Below is the fruit tree and berry list for the 2020 season at Howard Pine’s. With our broad selection, you can have plant everything you need to grow your own fruits and berries this year! These varieties are occasionally subject to substitutions, so if you are looking for something specific, please give us a call at (785) 749-0302!


APPLE TREES Apples are generally not self-fertile. Two varieties should be used in each apple planting to pollinate each other. Suitable cross-pollinators are listed with each variety below. All Trees should be planted within 100 feet of the pollinator tree. Wind does not carry pollen from one apple tree to another, so one good bee hive per acre is recommended.

Delicious Red Semi-Dwarf (12-15 FT) Winter. Medium size, striped to solid red fruit. Flesh is light yellow,

                        crisp, and sweet. Good for eating fresh and in salads. (Plant with Delicious Yellow,

Jonathan, or McIntosh)

Granny Smith Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Winter. Shiny grass green fruit. Flesh is hard, crispy, and

juicy with excellent tart flavor. Very late maturing variety that keeps well.  (Plant with Liberty,

Jonathan or McIntosh)

Honeycrisp Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Fall. An apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Sweet flavor.

Honeygold Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Fall to Winter. Medium to large, yellow fruit.  Crisp, juicy and sweet;

excellent for eating as well as cooking.

Jonathan Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Fall-Winter. Round, medium size, bright red fruit. Sweet flesh, crisp and

Juicy. Good for cooking and deserts. (Plant with Granny Smith, Liberty, McIntosh,

Delicious Red, Delicious Yellow)

Liberty Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Fall-Winter. Red skin with medium tart, high quality flesh. Good

cooking and eating apple. Flesh is crisp, juicy, sprightly and yellowish. Early, heavy bearer. Scab

free. (Plant with Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Delicious Red or Delicious Yellow.)

McIntosh Standars(20-25 FT) Fall-Winter. A medium size apple with nearly solid bright red skin. Good

commercial quality. Heavy bearer. Use for eating fresh or in desserts. (Plant with Granny

Smith, Liberty, Jonathan, Delicious Red or Delicious Yellow.)

Royal Gala Semi-Dwarf(12-15 FT) Fall. Great early season apple with crisp firm fruit. Excellent flavor.

Yellow Transparent Standard(20-25 FT) Skin is clear yellow and the flesh is white. Best used for cooking.

Heavy producer. Requires pollinator.


APRICOT TREESTo promote greater fruit set, it is recommended that you use two varieties.

Moongold(10-15 FT) Light orange color. Flavor is sweet, but with a slight acidity. Sungold recommended


Sungold(10-15 FT) Bright clear gold. Flavor is mild and sweet. Use Moongold for a pollinator.


CHERRY TREES –  Sour cherries are self-fertile. Sweet cherries need a pollinizer; plant with another sweet

cherry tree for a cross pollination.


Meteor(10-14 FT) Large, bright red fruit has yellow, meaty, juicy flesh and a pleasantly acidic flavor.

Good for pies and preserves. (Self-fertile)

Montmorency (12-18 FT) Large, tart, red fruit. Firm, juicy, yellow flesh. Used for pies and canning


North Star(8-10 FT) Red with small stone. Flesh dark red at maturity. Juicy, meaty

and tender. Flavor is pleasantly acid. Excellent for eating and canning. (Self-fertile)


Bing Cherry(15-25 FT) Black cherry with high quality flavor. Pollinate with Black Tartian or Stella.

Black Tartian(15-25 FT) Large, bright purple-black; tender, juicy and very rich. Pollinate with Stella

or Bing Cherry.


PEACH TREESPeach trees are self-fertile. No pollinators needed.

Bailey Hardy– (15-20 FT) Fruit is of good size and eating quality with sweet, semi-freestone juicy flesh.

Contender(12-15 FT) Freestone peach with bright yellow flesh. Sweet, extra-juicy fruit.

Elberta- (15-25 FT) Very large fruit. Resistant to brown rot. Skin blushes red all over a deep

golden yellow color. High quality eating and canning peach


PEAR TREES All pears need a pollinator. Almost any kind will work.

Bartlett Semi Dwarf(10-15 FT) Large size, juicy, golden yellow fruit with red blush. Excellent for eating fresh

                         or canning. Vigorous grower, bears young. (Plant with Clapp’s Favorite or Lucious variety)


Early Gold Standard (20-25 FT) Abundant white flowers in Spring produce yellow fruit. Early bearing.

Has improved vigor and iron-clad cold hardiness. (Plant with Ure variety)

Seckel Semi-Dwarf(10-15 FT) This variety has small russet colored fruits with a sweet and spicy flavor.

(Plant with Bosc variety)



Black Ice (8-12 FT) This variety is a cross between a cherry plum and a conventional Japanese dessert plum

resulting in large fruit with superior winter hardiness and an early ripening date. (Plant with La

Crescent, Underwood, Waneta, or American Plum varieties)

Blues Jam(8-12 FT) A freestone purplish blue plum with greenish yellow flesh and sweet flavor. Self-fruitful.

Mount Royal(8-12 FT) A blue to purple Italian type plum, that tastes good when eaten

right from the tree. Fruit round with juicy firm, sweet flesh. A favorite for

desserts and is excellent for making jams and jellies. Self-fruitful.

Stanley(12-15 FT) Large, dark blue fruit. Flesh is firm, richly colored yellow inside. Produces

large annual crop. Good fresh, or for desserts, canning, jams, and jellies. Self-fruitful.

Superior(10-15 FT) Large fruit with dark red skin. Flesh is yellow, sweet, and juicy. Use Toka for pollination.



Chester Thorn Free Large, satiny high quality fruit in early July. High yield. Delicious in jellies,

pies, and made into juice. Remove fruiting canes after the fruit is picked.



CarolineEverbearing variety. Produces some of the largest, most flavorful, red berries of the fall bearing types.

Heritage Excellent quality very firm flesh. First crop ripens mid July, second crop Sept. 1st.

Excellent for all purposes. Medium size.

KillarneySummer bearing. Attractive red berries with great aroma and flavor. Very winter hardy.



Bluecrop (4-6 FT) Early to mid-season. Consistent yield, ranging from 10 to 20 pounds per plant.

Large fruit; 65 berries per cup. Bright blue, firm berries with small picking scar. Excellent

ornamental value. Dark green in summer, burgundy in the fall. Very hardy and drought resistant.

Blueray (4-6 FT) Early to mid-season. Consistent yield, ranging from 12 to 20 pounds per plant.

Large, medium-blue berries. Very sweet, slightly tart flavor. Self-fertile. Waxy, green leaves turn

Brilliant red in fall. Does well in areas with hot summers and cold winters.

Northblue(20”-30”) Fruit is dark blue, large and attractive with a good flavor and a pleasing sugar to acid


Northcountry(18”24”) Attractive sky blue fruit with a sweet and mild flavor. Partially self-fruitful.



HinnomakiLarge, red fruit with outstanding flavor. The outer skin is tangy, while the flesh is sweet. Very

disease resistant.

Pixwell Light green fruit turns pink when fully ripe. Fewer thorns. Heavy crop. Easy to harvest. Very

good for all culinary purposes. Hardy variety.



Canadice Seedless Red An early red seedless variety with large well -shouldered clusters that are

very compact. Berries are medium in size. Vine has moderate vigor and is very winter hardy.

Concord Seedless Purple Fruit resembles Concord in color and flavor but the clusters and berries

are small. Usually berries are seedless. Useful variety for jelly and jam.  Very hardy. Mid-season


Himrod Seedless YellowA yellow fruited variety, having long loose clusters of medium size

berries. Hardy, high quality, seedless white variety. Excellent for the home, garden, and table use.

Reliance Seedless RedA red seedless table grape having high dessert quality. Well suited for fresh eating

and juice.