a
delicious and very sweet flavor. The fruit is red/purple over a yellow
ground color with yellow flesh that clings to the pit. It ripens in
September and needs a pollinizer. On Marianna rootstock. C213:
$24.50 each
POZEGACA A unique introduction to American gardeners! Also
known as Hauszwetsche. In Eastern Europe, Pozegaca is famous for
many processing purposes including preserves and brandy. An old, high
quality type of plum, it has many clones, which have been developed
over centuries. Our’s comes from the Cornell Geneva Station. The fruit
is small to medium sized with blue skin and a waxy bloom. The flesh
is firm, greenish or amber with high sugar and a good acid balance.
The pit separates easily. It is self fruitful with an upright tree form. The
prolific small fruit forms in thick blue ropes and hangs well on the tree
for several weeks after maturity. C185 (Marianna 2624): $26.50 each;
C185B (Myro 29C): $26.50 each
Exciting New Plums From Russia
A great find for Northern gardeners. These Russian plums succeed in
cold climates where others fail. They consistently produce large crops
with little or no care. These cultivars were bred by Gennady Eremin. A $1 per
tree royalty is included to support his further research!
his unique, dwarf plum tree
from Krymsk, Russia, is very productive and easy
to grow. The self-fertile tree bears 2-inch long,
teardrop-shaped, fruits that turn purple/red when
fully ripe in late-July. The bright yellow, clingstone
flesh is very sweet and the tart skin resists cracking.
Spreading trees reach 10’ tall and thrive in cold
climates and in the Pacific Northwest. On Marianna 2624 rootstock.
USDA Zones 4-9. C
062: $28.50 each
KUBAN DELIGHT When this plum ripens
in early August, it wins taste tests for its juicy
combination of tart skin and sweet flesh. The
small, round fruits have reddish-purple skin
and yellow-orange flesh. A very productive,
disease resistant selection. On Marianna 2624
rootstock. USDA Zones 4-9.C064: $28.50
BLAU DE BELGIQUE Noted as a culinary favorite, this medium size
roundish purple plum with sweet, firm golden flesh is nearly freestone.
It is heavily productive and ripens in mid season. It needs a pollinizer
and bloom between Bavay, Coe’s and Victoria. A favorite of the Bullock
brothers in western Washington. Also called Belgian Purple is developed
in Belgium about 1850. On Marianna 2624 rootstock. C023: $24.50
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Japanese Plums
Japanese plums are a great choice for the beginner. They are easy to
grow and so precocious that they often fruit in the nursery row. Of all the
fruits we offer, the Japanese Plums are the most productive and easiest
to successfully grow! They are great for fresh eating, cooking and preserves. USDA Zones 5-9 unless
otherwise noted.
n impressive new Asian plum from
New Zealand. The fruit is large and yellow with a
red blush as it ripens and the flesh is yellow. It is
a heavy cropper ripening in August. It is partially
self fertile. The tree is vigorous and spreading. On
Myro 29C rootstock. C173: $28.50 each
BEAUTY Beauty is the richest flavored
Japanese plum. It has a wonderful blend
of flavors that melt in your mouth.
The tree is fast growing and extremely
productive. It starts fruiting in the
nursery rows. The bright red, medium
size fruit has amber streaked red flesh.
The fruit is reminiscent of Santa Rosa,
and it is self-fruitful. Fruit ripens early
August, but like all Japanese plums, it
does not keep. On Marianna 2624. C020A: $24.50 each
METHLEY Methley is the most reliable and
easiest to grow fruit tree we offer. Every year in
July, before any other tree fruit is ripe, our tree
is loaded with hundreds of sweet, medium
size, reddish purple plums. They ripen over
ten days and don’t keep but, oh are they good
for fresh eating, cooking and preserves. The
tree is an early, regular bearer and self-fertile.
It’s a Japanese plum hybrid. On Marianna
2624. C180A: $24.50 each
Flavor Packed Red Leaf Plums
his versatile plum tree is
beautiful in all seasons. It’s loaded with showy
pink blossoms early each spring. The leaves of
this 12 foot tall ornamental are purple and disease
resistant. In August it produces an abundance of
large round dark red plums with deep red flesh.
They are delicious when eaten fresh and make a
beautiful jelly. Self-fertile. On Marianna 2624. C130A: $24.50 each
COCHECO A red leafed plum that is both beautiful and productive. It is
an upright, vigorous tree with attractive, flavorful round pinkish orange
fruit with yellow flesh. Developed by Elwyn Meader of New Hampshire,
it is disease resistant, very winter hardy and easy to grow. Ripens in late
July. It needs a Japanese plum as a pollinizer. C057: $26.50 each
More Beauties
Use as a focal point in your
edible landscape. It has a
beautiful weeping habit
and grows to 8’ tall. Enjoy
attractive white blossoms
in early spring. The fruit is
identical in flavor and size
but not as productive as the
regular Santa Rosa. Patented
by Zaiger. On Myro 29C. Self-fertile. C300: $26.50 each
GOLDEN NECTAR Famous for its
complex melon and honey-like flavor
with hint-of-gardenia aroma, this large,
yellow, oblong dessert plum deserves
a place in the garden. The firm amber
flesh, which separates easily from a
small freestone pit, is superb either
dried or fresh. A seedling of Mariposa,
the productive, self-fertile tree needs
only 500 hours of chilling. It ripens in
August in California but needs more
summer heat to ripen than regularly
occurs in the Pacific Northwest. On
Citation rootstock. C052: $26.50 each
SHIRO A large, round yellow plum
with an excellent, sweet flavor and
sunshine yellow translucent flesh. The
tree is incredibly prolific. It ripens midAugust and is partially self-fertile. The
fruit is ridiculously juicy. Wear a bib!
On Marianna 2624. C240A: $24.50
EMERALD BEAUT A delicious and
unusual late season plum. Ripe fruit holds
on the tree longer than any other stone
fruit - two months or more. It continues to
sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet,
but it remains crisp and crunchy! The
Beaut has green skin, which gets yellower
as it fully ripens and yellow/orange
freestone flesh. It needs 6-700 chill hours.
Beauty Plum or a pluot are good pollinizers.
Zaiger ®. Pat. 9162. On Citation rootstock.
C047: $24.50 each
EARLY GOLDENA medium sized
round yellow plum with a red blush
and golden flesh. It ripens a heavy crop
of delicious fruit with an apricot like
flavor in July, two weeks before Shiro.
It is the best Asian plum for making
jams and liquors. It is a vigorous tree
and a consistent and heavy bearer at
Raintree. It needs a pollinizer. USDA
Zones 5-10. On Marianna 2624. C045:
$26.50 each
A Hardy Japanese American Hybrid
OBILNAJA This worldly Russian-bred plum, a hardy cross between
Japanese and Myrobalan plums,
comes from Yalta on the Black
Sea. The partially self-fertile tree
produces a heavy crop of mediumsize, firm, red plums with excellent
flavor, yellow/pink flesh and very
small pits. Fruit ripens early season,
about August 5. For best fruit set,
choose another Japanese plum
as a pollinizer. On Marianna 2624
rootstock. C210: $26.50 each
roving its name since 1933,
this very hardy Asian-American hybrid
from Minnesota remains a favorite. The
very large fruit has dark red skin and
delicious meaty yellow flesh. It blooms with
and is pollinized by late blooming Japanese
plums like Shiro, Emerald Beaut or a wild
American plum. The tree bears a heavy
crop of pointed, clingstone fruit at an early
age. Plums ripen in August, and keep well
on the tree. USDA Zones 4-9. On Marianna
2624. C275A: $24.50 each
Japanese plums are incredibly productive!
W. Santa
K. Burgundy
This self-fertile, hardy tree on
peach rootstock will grow 12-15’
tall and provide loads of red and
purple fruit for canning, drying
and fresh eating. Victoria,
Seneca, Italian and Early
Laxton are the varieties. On Lovell rootstock.C3204: 4x1 Combo $42.50;
C3203: 3x1 Combo $36.50; C3202: 2x1 Combo $28.50 each
E. Golden
2x1 COMBO PLUM — SPRITE/DELIGHT I t produces tons of delicious fruit
each year at Raintree. The plums are round, sweet medium size, freestone, with a
purple black skin and tasty yellow flesh. Eat them off the tree in August for almost
a month. They thrive in most of the nation in USDA Zones 4-9. They pollinize with
each other and with our other Japanese Plums. Patented. A Myrobalan Japanese
plum cross. It will grow to 8-10’ tall. On Citation rootstock.C2702: $29.95 each
Early Plums
Including Asians
Combo Plums
E. Golden
K. Burgundy
sian plum trees have a wide pleasing form. Add the
lantern looking yellow, red and purple fruit of this self-fertile tree and you’ll have a
beautiful, unusual edible ornamental. Enjoy Hollywood, Shiro, Methley and
Beauty. Asian Plums are the easiest to grow and most productive of the fruit trees!
C3454: 4x1 Combo $42.50; C3453: 3x1 Combo $36.50 each
W. Santa
(Sorry! Because there are so many possible combinations, we cannot choose
which varieties will be missing from any of our 3x1 or 2x1 combo trees!)
Useful Facts
SUN: Full sun.
Our plum trees are mostly on
semi dwarf rootstocks. While
ulimate size will vary with pruning, cultivar, climate and soil type,
Marianna 2624, St. Julian A and
Lovell can be usually maintained
at 10-12’ height and spacing. Citation and Krymsk 1 at 8 to 10’ and
Krymsk 86 and Myro 29C at about
15’. Marianna 2624 is the most
tolerant of very wet soils.
HARVEST: July-October.
HARDINESS: USDA Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted.
ORIGIN: Europe, Japan and North
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: The European plums grow well on heavy soils.
Japanese plums prefer lighter
loamy soils. Like the other fruits,
For Your
Plums are rich
in vitamins
and minerals. Dark
red and blue
skinned plums
are high in
Mirabelles are
high in beta
carotene and
Vitamin A.
Not a pollinizer
Partially self fertile
Acceptable pollinizer
Select the variety to produce fruit from the left side of the charts.
Potential pollen parents are listed across the top of the charts.
S. Hubertus
Kirke’s Blue
G. Trans. Gage
Mir. de Nancy
Geneva Mir.
Mir. Metz
Reine de. Mir
P. de Sept.
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Reine de. Mir
P. de Sept.
Mir. Metz
Geneva Mir.
Mir. de Nancy
G. Trans. Gage
Kirke’s Blue
S. Hubertus
Blues Jam
Mt. Royal
Purple Gage
R. Gerstetter
Jam Session
Prune d’Ente
Rosy Gage
European Plums
Coes Golden
Bavay Gage
IN THE KITCHEN: Plums can be
eaten fresh, canned or made into
leathers or used for jams and jellies. The varieties which are best
suited for drying are referred to
as prunes. Prunes can be stewed
or made into pastry filling.
plum trees tend to be 10-15 feet
tall and upright with attractive
deep green foliage. Japanese
plums tend to be more spreading.
They have a lighter colored foliage. All are adorned with beautiful white to slightly pink flowers
in the spring. Japanese plums are
amongst the first to flower and
mark the beginning of spring.
they prefer a slightly acidic soil.
Our plum rootstocks are tolerant
of a wide variety of soils.
European types can be grown as
a central leader tree and don’t
require much thinning or pruning when mature. Fruit is born on
spurs and also on new wood. Japanese plums are best grown with
open centers
and are very
bushy, requiring thinning of
E. Laxton
Some plums
are reliably
Coes Golden
self fertile.
However many Rosy Gage
plums need
Prune d’Ente
a pollenizer.
Jam Session
Also plums
Purple Gage
are a diverse
R. Gerstetter
group and
Mt. Royal
some varietSchoolhouse
ies’ pollen is
not fully compatible with
Blues Jam
all others.
E. Laxton
How To Use Plums
Grow a Hedge of Cherry-Like Plums
Plant a group of these seedlings to make a great edible hedge. They thrive in
the north where many other cherries and plums fail. You need two for pollination. USDA Zones 3-8.
Mume Japanese
Flowering Apricot
(Prunus tomentosa) Harvest
flavorful, tart cherry-like plums
in early summer, from beautiful
dwarf trees. They will grow into
wide, bushy 10-12’ tall trees or can
be planted 4-5’ apart to make an
edible hedge. The 1/2” fruit can
be eaten fresh or used in pies or
jelly. This plum and cherry relative
is native to central Asia and is a
popular fruiting plant in Russia. It
is tolerant of drought and needs a
well drained soil. It doesn’t do well
in the Pacific NW or other areas
where brown rot is a problem. 2-3’ seedling bushes.D520: $6.50 each;
5+: $4.50 each; 10+: $3.50 each
(Prunus armeniaca mume) These are the
legendary Japanese flowering Apricot
trees with unusually beautiful bright
“green” branches and loads of delicate
pink almond scented flowers.They
flower very early in the spring and can
be frosted and lose the crop but not their
beauty. The cut flowers are unequaled
in early spring. In Japan and other parts
of the Orient, the ripe fruit is made into
apricot brandy or jam. Green fruit is
used to scent tea, candied, boiled, made
into a vinegar, preserved in sugar or
often pickled in salt to make “Umeboshi”. Each is partially self-fertile but
select two varieties for better pollination. These gorgeous trees grow to 15’ or
more. Zones 5-9.
Beach Plums
PEGGY CLARKE Selected for its fully double rose pink fragrant
flowers. It also produces edible fruit. C447: $26.50 each
KANKO BAI A superior ornamental variety, this beauty is prized for its
gorgeous, fuchsia-red blooms, red tinted foliage, and orange red fruit.
The small (to 15’), self-fertile tree blooms in late winter and produces tart,
apricot-like fruit. C446: $26.50 each
BUNGO A cross of regular apricot and “mume”. Enjoy single pink very
late season flowers and the largest of “mume” fruit up to 2” in diameter.
C445 (Myro 29C): $26.50 each
(Prunus maritima) The
Beach Plum is a fruiting
shrub native to coastal
dunes of the Northeastern
U.S. Since colonial times,
people have collected wild
fruit to make preserves and
jelly. Today, native stands
still support a cottage beach
plum product industry in the
Northeast. They usually grow
as bushes less than 10’ tall at
maturity and produce small
round plums that can vary
in color. Select two seedlings
or one and a grafted variety
for pollination. They don’t
produce well in the Pacific
315 (2-3’ seedling bushes): $5 each;
5+: $3.50 each
JERSEYGrafted cultivar producing tasty red plums. On Marianna 2624.
C305A: $26.50 each
Plum Pollination Notice: We do not always know the relative bloom
times or ripening times of every cultivar we are offering. If a variety
isn’t listed, choose a mid-season pollinizer. Also, European plums
have some pollination incompatibilities even when bloom time overlaps. Since most test plantings are of many varieties it is impossible
and also not necessary to know which cultivar is pollinizing which
other cultivar. We offer many of the world’s best tasting plums, and
we suggest unless the cultivar you select is self fertile that you
choose several different cultivars to maximize pollination and fruit
set. Cutbacks in funding for fruit variety trials have also made reliable bloom time information harder to obtain.
(Mespilus germanica)
Although little known
in the U.S., medlars have
been grown in Europe
for thousands of years.
They are attractive small,
self-fertile trees that grow
to 10’ with healthy foliage,
white flowers and unusual
1 inch diameter round
fruits that are collected
in the fall, after the first
frosts. When picked, the fruits are much too hard to eat immediately. If allowed to ripen for a few weeks in a cool lighted place they undergo a process
called ‘bletting’ and become soft, spicy and very rich. Enjoy the cinnamonapple sauce flavor scooped out with a spoon or made into a delicious jam. On
OHxF 97 rootstock. 3-5’ trees. Zone 5-9.
mong the largest of the Medlars, with fruit to two
inches in diameter. The fruit is flavorful. The tree habit is compact.
D006: $28.50 each
MONSTRUEUSE DE EVREINOFF The name refers to the large 2
1/2” yellow/brown, fruit with pinkish brown flesh. The taste is described
as “pleasant, well balanced between sweet and almost syrupy with the
edge of acidity that delights connoisseurs.” Developed near Montauban
France by M. Evreinoff.D007: $28.50 each
MARRONHighly productive, with large fruit that has flavorful pulp.
009: $26.50 each
s a ‘Brit’ I was thrilled to find so many fruit varieties I grew up with
in your catalog. I spent many happy hours under a Victoria plum tree
gorging and giggling over boys. Your trees are a tasty way of sharing
a special part of my culture with my kids. Thanks again.
-- B. T. Lebanon, OR
SULTAN A desirable lemon-shaped cultivar with lemon fragrance
found in the markets of Turkey. We obtained it from the germplasm
repository in Corvallis Oregon. The medium size tart fruit ripens early
for a quince, in late September and keeps until December. D
$28.50 each
What do medlars and fast food french fries have in common? They were both cooked in ancient Greece.
A Word About Rootstocks
MM 111 - R110
Produces a semi-standard heavy bearing, precocious, well anchored tree about
20 feet tall. This rootstock has fiberous roots and does well in a wide variety of
soils. It is hardy to -35° F. Or, graft an 8” piece of Bud 9 to it and make a well rooted,
dwarf interstem.
We make virus free rootstock available to the backyard grower who
wishes to start his or her own
The choice of rootstock has much
to do with tree performance. The
rootstock is the major factor in
determining the size of the tree, its
cold hardiness and tolerance of wet
or dry conditions. It helps determine how soon the tree will bear
and some of the diseases to which it
will be resistant.
Raintree offers fruit trees grown
on superior dwarfing rootstocks.
The following rootstock information will also help you understand
more about successfully caring for
your Raintree fruit trees.
Remember that with any rootstock, the ultimate height of the tree
depends not only on the rootstock
but on the variety grafted, the type
of soil and the methods of pruning and care. You may graft on to
patented rootstocks but may not
reproduce the rootstock itself.
Rootstocks Are Sent in February
This plum rootstock is also known as VVA 1. Plums and apricots grown on
this dwarfing rootstock have proven precocious. An excellent choice for home
orchardists, the rootstock produces a tree about half the size of standard and it
has shown excellent results when grown in heavy soils. (PPAF) Includes $1 per
rootstock royalty.
Despite our best efforts to have them ready earlier, it is always February,
sometimes early March, before we can send you the rootstocks. They may
therefore be sent separately from the rest of your order.
Rootstock prices are listed on the next page.
A Russian suckerless rootstock that produces a full-size, 25’ to 35’ tree. Hardy
to -50°F. Wide soil adaptability. Produces large yellow, flavorful apples if allowed to fruit.
Native NW crab for very wet sites. Natural semi-dwarf.
Grape Rootstock
101-14 - R230
This understock imparts phylloxera resistance. It also increases the winter
hardiness of the variety. The rootstock allows the grape variety to ripen one
to two weeks earlier, making it possible to ripen varieties which otherwise
would not mature. USDA Zones 5-10.
Plum, Apricot, Almond & Peach Rootstock
Grafting works well with plums, almonds and apricots. Peaches and peach
rootstock, won’t usually take with winter grafting and need to be budded in
summer. USDA Zones 4-9.
MARIANNA 2624 - R401
This plum rootstock will produce a semi dwarf tree maintained from 10 to
15 feet tall. It does very well on wet soils and tolerates a variety of soils. It is
compatible as an understock for plums and some almonds and apricots.
(Prunus armeniaca) It is compatible with all apricot varieties and some other
stone fruits, it makes a vigorous tree. Works best on lighter soils.
Apple Rootstock
EMLA 27 - R020
Can be maintained at only four to six feet in height. It is well suited for growing in a container or a small yard. Trees grafted on EMLA 27 bear early and
heavily. It needs staking. It is hardy to -25° F. This rootstock is patented and
it may not be reproduced without permission of the patent holder. USDA
Zones 4-9
Pear & Quince Rootstock
OHxF stock is compatible with all European pear varieties, it can also be used
as a dwarfing understock for Asian pears or medlar but not for quince. It
induces early production and is winter hardy at least to -20° F. It does well on
a variety of soils.
OHxF 333 PEAR - R225
EMLA 26 - R060
OHxF 97 - R119
A very dwarfing apple rootstock similiar to EMLA 9 but more hardy. Trees
can be maintained at 6 to 10’ in height. Requires staking. USDA Zones 3-9.
It will produce a dwarf tree that can be maintained from 8-14 feet tall. Does
well in most soils. It is hardy to -40° F. Produces fruit in 2-3 years. Can be
grown free standing but needs staking on windy sites. It doesn’t sucker
much in the orchard. USDA Zones 4-9.
EMLA 7 - R100
Produces a semi dwarf tree maintained from 11-16 feet tall. Trees can begin
bearing in 3-4 years. It is hardy to -35° F. and does well on wet soils. Suckers
need to be removed each year. USDA Zones 4-9.
GENEVA 30 - R010
Good resistance to crown rot and fire blight, this rootstock produces trees
about 11-16’ tall. It is similar to EMLA 7, but has better anchorage, higher
production and fewer burr knots. Stake for the first few years. USDA Zones
4-9. Survival improves after grafting if you don’t cut rootstock’s new lower
side limbs until new growth is established.
MM 106 - R105
Semi-dwarf rootstock slightly bigger than M7 that does well on a variety of
soils. USDA Zones 4-9.
This Old Home x Farmingdale cross, Brooks selection, (abbreviated OHxF)
grows 75% of standard produces a tree that can be maintained at 15 feet tall.
Produces a full-size pear tree. It is precocious, winter hardy, resistant to
fireblight and pear decline.
OHxF 87 - R118
Grows 75% of standard. Induces early, heavy bearing. Works well for Asian
and European pears and is very winter hardy.
QUINCE BA 29c - R227
Makes a 10-15’ semi -dwarf tree. Compatible with Cydonia Quince and some
European pears. It is tolerant of wet soils. USDA Zones 6-9.
have not ordered from Raintree before. After unpacking my plants I
can report that the person that packed my plants had excellent packing
skills and exhibited respect for the plants and the recipient.
-- W.P. Tulsa, OK
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Cherry Rootstock
Order rootstocks on the regular order form.
- R117
(PPAF) A hybrid of P. fruticosa x lannesiana. Larger in size than Gisela 5®,
trees can be maintained at 15’. Non suckering, precocious and compatible with all cherries. Developed by Russian breeder Gennady Eremin at
the Krymsk Vavilov Institute. Royalties go to support his program. This
rootstock is patented and may not be reproduced without permission of the
patent holder. Also called VSL 2. USDA Zones 4-9. Includes $1 per rootstock
COLT - R115
Colt produces a 3/4 size tree that can be maintained at 20 to 30 feet in height.
It tolerates a wide variety of soils, but produces a smaller tree in wetter soils.
USDA Zones 4-9.
• EMLA 26, EMLA 7, EMLA 27, Bud 9, Geneva 30,
MM106, MM 111 & Antonovka Apple; Marianna 2624,
Apricot Seedling & OHxF 333, 87 & 97 Pear; Colt Cherry
& Quince BA29C:
• Each one $3.50; 5+: $3.00 each; 10+; $2.50 each; 25+ $1.85 each
• Krymsk 1 Plum & Krymsk 5 Cherry:
$4 each; 5+: $3.50 each; 10+: $3 each; 25+: $2.50 each
• 101-14 Grape, Malus Fusca: $5 each; 5+: $4.50 each; 10+:
Different rootstocks can’t be combined for quantity discounts. We offer 1/4”
caliper rootstocks, the size used by commercial nurseries. Pear and plum
rootstocks are grown from cuttings, so they may have a bend at the bottom
of the new growth.
Rootstocks will not be available for shipping until mid-February.
Orders including rootstocks will begin being shipped at that time.
More Grafting Supplies
See page 87 for descriptions.
Grafting bands
Budding bands
Chip budding tape
Permanent labels
Box of permanent labels T485B
1 quart Farwell Tree Heal T180
Grafting leaflet
Starting Your Own (Stooling or mound layering for apples, plums and cherries)
1. Plant the rootstock in your
garden one foot apart. Let it
grow through the season.
755: $39.50
quality Swiss folding knife with
a stainless steel blade. This high
quality, economical right-handed
knife will make your propagating
much easier. T750: $19.95 each
2.Cut it off at ground
level the following
3. During the next (and
each following) spring
and early summer it will
send up shoots. Every
couple of weeks, hill up
sawdust or dirt around
the new shoots, always
leaving the terminal bud
exposed to continue
its growth. Sawdust is
4. The following winter,
use your hands to pull
the sawdust away.
Cut off the now rooted
shoots at the base of the
mother plant.
T245: $75 each
5. Use the rootstocks
for bench grafting,
or if they are slightly
too small, plant them
for summer budding. Those which are
smaller can be planted
in a bed and grown
another year.
Rootstock Propagation
Tips on Grafting Rootstocks
Plums, cherries and pears are often done by hardwood cuttings in the
fall or early winter. Stoolbeds are often used for apples. For cuttings, use
pencil size new wood and cut about 10 inches long. Using bottom heat will
increase success but plums often root if just stuck in the field. Lovell peach
is grown from seeds.
How to collect scionwood: Cut vigorous, pencil-size (1/4” diameter)
wood when the tree is dormant (Dec-Feb.). Select only last year’s new
healthy growth. It’s at the end of branches and has flat vegetative buds not
plump fruit buds.
Storing the scionwood: You need pieces only 4-6” long for grafting.
However, you can store pieces a foot long or more. Label each variety. A
piece of masking tape and magic marker works well. Dip the scionwood
in a solution of one tablespoon Clorox to one gallon of water and dry off.
Place the scionwood in a plastic bag. Wet a paper towel and wring it out.
Put it in the bag with the scionwood and seal. Keep refrigerated until you
Grafting: The booklet (S050: $2.95) shows you how. Determine how
high to graft on rootstock by matching the size of rootstock and scionwood. Use a grafting band. (T240: Bundle of 10 $1.50)
Also consider purchasing a grafting knife or an Omega grafting tool,
which can make grafts easier for beginners or people uncomfortable with
a sharp knife.
After care: Keep the roots moist. “Callus” the graft by keeping it at room
temperature for about ten days before planting it in a nursery or garden
area where it’s easy to care for. After one or two years, plant it in your
orchard. For more complete grafting instructions, buy our grafting leaflet.
(S050: $2.95 each)
Planting Your Grafted Rootstock
Graft at the rootstock height where the size of scion and rootstock most
closely match. It is often best to plant the grafted rootstock in a garden
or easy to care for area, spaced about 18 inches apart for one or two years
before planting the tree into your orchard. Use your fingers or pruners
to keep any buds from growing below the graft union. Choose only one
vigorous branch to tie up to start your new trunk and prune off any other
branches that start to grow.
Custom Grafting by Appointment Only
How to Rescue Heirloom Varieties: You may want to save an old
variety by collecting scionwood from that tree and grafting the wood on to
a new rootstock. Or we can do the grafting for you if you bring the dormant
scionwood to the nursery. Call us first for details and an appointment.
We charge $5 per graft plus the cost of the rootstock. (Less for quantities
of 10 or more of a variety! Ask our horticultrist for a price quote.) We can
do grafting for you or teach you to do it at our annual Raintree classes.
We offer grafting classes! See page 92 for more info.
Make your own fruit trees ... Here are the materials you need to suceed!
(Diospyros species)
Both Asian and
American persimmons are very
beautiful trees that
produce delicious,
sweet orange fruit.
All the trees we offer are grafted and
will have superior
quality fruit on an early bearing tree. We can ship only Izu, Coffee Cake,
Chocolate, Hachiya and Jiro to CA. We offer 3-5’ trees. Our Asians are
on D. Lotus rootstock and unless otherwise noted are hardy to about 10°F.
Chocolate, Hachiya, Jiro, Izu,Coffee Cake and Saijo thrive in and can be
sent to CA.
Best Asians For Warm Summers
JIROJiro is round and flat with an orange skin and sweet mild flesh. It is
a non-astringent type, great eaten while firm. Also known in the U.S. as
Fuyu. D215: $39.95 each
Unique Asian, American Cross
NIKITA’S GIFT Almost as hardy as the
American persimmon and almost as large
as the Asian, Nikita’s large crops of 2-1/2”,
flattish, red-orange fruit are certainly
gifts. When fully ripe and soft, this hybrid
persimmon is sweet and flavorful. Fall
foliage is a gorgeous orange color. From
Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta. It is selffertile. On D. virginiana rootstock. D
$39.95 each
American Persimmons
he only available American that is reliably self-fertile. From
fruit breeder Elwyn Meader of New Hampshire. These grafted trees are
upright growing, very cold hardy, and among the first to ripen, even in
areas with cool summers. D
255: $38.50 each
GARRETSON One of the best American Persimmon varieties,
Garretson bears heavy crops of sweet, high quality fruit. Garretson
ripens early and is very hardy and easy to grow. Needs a male
persimmon pollenizer (D230). On D. virginiana rootstock.D219:
$39.95 each
CHOCOLATE Choice of connoisseurs. The medium size red, conical,
astringent type fruit develops sweet, spicy brown flesh when ripe if
pollinized. It is astringent until ripened off the tree. It’s the best pollinizer
for the Coffee Cake variety. D217: $39.95 each
MALE AMERICAN The male is a beautiful tree but doesn’t produce
fruit. It will pollinate all American females including Meader. On D.
virginiana rootstock.D230: $36.50 each
COFFEE CAKE(Nishimura Wase) A richly flavored variety that ripens
a month before Jiro. It ripens in climates with summers too cool to
consistently ripen Jiro or Fuyu. The fruit is large and roundish. The tree
is vigorous and easy to grow. It is called Coffee Cake for its rich flavor and
brown flesh color when ripe. It is a pollination variant non astringent
which means it develops its rich sweet flavor and cinnamon color when
pollinized. Saijo and Chocolate
are the best pollinizers.D216:
$39.95 each
Northerners Can Grow American Persimmons
HACHIYA This is the variety
most often found in stores. The
4” long acorn shaped fruit is deep
orange when ripe and very sweet
and flavorful. It is great dried. It
is astringent until ripened off the
tree and eaten when soft. D218:
$39.95 each
Earliest Ripening Asians
IZUA very early ripening, fine quality
Asian persimmon. This is a nonastringent selection. It sets medium
sized fruit on a dwarf tree. Hardy to 0°F.
D250: $39.95 each
SAIJO Saijo is the only Asian
persimmon we can ripen in our cool summers at Raintree in western
Washington. This self fertile cultivar is hardy to -10 degrees F. It produces
consistently sweet acorn shaped fruit on a small tree. D260: $39.95
Note on Delayed Leafing
Don’t worry! Because persimmons, unlike most plants, break dormancy
based on heat units, not chilling hours, many newly planted persimmon
trees don’t come out of dormancy the first season, in a cool spring and
summer climate like the Pacific NW, until summer or even fall. A bare
root tree could be simply planted in the ground or could be potted to
provide more heat for the roots and then unpotted and planted just after it started to leaf. Planting instructions are included with each tree.
Meader grafted American Persimmon trees grow much larger
than Asian varieties and the fruit is smaller. However the Americans usually ripen earlier and the trees are much more winter
hardy. The fruit is astringent until fully ripe. Zones 5-9. All Americans are on D. virginiana rootstock. We cannot ship American
persimmons to California.
Using Persimmons
IN THE LANDSCAPE: A beautiful ornamental, the large glossy leaves
turn bright red each autumn. After the leaves fall, the orange fruit
hangs like many lanterns on the tree.
SUN OR SHADE: Persimmons can tolerate some shade but Asian varieties, in particular, require a sunny location to ripen the fruit.
PLANT HEIGHT & SPACING: 15’ for Asians, 35’ for Americans though
they are easily maintained at 15’.
HARVEST TIME: Oct.-Nov. Fuyu and Hachiya, because of longer ripening time, often don’t ripen in Western WA. but thrive in the Willamette Valley and other areas with warmer summers. Americans
ripen in October.
PICKING & STORAGE: Pick astringent varieties after they color up and
allow the fruit to soften and become “mushy’ inside before you can
enjoy the sweet flavor. The American cultivars are all astringent.
Non-astringent selections are delicious even when eaten while the
fruit is ripe but firm. Non astringent firm “apple type persimmons”
are the most popular in Japan. They do need thinning to increase
fruit size.
POLLINATION: Asian persimmons produce seedless fruit without
pollination. Americans, except Meader, usually need a male for pollination.
YEARS TO FIRST FRUIT: 2-3 years for grafted trees.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Persimmons are adapted to a wide variety of
soil types. They are tolerant of wet soils and also do well on light
sandy soils. Once established, they can withstand some drought.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: They have almost no pest or disease
problems. The tree can be kept small with judicious pruning. Use a
modified central leader. Pruning should be confined to light thinning
and heading back excessively vigorous growth. Persimmons flower
and bear fruit on the current season’s growth.
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Berries on a tree? Yes! The fabulous, abundant fruit of the Mulberry (Morus)
looks like plump blackberries and are wonderful eaten fresh, in fruit salads
or made into an outrageous pie. Great as an ornamental, the self-fertile trees
grow quickly and bear fruit while still small and young. All three species
(black, white and red) are attractive trees that can become quite large or be
pruned to stay much smaller. Since all but the white mulberries stain, avoid
planting a tree where the fruit will land on a patio or sidewalk. They are self
fertile unless noted. Zones vary by variety. We offer 3-5’ trees unless noted.
Productive Favorites
ILLINOIS EVERBEARING(Morus alba x rubra) A natural cross
between white and red mulberry trees, this
vigorous, grafted tree is extremely hardy (to -30°F)
and very productive. It can start bearing its sweet,
deliciously distinctive fruit the first year after
planting. Berries ripen continuously throughout
July, August, and September and look like big,
elongated blackberries when ripe. The black,
almost seedless fruit is very sweet and considered
the best by many. The tree will grow to 35’ tall, but is
easily pruned and kept much smaller. USDA Zone
4-9. D420: $26.50 each
PAKISTAN (Morus alba) The huge 3” long berries
of this selection from Islamabad are not only sweet
with a complex balance of flavors, but they are
good in the red stage as well as the purple/black
ripe stage. A productive, spreading
tree with large, heart-shaped
leaves, it excels in areas with long,
hot summers. USDA Zones 6-10.
D424: $32.50 each
OSCAR (Morus Alba) Considered
among the the most flavorful, this
selection when fully ripe produces
loads of medium size black fruit.
The fruit can also be eaten at the
red stage and has a “raspberry”
flavor. It is a fast growing, easy
to care for tree. USDA Zones 6-9.
D430: $28.50 each
SILK HOPE (Morus alba x rubra) Since mulberry leaves are the
sole food source of the silkworm, some American trees date to the
early 1800’s, when North Carolina was part of a thriving silk industry.
Although the industry was soon eclipsed by foreign competition,
this tree, which was discovered by A. J. Bullard, boasts this historic
distinction and thrives better than most in the South. It bears 1-½
inch long, sweet, black fruit that ripens for about two months in early
summer. USDA Zones 7-10. D426: $28.50 each
YIELD: 20 lbs. or more
Alba up to 75 years, Nigra up to
300 years.
to 20 or more. Varies by variety
and species.
PRUNING: Maintain pyramid
shape. Not much pruning
Trees With White Fruit
Because their fruit is white, the fruit does not stain, therefore the tree can be
planted near the house or patio. White mulberries look interesting against
their pretty green leaves.
EW! (Morus Alba) This cultivar produces
quantities of sweet and flavorful white fruit which won’t stain and will
look attractive on the tree. Fruit is enjoyed fresh or dried. USDA Zones
5-9. D433: $26.50 each
Selected for its pure white fruit
and sweet flavor. The tree is of
medium size, spreading and
productive. It is excellent eaten
fresh or dried. USDA Zones 4-9.
D435: $28.50 each
SARAHANPUR NEW! (Morus macroura) This mulberry species
comes from Northern India and Nepal. The fruit is yellowish white
and 2-3 inches long with a sweet melon like flavor and aroma. The fruit
ripens in the early summer. Trees grow 20-30’ tall. Hardy USDA Zones
8-10. Possibly Zone 7. D434: $28.50 each
BEAUTIFUL DAY ( Morus alba) The sweet white fruit will not stain
like the darker mulberries! Eat it fresh, or dry it for snacking later. The
tree grows to about 30’. USDA Zones 6-9. D400: $28.50 each
Morus Nigra
WELLINGTON (M. alba x rubra)
Considered the best mulberry grown at the New York State Fruit Testing
center in Geneva. The tree is a heavy cropper. The sweet black cylindrical
fruit ripens over several weeks. Hardy to USDA Zones 5-9. D425:
$26.50 each
Using Mulberries
SHANGRILA (Morus alba) From Florida, it thrives in the South and
can be grown in other areas with moderate winters. This small tree, up
to 20 feet, is productive and has tasty large black fruit and very large,
heart-shaped leaves. USDA Zones 6-9. D432: $29.95 each
he large, richly flavored fruit is dark red when
ripe. Enjoy it fresh, in pies, preserves or wine. This majestic tree which
grows 30’ tall and wide was originally planted in the famed Chelsea
Physic Garden in London England by King James II in the 17th century.
Destroyed in the bombing during World War Two, cuttings of the tree
were rescued. Bring the flavor of history to your yard. The tree is hardy in
central England. USDA Zones 8-10. 1 gallon pot.D427: $36.50 each
igorous and fast growing, this mulberry variety
from Korea produces seedless two-inch sweet black mulberries soon
after planting. Possibly a sub species of Morus Nigra. USDA Zones 7-9.
D421: $28.50 each
Unique Choices for a Small Garden
CONTORTED ( Morus Alba Unryu) The contorted Mulberry is an
incredibly beautiful landscape focal point. This Japanese tree features a
gnarled trunk and branches. It has small tasty purple fruit and attractive
yellow fall foliage. A great edible landscaping plant, it can be maintained
at 8’ tall. USDA Zones 5-9. D410: $26.50 each
WEEPING FRUITING This is an amazing ornamental tree that can
grow in a wide arc that sweeps to the ground.
Stake it up to the desired height and then let
it weep. The tree is loaded with tasty small
fruit, which can only be seen from inside the
canopy, The fruit turn reddish black when
ripe. Pull back a lower branch and there
is room inside for a secret hiding place for
children. USDA Zone 5-9.D440: $28.50
Our disease-resistant cultivars make growing easier.
HARVEST: During summer depends on variety.
HARDINESS: Varies by variety.
Most Alba and Rubra Zones 5-8;
Nigra Zones 8-10
Generally easy to grow with few
Paw Paws
(Asimina triloba) The paw
paw is the largest edible
fruit native to America.
Well known in much of the
eastern United States, the
tree has long, tropical looking leaves and produces dark
green, oblong fruit (3” to 6”
long) with a pulp that tastes
like vanilla custard. You can
just take out your spoon and
eat the delicious treat. While
the paw paw tree grows well
in much of the nation, it
needs a long hot summer to ripen its fruit and only the earliest ripening cultivars stand a chance of maturing in the cooler parts of the Pacific Northwest.
The pulp has big seeds that are easy to spoon out and discard or plant to grow
additional trees. Paw paws are slow growing and small upon arrival.
Earliest Ripening
These are most likely to ripen in areas with cool summers like the Pacific
PENNSYLVANIA GOLDEN Very sweet and flavorful, medium to
large fruit. Reportedly the earliest of all our varieties to ripen. A great
variety to try in cooler regions.D391: $27.50 each
NC-1 NC-1 is an early ripening variety from Canada. It bears great crops
of large and flavorful fruit. D373: $27.50 each
Outstanding Cultivars From Kentucky
SHENANDOAHTM This patented new variety is one of the largest and
most flavorful Pawpaws, each weighing up to a pound. The fruit ripens
in mid season and is sweet and flavorful with creamy-yellow, custardlike flesh. D
394: $27.50 each
SUSQUEHANNATMThe largest of all the Peterson Paw Paw
selections. Susquehanna fruit is very sweet and richly flavorful with very
few seeds. Individual fruits can weigh a pound! It ripens in mid season.
D395: $27.50 each
ango is the most vigorous of the usually slow-growing paw
paw varieties, and it produces a good crop of tasty fruit with yelloworange flesh. D393: $27.50 each
PAW PAW SEEDLINGS Not as consistently productive as the grafted
varieties but a great value and just as likely to grow well. Choose two for
pollination or one and a grafted variety. 1 gallon pot. D
370: $14.50 each
Using Paw Paws
INTHELANDSCAPE:Enjoy its bright yellow fall foliage.
SUNORSHADE:Though they need sun to ripen, paw paws are a natural
hardwood forest understory plant that likes high humidity.
HEIGHT&SPACING:Trees slowly grow to 25’ or more but can be maintained
at 10-15 feet height and spacing.
HARVESTING:In fall when fruit color turns from green to yellow.
YEARSTOFRUITING:Outside their native habitat, Paw Paws often grow very
slowly and can take many years to start producing.
POLLINATION:Each variety has inconspicuous brown flowers in May and
is insect, or more reliably, hand pollinated from the male flowers of one
variety to the female flowers of another variety.
TRANSPLANTING:The tree has a tap root and grows very slowly at first.
That is why we offer them in pots. Transplant with as much soil as possible,
trying not to disturb the roots.
Edible Dogwoods
Our dogwoods are small ornamental trees with beautiful spring flowers
and attractive summer foliage and fall color. Dogwoods are planted for their
ornamental beauty, but in Russia and elsewhere they are prized for heavy
production of delicious fruit. Cannot ship to Florida. We offer 3-5’ trees.
Cornus Mas Has Flavorful Fruit
Cornus Mas, also called “Cornelian Cherry”
is a fantastic small ornamental tree that
bears flavorful fruit. Trees are beautiful in all seasons. They are covered with
yellow flowers in the spring before the leaves
appear. This is followed by flavorful summer
fruit and red and yellow fall foliage. Cornus
Mas thrives in soil with high organic content.
Trees like partial shade in hot summer areas
and full sun where summers are cooler.
USDA Zones 4-9. 3-5 foot trees unless noted.
RAINTREE SELECTThe most flavorful and productive of many
seedlings grown from productive trees from Russia. This tree ripens
elongated red fruit late in the season. D567: $26.50 each
KAZENLAKThis cultivar from Bulgaria produces an abundance of
1-1/2” long, deep red fruit prized for its jumbo size and excellent flavor.
D581: $28.50 each LIMIT ONE
his beautiful edible ornamental produces
beautiful yellow flowers each spring and is loaded with unique yellow
fruit 1 inch long each fall. Use another Cornus Mas variety as a pollinizer
for fruit. D578: $26.50 each
REDSTONE SEEDLING Redstone was selected in Europe for
abundant red fruit used in sauces, preserves and syrups. Clouds of early
spring golden blossoms cover this 15-20’-tall tree or multi-stemmed
shrub. 1-2’ foot trees. D568: $9.85 each; 3+: $7.50 each
Kousas Loaded With Fruit!
(Cornus Kousa) These beautiful ornamentals grow
to 12-15’ tall with attractive, disease resistant, ovate
leaves that turn scarlet in fall. Enjoy large showy
white flowers in June. Pick round bright edible red
fruit in October. Space 12’ apart or 4’ apart to make a
stunning 6-8’ hedge. Best in good garden soil with
afternoon shade. USDA Zones 5-8. 2-3’ size.
BIG APPLE KOUSATM Selected for its
cascades of large red, tasty fruit. Self fertile.
D585: $22.50 each
Ornamental Dogwood
WOLF EYES(Cornus kousa)
This incredibly beautiful, small
dogwood tree has exquisite
leaves. They are variegated,
green bordered by white, with
an unusual texture that adds a
sensation of movement. Starshaped, white spring flowers are
followed by orange-red fruit that
will attract birds; in fall, the foliage
takes on pink and red shades.
Place the 12-15’ tall specimen tree
in full sun to partial shade in a
loamy, well-drained soil. M
$19.95 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
(Ficus carica) If you are
among the many people
who associate a fig tree with
only a hot dry climate, you
are in for a delicious surprise. Fig trees thrive in the
Pacific Northwest and much
of the nation. Most of the
varieties we offer have been
selected for cold hardiness and
early ripening. A warm location with a southern exposure
Desert King
is important for ripening fruit
in a maritime climate. Mature
plants are all hardy to about 10° F. Fig plants can be grown in colder climates
if they are pruned as a bush and covered in winter or grown in a pot and
brought inside in winter. How to Use Figs, see page 58. We offer vigorous, well rooted plants.
Widely Adaptable
njoy the sweet, rich flavor of this. medium size, yellow fruit
with amber pulp. Excel is resistant to splitting even under adverse
conditions. It is a superb, all purpose fig.
Introduced in 1975. It’s considered very
hardy. D311: $22.50 each
known as Bordeaux and as Negronne.
The very productive tree produces
two crops of purple black figs with
strawberry colored flesh. Very good
in quality with a rich flavor.D360:
$22.50 each
HARDY CHICAGO From a garden near Chicago comes this hardy
excellent fig which, once established, can freeze to the ground and come
back to produce a crop the same year! The fruit is medium size, with
purple skin and a sweet, rich flavor. D320: $22.50 each
LATTARULA This high quality fig is
among the most popular and widely adapted
varieties. The ripe fruit, with amber colored
flesh and yellow-green skin, is so tasty for
fresh eating, canning, and drying that it has
earned the nickname “Italian Honey Fig.”
D330: $19.95 each
PETITE NEGRI A dwarf tree or bush that
thrives in a pot and produces large crops of
sweet purple/black fruit with red
flesh. It has two crops a year and
sets more fruit for its size than most
other varieties. It produces well in
hot summer areas. When grown
in a pot, in a cool summer climate,
it can be brought inside to finish
ripening. D345: $22.50 each
PETER’S HONEY Brought from
Sicily, this fig is one of the best. The
skin is a beautiful shiny yellow green when ripe, and the flesh is superb
for fresh eating, drying and canning. D340: $19.95 each
MARY LANE A medium size almost seedless yellow green, fig with
amber flesh. Also called ‘Jelly Fig’ it is excellent for fresh eating canning
and drying. It produces two crops a year Well adapted to California, the
Northwest and the Southeast and should be tried elsewhere. D
$19.95 each
STRAWBERRY This variety produces small to medium sized fruit,
with green skin and strawberry colored flesh. It is a good all purpose fig.
D361: $19.95 each
Best Choices for Cool Summer Climates
op rated in the Pacific NW for its reliability and
delicious flavor, this fig tree produces large, very sweet and tasty fruit
with dark green skin and pink flesh. Each year, the overwintering
“breba” crop will ripen in August. It is a San Pedro type fig, which
physiologically cannot ripen a fall crop. Grow it for its unrivaled
overwintering crop. D310: $19.95 each; 3+: $17.50 each
OLYMPIAN Along with Desert King the best bet for cool summer
areas. This newly available fig was found in Olympia, Washington,
and regularly ripens a delicious breba crop in August and often a fall
crop in cool summer areas where others fail. Brought to us by Denny
McGaughy, this red/purple skinned, red fleshed fig has been long
awaited.D343: $28.50 each LIMIT ONE
BROWN TURKEY This hardy tree bears
heavily and can produce two crops of large
delicious fruit each year. The figs have
mahogany colored skin and light amber
flesh that is very sweet. Highly reliable in
much of the Pacific NW.D355: $19.95
each; 3+: $17.50 each
PASTILLIERE A beautiful bright purple
fig with flavorful strawberry colored flesh.
It often ripens an October crop in the Pacific Northwest where most
others fail. It is a good companion to varieties like Desert King which
ripen only a summer crop. It is thought to be a Japanese variety called
Hirta that was introduced into Europe in the 19th century. One gallon
pot. D342: $22.50 each
Figs for Hotter Summers
This light yellow, small to medium,
pear-shaped fruit is adorned with
unique dark green stripes. The
flesh has strawberry color and
good, sweet flavor. It needs a long,
warm growing season and ripens
late. D359: $22.50 each
FLANDERS The richly-flavored amber flesh of Flanders is among
the most flavorful of all figs, and the beautiful fruit with violet stripes
and white flecks resists splitting. The highly productive tree requires
a hot summer or a greenhouse for the fruit to ripen and develop its
outstanding flavor. D312: $22.50 each
popular fig, heavy-bearing and
long-lived, Mission produces large,
teardrop shaped fruit with purpleblack skin and richly flavorful,
strawberry-red flesh. Trees grow
well in California, on the coast
or inland, and they set both an
overwintering “breba” crop in
early summer and a later crop in
fall. Hardy to 15°F.D305: $24.50
fig with attractive purple skin and
a delicious melting amber flesh.
A winner in the south, it thrives in
Texas and other hot desert areas.
Grow it inside in the North. Zones
7-11. D365: $22.50 each
Mt. Ash Hybrids
These are beautiful, unusual upright hardy trees with large glossy compound leaves. Bred by famed Russian plant
breeder Ivan Michurin. Each is self-fertile.
USDA Zones 3-8. 3-5’ trees.
IVAN’S BEAUTYTM (Sorbus aucuparia
x Aronia) Sweet-tart, small, wine-red fruit,
prized for making wine, jelly and sauces, cover
this small beautiful 12-15’-tall yard tree. D710:
$24.50 each
IVANS BELLETM (Sorbus aucuparia x Craetagus) An attractive tree
from the Ukraine. The 15’ tree has large, glossy compound leaves and
produces loads of tart, ½”, wine red fruit that is prized for making wine,
jelly or sauces. D711: $24.50 each
NAVEZHENSKAYA (Sorbus acuparia edulis) We obtained this variety
from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is a beautiful colorful tree that can grow
to about 25’ tall. The tree produces a profusion of small red fruit lasting
from summer to fall, that are used to make jelly and sauces.D718:
$24.50 each
Edible Hawthorn
pinnatifida) An attractive species of small
12’ tall trees from northern China with 1”
diameter fruit which turn red when ripe. This
fruit is tasty when eaten fresh, dried, or used
to make syrups, preserves or candies. USDA
Zones 4-9. Self-fertile. D163: $24.50 each
BIG BALL (Crataegus pinnatifida) This
variety is grown for its one inch diameter flavorful red fruit. The tree is
very productive.D166: $24.50 each
BIG GOLDEN STAR (Crataegus pinnatifida) Unlike the common
hawthorn, this tree has no thorns. It is a striking small tree with very
large, lobed leaves. Good autumn color and edible fruits 1 1/2 inch in
diameter. D168: $24.50 each
(Zizyphus jujuba) Jujubes are pretty trees with
glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. Called “Chinese Date”, the fruit is very
sweet, reddish brown when ripe, 1-1/2” long
with a single seed. These grafted trees will
grow to 20’ or more but can be maintained
much smaller. They are very productive and
early bearing. The fruit needs hot summers
to ripen well. In cooler summers pick it half
brown and half green and bring it inside to
finish ripening. The myth of Zizyphus is that
they are all tender sub-tropicals, but jujubes are hardy in Zones 6-10. These
partially self fertile cultivars produce better with another cultivar for pollination. We ship 3-5’ trees.
ang has large, pear-shaped, flavorful fruit which must be fully
colored for best eating. Let the summer ripening fruit dry on the tree.
The tree is upright and almost spineless. Needs a pollinizer. D
$39.95 each
SUGAR CANE (Zizyphus jujuba) As the name
suggests, the small to medium-size fruit of this
jujube is extremely sweet. It ripens mid-season on a
very spiny plant. Despite the spines, the fruit is worth
the effort. Needs a pollinizer. D206:$39.95 each
SHERWOOD JUJUBE Enjoy the excellent tasting,
firm large shiny reddish- brown date-like fruit that
has a sweet apple-like flavor. When candied and
dried, it resembles a date. Sherwood is good in
hot desert areas. It is an attractive upright grower
with shiny leaves and far fewer thorns than other selections. Not
recommended for areas where climate cools before fruit ripens. D
$39.95 each
CONTORTED JUJUBE A very ornamental version of jujube which
also bears a small amount of delicious fruit. Use another variety as a
pollinizer.D205: $39.95 each
Edible Cactus
PRICKLY PEAR ( Opuntia cycloides) This
cactus is great for growing in a pot or in the
ground. It is hardy and easy to grow. Use about
6” of pea gravel and little or no soil for drainage.
It grows 5-7’ tall, tallest in mild winter areas and
has beautiful yellow flowers and long sweet
purple 3” fruit. The fruit is used to make jelly.
Surprisingly, it thrives in the Pacific NW. Zones 6-10. 1
gallon pot. D180: $24.50 each
LARGE FRUITED OPUNTIA ( Opuntia engelmanii)
Like the cycloides cactus, but with red/purple, flavorful
fruit that is twice as large. Enjoy the pretty yellow
flowers. It grows to 4’ tall and has blond colored spines.
Zones 7-10. 1 gallon. D185: $24.50 each
How to Use Figs
IN THE KITCHEN: Fresh figs are a wonderful treat. They are delicious
dried or eaten fresh or cooked into sauces and jam.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: With its large dark green leaves and spreading
habit, the fig tree has a tropical appearance. Trees can slowly grow
very large but can easily be kept small with pruning. It is beautiful
planted on the patio or near walkways. Grow as a potted plant on a
porch, deck or other sunny area and bring inside during severe winter
Useful Facts
HARDINESS: Mature trees can stand 10° F. Lower temperatures cause
freezing to the ground, but new growth resprouts from the roots.
Zones 7-11. Chilling needed is only 100 hours.
SUN: Trees tolerate shade; maximum sun is required for fruit.
SPACING: 15-20’. With pruning they can be placed closer.
POLLINATION: Varieties we offer do not need pollination.
LIFETIME: 100+ years. PROPAGATION: By rooted cuttings.
HARVESTTIME: The first (over wintering “breba”) crop ripens in
summer, the second crop ripens in fall. In cool summer areas only
the breba crop may ripen. Fruit is ripe and ready for harvest when it
droops on the stem from its own weight.
YEARS TO FRUIT: 3-4 PESTS: None of importance.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Figs are adaptable to varied soils. A well-drained
fertile loam, close to neutral pH is best.
CULTURALREQUIREMENTS:Plant on the south side of a building or wall
and protect from cold winds. Figs do not need much fertilizer. While water
requirements are low, regular irrigation during dry spring and summer
spells will result in consistent growth and good crops. Prune to a vase
shape allowing air and light to penetrate the center of the tree.
LIEnjoy large, round early season fruit, up to 3 oz. in mid-August. Li
may be picked at the yellow-green stage. It is best eaten fresh. Partially
self-fruitful. D202: $39.95 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
WONDERFUL The variety usually
found in markets. Hot summers are
needed to fully ripen the large, tart
fruit. D
490: $22.50 each
KASHMIR BLEND Named for its
delicious blend of complex flavors.
Kashmir Blend produces a tart, rich flavor
beloved by pomegranate aficionados. The
exquisite balance between acid and sugar
results in great juice. D478: $24.50 each
njoy very large sized fruits, up to three times the size of
Wonderful. Ambrosia has pale pink skin and purple sweet-tart juice,
similar to Wonderful. D
477: $24.50
(Punica granatum) We offer a wide selection of pomegranates, each
with its own complex and unique flavor. The pomegranate can be grown
as a small tree or in a bush form.
Their bright foliage and beautiful orange flowers make them a beautiful
landscape plant. Pomegranates require only 150 chilling hours & need welldrained soil.
Pomegranates ripen well in the South and in California. They grow well in
the Pacific Northwest but don’t get the intense summer heat they need to
ripen. Growing them as a multi-stemmed bush in a pot and bringing them
in in the fall can extend their productive range.
Since it is the first
pomegranate to
ripen (a month
or more before
Eversweet bears in
shorter season areas.
Its large, dark red,
virtually seedless
fruit is sweet, even
when immature,
an added ripening
advantage over other
cultivars. Delicious, sweet-tangy fruit has clear, non-staining juice.
D485: $24.50 each
attractive pomegranate
has unique, edible
seeds and a sweetly
refreshing flavor.
Soft, edible sweet
seeded cultivars
are sought after by
cultures familiar with
pomegranates. The
soft seeds make it seem
almost seedless. Its
original name is Pink
Ice. D479: $24.50
RED SILK This dwarf UC Davis introduction grows to about 6’,
making it perfect for a large patio pot! It produces an abundant
crop of large fruit with red juice and a delicious grenadine flavor
491: $24.50
that has a pleasing balance of acid and sweetness. D
SWEETSweeter fruit than Wonderful,
with better quality in cool-summer
climates. It is a compact plant, suitable to
espalier and container growing. Harvest
in late summer. Unsplit ripe fruit stores in
a cool, dry place for two months or more.
D480: $24.50 each
PARFIANKA This naturally dwarf pomegranate sets profuse amounts
of fruit even when young. The medium size, yellow fruit has a bright red
blush, soft seeds and a sweet-tart taste that is rated among the best in
taste tests. Parfianka makes an excellent juice. D486: $26.50 each
POMEGRANATE ROADSBy Gregory Levin 183 pages. Floreant
Press, Subtitled “A Soviet Botanists’s Exile from Eden.” A beguiling blend
of memoir and pomegranate horticulture. Dr.
Levin tells of his life’s work in a remote Soviet
research station in the mountains near Iran.
S329: $18 each
ust a note about the Pakistan Mulberry I
ordered. I have to admit I was a bit shocked
when I opened the box and saw
the size -- much larger than I expected! It
arrived in good shape and the buds are just
swelling. Thank you. I will definitely order from
you in the future.
-- B.R. Tulsa, OK
About Pomegranates
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Enjoy the spring display of showy orange-red
flowers on these glossy leafed arching shrubs.
IN THE KITCHEN:Try several varieties to experience the range of delicious pomegranate flavors. Use them in a wide variety of delicious
Middle Eastern recipes.
Useful Facts
SOIL: Most need well drained soils. EXPOSURE: Full Sun.
POLLINATION: Self fertile.
HARDINESS: Zones 8-10.They are hardy to about 10° F. Even if frozen to the ground, plants will re-sprout from the roots like a fig. If
grown in a pot, they can be brought in to ripen.
SIZE & SPACING: Prune them as a 8-10’ tall shrub or allow them to
become a beautiful 15-20’ tree or espalier.
RIPENING: Late Fall. YIELD: 15 plus pounds per plant.
Pomegranates and Your Health
Pomegranates are rated among the most healthful of fruits.
Studies show pomegranate juice has much more polyphenol antioxidants than any other drink, including red wine and blueberry
juice. It is rich in flavonoids which researchers find protects
against heart disease.
A great holiday gift! Since the beginning
of civilization, a branch of the olive tree
has been an emblem of peace and its oil, a
symbol of abundance. A mature olive tree
of these hardiest cultivars is hardy outdoors
to 14° F. Olive trees ripen best in relatively
dry climates with hot summers and moderate winters. However, an olive tree also
grows easily indoors in a pot, maintained at 6’ in height or less. Full sun,
well-drained soil, and a warm spot in the
garden will increase the chances of ripening
a crop in marginal areas. Enjoy the creamy white flowers in May and the
long graceful evergreen leaves. The elliptical leaves are green on top and grey
below. An Olive tree is slow growing and can live for a thousand years. 1
gallon pot. Zones 8-10.
rbequina is a self
fertile small round olive from the Catalan area in
Northeast Spain. It produces a world renowned
high quality, aromatic fruity oil. Its oil content
is high, 20-22%. Arbequina is also an excellent
greenish brown table olive bursting with a nutty,
buttery flavor. It thrives in areas where winter
temperatures don’t fall much below freezing
and tolerates a variety of soils. The tree can be
maintained at 10’ tall, is of medium vigor with a weeping shape. It often
starts bearing the year after planting. D805: $22.50 each
eccino is from Tuscany in Northern Italy and widely
planted throughout the world. The tree is widely planted for oil
production. The fruit is ripe in early season and purple green at picking
time. It makes a mildly fruity oil. The oil content varies from 16 to 21%.
It is also used for making table olives, semi-ripe or black. It is somewhat
resistant to winds and fog. It needs the another olive variety as a
pollinizer. One gallon pot. D801G: $22.50 each
(Camellia sinensis) Plant an authentic tea
plant in your yard! These pretty evergreen
Camellia bushes grow about 4’ tall (taller in
mild regions) and can make an attractive
evergreen hedge.They have pretty fragrant
autumn flowers. The leaves are elliptical,
2-4” long and contain the stimulant caffeine. Leaves will produce green or black tea.
Research suggests that green tea has special
beneficial health properties. These plants
also grow well indoors in a pot. Plants prefer sun or partial shade. A
Chinese way to make green tea is to “pick only the new growing tips (the top
three leaves on a branch). Spread and dry in the shade for six hours. Then
on low heat in an open pot, heat the leaves for a couple
of hours, frequently stirring. You can use your hand to
stir. Then put the leaves in a cup and pour boiling water
over the leaves. You can drink it with the leaves still in
the cup.” For black tea, ferment the leaves. Plants are
hardy in the Pacific Northwest. Zone 7-10.
rown from seed gathered in Tea
plantations in Sochi, Russia along the Black Sea. This is the northern
most area where tea is grown commercially. Flowers are white and
fragrant. 1 gallon pot.L503: $22.50 each
TEA BREEZE A beautiful white-flowered ornamental variety that is
also used to make delicious tea. 1 gallon pot. L
501: $22.50 each
Offered in 1 gallon pots. Prohibited to HI.
Hardy Gorgeous Ornamentals
Japanese native is hardy to zero when
mulched. It will grow to 15’ tall (less
than 10’ in a large pot) and grace your
northern yard with giant tropical
looking banana stems and leaves.
Though its fruit is not palatable the
flowers are showy. It needs sun, lots
of summer water and lots of nitrogen
for rapid growth. After the first fall
frost, prune the stems to a foot high. In
May, new growth is spectacular. J320:
$24.50 each
MEKONG GIANT (Musa itinerans
var. xishuangbannaensis) A newly
discovered hardy species from Yunnan
China. This vigorous grower can reach
15 feet in temperate climates and much
larger in warmer climates. It produces
very large red and yellow flowers that are used in cooking in China and
large clumps of ornamental fruit. The trunk becomes pinkish purple
with age. It is hardy to USDA Zones 6-10 with mulching.J338: $24.50
Delicious Indoor Favorites
his sport of the Dwarf Cavendish banana is
also known as ‘Mahoi’. It will grow to about 7’ tall in a large pot. Happy
indoors with high light levels and
temperatures 65°F or higher, it usually
produces two large heads of sweet
little bananas, sometimes three,
beginning the second year. Try it
outdoors in USDA Zones 9-10 and
inside elsewhere.J336: $24.50 each
DWARF RED(Musa ‘Dwarf
Red’) Growing only 6’ to 8’ tall, this
beautiful, red skinned banana can
bring the tropics to your home while
the snow falls out-doors. It needs high
light levels and temperatures 65°F or
higher to do well, but will reward the
grower who provides these conditions
with delicious fruit that is almost
black when ripe. USDA Zones 9-10. J335: $24.50 each
Banana Book
BANANAS YOU CAN GROWby Stokes & Waddick, 128 pages.
For Northern and Southern home gardeners. Includes 66 cultivars.
Sections are on cultivation, propagation, best cultivars for each site and
growing in greenhouses and containers. Well written with many color
illustrations. S009: $19.95 each
aintree Nursery has wonderful plants, and I’ve been impressed by
the large and diverse selection.
-- J.C. Huntington Station, NY
BLUSHING MAIDEN Similiar to Tea Breeze except the flowers are a
pretty pink color. 1 gallon pot. L501: $22.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
edible and ornamental houseplant,
hardy to 28°F. It has a beautiful trunk
and tropical leaves and is easily
grown in a 15 gallon container. The
plant grows to 6’ tall and produces
several amazing ten inch long,
bright yellow delicious papayas each
year. 1 gallon pot.J310: $34.50
Unusual Edible Plants from Chile
Chile has similiar climates to the west coast of the U.S.
CHILEAN GUAVA ( Myrtus ugni molinae) The attractive Chilean
Guava bears red,
one inch oval fruit
with a tart flavor and
aroma reminiscent
of strawberries. The
self-fertile bush loves
warm climates and
can grow to 15-feet,
but will stay smaller,
6-to-8-feet, in cooler
climates. Trim the
bush to a size you like
and consider planting
several to make an
unusual hedge. Chilean Guavas, favored long ago by Queen Victoria, can
even thrive outdoors in southwest England. Plant in well-drained soil
in a sunny location or grow as a greenhouse plant.The leaves are a tea
substitute. Zones 8-10. 1 gallon pot.J370: $19.95 each
LUMA APICULATA This beautiful evergreen shrub or small tree
from Chile and Argentina can grow to 15’
or more. Each fall, loads of small, round,
blue-black fruit with translucent flesh
cover the plant. The aromatic, sweet fruit
can be eaten fresh or made into a blueberry
like topping for cheesecake. Its dark green
leaves resemble huckleberry and its small,
creamy white, starry flowers appear in
mid-summer and continue into fall. Mature
plants develop smooth, cinnamon color
bark, much like that of madrone that peels
back to reveal white to pink under bark. We offer seedlings. Plant two to
assure pollination and more to prune into an excellent hedge. Grow in
sun to part shade in a well-drained, acidic site with lots of organic matter.
Zones 8-11. Quart pot. D177: $17.95 each
(Gunnera tinctoria) Each leaf on
these awe inspiring plants from
southern Chile and Argentina is
up to six feet across. The leaves are
lobed with cut edges. The young
stalks are edible if peeled and taste
like rhubarb. It needs a sunny spot
and rich soil high in nitrogen.
It loves moisture in the air and
thrives in the Pacific NW. Zones
7-10. 1 gallon pot.L505: $22.50
Lost Crops of the Incas
“Lost Crops of the Incas” is the title of a book published in 1989 and is free
online. Of the over 30 food crops discussed in the book, we picked three
tuber crops that are nutritious, easy to cultivate, can be grown in much of the
country and offer a new taste experience.
OCA (Oxalis tuberosa) A
nother tasty tuber
from the Andes. One of the lost crops of the
Inca’s, Oca is the second most popular tuber
in Peru after potatoes. The small, bright pink
tubers are similar in flavor to a tangy potato.
The attractive clover- like foliage is also edible.
The tubers mature late in the season and are
usually harvested after the first light frost.
In northern areas where frost comes before
November, protection is needed to get good
sized tubers. L559: 5 tubers for $14.50
YACON(Smallanthus sonchifolius) Yacon is
a perennial plant grown in the mid-elevation
Andes for its crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous root,
delicious eaten fresh. The texture and flavor is
a cross between a fresh apple, watermelon and
celery. In Northern areas, plant after the last frost
and harvest after the first few frosts have caused
the tops to die back. While usable-sized tubers
develop fairly early, they taste much sweeter after
some frost. Yacon has two types of tubers, the edible storage tubers and
the much smaller edible propagation tubers which grow just under the
soil surface. Zones 5-9. 4-inch pot. L558: $16.50 each
MASHUA(Tropaeolum tuberosum) Among
Andean tubers, Mashua, a relative of the
garden nasturtium is one of the highest
yielding, easiest to grow, and most resistant to
cold, to USDA Zone 7 or maybe colder. It also
repels many insects, nematodes, and other
pathogens, thus making it a valuable plant to
intercrop with other species. The tubers about
the size of small potatoes have shapes ranging
from conical to carrot like. Mashua is high
yielding, even under conditions of almost no
management. You will receive 2 tubers.L553:
$18.50 each
Roots, Shoots and Leaves
WASABI ( Wasabia japonica) Chances are you’ve
never had real wasabi but rather a combination
of mustard, horseradish, and food coloring.
Native to Japan, it is grown for its unique, enlarged
stem or rhizome. Wasabi prefers shade and cool
temperatures, so is well suited to the Pacific NW. The
highest grade of wasabi is grown in moving water
but it does just fine in soil and in containers. Wasabi
grows best in summer shade on soils high in organic
matter, well watered with good drainage. When planting wasabi, the
crown should remain above the soil surface. Temperatures below 27° F.
will kill the top growth and perhaps the whole plant so winter protection
is advisable. Its ideal range is between 40 and 70 degrees. Slugs love it, so
slug control may be necessary. Instructions are included with each plant!
4” pot.L557: $16.50 each
HORSERADISH (Amoracia rusticana) Plant this
vigorous root 3 inches deep in a rich soil with full sun,
spaced two feet from other plants. Harvest roots after
a frost, beginning the second year. It grows 2-3’ tall and
can be aggressive. Use by grating the roots. Zones 5-9.
Large root. L540: $5.50 each
easy to grow in most soils. Eat the stalks, not the
leaves, because leaves can be toxic. Cherry is an
extremely heavy and reliable producer. This is
the reddest variety, tending to be red all the way
through. Stalks are up to two feet long and are
tender with no stringiness and a full rich flavor. We
offer jumbo sized crowns. USDAZones 5-9. Plant 4’
apart.L508: $6.95 each
SAFFRON CROCUS (Crocus sativus) From this
beautiful, fall-blooming crocus comes true
Saffron, a highly prized and highly priced
spice that has been used for flavoring since
ancient times. The spice is found on showy,
thread-like stigmas in each delicate lilac
bloom. Easy to grow in the Pacific NW and
other areas with similar climates, Saffron
Crocus prefers good spring rains, mostly
dry summers and temperatures that stay
above minus 10° F. Plants grow from corms, which can be dug, divided
and replanted to encourage more plants. 2¼” pot. Zones 6-9. M
$9.50 each
Natural Sweetener Plant
SUGAR LEAF ( Stevia rebaudiana) This terrific
perennial herb is the source of the world’s only
all-natural sweetener with zero calories, zero
carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index. Many times
sweeter than sugar, the leaves, which have a pleasing
anise-like taste, can be used fresh as a flavoring and
sweetener or can be dried and powdered for use in
baked goods or other processed foods. Sugar Leaf is
not hardy below freezing. It can be grown in pots and
brought into a sunny window for winter. It’s susceptible to house plant
pests. 4” pot. L510: $11.50 each
Thai Cooking Favorites
LEMON GRASS(Cymbopogon citratus) An
easily grown perennial herb, essential to Thai
and Southeast Asian cuisine. It is also used to
add lemon flavor to herbal teas or chopped
finely in sauces and deserts. It will grow to 2-3’
tall and spreads by numerous shoots sprouting
from the base of the clump. It loves heat and
summer sun and can tolerate drought but can
be killed by freezing temperatures. Since it does
well in a pot, Northerners can grow it outside spring through fall and
just cut the top growth back and bring the pot in for the winter. 4” pot.
L5804: $9.50 each
SICHUAN PEPPER Use the highly fragrant seeds and leaves in your
spicy Chinese cooking. This shrub grows to 10’ tall and is hardy to -10°F.
While production is said to benefit from having a male and a female
plant, almost all plants produce both fruit and seeds. One gallon size.
USDA Zones 6-9. L565: $19.95 each
KIEFFER LIME (THAI)Distinctively shaped leaves are used in Thai
cooking. Fragrant leaves, thinly sliced provide flavoring for curries,
soups, and main dishes. The flesh is not eaten but the bumpy rind is
used as zest. USDA Zones 10-11. 2-year potted tree. J210Q: $49.95 each
was a little apprehensive because of slightly higher price and shipping
costs but it was well worth it! The trees were big and healthy and are
now blooming after just a short time in the ground. I can’t tell you how
refreshing it is to get my money’s worth from a mail order nursery, so
many of the others just aren’t worth dealing with-poor or dead plants, no
customer service, etc. You have a customer for life! Thanks again for the
great products! I’ll be ordering more in the near future!
-- M.C. Albion, IN
Fresh picked Asparagus has four times
the natural sugar as spears stored just
one day which gives it a better flavor
without boosting your blood sugar.
Jersey Knight is among the most
nutritious varieties however the purple
asparagus has three times the antioxidants. When asparagus is harvested at
six inches tall it is much sweeter than
the taller spears. Cooking Asparagus
adds to its antioxidant value.
or the
asparagus connoisseur. The purple spears have a 20% higher sugar
content and are often eaten raw. Very tender when cooked, the
sweetness gives the spears a mild, nutty flavor. Heavy grade. R
530 (10
crowns): $14.50; R535 (25 crowns): $28.50
JERSEY KNIGHT A new very flavorful “all male” variety. Since it
doesn’t produce flowers or seeds, all the energy goes into making
delicious, tender spears. It is much more productive than traditional
varieties. Expect loads of new tender spears each spring. We offer heavy
grade crowns. R520 (10 crowns): $13.50; R525 (25 crowns): $26.50
GROW THE BEST ASPARAGUS Storey Books, 12 pages. S205:
$3.95 each
Using Asparagus
IN THE KITCHEN: Eat fresh, frozen or canned.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Fern like foliage makes a perennial border. Grow in
full sun. A patch can last 15 years. Harvest after three years. Zones 2-9.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: pH 6.5 to 7.5 Deep organic soil, good drainage.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: At planting, add rotted manure and compost. Dig trenches 8 to 10 inches deep and plant the crowns 12 to 18 inches apart. Some new methods call for shallower planting. Spread out the
roots. Cover with 3-4 inches of soil. As the shoots emerge, continue to fill
with soil. Water, if weather is dry. Do not cut spears until the third season
after planting. Then be sure to stop harvesting after June so fern growth
can take place. This builds up the food reserves for the following year’s
crop. Cut foliage when it yellows in the fall.
Groundcovers and Herbs
Cover the ground with a beautiful carpet of foliage, thereby reducing
erosion and providing a mat that inhibits weeds. Good ground covers
spread easily and quickly and will grow underneath other edible plants.
They need weeding and or mulching and watering to get established. Since
it is often not affordable to plant groundcovers so close together that they
cover the ground immediately, people often plant 1-2 feet apart. Plants fill in
and cover the ground in a year or two. Chunks of most established ground
covers can be removed to extend a planting. Lingonberries, strawberries,
Maine blueberries, wintergreen and many other berries make great edible
groundcovers. See them on pages 5-20.
Northwest Native Groundcover
KINNICKINNICK ( Arctostaphylos uvaursi) This
native evergreen ground cover thrives in most soils,
even in sand. It needs little care. Prostrate trailing
branches thickly covered with small dark green
leaves yield white or pink blossoms in late spring.
Bright red berries follow, lasting well into winter. Native Americans
valued the berries as food and the leaves in smoking mixtures, though
now the fruit is most often eaten by birds. It is a beautiful way to cover a
lot of ground in a hurry. It is great for sunny slopes and cascading down
walls. USDA Zones 5-10. 4” pot. G665: $4.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Fragrant Culinary Herbs
CHICKEN OF THE WOODS DOWELS(Laetiporus sulphureus)
Easy to recognize, the combination of bright orange and sulfur yellow
make it a real show stopper. As tasty as it is colorful, it could make a great
landscape addition. It grows on hardwood logs and stumps through the
United States. P304C: 100 plugs: $18; 3+ packages of 100: $15 each
WOOLLY THYME(Thymus praecox Languinousus) Fragrant and
beautiful, this wonderful evergreen ground cover has small, soft,
grey-green leaves and tiny red flowers. Throughout the year, the mat of
foliage looks like Ireland seen from an airplane. Great in a rock garden,
between stepping stones and on slopes, it thrives in our trials at Raintree.
Provide good drainage and full sun for best results. USDA Zones 5-9. 4”
pot. L520: $5 each
Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden
ardy and easy to grow, this beautiful plant grows
to 2-3’ tall. It has grey-green foliage and pale blue flowers with a strong
Rosemary and lemon fragrance. USDA Zones 7-10. 4-inch pot.L575: $5
Lavender: So Beautiful & So Useful
FRED BOUTIN (Lavandula x
intermedia) Beautiful in all seasons,
this fragrant cultivar grows to 3’
tall. This multi use cultivar is used
for flower wands, oil and also for
baking in cookies. A great edible
landscape plant. USDA Zones 7-10.
4” pot.L515: $8.50 each
HERB PICKING RAKEThese rakes are handmade in Maine. Each
is extremely strong, made of sturdy lightweight aluminum with spring
steel teeth. Designed specifically to harvest herbs and flowers. It is 7 1/2”
wide and weighs 2 lbs. Tine spacing is 7 mm.T315: $65 each
Hardwood Varieties
edodes) Shiitake mushrooms are
delicious with a rich flavor and firm
texture. They are also very nutritious,
containing lots of B vitamins and
other substances that appear to lower
cholesterol and boost the immune
system. While they are an expensive
delicacy, relatively new to the Western
world, people in China and Japan have
been enjoying Shiitakes for millenia.
P302C: Package of 100 dowel plugs: $18 each; 3+ packages of 100:
$15 each
OYSTER DOWELS(Pleurotus ostreatus) Among the easiest
mushrooms to grow. Chefs are raving about its strong delicious flavor
when breaded or fried. While relatively rare in nature, it is easy to grow
on a wide variety of hardwoods and is suited for home culture. The
mushrooms are white to pale gray or brown, flattened or funnel-shaped
and borne in large shelf-like clusters. P252C: Package of 100 dowel
plugs: $18 each; 3+ packages of 100: $15 each
MAITAKE DOWELS(Grifola frondosa) Maitake, also know as “Hen
of the Woods”, can be reliably grown in its native range in Eastern North
America. It is prized by mushroom hunters for its delicious flavor,
beauty and large size (the record is over 100 lbs). Maitake contains
healthful and medicinal compounds. It is best grown on fresh cut
stumps or logs that are partially buried after inoculation. Oak and elm
are recommended but other hardwoods can be tried.P265C: Package
of 100 dowel plugs: $18 each; 3+ packages of 100: $15 each
LION’S MANE DOWELS(Hericium erinaceus) A tasty, large, showy
mushroom. Found in late summer and fall on hardwood stumps
throughout much of the U.S. Oak, walnut and beech are favorites but
it grows on many hardwoods. A medicinal, said to improve cognitive
abilities. P305C: Pkg. of 100 dowel plugs: $18 each; 3+ pkgs of 100:
$15 each
(Stropharia rugosa-annulata)
Also know as the “Garden
Giant”. As the name implies
this mushroom can get
large, but these beautiful
wine red mushrooms are far
tastier when picked at the
button stage. It is a very easy
mushroom for the home
cultivator and can be readily
grown in your berry, vegetable,
and flower beds. Just mix fresh hardwood chips or sawdust with our
King Stropharia Spawn, mulch around your garden with the spawned
chips and keep moist. In 6 to 12 months the mushrooms will begin to
appear and in many parts of the country will continue fruiting from
spring through fall. Once introduced to your garden, this species will
often become truly perennial, appearing year after year. King Stropharia
is very heat and cold tolerant and can be grown in most of the country. If
hardwood chips or sawdust are not available, un-composted straw will
also work. In Germany they grow them on straw bales. One 4-lbs. bag
of spawn should inoculate a wheelbarrow full of chips. Instructions are
provided with each spawn order. P275D: $32.50 each
SPAWN(Agaricus subrufesens)
is favored as a culinary and as a
medicinal mushroom. It grows
best when mixed in with your
compost or a bagged compost
and manure product and then
used as a mulch around your
plants. It also grows well on
pasteurized straw. (A way to
pasteurize your own straw is to soak it completely underwater in cold
water for a week.) It is a warm season mushroom. Keep the bag of spawn
refrigerated until late spring when you can plant it out and it will fruit
during the summer and fall. It also grows well in a tote and will produce
more quickly than in the garden. 4lb bag of spawn. P
280D: $32.50
Grow Oyster Kits in Your Kitchen
on Coffee Grounds
Grow the Oyster mushrooms described below on a 4-pound
block in your kitchen. These easy-to-grow kits can give two or
three flushes of mushrooms.
Here’s a great tip for the Oyster kit to keep it growing for a long
time: Once they have fruited, pack the remaining spawn into a
block with used coffee grounds. Instructions included show you
ostreatus) Oysters are the easiest
to grow, and you can keep them
going for many months using the
instructions included with your
order. P252K: $26.50 each
Edible Vines
How to Grow Mushrooms on Logs or Stumps
For those of you with patience and access to fresh cut logs from
conifer or hardwood trees or stumps such as alder, oak, birch or
cottonwood, you can grow lots of mushrooms at home. Mushrooms grown from dowels are very winter hardy and can be grown
throughout most of the nation.
Using our “dowel plug spawn” you can inoculate logs or stumps
with mushroom cultures. It is important that the logs are freshly
cut, and the bark in good condition. It is best to cut the logs in late
winter or early spring before the buds break and leaves appear. A
4-6” diameter and 4 foot length is convenient, but not essential,
stumps and odd sized pieces can also work. Using a 5/16 drill bit,
drill holes about 1.5” deep and space them 5 or 6” apart. A 4’ log will
need about 30 or more dowels. More will result in faster colonization and perhaps quicker production. Hammer a plug in each hole
and seal with paraffin or a compound like Doc Farwell’s Tree Heal.
The logs are then stacked in a shady location where moisture can
be maintained. Mushrooms should begin to appear in from 6 months
to 2 years and will continue to appear on the logs for several years.
Softer woods like alder or cottonwood will produce fewer mushrooms than denser woods like oak, but may start sooner. Or use
dowels in stumps. Full directions are provided!
Get rid of your stumps the slow way, turn them into mushrooms.
Fresh cut stumps inoculated with dowel spawn will supply tasty
mushrooms for many years. Just inoculate the top near the bark and
also the sides and let nature take its course. A one foot diameter,
one foot tall stump would use 150 or more dowels. Grow more than
one variety on large stumps. Use Hardwood stumps like alder or
oak that don’t regrow. (It is critical that you correctly identify the
mushrooms you eat. Carefully follow the instructions included in
your order.)
Ornamental Vines
A Fragrant Hummingbird Favorite
x heckrotti ‘Gold Flame’) The
buds on this shrubby, non-edible
twining vine begin as pink,
opening to a heavily fragrant
creamy yellow. Enjoy the blooms
and the hummingbirds from
spring through summer. It grows
in sun or partial shade. 1 gallon
pot. Zones 6-9. H212: $22.50
Exquisitely Fragrant Hardy Jasmine
(Jasmine beesianum x
officinale) In mid-summer
this beautiful evergreen
vine is covered with
clusters of soft pink,
fragrant flowers that waft
the scent of a tropical
paradise. Yet this cousin of
the tropics is hardy to 0° F.
and will thrive on a fence
or trellis. It will climb to 15-20’. In colder locations it is deciduous and
benefits from winter mulch. Jasmine are not edible. 1 quart pot. H
$16.50 each
(Humulus lupulus) These fast growing herbaceous vines quickly cover
wires or a trellis to make an attractive
screen, decorate an arch, or provide
shade against a sunny wall. They can
grow over 20’ in a season, dying back to
the ground each year in most climates.
The bitter flavor of the highly aromatic
cone-like flowers is used to flavor beer.
Young shoots may be used in salads or as
an asparagus substitute. Zones 5-9. Can’t
be shipped to OR or ID.
GOLDEN HOPS (Humulus lupulus
aureus) This variety features beautiful
yellow foliage and is a stunning
ornamental. 4” pot. H1004: $14.50
CASCADE The aroma of Cascade is fragrant and powerful. It is used
to give flavor and aroma to American light lagers. Cascade is a “Fuggle”
hybrid developed at Oregon Sate University. 4” pot. H1034: $14.50
CENTENNIAL The floral and citrus flavor and aroma of this variety is
evident in many commercial beers. Used for its aroma and bittering. It
works well in Pale Ales. 4” pot. H1074: $14.50 each
TETTNANG Originating in the Tettnang district of Germany, this
variety of hops has an exceptionally mild aroma that seems to enhance
grain flavors. Excellent for finishing off lagers or loggers. Matures midseason. 4’ pot. H
1024: $14.50 each
SUMMER SHANDY Find a spot in your yard for this beautiful golden
leafed hop. It is dwarfed for a hop only growing to 8 or 10’ tall. It produces
an abundance of aromatic hop cones that can be used to make beer.
USDA Zones 5-9. 1 gallon pot. H109: $19.95 each
More Edible Vines
CINNAMON VINE ( Dioscorea batatas) Cinnamon
scented flowers and heart shaped leaves adorn this
vigorous deciduous vine. In the mountains of northern
China it produces very large, highly prized, white fleshed
tubers with a nutty potato flavor. While the top dies back
each November, the tubers can be left in the ground for
several years to keep growing. 1 gallon pot. H204: $19.95
brevipedunculata Elegans) Add a splash of color. Enjoy
a vine with pretty variegated foliage and abundant
production of bland but edible pea size berries in a
rainbow of colors. Robin’s egg blue, pink, white, lime
green and purple berries all adorn this fast growing
vine at the same time. Zones 5-9. 4” pot.H2754:
$11.50 each
Medicinal Vines
HO SHOU WU VINE (Polygonum multiflorum) or Fleeceflower
Vine A fast growing medicinal vine from China with pretty green
heart shaped leaves, red stems and white to pink fall blooming flowers.
It thrives in full and fertile, well drained soil. In about four years the
medicinal roots can be harvested for many uses including pain or
fatigue. It is also used to restore color to grey hair. USDA Zones 7-10.
H347: $19.95 each
ROSE JASMINE(Jasminum polyanthum) Famous for exquisite
fragrance, this vine produces large clusters of rose-colored buds that
open to richly fragrant, white flowers over many weeks, spring to midautumn. It is hardy to between 10°-15° F., but also thrives indoors. 1 quart
pot.H272: $16.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Red Seedless Grapes
HUNGARIANThis flavorful, red, seedless cultivar from horticulturist
Bill Schultz of Olympia, WA, ripens in cool maritime summers. One
gallon pot. H566 $14.50 each
red, seedless grape, Vanessa bears attractive, compact
clusters of medium size, well-filled fruit with a mild, fruity flavor.
Among the hardiest
of seedless grapes, the
selection from Ontario,
Canada ripens in early
October and boasts a crisp
texture. H630: $13.50
each; 3+: $11.50 each
Seedless Grapes
(Vitis vinifera; Vitis labrusca) A grapevine can be both a highly productive source of fruit and a focal point of considerable beauty. Think carefully about where to plant one to provide shade, cover a wall or accentuate
an arch. We offer a selection of high quality seedless, and seeded wine and
dessert grapes, most of which will ripen even in areas with cool summers.
The ripening dates listed are for the cooler parts of Western WA, but most
ripen sooner and thrive where summers are warmer. All Raintree grapes are
for USDA Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted. We offer well-rooted plants.
Blue Seedless Grapes
rom the NY Fruit Testing Cooperative, this
seedless variety has the hardiness, vigor, disease resistance and flavor
of the classic Concord grape. Prized for making juice, jams and wine,
it ripens a week before Concord, but requires too much summer heat
to ripen well in Western WA. It is a great choice in most of the nation.
H535: $12.50 each; 3+: $10.50 each
GLENORAA unique, spicy, blueberry-like flavor and unusual foliage
distinguish this blue seedless grape. Developed by NY Fruit Testing,
vines are very vigorous, winter hardy and mildew resistant, and they
display intense fall colors. Fruit ripens early
in the season, but not early enough for the
cooler parts of western WA. H560: $12.50
each; 3+: $10.50 each
VENUSAn “out of this world” flavor,
very large size, good production and early
ripening make this attractive blue grape
a real winner. From the U. of Arkansas
breeding program, fruit ripens early and
well in a cool maritime summer, with or
before Canadice. H620: $13.50 each; 3+:
$11.50 each
JUPITERJupiter produces large, seedless,
dark blue table grapes with a sweet, floral
Muscat-like flavor. From the U. of Arkansas, the grapes ripen early
and well in cool maritime summers. Vines are
moderately vigorous and highly productive.
Like Venus, grapes sometimes have soft vestigial
seeds.H567: $12.50 each; 3+: $10.50 each
MARS Another extra-terrestrial selection from
the U. of Arkansas, this blue seedless grape has an
excellent Concord-like flavor that makes it great for
fresh eating. Vigorous vines bear consistently and
heavily, and they resist disease. Fruit ripens in midSeptember. H582: $13.50 each; 3+: $11.50 each
clusters of small, pink,
seedless grapes ripen
in early October even in
cool maritime summers.
Vines are more winter
hardy than most
seedless varieties and
very productive. The fruit has a
delicious, spicy flavor suggestive
of Concord. H530: $12.50 each;
3+: $10.50 each
EINSET This bright red, seedless
grape from the NY Fruit Testing
Cooperative ripens early, a week
before Canadice. The medium size
fruit has fine flavor with a hint of
strawberries, and it stores well.
Vines resist botrytis. USDA Zones
4-9. H550: $12.50 each; 3+:
$10.50 each
SATURN From the University
of Arkansas, these large, red,
seedless grapes are widely adaptable. They ripen in early October. Fruit is
sweet and flavorful and the vines are very productive. Zones 6-9. H
$13.50 each; 3+: $11.50 each PROHIBITED TO NY, OR & CA
Green & Golden Seedless Grapes
has excellent flavor for
eating fresh. It makes
great raisins. The green
to golden berries ripen
in mid-September. The
vines are extremely
productive with large
clusters of small fruit. It
is among the earliest and
the most reliable seedless
grape. Zones 4-9.H565:
$11.50 each; 3+: $9.50
INTERLAKEN A sister to Himrod, almost identical, ripening a few
days earlier. Zones 4-9. H570: $11.50 each; 3+: $9.50 each
MARQUISMarquis is a new, large, very productive, mid season white
seedless grape from Cornell that is ideally suited for home gardeners and
u-pick operations. Juicy, round grapes with excellent flavor ripen in large
clusters, and the vines are very hardy. Plant Patent 11012. It has excellent
flavor. exquisitely rich and fruity and gets richer and juicier if left to ripen
an extra 5 to 10 days. It ripens in mid September in Geneva, NY. USDA
Zones 4-9. H635: $14.50 each; 3+: $12.50 each
njoy large clusters of
yellow seedless grapes with a delicious
sweet fruity flavor. Neptune thrives
in most of the nation including the
Pacific NW. It has a moderate growth
habit, resists cracking and shows
some resistance to rot, mildew and
anthracnose. From the U. of Arkansas.
H591: $12.50 each; 3+: $10.50 each
More Seedless Grapes
AURORE(Seibel 5279) A heavy producer of large loose clusters of
golden to pink colored fruity grapes. Aurore makes a delicate white
wine and is great for fresh eating. It is very early ripening, maturing even
in the Pacific NW and the cooler humid areas of the Northeast. H
$11.50 each; 3+: $9.50 each
NIAGARAThe best known and most widely planted white table
grape in America, first sold commercially in 1882. A vigorous grower, it
produces many clusters of large very sweet berries that are great eaten
fresh or for juice or jelly. It has a “foxy” flavor that is excellent in juice, but
does not make for a great wine. Winter hardy it does well in most of the
nation but ripens too late in the Pacific Northwest. H592: $9.50 each
THOMPSON SEEDLESSThe most widely planted seedless grape,
Thompson Seedless makes excellent raisins as well as being a favorite
for fresh eating. It needs long, hot summers to develop full flavor, and
will not ripen well in cool summer areas. The pale green fruit dries to
familiar brown raisins in the sun.H611: $9.50 each; 3+: $7.50 each
Seeded Muscat Grapes
akemont ripens a couple of weeks after its sister
Interlaken but has larger fruit and a delicious flavor. The green seedless
grapes are crisp, juicy and very sweet. H575: $11.50 each; 3+: $9.50
arge clusters of big, red grapes with small
seeds ripen very early and are wonderful eaten fresh or made into a
fruity white or red wine. Plants perform well
in Pacific Northwest, since they require very
little summer heat to ripen. Grafted on 3309
rootstock. H594: $14.50 each; 3+: $11 each
SWEET SEDUCTION Ripens with Interlaken producing large
quantities of golden yellow seedless, sweet muscat flavored grapes. Our
friend Bill Schultz selected and named this vigorous, attractive vine.
H600Q: $16.50 each; 3+: $14.50 each P
& CA
Seeded Dessert Grapes
Dessert grapes are seeded grapes that are usually eaten fresh. Most will make
an excellent grape juice or jelly and some can be made into wine.
rized for making juice, jams and wine. Concord has the
hardiness, vigor, disease resistance and classic flavor that has made it the
nation’s most popular dessert grape. It requires too much summer heat
to ripen well in maritime areas but is a great choice in the east and mid
west. Zones 4-9. H
532: $9.50 each; 3+: $7.50 each
Concord Flavor and Early Ripening
CAMPBELL’S EARLYAn early ripening seeded Concord type grape.
It has been grown for many years
in much of the Pacific Northwest
where Concord doesn’t get the
heat to ripen. Originated in Ohio in
1892, it is a large grape with purple
skin. Enjoy the Concord flavor and
production. It ripens over a long
period. Vines are vigorous.H528:
$12.50 each; 3+: $10.50 each
LYNDEN BLUEA great choice for
cool summer areas. This compact
vine produces large clusters of big
sweet dark blue seeded grapes that
are excellent eaten fresh or for juice.
Developed in British Columbia, it ripens in early October. H576: $11.50
Backyard Favorites in Most of the Nation
rized for its unique aromatic character, Early
Muscat has big clusters of seeded grapes, produced early in the season.
The flavor is excellent, and the white fruit is good for wine, juice, fresh
eating, and raisins. Zones 6-9. H
537: $12.50 each; 3+: $10.50 each
ew York Muscat bears
oval, reddish blue grapes with the sweet, perfumed
flavor appreciated both for eating fresh and for
making a sweet wine. Grapes have few seeds.
Vines prefer fertile soil. Fruit ripens a week after
Interlaken. H595Q: $16.50 each; 3+:$14.50
Grapes Hardy for the Far North
While most grapes are not hardy in the most Northerly states, these are bred
for their hardiness. They also will do well in more moderate climates. Zones
hese small, blue, Concordtype grapes are so productive and easy to
grow that they should be thinned the first
few years to prevent overbearing. Best for
juice and good for fresh eating, they ripen
early in the season and are hardy to an
incredible -50°F. H615Q: $16.50 each;
3+: $12 each PROHIBITED TO NY,
EDELWEISS From famed grape breeder
Elmer Swenson, this selection is widely
adaptable, disease resistant, and hardy to
-30°F without protection. Long clusters of white, juicy, seeded grapes
with a delicious, fruity flavor ripen very early in
the season and are excellent for table use, juice
or wine. H540Q: $16.50 each; 3+: $14.50
SWENSON REDNamed for renowned
grape breeder Elmer Swenson, these firm,
flavorful grapes are prized for eating fresh
and for making white wine. Fruit with a flavor
reminiscent of strawberries ripens early, a
month before Concord. The vines, developed
in Wisconsin, are hardy to -30°F and thrive in
the Northwest and throughout the nation.
Depending on conditions, grape color will vary
605Q: $16.50 each; 3+:
from blue to red. H
$14.50 each PROHIBITED TO NY, WA &
uffalo, a productive, Concord-type grape, is a great choice
for making juice and for eating fresh from the vine. Large clusters of
reddish black grapes with wonderful flavor are ready at least a week
before Concord. This vigorous American hybrid is easy to grow in much
of the nation. H505: $11.50 each; 3+: $9.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Wine Grapes
We offer a great selection of seeded grapes used for making wine. Note as
you read the descriptions that some are also great for making a delicious
juice and some are also very good eaten fresh. The wine grapes not noted
as being grafted, are grown from cuttings. Our grafted wine grapes are
grafted on 3309 and 101-14 rootstocks. Most well known wine grapes
require alot of summer heat to ripen. While we offer some of those, we all
offer many high quality new wine grapes that produce a top quality wine
and consistently ripen even in cooler summer areas including the Pacific
Red Wine Grapes That Ripen
Even in Cooler Summers!
very early ripening
pink wine grape that is also great
for eating fresh. A recent cross from
Germany, it has a Muscat bouquet
and low acid at maturity. It makes a
good quality white wine, even in cool
summers. Zones 7-9. Grafted on 3309
rootstock. H599: $14.50 each;
3+: $12.50 each; 10+: $11 each
AGRIA This very early, blue grape
from Hungary has bright red juice
that makes both an excellent wine
and a delicious boysenberry-like
juice. It thrives in the Pacific NW and
other areas with cool summers and
develops beautiful red-to-purple fall
foliage. Grafted on 3309 early bearing
rootstock. H503: $14.50 each;
3+: $11.50 each; 10+: $10 each
perfect choice for the
organic grower. (Sylvaner x MullerThurgau) x Chambourcin) Bred for the
German organic wine industry, Regent
has proven to be very disease resistant
and easy to grow. The full-bodied fruit
has an intense flavor that makes a
high quality red wine for the organic
grower. On 3309 rootstock, it ripens
even in cooler summer climates, a
week or more ahead of Pinot Noir.
H604: $14.50 each; 3+: $12.50
each; 10+: $11 each PROHIBITED
Early Ripening Pinot Noirs
PINOT NOIR 777 ( Clone French 777)
One of the most promising red wine
grapes for cool climates, this clone from
Pinot Noir trials at the WSU Mt. Vernon,
WA, ripens before the Wadenswill and
Dijon clones and ripens even earlier
grafted on the 3309 rootstock. H602:
$14.50 each; 3+: $12.50 each; 10+: $11
PINOT PRECOCE Our earliest ripening
sport of Pinot Noir, this selection ripens up to 3 weeks earlier than
standard Pinot Noir grapes, which allows winemakers throughout
western WA and other cool summer areas to produce a high quality
Pinot Noir. Vines are grafted on 3309 rootstock, which also promotes
early ripening. H603: $14.50 each; 3+: $12.50 each; 10+: $11 each
Versatile Red Wine Grapes
hese round purple-black grapes make
a distinctive and famous red wine. Requires the relatively long hot
summer ripening season, available in much of the nation. Not grafted.
Zones 7-9. H
525: $11.50 each; 3+: $9.50 each
CABERNET FRANC Grafted Clone #1. Cab Franc makes a delicious,
medium bodied red wine. It is winter hardy and needs less heat to ripen
than its father, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cab Franc is a leading high quality
wine grown in the upper midwest and in eastern U.S. from New York
to Virginia. It is grafted on 101-14 rootstock which makes it ripen earlier
and imparts winter hardiness and phylloxera resistance. H
520: $16.50
each; 3+: $14.50 each P
White Winers That Ripen Even in Cooler Summers
ne of the earliest grapes, this winter hardy, yellow grape
from Armenia will ripen at almost all sites. It has a distinctive aroma and
a very fruity flavor, somewhat like freshly sliced peaches, that makes
a fabulous white wine. On 3309 rootstock. H506: $13.50 each; 3+:
$11.50 each P
ORTEGA(MullerThurgau x Siegerrebe)
Grown on Vancouver
Island for many years,
this very productive
variety makes a light,
pleasant, fruity white
wine with high sugar
levels and low acidity.
Fruit ripens early
and, grafted on 3309
rootstock, it is a great
choice for sites that
lack summer heat. H
593: $16.50 each; 3+: $14.50 each; 10+: $12
each P
A heavily productive early
ripening, spicy, green grape that
makes a fine white Riesling
type wine with a fine balance
of acidity, flavor and aroma. A
great choice for cool summer
areas. Not grafted. H
$11.50 each; 3+: $9.50 each
lone 152. This
earlier ripening clone of Pinot Gris makes
a white wine with delicious complex fruit
flavors of peach and melon. Also known
as Pinot Grigio, it is a cousin to Pinot Noir.
It produces clusters of grapes that vary in
color from copper yellow to pinkish grey
depending on where they are grown. A
favorite in Oregon it is also grown in the
east. Not grafted. Zones 6-9. H610: $11.50
each; 3+: $9.50 each
This golden yellow grape
consistently ripens in the
Pacific Northwest. The vine is a
heavy producing vinifera type.
It makes an excellent white
Riesling type wine. It ripens
early October. Grafted on 3309
rootstock. H580: $13.50 each;
3+: $11.50 each
To err is human, but forgive the vine ... Avoid mistakes! Plant our proven varieties.
Rootstock Available to Graft Your Own Grapes
his virus-free certified rootstock
makes grape cultivars grafted on it ripen earlier and imparts winter
hardiness and phylloxera resistance. Now available to people who want
to graft their own grapes.R230: $5 each; 10+: $4 each
Grape Accessories
have long rolls of bird netting.
Use it over grapes or build a
structure over blueberries or
dwarf cherry trees. Secure with
clothespins at the bottom.
Cut to order at 5’ intervals, 25’
minimum length per piece.
HEAVY DUTYThis is 22
feet wide. This white netting has ½” nylon mesh and is top rated
commercially for 10 years if taken in for the winter.T431: $1.50 per
BERRY WIRE We offer 14 gauge soft galvanized wire to trellis your
kiwis, grapes, espaliers or berries. Minimum order 200 feet. T
070: 15
cents a foot, Min. 200 feet. T070R: 2900-foot roll: $160 each.
Grape Growing Guides
y Anne Proulx, 32 pages. Learn how to plant, trellis,
care for and harvest grapes in your backyard. A Garden Way booklet.
S180: $3.95 each
147 pages. For years the author has advised home winemakers about
making wines without sulfites. She has recipes for wines from many
fruits and she outlines all the ingredients and equipment a home
winemaker will need. S149: $19.95 each
THE GRAPE GROWER by Lon Rombough, 304 pages. “A Guide to
Organic Viticulture,” Everything you need to know; planting, training,
propagating, pest control, folklore and choosing the best varieties for
each climate, from a long time expert! S185: $35 each
pages. Subtitled, “A step by step guide to growing your own grapes.”
Powers states a 100 foot row of grapes can yield up to 175 bottles of wine
and he walks the small grower through the entire process of growing
wine grapes. Learn how to design and build and maintain your vineyard
using organic techniques and how to harvest and store your grapes for
winemaking. This NEW book includes a month by month maintenance
guide and regional varietal recommendations. S183: $19.95
How To Use Grapes
IN THE KITCHEN: Fresh eating, jam, juice, wine, raisins. Vinifera type
wine grape leaves (like Pinot Noir and Cabernet) are used as an edible
wrapper in several Greek dishes.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Vines make a very fast growing summer
screen. An arbor with grapes planted at six foot intervals on either side
will create lovely summer shade space. (We offer trellising materials on
pages 87.) Vines planted on the south side of a house will generally ripen
a week earlier and will cool a building in summertime. Grapevines can
be used to arch a walkway, form a leafy wall, or shade a deck. Each variety
has its own distinct, bold textured leaf pattern.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Self-pollinating
HARDINESS: Zones 5-9. unless otherwise noted.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun is generally required to mature fruit.
PLANT SPACING: 6-8’intervals, depending upon varietal vigor, site
(Actinidia species) These are a family of fast growing vines that produce
edible fruit and are beautiful ornamental plants. Each type of kiwi we
list has different ornamental foliage. The fruit of each type is different in size
and appearance, but all have the bright green flesh and the wonderful kiwi
flavor. All are hardy in the Pacific NW. If you live in a colder climate you can
still grow the Kolomikta and the Arguta Kiwis. We offer sturdy vines.
Arguta Hardy Kiwis
(Actinidia arguta) These fast growing beautiful vines produce clusters of
oblong kiwis the size of large grapes. Lacking the rough kiwi skin, these
fruits can be eaten whole, like bunches of kiwi flavored seedless grapes. Originally brought to this country as an ornamental, the green fruit is similar to
the fuzzy kiwi in flavor though sweeter and easier to eat. USDA Zones 5-9.
The vines are very vigorous and productive and need a strong support.
MALE ARGUTA The pollinizer for all the female Arguta kiwis and
the A. cordifolia. One male will pollinate up to eight females. The male
doesn’t produce fruit. It will also pollinate the Saanichton, Hayward or
other fuzzy female kiwis, but not kolomitkas. H
440: $19.95 each
ANANASNAJA FEMALE “Anna” is easy to grow, and loaded with
fruit. Developed in Russia by renowned plant breeder I.V. Michurin,
this beautiful vigorous vine produces thousands of sweet delicious kiwi
flavored fruit at Raintree every autumn. The name means pineapplelike in Russian, for its fabulously fruity flavor. The easiest to grow and
most productive of all hardy kiwis. H420: $19.95 each
JUMBO FEMALE A selection that produces lots of very large,
elongated, very sweet fruit. H
430: $19.95 each
fertility, pruning regimen. Left to grow, a vine can cover a very large area.
HARVEST TIME: September-October.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: Eighty years or more.
BEARING AGE: Two or three years after planting.
YIELD: Depends on how much room it has; 30 pounds to much more.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grapes are widely adaptable. They prefer
deep, well drained, slightly acid soils. Once established, the plants are
tolerant of droughty sites, with their long, deep striking roots. Too rich of
a soil promotes vegetative growth at the expense of fruit production.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: When planting, prune the plant back
to two buds. Place a 5 ft. stake next to the young vine for support for the
first year. Select one cane to grow up the stake and remove other shoots.
By the second year a permanent trellis should be erected. Our “Owner’s
Manual” and grape growing books will explain how to build a trellis and
how to prune. Net fruit to protect from birds!
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
KEN’S RED FEMALE ( A. arguta x
melanandra) A hardy kiwi producing
massive crops of cherry sized fruits with red
flesh which is sweet and delicious. A very
popular, uniquely colored cultivar. H425:
$19.95 each
he California standard you often find in
stores. They are large and juicy. Best with 800 or more hours of winter
chill. 1 gallon pot. H376: $19.95 each
makes this sweet, heavy producer unique is that it ripens in September a
full month before Ananasnaja. The fruit is medium sized and somewhat
ribbed, like a little green pumpkin.H422: $19.95 each
CORDIFOLIA ARGUTA FEMALE Our Cordifolia is female variety
of arguta hardy kiwi that is prized for its especially sweet fruit. The fruit is
similar to other argutas but sweeter. The fruit is roundish and the plant is
very productive. It needs an Arguta male as a pollinizer.H423: $19.95
FUZZY MALEIt blooms over a long period and is a good pollinizer for
fuzzy and arguta females, but not for kolomiktas. One male can pollinize
up to eight females.H380: $19.95 each
Kiwi Accessories
GROWING KIWIFRUIT 2 0 pages, Oregon State University. Covers
all aspects of kiwi growing, pruning, trellising, harvest and storage.
The booklet covers all types of kiwis. It is a great home or commerical
growers guide. S240: $4.50 each
How To Use Kiwis
ISSAI SELF FERTILENEW! Issai is a kiwi for people who don’t have
the space for the other vigorous hardy kiwis. Spacing is about 8’. Issai
produces fruit without a male, though its production is a lot more with a
male. It has excellent flavor. It can be maintained in a pot or small space.
It’s down side is that it can’t tolerate wet soil and is harder to successfully
establish than the other hardy kiwis. H373: $19.95 each
IN THE KITCHEN: Kiwis have ten times the Vitamin C of lemons.
A tasty addition to salads and desserts. Use for ice cream, pie, jam and
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Kiwis are beautiful vines. Their vigorous
spring growth is a spectacular sight. Excellent for a privacy screen, they
will rapidly cover a fence and with support will cover a wall or steep
slope. Kolomiktas have pretty tri colored foliage.
Kolomikta Kiwis
Useful Facts
(Actinidia kolomikta) Also called Arctic
Beauty, they are native to Russia. USDA Zones
3-9. Select a male and a female for pollination
and fruit set. The vines are much less vigorous
than the Arguta making them a good choice
for confined spaces. They grow best in partial
POLLINATION: All need a male
and female to set fruit. One male can
pollinize up to 8 females. The fuzzy
kiwi male is the best pollinator and
can pollinate the fuzzy or arguta female. The arguta male can pollinate
the arguta or fuzzy female because
bloom times partially overlap. Kolomiktas bloom later.
Male Flower
HARDINESS: See species descriptions.
SUN OR SHADE: Most kiwis need
a sunny location with wind protection. Arctic Beauty likes some shade.
SPACING: 15 to 20 ft. for Fuzzy and
Female Flower
Arguta. 8 ft. for Kolomikta.
HARVEST & STORAGE: Kolomiktas ripen in August. Most kiwis ripen in October and are picked after the first frost. Picked while still hard, they can be stored for months
in a refrigerator or cool dry area and put on the counter to soften.
PESTS: No significant problems. Cats find the foliage addictive, like
YIELD: Mature fuzzy & arguta female vines produce 25 pounds or
in moderate or very cold climates can enjoy
fruit with the same delectable kiwi flavor.
This attractive kolomitka vine produces
delicious fruit you can pop from the vine
into your mouth. The fruit is about the
length of an Arguta but has a narrower
oblong shape. H480: $19.95 each; 3+: $17.50 each
he male arctic beauty vine is noted for its
ornamental pink, white and green variegated leaves, though the female
also has some variegation. It takes a few years before the colors begin
so don’t visit the optometrist yet. It rates among the best backyard
ornamentals from Vladivostok to Kalamazoo. The male doesn’t produce
fruit but pollinizes up to eight productive female Kolomiktas, but not
arguta or fuzzy. H
500: $19.95 each; 3+: $17.50 each
Fuzzy Kiwis
How To Grow
(Actinidia deliciosa) This is
the type of kiwi that you find
in the supermarket. It has
a fuzzy brown skin. Inside,
the flesh is a lime green. The
taste is wonderful, a tropical
combination of flavors.
Native to China, but first
commercially grown in New
Zealand. USDA Zones 7-9.
We offer hardy and early
ripening varieties.
SAANICHTON FEMALE Similar to the fuzzy kiwi you usually buy
in the store. However it is more winter hardy (to about 5° F.) and it is
successfully grown from California to as far north as Vancouver, Canada.
It ripens a couple of weeks before the variety Hayward. It’s a large sweet
fruit and heavily productive. It is easy to peel. H375: $19.95 each; 3+:
$17.50 each
SOIL: Need well drained soil.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Kiwis (except Kolomitkas) are vigorous vines. They cannot support their own weight and will spread up
to 30 feet. They require strong support such as a trellis, arbor, or fence.
Wrapping the trunk from ground level, up about four feet, or planting
it on the shaded side of its support, will protect the trunk from splitting
after spring or fall cold snaps.
PRUNING: When planted, the vines should be pruned back to 4 or 5
buds. From these a main stem should be selected and staked to grow to
the top of the arbor or trellis, usually about 7’ high. The “Tree Owner’s
Manual” that comes with each order has more pruning info.
aintree Nursery has wonderful plants, and I’ve been impressed by the large and
diverse selection.
— J.C. Huntington Station, NY
Northern gardeners can grow hardy kiwis.
Passiflora vines have large, round, incredibly showy flowers. Butterflies love
them. The vigorous vines are easy to grow in
well drained soil, either in the ground or in a five
gallon pot and will grace your house or greenhouse. Use a stake and twine to tie the vines
indoors. Vines are self fertile. Passifloras cannot
be shipped to Hawaii.
We Offer the Hardiest
of the Passifloras
MAYPOP(Passiflora incarnata) An
attractive, hardy, perennial vine native to the
Eastern U.S. Maypop freezes to the ground in
the winter and re-sprouts, flowers and bears
a two inch long fruit the next
season. Hand pollinate for
best fruit production. Enjoy
the showy, sweet scented lilac
and white colored passion
flowers. Maypop can be
grown where temperatures
don’t fall below -20° F. In a very
cold region, mulching will
help protect the root system.
It needs a well drained soil.
Zones 5-9. 4” pot. H7154:
$13.50 each
FLOWER(Passiflora caerulea)
A hardy perennial vine to Zone
7-11. Temperatures below 20°
F will kill the top of the plant,
but mulched around the base,
it will regrow in the spring and
flower and fruit each year. The
amazingly ornamental flowers
have white petals and white
and purple crowns. The orange
701: $19.95
colored oval fruit is used to flavor beverages. 1 quart pot. H
each; 3+: $16.50 each
Beautiful Edible Houseplants for the North
FREDERICK ( Passiflora edulis) ‘Frederick’
is the premier fruit producing passiflora.
If you don’t live in Zones 10-11, grow it in a
sunny window or greenhouse. It thrives
and produces, often the first year, in a pot.
The flowers are fragrant and large. The
fruit has a purple skin and delicious pulp
when ripe. The fruit should never be picked,
it must fall from the vine naturally. If it is
allowed to wrinkle a bit after collecting, it
becomes sweet ambrosia. The plant is very
productive in warm areas. This outstanding
Patrick Pons-Worley hybrid is vigorous and blooms from late spring
until fall. In Zones 10-11, this plant is excellent for a sunny location and
makes a good, rapidly growing screen for a fence or outbuilding. 1 gallon
pot.H706: $24.50 each
(Akebia quinata) A beautiful, fast growing vine that thrives with little care, and
you’ll love the weird looking fruit. It is a
beautiful evergreen in the Pacific Northwest
and warmer areas and deciduous in colder
climates. The abundant May flowers are
very fragrant. The vine occasionally produces bizarre looking five inch (occasionally
much larger) long pink, or blue skinned
fruit. Inside is a tasty roll of white seedy pulp that makes a tropical tasting
clear jelly or flavorful drink. To get pollination and
fruit, plant two of the varieties we offer. Native
to Northern Japan, the durable vines are prized for
basket making and admired for the intricate silhouetted patterns the foliage casts on walls. The soft
young shoots are used in salads or for salt pickling.
Given something to climb on, the twining vine can
grow 20 feet a year. It may be pruned severely each
year if you wish to control its rapid growth. Or it can
run along the ground, rooting where branches touch
and become an attractive ground cover. If neglected,
it can naturalize and become a weed. USDA Zones
4-10. Plants are in a quart size pot.
SHIROBANA™An abundance of fragrant white flowers in May adorn
this beautiful vine.H335: $16.50 each
SILVER BELLS A vigorous vine with both light pink and reddishpurple flowers. It has the largest leaves of the five leafed akebia varieties.
H340: $16.50 each
PURPLE ROSEThis variety produces an abundance of fragrant
vibrant red-purple flowers each May. H325: $16.50 each
Ornamental Shrubs
These shrubs are among the most beautiful, winter
hardy and easiest to successfully grow. Each comes
to you as a multi-stemmed shrub ready to dig in and
quickly provide your yard with beauty. We offer well
rooted shrubs, either bare root or in 1 gallon pots.
Incredibly Fragrant & Hardy Too
ORANGE (Philadelphus virginalis) This is an old
fashioned shrub that is still very popular because
it is easy to grow and brings the outrageously
sweet scent of orange blossoms to deprived
Northern gardeners. Enjoy a profusion of double
white flowers in May and June. USDA Zones 4-8.
Prune this graceful 6-8’ foot shrub after flowering.
12-18” shrub. M080: $16.50 each; 3+: $13.50
Butterfly Bush
Enjoy fragrant dark purple repeated blooms
born on long beautiful racemes. Bushes grow
6 to 8’ tall and if spent blooms are pruned new
flowers will come on side shoots. This new
proven winner butterfly bush has sterile blooms
so it will not reseed and become a noxious weed.
Inspired Violet is easy to successfully grow and
is very attractive to birds and butterflies. M054:
$19.95 each
BLACK KNIGHT ( Passiflora edulis) A great indoor edible, producing
regularly even in a small pot. Enjoy fragrant, dark purple-black fruit,
the size of a large egg with excellent flavor. The vine is vigorous and
compact with fragrant white and purple flowers. Foliage is glossy. 1
gallon size. Zones 10-11. H712: $24.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Flowering Currant
guineum) These beautiful bushes and the
hum­ming­birds they attract are one way many
gardeners measure the start of spring. The
drooping flower clusters lend an elegant beauty
to the early springtime, growing on a bush that
reaches 8’ in height. Dark blue berries are small
and will be eaten by the birds. USDA Zones 7-9.
Prohibitions are the same as black currants. This
ornamental red flowering currant is an upright
grower with long clusters of beautiful red flowers.E753: $13.50 each;
3+: $11.50 each
Lilac bushes are a classic in American gardens, and the heart of
spring bouquets. The pioneers carried starts of this sturdy shrub across the
continent, and it heralds spring from Washington D.C. to Washington State.
Use it as an accent, foundation shrub, or plant it 3’ apart as a hedge. It does
best in full sun, and is relatively pest and disease free. It can develop mildew
in damp climates, and should be pruned to
encourage good air circulation. The lavishly
fragrant blooms may take several years to
reach their full potential on newly planted
shrubs. Zones 3-9.We offer sturdy 12-18”
CHARLES JOLY ( Syringa vulgaris) This
old fashioned, classic lilac is favored by
those who appreciate deep, rich colors.
Its fully double, long lasting, burgundy
flowers open from purple/maroon buds
in spring, about mid-season. Fantastically
fragrant and moderately sized at under 10’
tall, it grows best in areas with cold winters.
M048: $17.50 each
SENSATION (Syringa vulgaris) Fragrant
and beautiful, ‘Sensation’ is an aptly
named lilac. Its beautiful, wine red flowers
are edged in white and wonderfully
fragrant. ‘Sensation’ can reach 12-to-15feet tall and almost as wide. Grow in full
sun, and expect outstanding flower power
if you live in a region with cold winters.
Once established, it is quite drought
tolerant. Remove twiggy growth and spent
flower heads after bloom. M042: $17.50
has been a favorite since it came out
in the 1890s. Its developer, Victor
Lemoine, named it for someone dear
to his heart. The creamy buds open to
pure white double flowers with the
sweetest fragrance in the spring. An
old-fashioned, romantic addition to the
garden. Grows to about 12’ tall and 10’
wide. Best in areas with pronounced winters. Give it full sun for best
bloom. M046: $17.50 each
MISS KIM(Syringa patula Miss Kim) This 4 foot dwarf lilac extends
the season of fragrance for weeks, blooming in June, after most lilacs
are done. Its compact growth becomes covered with pinkish blue buds,
which open to lavender. Zones 4-9. M040: $17.50 each
Tree Peonies
Since tree peonies can live for over 200 years, you
can consider them a gardening legacy! These are
called “tree” peonies because they produce long
lived woody rather than herbaceous growth. They
prefer rich, moist, well drained soils in partial or
dappled sun. The flowers are more plentiful in full
sun, but last longer with some shade. All our tree
peonies are gallon size plants.
DELAVAYI (Paeonia delavayi) T
his upright, open tree peony, grows
to about 7’ tall and 4’ wide. It has deep red 3” flowers and prefers cooler
summers. Zones 6-9. M084: $19.95 each
These Bushes Light Up the Winter
verticillata) A new dwarf deciduous holly that is
covered with persistent bright orange red berries in
the fall and winter. This 4’ tall shrub fits beautifully
into a yard providing gorgeous winter color and
food for wildlife and great cut stems for winter
arrangements. It is hardy in USDA Zones 3-9 and
tolerates most soils even damp ones. 1 gallon Pot.
M313: $22.50 each
MR. POPPINS WINTERBERRYA dwarf winter holly also only
growing to 4’ tall and wide with attractive green foliage. It’s purpose is to
pollinate Berry Poppins and let her produce her gorgeous berries. One
male can service up to ten females. 1 gallon Pot. M314: $19.95 each
stolonifera) An ideal hedge plant, the “red
osier” grows from 6-10’ tall. It’s a suckering,
spread­ing shrub. Plant 3-4’ apart to make a
thick hedge. It has white flowers and blue
berries favored by the birds. The foliage turns
bright red in the autumn. The branches are a
striking red in winter after the foliage drops.
Zones 3-9. It is not fussy but likes damp locations best. 2’-3’ plant. M
$7 each; 5+: $5 eachPROHIBITED TO FL
Hydrangea bushes will be a focal point in your garden
with their spectacular flowers! Flowers of each variety
are quite different and can be panicle, mophead or
lacecap in shape. (See photos) Flower colors vary from
a bright pink to blue, or white, depending on soil pH
and variety. 1 gallon size unless otherwise noted.
PEE GEE ( Hydrangea paniculata Grandiflora”)
Enjoy large panicles of white flowers fading to pink
beginning in mid-summer and persisting into fall.
Let this robust, disease resistant classic grow as
a shrub or train it as a small tree (as shown). It grows to 15’ or half that
size with pruning. Prune in early spring. Spaced 4 feet apart, it makes
a gorgeous hedge, blooming throughout summer and fall. Zones 4-9.
6-12” shrub. M071M (2’-3’): $19.95 each
Since this hydrangea produces flowers on side shoots as well as terminal
buds, the entire rounded shrub is covered with large,
round mophead flowers that vary from light blue
in acid soils to pink in alkaline ones. ‘Generale’ has
been a standard for hydrangea lovers for about 100
years. Flowers are beautiful fresh and dried. Grows
4-6’ tall and wide. Plant in partial shade in rich soil.
Zones 6-9. 1 gallon pot. M076: $19.50 each
You don’t have to live in England to enjoy the beauty of the English
cottage garden! Plant some of Raintree’s landscape roses and you will be
speaking with an accent and gardening in woolens in no time. All are hardy
with attractive carefree foliage. It’s easy to make a dense hedge or a gorgeous
bed or border. They are so easy to care for, they can be pruned with hedge
shears or loppers. We offer well rooted bushes.
Fragrant, Everblooming Climbers
Cover fences, pillars, a trellis or side of the house with these fragrant,
disease resistant, repeat blooming climbers. They often flower the first
season. These climbers are incredibly beautiful, disease resistant and easy to
grow. We offer well
rooted plants. 2 liter
A magnificent
climbing shrub,
with large flowers
that are a delightful
mix of apricot to
throughout the
summer. Healthy,
shiny foliage on
strong upright
growth. 6’ x 6’.
Zones 5-8 L654: $14.50 each;
3+: $12.50 each
QUADRAA new hardy
climbing explorer rose with
highly attractive clusters of fully
double dark red flowers. Enjoy
its repeat flowering throughout
the summer. Quadra is
exceptionally disease resistant
with shiny medium green
foliage. 7’ x 4’. Zones 3-8.
L655: $14.50 each; 3+:
$12.50 each
ou will
be delighted by the
enormous number of
deep rose pink flowers,
some borne singly and
some in great clusters.
The growth is more
vigorous than the other
climbers, and the leaves
are large, glossy and plentiful.
Flowers have a sweet fragrance.
15’ x 10’. Zone 4-8.L656:
$14.50 each;
Roses With Big Hips
don’t know if this holds true of the
namesake but this Danish rose is
famous for having extremely large
hips. Loads of large round flavorful
crimson hips decorate the 4-5’ tall,
disease resistant bush. Grow it on
a small trellis or use its sprawling
habit to make a great mass planting.
Starting in June and through the
Autumn it is covered with pretty pale
pink single flowers with soft yellow
stamens. Each fall it sports flowers
and large tasty red hips at the same
time. L620S: $12.50 each; 3+: $10
We are offering beautiful rugosa roses which are the best varieties in
the world for producing flavorful large hips. If you aren’t hip enough to
know; they can be dried or frozen as a vitamin C source. They are also
used in soups, jellies, wines, rose honey, vinegar, rose sugar, rose water
and oil for aromatic and cosmetic uses. Zones 3-9.
More Beautiful Flowers and Edible Hips
SCABROSA This English
rugosa makes an excellent
5’ tall, spreading hedge or
an outstanding specimen
plant. The large 5” purple/
pink flowers with bold
anthers, keep blooming
for months. The carefree
shrub is loaded in the fall
with large flavorful, fleshy
hips that look like cherry
tomatoes. L
680S: $14.50
each; 3+: $11.50 each
old time rugosa hybrid
has pure white, semidouble blooms with an
intense fragrance. The
leathery, wrinkled, dark
green foliage is disease
resistant. Large orangered hips follow blooms. 5’
x 4’. Plant 3’ apart to make
a great hedge. Zones 2-8
L637: $12.50 each; 3+:
$10 each
selected this exceptional
climbing rose for its disease
resistant, glossy green foliage
and its beautiful, double,
buttery-yellow flowers. With
repeating bloom, the plant’s
large, ruffled roses with a fruity
fragrance cover the robust
canes over a long period. 14’ x 4’
Zone 5-9. L685: $14.50 each ;
3+: $12.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
ROSERAIE DE L’HAY One of the best old time
Rugosa roses. It has highly fragrant very large,
semi-double, crimson-purple blooms on a large
well-rounded shrub with shiny, green foliage.
Spacing 6’ x 5’. Plant 3’ apart to make a great hedge.
Zones 2-8 L650: $12.50; 3+: $10 each
A Hedge of Red, White and Green
These rugosas are beautiful edible landscaping roses at a price you can
afford. Display them at their best, in a mass planting. They bloom constantly,
summer through fall, delighting you with masses of color every time you
walk by. Make a glorious hedge or garden bed. Zones 2-9.
special seedling
rose not only
produces an
of large, very
fragrant single
white flowers
from summer
autumn, it is
loaded with
large tasty
red hips. The foliage is deep green and disease resistant making these
bushes, month after month, a collage of white, red and green. Grow as a
thick spreading 6’ tall hedge. L640: $6.50 each; 5+: $4.50 each; 10+:
$3.50 each
ROSA RUGOSA RUBRA These seedlings have the same growth
habit as the “Alba” except with red flowers. L646: $4.95 each; 5+:
$3.75 each; 10+: $3 each
Edible Flowers
DAYLILY Enjoy an
abundance of large
beautiful golden edible
flowers for months
each spring and again
throughout the summer.
The flowers are followed
by edible pods re­sem­
bling green beans. Both
are excellent additions to
salads. The plant grows to
18-24” tall in sun or partial
shade. To make a bed,
plant clumps about two
feet apart. The plants are
drought tolerant. USDA
Zones 4-11. They thrive
through­out the nation. 4”
pot.L700: $5.50 each
This deep pink daylily blooms
in late spring, and repeats
throughout the summer. It
reaches about 20” in height, and
is an excellent companion to
Stella D’Oro. 4” pot. L
701: $5.50
62.2.5” pot. M007: $9.50 each
Plant A Maple, Leave A Legacy
(Acer saccharum) This grafted tree
was bred for its very fast growth and
its gorgeous red, yellow and orange
fall foliage. It forms a symmetrical
oval crown and grows to 50 feet. It
can be tapped for sugar. Plant patent
#4979. Zones 4-9. 4’-5’ tree. M320:
$19.95 each; 3+: $18.50 each
VINE MAPLE (Acer circinatum)
This Pacific Northwest native signals
the start of Autumn in August.
(Which everyone resents it for.) The
foliage turns a fiery red, orange and
yellow. It grows as a semi-vining bush, often growing sideways rather
than upright. It roots where the branches touch the ground. The very
hard wood is used for handles. It is a beautiful, low growing ornamental
tree. 2’-3’, two year tree. Zones 5-9. M300: $11.50 each; 5+: $7.50 each
rubrum ‘Franksred’) Among the
most popular yard trees. Enjoy
brilliant orange and red foliage
that starts very early in the fall
and disease resistant dark glossy
green foliage in the summer.
It grows quickly to 30 x 40’
and likes full sun. It is drought
tolerant once established. Zones
4-9. 4-6’ tree. M331: $19.95
each; 3+: $18.50 each
Barking Up the Right Tree!
PAPER BARK MAPLE(Acer griseum)
Most people grow this maple for its
amazing reddish bark that peels away
in paper thin sheets exposing in endless
combinations, a beautiful multicolored
main trunk. In the autumn, also enjoy the
brilliant red foliage. The Paper Bark Maple
is from China and grows to only 20-25 feet
tall. Its three sharply toothed dark green
leaflets make it an attractive tree in the
summer too. Zones 5-9. 2-3’ trees. M325:
$16.50 each
How To Use Roses
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use as a low maintenance barrier hedge due
to the thorny branches, or as an everblooming, easy care groundcover.
A mass planting is of stunning beauty from spring through fall, showing off hips, flowers and deep green foliage.
POLLINATION: None needed, but better fruit may be produced from
more than one variety or seedling.
HARDINESS: See descriptions. Tolerant of wind, salt and drought.
SUN: Full sun or light shade and good air circulation.
HARVEST TIME: Repeat flowering. Harvest hips in September and
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Good drainage is essential.
SPACING: The same as the ultimate height of the plant. Hedge space
at 2/3 ultimate height. Climbers can be tucked in with other plants.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Rugosas need little or no fertilizing.
They are drought tolerant once established and need little or no pruning. They are easy to grow. Shearing helps hedges.
Beautiful Trees for Your Yard
(Cercis canadensis) A small
tree, growing to 20-25’ tall that
is beautiful in all seasons. Start
the early spring with beautiful
red flowers, prized in flower
arrangements, as they emerge
from the bare branches.
Flowers are especially
dramatic in cold winter areas.
Spring foliage is purple and
heart shaped, aging to a bronzy
green in the summer before
again turning purple in the
autumn. Give it full sun except
in the hottest summer areas. Zones 5-9. We offer large 4-5’ trees. M
$22.50 each
Dwarf Flowering
THUNDERCLOUD PLUM (Prunus cerasifera) Because this tree is
disease resistant and thrives with little care, it is among the most popular
yard and street
trees. For a
effect plant
an entire row
about 15’ apart.
Enjoy the red
foliage from
spring through
fall. Herald the
beginning of
spring with
the profusion
of pale pink
fragrant flowers
that cover the
trees for weeks.
Thundercloud prefers full sun. It will grow to 20-25’ tall and wide. It also
produces a few, very tasty purple plums. Zones 5-9. We offer large 4-5’
trees.M908: $19.95 each; 5+: $18.50 each.
MT FUJIEarly pink buds
open to very fragrant semi- double
white blooms that later fade to pink.
Horizontal branches. M916: $29.95
Crabapple Trees Are Beautiful Yard Trees
We offer dwarfing crabapple cultivars selected for disease resistance and beautiful foliage and flowers. Most
produce fruit for people but all offer fruit for birds. Bees
prefer white flowered crabs which are excellent pollinizers. See these outstanding landscaping trees on page 32!
Honey Locust
pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’) The bright
yellow foliage throughout the
growing season makes this tree
stand out like a shimmering beacon.
The fast growing oval shaped
tree grows to 40’ tall and is widely
adapted to heat or cold. It is a Black
Locust with pretty compound
leaves, white flowers and thorns on
the smaller wood. 4-5’ tree. Zones
4-9. K630: $24.50 each
For a thousand years, the
Japanese have had a reverence
for the beauty and fragrance
of flowering cherries. Enjoy
these amazing trees on the
dwarf “Gisela 5” rootstock.
Trees will grow to only about
10’ tall. Each needs sun and
well drained soil and little
pruning after permanent
branches are chosen. Flowering cherries are site specific so
check to see if they thrive in
your area. We offer large 4-6’
trees. Zones 6-9.
ouble pink flowers
cover this tree. Foliage turns reddish in
spring and fall.M901: $29.95 each
Instant Shade Tree
EMPRESS TREE(Paulownia tomentosa) It is a very fast growing
dense shade tree for the Pacific Northwest and other areas with mild
winters. It is hardy in Zones 7-10. The wood is extremely valuable and
has many uses. In colder parts of its range, for
the first few years, the new growth dies back
each winter but tremendous summer growth
more than compensates. In Japan, the wood is
traditionally used to make dowry chests and
other furniture. Each spring, the tree is covered
with clusters of trumpet
shaped two inch long fragrant
flowers that are lilac blue; a
display of spectacular beauty.
They provide good bee forage
in the spring. Young trees
grow best if given a lot of water
in summer. Even young trees
have two foot diameter heart shaped leaves. M581
(large crowns): $9.75 each; 3+: $7.50 each; M580 (1
gallon): $19.95 each
Plant a Clump of Birch
in Your Yard!
With the whitest bark of all the birches,
this beautiful tree grows to 40 feet and
has lovely yellow fall foliage. Plant a
single tree or plant a clump of three
or more in the same hole. A native
of Northern India, it is hardy to Zone
5-9. 2-3’ trees. M
705: $9.85 each; 3+:
$7.50 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
HAKURO NISHIKI ( Salix integra
variegata) A graceful compact tree easily
maintained at 6’ tall, with striking pink
stems and buds and white, pink and green
tricolored leaves. Make it the focal point of
your yard! Catkins grace bare stems in early
spring before the leaves appear. 1 gallon pot.
Zones 6-9.M363: $19.50 each
chaenomeloides) Colorful silver, purple to
pink buds open to large silvery 2 1/2” catkins.
The new leaf growth is red maturing to a deep blue green. It makes a
large rounded shrub to 15’ tall. Zones 6-9. M359 (1 qt. pot): $14.50
FRENCH PUSSY WILLOW (Salix caprea) Before leafing out in
spring, this variety produces an abundance of plump, woolly, pinkish
gray catkins about 1” long that are prized in early spring bouquets. It can
be kept shrub size by cutting it to ground every few years and letting it
re-sprout. Zones 4-9. M360: $6.50 each; 3+: $4.50 each
CORKSCREW WILLOW (Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’) Beloved
by florists and flower arrangers the Corkscrew Willow is also a great
landscape choice for soggy spots with full sun. It can grow rapidly to
30 tall’ x 15’ wide. Roots can be invasive. Don’t put willows near a septic
system! Zones 4-9. M
335 (1 qt. pot): $14.50 each
Broadleafed Evergreens
unedo) A broad leafed evergreen
relative of the madrone. It grows
slowly to 15’ or 6-8’ if grown as a
bush. Its trunk becomes twisted and
gnarled with age. (As do we all!) It
is named for the round, mealy yet
edible strawberry colored fruit that
ripen in the fall and winter. Self
fertile. 1 gallon pot. Zones 7-11. D600: $17.50 each
BAY LAUREL (Umbellaria californica) Cooks
flavor pots of soup with the pungent bay leaves
from this beautiful, broad-leafed western native
evergreen that is also known as Oregon Myrtle.
Fortunately for gardeners, Oregon Myrtle grows
very slowly in gardens, only 20-to-25-feet tall and
wide, substantially less than the 75-feet it may reach
in its native range. It adapts well to pruning, so it can
be maintained as a striking, aromatic 6-8’ shrub. It
grows well in a pot. It likes deep moist soils, but can
withstand drought when established. Zones 7-11. 1
gallon pot. M
520: $22.50 each
(Laurus Nobilis) This edible sweet bay has
beautiful golden leaves sprouting from
red stems. Ideal for growing in a pot, it
grows only to 8-12’ tall. 1 gallon Pot. USDA
Zones 8-10. M
525: $22.50 each
SWEET BAY (Laurus nobilis) Also
called Grecian or true Bay. When you
make a pot of soup, why not reach out your window and pick a bay
leaf from this beautiful broadleafed evergreen. The tree can grow 10 to
20 feet tall but is easily kept smaller. It is also well suited for container
523: $24.50
growing. It likes full sun and is hardy to 10°F. 1 gallon pot. M
Silver Dollar Tree Makes
Big Change In Your Yard
CIDER GUM ( E. gunnii) Hardy, fragrant, fast
growing and drought tolerant, this bush or tree
from the mountains of Tasmania is the source
for the pungent, blue, silver-dollar-shaped
leaves often dried for flower arrangements.
Among the hardiest of the Eucalypts, it takes
10F or below and thrives even in the Pacific
Northwest. For a continuous harvest of
decorative leaves, prune in winter to stimulate
new growth or let it become an upright tree of
30’ or more with leaves that become lanceshaped and green. 1 gallon pot. M550: $19.50 each
Unusual Nut Trees
(Ginkgo biloba) The only surviving member of an ancient order of
conifer-like trees that covered the earth during the Jurassic period,
150 million years ago. Ginkgo grows slowly to more than 50 feet tall. Its
leaf is shaped like a duck’s foot, and is unlike any
other leaf in the world. Ginkgo trees are either
male or female. The females won’t fruit without
pollination from a male. The ripening fruit has no
aroma, but if left to rot it has an unpleasant rancid
smell. Planting any single tree will mean you have
no pollination and therefore, no nuts. The edible
nuts are green with a white shell and are the size of
a small almond. And we almost forgot to tell you
that ginkgo is used to stimulate memory. Ginkgo
grows in a wide variety of soils and is a pollution
tolerant tree. In the fall, the leaves of both the male
and female turn a glorious golden yellow. Zones
4-9. Grafted trees are one gallon size. Seedlings 6-12”.
SALEM LADY FEMALEA heavy producing grafted female ginkgo.
K451: $22.50 each
MALE A grafted male pollinizer for the female. Plant a male and a
female if you want to harvest the nuts. K452: $22.50 each
SEEDLINGS These are unsexed, but can still be a lot of fun to plant and
will be very attractive yard trees. K450: $8.50 each
Coniferous Nut Trees
araucana) The branching pattern of
this Chilean evergreen seedling tree is
unique. The branches are symetrical and
horizontal, each turning up at its end. The
Monkey Puzzle also produces 8” diameter
oblong cones with up to 300 nuts per
cone. The nuts are small and triangular
shaped. They can be eaten raw or roasted
and have a rich sweet flavor. Trees grow
slowly to 25-45’ tall. We offer unsexed
seedlings and only the females produce
nuts while the males are pollinizers. The
small one gallon size trees we offer have been growing for several
years. Zones 6-9. K440: $26.50 eachPROHIBITED TO AZ.
Chestnuts are majestic trees that live hundreds of years and
can produce hundreds of pounds of nuts each year. Trees with
European and American parentage may not be resistant to chestnut
blight and should not be planted east of the Rocky Mountains. Only
the Chinese Chestnuts are reliably resistant east of the Rockies.
Seedlings will be variable in nut production. Our grafted selections
are all heavy producers. Zones 5-9 unless noted. Prohibited to AZ.
Seedling Chestnuts
most chestnut trees found in the Northwest are of European origin,
there are some American chestnuts and these represent the largest
specimens left of this species in the nation. The American chestnut was
virtually obliterated back East in its native range by the chestnut blight.
These seedlings were grown from pure stands in Washington known to
be blight free. The nuts are small, early ripening, light brown and very
sweet. They have a fine flavor and peel quite easily. These make majestic
timber trees, the largest of all chestnuts. They are not blight resistant.
Zones 3-8. We offer 18-24” seedlings. K
350: $12.50each; 3+: $10 each
selected seedlings from highly productive trees. They are resistant
to Chestnut blight and can be planted in the east in areas with blight.
Spreading trees grow to 35’ tall and produce sweet nuts. K342 (1-1/2’ to
3’ trees): $6.50 each, 5+: $4.50 each; K343 (large 4-6’ tree): $22.50
COLOSSAL SEEDLING They have large, flavorful nuts and tend to
be the most productive of the seedlings. Of European parentage. Plant
two for pollination or use one as a pollinizer for a grafted tree. 1-3’ trees.
K345 (1-3’ tree): $8.50 each; 3+: $6.00 each; K346 (4-6’): $22.50
Chestnut Cookbook
CHESTNUT COOKBOOKby Annie Bhagwandin, 128 pages. The
author has been growing, harvesting and preparing chestnuts for 25
years. The book includes recipes from around the world and interesting
folklore. The book has been revised and reprinted. S027: $12.95 each
How to Use Chestnuts
IN THE KITCHEN: Chestnuts con­tain ap­proxi­mately 5% oil and
7% protein, along with a rich sup­ply of carbohydrates, giving them a
food value roughly equiva­lent to potatoes. In some parts of the world
chestnuts are dried and ground into a flour for use in baking. They are
among the sweetest of nuts and roasted chestnuts are a wonderful snack.
Chestnuts complement vegetables, and are prized in turkey stuffing.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: A beautiful spreading tree for the landscape.
Chinese chest­nuts compare in size to a very large apple tree, whereas
Eu­ro­pean and American chestnuts even­tu­ally get quite massive. Chest­
nuts are a great dual purpose food and timber tree. Chestnut wood is
ex­tremely durable and rot re­sis­tant and possesses this quality as a young
tree, unlike cedar. Chestnut resprouts quite vig­or­ously after cutting,
suiting it quite well to coppice management for rot resistant pole pro­
duc­tion. Cop­picing means to cut down an es­tab­lished tree thus allowing
the suckers to regrow. The sucker sprouts will regrow again and again
allowing for a continuous harvest of both nuts and wood.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Two varieties, two seedlings or one of each must be
planted to insure pollination. Different chestnut species will readily cross
with one another. If you lack room you can plant two in the same hole
and have a multi-trunk tree.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun for nut production.
PLANT SPACING: 40 ft. or more for maximum long term nut
pro­duc­tion. Interplanting at 20 foot spacing will greatly in­crease nut
production over the first 20 years. Interplants will even­tu­ally need to be
HARVEST TIME: October-November.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: A tree on the slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily had a
branch spread over 200 feet wide and was in excess of 2500 years old.
BEARING AGE: Grafted trees will bear in 2-3 years, seedlings in 5-7.
YIELD: A mature tree can produce 100 pounds or much more.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Chest­nuts will grow in most soils, but they
don’t like wet feet. Chestnut trees will tolerate acid soils, and are fairly
drought resistant once established.
PESTS AND DISEASES: Borers can be a problem for grafted trees. The
North­west has escaped chestnut blight due to climate and isolation.
A row of coppiced Chestnut trees in France!
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Black Walnuts
BLACK WALNUT SEEDLINGS Very fast growing trees. An
excellent choice for a dual purpose nut production and timber planting.
1-2’ seedlings. K240: $4.75; 10+: $3.75 each
GRAFTED THOMAS BLACK If you want to harvest a great crop of
flavorful black walnuts there’s no doubting Thomas is the tree for you.
Thomas starts bearing at an early age, while seedling
black walnuts can take many years to come into
production. The nut meats are large for a black walnut
and crack into halves or quarters. The tree grows
rapidly to 50 feet or more and needs a rich moist but
well drained soil. Plant it with a seedling black walnut
for pollination. USDA Zones 5-9. K
246: $36.50 each
Walnut Accessories
rack black walnuts
and other hard shelled nuts with this heavy duty tool.
T360: $49.50
Plant A Black Walnut, Leave A Legacy
(Juglans species) These stately trees have large compound leaves and
a handsome branching pattern that makes them attractive, even in
wintertime. Walnuts prefer slightly acid to neutral deep soils with
good drainage. Walnuts require full sun to crop effectively. USDA
regulation prohibits shipping Juglans species to TX, KS, AZ,
MO, OK, NE, MI, IN & CA. Our grafted walnuts are 3-6’ tall unless
otherwise noted.
Grafted Walnuts
AMBASSADORA winter hardy self-fertile Carpathian hybrid from
Idaho that sets heavy crops of delicious 1 1/4” nuts in thin shells. A
patented variety, it needs about 600 chill hours. PP4132; USDA Zones
4-8. K190: $34.50 each
Butternuts are walnut relatives. They make beautiful, large trees and are
good producers.
BUTTERNUT SEEDLING(Juglans cinerea) The butternut is the
hardiest tree in the walnut family. It is also known as the white walnut,
for its lighter, attractive wood used for paneling and furniture. It is a
medium to large tree with a lofty, spreading form, not quite as large or
demanding of water as black walnuts. Nuts come enclosed in a rough,
thick shell that terminates in a sharp point. Butternuts have a rich
buttery taste preferred by some people over the other walnuts. Plant two
for pollination. 1-2’ seedling tree. USDA Zones 4-9.K260: $11.50 each;
3+: $8.50 each
Black Walnut’s Best Friend
BLACK LOCUST ( Robinia pseudoacacia) This very fast growing tree
has many uses. It is a nitrogen fixer and a good choice to plant with Black
Walnut or Chestnut in a woodlot. In a woodlot or as a wind­break, plant
the trees 10’ apart. Left to grow, the trees will get very tall. Trees can begin
to be thinned and harvested for firewood and rot resistant posts in 8 to
12 years. Flowers are excellent bee forage. The thorny trees will send up
root suckers which also grow into trees, even after a mature tree is cut.
This way they replant themselves. 1-1/2’ to 3’ seedlings. USDA Zones 4-8.
K620: $3.75 each; 10+: $2 each
(Juglans nigra) Black walnut is a rapid grower in fertile sites, and
produces an excellent wood. Since it has been largely logged out in
the wild, there is considerable interest in black walnut as a high value
timber crop. It produces a thick shelled rich flavored nut that retains
flavor very well in cooking, and has nearly twice the protein of English
Walnuts. It makes a much larger tree than other walnuts, spreading
high and wide in great majesty. Timber plantings are close spaced at
10 to 18 ft. intervals, thinned for veneer in 20 years followed by timber
harvest at 40’ spacing, 20-30 years later. Black walnuts like lots of
water when they are in active growth. They are more tolerant of wetter
ground than are English, but won’t grow in year-round swampy sites.
Eating foliage is reportedly toxic to horses. Plant two or more black
walnut seedlings for pollination. Many plants don’t grow well under
walnut trees. USDA Zones 4-9.
How to Use Walnuts
IN THE KITCHEN: Walnuts are a highly concentrated protein
source. They add nutrition to baked goods, salads or breads. Ground
in a blender or chopped, they are great in casseroles or in a meatless
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Walnuts are a great yard, shade or street tree.
They should be sited at least 20’ from buildings to protect foundations.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: English, Carpathian and Manregian walnuts are self
fertile but benefit from a second variety for pollination. Plant two or
more black walnut seedlings.
HARDINESS: USDA Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun for effective cropping.
SPACING: 40’ permanent spacing. Interplanting will work for up to 20
HARVEST TIME: Walnuts drop in September and October.
BEARING AGE: Grafted trees 2 to 3 years, seedlings in 6 years or
YIELD: A mature tree can produce 100 pounds of nuts or much more.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: For production and long life, walnuts
should be located in deep soils slightly acid to neutral, with good
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: After the first growing season, apply a nitrogenous fertilizer mulch in early spring. Walnuts like a steady
supply of moisture in the growing season.
(Corylus species) Filberts are
easy to grow and very productive! Filberts can be grown in
USDA Zones 5-9. They are by
far the most important nut
crop grown com­mer­cially in
the Pacific Northwest. This
small tree prefers a cool, wet
cli­mate. Filberts flower in
mid-winter. The abundant
male catkins make a showy
display. Humid, windy
weather is ideal for dis­trib­ut­
ing pollen to the tiny red female flowers. By the end of August nuts are ripe. They
drop in September. PROHIBITED TO AZ.
New Blight Immune Cultivars
We are happy to finally make these filbert blight resistant and blight
immune cultivars available to home gardeners. Each is newly released by Oregon State University after two decades of breeding for blight immunity. It is
now possible to grow filberts again in places that suffer from Eastern Filbert
blight, including western Washington and Oregon. Filberts are also called
Hazels or Hazelnut trees. We offer 2-3’ trees unless otherwise noted.
his new highly blight resistant cultivar from OSU is perfect
for the home gardener. It produces heavy crops of delicious filberts on a
dwarf tree that is only half the size of other filbert varieties. Santiam and
Yamhill are good pollinizers.K016: $19.95 each
YORK A new mid season highly blight resistant pollinizer. It also
produces a good quantity of tasty round medium size nuts. It will
pollinize Dorris, and Yamhill and would help with early pollen for
Jefferson when combined with Theta. Named after York from the Lewis
and Clark expedition.K068: $19.95 each
YAMHILLAnother recent OSU release. This high quality, small tree
produces an ample crop of very tasty, early ripening nuts. It will pollinate
Santiam, Dorris and Jefferson. K067: $22.50 each
JEFFERSON This winning new variety joins the ranks of Eastern
Filbert Blight immune filberts from Oregon State University. A
smaller, compact tree, it is expected to replace Barcelona as the leading
commercial variety since it yields bigger crops of large tasty nuts that
fill their shells and produce so few blanks. A late bloomer, it is best
pollinated by Theta, Yamhill and Dorris. K043: $22.50 each
THETA This blight-immune late pollinator will increase yields for
Jefferson, which has a long bloom period. It is especially effective
when used with other Jefferson pollinizers such as Yamhill. Theta also
pollinizes Contorted Red Dragon. It also produces tasty nuts. K
$19.95 each
Eat Your Filbert Hedge
BLIGHT IMMUNE FILBERT HEDGE We are offering a cross
pollinating mixture of productive filbert blight immune varieties
(Dorris and York) for those interested in planting productive nut
bearing hedgerows, at an affordable price. These are on their own
roots. Trees planted at 4 foot intervals should be allowed to sucker
freely, which they will vigorously do, and an effective barrier 10
to 15 feet tall will be formed in several years. Filbert hedgerows
have formed fence-like boundaries around fields in northern
Europe for hundreds of years; giving shade, browse and forage for
stock, shelter for a diversity of wildlife and protection from cold
winds. The homeowner will also benefit from the privacy which a
dense hedgerow affords throughout the growing season and the
attractive winter bloom of male flowers.These are the same trees
we offer individually, however you save $25 by buying the group of
five which will makes a 20’ long hedge. K060: $79.95 each
An Amazing Ornamental!
CONTORTED RED DRAGON ( Corylus avellana cv. ‘Red Dragon’)
Dramatic and completely resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight, this new,
highly prized and previously unavailable, contorted hazelnut brings
color and form to your yard. It has twisted stems, richly colored, darkburgundy-purple leaves as well as burgundy catkins, husks and nuts.
Trees have moderate vigor and a spreading habit, which allows the
contorted growth to be visible in summer. Stake and train the trunk to
the height you desire, then allow it to contort outwards. Contorted Red
Dragon will pollinize Theta. Zones 5-9. K031 (2 gallon): $49.95 each
How To Use Filberts
BEARING AGE: 2 to 3 years YIELD: 20 pounds or more per tree.
IN THE KITCHEN: Bake with squash, casseroles, in vegetable pie; mince and
add to cookies or candies. Crushed filberts make a great pie crust without
any other ingredients. Filberts store for over a year.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Its tendency to sucker profusely makes it an excellent
candidate for a fast growing hedge or screen plant.
How To Grow
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: Filberts are wind pollinated in winter. Varieties have specific
pollination requirements. See varietal descriptions.
HARDINESS: Zones 5-9 unless otherwise noted. European Filbert flowers
winterkill at -15° F.
SUN: Prefers full sun in the maritime for maximum nut production. Prefers
partial shade in very sunny, hot climates.
PLANT SPACING: Single trees 15-20 feet; hedge plantings 4 to 5 ft.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers slightly acid soil around 6.5 pH; does best in
fertile soil with good drainage, but is widely adaptable.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Plant in late winter or early spring. Late spring
plantings grow less initially and require more watering. The ripeness of a
filbert can be determined by pushing on the nut in the husk. If it turns in the
husk then nut and husk have separated, and though it may be still a little
green, it’s as ripe as it will get and can be picked before birds or squirrels
get it.
PESTS AND DISEASES: European Filberts are susceptible to Eastern Filbert
Blight, a fungal bark disease spreading in commercial filbert growing areas.
Our plants come from inspected stock grown far from infested areas.
Control by spraying copper and dormant oil together at bud break, in late
March, mid April and early May. Or select new blight immune cultivars!
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
(Prunus amygdalus) Almonds
are beautiful ornamentals with
their attractive foliage and early
spring pink fragrant flowers.
They are of the Prunus genus and
resemble a peach tree. Except, you
discard the fruit, crack open the pit
and eat the nut inside. The spreading trees can be maintained at 12’ to
20’ tall depending on the variety. We
offer 3-5’ grafted trees.
beautiful ornamental that
is also edible. This hardy, self-fertile tree produces
a profusion of delicate, fragrant early spring pink
blossoms. This is followed by attractive, disease
resistant, peach-like foliage. Halls is thought to
be a peach-almond cross. The tree grows rapidly
to 20 feet and is self-fertile. The thick shelled,
strong flavored almonds are good for cooking and
eating. It blooms comparatively late for an almond and does very well
in the maritime Northwest. It’s beauty, ease of care, spreading habit and
reliable production make it a great tree for your yard. USDA Zones 6-9.
On Lovell rootstock. K160: $23.50 each
RELIABLE™Each season this beautiful tree produces a large crop of
tasty almonds. It is self-fertile and the most reliable variety tested at the
Mt. Vernon station. Reliable is a seedling hybrid of peach and almond.
The nuts are harder shelled and stronger in flavor than a true almond,
but its beautiful pink fragrant blossoms, disease-resistant foliage,
spreading habit and reliable production make it a home garden winner.
Easily maintained at about 15’ tall. It does very well in the maritime
Northwest. USDA Zones 5-9. On Lovell rootstock. K165A: $24.50 each
ALL IN ONE A self-fertile, soft shelled, sweet
almond. All in One is hardy in the Pacific
Northwest and in warmer climates. It is late
blooming for an almond. It is a genetic semi dwarf
and will only grow to 12 to 15 feet tall. USDA Zones
7-9. Developed by Floyd Zaiger. On Marianna 2624
rootstock. K150: $24.50 each
his unique almond tree boasts extreme winter hardiness, so
it can grow and fruit successfully far North of where other commercial
varieties have frozen out. It is a true almond with a thin, well-sealed shell
and a sweet kernel. Unfortunately, in our region and other areas with
wet springs, it may fall victim to brown rot and other fungal problems,
even with spring and fall copper sprays. Titan blooms very late for an
almond and can be pollinized by any late blooming almond or by any
peach. On Lovell rootstock. K170: $28.50 each
NEW ZEALAND FLAX(Phormium tenax) New Zealand Flax (aka
Harekeki) grows as a clump with elongated grey green leaves to about
8’ tall. This evergreen plant is very tolerant of salt spray seaside locations
and quite happy in wet (swamp) conditions yet it grows in most soils
with little watering and likes full sun. First harvest after 3 years. Not
edible...but VERY useful and attractive. It was
a main reason the English first went to New
Zealand. It is valued for its long strong fibers,
that were used it for rope for their sailing
fleet. The Maori used it for clothing, weaving,
baskets, packs and rope of all sorts. USDA
Zones 7-10 though it may need winter mulch in
Zones 7 and 8 and may die back in the winter.
M056: $15 each
A grove of bamboo provides
a wonderful habitat in your
yard. Bamboo, when you know
how to grow it, is very manageable. Bamboos are evergreen
woody stemmed perennial
grasses. Of great economic value;
they serve more uses for more
people than any other group
of plants in the world. We offer
the hardy types of bamboo. The
larger hardy bamboos are of the
genus Phyllostachys (abbreviated
with the letter P). We also offer
hardy “clumping” bamboo! We
offer 1 gallon plants with good
roots and viable tops that are
guaranteed to grow. We also
have beautiful large unshippable
clumps of some varieties for sale
at the nursery. Bring a covered
pickup or van to take these home.
Timber Bamboo (30’ tall & more)
P. N. HENON ( P. Nigra Henon) It is a
special feeling being in a tall graceful
stand of Henon. The long sturdy culms
are free of branches about half way up
to the olive green swaying canopy. It
grows to 40’ or more and 3” or more in
diameter. Its late spring shoot growth
helps make it cold hardy to -10°F. It
thrives and is beautiful at Raintree.
N100: $32.50 each
P. VIVAX A timber bamboo very
similar to P. Bambusoides. The new
shoots are very flavorful. It can grow 50’
tall and 4” diameter. New shoots grow
up to one foot a day. Hardy to 5°F. USDA
Zones 7-11. N640: $32.50 each
P. N. MEGUROCHIKU (P. Nigra Henon Megurochiku) Similiar to
Henon except that it has a beautiful black stripe on each culm. It grows
to 30’ or more and 3” or more in diameter and is hardy to 0°F.N345:
$32.50 each
Large Bamboo (Up to 30’ Tall)
They make beautiful accent plants or several will make a beautiful, thick evergreen
impenetrable screen. Space plants about 6-8’ apart for a hedge. Follow the planting
directions on page 80.
P. NUDA Hardy to -20°F.Understandably our most popular large
bamboo, this variety is the easiest to grow and the best choice for making
a thick screen that looks good year round. It is among the hardiest
species of the genus, surviving -20°F. with less winter foliage dieback
than any other variety. Mature 2” diameter culms grow to 20-35’ tall, but
harvest some of the edible young shoots, which are of excellent quality.
N300: $26.50 each; 3+: $24.50 each
P. AUREOSULCATA Among the most hardy and beautiful of the
large bamboos, this variety boasts a yellow stripe on each young,
green culm and about 20% of them develop a distinctive zigzag at the
base. This vigorous selection grows very fast and becomes an almost
impenetrable hedge of 20-25’ tall, 1 ½” culms. Very hardy, to -20°F, it
survives untended in Southern Michigan. The new shoots are tasty too.
N020: $26.50 each
ommonly called Sweetshoot Bamboo, this fast growing,
beautiful bamboo is renowned for its tasty shoots early in the season. It
is among the most beautiful with masses of large drooping leaves, thick
culms and a white ring at each node. Very fast growing and thick for
their height, the 30’ tall culms get up to 3 inches in
diameter. Hardy to -10°F. N120: $28.50 each
P. NIGRA(Black bamboo) New stems are green,
turning black the second growing season. The black
culms contrasted with the green foliage make this
among the most favored and beautiful landscape plants
in the world. The thin walled canes are very hard and
used for cabinetry in Asia. They make beautiful fences
and gates. The two inch diameter canes will grow to 25’
tall and are hardy to 0°F. N340: $28.50 each
P. Nigra
Medium Bamboo (Under 20’ Tall)
alled arrow bamboo. Widely cultivated
in the US, this tough, versatile bamboo produces a dense hedge of
slender tan culms growing close together with large, dark green leaves
that give it a tropical appearance. It prefers moist conditions and
tolerates salt spray, making it an excellent choice for coastal gardens. It
grows to 8’-16’ feet tall and makes a beautiful barrier or performs well in
a container. N560: $24.50 each
his exceptionally cold hardy bamboo is one of the
smallest of its genus and can grow to about 20’. Spreading vigorously
once established, its low thick dark green culms and low branches
and leaves make for an excellent screen. Bissetii is a great farmstead
building bamboo. After a few years when your bamboo stand is more
mature, harvest 3 to 6 year old canes which will have strong thick walls
but be very bendable and only about an inch in diameter, ideal for tying
together and bending into many things including greenhouse arches
and other structures. Newly emerged shoots can be used in stir fry or
your choice of cuisine! 1 gallon pot. To -20°F. N
150: $24.50 each
Clumping Bamboo (10-15’ Tall)
Big, beautiful and no barrier needed! Enjoy the benefits of bamboo without
worrying about underground rhizomes popping up where you don’t want
them. Clumping bamboo will stay where you put it and slowly, gradually get
bigger as the clump ages. These bamboos are hardy to -20°F, and the strong
canes are about ½” in diameter.
How To Use Bamboo
IN THE KITCHEN: All Phyllostachys varieties
produce edible shoots.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: Bamboos are among
the most graceful and beautiful of all plants.
A bamboo grove is an excellent year round
screen because of its profuse evergreen
foliage and dense cane growth. The Phyllostachys make a great tall screen or windbreak but they should be allowed to grow
at least several feet thick since the outer
leaves can become discolored by the wind in
the winter. The ground covers add spectacular color and texture.
Useful Facts
POLLINATION: None required.
HARDINESS: See varietal descriptions.
SUN OR SHADE: Most Phyllostachys prefer
full sun. P. Nigra likes partial shade. In dry
sunny climates however, all bamboo can
usually benefit from partial shade. Varieties
we offer that prefer shade include Fargesia
Nitida and Muriale. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have not had any trouble growing
any of the varieties in full sun. What they
all seem to benefit from is protection from
Hardy Clumpers
he most upright growing of the Fargesia
selections, this clumping bamboo makes a beautiful 12’ hedge where
there isn’t a lot of space or a lot of sun. Hardy to -20°F, the dense foliage
looks best when shaded from hot, midday summer sun. The strong
canes make excellent garden stakes. N220: $26.50 each
FARGESIA MURIALEMany small, narrow leaves cover the slim,
upright shoots of this hardy, non-running bamboo. Individual clumps
gradually develop a cascading, fountain-like shape and produce a
beautiful 12’ tall hedge. Hardy to -20°F, it grows at high elevations in
China where it is a staple food for the Panda. Like other Fargesias, it
prefers part shade or dappled, not hot, sunlight. N360: $26.50 each
FARGESIA DRACOCEPHALAThe best clumping bamboo for
sunny locations, this variety, also called Hardy Dragon bamboo, takes
both heat and cold (to-10°F) without leaves curling as they do on other
Fargesias. Culms, about ½” in diameter, grow in a range of colors, some
almost black and others in shades of red, yellow or green. Darker green,
dense foliage fills in and creates an ideal hedge that grows 15’ tall. N
$26.50 each
CHUSQUEA CULEOThis unique clumping bamboo comes from
the mountains of Chile and Argentina. Unlike most other bamboos,
Chusquea culeo has solid culms. Each culm grows to about 1” in
diameter and 15-20’ tall. Fine, narrow, 4” long leaves and abundant side
branches give clumps of this bamboo a fluffy, airy feel. Hardy to 0°F, it
thrives in either full sun or partial shade. N680: $24.50 each
Groundcover Bamboo
DWARF VARIEGATED ( Pleioblastus variegatus)
Called dwarf white stripe, it grows only about 2
1/2 feet tall with bold green and white variegated
leaves. Better than Jesse James at holding up a bank,
nothing beats groundcover bamboo for stabilizing
soil, even though the mat of rhizomes only goes
about one foot down. Plant 1-2’ apart. Keep ground
cultivated and loose. Plants spread well and are
easily transplanted. 4-inch pot. N6004: $8.50
drying winter winds.
PLANT SPACING: A single culm will eventually become a grove, though it may take
ten years. A more immediate effect can be
created by planting Phyllostachys clumps at
6-8’ intervals and smaller bamboo as close
as 3’ apart.
HARVEST TIME: Young shoots for eating are
harvested in spring, ideally just as or after
they pop above the ground. Canes take several years to achieve maximum hardness and
durability of the wood, so no canes should
be harvested before the 3rd year where
strength is desired.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: All vegetation propagated from any single bamboo seedling, wherever grown in the world, will flower at the
same time. Some flower only once every 100
years, die and grow back from the seeds.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Bamboos are tolerant
of a wide variety of soil types, preferring slightly moist, well drained sites, not
swampy sites.
HOW TO PLANT: Make a trench between
1-1/2 and two feet deep for the Phyl-
lostachys varieties; slightly shallower for
shorter varieties. Tamp down the dirt at the
bottom of the trench. Bamboo will always
grow better in loose rather than compacted
soil. Fill in the trench with loose, rich soil,
high in organic matter and nitrogen. Don’t
tamp it down after planting as you would
with a tree but do water well. Make the
trench as wide as you would like the bamboo
to spread. 3-6’ is a nice width for a backyard
screen. The bamboo will fill in whatever
shape you make the trench. Be creative.
Bamboo loves to be watered regularly and
deeply. Eventually the falling leaves are
PESTS AND DISEASES: Mites might be a
problem. Pandas are not!
HOW TO CONTROL: Unchecked, it can grow
out of control, however, with good initial
planning, it is easy to control. Bamboo will
fill and mostly stay within your cultivated
and watered area. In a field or lawn, the sod
or a roadway will help control the bamboo.
Mowing or digging up the new shoots each
spring will also provide control. However,
if the bamboo is planted in an area where
mowing or digging is not practical; use an
underground barrier.
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
We are offering large 2-3 year old, well branched bareroot citrus trees.
They CAN BE SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA and all other states except
Florida, Texas, Arizona and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We
have chosen a great selection of varieties for growing indoors. The best way
to grow citrus in the North is to keep the pot outside in the summer and
bring it in when the temperature goes below 50° F. Please place Citrus as
a separate order since it will be sent apart from other items! Citrus is
shipped via Priority Mail so
please include your mailing
address. Regardless of your
location, use the East of the
Rockies, (Non Zone Skipping) chart on page 95! They
are hardy outdoors in USDA
Zones 9-11 unless noted.
LEMON Our best selling
citrus. Enjoy medium size
juicy lemons almost year round. Since lemons are acidic they don’t need
much heat to bring the fruit to full ripeness. Enjoy the fragrant waxy
white blossoms throughout the year. It is an early and regular bearer,
hardy for a short time to 18°F. 2-year potted
tree. J180Q: $49.95 each
wonderful ornamental rewards growers
with both beauty and fruit. Mature foliage
is creamy white and green, and the new
foliage glows pink. Abundant lemons with
excellent flavor grow year round. 1-year 4x9”
pot. J195Q: $44.50 each
Easiest to Grow Indoors!
CALAMONDIN I t is the easiest
citrus to care for and the easiest to
grow in a container. While most
citrus go dormant below 50° F, the
Calamondin will thrive at lower
temperatures and is therefore
easier to grow successfully outside
the South. Still, in the Northwest
and colder regions, bring the pot in
for the winter. The Calamondin has
broad oval green leaves, is almost thornless and has a shapely upright
habit. Throughout most of the year it produces an abundance of round
bright orange 1-1/2” fruit. The fruit is easy to peel and has few seeds. The
orange colored pulp is juicy and sour. It can be used as a flavoring or as
a juice like a lemon or a lime. When sweetened with sugar it makes a
delicious marmalade. Hardy to 10° to 15° F, 2-year potted tree. J 120Q:
$49.95 each
These Plants Will Fit on Your Table!
bite-sized orange colored fruit with thick,
sweet skin and a tangy flesh. The
whole fruit, skin and all, is edible and
delicious. The fruit ripens in the winter
and holds well on the tree. The dark
evergreen leaves and the many bright
fruit make it a beautiful ornamental.
A natural dwarf, it grows to only 2-3’
tall and makes a beautiful potted tree
small enough to fit on your dining table.
It is hardy to 18°F. 2- year potted tree.
J160Q: $49.95 each
kumquat-mandarin hybrid. The fruit is
bigger than a kumquat, and differs from a mandarin in that you can eat
the whole thing. The sweet peel, eaten with the tart flesh, gives a unique
combination of flavors. Slice the bell-shaped fruit or eat them from the
tree. 2-year potted tree. J165Q: $49.95 each
This variegated sport of a Nagami
Kumquat has pale yellow and
cream leaves complemented by
yellow and green striped fruit
which become quite large and
turn orange at maturity. Ripeness
occurs in late winter and fruit
holds well on the tree into the
summer. 2 year potted tree. J168Q $49.95 each
FUKUSHU KUMQUAT Like other kumquats,
the Fukushu is a naturally small tree, well-suited
for growing as an ornamental. Tree growth is
characterized by its spreading form, and leaves that
are typically larger and broader than those of other
kumquats. Fukushu fruits ripen to orange and are
fully edible, with thinner rinds and fewer seeds than
Meiwa or Nagami types. 2- year potted tree. J163Q:
earss bears a heavy crop of an
almost seedless fruit the size of a small lemon.
Lemons and limes need comparatively less heat
to ripen than most citrus. The skin is pale yellow
and the flesh a yellow-green with a delicious
lime flavor. It is hardy to 28°F. 2- year potted tree.
J200Q: $49.95 each
KIEFFER LIME (THAI) Distinctively shaped leaves are used in Thai
cooking. Fragrant leaves, thinly sliced provide flavoring for curries,
soups, and main dishes. The flesh is not eaten but the bumpy rind is
used as zest. USDA Zones 10-11. 2- year potted tree. J210Q: $49.95 each
Australian Finger Lime
(Microcitrus australasica) The most
unusual of citrus, the finger lime is long and
narrow with rough skin. Chefs the world
over are finding creative uses for Australian
Finger Limes, which add unique texture
and a special “zing” to dishes. The fruit is
sometimes referred to as “citrus caviar”
because the small round interior vesicles
pop in your mouth with tart lime flavor.
More cold tolerant than other limes and great in containers, the flavor
is distinctly lime with a wonderful lingering after taste. Add to drinks
or salads or include in your favorite recipe. 1YR. 4x9 inch pot.J215Q:
$44.50 each
he navel is the hardiest of the oranges. The
fruit is medium to large in size. It is very sweet, juicy and seedless. It is
an attractive and heavily bearing tree. The fruit ripens in the winter. The
tree is hardy to about 24° F. 2-year potted tree. J260Q: $49.95 each
TROVITA ORANGE A delicious fresh eating and juice orange. It
ripens in the spring. It is very productive, very sweet and nearly seedless.
It produces outdoors in the San Francisco Bay area as well as in hotter
summer areas. 2-year potted tree. J240Q: $49.95 each
Start out right with our large, beautifully branched citrus trees!
North Africa. Ripens about a month after Satsuma.
Clementine is a most popular variety with a classic
sweet/tart mandarin flavor. J117Q: $49.95 each
grow tree has a spreading habit and fragrant flowers.
The fruit is flavorful, seedless and easy to peel. It is
the hardiest of all the mandarins to 20° F. The fragrant oranges ripen in
the winter. 2-year potted tree. J115Q: $49.95 each
ORANGEThis early-ripening orange is
a sport of the Washington Navel orange
and is easy to grow, but its flesh is a bright
pink/medium red. The sweet flavor will
please your palate, just as the unusual
color will surprise you and your friends.
Try pink orange juice. 2-year potted tree.
J265Q: $49.95 each
PAGE MANDARIN A juicy, sweet cross between Minneola tangelo
and Clementine mandarin. The round fruit has deep orange rind,
which is thin but can be peeled. It is a good choice to complete a citrus
collection. It is more productive with nearby pollinator trees: mandarins
or the Valencia orange. 2 year potted tree. J 118Q $49.95 each
KISHU SEEDLESS MANDARIN This early ripening mandarin,
popular in Japan, produces very sweet, seedless, easy to peel fruit that is
becoming a gardener’s favorite. 2-year potted tree. J 119Q $49.95 each
Delicious Berry Flavor
he blood
oranges are called the ‘connoisseur’s citrus’.
They are sweet and highly flavored with a
hint of strawberry and raspberry aftertaste.
The name ‘blood’ derives from its red
blotches on the skin and its reddish flesh and
juice coloring. Because of its coloration, the
fruit does not fit into U.S. mass marketing
schemes. The blood orange is popular along
the Mediterranean. The fruit is medium size
and very productive. It ripens in late winter
and early spring. Hardy to about 27°F. 2-year
potted tree. J100Q: $49.95 each
This beautiful, dwarf tree produces
large, juicy, seedless grapefruit with
wonderfully sweet flesh. A grapefruitpummelo cross, it bears huge,
fragrant flowers and elegant fruits
with nearly white, bitter-free flesh.
Fruit ripens in late winter, even in
areas of low summer heat. Zones 1011. 2-year potted tree. J 150Q: $49.95
Bizarre Yet Useful
Citrus Accessories
ORGANIC CITRUS & TREE FOODA blend of select natural organic
ingredients for use with citrus and other home orchard fruit trees. It is
formulated to encourage new growth, lush green foliage and to support
bountiful crops. Contains: Blood Meal, Dried Chicken Manure, Bat
Guano, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Potassium Sulfate, Humic Acid, and soil
microbes including mychorrhizal fungi. 4 lb box. T147: $14.50 each
itrus Mix
6-3-3 Fertilizer. Designed to nourish citrus trees
in home orchards and containers, our Citrus Mix
is formulated from all natural ingredients with
primary and secondary plant nutrients plus selected
micronutrients that promote lush new growth and
bountiful fruit. It can be used to feed other fruit
trees, vines and ornamentals. For people with only
a couple potted citrus plants this 1 lb box will last
several years. 1lb box. T148: $9.99 each
CITRUS: SELECTING & GROWING By Martin Page, 192 pages
hardcover. From England, this book focuses on growing all types
of citrus including indoor and container culture. Learn about soils,
watering, fertilization and pest control. Enjoy the many color photos.
S064: $34.95 each
itrus arrived today and looked great. They are much more mature than
I was expecting. More than happy with my purchase..
-- K.P., Roseburg, OR
How To Use Citrus
IN THE KITCHEN: The sweet citrus is wonderful eaten from the
tree and is nice in fruit salad. Both sweet and sour citrus make
great juice or marmalade. Kieffer Lime leaves are used in Thai
cooking to impart distinctive citrus flavor.
IN THE LANDSCAPE: A beautiful, fragrant small evergreen plant. A
great plant for the deck or courtyard, house or greenhouse. Citrus
do have thorns.
Useful Facts
ORIGIN: China. Brought to India and then the Middle East and
Europe before the time of Christ. Brought by Columbus to the
POLLINATION: Our varieties are self-fertile. If indoors when they
flower, bees can’t pollinate them. Use a watercolor brush or cotton swab to rub pollen within the flower. Often they produce fruit
without doing this.
HARDINESS: Most survive brief exposure from 26°F to 28°F,
depending on variety. Though plants are evergreen they do go into
dormancy and stop growing below 54°F. Growing indoors, at least
65-70°F during the day and 55°F at night is best. While they may
survive below freezing, they are happier kept above freezing.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun or a sunny window. The trees need a lot of
light. They benefit from supplementary lighting. Using a fluorescent to extend their light period to 12 hours a day in the winter will
help. A full spectrum grow light works the best.
SIZE AT MATURITY: Grown in a pot, all can be easily maintained at
YIELD: Grown in a pot, several dozen fruit a year.
How To Grow
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows best in a pot with a sandy, well
drained potting mix. Trees don’t do well in clay or heavy soils.
Fertilization is important and should include trace minerals found
in the Organic Citrus Food listed above.
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Citrus will arrive bareroot. Be
prepared to plant them in a 10-12” container with a light weight
garden grade potting mix. Avoid dense mixes with peat or lighten
with wood shavings. Water it deeply but only when the soil is getting dry rather than giving too many frequent surface waterings.
The tree will need root pruning and repotting every two years or
so. Plants benefit indoors from higher humidity so mist the tree
occasionally. Place a pan of rocks under the pot. Pour water in the
pan. This provides extra humidity for your plant.
tender fruit looks like a cross between a
giant lemon and a squid or like long, thin,
gnarled human fingers. It has virtually no
pulp and is only eaten candied as a dessert or
used in Chinese medicine. We ship 2-3 year
old Buddha’s Hand citron trees that are well
formed. No tolerance for frost. Zones 10-11.
J170Q: $49.95 each
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
How to Order Books
If books are ordered with plants, use the shipping cost chart on the order
form or on our website. We suggest you order books separately from plants
and supplies because shipping is charged based on your order total and
plants and supplies are often bulky and more expensive to ship. Call in your
book order and we can save you money on shipping! For complete book
descriptions see our web site. On this page we feature practical books about
edible landscaping and fruit growing by America’s most knowledgable and
most readable garden writers. Each is a long time friend of and collaborator
with Raintree Nursery.
THE PRUNING BOOKby Lee Reich, 234 pages.
The noted edible plant horticulturist and garden
writer has taken the mystery out of pruning. Through
clear color pictures and text, the beginning gardener
will learn how to choose the right tools and make
the right cuts. It covers fruits, nuts, berries, conifers,
broadleafs and all the fun techniques like bonsai,
pleaching and many types of espalier. S327: $21.95
Edible Landscaping
by Michael Judd, 144pgs. 200 color photos and drawings. Edible
Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist is a how-to manual for the
budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative
and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and
eating it, too. With the help of more than 200 beautiful color photos
and drawings, permaculture designer and avid grower Michael Judd
takes the reader on a step-by-step process to transform a sea of grass
into a flourishing edible landscape that pleases the eye as well as the
taste buds. With personality and humor, he translates the complexities
of permaculture design into simple self-build projects, providing full
details on the evolving design process, material identification, and costs.
S500: $24.95
GROW FRUIT NATURALLY By Lee Reich, 234 pages.A hands on
guide to growing most of the fruits in the Raintree catalog. Text and
color charts and photos explain what you need to know to be successful
including, soils, pollination, planting, pruning, watering, pest control,
harvest and storage. S138: $24.95
FREE RANGE CHICKEN GARDENSby Jessi Bloom, 234 pages.
Subtitled “How to Create A Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard.”
Landscape designer and Raintree collaborator Bloom explains how to
care for chickens and how to integrate poultry into your garden. S
192 pages. Using beautiful color photos and
understandable diagrams, Reich clearly explains
what to grow, how to grow it and how to make your
landscape both beautiful and bountiful. S326: $19.95
by Robert Kourik, 370 pages. (Reprinted after being
out of print) Robert has brought together the best
information on backyard fruit and vegetable growing
from throughout the world. This is a step by step guide
to selecting, planting, pruning, grafting and caring for
hundreds of the best edible landscaping plants. The
book includes more useful information than we, in our
research, had seen in one place. We borrowed much
from his book in writing our catalog and there are
ten times that number of gems we didn’t have room for. If you find the
charts and information in our catalog useful then you will love Robert’s
book. This is the most useful and fascinating book on fruit and vegetable
growing. We suggest you read the tree planting section before you put
your trees in the ground. S490: $49.95
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great books to help your garden grow!
More Fruit Growing Books
Lewis Hill & Leonard Perry, 320 pages.
A complete reference on every aspect
of planting, growing, caring for, and
harvesting the fruits in the Raintree
catalog from the late Lewis Hill, a
Raintree customer for years and one
of America’s great horticulturists. Hill
focuses on the best organic, no-spray
methods. S139: $24.95
Lee Reich tastes unusual
fruits at Raintree
with horticulturist
GARDEN by Lee Reich, 292 pages. Lee
Reich’s prized book has been revised and expanded. The book includes
information, photos, drawings and detailed information on most of the
unusual fruits offered in the Raintree catalog. A great gift for the serious
fruit grower. S
346: $16.95
ROOTS DEMYSTIFIEDby Robert Kourik, 165 pages. Robert explains
through extensive illustrations, how the roots of plants including fruit
trees, berry bushes, vegetables and ornamentals grow. He offers a wealth
of practical planting and plant care instructions the home gardener can
understand and use. It’s fun reading, “After the first years growth an
apple tree can produce 17 million root hairs with a length of over a mile.”
S225: $25
Ferree. A fun read and great gift for the historical fruit enthusiast.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Pomological
Society, the nation’s leading horticulturists reach back in many cases
hundreds of years and take turns describing the fascinating history of
015: $12.50
many of the most well known American fruit cultivars. S
More than Cookbooks
SIMPLY QUINCE by Barbara Ghazarian, 216
pages. A great holiday gift book for the fruit lover.
Read about the culture and history of the Quince.
The recipes allow readers to become Quince culinary
masters. S
105: $21.95
GOJI RECIPESby Donald Daugs, 72 pages. The
author includes harvesting information, nutrient
values and a wide variety of Goji Berry recipes.
S036: $8.95
How-To Guides From England
These books are originally from England. They are the
best “How To” guides we have seen.
y Alan Toogood, 256
pages. A step-by-step illustrated guide. Learn from
the experts how to graft, bud, make hardwood or
softwood cuttings, stool beds and other techniques.
Learn to start your own plants from seed or
understand nursery propagation. Included is a list of thousands of
plants, including those in our catalog and instructions for propagating
each one. S080: $34.95
Brickell and David Joyce, 336 pages. A definitive guide covering all trees,
shrubs and vines with great illustrated sections on pruning and care
of the fruit trees and it presents all the techniques you need in easy to
follow, step by step explanations. S
325: $22.95
Orchard Care
y Pacific
Northwest Extension, 14 pages. Dr. Robert Stebbins uses clear diagrams
to show you how to prune your backyard fruit trees. S
335: $3
THE HOME ORCHARDby C. Ingels, 202 pages. A
new comprehensive book for the home fruit and nut
orchardist with special emphasis on organic and non
toxic pest management and fertilization methods.
Learn about irrigation, pruning, grafting, thinning,
harvesting and all you need to succeed. Includes many
instructive diagrams and photos. Written for California
but widely applicable. S
141: $25
THE HOLISTIC ORCHARD by Michael Phillips, 432 pages. Phillips,
an organic orchardist in New Hampshire, adds to the information in his
book the Apple Grower (See page 29.). The Holistic Orchard explains
the complex web of life that surrounds your orchard. It covers all the
major tree fruits and also many types of berries. Topics include choosing
the right varieties for your climate, skills such as grafting, planting and
pruning, companion planting, encouraging beneficial insects and pest
control. S145: $39.95; S145D (DVD, 300 mins.):$49.95
THE APPLE GROWER by Michael Phillips, 242 pages. Subtitled “A guide
for the Organic Orchardist,” Phillips speaks to the larger backyard grower
and commercial orchardist with years of knowledge and a reverence for
nature. From planning the orchard and choosing cultivars and rootstocks
to siting, planting, soils, mulches, pollination, pest control, harvesting and
marketing, this book is full of valuable information.S005: $39.95
Grape Growing Guides
y Anne Proulx, 32 pages. Learn how to plant, trellis,
care for and harvest grapes in your backyard. A Garden Way booklet.
S180: $3.95
147 pages. For years the author has advised home winemakers about
making wines without sulfites. She has recipes for wines from many
fruits and she outlines all the ingredients and equipment a home
winemaker will need. S149: $19.95
by Tom Powers, 186 pages. Subtitled, “A step
by step guide to growing your own grapes.”
Powers states a 100 foot row of grapes can yield
up to 175 bottles of wine and he walks the small
grower through the entire process of growing
wine grapes. Learn how to design and build
and maintain your vineyard using organic
techniques and how to harvest and store your
grapes for winemaking. This book includes
a month by month maintenance guide and
regional varietal recommendations. S183:
Complimentary With Each Order
y Raintree
staff, Shipped free with each order. Available to download free from Information to successfully grow the plants
in the catalog!
Food Health and Nutrition
EATING ON THE WILD SIDEby Jo Robinson, Hardcover, 407 pages.
Ever since man invented agriculture 10,000 years ago, we have been
selecting fruits and vegetables that are high in starch and sugar and low
in vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti oxidants.. Raintree instead offers
many lesser known fruit varieties for their complex flavors and superior
nutritional value. Robinson, a long time Raintree
customer, explains which varieties of fruits and vegetables
are most nutritious and how to grow, harvest and prepare
each to maximize its nutritive value. A very important and
fascinating book for those who want to grow and eat the
healthiest food. It will totally change the way you select
your food. S147: $27
Lewis, forward by Elaine Ingham, 220 pages. Revised.
Subtitled “A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web,” 88
color images, are used to take readers on a “Fantastic Voyage,” exploring
the microscopic world of the soil. The authors explain how to apply this
knowledge to have healthy living soil in your own garden. Put compost
teas and predatory nematodes to work for you. S221: $24.95
TEAMING WITH NUTRIENTS by Jeff Lowenfels, Hardcover 250
pages. From the author of “Teaming With Microbes”. In this “Organic
Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition”, Lowenfels explains
how gardeners can play their part to grow the healthiest food. Jeff makes
this important science useful and fascinating. S223: $17.99
284 pages. Using easy to understand language
and illustrations, Otto explains the basics of
growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries,
blueberries, grapes, kiwis, currants and gooseberries,
lingonberries and rhubarb. Included is the needed
information on pest control, propagation, pruning
and other cultural practices. S
041: $17.95
GARDEN by Lewis Hill, 288 pages. Master gardener and Raintree
customer Lewis Hill shares his knowledge of backyard fruit
growing accumulated over 45 years. In addition to new varietal
recommendations, Hill shows home gardeners how to select, plant,
prune, trellis and care for each type of fruit tree and berry bush. He
includes up-to-date pest control and fertilization information including
a lot on organic methods. S140: $19.95
Rombough, 304 pages. “A Guide to Organic
Viticulture,” Everything you need to know;
planting, training, propagating, pest control,
folklore and choosing the best varieties for
each climate, from a long time expert! S185:
Drip Irrigation Book
y Robert Kourik,
181 pages. New and revised. Successful
growing of fruit depends on a good drip
irrigation system. Kouriks’ concise words
and illustrations show you how to succeed.
His humorous style reads like a good novel.
S111: $24.95
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Pocket Sized, 40 pages. A great pocket guide to carry
as you care for your blueberry plants. It includes
info on soil prep, planting, pollination, mulching,
watering, pruning, fertilizing, pests, varieties and
also growing in containers. Everything you need to
know to be successful. S103: $4.99
Container & Greenhouse
Fruit Growing
BOUNTIFUL CONTAINERSby Rose Marie Nichols McGee &
Maggie Stucky, 432 pages. Subtitled “Create container gardens of
vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers”. The authors explain
choosing the proper pot, planting, fertilizing, disease control, pollination
and appropriate cultivars. S
186: $21.95
PRUNING by Jacky King and Gary Moulton,
DVD. To learn how to prune, you need to see
it done ... and then see it again. Gary Moulton
from the Washington State University
Research and Experiment Unit at Mt. Vernon
shows you how. He starts with how to use the
right tools properly. He demonstrates how to
prune the tree from the day you get it from
Raintree. Learn how to prune and shape it
for maximum fruit production. Learn how
to bring old trees back into production and
how to work with espaliers. Gary covers both
central leader and open center systems and
explains the differences in pruning different
types of fruit trees. Fruit tree pruning will no
longer be a mystery. DVD.S520D: $34.50
DVD. A delightfully updated instructional DVD
and booklet explaining commercial, organic
salad greens gardening using an unheated 30x72’
greenhouse. The set details a successful, part
time, one-person gardening operation requiring
relatively little capital investment, low maintenance,
while providing a speedy return. You can have
a clean, safe, quiet workspace using minimal
equipment, help provide low fat, high nutrition
food, contribute to local food security, and lower
our collective carbon foot print -- and get paid well
for doing it. And, you can eat what you grow! Marketing ideas offered,
including the popular, expanding national farm-to-cafeteria program.
The purchaser is invited to call Susan for encouragement. S530D: $54
DVD featuring plant pathologist Ralph
Byther. This instructive video shows how to
control cankers by cutting, torching, pruning
and fungicides. Proceeds to the Western
Washington Fruit Research Foundation.S522:
$14.50 each
Michael Phillips walks you through his organic orchard management
system. S145D: $49.95
Books Listed in Other Sections of the Catalog
• Grow the Best Berries, Story books, 32 pages each.
A great series of how-to books listed throughout the
catalog. Subjects include, Strawberries (S200, see
page 11) Rasp & Blackberries (S040 see page 13),
Grapes (S180 see page 68), & Asparagus (S205 see
page 62): $3.95 each
• Cider Makers Handbook (Page 29) – S342 - $44.95
• Cider (Page 29) – S340 - $14.95
• Hard Cider in the Pacific NW (Page 29) – S343 - $11
• Grafting Leaflet (Page 53) – S050 - $2.95
• Pomegranate Roads (Page 59) – S329 - $18
• Bananas You Can Grow (Page 60) – S009 - $19.95
• Growing Kiwifruit (Page 69) – S240 - $4.50
• Chestnut Cookbook (Page 76) – S027 - $12.95
• Citrus (Page 82) – S064 - $34.95
Attach the sturdy clips of this comfortable
professional pickers cotton harness to
holes drilled in your 1 to 3 gallon bucket and
ergonomically pick cherries and small fruits
with both hands free. T030: $14.50
Have your hands free to
pick a bushel of fruit and
gently open the bottom
and dump it in a box like
a professional. See page
29 for full description.
T025: $45 each
The Roo is perfect for
harvesting your fruits and vegetables or
for other hands free collecting. No
more using your shirt trying to
get fruits and vegetables in from
the garden, simply put on the Roo,
fill the pouch and the cylinder
chute allows you to deposit your
collection without messy fallout.
Adjustable cotton straps fit any size
in comfort and are designed to fit
over the shoulders rather than the
neck to provide all day comfort.
T036: $29.95 each
The Twister Fruit Picker ® is
designed for the home fruit grower
to easily pick hard to reach fruits of many
types. This ingenious tool is made in America
from very durable lightweight parts. It gently
grabs any kind of fruit larger than one inch
diameter. Purchase a common pole, available
at a hardware store, including mop poles to
screw into the bottom of the picker. You adjust
the tension so you pick the fruit without
crushing it. It is much superior to a basket
picker. (Call us to order it separately and we
can ship it for $7.50.) It would make a great gift
for a fruit nut. T037: $39.95 each
FELCO LEATHER HOLSTER Prune part­ner! If you want
to be the fastest, best looking and most accurate pruner in
the west (or east) you need a holster for your pruners. Attach
through your belt. T275: $14.50
BIRD NETTING Birds love to eat the fruit from blueberry bushes,
cherry trees and grape vines. Get your share by putting netting over your
plants. 14’ x 25’ piece of netting, enough to cover two dwarf cherry trees
or lots of bushes. Black netting with 2” mesh. T
430: $14.50 each
FELCO PRUNERS These are the pruners used by pro­fes­
sion­als through­out the world. Each person at our nursery
packs a pair in a holster on their hip. They are of un­sur­passed
quality and Swiss made precision work­man­ship. Solid forged
metal alloy handles are complemented by a hardened cutting blade.
A hard­ened bolt and nut assure exact ad­justment of both the cutting
and anvil blades. A rubber cush­ion and shock absorber provide smooth
working and soft closing. All major parts are re­place­able and the blade
is easily sharp­ened. They make a smooth cut every time and are easy on
the trees and shrubs and on you. FELCO 8, righthanded, T190: $54;
FELCO 9, left-handed T200: $54
BY THE FOOT We have long rolls of
bird netting. Use it over grapes or build
a structure over blueberries or dwarf
cherry trees. Secure with clothespins at
the bottom. (Cut to order at 5’ intervals, 25’
minimum length per piece.
KNIFE & PRUNER SHARPENER Corona AC8300 blade sharpener.
This five inch super carbide file with no slip handle fits easily in your
pocket. It works great on your grafting knife or on
your pruners insuring clean orchard cuts. T767:
TREE SUPPORT Tree Mate provides flexible
support for trees in the ground up to 2” caliper or in
up to 25 gallon pots. It clips on a standard metal fence
post. Many fruit growers use one when first planting
new trees. T363: $8.50 each; 5+: $6.50 each.
Biodegradable Mulch
These biodegradable sheets are made from corn stalks and not petroleum
based plastics. Use as a mulch around your plants. Sheets are black and help
heat the soil. They do not let water through, so put your drip irrigation under
the mulch.
MULCHAfter planting your tree, cut a slice in this 2 ½ mil material
to slide it around the base of your fruit tree. Its thick enough to stop
weeds from coming through. The material will biodegrade in two or
three years. If its not totally degraded and you want to remove it just put
it in your compost pile or cover it with soil and it will totally degrade.
Manufactured in Mt. Vernon Washington.
4’ x 4’ sheets: Cut a slit two feet in and slide it around the base
of your tree. T440: $4 each; 5+: $3.50 each
50’ long by 4’ wide roll: Cut it to the
lengths you need. T445: $29.95
1 mil thick material has been proven in tests at the
WSU Mt. Vernon Experiment station. It comes
in a 4’ wide by 100 foot long roll. It retards weeds
in Strawberry, Tomato and other crops and heats
the soil. Poke holes in the mulch for the plants. It
will degrade in a year or less. T
435: $29.95 each
HEAVY DUTY This is 22 feet wide.
This white nylon netting with a ½”
mesh is top rated commercially and is rated for 10 years if taken in
for the winter. T431: $1.50 per foot
ORCHARD LADDERThe perfect ladder
for picking fruit or pruning your dwarf fruit
trees or for other jobs around the yard. Even
a shorter person can reach 10-12 feet, safely
and comfortably, standing 4 feet off the
ground on this 5 1/2’ tall sturdy, lightweight
aluminum tripod style, orchard ladder. The
26 inch base width and tripod leg provides
stability on the uneven ground of your
orchard. This commercial orchard ladder
was made less than 6’ tall, for Raintree
customers, so it is UPS shippable. Please
order this item separately. Allow 6 weeks for
delivery. T
122Q: $149
Quality Pruning Saws & Loppers
Made in Switzerland and designed and tested in the vineyards and orchards
of Europe. These tools are extra heavy
duty and the choice of horticultural
professionals and discerning gardeners
throughout the world. Make a lifetime
investment and buy a top quality set of
loppers and a saw. You will save time
and your orchard will thrive when you
make clean pruning cuts.
This saw has a 12 1/2 inch long steel
blade and a curved non-fatiguing
plastic grip handle. It comes with a
sturdy plastic sheath and belt loop
and is easy to carry into a tree. Cuts
branches, on the pull stroke, up to
several inches in size. T519: $49.95
locking 6” long quality steel blade
folds into its sturdy ergonomic plastic
handle. Easy to carry! T518: $29.95
The world’s best loppers used by
professionals everywhere. Swiss
made. A life long investment.
A 32-inch lopper that can cut
up to 1 1/2 inch branches. The
light, super strong aluminum
handles allow for a long reach and
overhead cutting. It has a curved,
forged alloy steel cutting head and
counterblade. Make quick smooth
cuts. For larger branches use the
saw. T
513: $139
BIRD SCARE TAPE This tough shining
metallic tape is red on one side and silver on the
other. Each roll is 250’ long and 7/16 inch wide. Tie several strands to the
top of a tree and it shimmers in the wind and looks like fire to the birds.
Each roll will do 8 semi-dwarf fruit trees or a row of berry bushes. (The
birdies get repelled and go elsewhere, hopefully to neighbors who have
purchased our bird attracting items.) T080: $4.95 per roll
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Grafting & Training Supplies
GRAFTING BANDSFor people pur­chas­ing root­stocks, we offer
photodegradable 8 inch by 3/8 inch by .020 inch grafting bands. With
these you can quickly wrap grafts without wax. T240: 10 for $1.50
BUDDING BANDS 5 by 1/4 by .016 inch bands for T budding. T
(Bundle of 20): $1.50
se this clear
stretchy plastic tape for chip budding or
grafting. One roll is enough for hundreds of
grafts. T150: $4.50 each roll
NEW! Excellent for wrapping buds to retain
the moisture and hold the union secure.
Parafilm breaks down over several months. Victorinox Folding
Fast growing buds push through the
parafilm. It’s 90’x1/2”x .002mil roll. T153: $5.00 each roll
xcellent quality
Swiss folding knife with a stainless steel blade. This high quality,
economical right-handed knife makes prop­ag
­ at­ing easier. T750:
handed walnut handle grafting knives from Germany. They hold the
best edge. We have used one knife at Raintree for 25 years!
Tina Folding Blade
Tina Stationary Blade
Stationary blade. We’ve used
them for decades at Raintree. T755:
Folding blade.Handle perfectly
shaped to fit your hand. T760: $79
Left-handed folding grafting
knife. T763: $79
GRAFTING TOOL A high quality plier-like tool from Italy. Tested
by area amateur fruit growing groups. You can achieve over a 90%
grafting success rate. Safely and easily operated by one strong hand, it
makes either a key hole type notch or a V cut on both the rootstock and
the scion wood, making it possible to successfully graft without using a
knife. It only works well if you select wood that is ap­prox­i­mate­ly 1/4” in
diameter and ap­prox­i­mate­ly matched in size. T245: $75; Replacement
blade (T245R): $17.50
FARWELL’S TREE HEAL This green tree healing paint is used by
orchardists and nurs­ery­men. Brush it on and it dries in 30 minutes to
form a flexible long lasting, rot resistant coating im­per­vi­ous to water and
air. Store it so it doesn’t freeze. Some people use it for very large pruning
cuts. Also, we dilute it to coat scion­wood that we don’t want to break
dormancy. It is recommended as a sealant over mush­room spawn dowel
plugs. T180 (1 quart size): $19.95
TREE SEALERTanglefoot asphalt tree pruner sealer seals pruning
and grafting cuts with a waterproof seal. It is an asphalt based black paint
and comes in a small 8 oz can with a cap brush applicator which makes it
easy to use. T
183: $9.50
BRANCH SPREADERS Commercial orchar­dists routinely spread
the limbs of fruit trees to maxi­mize their strength and pro­duc­tiv­ity. Now
you can do the same. (All spread­ers come in bundles of 25 only.) After a
few months the branches will adjust and the wooden spreaders can be
removed and reused. T610 4-inch pointed: 25/$9.95; T640 1 foot
notched: 25/$16.50
LIMB TRAINING BANDS Loop these UV degradable large heavy
duty rubber bands around the trunk of your young fruit tree and the
Build a Trellis
The brace pictured can be used to anchor many types of trellises including “T” bar. See the “Tree Owners Manual” and varietal catalog listings
for the number and spacing of the wires. We offer 14 gauge soft berry
wire. When possible, twist and tie wire to itself. If you are ex­pect­ing
very cold tem­pera­tures, it pays to loosen the wires. Put the end posts
three feet in the ground and set in concrete or use the “fence anchor.”
Use concrete, recycled plastic or pressure treated 4” or larger wooden
posts for trellises 50’ or more in length. All posts are not the same en­vi­
ron­men­tally. Ask your supplier.
e offer 14 gauge commercial zinc galvanized soft
berry wire to trellis your kiwis, grapes, espaliers or berries. We cut it
to your specifications. T070: 15 cents a foot (Minimum 200 ft.);
T070R (2,900 ft roll): $160
GRAPE & BERRY CROSS ARMA two foot long, two inch wide
piece of steel with slots and holes designed for berry wire. Attach
them, with the included U bolt and nuts, to standard metal fence
posts. Braced at the row ends, they make a quick effective grape or
berry trellis. They rust and blend in. T214: $6
FENCE TENSIONER Not tense enough? Use with each strand of
berry wire. This round sprocket takes up the slack in the line. Adjust
the tension using a crescent wrench. T205: $6 each; 5+:$4.25
FENCE ANCHOR Screw this steel auger into the ground 18
inches past your last post and di­ag­o­nal­ly connect with wire.
Eliminates the need for brace posts.T210: $25 each
1. Treated end & brace posts 8’ or 10’.
2. 8’-10’ long 4x4 or round top rail brace.
3. Diagonal wire loop tightened with a
fence tensioner.
4. Posts set 3’ in ground.
5. Wire with tensioner.
branch you wish to pull down. You don’t need to untie them, they will
photo-degrade in several months after they
have spread the limbs. Package of 50 to 60
bands. T497: $4.50
Home Orchard Ecological Products
MYCO PAKSPlace a teabag-like mycorrhizae
pack at the bottom of your planting hole or
pot, next to the roots. Use one pack for each
(existing) foot in height of your plant. Mycorrhizal fungi enable the
root system to increase in size and capacity to absorb the nutrients
already in your soil. Building up your soil with
organic matter allows mycorrhizae to thrive.
It works on all fruiting plants we offer except
for Blueberries, Huckleberries, Lingonberries,
Cranberries, Filberts and Oaks. T185: 75 cents
each; Package of 10: $3.50; Pkg of 30: $7.50;
Pkg of 100: $20
sticky traps with lures which draw codling
moths to their doom. Hang these 6” long non-toxic
tents in your apple trees when they begin to bloom.
Use two traps per mature tree. T161: $9.95
APPLE MAGGOT TRAPSEach kit is designed
to protect one mature fruit tree. Kit includes three
red spheres and hangers, three pheromone lures,
instructions and a large tube of glue. Set traps out in
mid-April. Non toxic. T
163: $17.95
TANGLE TRAPOne quart of brushable Tangle Trap for the home
orchardist. Use it on apple maggot or codling moth traps, red spheres or
purchased small red apples to hang in your trees, or anywhere else you
need a non-toxic sticky surface! Cleans up with mineral spirits. Use it
on paper bands around tree trunks to create a barrier to climbing ants.
Quart size. T166:$17.50
New Organic Apple Maggot
BAGS Protect your Apples and Pears
from Apple Maggot infestations. While
thinning to one per cluster, usually in
May or early June, slip the opening of
the nylon bag, with your two index
fingers, just enough to completely cover
the new, ideally nickel size fruitlet. The
bag will fill with the growing fruit and
protect it. This product has been used
succesfully here at Raintree and by many
fruit hobbyists. They are quick and easy
to use! Includes Instructions! These new
heavier weave bags provide extra codling moth protection. Contains 144
bags. T167: $12.50
Biological Pest Control
pinosad is a mixture of metabolites derived from a
common soil bacterium. When contacted, caterpillars (including
codling moth, apple maggot, plum curculio, and currant worm) and
thrips are quickly paralyzed and controlled. Apply spray 2-4 weeks after
bloom, repeat at 10-14 day intervals up to 6 times per year. This is a broad
spectrum quick acting insecticide, most useful when there is a high level
of infestation. Properly timed applications will not be harmful to bees
and other beneficial insects. One pint makes 8 gallons of spray. T
(One pint concentrate): $19.95
erived from the
seed of the Neem tree and effective against currant worm, codling moth,
aphid, and other soft-bodied sucking insects. This water-based extracted
form of Neem is gentle on plants and beneficial insects. For best results
apply 2-3 times at 7 day intervals. Covers up to 6,000 sq. ft. T
172 (16 oz.
concentrate): $19.95
Mason Bee and Bee Houses
POLLINATION means MORE and BETTER FRUIT! You have invested
time, money, and love in your fruit trees and berries. Now help them do their
best for you! Mason Bees, also called Blue Orchard Bees and Green Berry Bees,
are safe, easy-to-use native pollinators that you can manage. Mason bees don’t
produce honey and they don’t sting but they are superior pollinators for any
orchard. Blue Orchard Bees fly in cool spring weather that would ground a
honey bee. Green Berry Bees fly in late spring and early summer. Both types of
bees nest in small holes and lay eggs that hatch out to pollinate your trees the
next spring. They do this year after year! Get started with a powerful permanent
pollination force that can become the equivalent of a whole hive of honey bees.
You don’t have to be a beekeeper to get the best fruit you’ve ever seen. Just let the
the bees do the job!
Mason Bee Houses
The Blue Orchard bees and the Green Berry Bees each have their own custom designed house. These attractive wooden shelters provide space for females to lay offspring. The houses will be functional for about ten years. The
space above the nesting trays can be used as a safe release point to place the
bees. If you’re just starting out, we recommend the Calm Bee Nation
which has everything you need, including the bee house.
GREEN BERRY CALM BEE NATION I ncludes the Green Berry Bee
House and corrugated cardboard with 100 nesting holes along with 40
bees in straws. Ships only March and April. T
351: $72.50
interlocking trays with 30 nesting holes made
of biodegradable CORN material providing
space for females to lay up to 144 offspring.
(without bees)T332: $35
he same as
the Blue Orchard Bee House. Inside it contains
corrugated cardboard with 100 nesting holes
providing space for females to lay up to 200 offspring. (without bees)
T352: $39.95
For Blue Orchard Bees only. New
biodegradable stackable trays with
30 nesting holes. This system allows
you to see what is in each hole in the
fall and is easily cleaned and reused
each year. The Blue Orchard Bee
House comes with a set of trays.
Place the trays inside an open ended
weatherproof container under an overhang on the east side of a
building, out of direct rain and wind. T331: $17.50
For Blue Orchard Bees only. The wooden
Cottage comes with 20, 6” long straws. A
removable front piece provides safe entrance
and exit for the bees. It has room for the
6” straws with bees we also sell. Affix the
Cottage to a wall with the bracket provided.
Each season you will need new 6” straws.
T333: $15
Just the Bees, Please
BLUE ORCHARD BEES (10 BEE COCOONS) (Osmia lignaria) You
will receive 10 Bee cocoons in a cardboard release box. Blue orchard
bee cocoons are shipped with coolpacks to maintain healthy bees. The
cardboard box that the bees arrive in serves as a release box for our
Blue Orchard Bee houses. Ships December through February. T343D:
$15.00; 3+:$12.00
STRAWS) (Osmia aglaia) Pollination of late
spring and summer berries, kiwis and garden
veggies is a cinch with the Green Berry Bee.
These bees will continue to pollinate after the
Blue Orchard bees have finished their season.
This beautiful little hard-working shiny green
bee is native to the Pacific coast and suited for
and only available to ship to OR, WA and CA. Ships in March and April.
T343F: $36 (We recommend the Green Berry Bee House T352:
green berry bees are tiny and are often less than 1/4 of the size of our
spring mason bees. It provides 99+ nesting tunnels. This is a one time
use product, then the cardboard wrap can be recycled.. This product fits
inside the Green Berry Bee House. It will take the green berry bees 2-3
years to use all the nesting tunnels. T343G: $9.95 each
Dogterom; 2nd Edition. A great book on understanding mason bees and
managing them for pollination and fruit production. S427: $15
BLUE ORCHARD CALM BEE NATION Includes the Blue Orchard
fascinating step by step instructive video from Dr. Margriet Dogterom on
Bee House and eco trays along with 30 bees in cocoons. Ships only
attracting and caring for mason bees. Watch close ups of the bees laying
December through February. T349: $69
eggs and building their nests. S
422: $19.95
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
custom made tool quickly, gently
and efficiently removes your
cocoons from the nesting grooves.
Each handle is unique and made
from locally grown trees. Perfect
compliment to the Corn Eco Trays.
T335 $14.50
Replacement Parts
These items are replacement parts
for the wooden bee boxes sold in previous years.
REPLACEMENT STRAWS One set of 6” replacement straws (100
Straws) without bees.T348: $13.50; One set of 3 1/2” straws (40
Straws) without bees. T345: $6.50
All Natural Citrus Fertilizer
ORGANIC CITRUS FOOD Citrus & Fruit Tree Food is a blend of select
natural organic ingredients for use with citrus and other home orchard
fruit trees. It is formulated to encourage new growth, lush green foliage
and to support bountiful crops. It includes mychorrhizal fungi. 4 lb box.
T147: $14.50 each
ALL NATURAL CITRUS MIXCitrus Mix 6-3-3 Fertilizer. Designed
to nourish citrus trees in home orchards and containers, our Citrus Mix
is formulated from all natural ingredients with primary and secondary
plant nutrients plus selected micronutrients that promote lush new
growth and bountiful fruit. It can be used to feed other fruit trees, vines
and ornamentals. For people with only a couple potted citrus plants this
1 lb box will last several years. 1lb box. T148: $9.99 each
Organic Optimum Blends
Prepared in Olympia, Wash., these complete,
high-quality organic mixes include all the ingredients you need to be successful.
blueberries, lin­gon­ber­ries, tea and other acid
loving plants. 5 lb bag. (3-2-4) T143: $15;
Pkg of 4: $11.50 each bag
or flower
and fruit development. Contains mycorrhizae.
5 pound bag. (3-4-4)T109: $15; Pkg of 4:
$11.50 each bag
Mix & match any
Mineral augmentation for strong flowering
and fruiting. Contains mycorrhizae. 5 pound
four 5-lb bags for
bag. (4-4-2) T140: $15; Pkg of 4: $11.50 each $11.50 per bag.
in growing nutritious, tasty vegetables. No lime. Contains mycorrhizae.
5 pound bag. (4-5-3) T
139: $15; Pkg of 4: $11.50 each bag
Groundcover Seed
COMPANION A great orchard groundcover. A mixture of dwarf
perennial ryegrass and creeping red fescue. Inherently low growing
and ex­treme­ly dense, it recovers quickly from heavy traffic and needs
mowing only 2 or 3 times a year. Apply 2-5 lbs seed per 1000 square feet.
T135: $6.50 per lb. Prohibited to CA
know why you all do a lot of business though. Excellent customer service,
great products, and appealing prices!
-- M. K. Solon, IA
Grow More in Less Space
These innovative complete systems enable you to grow
lots of food organically in a small space. Each tube has
hose-connected drip irrigation. Hook up one or a series.
Instructions are included.
Grow lots of the best tasting strawberries. Tom
Wood designed this system where each planter
has a full length drip tube inside it. You plant by
filling up to the first set of holes with potting soil.
Then you put the roots of each plant through a
hole while adding more potting soil, fertilizer and
myco paks from the top until all the holes are filled
with plants. Using this system, Woods grew higdensity fruits and vegetables in an unheated greenhouse, which ripen
very early and extend the growing season. (Use one myco pak for each
layer of plants.) Strawberries and soil not included. We have 6’ tubes
with holes available at nursery only. They are too big to ship. Available at
wholesale prices. Call us to inquire about them.
T295 (3’ planter with 50 holes): $49.95, 2 for $70, 4 for $120
T297 (5’ planter with 100 holes): $70, 4 for $170
E417 (Bundle of 25 of the recommended Eversweet plants)
(See page 10): $12:50
Labels, Guards and Pots
plastic labels are readable for less
than a year. We offer sturdy alu­mi­num labels with malleable wire.
These labels will be readable and stay on the tree for years. Use a pencil
or ballpoint pen to inscribe variety name, rootstock etc. They are useable
on both sides. Order one for each of the plants you purchase. Tie each
loosely around a side branch so it won’t girdle the branch as it grows.
T485: 10 for $2.50 T485B (Box of 100): $15
ach stands 10” high and is
easily read as a permanent row or tree marker. The nice
looking copper writing surface measures 1” high by 2
1/2” wide. Use a pen to write and at the
same time emboss the plant name on the
label. T448 (Bundle of 10): $9.50
rotects young trees
and vines! These guards protect the trunk
of newly planted trees or vines from sun
scald and cracking. Simply wind the tree
guard around the lower two feet of the trunk. Get one for
each new tree. T364: $2.50 each; 5+: $2.00 each; 10+:
$1.50 each; 25+: $1.00 each
3 GALLON POT 3 gallon basic black plastic pot. When
you receive a plant from Raintree in a one gallon size,
if you are going to continue to grow it in a pot, it needs to move up to
a 3 gallon pot for a year or two and then on to a larger pot. That pot is
pictured with our small fruit harness on page 86. We are working on
providing biodegradable cellulose based pots in the future. T
400: $4
each; 5+: $2.50 each
ROOT CONTROL BAGS Perfect if you want to
plant a tree but will be moving in 2-4 years. Plant
the tree in or above the ground in this 20” diameter
sturdy white mesh bag with handles. It will contain
the growing roots and is ideal for growing an 8-10’
tall tree up to 2 1/2” in caliper. Two people can lift and
transplant it, by cutting the bag, without disturbing the roots. Or, cut slits
and plant strawberry plants in each slot. It becomes a patio everbearing
strawberry planter.The 14” diameter is great for blueberry and other
small to medium plants. T290 (20” diameter): $8.95; 5+: $6 each ;
T291 (14” diameter): $4.95; 5+ $3.50 each
HOME SOIL TEST KIT Help your plants by testing the soil. The
kit provides four pH tests and two each for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and
Potash. Most plants we offer prefer a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. T496: $4.75
Lightweight Berry Rakes
These rakes are handmade in Maine and specially designed for the most
efficient harvesting of a specific size of berry. Each is extremely strong, made
of sturdy lightweight aluminum with spring steel teeth.
For highbush blueberries. 1 1/2 lbs.,
6” wide x 5” deep x 3” high with 4 1/2”
long, 6.1 mm spaced spring steel teeth.
A great holiday gift! T310: $54.
Designed for efficient harvesting of
huckleberries. With spring steel 6.1
mm spaced teeth. 6” wide. Has a well
for collecting berries. T
320: $65
This 20 tooth rake is designed to
pick Maine wild blueberries. Its tooth spacing has also proven itself on
cranberries and lingonberries. The curved steel teeth work great on
berries close to the ground. It is aluminum, 6” wide with teeth spaced at
4.5 mm. T
325: $54
and made tough like the other rakes
but only 4.5” wide and one pound with a reversible handle and 4.5 mm
steel tooth spacing. Fits perfectly in a backpack. The ideal holiday gift.
T330: $44
very well made red plastic rake
with wire tines that makes
picking lingonberries, currants,
huckleberries, and other small
fruit easy. Rake it over the
branch and the berries fall into
the container. It will save many
hours of picking. 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
wide and 5” deep. Rakes are
imported from Sweden. T
like the rake described above except
with tough plastic tines and in a smaller
children’s size. 6” high x 4” wide x 3 1/2”
deep. T
307: $13.50
lingon, blue or other berries in this sturdy
plastic 13” round, two inch high red sieve
with slotted bottom. Then shake. Most of
the leaves and stems shake out the bottom.
Imported from Sweden. T305: $8.50
ature’s composters, “Eisenia fetida” or red wiggle
worms eat and digest organic wastes and excrete worm castings
which are a highly valued soil conditioner. One pound of worms are
the ideal amount of venture capital to start your “Worm Factory”.
You can also mix the worms in your compost pile. They will more
finely digest your compost giving you a finer product. (Please order
the worms and/or the Worm Factory separately from the rest of your
order.) T
490Q (1 lb. red worms): $19.95
BIN Turn your kitchen wastes into beautiful worm casting compost. The worms
compost up to two pounds of kitchen
scraps a day, more than the amount
generated by most families and turn
the vegetable matter into compost. All
without offensive odor or mess. Keep the
worms outside the house but in a covered
area that doesn’t freeze. A garage, carport
or shed works well. Made of recycled
Black, Green or Terra Cotta colored plastic
including a flat lid and handle. It is made
in the USA with high quality recycled
materials and includes a 10 year warranty. A great project for kids!
Each Worm Factory Compost Bin includes:
4 stacking trays to contain the worms.
Moisture collecting tray and exit spout.
­Starter bedding of coconut fiber, shredded paper and vermiculite.
Complete 16 page book and instructional DVD makes it easy to
Worms not included. (It’s recommended you start with one pound
of worms.)
(Please order the worms and/or the Worm Factory separately
from the rest of your order.)
Black color. T491Q: $110
Terra Cotta color. T491TQ: $110
Green color. T491GQ: $110
high quality Victorio Apple Peeler
will speed your work and limit
waste. The suction base can be set up
on any smooth counter top or table.
Use the adjustable peeling blade to
just peel, the coring and slicing blade
to just core and slice, or both blades
together to peel, core and slice. T
he Victorio Cherry Stoner handles
up to 30 pounds of cherries per hour. Feeds
and separates pits from fruits with little loss
of juices. Also has a one year warranty.T383:
REFRACTOMETER This scientific instrument measures the soluble
solids percentage in fruit, also called the Brix level. It allows you to pick
your fruit at the proper sweetness and maturity. It measures from 0 to
32%. This ATC model automatically compensates for temperature. You
simply put a drop of juice from the fruit on the glass and hold the meter
up to the light to read the brix levels. This tool is invaluable to wine and
f you have Prince Albert in a can, can you please
cider makers but is also used by growers of all fruits. For example each
let him out.
fruit varies by variety but apples are generally picked at a brix of 12-17%.
--M.B., Centralia, WA
Blueberries about 12% and
grapes and plums at 20-25% or
even higher. A general chart of
Supplies Listed in Other Sections of the Catalog
expected brix levels for various
ripe fruits is included. T
Kenkel Nutcracker (Page 77) - T360 - $49.50
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Visit The Raintree Nursery Garden Center
January 21-June 7: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 8-November: Closed Friday & Sunday, open other days 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
December through January 20: Open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Bareroot plants not yet available.
Phone: (800) 391-8892
See back cover for our seasonal phone hours!
Please come visit us near Morton! January through April is the optimum
time to plant bare root fruit trees and berries. We dig our trees in December, after they lose their leaves and go dormant. We keep bare root plants
dormant in cold storage through June 8. Amazingly, the bareroot trees
listed through­out the catalog can be
wrapped to fit in a compact car. If you
elect to bring a pickup truck without a
canopy, please bring a tarp, or we have
tarps for sale. We have many plants that
are not listed in the catalog; be sure to ask
about them when you visit the nursery.
It is not necessary to order ahead, just
come down! If you want a specific plant,
please call for availability! Come early in
the season for the best selection. Popular
items often sell out!
If ordering ahead, you must pay when
placing your order and tell us when you
plan to pick it up. If you don’t contact us
and reschedule or pick it up within 10
days of when you say you will, we will
cancel your existing order.
We hire fruit hobbyists who live within com­mut­ing distance. Call if you’re
Shop our beautiful indoor Garden Center/Greenhouse complex for a wide
variety of potted plants and supplies. Many are not in the catalog.
Each Saturday, upon request, from Feb-May, our horticulturist will demonstrate how to prune, plant and care for your new Raintree plants and then
answer your questions. For in depth information, attend our classes. See
page 92 for the schedule.
We have an Information Center where you can sit down and look at useful
fruit growing information. The books and supplies in the catalog as well as
reference books, videos and reprints are on display.
Map is NOT to scale.
Mileage to Nursery
Olympia 60 miles
Portland 100 miles
Seattle 100 miles
Morton 10 miles
Too Large to Ship Plants Can’t be Ordered Ahead
You must come to the nursery to select and purchase these extra large specimen plants. Call ahead to check availability. You can’t order ahead because
each is different and you need to pick the ones you like best.
We have too large to ship bearing blueberry bushes, as well as ornamentals
at the nursery! Bring a van, SUV or a pickup truck with a tarp to take these
beautiful specimens home.
We have apples, plums, pears, peaches, cherries, mulberries and other large
fruit trees in large, ready to plant, tree bags. Call for cultivar availability. Bring
a large van or pickup with tarp or cover. We also have a selection of fruit trees
in fiber pots, ideal for transplanting in the fall. See our selections on the web
We have pots, potting soil, & other supplies too big to ship.
We are 10 miles from the nearest restaurant, which is located in Morton. We
do have free coffee and tea and snacks.
We have subtropicals in our warm room at the nursery. We do not have
Citrus. Order Citrus and they will be shipped to you.
You must call our horticulturist ahead to reserve time and learn the correct
type of scionwood to bring. See page 53!
In January until June, the Garden Center bare root trees and berry plants,
instead of being outside in sawdust, are being kept fully dormant in optimal
condition in cold storage as we already do for our mail order customers. Sit
in our comfortable Information Center and fill out your order for bareroot
plants. We will gather your plants while you browse our Garden Center
greenhouse filled with interesting potted plants or wander among our large
bearing tree bag fruit trees.
We have a lot of healthy fruit trees, especially apples, available only at the
nursery, February-June, that don’t quite meet our #1 grade. They are a great
value at $5 or less each. They are not guaranteed.
People prefer to shop on sunny days but remember that the plants are less
stressed when moved and transplanted during overcast or rainy spells.
We offer overstock items at reduced prices and also unusual varieties not
listed in the catalog.
On June 6 and 7, bare root plants are half price as we clean out cold storage
and every plant finds a home. At that time we also donate to non-profit
groups. Call us for details.
Spring Classes
For more complete class descriptions, go to
Classes are at Raintree unless noted. Bring a lunch to the classes. Coffee
and snacks are available at Raintree.
18, 9 am to noon. (At Raintree) We discuss Tom Woods’ unique growing
systems to grow huge quantities of delicious fruit in pots in unheated
greenhouses that are ripe long before they would be outdoors. Raintree
horticulturist Theresa Knutsen will discuss all aspects including best
cultivars, potting techniques, pollination, fertilization and pruning.
Z418 Cost: $5
GROWING MUSHROOMS & WASABI Sat. May 16, 12:30-3:30
p.m. A mushroom expert provides hands on instruction. Learn to grow
shiitake and other mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips. Logs,
spawn and dowels are for sale. Also learn to grow Wasabi plants. Z516
WINE MAKING Saturday, May 2, 9-1 Expert wine maker Anine
Grumbles (See her book on page 84) will show you how. Class will cover
fruit and grape wines, grape growing and cider making. Z502 $10
Summer/Fall at Raintree
Fruit Tasting and Nursery Tour Saturdays
AUGUST 15: Guided tour, taste plums and other ripe fruit in the
orchard. Noon to 2 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 26: Guided tour, taste apples, pears, unusuals and other
ripe fruit in the orchard. Noon to 2 p.m.
October 24 Cider Making
Fruit tasting, food preserving! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided tour at 2:30
p.m. It’s great fun! Help us make and blend cider from lots of different
varieties. Bring some cider home! Don’t bring fruit. We supply apples.
Taste unusual cultivars and learn how to preserve many Raintree catalog
fruits. Taste Raintree dried fruit and jelly.
End of Season Cold Storage Sale
June 6 and 7, 2015
Enjoy huge savings as we clean out cold storage and every plant finds a
home. Call us for availability and details. Most remaining bare root items
will be half price or less!
Classes at WSU Mt. Vernon
June 13, 2015 — Hands-on thinning and footies workshop. 10 a.m.-3
October 10, 2015 — Apple and pear sampling day. For more
information, go to 10:30 a.m.
Check our website for the most
up-to-date offerings!
Visit our garden center
for more sale items.
Read Our Blog!
Full of tips, tricks, advice and more!
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If not, you’re missing out! We have everything from what to do
with your garden this month to upcoming events at the garden center.
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Have a Garden
Designer Visit You
A service for Western Washington gardeners: (There are excellent
Permaculture and garden designers in many parts of the nation. To
find them try googling “permaculture” or “edible landscape” and your
state.) A great home garden and landscape starts with a well thought out
design. Visit for more
We work with a great group of experienced and affordable professional
landscape and garden de­sign­ers. Each of them is a well trained
professional, with in-the-dirt ex­pe­ri­ence and a deep special interest in
using organic methods. They are friendly and easy to talk with. They
realize that each homesite is unique. They can help you to clarify the
values, needs and wants of your household so your unique landscape
supports your family’s way of living. Not limited to fruit trees, they can
help you with all aspects of your garden and land­scape.
Each is self-employed and does not work for Raintree. Each is busy, so
call one now to discuss your project and their affordable rates and make
an ap­point­ment. Please note that there may be a mileage charge to your
If you don’t live in the Pacific NW, you can still call or email a garden
designer and have them help you with plans and ideas via the phone
and/or internet.
FOLLOW-UP SERVICES: They do ongoing design consultation and
can provide a rough design or a detailed design and blueprints. They can
develop a long range plan and implement it over time or assist you as
you im­ple­ment the design yourself. Most do cost estimates for in­stal­la­
tions and continuing care.
Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
We supply quality plants. Our plants are guaranteed to arrive alive
and well and be true to name as labeled. When given proper care,
they will leaf out and grow. We are proud of our 99% success rate.
Claims for unsatisfatory plants or shortages must be made within
seven days of receipt of the order to get a full refund.
Call us immediately, and we will work with you to correct any
problem. If any plant fails to leaf out and grow, and you believe
the plant was defective, notify us during the first year, and we will
place a credit for the cost of the item in our system towards future
Or we will replace your plant — one time free — provided you pay
the shipping.
Sale items are guaranteed at the sale price. Bonus items are not
Order online at or call 1-800-391-8892.
Plants Sold Out for Spring 2015
The plants listed below, as of our catalog reprinting at the start of April 2015, are SOLD OUT
for the season ending on June 5, 2015. The crop
for next year is now growing and can be ordered
at anytime for shipment this fall or next spring.
Potted items can be shipped to you in the fall
and bare root plants next spring.
You can NOW Reserve for next season. The sold
out items listed below or any other items in our
catalog by phoning us at 1-800-391-8892. For
current availability at any time check our website Call us and we
can help you select appropriate substitutes.
BERRIES pages 6-22 | Blueberries, Huckleberries & Cranberry (p. 6-9): Olympia Blueberry,
Emerald Blueberry, Polaris Blueberry, Rubel
(18”-24”) Blueberry, Thinleaf Huckleberry, Tall Mt.
Huckleberry, Stevens Cranberry; Strawberries (p.
10-11): Puget Summer, Wild Strawberry; Blackberries (p. 15): Boysenberry 4 inch, Chester, Lochness,
Ouachita, Obsidian, Thornless Loganberry,
Marionberry, Tayberry Elderberries (p. 16): Korsor
Gooseberries (p. 17): Jeanne, Poorman, Pixwell, Colossal Black Currants (p. 19): Champion, Boskoop
Giant, Hill’s Kiev Select, Mendip Cross, Hilltop
Baldwin, Red Currants (p. 18): Rovada Ukraine
Highbush Cranberry (p. 20): Autumn Olive (p.20):
Goumi (p. 20): Sweet Scarlet, Goumi Seedling Sea
Berry (p.22): Titan, Golden Sweet
APPLES − pages 23-32 | A020BD Akane
Belgian Fence (p.27&30), Akane MM106 (p.27),
Akane M27 (p.27&29), Arkansas Black MM111
& M7 (p.25), Ashmead’s Kernel/M26, Standard & M27 (p.23), A100T Belmac/M27 (p.26),
Bardsey/M27 & Standard (p.25), Brown Russet
M26 & M7, Beni Shogun M26 & M27 (p.27), Red
Belle Boskoop M7 & Standard (p.23), A180S
Centennial (p.32), A247S John Downie (p.32),
A260F Dolgo/Ant. (p.32), A280T Evereste/
M27 (p.32), A320S Foxwhelp/MM106 (p.28),
A379S Granniwinkle/MM106 (p.28), A380FA
Red Gravenstein/Ant. (p.26), A387S Harrison/
MM106 (p.28), A401F Honeycrisp/Ant. (p.27),
A420T Karmijn de Sonnaville/M27 (p.24),
A430S Kingston Black/M7 (p.28), A465S Johnny Appleseed/M7 (p.25), A520T Liberty/M27
(p.26), A532D Pink Cloud/M26 (p.32), A553D
Mott Pink/M26 (p.26), Pink Lady M26 & M27
(p.27), A581F Queen Cox/Ant. (p.24), A605D
Bella™/M26 (p.23), A635D Sansa/M26 (p.27),
A660T Spartan/M27 (p.26),
William’s Pride M26&M27 (p.24), A740S Zestar/
M7 (p.27), A750D Blushing Delight Urban/M26
A760D Tasty Red Urban/M26, A765D Golden
Treat Uban/M26 (p.28), A8403E 3x1 3 Tier
Espalier Apple/M26 (p.30), A8504S 4x1 Apple/
MM106 (p.27)
& NECTARINES − pages 33-43 | Quinces
(p.33) D081 Secker Gevrek, D085 Aromatnaya,
D087 Havran, E. Pears (p. 34-38): B025 Abbe Fetel (p. 34), B039 Barone Leroy (p.34), B065 Butt
Perry (p.36), B105 Dave’s Delight (p.35), B132
Doyenne de Juillet (p.35), B160 Buttira Precoce
Moretinni (p.35), B180E 3 Tiered Orcas Espalier
(p.30), B230 Spalding (p.35), B265 Theilersbirne
(p.36) B8403E 3x1 3 Tier Espalier (p.30) A.
Pears (p.37-38) B510 Atago (p.37), B530 Kikisui
(p.37), B663 Shinsui (p.37), B9004 4x1 Asian
pear (p.37), Cherries (p. 39-41) C755G Nugent/
G5 (p.39), C762G Hartland/G5 (p.39), C825C
Minnie Royal (p.39), C840G Black Gold/G5
(p.40), C850G Rainier/G5 (p.39), C871G Stella/
G5 (p.40), C883G Sweetheart/G5 (p.40), C886G
Evans/G5 (p.40) Peaches/Nectarines (p. 42-43)
C5004 4x1 Peach (p.43), C501 Black Boy (p.42),
C504 Baby Crawford (p.42), C505A Contender
(p.42), C518 Empress (p.43), C524 Indian Free
(p.42), C525A Avalon Pride (p.42), C547 Saturn
(p.43), C552 MaryJane (p.42), C553 White Lady
(p.42), C565 Hardired (p.43), C576 Raspberry Red
(p.42), NectaZee (p.43)
PLUMS/PLUM CROSSES − pages 45-50
Plums (p. 46-50) C010 Bavay Gage (p.46), C045
Early Golden (p.49), C050 Golden Transparent
(p.46), C053A Jubileum (p.47), C054 Rosy Gage
(p.46), C057 Cocheco (p.49), C060 Coe’s Golden
Drop/Mar2624 (p.47), C062 Kuban Comet
(p.48), C064 Kuban Delight (p.48), C100A Early
Laxton (p.46), C181 Mount Royal/Mar2624
(p.47), C202 Parfumee de Septembre (p.48),
C205 Geneva Mirabelle (p.48), C207 Mirabelle
de Nancy (p.48), C208 Mirabelle de Metz (p.48),
C210 Obilnaja (p.49), C211 Purple Gage (p.46),
C212 Sanctus Hubertus (p.47), C214 Opal (p.46),
C275A Superior (p,49), C3204 Combo E. Plum
(p.50) Plum Crosses (p. 45-46) C3604 4x1 Pluot
(p.46), C3654 4x1 Zee Sweet Pluot (p.46), C376
Dapple Dandy (p.45).
UNUSUALS − pages 49-58 | Medlars (p. 51)
D006 Macrocarpa, D007 M. de Evreinoff, D008
Pucia Super Mol, D011 Sultan Rootstocks (p.
52-53) R055 Antanovka Apple, R100 EMLA 7
Apple, R105 MM106 Apple, R110 MM 111 Apple,
R280 Budagovsky 9 Apple, R118 OHxF87 Pear
Persimmons (p. 54) D219 Garretson Mulberries
(p. 55): King James II, Oscar, White Fruiting
Hawthorn (p. 58) D166 Big Ball, D168 Big Golden Star Figs (p. 57) D343 Olympian Mt. Ash (p.
58), D718 Navezhenskaya, all Jujubes (p. 58)
VINES − pages 64-70 | H212 Gold Flame
Honeysuckle, H270 Pink Jasmine, Hops (p.64)
Summer Shandy, Tettnang, Centennial Grapes
(p. 65-68) H537 Early Muscat (p.66), H566 Hungarian (p.65), H567 Jupiter (p.65), H582 Mars
(p.65), H599 Siegerrebbe (p.67) Kiwis (p. 68-69)
H430 Jumbo female Arguta, September Sun
Kolomikta Female
pages 70-80 | M076 General Vicomtesse (p.71),
Roses (p.72-73) L654 Westerland, L656 Rosarium Uetersen, L685 Sky is the Limit, L680S Scabrosa, L650 Roseraie de l’Hey, L701 Prairie Bella
Daylily (p.73), Maples (p.73) M320 Legacy Sugar,
M325 Paperbark, K630 Frisia Gold Locust (p.71),
Willows (p.75) M363 Hakuro Nishiki, Japanese
& French Pussywilow, M550 Cider Gum Eucalyptus (p.75), Male & Female Ginkgos (p.75)Nuts
K343 4-6’ Chinese Chestnut seedling (p. 76),
K620 Black Locust (p.77), K246 Thomas grafted
Walnut (p.77), K060 Filbert Hedge, K068 York
Filbert (p.78)
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shipping costs and so can pass the savings on to you. You will notice
that we already have a discount on most 4-inch pots if you buy 6 or
more. You will save even more if your 4-inch pot total is 18 or more.
Choose any of our 4-inch pots.
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Adding these items to your order will help you
This is the new Arbor Day Foundation
map. It uses the information used to
compile the USDA hardiness zones
map. Listed are the average minimum
yearly low temperatures, not the the
coldest temperatures ever recorded.
A plant not fully dormant can be
damaged at much warmer temperatures. Other factors, including chilling
requirements and heat units, are critical
to plant performance within a climate
zone. These are the zones listed for each
variety throughout the catalog! Our
website also has useful Northwest Zone
USDA Zones
purchased a Black Gold cherry tree from you six years ago and I am very impressed
with the tree’s health, growing habits and productivity.
-- A.P. Poulsbo, WA
y Italian Prune plum, my two Apricots, Mirabelles, Bavay Gage and Apples
are fantastic! Thanks!
--C. G. Newport, RI
Succeed With Your Fruit Orchard!
• Myco packs (page 87) — You will need four per tree
or two per berry bush. T185: 75 cents each; Package of
10: $3.50; Pkg of 30: $7.50; Pkg of 100: $20
• Permanent labels (page
89) — These labels will be
readable and stay on the
tree for years. T485: 10 for
$2.50 T485B (Box of 100): $15
• Biodegradable mulch
(page 86) — Control
weeds organically. Use a
4’ x 4’ sheet for each tree
you plant. T440: $4 each;
5+: $3.50 each; 50’ long by
4’ wide roll: Cut it to the
lengths you need. T445:
• Tree guards (page 89) —
Protect your young trees
and vines! T364: $2.50
each; 5+: $2.00 each; 10+:
$1.50 each; 25+: $1.00
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Plant Index
BERRIES......................................................................................................... 6-22
FRUIT TREES................................................................................................23-51
ROOTSTOCKS............................................................................................. 52-53
UNUSUAL FRUITS...................................................................................... 54-61
HERBS........................................................................................................... 61-63
VINES............................................................................................................ 64-70
ORNAMENTALS.......................................................................................... 70-75
NUT TREES....................................................................................................75-79
BAMBOO, CITRUS, etc����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 79-82
Akebias................... 70
Almonds .................. 79
Apples ................ 23-32
Apricots ................... 44
Aronia ......................21
Asparagus ................ 62
All Field Berry ......... 13
Autumn Olive ..........20
Bamboos .............79-80
Banana ....................60
Bay .......................... 75
Beach Plums .............51
Birch ....................... 74
Blackberries .........14-15
Blueberries .............6-9
Butternut ................. 77
Butterfly Bush ......... 70
Brazelberries ...... 6 & 12
Cactus ...................... 58
Cherries .............. 39-41
Cherries, Flowering.. 74
Chilean Guava ......... 61
Cider Apples ............ 28
Chestnuts ................ 76
Cinnamon Vine ........ 64
Citrus ................. 81-82
Crab Apples ............. 32
Cranberries ................ 9
Currants .............18-20
Daylily ..................... 73
Dogwoods ......... 56 &71
Elderberries ............. 16
Espaliers & Belgian
Fence .......................30
Empress Tree ........... 74
Eucalyptus ............... 75
Figs .................... 57-58
Filberts .................... 78
Goumi .....................20
Grapes ................65-68
Ginkgo .................... 75
Gooseberries .............17
Goji Berry ................ 22
Gunnera .................. 61
Hawthorn ................ 58
Herbs .................. 61-63
Highbush Cranberry.21
Ho Shou Wu Vine ..... 64
Honeyberries ...........20
Honeysuckle ... 21 & 64
Hops ........................ 64
Huckleberry ........ 6 & 9
Hydrangea............... 71
Horseradish ............. 61
Jasmine ................... 64
Jujubes ..................... 58
Jostaberry ................20
Kiwis ..................68-69
Kinnickinick ........... 62
Lemongrass ............. 62
Lingonberry .............. 9
Lavendar ................. 63
Lilac......................... 71
Locust .............. 74 & 77
Luma ....................... 61
Maples ..................... 73
Mashua ................... 61
Medlar ......................51
Mock Orange ........... 70
Monkey Puzzle......... 75
Mt. Ash Hybrids....... 58
Mulberries............... 55
Mushrooms ........63-64
Nanking Cherry ........51
Nectarines ..........42-43
Olives ......................60
Oca........................... 61
Non-Plant Index
Passifloras ............... 70
Papaya...................... 61
Paw Paws................. 56
Peaches ..............42-43
Pears (European) .34-38
Pears (Asian) .......37-38
Perry Pears .............. 36
Peony....................... 71
Persimmons............. 54
Plums .................46-50
Plums, Flowering ..... 74
Porcelain Berry ........ 64
Pomegranates .......... 59
Plum Crosses ......45-46
Prunus Mume ...........51
Quinces ................... 33
Raspberries .......6,12-13
Rhubarb .................. 62
Rootstocks .......... 52-53
Roses .................. 72-73
Rosemary ................ 63
Saffron Crocus ......... 62
Salal......................... 21
Salmonberry............ 12
Seaberries................ 22
Serviceberry............. 22
Sichuan Pepper........ 62
Strawberries........ 10-11
Strawberry Tree ....... 75
Sugar Leaf ............... 62
Tea ..........................60
Thimbleberry........... 12
Walnuts................... 77
Wasabi..................... 61
Willows.................... 75
Wintergreen............. 21
Winterberry............. 71
Yacon....................... 61
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5. Visit us at our garden center in Morton, WA.
See page 91 for a map and our seasonal hours. Our
bareroot trees are dormant and in cold storage ready
for shipment through June 8.
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