Melport Meadows Landscape Nursery
Here is our updated variety list for 2022.....
Pricing for potted fruit trees and fruit plants is as follows:
Apples - 5-gal $30.97 7-gal $34.97
Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Tart Cherries, Sweet Cherries - 5-gal $34.97 7 & 10-gal 39.97.
Blueberries - $15.97
Grapes - 3 gal: $18.97
Raspberry & Blackberry Plants - 2 gallon: $13.97
Strawberry Plants - $8 for 10; $15 for 25; $25 for 50; $40 for 100 Everbearing: $16 for 10; $30 for 25. Also available in baskets.
Asparagus - $8.50 for 5; $15 for 10; $32 for 25
Rhubarb - 1 gal $8.97; Large @ 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.
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 pollination 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: Late Aug-Early Sept. 'Williams' Pride' is an early-maturing, attractive, dark red apple with excellent fruit quality and field immunity to apple scab, and good general disease resistance. The fruit is of medium to large size and matures with the earliest red cultivars in the midwestem United States. Zone 4-9.
Gala: Early Sept. Red-orange skin. Crisp, dense flesh. Fine sweet/tart flavor. Excellent dessert apple. Vigorous tree. Comes into production early. Zone 4/5-8
Honeycrisp: Mid 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.
MacIntosh: Mid-Sept. Dark red apple. Crisp white flesh has a spicy flavor. Cooking and fresh eating apple. Hardy tree bears young and abundantly. Zones 4-8.
Jonagold: Mid-Sept. LateUnique flavor makes the fruit luscious enough to serve by itself as dessert. This crisp super apple is a cross between the tart Jonathan and the sweet Golden Delicious. The result is a tasty treat for all! Originates from Geneva, New York in 1953. Zone 4-9.
Cortland: Mid-Late Sept. A large mostly red apple with crisp pure white flesh. Sweet, yet tangy flavor. A favorite for eating, and cooking. Productive tree. A good pollenizer. Zones 4-8.
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.
Wolf River: Mid-Season. Originated in Wolf River, Wisconsin in 1875. Know for its enormous fruits - one apple can often make one pie! Is very disease resistant. A good baking apple with a short storage life (one month).
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.
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.
IdaRed: Mid-Oct.A large bright red apple. Skin is smooth and waxy. Excellent for cooking, sauce, pies, and fresh eating. Stores well; taste develops in storage. Heavy annual bearer. Bears young and consistently. Zones 3-7.
Red Delicious: Mid-October. It is an 1895 selection from Iowa. It's famous for its red, or nearly all red apple with a crisp yellow flesh. This apple is excellent for eating and great in salads. Not recommended for cold sinks in Wisconsin. Zone 5-8.
Enterprise*: Late Oct. Glossy red fruit. Exceptional flavor improves during storage. The tree is a vigorous grower. Resistant to
scab and other diseases. Winter storing variety! Zones 4-7.
Arkansas Black: Late Oct. One of the prettiest apples with a beautiful dark purple-red color and perfect shape. Excellent for fresh eating or cooking, but best flavor is after a couple of months of storage. Great storage apple. Very firm, tart flesh. Great addition to applesauce or cider. Zone 4/5-8.
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.
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.
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 Ray: Large, firm blue fruit in early to mid-season. Vigorous growth and high-yield; bears fruit earlier than 'Bluecrop'. Burgundy foliage in fall, deep red stems in winter. Zones 4-7.
Northland: Easy to grow and adaptable to many different soil types. The berries are excellent for jams and baking because of their high sugar content. The bright yellow wood and compact shape makes Northland a good candidate for landscaping. Zones 3-7
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.
Ebony Pearl: June. Big, stunningly beautiful sweet cherries. Exceptionally large, dark-skinned, midnight-red fruit ripens along with Bing, in early June. The texture is smooth, medium-firm and dense, with an pronounced cherry flavor and nice little crunch. Has a very high brix (sugar) count. Canker-tolerant and crack-resistant. Zone 4/5-8.
CHERRIES, TART ~ Grower-friendly tree habits and consistent production make tart cherries a good option. All are self-fertile. Fruit mid-summer.
Carmine Jewel: Extremely hardy and perfect for cold winter areas. Self-fertile, producing large purple-red fruit with dark red flesh and scrumptious, rich flavor, packed with antioxidants. Excellent for eating fresh, superb in pies, preserves, or drying. Dwarf, shrub-like form is perfect for landscape or orchard. Zones 3-8.
Meteor: Meteor is a natural genetic dwarf that will grow about half as much as other tart cherries. It produces a nice, tart, juicy, meaty pie cherry that resembles Montmorency. It is extremely hardy. It blooms and ripens a week after after Montmorency making freeze damage less likely. Meteor is a cross of Montmorency with a Russian variety, thus gaining its extreme hardiness. It was introduced in 1952 from University of Minnesota. Zone 4-8.
Montmorency: America’s most popular tart cherry for pies and preserves. The Montmorency cherry tree is a cold-hardy hybrid species that ripens early in the season. The medium-large, bright red fruit has a firm yellow flesh; clear juice; and a rich, tart flavor that bakers and jam makers love. Zones 4-7.
CURRANTS - Produce late June/early July. Self-fruitful, but produces better with more than one.
Consort - Black. Winter hardy. Excellent source of vitamin C Makes great preserves and wine flavoring. Plant has a musky scent and is resistant to White Pine Blister Rust. Zone 3-7
Perfection - Plants are vigorous and cold hardy. Self pollinating. Ripens in July. Great for jellies. Zones 3-7.
Pink Champaigne - This is the tastiest currant on the market for fresh eating! Pink Champagne current is a vigorous upright bush, free of leaf diseases, with a beautiful translucent pink fruit. Pink Champagne is easy to grow, produces fruit of high quality and good flavor. Zones 3-7.
GOOSEBERRIES - Produce late June/early July. Self0fruitful, but produces better with more than one.
Pixwell - Medium-sized pinkish berries have superb flavor. Delicious for fresh eating or for pies and jellies. Vigorous, bushy, almost thornless plants are very hardy and bear abundant fruit that ripen in July. Self-pollinating. Zones 3-7.
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.
ONIONS ~ Evergreen Hardy White Bunching Onions: Exceptionally cold hardy perennial scallion onion! Harvest all season as needed. Each onion planted forms its own new bunch. One of the first veggies ready in spring.
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. Exceptionally
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.
Wisconsin Balmer: The Wisconsin Balmer has been a great performer and the peaches taste better than Reliance and do not turn brown upon cutting. 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.
Summercrisp: Late Summer. Introduced by the University of Minnesota for use in cold climates, where many pear cultivars survive poorly and often do not fruit. This cultivar’s name connotes its early harvest season. It also connotes the fact that the fruit is best consumed without having been ripened; the eating quality is highest while the flesh is firm and crisp. The fruits are showy chartreuse pears with a red blush, which are carried in abundance in late summer. Zones 4-8.
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! Zones 4-8.
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
BLACKBERRIES ~ Best results are seen when canes are covered for winter since fruit is borne on old wood.
Black Satin: This thornless, heat tolerant blackberry is a prolific producer of deliciously sweet and juicy, deep blue-black berries - that can be harvested without getting pricked by thorns! Small, soft pink flowers appear on second year wood, the semi-erect canes yielding a reliable crop of large blackberries in midsummer. Zone 4-8.
Darrow: Zone 3 hardy variety. Unfortunately not thornless, but huge tasty berries are borne on old wood. Needs support.
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.
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.
Seascape: The plants have the potential to be the most productive of any day-neutral. The berries are large, firm and have good flavor when picked ripe from the plant. Seascape is considered by our customers to have the best flavor of any of our everbearers. Zones 4-7.
Evie 2: Fairly new everbearing variety, Evie 2 comes with reviews that it has produced more berries per plant than any other variety in trials. Reported to be very sweet with good berry size. Zone 4.
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 Giant: 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.