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Archer: New variety developed at Cornell University. Mid season variety produces extremely large fruit, with an intense aroma, with bright red skin and very sweet flavor. Archer hits the sweet spot for local growers who sell in farmers markets, u-pick sites and roadside stands. Archer holds its large size through multiple harvests fro two to three weeks. The cold-hardy variety is tough enough to withstand winters, making it suitable for growing in diverse climates throughout New York as well as in places like Michigan Minnesota and along the Mid-Atlantic from Maryland into the Northeast. Archer may be the largest strawberry ever released at Cornell's NYSAES in Geneva, New York. Zone 4-8
Red Chief: One of the best all around older commercial varieties, with medium to large firm berries, excellent variety for freezing. Commercial growers have replaced with Honeoye & Jewel, but may be a good option for home gardeners who have grown Surecrop. Zone 4-9
Redstart: A weak day neutral released from Michigan State University. Redstart trials show a higher vigor and yield, with generally larger and better flavored, paler in color and comparable firmness to Seascape. Redstart berries are not quite as firm or large as Albion, but higher yields with better color and comparable flavor. Intended grow areas include Midwestern and Northeastern USA and Pacific Northwest. Zobe 4-6
Wasatch: New release from Michigan State University. Wasatch trials show a paler internal color, similar firmness to Seascape with superior yield, vigor, fruit size and flavor. Wasatch fruit is not as firm and smaller sized compared to Albion, but has higher yields, better fruit color and excellent flavor compared to Albion. Intended growing areas include Midwestern and Northeastern USA and Pacific Northwest. Zone 4-6
Joan J: A high yielding, thornless, early ripening primocane raspberry; has been a good performer, some indications are that Joan J can out-yielded Autumn Bliss. Large, firm medium red berries with good flavor that hold their size well. Easy picking (they release well) with small drupelets. Use Joan J when early ripening fruit is required.
Pink: A red currant is an upright growing shrub with sweet pink berries that grow on long clusters. Bush is attractive in bloom and a stunning when fruiting. Use pink currants for desserts, jams and jellies. Disease resistant to mildew and rust, cold hardy, self-pollinating. Zone 4-7Balsgard: Originated Swedish University, highly vigorous growth with plant height at 12 inches, and in desirable conditions can reach 15 inches. Flowers in July and September, with high yields of very large, deep red colored berries. Plants are vigorous, growing many rhizomes excellent resistance to diseases.
Magenta: Originated Swedish University, highly vigorous growth with plant height between 12 and 15 inches. Early flowering, with high yields of very large, deep red colored berries. Plants are vigorous, growing many rhizomes excellent resistance to root diseases.
Ficus carica: Olympian fig is a ultra cold hardy fig and absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. Discovered by retried biologist Denny McGaughy, he named it after the city where he found it in a sheltered location. The hardy Fig Tree does well in a variety of soils, but require at lest 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season. Cold injury can be reduces by choosing sites without direct sunlight early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Begins bearing fruit 2-3 years after planting, plant at maturity reaches 4-8 ft, fruit ripens July and September. Hardy to zone 6, but is incredibly cold tolerant, reportedly surviving down to zero degrees Fahrenheit, and growing back from the roots at colder temperatures. Zone 6-10