Fruit Trees

Deciduous fruit trees like applies, pears, apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, nectarines and plums can be grown very easily in Colorado.  Important things to remember are are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, the growing season length requirements and susceptibility to diseases.

These crops can handle -25 degrees F winter temps with the exception of peaches and nectarines, which can be damaged at -12 to 14 degrees F.  It is very important to plant these trees in sheltered locations that have a gradual temperature drop into the winter months, plus stable winter temperatures with gradual spring warm-ups.  Short to medium length growing season varieties are best because many Colorado locations have short growing seasons.   Disease risks include fireblight on apples and pears along the Front Range due to warm m
oist conditions which favor infection in spring and early summer.

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These are the varieties of fruit trees that Shelly’s usually carries:

Apples

4 In 1 Combination Apple (4 different varieties on same tree)

5 Way Combination Apple (5 different varieties on same tree)

Braeburn

Cortland

Golden Delicious

Haralson

Honeycrisp

Honeygold

Honeygold and Honeycrisp Combination

McIntosh

Gala

Rome

Red Spy

State Fair

Sweet Sixteen

Tasty Red

Urban Apple Blushing Delight   (Dwarf Columnar Form)

Urban Apple Golden Treat   (Dwarf Columnar Form)

Winesap

Apricot

Moorpark

Pioneer Chinese

Pears

4-in-1 Combination (4 different varieties on same tree)

Bartlett

Luscious

Parker

Red D’Anjou

Summercrisp

Tawara First Editions Asian Pear

Peach

Elberta

Red Haven

Saturn

Reliance

Plum

Stanley

Italian

Cherry

4-in-1 Combination cherry (4 different varieties on same tree)

Bing

Black Tartarian

Evans Bali

Montmorency

Rainier

 

Contact Information

Shelly’s Garden Country
4181 West 120th
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: 303-466-6761   Fax: 303-469-3777
Hours:
Hours: Monday through Saturday - 9am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm