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Exotic Edible Species


fruit: Apple 'Gala'  Gala Apple, fruit   
GALA Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Skin is reddish-orange over yellow. Fruit is crips, nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor. Adapted to cold and warm-winter climates. Good pollenizer for other apples. 500 hrs or less. Self-fruitful and ripens in Aug., 2-3 weeks before Red Delicious. 
(1)  5 gal   57.00 

fruit: Apple 'Honeycrisp'  Honeycrisp Apple, fruit   

Bloom Color White

Bloom Time Mid - Late

Chill Hours 800

Fruit Color Red

Fruit Size Large

Ripens/Harvest Early September

Shade/Sun Full Sun

Soil Composition Loamy

Soil Moisture Well Drained

Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0

Taste Excellent, Sweet

Texture Crisp, Juicy

Years to Bear 2 - 5

Zone Range 3 - 6

Pollination Self-Fruitful 

(1)  5 gal   57.00 

fruit: Cherry 'Royal Lee'  Royal Lee Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Minnie Royal) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45�F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
Harvest Season within fruit type
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
(1)  7 gal   85.00 

Fruit: Feijoa sellowiana  Pineapple Guava, fruit   
Super-tasty fruits which are not viable for shipping to supermarkets - just for your back yard.

Pineapple Guavas are an ideal fruit tree for the Bay Area. Originally from the scrublands of Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil, these non-tropical, evergreen trees are drought tolerant (though they need water to set fruit) and virtually disease and pest free. They feature large, showy flowers with edible petals; dense, dark green foliage; plus delicious fruit to boot. The aromatic fruit is ripe when it falls to the ground. Fruiting season, depending on cultivar, is from late September to early December.

Pineapple guavas will grow to about 15 feet tall x 15 wide, but can be kept at any height or width by pruning. For a thick hedge, plant about 10ft.-15ft apart. Their dense foliage is ideal for screening out the view of your neighbors.

These seedlings were grown from fruit of 9 cultivars that I found to be the best tasting out of a selection of over 25 cultivars that were developed by our West Coast expert, Mark Albert in Ukiah. Mark has been selecting trees for Northern California that have superior tasting fruit for about 40 years.

The seedlings are from:

Albert’s Pride, early fruiting, late September
– October

Albert's Supreme, late fruiting, November
–early December

Red Beard

Clara North

Moore, parent of Pride and Supreme


Lake Mendocino Drive

Lake Mendocino Drive South

T3 Elongated

-Paul Borchardt - California Rare Fruit Growers 
(1)  1 gal   15.00 
(4)  2 gal   30.00 

fruit: Fig 'Kadota'  Kadota Fig, fruit   
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig ‘Ischia’  Ischia Fig, fruit   
Green skin, light pink flesh. 
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Fruit: Fragaria vesca 'Reine des Vallees'  'Reine des Vallees' Wood Strawberry   
Selected for prolific white flowers! A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Fruit: Morus sp. 'Dwarf Everbearing'  Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry   
A selection that does well in pots, and can produce copious amounts of fruit all year. Needs minor pruning and can be held to 2'-4' in a pot.  
(5)  2 gal   40.00 

fruit: Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'  Spineless Prickly Pear, fruit   
(2)  1/2 gal   6.00 

Exotic Edible Species continued...


fruit: Peach 'Elberta'  Elberta Peach, fruit   
ELBERTA Famous yellow freestone. Classic, rich, peach flavor: high-scoring in taste tests. Use fresh, canned, cooked. Ripens late season. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. 
(1)  5 gal   57.00 

fruit: Pear 'Bosc'  Bosc Pear, fruit   
BOSC Long & narrow shape, brown skin. Superb quality, one of the best. Fresh/cooked. Susceptible to fireblight in warm, moist climates. Harvest late October. Pollinated by Barlett or other pear. 500 chill hours. 
(1)  5 gal   57.00 

fruit: Pear 'Comice'  Comice Pear, fruit   
Dwarf. On OHxF333
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    600 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 9
    Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. or plant with Bartlett.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    Harvest Dates
    September 15 to October 5
(2)  5 gal   57.00 

fruit: Pomegranate 'Wonderful'  Wonderful Pomegranate, fruit   
150 chill hours, best for juicing rather than eating but seeds are soft and easy to chew. The most popular commercial Pomegranate in California. 
(2)  2 gal   50.00 

fruit: Pomegranite 'Peach Flower'  Peach Flower Pomegranite, fruit   
(6)  1 gal   17.00 

fruit: Solanum muricatum  Pepino   
South American shrub, related to tomatoes with striped yellow fruit sometimes called sweet cucumber or melon cucumber because of the taste. 
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

fruit: Ugni molinae  Chilean Guava, fruit   
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

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