Plant and Fruit Descriptions
Apple – CREC has five standard-sized varieties.
Aronia – A native plant gaining in popularity for its nutraceutical fruit, ease of growth and large yields.
Dwarf sour cherry – Moderately sized, very low suckering, hardy shrub that produces high-quality, deep red fruit.
Tree cherry – We are evaluating Evan/Bali cherry trees.
Black currant – Easy-to-grow shrub with unique, healthful black fruit that makes delicious jam, wine or liqueur.
Red currant – Compact shrubs with excellent production. Fruit makes wonderful wine.
White currant – Compact shrubs with excellent production of almost clear berries.
Elderberry – We are looking for hardy specimens with good fruit production.
Gooseberry – An excellent fruit for the home garden. Use like fresh grapes.
Grape – Eighteen varieties are being evaluated for making wine, jelly and juice, and eating fresh.
Haskap – This new, extremely hardy edible blue honeysuckle grows in almost any soil and can be used like blueberries. Bred from Japanese stock. See Honeyberry.
Honeyberries – Bred from Russian stock. See Haskap.
Juneberry – Well-loved native fruit also known as Saskatoon or serviceberry.
Plum – The juiciest fruit you can grow on the plains.
Seaberry – We have removed these from our trials. Click the link for more information.