Annual Fruit Tree Sale
Saturday May 6, 2017
9am – 1pm
Scott Farm will hold its 15th annual Fruit Tree and Perennial Plant Sale on May 6 from 9am – 1pm. The sale will feature the best quality bare root trees available and potted perennials. Zeke Goodband, the orchardist at Scott Farm, will answer any plant growing questions and provide sage advice on planting and tree care throughout each day.
Heirloom Apple Trees:
Cox’s Orange Pippin
The most popular of English apples, it has been awarded the highest honors by the Royal Horticultural Society. . Its tart, citrus flavor is exquisitely tempered by a sweet pear flavor. It is excellent for eating and cooking. A small, round apple with orange skin, sometimes with some russeting. Ripens late September.
A handsome, deep red apple originally from Massachusetts in the early 1700’s. There is a monument in Wilmington, MA where the original tree grew. It is a hard apple, sometimes referred to as the woodpecker. It has the quintessential apple flavor. Ripens mid October
An English apple from the late 1600’s, it has a dense flesh with a honeyed flavor and a touch of citrus. Its juicy flesh makes it good for fresh use and baking, but it is especially sought after for cider making. Medium size apple with russeting, known as a leather-coat apple. Ripens early October
Kernel is another term for an apple tree grown from seed, and this one tastes like a crunchy lemon when it’s first picked and then the flavor mellows as the sugars develop. Ashmead has a fine grain flesh and is a “high acid, high sugar” apple like a Reinette. Smaller, golden russeted apple often with a red cheek. Ripens early October
Thomas Jefferson grew this variety at Monticello and it is said to be one of his favorite apples. It is considered one of the best highly flavored eating apples in America. It originally came from New York in the 1700’s. A blocky shaped apple with reddish-orange skin. Ripens mid October.
Hudsons Golden Gem
An American apple from the early 1900’s. The original tree was a “chance seedling” found growing in a hedgerow. This golden russeted apple has a crisp, sweet flesh with a ripe pear flavor. This is one of the favorite apples at our tastings. Ripens early October
Other Apple Trees
Gala apples are vertically striped or mottled, overall orange in colour. Gala apples are sweet, fine textured, and aromatic, and can be added to salads or cooked, and are especially suitable for creating sauces. Ripens early september, partially self fertile.
The easiest apple tree to grow in your back yard, this variety is disease resistant and produces a crisp and juicy flavor. Great for eating out of hand when ripe or you can pick it a little early when it’s tart and it’s a good cooking apple. This apple ripens the third week in September.
Great flavor for the north. A cross between McIntosh and Jersey Black, with exceptional taste and quality. Fruit is medium to large in size with a deep red over a green background to contrast the crisp white flesh. Mid- to late-blooming. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September.
An excellent pollinator for other apples. This annual bearer, 2″ pale yellow crabapples with streaky red blushes and some russeting. Creamy white flesh is fine-grained and crisp, with a sweet, nut-like flavor that is great for fresh eating, cooking or making jams. Tree is vigorous and hardy and adapts well to different soil types. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating
Self fertile variety is considered to be the ideal dessert plum. The fruit is yellow/green with red mottling and has a very rich flavor. Biennial. Ripens in July. Self-Fertile
Beautiful large red fruit with golden flesh. The tree is vigorous and easy to grow. Heat tolerant, self pollinating and ripens mid-July.
Fruit is similar to Santa Rosa, dark red- purple plum with a red flesh. Ripens late July.
A very large, dark red fruit that’s sweet and highly flavorful. Self fertile and ripens mid June
007- Flamin’ Fury
The fruit ripens mid August and is large, highly colored with good quality. Vigorous and productive with low susceptibility to bacterial spot.
Fig- Verns Brown Turkey
Lilac, Clematis, Witch Hazel, Bee Balm, Hydrangea and lavender.