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Fruit Index

Carrington Research Extension Center northern hardy fruit evaluations include 14 kinds of fruits.

An overview of the gooseberry section of the orchard.

CREC has five standard sized varieties.

A native plant gaining in popularity for its nutraceutical fruit, ease of growth and large yields.

Black currant 
Easy-to-grow shrub with unique, healthful black fruit that makes delicious jam, wine or liqueur.

Dwarf sour cherry
Moderately sized, very low suckering, hardy shrub that produces high-quality, deep red fruit.

We are looking for hardy specimens with good fruit production.

An excellent fruit for the home garden.  Use like fresh grapes.

Eighteen varieties are being evaluated for making wine, jelly and juice, and eating fresh.

This new, extremely hardy edible blue honeysuckle grows in almost any soil and can be used like blueberries.  Bred from Japanese stock.  Also known as Honeyberry.

Hazelnut breeding has expanded into colder growing areas. CREC showcases several Canadian hybrids and plants from Riverbend Hazelnuts, Horace, ND. 

Bred from Russian stock.  See Haskap.

Well-loved native fruit also known as Saskatoon or serviceberry.

Hardy, hybrid plums produce juicy, sweet fruit on medium-sized trees.  Production is weather-dependent and variable.

Red & White Currant
Compact shrubs with excellent production.  Fruit makes wonderful wine.

We have removed these from our trials.  Click the link for more information.

Tree cherry
We are evaluating Evans/Bali cherry trees.


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