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Malus - Apple

FRUIT TREES
Battleford Apple Malus x ‘Battleford’
Parentage: Russian seedling Fruit Colour: Red over pale yellow
Fruit Size: 6 - 7.5 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Large fruit, striped red over light yellow. Excellent for cooking. Matures in mid-September. Tree is
very cold hardy. Introduced by Boughen Nursery, Valley River, Manitoba in 1934.

Collet Apple Malus x ‘Collet’


Parentage: unknown Fruit Colour: Red over green
Green Mountain®Gemini
Sugar®Maple
Apple Fruit Size: 6 - 7.5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
Medium to large-sized apple, medium red over creamy green colour, excellent for eating and cook-
ing and stores well. Matures in late September. Discovered by Albert Collet of Manitoba.

Gemini® Apple Malus x ‘Jefcoutts’


Parentage: Norland x Haralson Fruit Colour: Red over pale yellow
Fruit Size: 7 - 8 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
A crisp, juicy and medium sweet apple, that is best eaten fresh. Medium to large apples are ripe in
late August and store well until the New Year. Cold hardiness similar to Norland. Developed by Art
Coutts of Unity, SK. and introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.

Goodland Apple Goodland Apple Malus x ‘Goodland’


Parentage: Patten Greening seedling Fruit Colour: Green with red blush
Fruit Size: 6 - 8 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
Large apple, creamy yellow with a splash of red, flesh is white. Excellent for eating fresh and cook-
ing. The fruit ripens in mid-September and stores well. Morden Research Station introduction.

Norkent Apple Malus x ‘Norkent’


Parentage: Haralson x Rescue Fruit Colour: Red over pale yellow
Fruit Size: 7 - 8 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Large fruit has a distinct apple/pear taste similar to ‘Golden Delicious’. Fruit matures in late Au-
gust.

Norkent Apple Norland Apple Malus x ‘Norland’


Parentage: Rescue x Melba Fruit Colour: Red over green
Fruit Size: 6 - 7 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Large, sweet apple, excellent for eating fresh, juice and sauce. Ripens in early August. Produces
fruit early in life and bear a heavy crop annually.

Odyssey® Apple Malus x ‘Jefsey’


Parentage: Unknown Fruit Colour: Red blush on yellow
Fruit Size: 7 - 8 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
Odyssey boasts a sweet flavour comparable to the ‘Gala’ apple. The fruit ripens in mid-September
and stores well. Introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.
Prairie Magic® Apple
Prairie Magic® Apple Malus x ‘Jefdale’
Parentage: Goodland x Mantet Fruit Colour: Red blush on yellow
Fruit Size: 7 - 8 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
The medium to large-sized fruit matures in mid-September and is crisp and delicious. Developed by
Wilfred Drysdale of Neepawa, Manitoba and introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.

Red Sparkle Apple Malus x ‘Red Sparkle’


Parentage: Trail x McIntosh Fruit Colour: Dark red over green
Fruit Size: 6 - 7.5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
A medium sized fruit, with a nutty/fruity taste. Apples matures in early September and is an excel-
lent dessert apple.
Odyssey® Apple
September Ruby Apple Malus x ‘September Ruby’
Parentage: Rescue x Haralson Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 6 - 7 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Medium sized fruit and light green flesh colour. Excellent eating fresh and in cooking. This vigor-
ous grower ripens in early September and stores well.

Wintercheeks® Apple Malus x ‘Wintercheeks’


Parentage: Unknown Fruit Colour: Red blush on green
Fruit Size: 6 - 7 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
A medium-sized, crisp, eating apple that matures in early September. Excellent eating fresh and in
cooking. Introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.
Red Sparkle Apple

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Malus - Applecrab

FRUIT TREES
Kerr Applecrab Malus x ‘Kerr’
Parentage: Dolgo x Haralson Fruit Colour: Dark purple-red
Fruit Size: 4 - 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Small fruit has crisp white flesh with a sweet-tart taste. Good for eating fresh, canning, jelly or
juice. Ripens in late September and stores well. Resistant to fireblight. Developed at the Morden
Research Station in 1952.

Rescue Applecrab Malus x ‘Rescue’ Kerr Applecrab


Parentage: Blushed Calville OP Fruit Colour: Yellow, red stripes
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Small fruit is very sweet for eating fresh and good for canning. Ripens in late August. The tree is
very productive. Developed at the research station in Scott, Saskatchewan in 1936.

Shafer Applecrab Malus x ‘Shafer’


Parentage: Trail x Rescue Fruit Colour: Yellow, red blush
Fruit Size: 4 - 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Sweet fruit that stores well. Ripens in early September. Cultivar discovered by W. Shafer of Poplar
Point, Manitoba. Introduced by the Morden Research Station in 1963.
Rescue Applecrab
Malus - Dwarf Apple
Gemini® Goodland Norkent Wintercheeks
These hardy apple cultivars are grown on Ottawa #3 dwarfing rootstocks. Mature plants will be
approximately 50% smaller in size than apple trees growing on standard rootstock.

The advantages of dwarf apples:


1. The trees will begin to bear fruit earlier; significant fruit production may be two years earlier than
with apple trees growing on a standard rootstock.
2. The trees are smaller and will take up less space in your yard. The result is less cost and effort
to maintain and harvest.
3. By fruiting earlier, dwarf apple trees reduce the vigorous vegetative growth and make the tree
more winter hardy.

Dwarf Goodland Apple


Prunus - Apricot
M-604 Apricot Prunus x ‘M-604’
Parentage: Scout x McClure Fruit Colour: Golden yellow
Fruit Size: 4 - 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
The maternal parent to ‘Westcot’; larger fruit, but requires sheltered location. Fruit ripens in early
August; good for eating and cooking. Introduced by Morden Research Station in 1946.

Manchurian Strain Prunus mandschurica


Parentage: Seedling Fruit Colour: Golden yellow
Fruit Size: 4 - 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3 M-604 Apricot
A select strain developed from local seed. Suitable pollinator for other apricots.

Scout Apricot New Prunus x ‘Scout’ Westcot Apricot


Parentage: Manchurian seedling Fruit Colour: Golden yellow
Fruit Size: 3.5 - 4.5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. Produces bronze-gold fruit in early August. Fruit is good for canning and jam
and fair for eating. Introduced by Morden Research Station in 1937.

Westcot Apricot Prunus x ‘Westcot’


Parentage: Scout x McClure Fruit Colour: Golden yellow
Fruit Size: 3.5 - 4.5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
This prairie cultivar has hardy flower buds and produces large, golden, freestone fruit. Excellent for
eating fresh or canning. Introduced by Morden Research Station in 1982.

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Prunus - Cherry Plum
New
FRUIT TREES
Compass Cherry Plum Prunus x ‘Compass’
Parentage: Sand cherry x Minor Fruit Colour: Dark purple red
Fruit Size: 2.5 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. Dark purple fruit ripens in mid-September. The yellow flesh is excellent for
jelly and good for canning. Developed by H. Knudson of Springfield, MN in 1896.

Sapalta Cherry Plum New Prunus x ‘Sapalta’


Sapalta Cherry Plum
Parentage: Seedling of Sapa Fruit Colour: Green, purple hue
Fruit Size: 2.5 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. A seedling of Sapa with medium-sized purple fruit. Canadian introduction.

Prunus - Plum
Brook Gold Plum Prunus x ‘Brook Gold’
Parentage: Unknown Fruit Colour: Golden yellow
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Medium-sized plum; golden-yellow, free-stone fruit with tender skin. Good for eating fresh or cook-
Brook Gold Plum ing. Ripens early making it a good choice for colder climates.

Brook Red Plum Prunus x ‘Brook Red’


Parentage: Unknown Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
A later season, medium-sized, dark red plum. Good for eating out of hand or for cooking. Very
vigorous grower. Ripens in late August.

Pembina Plum Prunus x ‘Pembina’


Parentage: P. nigra x Red June Fruit Colour: Red with blue hue
Fruit Size: 4 - 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
Pembina Plum Large fruit has dark red, firm skin with yellow flesh that is delicious. The finest large plum grown on
the prairies. Developed at the Experimental Station in Brookings, South Dakota.

Toka Plum New Prunus x ‘Toka’


Parentage: Unknown Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. An excellent pollinator that produces medium sized, rich flavored fruit. Fruit
ripens in late-August. Developed at the Experimental Station in Brookings, South Dakota.

Pyrus - Pear
Toka Plum Early Gold® Pear Pyrus x ‘Jefgold’
Parentage: Seedling of Ure Fruit Colour: Golden
Fruit Size: 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
A seedling of ‘Ure’ with improved vigour, chlorosis resistance and cold hardiness. Fruit is similar in
taste to ‘Ure’ but matures 10-14 days earlier. A Jeffries Nurseries introduction.

Ure Pear Pyrus x ‘Ure’


Parentage: Tait x (Beier. x Bartlett) Fruit Colour: Greenish yellow
Fruit Size: 5 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
Produces small green-yellow fruit with a good texture. Fruit ripens in mid-September. Excellent for
Early Gold Pear eating fresh, desserts and canning. Morden Research Station introduction.

POLLINATION REQUIRED
All fruit tree and small fruit varieties that require a pollinator
plant have been marked with this symbol.
Cross pollination refers to the transfer of pollen between flow-
ers of genetically-distinct plants.
For cross-pollinated species, two different cultivars from the
same group must be planted in relatively close proximity for
successful pollination and fruit production.

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Amelanchier - Saskatoon

SMALL FRUIT
A native shrub on the prairies producing unique, tasty fruit. Self-pollinating.

Honeywood Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Honeywood’


Height: 15 Feet (5 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 16 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A selection that has large fruit of excellent quality. Flowers 4-8 days later than other cultivars. Se-
lected by Porter of Parkside, SK.
Honeywood Saskatoon
JB30 Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘JB30’
Height: 7-8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 13 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A new cultivar from Blue Sky Berries with yields comparable to Martin and Thiessen.

Martin Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Martin’


Height: 15 Feet (5 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 17 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A great tasting saskatoon with more uniform ripening of the berries. This seedling of ‘Thiessen’
was selected by Dieter Martin of Langham, Saskatchewan. Martin Saskatoon

Northline Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Northline’


Height: 12 Feet (4 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 16 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A seedling strain grown for its excellent flavour and outstanding productivity.

Regent Saskatoon New Amelanchier x ‘Regent’


Height: 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Blue-black
Fruit Size: 12 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
New listing for 2010. A dwarf cultivar grown for fruit of mild flavour, even ripening, and ornamental
characteristics. Resistant to Entomosporium leaf and berry spot. Regent Saskatoon
Seedling Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia
Height: 10 Feet (3 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 16 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
Seedlings of the native species. Excellent for a small fruiting shelterbelt or conservation plantings.

Smoky Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Smoky’


Height: 12 Feet (4 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 16 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A large fruited selection from Alberta, known for excellent flavour and yield.

Thiessen Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Thiessen’


Smoky Saskatoon
Height: 15 Feet (5 m) Fruit Colour: Purple-blue
Fruit Size: 17 mm Hardiness: Zone 2
A columnar plant that produces a large fruit of outstanding quality. Uneven fruit ripening character-
istic. Selected near Hepburn, Saskatchewan.

Asparagus
Jersey Giant - a male hybrid that yields 2-4 times more spears than female asparagus. Resistant
to rust and tolerant of fusarium and crown rot.

Millenium - A male asparagus hybrid from the University of Guelph noted for rust tolerance, high
yield and excellent cold hardiness.

Fragaria - Strawberry
Day Neutral: These varieties produce fruit throughout the growing season.
Tribute - the fruit is very sweet, firm and has an excellent flavour.
Seascape - another excellent tasting strawberry that has very large berry size.

June Bearing: These varieties produce fruit during a 2-3 week period in spring.
Glooscap - a new strawberry with dark red fruit, good taste and mid-season fruiting.
Kent - the fruit is produced in the mid-season and is of high quality and yield.
Thiessen Saskatoon

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Lonicera - Honeyberry (Haskap)
SMALL FRUIT
Berry Blue Honeyberry Lonicera edulis kamtschatica
Height: 6 Feet (2 m) Fruit Colour: Blue with blush
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
The most vigorous honeyberry variety. Produces abundant crops of tasty, blueberry-flavoured ber-
ries in early summer.

Blue Belle Honeyberry Lonicera edulis kamtschatica


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.25 m) Fruit Colour: Blue with blush
Berry Blue Honeyberry Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
A moderately vigorous selection which is shorter than Berry Blue. Good crops of tasty blue fruit in
mid June.

Borealis Honeyberry New Lonicera edulis kamtschatica


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.25 m) Fruit Colour: Blue with blush
Fruit Size: 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
New listing for 2010. This variety is noted for having very large fruit. It has an excellent flavor. The
fruit of Borealis are not as firm as those of Tundra. University of Saskatchewan introduction.

Cinderella Honeyberry Lonicera edulis kamtschatica


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.25 m) Fruit Colour: Blue with blush
Tundra Honeyberry Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
A moderately vigorous selection which is shorter than Berry Blue. Good crops of tasty fruit in mid-
June.

Tundra Honeyberry New Lonicera edulis kamtschatica


Height: 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Blue with blush
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm Hardiness: Zone 2
New listing for 2010. Tundra produces firm fruit that do not bleed from the stem when removed
from the plant. It is suitable for mechanized harvest. University of Saskatchewan introduction.

Carmine Jewel Cherry Prunus - Dwarf Sour Cherries (Passion Series)


Carmine Jewel Cherry P. x kerrasis ‘SK Carmine Jewel’
Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm (4 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
A cross between the Tart cherry and Mongolian cherry. Fruit makes an excellent topping, jam, jelly,
juice and pie filling. Self-pollinating. University of Saskatchewan introduction.

Crimson Passion Cherry P. x kerrasis ‘Crimson Passion’


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm (5.8 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Highest sugar content. Excellent fresh eating cherry. Fruit size is large at 5.8 grams per fruit. Self-
pollinating. University of Saskatchewan introduction. Non-suckering.
Crimson Passion Cherry Cupid Cherry Prunus x kerrasis ‘Cupid’
Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 cm (6.5 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Large fruit has good flavour; excellent for fresh eating or processing. Blooms one week later than
other Saskatchewan cherries. Self-pollinating. University of Saskatchewan introduction.

Juliet Cherry Prunus x kerrasis ‘Juliet’


Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm (4.5 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Excellent fresh eating cherry. Fruit has high sugar content. Plant has moderate vigor with few suck-
ers. Self-pollinating. University of Saskatchewan introduction.
Cupid Cherry
Romeo Cherry Prunus x kerrasis ‘Romeo’
Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark red
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm (4 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Very flavourful fruit is good for fresh eating and processing. Self-pollinating. University of Sas-
katchewan introduction.

Valentine Cherry Prunus x kerrasis ‘Valentine’


Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Bright red
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm (4.5 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Tart pie cherry for processing. Valentine is the most productive of the Saskatchewan cherry culti-
Valentine Cherry vars. Self-pollinating. A University of Saskatchewan introduction.

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Prunus - Other Cherries

SMALL FRUIT
Evans Cherry Prunus x ‘Evans’
Height: 10 - 12 Feet (3.6 m) Fruit Colour: Bright red
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm (4 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
A heavy producing cherry tree with excellent tasting fruit. Cold hardy for the prairie region. The
bright red fruit is large, semi-sweet and delicious. Self-pollinating.

Nanking Cherry Prunus tomentosa


Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Bright red
Fruit Size: 1.5 cm (2 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2 Evans Cherry
One of the better ornamental and fruit shrubs because of the showy, flowers in spring and fine
flavoured fruit in July. The fruit makes wonderful jelly or can be eaten out of hand.

Black Nanking Cherry Prunus tomentosa ‘Nigra’


Height: 6 - 8 Feet (2.5 m) Fruit Colour: Dark purple
Fruit Size: 1.5 cm (2 grams) Hardiness: Zone 2
Similar in plant habit and fruit size to the regular Nanking cherry. Requires cross pollination by the
red-fruited Nanking cherry. Excellent choice for making jelly.

Rheum - Rhubarb Nanking Cherry


Honey Red Rhubarb Rheum x ‘Honey Red’
Height: 2 - 3 Feet (1 m) Fruit Colour: Bright red
Fruit Size: Stems (2.5 cm) Hardiness: Zone 2
A cultivar developed in Saskatchewan and noted for fine, red fruit stalks.

Ribes - Currant / Gooseberry


Black Currant Ribes nigrum
Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Black
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 2
Large, black berries are useful for jelly. Leaves produce a strong aroma. Honey Red Rhubarb

Red Currant Ribes x ‘Red Lake’


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Bright red
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 2
Large berries in long bunches for jellies and preserves. Matures in mid-season.

Pixwell Gooseberry Ribes x ‘Pixwell’


Height: 3 Feet (1 m) Fruit Colour: Green
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3
A very productive gooseberry. Pale green fruit becomes pink as it ripens.
Red Currant
Rubus - Raspberry
Summer Bearing - Floricane (produce fruit on last seasons canes)
Boyne - a red raspberry with medium acid and aromatic flavour. Excellent for eating fresh, jam,
freezing, canning and dessert.

New Red Bounty - New listing for 2010. A selection from the University of Saskatchewan with larger
fruit, easier berry detachment and improved cold hardiness to Boyne.

Souris - an improved selection of ‘Boyne’ because it is better tasting, a heavier producer of fruit
and has better spider mite resistance.

Fall Bearing - Primocane (produce fruit on current seasons canes) Double Delight Raspberry
Double Delight - this hardy raspberry has large fruit with a delicious, sweet tangy taste. The height
of this upright plant exceeds 4 feet.

Red River - another delicious tasting raspberry that is slightly smaller than 'Double Delight'. Cas-
cading plant form; the height does not exceed 3 feet.

Hardiness Zone Map see page 89


Red River Raspberry

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Vaccinium - Blueberry
SMALL FRUIT
Blueberries require an acidic soil with pH in the range of 4.5 to 5.5 for best results. Prairie soils can
be amended with peat moss to lower pH, however heavy poorly-drained soils should be avoided.
Northland Blueberry Vaccinium x 'Northland'
Height: 3 - 4 Feet (1.25 m) Fruit Colour: Dark-blue
Fruit Size: 0.75 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
Small, dark blue fruit with a wild berry flavour. This low plant has a spreading habit and excellent
foliage throughout the growing season.

Northland Blueberry Northsky Blueberry Vaccinium x 'Northsky'


Height: 12-18 Inches (0.3 m) Fruit Colour: Sky-blue
Fruit Size: 1 cm Hardiness: Zone 3
A good producer of sky blue fruit that has a sweet, mild flavour.

Vitis - Grape
Beta Grape Vitis x 'Beta'
Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Blue-purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3
A hardy cultivar with fruit quality similar to Ontario blue grapes. A hybrid between Native Grape and
Northsky Blueberry the variety ‘Concord’. Fruit is excellent for juice or jelly.

Bluebell Grape New Vitis x 'Bluebell'


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Blue
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3/4
New listing for 2010. An old variety from the University of Minnesota for table use, juice and jelly.

Eona Grape Vitis x 'Eona'


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: White
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3/4
Very hardy sweet small white grape used mostly for wine. Needs a pollinator for fruit set. Developed
at the Experimental Station in Brookings, South Dakota in 1925.
Beta Grape
Frontenac Grape Vitis x 'Frontenac'
Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Reddish-purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 4
A red wine grape of very good quality introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1996. Produces
large clusters of dark blue fruit. Good resistance to powdery mildew.

Germanica Grape New Vitis x 'Germanica'


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. Very similar to Beta but offers earlier ripening. Deep purple fruit is good for
dessert, jams and jellies. Disease resistant and self-pollinating.
Kay Gray Grape Kay Gray Grape New Vitis x 'Kay Gray'
Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: White
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3
New listing for 2010. A hardy white grape for fresh eating or wine making. Small clusters of me-
dium berries are mature in mid-September. Elmer Swenson introduction.

Marechael Foch Grape Vitis x 'Marechael Foch'


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Reddish-purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 4
One of the hardiest French hybrids. A red wine grape with early-ripening fruit. Resistant to common
grape diseases. Requires winter protection in zones 2 and 3.
Minnesota 78 Grape
Minnesota 78 Grape Vitis x 'Minnesota 78'
Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Reddish-purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 3
This cultivar is known for fruit that is sweeter than others and excellent for jelly and juice. Requires
a pollinator for fruit set. University of Minnesota introduction.

Valiant Grape Vitis x 'Valiant'


Height: 4 - 5 Feet (1.5 m) Fruit Colour: Blue-purple
Fruit Size: Clusters (1 cm) Hardiness: Zone 2
This prolific producer possesses earlier fruit maturity and superior winter hardiness than all others.
Clump PaperGrape
Valiant Birch Blue fruit is free of adstringency and excellent for wine, juice and jelly. SDSU introduction.

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