Fruit Trees & Berries
We carry all of these in varieties for our climate:
The Einshemer Apple isheavy-bearing, very low chilling requirement. Sweet yellow apples in early summer. Excellent pollinator for Anna. Chill Hours, 100. Self fruitful.*Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
Golden Dorsett Apple
The Golden Dorsett Apple is an outstanding sweet apple for warm winter areas. It is firm, very flavorful and sweet like Golden Delicious. It needs 100 chill hours.
A new blueberry is the Rabbiteye Blueberry. Its early ripening. Most of the fruit ripens in a short period of time. The crop load is moderate to high.
Southern Highbush Blueberry
The Southern Highbush Blueberry (U.S. Plant Patent 11,807) It is an early to mid-season berry. It has a slightly tart flavor. The Southern Highbush has exceptional growth habits and produces very large fruit. It grows upright and is vigorous. Plant with other midseason varieties for optimal pollination. Chill hours are 200 or less.
Misty Southern Highbush Blueberry
The Misty Southern Highbush is a vigorous tree that grows well on the coast or inland areas. 150 Chill Hours needed. It thrives in mild winters and hot summer climates. Produces large fruit.
Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush
The Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush has great flavor. It is a firm berry. It ripens approximately May to June. It is a semi-dwarf bush with beautiful fall color. It needs approximately 150 chill hours. This plant is very cold hardy.
Brown Turkey Fig
Brazilian Grape Tree
Muscadine Grape Vine
The Muscadine Grape thrives on summer heat and need very little to almost no chilling hours. They range from bronze to dark purple to black when ripe, some stay green through maturity. They have a tough skin. Great for eating fresh or making wine, juice or jelly. Rich in polyphenols. There are many varieties of Muscadine Grapes.
The Issai Kiwi is a fuzzless fruit with no need to peel. This fruit is smaller and sweeter than a standard kiwi. Its high in Vitamin C. This kiwiw is very winter hardy, but new growth is sensitive to frost, however, recovers quickly. Often sets fruit 1st year. Self Fruitful. 300 Chill Hours.
*Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
The Pakistan Mulberry tree produces extremely large ruby-red to maroon colored fruit. It reaches two and a half to five inches long. It has firm berries with very sweet flavor and the juice is said to be non-staining. (Spring Only)
Desert Dawn Nectarine
Desert Dawn Nectarine has solid red skin and juicy yellow semi-freestone flesh with a rich flavor. It ripens mid to late May. 250 Chill Hours. Self-fruitful.
The Arbequina Olive is recognized for its aromatic ripeness, low bitterness, pungency and stability. It is self pollinating with low polyphenol content. It is a small fruit and cold hardy.
Arbosana Olive is self-fertile. It has a medium polyphenol content, with small fruit and is cold hardy.
The Koroneiki Olive is strongly fruity, herbaceous and very stable fruit with mild bitterness and pungency. It has a very high polyphenol content with small fruit and is cold sensitive.
Carica papaya (‘Solo Sunrise’ and ‘Waimanolo’)
Light: Full Sun
Water: Moist in heat, Very Little in cold, Excellent Drainage at all times
Soil: Light and Fertile
A picky, tender little tree, but it produces such delicious fruit that it’s worth it to tend it carefully. Papayas are believed to be native to southern Mexico and other Central American areas, but they are now grown in most every tropical and subtropical country; these two cultivars are from Hawaii. They are extremely sensitive to both cold and excess moisture, and should be planted on a mound in a sunny, well-protected place to ensure proper drainage. They can also be kept in a large pot for easier protection. A light frost can damage the foliage and spoil the fruit’s taste; a freeze will usually kill it. They also dislike wind, but will tollerate it without too much detriment. However, they are normally neat and tidy plants, having only a single trunk unless damage causes branching. The leaves are large and the beautiful, creamy white flowers have a delightful little fragrance.
Of course, it’s the fruit that most papayas are grown for. ‘Solo Sunrise’ has firm, sweet pulp of a pinkish-orange hue, about 1½ pounds per fruit, and begins bearing when about 3′ tall; ‘Waimanolo’ has sweet pulp in a yellow-orange color, about 2 pounds per fruit, and will normally begin bearing when 4-5′ tall. Both are juicy and sweet, with a flavor similar to canteloupe, and will often begin fruitation within their first year. When harvesting, pick the fruits when the skin is mostly yellow-green and ripen them the rest of the way indoors at room temperature until the skin is almost entirely yellow and a little soft to the touch; leaving them on the plant to ripen can result in the fruit falling off and splattering everywhere, making a mess at the base of your plants (the birds may eat it, but you likely won’t want to). The seeds are also edible and have a spicy taste like black pepper. Unripe, green fruits should not be eaten raw because of the latex they contain, though they can be boiled and eaten as a vegetable. Young leaves can also be cooked and eaten, similar to spinach.
Name: Pear, Acres Home
Description: Bears at 3 years. Has naturally spreading shape. Chill hour requirements is 300-350. Perfect for the Houston area. Fruit is very large, traditional pear shape with red blush on exposed side. Bears heavily each year. Great landscaping tree. Pollinate with Southern Queen, Southern Bartlett,
Name: Pear, Atlas Super Orient
Description: Atlas Super Orient Pear Tree has low chill hour requirements. Fruit is medium in size and with speckles. Hard Canning Pear
Name: Pear, Hosui Asian
Semi-Dwarf tree, great for milder climates. Ripens around July. Pollinate with Southern Bartlett. Large brownish-orange fruit
Name: Pear, Keiffer
Description: Kieffer Pear grows large yellow fruit. Very cold hardy. Can grow up to 30 feet tall. Heavy bearer
Name: Pear, Korean Giant Asian
Description: Also known as the Large Korean or Olympic. It’s globe shaped fruit ripens to a golden brown and can weight more than a pound. Flesh is cripsy, juicy and sweet, with an almost spicy flavor. Grows to be approx 15 ft. Any European pear or Asian Pear can cross pollinate.
Name: Pear, Shinseki Asian
Shinseki is a round, medium sized, golden pear with sweet, white, crisp and juicy flesh. Fruit ripens in late July, to mid August and stores well until March. Bears fruit at a young age and requires 250-450 chill hours. Great quality pear.
Name: Pear, Southern Bartlett
Fire blight resistant. Bartlett shaped fruit, 450 chill hours, great for Houston and surrounding areas. Pollinate with Southern Queen or Acres Home. Southern Bartlett has a spreading shape, and bears in about 4-5 years. Pollinate with Acres Homes, Tennessee or Southern Queen
Name: Peach, August Pride
The August Pride Peach is a large, all purpose yello freestone peach for milder climates. Sweet, aromatic, rich flavor. It’s one of the very best! Less than 300 chill hours needed. Ripens 3-4 weeks after the Mid Pride Peach.
Name: Peach, Eva’s Pride
Description: The Eva’s Pride Peach is a delicious, fine flavored peach with very low chill hours needed. Ripens in June, Medium to large freestone Peach. Our good friends the Northrop’s grow these Peaches and we just love them! Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
Name: Peach, Flordaking
Description: The Flordaking Peach tree produces a high quality, early season peach. Large semi-freestone, sweet fruit. 450 Chill hours or less. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
Name: Peach, May Pride (SPRING ONLY)
David says that this is the finest peach! Very early ripening peach for warmer climates. Ripens in May. Delicious and sweet. Produces beautiful pink blossoms. 175 to 200 Chill hours, self fruitful. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
Name: Peach, Mid Pride
The Mid Pride Peach is a yellow, freestone peach for warmer climates. Exceptional flavor, mid season, 250 chill hours. We have grown and enjoyed this variety for over 20 years!
Name: Peach, Red Baron (SPRING ONLY)
Red Baron Peach is a large, firm, juicy yellow freestone peach. Produces double red blossoms. Long time favorite in Texas and California. 250-300 Chill Hours, self-fruitful. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
Name: Peach, Rio Grande
The Rio Grande Peach is a large, yellow-fresh fruit. Usually ripens around June. 450 Chill Hours needed. Rio Grande Peaches are freestone, meaning the seed/stone comes out clean. Photo courtesy of L.E. Cooke
Name: Peach, Sam Houston
Sam Houston Peach is a medium sized yellow to red blushed fruit. Freestone, low chill hour requirement.
Name: Peach, Tropic Snow
Description: Low Chill hour peach tree (225 hours). White flesh, semi-freestone peach for South Texas and central Florida areas. Low acidicy, extremely sweet flavor. Self-Fruitful. Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
Name: Persimmon, Fuyu
Description: Delicious non-astringent Japanese Persimmon. Very heavy bearer.
Name: Plum, Methley
Self-fertile. Japanese Plum, fruit is sweet and juicy. Red to purple color.
Name: Plum, Santa Rosa
Description: Juicy, tangy and flavorful plum. Reddish purple skin, amber flesh with tinges of red. 300 Chill Hours. Self-Fruitful.
Name: Plum, Methley
Self-fertile. Japanese Plum, fruit is sweet and juicy. Red to purple color.
Name: Pomegranate, Red Silk
Description: Produces large fruit with edible seeds that have a sweet berry flavor. 150-200 chill hours, self-fruitful. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.