Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts


17 in stock

374 PAGES | 7" x 10" Soft Cover
This brand new book seems as if it was written to be the perfect companion for the Whiffletree catalogue. It's almost like they finish each other's sentences! Most of the 50 different plant types covered in the book are available in the catalogue. Where the book really shines is by methodically going through every plant selection and arranging the information under the following headings - Growth Difficulty Rating, Taste Profile and Uses, Plant Description, Flowers, Pollination Requirements, Site and Soil Conditions, Hardiness, Fertilization and Growth, Cultivars, Related Species, Propagation, Pests and Problems. As you can see, the authors have unwittingly done us a great service and we unabashedly recommend their book.

G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.