Top Varieties

Our top varieties are selected based on market demand and forecasts. You can depend on C&O for varieties ahead of the demand curve to keep your crop profitable. 

Apples

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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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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.

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Evercrisp®

(MAIA 1 Cultivar)
USPP #24579

First variety released by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association. Controlled cross of Honeycrisp and Fuji, which ripens about 2 weeks after Golden Delicious. Very sweet with the Honeycrisp “crunch”. Susceptible to blight. Make sure you’re in an area which is not prone to this.

This patented plant is marketed under license from MAIA. Asexual reproduction of this plant is prohibited by law. Unauthorized use of the trademarked name and logo is prohibited by law.

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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

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Cosmic Crisp®

(Wa 38 Cultivar)
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.

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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.

 

Pears

 
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Bronze Beauty Bosc Pear

In contrast to regular Beurre Bosc, this sport has a solid, heavy russet that completely encompasses the pear. When ripe, the russeting takes on a rich bronze color not typically found on other russeted pears. The fruit is medium to large with typical Bosc shape. When properly ripened at room temperature, the flesh is yellowish white, slightly granular, juicy and sweet. The tree is vigorous and large, exhibiting a spreading habit. 

C&O Nursery's Pear trees are grown on Old Home x Farmingdale rootstock. O. H. x F. rootstocks are hardy, well-anchored, and productive. They are a unique rootstock which imparts a size controlling characteristic similar to the Malling understock with apples. O.H.x F. #97 produces a tree about the same size as Bartlett root. O.H.x F. #87 (USPP #6362) is slightly smaller. Observations covering 50 pear orchards in the Yakima Valley, Washington, over a five-year period indicated that trees showed resistance to pear decline and fire blight.