Fruits

Bittersweet Gardens
Recommended Fruit Varieties and Sources

Source list prepared by Eddie Rhoades

Varieties

  • Blackberry
    • Rubus cv.‘Arapaho’ (thornless)
  • Blueberry
    • any rabbiteye or Southern highbush types
  • Chinese Che
    • ‘Cudrania tricuspidata’
  • Citrus
    • ‘Thomasville citrangequat’, ‘Owari’ Satsuma
  • English Walnut
    • Juglans regia ‘Utah Giant’ ‘Rhodes’
  • Fig
    • Ficus carica ‘Celeste’ ‘LSU Purple’ or ‘Brown Turkey’
  • Jujube
    • Zizyphus jujuba ‘Honey Jar’ ‘Ant Admire’ or ‘GA 866’
  • Kiwi
    • actinidia ‘Anna’ (fuzzless) or ‘Hayward’
  • Maypop
    • ‘Passiflora incarnata’
  • Mulberry
    • Morus ‘Issai’ ‘Gerardi’ ‘Illinois everbearing’ ‘Pakistani’ or ‘Silk Hope’
  • Mayhaw
    • Crataegus aestivalis ‘Winnie 2’ or ‘Hearts Desire’
  • Pomegranate
    • Punica granatum ‘Parfianka’
  • Persimmon – Oriental
    • Diospiros kaki ‘Saijo’ or ‘Meikawa Jiro’ & more
  • Persimmon – American seedless
    • Diospiros virginiana ‘Evelyn’ ‘Early Golden’ ‘Yates’ ‘Lehman’
  • Persimmon – Hybrids
    • D. virginiana.x kaki ‘Nikki’ ‘Mekawafuyu’ ‘Geneva Red’
  • Pawpaw
    • Asimina triloba ‘mango’ ‘Rebecca’s Gold’ or ‘WABASH’ or any named cultivar
  • Pineapple Guava
    • Feijoa sellowiana ‘Collidge’ ‘Nazmeth’ ‘Apollo’ ‘Mammoth’ or a seedling

Sources

  • www.nafex.org North American Fruit Explorers
  • www.crfg.org California Rare Fruit Growers
  • Hidden Springs Nursery, Rt. 14, Box 159, Cookville, TN 38501
  • Northwoods Nursery, 28696 Cramer Rd., Molalla, OR 97038
  • Nolin River Nursery – my personal favorite
  • Roger Meyer – jujubes & kiwi xotcfruit@yahoo.com
  • Logee’s Greenhouse
  • Ison’s Nursery, Raintree, One Green World, Edible Landscaping
  • Read Lee Reich’s Uncommon Fruits and Berries