Sampling of Large trees ready to go.......  

(Watch for a new tree page with more info as we begin setting out trees for the season.)     

     Royal Red Maple - 25 gal - $109.97

     Northwood Maple - 25 gal - $109.97

     Variegated Maple - 15 gal - $97.97

     Northern Red Oak - 10 gal - $74.97

     Clumps of River Birch - 25 gal - $104.97

     Clumps of Royal Frost Birch - 15 gal - $104.97

     Singles & Clumps of River, Royal Frost and Whitespire Birch - 5,7,10 gal                                from $24.97 to $74.97.

     Regal Petticoat Maple - $109.97


     

   


Melport Meadows Landscape Nursery​

Fruit trees with a YELLOW SPOT painted near the graft are older and $5 IS ADDED to the price of the tree.​​




Edible Plants ~ Fruit Trees and Such.....

Spring will be here before we know it!  Plan your fruit orchard now and come get your trees and plants in April, as soon as the ground thaws and nighttime frosts are light..... while the selection is good.  We're potting up the new supply now, and will be setting the edibles out for sale as soon as some warm weather rolls in!

Here is our updated variety list for 2019.....


Pricing for potted fruit trees and fruit plants is as follows:
Apples - $24.97 
Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Tart Cherries, Sweet Cherries - Most $29.97  7 & 10-gal 34.97.

Blueberries - 1 gal: $6.97; 2 gal: $12.97 

Grapes - 3 gal: $16.97
Raspberry Plants - 1/2 gallons: $4.97 each / 2 gallons: $9.97
Strawberry Plants - $8 for 10; $15 for 25; $25 for 50; $40 for 100
Asparagus - $8.50 for 5; $15 for 10; $32 for 25

Rhubarb - $9.97-14.97 per pot (these are large pots and will make good-sized plants this year)

Blueberries, Hazelnuts, Currants, Grapes, Highbush Cranberries, Nanking Cherries and Aronia (Black Chokeberry) plants available, potted in our plantable root-pruning containers.  Juneberries, Chinese Chestnuts, and Butternuts are available in 1 gallon root pruners as well.


VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS

APPLES ~ Listed in order of ripening. Plant 2 varieties of apples for pollination (though in our area there are apple trees everywhere, so it is unlikely you'd have polliination issues even with just one tree).
Zestar*: Early Aug. Reddish yellow early season apple with good storage life. Mildly tart flavor. Hardy, variety developed by the University of                      Minnesota.      Zones 4-7.     

William's Pride*: Sold Out Late August Large red fruit. Rates very high in flavor and resistance to diseases. This productive tree has good growing habits with          natural upright form. Zones 4-8.   

Gala:  Early Sept. Striped red-orange skin. Crisp, dense flesh. Fine sweet/tart flavor. Excellent dessert apple. Vigorous tree. Comes into production early. Zone 4/5-8

Honeycrisp: Md Sept. Red over yellow fruit is delightfully crisp. Excellent for fresh eating. Stores well but loses some flavor in storage. Zones 3-7.

      Best yield with strict attention to pruning, thinning, and spraying.

HoneyGold: Early October. Developed for cold northern areas, this cross of Haralson and Golden Delicious captures the hardiness of Haralson with the golden fruit color and superb flavor of Golden Delicious.  High quality fruit keeps through the winter.  Zones 3-7.

Nova-Mac: Mid-Sept. Red striped, Mac-type flattish shape, white flesh. Very scab free. Good flavor. From Nova Scotia; hardy, disease-resistant.

        Zones 4-6.     

Crimson Crisp*: Late Sept. Bright red fruit with a very firm, crisp texture. Pleasurable complex flavor. Grower friendly, productive tree. Great for              winter eating. Zones 4-8.    

Liberty: Early October. This shiny red apple stores until mid-winter. Crisp, good flavor. Most disease resistant variety developed. Hardy, vigorous,                productive. Good all purpose apple. Zones 4-8.    

Snowsweet*: Early Oct.  Bronze-red blushed over green fruit.  White flesh stays white after being cut.  Outstanding, rich, balanced flavor.  Crisp, fine        texture.  Tree is hardy and moderately vigorous, from University of Minnesota.  Zones 4-8.

Grimes Golden:  Early Oct.  Medium-sized bright yellow fruit.  Rich, aromatic, spicy flavor.  Juicy crisp apple, bearing young and 

     annually.  Good pollenizer.  Good for man uses.  Zones 4/5-8.

Jonagold: Mid Oct.  The large yellow fruit has a series of red streaks, at times almost a scarlet blush. The flesh is very crisp, firm and sweet.                    Excellent    for fresh eating.  Keeps well. The tree produces heavily, but needs a good pollinator. Zones 4-8  

Enterprise*: Late Oct.  Glossy red fruit.  Exceptiona, flavor improves during storage.  The tree is a vigorous grower.  Resistant to 

     scab and other diseases.  Winter storing variety!  Zones 4-7.  




APRICOTS ~ Can be a challenge to grow as some years late spring frosts damage their early bloom. Self-fertile, but will produce better with another variety to aid pollination.

Alfred: Late July. Small to medium, round, bright orange fruit. Orange, freestone flesh is fine-grained and juicy. Sweet, rich flavor. Vigorous, hardy            tree. Reliable cropper. Has some resistance to late frost injury. Regular, heavy bearer. Excellent home use variety. Zone 4-8.

Goldcot: Late July. Medium-sized fruit with golden-yellow skin. The freestone fruit is juicy and fine textured. Self fertile. Hrdy, but                   recommended to be planted on a well-drained site. Zone 4-8

Harlayne: Late July. Medium-sized entirely orange fruit.  good texture and flavor.  Cold hardy, late bloomer.  Disease resistant.  Good for the late            season.  Zones 4-8.



BLUEBERRIES - Once established they are one of the easiest fruit bushes to grow and they produce healthy fruit for many years. They may require extra care and effort in soil prep, watering, and mulching the first seasons. Blueberries require a very acidic soil, so plan on mixing peat moss with your native soil 50/50 unless your soil is already acidic. You can also amend with sulphur and fertilize with Holly Tone.

Blue Gold: The Gold Medal of flavorful berries. The attractive powder-blue berries are the firmest and will crunch in your mouth, releasing the sweet flavor with             subtly hints of acidity. Twenty pounds of medium to large fruits will begin to ripen when Duke finalizes its bountiful harvest. Blue Gold’s high antioxidant                  berries will harvest for 5 long weeks. Hardiness Zones 7a-4a.

Chippewa: Finally we have an extremely arctic hardy blueberry plant that grows to a height of 3 feet tall. The fruits are medium to large and produce huge crops            despite the coldest weather conditions. The berries are prized for their firmness, attractive color, and delicious wild-like flavor that makes blueberries so                 popular.   Hardiness Zones 3-7.

Nelson: A variety widely planted because of its dependable fruiting of a large, lighter blueberry that is very firm with good flavor. The plant grows very upright                and needs little pruning because of its open spreading plant habit. Zones 3-7.

North Country: The same exceptional flavor of a wild blueberry. In spring, these mounded, “half-high” plants are dotted with white flowers, which give way to               small- to medium-size berries that will give you a taste of the Northern wilds. Early-mid season. Introduced in 1986. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June to early             July.   Zones 3-7.

Patriot: Early-season harvest of large, aromatic, tasty fruit. A superb variety for both container and landscape use. Low 3-5 feet bushes have attractive open,                  spreading habit with fiery red to orange foliage in the fall. It's cold-hardy and widely adaptable. Zone 3-7.
Blue Crop: Mid-season. Highly frost-resistant. Consistently overbears. Large, light blue berries. Up to 10 quarts of berries per bush. The most vigorous blueberry for          northern climates. Hardiness Zones 4-7.

Duke:​ When the berries of Duke ripen you will know that summer is here! Fifteen pounds of deep blue, medium size berries will cover the bush for a period of 3                weeks every year. Sweet flavors of the berries are loaded with vitamins in every handful. Hardiness Zones 7a-5a.

​Elliot: Fall Bearing Blueberries! Harvest high flavored nutritious fruits that will ripen right after our Blue Gold until the frosty days of autumn. Huge crops up to 25            pounds of medium size berries will be harvested from the extremely winter hardy variety. Rich flavored fruits are tart in the beginning of the season but                   flavors change to pure sweetness as their fruits ripen in the coolness of autumn. Hardiness Zones 7a-4b.


CHERRIES, SWEET ~ There actually are a few varieties that have proven to be hardy in Zone 4 that are bearing successfully in Minnesota and Wisconsin... try these out, but remember that we do consider these to be experimental in our zone and we can not guarantee success with these in Wisconsin. Krymsk rootstock grows to 60-75% of standard size. Two trees required for pollination. Tart cherries will not pollinate sweet, nor vice versa.         

Kristin: Late June. Med. purplish-black fruit. Excellent firm fruit has a sweet, rich flavor. The tree is extremely winter hardy. Zones 4-8.

Hardy Black Giant: Mid-July. Large black, firm fruit with excellent flavor. Sure producer. Old time stand-by. Good pollinator for other varieties.


CHERRIES, TART ~ Grower-friendly tree habits and consistent production make tart cherries a good option. All are self-fertile.

North Star:  Mid-July. Dark red flesh and juice. Disease free, naturally dwarf tree. Medium-sized fruit. Self-fertile. Zones 3-8.

Sumadinka: Mid-July.  Dark red flesh and juice.  Tart, pleasant flavor.  Bears very young and is a heavy, regular producer.  Excellent                  growing habits. Self-fertile.  Zones 4-8.

Carmine Jewel: Early July. This is sometimes sold as a sweet cherry...we might call it a sweet-tart. Deep dark reddish-purple skin and flesh. Natural          dwarfing shrub-like tree makes and attractive landscape planting. Self-fertile, productive. Great for pies. Extremely hardy. Developed in                        Canada. Zones 2-6.



GRAPES - Grapes will fill out a trellis and produce very quickly with a minimum of efforts.  Winter protection from rabbits is essential until established.  Note: most varieties of grape are not coming back nicely from winter.  There are a number of St. Croix available, and very few others currently.       

Concord - Late Sept. Blue. A well known standard for home use and juices. Vigorous and hardy vines. Still the most popular juice variety. Zones 4-8.

St. Croix - Sept. Blue/Red Medium to large fruit with high sugar content. No as suitable for dessert but highly sought for wine and juice. Extremely hardy and                productive. Vines hardy to -40 degrees. Good choice for cold tolerance if needed. Zones 3-8.

Swenson White - Late Sept. White Grape with extra fruity flavor. Thick skinned, has good disease resistance. High brix. Vigorous and hardy to -30F. Zones 3/4-8.

​Van Buren - Mid-Sept. Concord type purplish black fruit. Very sweet, slip skin. Grows in poor soil. Zones 4-8.

Concord Seedless - Mid Sept. Dark Blue  Some say the seedless version is unrelated to Concord, and the flavor far surpasses the seeded version. The fruit is                 small, but excellent to eat fresh. We can't imagine wasting a single one of these grapes on pie or juice, but if you have a bumper crop they are excellent for             those uses.   Zones 4-9.

Somerset Seedless - Mid August Reddish Pink, medium-sized seedless grpe with a strawberry-like flavor. Developed in Minnesota. Hardy and moderately                     vigorous.       Zones 4/5-8.


PEACHES ~ All are self-fertile, so you do not need a pollinator. They often bear the year after planting. On Lovell rootstock that will               grow 8-10'.

Contender: Late August. A wonderfully flavored peach.  Beautiful color.  Good tree hardiness and productivity.  One of the best           canning peaches!  The ladies like the small freestone pit and large size fruit.  Becoming a very popular variety!  Zones 4/5-8.

Encore:  Early September.  Encore Peach flushes pink flowers early in the spring season to produce a late season freestone, medium to large         peach. The fruit is firm and juicy with a great flavor. This cold-hardy variety has a rapid growth rate.  Zones 4/5-9.

Reliance: Late July. Extremely hardy, freestone. Good for canning and freezing. Well suited for home fruit growers. Ranks among tops in hardiness.             Too soft for commercial production. Tree is very vigorous with upright growing characteristics. Zones 4-8.

Veteran: Late Aug. Dull yellow colored fruit. Very round, medium sized richly flavored fruit. Above average for canning and freezing, easy to peel.               Tree is vigorous and late blooming (helps prevent bud freezing). More reliable than Reliance for cold climates. Occasional irregular ripening in               certain seasons. Zones 4-8.


PEARS ~ Pears usually require less maintenance than other fruit as far as pruning and spraying. Standard rootstock. Two varieties are required for pollination.

Shenandoah: Late. Sept. Large, rich flavored, Bartlett type, good for commercial or home use. Very blight resistant. Mellows after picking. Excellent        storage life. USDA-ARS release on 2002. Zones 4-8.

Kieffer: Late Sept.  Large golden fruit with crimson blush.  Crisp, juicy coarse testured, gritty flesh.  Excellent for cooking,                               preserves, and pear honey.  self-fertile tree is productive and bears young.  Extra hardy immune tree will grow almost anywhere. 

     Zones 4-9.

Bosc: Oct. Slightly russeted winter pear. Stores extremely well. Good flavor. High yields of large gourd-shaped fruit. Attractive cinnamon-colored skin,        rich delicious flavor!


PLUMS ~ Plant 2 varieties for pollination.   

Methley: Mid-July. An early season variety. Medium-sized reddish purple plum with sweet, juicy red flesh. Self-fertile, bearing abundantly. A must-               have for every home orchard! Zone 4-9.

 Black Ice*:  Early August.  A large-fruited dessert plum with superior winter hardiness. Bred by Prof. Brian Smith of UW-River Falls who spent                      years crossing cherry plums with Japanese dessert plums. The large, round plums are blue-black with very sweet, juicy, yellow flesh. Fruit                    ripens in early August, about 2 to 4 weeks earlier than other plums grown in the Midwest.  Naturally dwarf trees require a pollinator - Toka is                recommended.  Clingstone.  Zone 3-8.

Toka: Late August.  This heavy-producing tree yields crops of medium-to-large plums. Fruit has reddish-bronze skin and juicy yellow flesh         that’s         as sweet as candy. Tree has a lovely, erect, vase shape. Originates from South Dakota in 1911. Tolerant of temperatures as low as -50ºF.                       Clingstone.  Best pollinator for Black Ice(TM). Zone 3-9.
Stanley: Early Sept. Medium-sized dark blue skin with firm fine-grained flesh. An old favorite for canning, fresh eating, and drying. It is self-fertile,             but yields heavier with a pollinator. Heavy annual bearer. Most widely planted plum. Zones 4-9.


​RASPBERRIES ~ All are fall-bearing varieties, which are the easiest to maintain, with the highest yields.

Caroline: A newer very productive everbearer. Earlier and larger berries than Heritage. Good rich intense flavor and disease resistant. Adaptable to            many areas. Zones 4-8.

Anne:  Known for the size, color and super-sweet flavor of its berries! We think it's the best-flavored yellow variety available. Ripens late Aug. through          Oct.  Zone 4-9  

Polka:   Produces up to double the yield of its parent, Autumn Bliss, and crops at least 2 weeks earlier.  Deep red berries with a deliciously sweet                 flavor that can be harvested late July through October.



RHUBARB:

Victoria:  The best cooking rhubarb, bar none. Noticeably sweeter and milder the all others. Stalks are slender and very tender, so it's quick and           easy to fix for the pot. Plants are prolific; stalks green with red blush.  Zones 3-8.

Family Heirloom Rhubarb:  This rhubarb has been grown on our family's homestead in South Dakota for at least 75 years.  It is prolific and                   trouble-free!



STRAWBERRIES ~ Potted in pots of 10 and pots of 25 plants per pot.  When carefully removed and separated plants can be planted in the garden throughout the season.

Annapolis: (Early Season) Early producer of large high quality fruit. Berries are attractive and hold size well. Very hardy for Northern sites. Zones 3-8.

Cavendish: (Early Main Season) Sets the standard for strawberry excellence. Developed in Canada, Cavendish produces high yields of large, firm,                 bright red berries with outstanding flavor. Plants are vigorous and runner well with berries ripening over a long season. Popular for both U-pick             and home garden use. Has resistance to Red Stele and Verticillium Wilt. Zones 3-8.

Allstar: (Late Main Season) Very large, firm fruit. Nearly perfect shape and holds its size for the entire season. Flavor and yield are excellent. Fruit is           somewhat orange/red. Well adapted to a variety of growing conditions. Disease resistant. Zones 4-8.


ASPARAGUS ~ Space plants 12-14" apart with 3' between rows.  Potted in pots of 10 and pots of 25 plants per pot.  When carefully removed and separated plants can be planted in the garden throughout the season.

Jersey Knight: All male variety so plants will divert more energy into spear production. Thick stems adapt well to grilling and canning as well as                  being less likely to overcook when steaming. Excellent northern climate variety.