Harvest Chart

Celeste Fig

Purplish-brown skin, pink flesh. Widely adapted. Two crops per year - early summer and late summer to early fall. Prune to any shape. 100 hours. Self-fruitful.

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Anna Apple

Remarkable fruit for mild-winter climates in So. Calif., So. Ariz. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Fresh/cooked. Keeps 2 mos. in refrigerator. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollinated by Dorsett Golden or Einshemer. Harvest July 1 - July 15.

Dorsett Golden Apple

Outstanding sweet apple for warm winter areas. Firm, very flavorful, sweet like Golden Delicious. Productive throughout So. California and Phoenix, Arizona. Good early season sweet apple for Central Calif. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Harvest June 25-July 10.

Fuji Apple

Recent introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Chilling requirement apparently less than 600 hours. Self-fruitful. Harvest Sept 20-Oct 10.

Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) Apple

New hot climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp, sweet-tart, distinct flavor, good keeper. Skin reddish-pink over green when ripe. White flesh resists browning. Harvest begins late October in Central CA, about three weeks after Fuji. Self-fruitful. 4-500 hours. Pat.No. 7880. Harvest Oct 15-Nov 10.

Le Conte Pear

This old North Carolina variety has a bell shaped fruit, bright yellow, with a pink overlay. the tree is hardy, vigorous, and consistently produces large quantities of fruit. Zone 6-8 Harvest August and September

Orient Pear

Fireblight resistant. Beautiful, large, nearly round fruits with shiny yellow skin and red blush. Flesh firm and juicy with mild flavor, used mainly for canning. Large, vigorous tree. Introduced in 1945, (Chico, Calif.). 350 hours. Interfruitful with Kieffer and Moonglow. One of the largest fruits and the best adapted throughout the US. Often completely round and as big as grapefruits. The tree is highly vigorous and productive. Ripened fruit is greenish yellow and the white pulp is excellent for cooking, canning, and preserving. Zones 5-9 Oriental hybrid pear trees produce a large crisp fruit that is edible right off the tree, but generally the fruit is tastier and sweeter if it is picked just as the color change begins to take place and then stored to eat later. These pears consistently hold their flavor and texture even after months of cold storage. Harvest August and September

20th Century Asian Pear

Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored fruit is crisp like apple. Early to mid-August in Central Calif. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree. 450 hrs. Self-fruitful or pollinated by Shinseiki, Bartlett, or other pear or Asian pear. Havest July 20-Aug 5

Hosui Asian Pear

High-scoring in taste tests: perhaps the tastiest Asian pear. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Brownish-orange russeted skin. Harvest early to mid-August in Central CA. 450 hours. Pollinated by Shinko, Chojuro, Bartlett, or 20th Century. Harvest July 20-Aug 5.

Tropic Snow Peach

Delicious white freestone for mild winter climates - one of the best-liked fruits at the Dave Wilson Nursery blind tasting held July 5, 1996. Balanced acid and sugar, superb flavor. Harvest begins mid-June in Central California. Showy blossoms. From Florida, introduced in 1988. Very low winter chilling requirement, about 200 hours. Self-fruitful.

UFO Peach

UFO Exciting new peach variety from University of Florida! The unusual, saucer-shaped peach has a firm, non-melting texture and an incredible sweet taste. According to Wayne Sherman, the breeder of this beauty and a professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, this peach has been popular in Asia for hundreds of years, and was a favorite of Chinese emperors because they could turn it around in their hand and eat it without dripping juice in their beards. Fortunately, you don't have to be an emperor to grow one now, if you live between Tampa and north of Gainesville. 250 chill hours. Self-pollinating. Plant Patent No. 113352. Zones Lower 8B-9. JULY 15-25

Flavor Grenade PluotŪ interspecific

Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor.. Taste-test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks. Pollenate with a Japanese plum. Estimated chill requirement: 500 to 600 hours. Patent No. 12097. (Zaiger) Ripens mid August and holds on the tree until October.

Burgundy Plum

Japanese Plum. Maroon-colored skin and flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August in Central Calif. Very productive. Narrow, upright habit. 400 hours. Self-fruitful. Burgundy’s season is from mid July and often extends through September.

Methley Plum

Japanese Plum. Juicy, sweet, red flesh, mild flavor. Reddish-purple skin. Harvest in June in central CA. Attractive tree, heavy bearing and vigorous. 250 hours or less. Self-fruitful.

Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange

The color of the flesh is closer to that of a blood orange, the flavor had a hint of grapefruit with the typical excellent sweetness of a navel orange. Will withstand mild freezes but protect with a hard (26 degrees) freeze.

Moro Blood Orange

Most colorful of all the blood oranges. The exterior shows a bright red blush, and the internal color is deep red mixed with orange. The juice is equally dark, sweet and juicy. The fruits are medium-size, easy to peel and usually seedless. One of the most delicious of all oranges. Will withstand mild freezes but protect with a hard (26 degrees) freeze. Fruit ripens December to March.

Marrs Early Orange

A navel orange budsport relatively unknown outside Texas. It is commercially seedless, but seedy fruit can occur because of adjacent pollinizers. Marrs attains maturity in early October, sometimes in late September, primarily because of its low acidity. It bears heavy crops of very sweet medium fruit size but it exhibits a tendency to alternate bearing. It is grown for the fresh market. Fruits at a young age and fruit matures 4 weeks early.

Satsuma Satsuma

Satsumas are a variety of tangerine. Buy early, mid and late season varieties to have months of ripe fruit harvests. All Satsumas are cold tolerant to at least 26 degrees and perhaps more. They grow in a weeping posture and can become about 10' tall and 10' wide. Late season variety. From unknown origin. Has proven itself in the Port Arthur area. Large fruit. Skin is very loose and bumpy. Rich flavor. It is a slow growing tree. Very hardy. Survives well at 20 degrees F. or lower. Satsuma harvest began in late October

Warnurco Mandarin/Tangerine

'Ponkan' ('Warnurco', 'Chinese Honey') apparently originated in India where seedlings orchards are still widely grown. It is believed to have been sent to Florida from China in the early 1890's. Its fruit are generally large for mandarins, having orange rind and flesh. The flesh is tender and melting, with mild flavor and aroma. Fruit large (for a mandarin), globose to moderately oblate; base commonly with strong furrowed but relatively short neck or low collar; apex usually deeply depressed and with radiating furrows; sometimes with naval. Rind medium-thick, fairly loosely adherent; surface relatively smooth but pebbled, with prominent, sunken oil glands; orange-colored at maturity. Segments about 10, easily separable; axis large and hollow. Flesh color orange; tender and melting, juicy; flavor mild and pleasant, and aromatic. Seeds few, small, plump, and polyembryonic; cotyledons light green. Early midseason in maturity. Loses quality and rind puffs if not picked when ripe. Harvest Dec - Jan.

Meiwa (Sweet) Kumquat

The Meiwa is the sweet Kumquat. Round, the fruit can be eaten whole, the skin and interior are both sweet. It is the preferred variety in both China and Japan. Great on its own, in salads or candied, expect this variety to grow in popularity as production and awareness of this variety expand. Maturity Oct-March. Cold hardy. Harvest Nov - March.

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Dapple Dandy PluotŪ interspecific

Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme PluotŪ as best-flavored fruit at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red-fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. August harvest in Central Calif. 4-500 hours. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme PluotŪ, Santa Rosa or Burgundy Plum. Pat. No. 9254. (Zaiger) On Cit.

Lapins Cherry

New self-fruitful cherry from Canada. Large, firm, dark red sweet cherry with good flavor. Fruit not prone to splitting. Ripens in early June, 4 days after Bing. 400 - 500 hrs. Self-fruitful; good pollenizer for other cherries. On Gm61.

Snow Queen Nectarine

Taste test winner. Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone nectarine; long-time favorite in so. Calif. Ripens in late June, 2-3 weeks before Babcock. 250-300 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Cit.

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