Apples

Fall Varieites

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Pacific® Gala

Discovered as a whole tree mutation of Royal Gala® by Dick and Larry Olsen in 1989. The coloration of the fruit was observed to be distinctly different than the Tenroy cultivar and the Galaxy Gala (Kiddle cultivar USPP #6955), showing much higher color on 90 to 100% of fruit. The completeness and uniformity of the color development is similar to that seen with UltraRedTM (Obrogala Cultivar USPP #8621), with a more pronounced stripe than the Obrogala Cultivar. The stripe on Pacific Gala® is more subdued than the stripe on Royal Gala®. 

Tests are showing that Pacific Gala® stores much better than Royal Gala® in both common and Controlled Atmosphere conditions, with little or no shriveling. Flavor remains sweet and pleasant throughout its storage life. 

UltraRedTM is a trademark of Stark Brothers Nurseries.

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Buckeye® Gala

This high color sport starts to color 1 month earlier than its parent, Imperial Gala. 100% deep red color with a stripe. Size, flavor, and qualities are the same as Imperial. Storage is as good as any other Gala strain. Vigorous, upright, and very precocious with a semi-spur habit. Annual bearer which blooms mid-season and has fertile pollen. Can be pollinated with other mid-season blooming varieties, except for Gala sports and Golden sports

Rubymac®

USPP #19891
B. Thome Cultivar

Beautiful, vibrant ruby-red finish over virtually 100% of the fruit. Outstanding firmness and quality. Longer stem than other Macs, which helps it stay on the tree longer. Holds its firmness well in storage. 

 

Honeycrisp

Introduced in 1991, Honecrisp created quite an interest with the commercial growers. The well-balanced, sub-acid flavor combined with a crisp, juicy texture make for an enjoyable eating experience, Harvest is generally in late September, about one week after Macintosh. Honeycrisp has an excellent storage life, lasting size to seven months in common storage. Bred specifically for winter hardiness, the tree is moderately vigorous with average fruit precocity. 

Royal Red Honeycrisp®

USPP #22244

Discovered in the Columbia Basin of Washington State, this exciting new color sport of Honeycrisp is catching attention from coast to coast. Royal Red Honeycrisp® is a blush type selection and maintains the crisp, juicy texture of its parent that so many have come to love. Beyond the high color factor, initial tests indicate that it's improved storage characteristics may be equally important in improving pack-out. As with its parent, the tree is low vigor and care should be taken not to crop it too soon. 

Offered under sub-license from Willow Drive Nursery. 

Winter Varieties

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PINK Lady® brand

USPP #21606
Barnsby PLBAR Cultivar

Limb sport of Cripps Pink cultivar that matures 3-4 weeks ahead of standard Cripps Pink. Available through C&O Nursery only by growing contract. Licensed through Brandt’s Fruit Trees, Inc.®

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September Wonder® Fuji

U.S. PLANT PATENT (PP 11193) 
A C&O Exclusive Variety

Discovered as a whole tree mutation of an early Fuji. Ripens approximately September 10th in Prescott, WA. The earliest true Fuji out on the market. Good size even though the apple has 6 weeks less growing season. Reddish blush skin color. Creamy white flesh with typical Fuji flavor. Keeping qualities are similar to Gala's.

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Cosmic Crisp®

Wa 38Cultivar
USPP 24210

Cosmic Crisp® brand apples are a cross between 'Enterprise' and 'Honeycrisp.' The large, juicy apple has a remarkably firm and crisp texture. Its exceptional flavor profile provides ample sweetness and tartness, making it an excellent eating apple. In addition to being delicious, it is slow to brown when cut and maintains its texture and flavor in storage for more than a year.

The apple variety is the latest edition of Washington State University's world-class tree fruit breeding program. WSU is getting ready to distribute the first trees to farmers, and consumers should see some fruit available by 2020.

The most attractive qualities of Cosmic Crisp® are its exceptional eating quality, its large fruit size, attractive appearance, and its productivity. 

Initial plantings are limited to Washington State Growers only at this time. 

 

Newtown Pippin

Fruit medium to large, uniform in size but variable in form and coloring. Color green at fruit harvest but light yellow later. High quality dessert apple. 

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Granny Smith

A late-maturing green apple. Large, firm, bruise-resistant, tart flavor and of excellent quality. Tree is vigorous, early-bearing and annually productive. 

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Aztec Fuji® (DT2 cultivar)

Sweet, juicy flavor with crisp texture. Matures with standard Fuji. This sport, which originated in New Zealand, is one of the highest coloring, and most "in demand" Fujis today.

PINK Lady® brand

Cripps Pink Cultivar

Popular cultivar from Australia. Flavor best described as crisp, juicy and tangy. Cripps Pink is recommended for areas with long growing seasons. Available through C & O Nursery only by growing contract. Licensed through Brandt’s Fruit Trees, Inc.®

Crabapple Pollinizers


The search for good pollinizers continues with considerable interest in flowering crabs. The crabs have a number of potential advantages, especially the blooming characteristics - most bloom on both spurs and one-year wood, which extends the blossom period considerably. In this way, the likelihood of coinciding with the blossom period of the commercial variety is increased. 

We favor pruning shortly after bloom so new shoots will grow, and take greater advantage of the flowers on one year old wood for pollinating the following year's crop. This type of pruning also helps maintain a slender tree. 

Mt. Evereste (perpetu cv)

The white, pink tinged flowers have very heavy pollen. Blooms early to midseason. Scab immune. 

Indian Summer

Abundant pink flowers with extended bloom period. Blooms with King bloom of Red Delicious. Pollen germination is good. Tree moderately vigorous and rangy. 

Snowdrift

A very profuse bloomer. Good pollinizer for medium to late-blooming commercial varieties. Small to medium-size white flowers attractive to bees. A bushy, oval-shaped tree if not trained and of low vigor. 

Mt. Blanc (x6114 cv.)

This white flowered crab is scab resistant. Clean, shiny leaves and in the spray less program. Blooms late.