Motz Nursery of Wisconsin
BEACON - Zone 3-6, Ripe 3rd week of August. Juicy bright red, medium-sized apple that is wonderful for eating. Its flesh is mildly acid. The Beacon is a hardy, heavy bearing tree, with the fruit having a short storage life. It is a good apple for eating fresh or cooking.
CONNELL RED - Zone 4-7, Ripe Mid-October, red blush mutation of Fireside apple. Similar to Fireside except that it has more intense red color. It is hardy, a heavy bearer, and excellent for eating or cooking with a distinctive flavor. It is an unsuitable pollinator for Fireside
CORTLAND - Zone 4-7, Excellent for eating, salads, sauce, pies and baking. With their snow-white flesh, are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they don't turn brown quickly when cut. Late September, all purpose.
CRIMSON CRISP - Zone 4-7, New apple, just released from Purdue University. I have only a few coming, one or two for myself. They claim it will be the next Honeycrisp, ripens mid-September.
FIRESIDE - Zone 4-7, mid-October, Big red fruit with a sweet pleasant flavor. Excellent for eating. Great keeper. Very similar to Connell Red, but is unsuitable to pollinate Connell Red. Mid October.
GOODLAND - Zone 3-7, One of the best apples for colder regions. Flesh is crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic. Medium sized fruit that is especially good for baking. Closest we have to the Granny Smith. Late September.
HARALRED - Zone 3-7, Juicy, tart, firm, good keeper, extremely hardy and fireblight resistant. Late September/ Early October.
HONEYCRISP - Zone 4-7, (still in experiment before they say zone 3 hardy,) An exciting apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well balanced. Excellent storage life-up to 7 months. Late September.
30 & 34
HONEYGOLD - Zone 4-7, Fruit is crisp, juicy and sweet. Excellent for eating as well as cooking. Medium storage life. Similar to Golden Delicious, but hardier. Early/Mid October.
LIBERTY - This apple has been on the market for a few years, is disease resistant. Has a crisp, juicy and 'sprightly' flavor. Keep well into February. Late September. Few!
McINTOSH - Zone 4-7, Zippy flavor and a medium storage life. Heavy bearer. Good for eating and baking. Late September.
NORTHERN LIGHTS - Zone 3-6, , newer apple, large apple reaching 3" in diameter. Mild flavor, good for eating or baking. Early October.
PRAIRIE MAGIC - Zone 3-7, This apple stands out because of it's superior cold hardiness. The flesh is white, crisp and sweeter than Goodland. Delicious eaten out of hand and may also be used for cooking. Mid-September.
SNOWSWEET - Zone 4-7, a new apple from Minnesota. It most outstanding feature is its flavor, which is described as sweet with a tart balance and rich overtones, almost buttery. The tree is extremely hardy and will grow well in cold climates. The fruit is large, oblate, with a beautiful red-bronze blush over a greenish yellow background. Early September.
30 & 34
STATE FAIR - Zone 3-6, One of my top 5! All purpose, to me, tastes like an apple should taste. Flavor is sprightly tart and good for eating and baking. Short storage life, but who cares, you will eat them all right away anyway. Fantastic flavor. Mid/Late August.
SWEET SIXTEEN-Zone 4-7, (listed as zone 3b some places), Outstanding dessert apple. Excellent sweet and unusual flavor - like cherry candy. Mid/Late September.
WEALTHY APPLE - The Wealthy apple tree is an older variety of apple. Fruit produced is a yellowish apple with red stripes and tend to be large and very crsipy. Excellent for pies, sauces and juices. Fruit matures early September.
WINTER BANANA-Old heritage apple, great keeper, yellow apple with unique flavor. The flavor is a nice combination of sweet and tart, with a definite banana aroma and very dense & crisp texture
WOLF RIVER-Zone 4-7, Wisconsin, 1875! An old variety, hardy and long lived. Best know for it's large size (up to 5" diameter fruit)! Color is pale yellow to greem with red blushes and stripes. Primarily used as a cooking apple. Early/Mid September.
ZESTAR! (Yes, the ‘!' is part of the name!), Zone 4-7, on trial in 3, A wonderful new apple cultivar from the University of Minnesota. At last, an early apple that is crisp and juicy. Best known for it's excellent sweet/tart flavor. Has much longer storage life than other early apples. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Late August.
WHITNEY CRABAPPLE - Zones 3 - 8 Large, yellow crabapples striped with red. Ripens August to early September. Exceptional hardiness makes them excellent for short-season plantings. Excellent dessert. Upright growth habits. Cross pollinates with other apple varieties. Plant 15 ft. apart.
All trees are subject to availability. I will not substitute unless I talk to you first.
PIONEER CHINESE APRICOT
SCOUT-Zone 4, This hardy fruit tree has showy pink flowers in early spring followed by tasty golden fruit in mid-summer, good for jam; quite ornamental, ideal for the home orchard; needs full sun and is self pollinating. Flowers can be damaged by late spring frosts.
PEMBINA-late August, Zone 3-6, good dessert plum with yellow flesh, and it is sweet and juicy. Are excellent for eating and processing! Needs another DIFFERENT variety for pollination.
PIPESTONE-Mid-late August, Zone 3-7, Large, attractive red fruits for drier areas. Sweet, juicy yellow with excellent quality for jam, jellies, and fresh use. Very hardy. Tree is productive. Clingstone.
SUPERIOR-Zone 4-7, Pollinator, Hybrid with large fruit with dark red, russet-dotted skin. Flesh is yellow, juicy, and sweet. Heavy bearing tree lacks hardiness in northern areas. Often sets fruit the first year. Clingstone.
CONTENDER PEACH - Zone 4 Very cold hardy and is tolerant to late spring frosts. The skin is a red-orange color while the flesh is sweet and yellow. Self-pollinating, so planting another peach tree is not required. In addition to their fruit, peach trees have beautiful springtime flowering and attractive leaves making them tree in any landscape.
RARITAN ROSE PEACH - Zone 4 white-fleshed peach with wonderful aromatic flavor. You have not experienced all that life on earth has to offer, until you taste this peach. Medium to large in size, semi-clingstone with soft flesh. Greenish white on the outside with a red blush. Self-pollinating, very few available.
RELIANCE PEACH - is the answer to a peach pie lover’s dream, if you live in the harsh Upper Midwest. Can withstand winters of –30ºF, and is well known for producing heavy loads of fruit in spite of frigid winters. Self-Pollinating.
EVANS BALI CHERRY-Zone 3-7, From a landscaping sense, Evans cherry features beautiful white flowers in spring, the fruits are very showy, and the trees are quite compact in habit. But let’s be honest - this plant stands apart because of its fruit. Evans cherry is a phenomenal producer of large bright red cherries, juicy as you can imagine, with small pits. The tree is self-pollinating, so a second variety is not required for fruit production. Known as sour or tart cherries, but, if left on the tree long enough, the fruits develop their sugars and become wonderfully delicious to snack right off the tree!
KRISTIN-Zone 4 hardy ripens in the middle of the sweet cherry season. The skin of this cherry is very dark red or purplish. The flesh of 'Kristin' cherry is firm, meaty, juicy, with sweet and richly aromatic flavor and with very good eating quality. Trees of 'Kristin' are large, vigorous, and heavy cropping. Trees are winter-hardy and fruits are large. Should be planted in sets of two or three varieties to allow for cross pollination.
MESABI-Zone 4-7, (some say zone 3)Is another sweet-tart, long stemmed cherry with sugar content between pie cherries and Bing. Fruit resembles Meteor but pit is smaller. Trees grow to 10-14', bloom about May 10 and are self-fertile.
LUSCIOUS - Zone 4-8. Early September, this is the one I have had fruit on for 6-7 years, and no other pears around for miles! Produces a medium to small, bright yellow pear that is very juicy and sweet. It blooms in early May, and its fruit ripens mid September. It has medium to small bright yellow fruit with a red blush, and a taste similar to 'Bartlett'. Pollen is sterile, so CANNOT be used to pollinate a second tree!!Another pear tree is needed.
PARKER PEAR - Zone 4 - 8. Early May. A compact and hardy pear, this University of Minnesota introduction produces tasty medium-sized reddish-brown fruit in late summer on an upright and vigorous plant, showy white flowers in spring; a great choice for the home orchard. Pollinator for Luscious.
PATTEN-Mid-September, Zone 4-8. hardy pear tree, with clouds of showy white flowers in spring, good fall color and consistent oval shape; good size yellow fruit, good quality, tender and juicy excellent for canning; fallen fruit can be messy, but self-pollinating and very resistant to fireblight . Good pollinator for most other pear trees.
SUMMERCRISP - Mid August, Zone 4-8, Has been recognized for many years as the hardiest pear from the University of Minnesota, Use either Parker or Patten as a pollinator.
URE-One of the hardiest pear trees for cold climate orchards, featuring white flowers in spring and good fall color; small firm yellowish-green fruit are best for canning. Self-pollinating and very resistant to fireblight Zone 3-7 .
BLUECROP BLUEBERRY. a firm light blue medium-sized fruit. This blueberry is considered the best for consistent yields. Bluecrop is an upright, open growing shrub to 5-6 feet.
3/25 or 10 each
3/25 or 10 each
3/25 or 10 each
SASKATOON BLUEBERRY-Not a true blueberry, but tastes the same. Shrubs get 6-12 foot high, have teardrop shaped fruits, very adaptable to soil types. 24-40 inch plants, Zone 2 - 7
6.00 each or 5/$25
buy in groups of 25 only.
EARLIGROW STRAWBERRY - Perfect choice for canning. High yields of uniform deep red fruit with outstanding flavor, premium sweetness. Extremely resistant to red stele, root rot and verticillium wilt. Zones 4-8.
OZARK BEAUTY EVERBEARING STRAWBERRY is a long time favorite and is excellent for preserves or freezing. Large red berries with mouth-watering flavor. The absolute hardiest, most vigorous and one of the heaviest producing everbearing plants.
QUINALT EVERBEARING (My favorite)! Does the best in our colder climates. It is a great tasting strawberry developed by Washington State University. Good for potted everbearing strawberries. Makes excellent ground cover or border planting along walks or paths. Fruit is tasty and can be ready to eat in 4 to 5 weeks after planting. Berries up to 2" in diameter from June till frost. Self pollinating. Zone 4 - 8
25/.60 each (15.00) or 1.00 each
BRISTOL BLACK - Zone 4-8 Self-Fruitful. It is a fruit that is black and large with attractive, fairly glossy skin and firm flesh. Berries have excellent quality and good flavor and are good for canning and freezing as well as fresh eating.
$7.00 or 3 for $18.00
CAROLINE RASPBERRY - has proven to be one of the most productive varieties and is considered to be the new standard for fall bearing raspberries. With large, flavorful fruit, it is very vigorous. The berries are versatile and can be used as fresh fruit, in preserves, or in pies and pastries.
KILLARNEY RASPBERRY, Zone 3 - 7 An attractive red berry with great aroma and flavor. This raspberry is excellent for freezing, canning and, of course, pies. One of the most disease resistant varieties, making it very easy to maintain. It is extremely winter hardy. Killarney is very sweet for a raspberry.
LATHAM RASPBERRY, Zone 4-7 Red raspberry that produces large crops of big juicy berries. The berries are versatile and can be used in preserves, or in pies and pastries as well as for fresh eating. A sure cropper for home use, this variety starts ripening in July and continues to ripen over a long period of time. Latham is a hardy, older cultivar bearing somewhat crumbly fruits in fall. This raspberry has become a standard in early-bearing garden and pick-your-own operations.
SOURIS RASPBERRY, Zone 3-7 Self-fruitful. It is a deliciously sweet, red raspberry. This improved variety from Canada is more productive and shows better disease resistance than some of the old standards. It is a summer-bearing raspberry, and is perfect for eating fresh and for baking. Natural protection against strong winter winds are provided in some valleys, but in other areas it is necessary to provide artificial protection during winter months.
CONCORD GRAPE - have large seeds and are highly aromatic. The Concord Grape, Vitis 'Concord', is a well-known, high quality blue-black grape that is delicious for fresh eating, juice, jelly or jam. Zones 5 - 8
8.00 each or 3/21
KAY GRAY GRAPE - has medium to large berries that are produced in small clusters on productive vines. It produces fine hardy white grapes, has a white slipskin, and is suited for fresh eating and wine making. Widely planted in our region in recent years. Its virtues include early ripening, low acid levels, disease resistance, and good winter hardiness. Zone 4 - 8
8.00 each or 3/21
AMERICAN HAZELNUT 3'
AUTUMN BLAZE MAPLE – 2004 Tree of the Year! One of the most popular new tree introductions in history. Brilliant orange/red fall foliage without the mess and maintenance! You plant it and forget it. Strong trees that resist ice damage and high winds. They adapt to a large range of soil conditions and climates. A hybrid of two famous trees, the red and silver maples. This is clearly a superior tree.
CRIMSON KING MAPLE - Known for their striking, rich purple foliage in colder climates… being one of the few trees to give you excellent color in the northern states. It doesn't matter what soil you plant your trees in... your Crimson King Maples will give you beautiful color anywhere. These trees will give you long lasting color, from spring all the way through fall. Matures to a height of 40-50 ft., the perfect height for a shade tree. Your Crimson King Maple will give you dense shade, blocking the hot sun from your home and yard. Easy to plant. Your Crimson King Maple will adapt to a variety of soil types and growing conditions.
NIOBE WEEPING WILLOW 1" This fast growing, golden barked Willow has a wide spreading canopy and long, golden drooping branches. An extremely graceful tree, it prefers moist planting sites.
NORTHFIRE MAPLE - Brilliant red maple developed in Brainerd, MN. The outstanding ornamental characteristic of Red Maple is red fall color. It is one of the first trees to develop fall color in autumn. Green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. It features showy red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras (we call them helicopters!) in late spring. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
SILVER MAPLE – is a medium to large fast growing tree. The species is ideal for wet bottomland sites and can easily recover from extended periods of flooding. It is one of the best trees for poor soil and it transplants very easily. The wood of this maple tree is soft and can be damaged by severe winds or ice storms. Along with its fast growth, it may live 130 years or more.
COLORAO BLUE SPRUCE TREES 12" - 18" tall. A broad, dense, pyramidal tree with stiff branches horizontal to the ground. Choice specimen tree. $8.00 each potted - (Can you tell we don't want to do this!!)
NORWAY SPRUCE-These trees will be from 7" - 15" tall, largest and fastest growing of all Spruce trees, pyramidal in shape, larger attractive cones.
WHITE SPRUCE- 7" - 15" trees, fast growing, popular for Christmas trees, and woodlots. Has a cone-shaped crown. This shape along with the spreading branches give it a nice appearance for use as an ornamental. Trees often reach 80-140 feet in height and 1.5 to 3 feet in diameter.
Most fruit trees are easy to grow and very adaptable to most soil types. For myself, I prefer Standard trees as opposed to Semi-dwarf and Dwarf trees. However, there is a place for all of these trees in various backyards. As we are dealing with living things here, some of these trees may not be available in the spring of 2010, but have been promised according to availability. We will honor our earlier customers first in the case of limited availability.
Plums are the most maddening of all tree fruits to me. But when you bite into a big Pipestone, or Underwood, it is all worthwhile.
With most plums, as they are a hybrid, they have an odd number of chromosomes, (think ‘Mule’), they are sterile, so they will need a pollinator. I like the Toka, but there are other plums to use as pollinators.
First of all, I know nothing about peaches! I never cared for peaches before. But two years ago, in southern Wyoming, in early fall, I got into some Colorado peaches, and they were fantastic, sweet, and juicy. Our local store peaches, picked green and ripened in a box are a very poor substitute! Other companies are selling peaches for this area, and I found that the CONTENDER looks the best for us. But in talking with one of the women who run this place, (4th generation), she asked me why I didn’t order white peaches. Never heard of them! Says they are sweeter, juicer, and they use them rather than yellow ones, but white peaches do not ship well, due to their tenderness.
WARNING! These, to me, are still experimental. It is worth the gamble on 1 or 2 or a few more trees, but please do not bet the farm on them. As this is a new company for me to work with, I have no idea as to how tall they will be, but they say they will be 3/4 inch diameter, which is normally a 7-8 foot fruit tree, but as stated, no promises.
So gamble a little, and if they make it here, which they say they will, and I have looked at these trees in a controlled area 15 miles north of St. Paul, been in for 4-5 years, had fruit for 3 years, it is worth a little investment. I would not push them out of northern Zone 4.
Now cherries are divided into two groups, sweet and sour. Sour cherries are pie cherries. All cherries are self-fertile.
(Now here is where I get in trouble)! 'They' say you need two varieties, and for years I had only one out here, and had pears every year. But maybe you will have better luck with two. After all, ‘they’ are the experts, and I am only an old country boy who has fruit trees as a hobby!
I can get most shade tree in bare root, thus saving you money. However, trees come in bundles of 5 or 10, so sometimes I will have to refuse you, unless I can find a buyer for the other trees.
All trees are BARE ROOT, and prices are for pick-up at Wilson, WI 54027. Wilson is approximately 40 miles east of Woodbury, right off 94.
Please e-mail us for prices on anything listed without an amount.
WELCOME to the new and improved
Motz Nursery website!
Well, our first year has come to an end.
It was a really great experience.
We have all of our incredible customers to thank for that!
Even though all of our trees have found new homes, we are already taking orders for 2011! So, feel free to contact us if you want us to hold trees for you for next year. Also, if you have a particular tree you are looking for, let us know. We are always open to suggestions on what trees our customers would like to see us sell.
Again, thank you to all of our customers who have made this transition without Dad (George) possible. It was such a difficult year loosing him, but you all have brought us comfort with your wonderful words and stories about George. Thank you! George would have been touched just like we are.
Please check out our new website. We have tried to make it easier for you to navigate around the different types of trees we sell. We have also added a few new varieties of trees this year.
Keep in mind the $5.00 off per tree
And, again..... THANK YOU!!!
We couldn't have done it without you.
Hope to hear from you for your 2011 planting season!
Dean and Karry and Allyson
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