Farmers Market at Long Meadow Ranch


Fruit Catalog


APPLES | APRICOTS | CHERRIES | FIGS | MULLBERRIES | NECTARINES
PEACHES | PEARS | PLUMS | PLUOTS | PRUNES
   APPLES
 Ashmeads kernel Apple
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 Ashmeads Kernel Widely regarded as one of the all-time best-flavored apples. Small to medium-sized fruit; variable shape, often lop-sided. Greenish to golden brown russet skin with reddish highlights. Creamy yellow flesh is aromatic, crisp and sweet. Fruit picked early is somewhat sharp and acidic, but mellows after a few weeks off the tree. Keeps 3-4 months. Used for dessert, cider and sauce. From England, discovered in the early 1700s.
 Jonagold Apple
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 Jonagold Superb flavor - connoisseurs' choice. A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Yellow with red-orange blush. Crisp, juicy, subacid, all-purpose.
 Calville Blanc Apple
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 Calville Blanc Classic French dessert apple, also excellent for cooking and cider. "The best pie and sauce apple." Flattened, round shape with prominent, uneven ribs near the base. Usually harvested green, turning yellow and reaching peak flavor a month or so after picking. Harvest in late mid-season, just after Jonagold. Origin unknown; planted in France in the early 1600s.
 Fuji Apple
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 Fuji Recent introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September.
 Golden Delicious
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 Golden Delicious

Long-time favorite for its sweetness and flavor. Reliable producer, adapted to many climates. Pollenizer for RedDelicious. Mid-season harvest (September in Central Calif.).continually until early winter.
 Gravenstein Apple
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 Gravenstein Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, tart. Early bloom, early harvest.
Pinkpearl apple 
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 Pink Pearl Unusual pink-fleshed, highly aromatic fruit. Medium size, cream and pale green skin, sometimes blushed red. Tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of picking. Early fall harvest. Good keeper. Makes colorful, tasty applesauce.
APRICOTS
 blenheim apricot
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 Autumn Glo Late season apricot with tremendous flavor. Ripens in the first two weeks of August. Fruit is medium sized with good color. One of the highest-scoring apricot varieties at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings.
 Blenheim Apricot
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 Blenheim Blenheim apricots are the most delicious apricots of all. All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Long-time No.1 apricot in California. They are hard to find fresh because of their delicate nature so they are usually dried to preserve their distinctive sweet-tart flavor and intense color. Late June harvest.
 moorpark apricot
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 Moorpark Long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning.
CHERRIES
Bing Cherries 
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 Bing The heart-shaped cherries. Popular with kids of all ages. Firm, meaty fruit has distinctively rich flavor and deep crimson color. Ripens in June and July.
Craigs Crimson Cherries 
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 Craig's Crimson Self-fruitful, natural semi-dwarf, perhaps the finest sweet cherry: dark red to nearly black, medium to large size, wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture.
 Montmorency Cherries
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 Montmorency The classic pie cherry tree. It produces an abundance of bright red cherries.
FIGS
 Black mission fig
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 Black Mission Our favorite. Purplish-black skin, strawberry- colored flesh, rich flavor. Heavy bearing, long-lived, large tree. The tree at Rutherford Gardens is at least 80 years old and provides shade for picnicking visitors.
 Kadota Fig
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 Kadota Large, light greenish-yellow 'white' skin, amber flesh. Very sweet fruit needs hot weather to ripen. Fresh/dry/can.
MULLBERRIES
 Persian Black Mulberry
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 Persian Black Large black fruit with sweet, tasty flesh. The fruit resembles blackberries and is very sweet when fully ripe. Unripe fruit is quite tart. Excellent fresh, dried, cooked, or for preserves. Ripens summer.
NECTARINES
Artic Star Nectarine 
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 Arctic Star Early-season, super sweet, white fleshed nectarine. Low in acid, no tartness. Rave reviews in trial tastings. Semi-freestone with beautiful dark red skin. Harvest approximately June 10th to 30th.
 Artic Rose Nectarine
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  Arctic Rose Delicious, super-sweet, white nectarine. Very high-scoring in taste tests. Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe-extremely sweet when soft ripe. Harvest mid to late July
 Snow Queen Nectarine
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 Snow Queen Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone. Late June harvest.
 Independence Nectarine
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 Independence Bright red skin, firm yellow freestone. Rich flavor, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Consistently very high-scoring in taste tests. Early July.
 Fantasia Nectarine
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 Fantasia Popular, large, yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm-ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet, with rich flavor: high-scoring in taste tests. Late July/early August.
PEACHES
Gold Dust Peach
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 Gold Dust Earliest top quality peach. Yellow semi-freestone with exceptional flavor. Mid to late June in Central Calif. All-purpose, superb for eating fresh. 
Eva's Pride Peach
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 Eva's Pride Delicious, fine-flavored peach. Medium to large-sized yellow freestone - also an early season peach available three weeks before July. 
Snow Beauty peaches
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 Snow Beauty  White-fleshed taste test winner: one of the all time highest-scoring varieties in blind fruit tastings. Low acid, high sugar, tantalizing flavor. Large, very firm, attractive red skin. Harvest early to mid-July in Central California.  
 Sugar Lady Peach
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 Sugar Lady  New white flesh freestone, already a favorite at fruit stands. Sweet, mild flavor, no tartness, very firm. Beautiful dark red skin. Harvest mid-July. 
Sun Crest Peach
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 Suncrest  A favorite fresh-market variety. Large, very firm, fine-flavored, yellow freestone. Bright red skin over yellow. Suncrest is the peach immortalized by the book Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on my Family Farm, by David Mas Masumoto (1995). Tree-ripe harvest late July in Central California. Originated in Fresno, California. Introduced in 1959.
 Snow Giant Peach
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 Snow Giant Very large, sweet, low-acid, white-fleshed fruit. Creamy white skin with attractive red blush. Fine flavor, keeps several weeks in refrigerator. Late August harvest. 
 Loring Peach
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 Loring  Taste test winner. Superb large yellow freestone. Excellent flavor and texture, low acid. Harvests over 2-3 week period, mid to late July.  
 Strawberry free peach
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 Strawberry Free Long-time favorite white freestone peach for California. Very sweet, aromatic, juicy, with superb, delicate flavor. Harvest in early to mid July. 
 Ohenry Peach
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 O'Henry  Popular fresh market yellow freestone now available for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Ripens early to mid-August in central California.  
 Zee Glo
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 Zee Glo 

Taste test winner. Delicious late summer fruit with classic, zesty, nectarine flavor. Superb balance of acid and sugar. Attractive, dark red skin. Harvest about two weeks after Fantasia, mid to late August.
PEARS
Bartlett Pear
Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
 Bartlett World's most popular pear. Early mid-season, high quality, tolerates hot summers.
Bosc Pear
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 Bosc Long & narrow shape, brown skin. Superb quality, one of the best. Harvest late October. Fresh/cooked.
Seckel Pear
Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
 Seckel Connoisseurs' favorite. Sweet, flavorful, spicy, aromatic, perhaps the best. Russeted brown skin.
PLUMS
 Elephant Heart Plums
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 Elephant Heart Home-orchard favorite-large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Dark reddish-purple mottled skin. Long harvest season-September.  
 Howard's Miracle Plum
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 Howard's Miracle  Large, firm, juicy, freestone, with distinctive flavor. Amber flesh; yellow skin blushed with red. Originated in Montebello, east of Los Angeles. 
 Santa Rosa Plum
Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
 Santa Rosa  Most popular plum in California & Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Late June. 
   PLOUTS
Flavor Delight
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 Flavor Delight  Apricot-plum hybrid. Resembles an apricot but with a distinctive flavor and texture all its own. Pleasant, lingering after taste. Early June.  
dapple dandy
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 Dapple Dandy Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme Pluots® as best-flavored fruit at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red-fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. August harvest. 
Flavor King
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 Flavor King  Taste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid. Remarkable, spicy bouquet and flavor. Reddish-purple skin, sweet red flesh. Harvest mid August. 
Flavor Queen
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 Flavor Queen Exquisite new fruit, a plum/apricot hybrid. Candy-like sweetness, wonderfully pleasing flavor. Greenish-yellow skin, amber-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: mid-July thru August. 
Flavor Supream
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 Flavor Supreme  Taste test winner. Plum-apricot hybrid with sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Greenish-maroon mottled skin. June harvest. 
PRUNES
French prune
Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery
 French California's commercial prune. Reddish-purple skin, dark amber flesh. Very sweet, high quality fruit-dessert/can/dry. 
italian prune
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 Italian Large, purple-skin, freestone. Rich flavor, very sweet when fully ripe. Fresh, dried or canned. Vigorous, cold hardy tree. Late bloom. Late summer harvest. 
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