2010 Backyard Tree Catalog
Tree Pricelist

Fowler Nurseries has been producing fruit trees in Placer County since 1912.  We are a leader in our industry, which serves production agriculture.  In order to stay on top, we travel the world discovering new and exciting Varieties and Rootstocks.  Fowler Nurseries is pleased to make available to the homeowner the best of our discoveries as well as the best of the “old tried and true” selections.  We hope your shopping experience is enjoyable and informative.

Featuring:


Almonds
Apples
Apricots
Asian Pears
Cherries
Plums - Fresh and Dried
Nectarines
Peaches - Cling and Freestone
Pears

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ALMONDS
T
eeming with essential minerals, almonds are enjoyed in a wide variety of food products. Most almonds are grown in California because of its Mediterranean-type climate.

Nonpareil                                                  Standard
Early September
~The most sought-after almond variety in California~
The Nonpareil shell is characteristically “paper” thin. Nut: medium to large and somewhat flattened. Tree growth: large, upright and spreading. Use Butte or Carmel as pollenizers.
   
Carmel                                                                              Standard
Mid September
~A heavy, precocious producer~
Nut: elongated and medium-sized. Shell: well sealed, but soft. Tree growth: medium-sized and stands notably more upright than Nonpareil. Use Nonpareil as a pollenizer.  

Butte
                                                                         Standard
Mid September
~Reliable, heavy producer ~

Nut: medium-size to small and distinguishably plump with a semi-hard and well-sealed shell. Tree growth spreading and vigorous. Use Nonpareil as a pollenizer.

APPLES
Rich in vitamins and delicious to eat. Best of all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Red Gala                                                                 Semi-Dwarf
Mid August
~An eye catcher every time~
With its bright, rich red coloring this apple tree is easy to grow and constantly produces flavorful fruit with crisp texture.  Needs a pollenizer; use Fuji or Granny Smith.

Red Fuji                                                                        Semi-Dwarf
Mid September
~Fuji-most popular apple~
The fruit has a sweet and juicy flavor.  Noted for its crisp crunch when eaten.  Skin is vibrant red coloring. It needs a pollnizer. Use any of the other varieties listed.
   
Granny Smith                                                       Semi-Dwarf
Mid October
~Add some zing to your baking~
 The flavor of this juicy and crisp apple is tart. It is a vigorous tree and sets crops early and heavy.   Great pollenizer for Red Gala or Red Fuji.  

APRICOTS
When was the last time you enjoyed a great apricot?  Do you remember the aroma, the sweet flavor? We do, so we offer varieties with those very characteristics.


Orangered™  (PAF) Bhart cv.                      Standard or Semi-Dwarf
Early June
~Most popular Apricot in France~
Sweet, aromatic, firm apricot with exceptional flavor. Flesh is deep orange with red blush on the skin. Hangs well on the tree. No apricot planting should be without this variety!  Use Robada as the pollenizer.

Robada (USPP #9890)                                        Standard or Semi-Dwarf
Early June
~Aromatic choice~
Highly colored fruit, freestone, aromatic and sweet at harvest maturity.  Deep orange coloration with a strong red blush on sun-exposed surfaces.  Vigorous and upright growth. Self-fertile. 

   
Royal  (Blenheim)                            Standard or Semi-Dwarf
Mid June
~All purpose apricot~

Fruit is medium and firm with a sweet flavor and a golden-orange flesh. Use Robada or Orangered as the pollenizer.

Tardirouge™ Revlar cv. (PAF)                       Semi-Dwarf

Early June
~Tres Bonne Qualite Gustative~
This apricot is so tasty that is it described in French - the language of love. "Very good quality taste". A great pollenizer for Orangered. Self-fertile.

 

ASIAN PEARS
Asian pears are some of the sweetest and crunchiest pears you'll find. No waiting, you can pick them ripe from the tree. This group of Asian Pears offers a mix of fine quality varieties that harvest a truly unique product. They are commonly referred to as apple pears, salad pears or Nashi.

   
Shinseiki                                                                Standard
Early August
~Smooth Greenish-Yellow Skin~
Sweet and juicy. Medium-large fruit with firm, white, crisp flesh. Thin the fruit for better sized fruit (leave 1 fruit per cluster or you'll have marbles). Fruit will store for up to 3 months in the refrigerator! For best production add a pollenizer.
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Shinko                                                                        Standard

Mid to Late August
~Exceptional flavor~
Very popular variety. Fruit is medium to large with excellent quality. Skin is golden brown russet. Flesh is juicy, sweet flavor. Medium size tree, heavy bearer; shows some fireblight resistance. For best production add a pollenizer.

Yoinashi                                                                  Standard
Mid to Late August

~Sweet, Smooth Incredibly Good~

Flavor is sweet and smooth. Large fruit with crisp, off-white flesh, and light brown russeted skin. Flesh is finer textured than most Asian Pears. Very productive.

Shin Li                      Standard

Early September

~Sweet yet tart~
Very large to large fruit with a full-bodied pear shape. Firm, crisp, juicy flesh with a sweet yet tart flavor. The skin is light to yellowish-green with large lenticels. Tree is medium to large size, uprights, with slightly spreading growth.



   

CHERRIES

Who can resist a sweet, firm cherry? Few. That's why cherries have become a worldwide favorite and are considered a sweet delicacy. We've made the best cherry varieties available to you.
 
Bing                                                                            Semi-Dwarf
Late May
~The industry's standard cherry~
A premium quality fruit with red skin and meaty flesh. Known for its large, firm, juicy qualities. Best pollen sources are Rainier, Sandra Rose, Benton.

 

Benton (USPP #15847)                                              Semi-Dwarf
                                             Late May
~High Quality ~
Large and firm fruit with an exceptional, mouth-watering flavor and a dark red skin. Rates higher than Bing in taste tests. Moderately resistant to rain cracking and self-fertile. Excellent pollenizer.

Rainier                                                       Semi-Dwarf

Late May

~Sought-after, sweet delight ~
Considered a "white cherry" because of its golden yellow and appealing red blush skin color. Flesh: clear yellow with exceptional taste. Fruit: large, firm and considered top quality. Tree: large and very productive. A good pollenizer. Use Bing, Sandra Rose, or Benton as a pollenizer.

Sandra Rose ™ (USPP Pending)                                   Semi-Dwarf
                                             Early June
~Flavor Galore!~
A large, high quality cherry. Fruit is a deep red color with firm red flesh. It is a good producer and will pollenate Bing, Brooks, and Rainier. Self-fertile.

Van                                                                           Semi-Dwarf
Mid to Late June
~Highly productive variety ~

Excellent quality fruit that is slightly smaller with dark, red skin. Resistant to rain cracking. An excellent pollenizer for most varieties - in particular, Bing.

Lapins                                                                          Semi-Dwarf
Late June
~Mouth Watering Flavor ~

Large and firm fruit with exceptional, mouth-watering flavor and a dark-red skin. Resistant to rain cracking and self-fertile.

 


PLUMS - FRESH AND DRIED
Prized for their sweetness, dried plums are a delicious source of vitamins A, B and E.  They are enjoyed fresh, in baked goods and as juice.


Santa Rosa                                                 Standard or Semi-Dwarf
Mid June

~Best all-purpose Japanese-type plum~
Medium to large size with purplish-red skin. Flesh is yellow to amber, red near the skin. Rich, pleasing-tart flavor. Excellent fresh and in preserves. Self-fertile in most situations. Tree large, upright and productive.


Satsuma                                                  Standard or Semi-Dwarf
Late July - Early August
~Great fresh or in preserve--Another Japanese-type plum~
Medium in size, dark dull red skin with deep red flesh. Solid, meaty texture and mildly sweet flavor. Small pit is semi-freestone.  Use Santa Rosa as the pollenizer.

Tulare Giant (USPP #12224)
                                     Standard
Early August
~Largest European-type plum~
Oval-shaped fruit, substantially larger than the standard French. It has a dark purple skin and was bred for the fresh market. Tree is very vigorous and productive. Use Muir Beauty as a pollenizer.

Muir Beauty™ (USPP #15547)                                           Standard

Early August
~Sweet, European-type plum~
Fresh or dried, this plum is delicious and very sweet. Its skin is light bluish-purple and has a thick meaty flesh texture that is an amber-yellow color. The tree is a vigorous grower and forms a very upright tree. Self-fertile, can pollenize Tulare Giant.

French                                                    Standard

Early August
~Excellent eaten fresh or dried--European-type plum~
A medium-sized fruit with thick red to purple-black skin and a distinct ovate shape. Flesh is golden yellow with a very sweet taste. Tree growth is upright and vigorous with strong branches. Self-fertile.

 

 

 

 

   
PEACHES - CLING
Versatile, sweet clingstones are best used for canning, freezing and preserves. All peaches are self-fertile.


Ross                                                   Standard
Mid August

~Best for canning, freezing & preserves ~
Fruit is large and firm with good color and flavor. Excellent for canning because less sugar is required. Large, slightly spreading tree with good production..


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACHES - FREESTONE
Today there are numerous varieties of peaches. Here you'll find some of the finest varieties based on optimum color, taste, firmness and marketability. All peaches are self-fertile.


Spring Rose (white)                                  Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Late May

~Early White Peach~
Delightful early white peach that is extremely sweet. Productive tree, thin early for optimum size of fruit.

Springcrest                                              Standard and Semi-Dwarf     

Mid June

~Earliest Yellow Peach~
The exterior red blush makes this a stunning looking peach. Flesh is yellow with very good flavor. Fruit: medium to large and firm.

Flavorcrest                                              Standard and Semi-Dwarf     

Early July

~Heavy setter ~

Large to medium fruit with firm yellow flesh and a good flavor. Skin has a pleasing red blush on yellow. Sets heavy.

Nectar (white)                                   Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Early July
~Enjoy this with plenty of napkins - it's juicy ~

This sweet and aromatic fruit is a gift from the Gods. This large freestone's flesh is white with a tinge of red near the pit. The skin is white to pinkish with an attractive red blush. This juicy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth fruit is best eaten fresh as it is too soft for canning.

Babcock (white)                                   Standard

Mid July
~Very sweet~

Flesh is delicious, very sweet, tender, juicy, nearly pure creamy-white with a little red near the pit. Skin is a light pinkm with a delicate deep-red blush on the sunny side and lightly fuzzed. Low acid, small to medium sized fruit.

Silver Logan (white)                                  Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid July
~Melting Texture ~

Large, white-fleshed peach with exceptionally sweet flavor and a melting texture. Sun-red blush on skin. Sensitive to bruising.

Delight                                   Semi-Dwarf

Mid July
~A Fowler Nurseries original~

Large fruit with firm, yellow flesh and excellent flavor. Skin is blushed. A favorite at fruit stands or in family orchards, Delight has many uses.

Gene Elberta                                           Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Late July
~“Knock your socks off” peach flavor~

Discovered by our founder almost 50 years ago. A large peach with yellow, blushed red covering. A well-liked fresh market peach that can also be canned or frozen. Heavy producer. 

Fay Elberta                                                                         Standard and Semi-Dwarf
Early August
~Preferred multipurpose peach~
Large fruit with yellow flesh and a premium sweet, juicy flavor. Skin has colorful blush. A popular and attractive variety. Good for drying, canning, freezing, or eating fresh.

Opale Moncav cv.(PAF)(white)                                          Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid August
~Delightful~
Sub-acid large fruit with sweet flavor and aroma. Skin is colorful dark red to pink. Late season harvest. High quality ripens with O'Henry.

O'Henry                                                          Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid August
~Productive with quality~
Large fruit with good firmness and flavor. Skin is highly colored. Late season harvest. High quality and a heavy producer.

Fairtime                                                         Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid September
~Great freezer peach~
Large and round fruit with good firmness and splendidly delicious taste. Skin has a reb blush on a yellow background. This is a heavy producer.



NECTARINES
A taste so heavenly, nectarines were named after the Greek God Nekter and thereafter considered the drink of the gods. Many of these varieties are long-time favorites at farmers' markets and others are the first releases from the Riviera Breeding Program ™ in France. All nectarines are self-fertile.


Emeraude™ Monnude cv.(PAF) (white)           Standard or Semi-Dwarf

Mid July
~Beautifully Colored Fruit~
Colorful skin on a white fleshed nectarine with a sweet flavor. Ripens about seven days before Fantasia.

Zee Grand (USPP #7475)                            Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid July
~Good mid-seasoned variety~
Good firmness, excellent flavor, some acid, and highly colored skin. Tree is moderately vigorous and productive. Zaiger Genetics Variety.

 
Fantasia
                                                 Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Late August
~Old flavorful variety~
This large freestone is bright yellow with a bright red blush.  Flesh is firm and yellow with a delicious flavor.  The tree is notably vigorous and productive.  Moderate chilling required.

Zephyr Monphir cv. (PAF) (white)                    Standard and Semi-Dwarf

Mid to Late July
~Most popular nectarine in France~
Large white-fleshed, sub-acid with excellent flavor and aromas. Great firmness. Skin is attractive red to pinkish red over a white background. Product of Riviera Breeding Program™.

Heavenly White (Proprietary) (white)         Standard and Semi-Dwarf
Mid August
~First-class flavor~
First introduced as a home garden variety for its large size and superb flavor. (A winner at roadsides/Pick Your Own where full color is not crucial for consumer satisfaction.) Large freestone with superior white flesh and a well balanced flavor. Zaiger variety.

Royal Giant
         Standard and Semi-Dwarf
Late August
~Generous producing tree ~
Very large to large fruit. This giant has attractive color and excellent flavor with just a hint of acid. Tree is moderately vigorous, but very productive.


PEARS
Called the “butter fruit” because of its smooth texture, pears are enjoyed fresh, baked, poached, sautéed, canned or dried. Fowler Nurseries offers an extensive selection of old and new varieties from all over the world.

B.P. Morettini                                                     Semi-Dwarf
Early July
~Wonderful texture~

Bartlett-shaped, sweet and smooth melting texture. Skin is yellow with a lovely red blush. High yielding, Harvest approximately two weeks before Bartlett. Super Red would be an excellent pollenizers or try any of the Asian Pears. Bartlett and Seckel are acceptable pollenizers.

Super Red                                                    Semi-Dwarf

Mid july
~Earliest maturing red pear~

Fruit is large, dark red in color with bright white flesh. Flavor is excellent. Summer heat will not fade the red color — perfect for hot California areas. Storage life is very short, 4 weeks. Use B.P. Morettini, Bartlett, or Seckel as a pollenizer or even an Asian Pear..   This pear can be left on the tree to ripen-add about 2 weeks to harvest timing.

Bartlett                                                     Standard

Mid July to Early August
~Most popular pear grown today~

Picked green, but enjoyed when it ripens to a soft yellow, sometimes with a slight blush. Flesh is very sweet and tender. Excellent fresh or canned. Fruit is large and appealing. Tree bears early, heavily and regularly. This variety is self-fertile.

Seckel         Semi-Dwarf

Early September
~Petite Pear~
Superior quality. Flesh is sweet and fine grained with a slight honey like flavor. Productive tree and shows some resistance to fireblight. Pollenize with B.P. Morettini, Bartlett, Super Red or an Asian Pear.

Comice                                                       Semi-Dwarf

Late September
~Considered the "King of Pears" ~

Comice is large, roundish rich fruit. Flesh is fine grained (smooth) with a delectable flavor that melts in your mouth. Skin color is yellow with a slight blush. Best eaten fresh after a short storage period. Tree growth: vigorous with good production. Can be self-fertile, but for consistant production use Super Red as a pollenizer.



2010 Backyard Tree Pricelist
  VARIETY (IN RIPENING SEQUENCE) PATENT FLESH
ROOTSTOCK
SIZE Price

ALMONDS
NONPAREIL     LOVELL   $15.49
CARMEL     LOVELL   $15.49
BUTTE     LOVELL   $15.49

APPLES
RED GALA EMLA 7 SD $19.49
RED FUJI     EMLA 7 SD $19.49
GRANNY SMITH     EMLA 26 SD $19.49

APRICOTS

 

ORANGERED™ BHART cv.(PAF)   CITATION SD $24.49
ORANGERED™ BHART cv.(PAF)   LOVELL   $19.49
ROBADA USPP #9890   CITATION SD $24.49
ROBADA USPP #9890   LOVELL   $19.49
ROYAL (BLENHEIM)     CITATION SD $24.49
ROYAL (BLENHEIM)     LOVELL   $19.49
TARDIROUGE™ REVLAR cv. (PAF)   CITATION SD $24.49

ASIAN PEARS
SHINSEIKI BETULAEFOLIA $19.49
SHINKO     BETULAEFOLIA   $19.49
YOINASHI™     BETULAEFOLIA   $19.49
SHIN LI     BETULAEFOLIA   $19.49

CHERRIES
BING   GISELA (R) 6 & 12 SD $24.49
BENTON™ USPP #15847   GISELA (R) 6 SD $24.49
RAINIER   WHITE GISELA (R) 6 & 12 SD $24.49
SANDRA ROSE™ USPP PENDING   GISELA (R) 6 & 12 SD $24.49
VAN     GISELA (R) 6 SD $24.49
LAPINS     GISELA (R) 12 SD $24.49


NECTARINES
EMERAUDE™ MONNUDE cv. (PAF) WHITE ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $24.49
EMERAUDE™ MONNUDE cv. (PAF) WHITE LOVELL   $19.49
ZEE GRAND USPP #7475   ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $24.49
ZEE GRAND USPP #7475   LOVELL $19.49
FANTASIA     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
FANTASIA     LOVELL $15.49
ZEPHYR MONPHIR cv. (PAF) WHITE ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $24.49
ZEPHYR MONPHIR cv. (PAF) WHITE LOVELL   $19.49
HEAVENLY WHITE PROPRIETARY WHITE ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $24.49
HEAVENLY WHITE PROPRIETARY WHITE LOVELL   $19.49
ROYAL GIANT     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
ROYAL GIANT     LOVELL   $15.49

CLING PEACHES
ROSS     LOVELL   $15.49

FREESTONE PEACHES
SPRING ROSE   WHITE ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
SPRING ROSE   WHITE LOVELL   $15.49
SPRINGCREST     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
SPRINGCREST     LOVELL   $15.49
FLAVORCREST     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
FLAVORCREST     LOVELL   $15.49
NECTAR     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
NECTAR     LOVELL   $15.49
BABCOCK     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
BABCOCK     LOVELL   $15.49
SILVER LOGAN   WHITE ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
SILVER LOGAN   WHITE LOVELL $15.49
DELIGHT     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
DELIGHT     LOVELL $15.49
GENE ELBERTA     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
GENE ELBERTA   LOVELL $15.49
FAY ELBERTA     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
FAY ELBERTA     LOVELL   $15.49
OPALE MONCAV cv. (PAF) WHITE LOVELL   $19.49
O'HENRY     LOVELL   $15.49
FAIRTIME     ISHITARA (R) (PAF) SD $19.49
FAIRTIME     LOVELL   $15.49

PEARS
B.P. MORETTINI     OHxF 87 SD $24.49
SUPER RED     OHxF 87 SD $24.49
BARTLETT     OHxF 87 SD $24.49
SECKEL     OHxF 87 SD $24.49
COMICE     P. QUINCE BA29C SD $24.49

PLUMS
SANTA ROSA     CITATION SD $19.49
SANTA ROSA     LOVELL   $15.49
SATSUMA     CITATION SD $19.49
SATSUMA     LOVELL   $15.49
TULARE GIANT USPP #12224   MYROBALAN   $19.49
MUIR BEAUTY USPP #15547   MYROBALAN   $19.49
FRENCH     MYROBALAN   $15.49


Prices indicated are for will-call only and are subject to change without notice.

It is our goal for you to have fun while you are planning, purchasing, planting, caring for and harvesting your orchard trees.  Yes, even while digging that blasted hole through hardpan soil.  

We hope you enjoy your experiences here at Fowler Nurseries and will share those experiences with your friends and neighbors.  We also encourage you to let us know how we can improve upon the experience.  

And when you harvest your first crop even if its only one fruit – relish the moment and congratulate yourself.  


THANK YOU,

 

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