Welcoming the Bare Root Season

Christianson’s “Bare Root” season has arrived!

 

Now is the best time to find highly adaptable fruit trees (bigger plants, bigger root systems), flowering ornamental trees, and flowering shrubs at great prices.

Bare root plants typically cost far less than container-grown selections and traditional balled and burlap (B&B), and without the cost of soil and a container, the savings are passed on to you!

 

Another advantage bare root trees and shrubs have over container-grown are stronger and wider root systems that adapt more quickly in our native soil.
To view our entire selection, download our 2022 Fruit Tree and Shrub List  and our newly customized Apple Pollination Chart

You can also view our list here:

 

Name Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
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Apples Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Akane Red Early September Scab Resistant Sweet and Tart
Ashmead’s Kernel Brown russet Early-Mid October Triploid, Scab resistant, Antique Stores wel, limited
Belle de Boskoop Green and red russet October Triploid, Antique M-111, Keeps well
Beni Shogun Fuji Red Mid-Late September Early Fuji Apple Crisp, juicy very sweet
Bramley’s Seedling Green and red Early October Triploid, English cooking apple, scab resistant M-111, limited
Centennial Bright Orange-Red Mid August Crab apple, Scab Resistant Excellent pollinator
Cortland Red Early September 4 YO
Cosmic Crisp Red Mid-Late September Scab Resistant Keeps well
Cox’s Orange Pippin Red w/ Orange Flush Mid September
Dolgo Crimson Red September Crab, 1 1/2″ long, very disease resistant Siberian variety of Crabapple, great pollinator
Early Pink Lady (Maslin) Yellow w/ Pink Blush Late September Ripens 3-4 weeks earlier
Gold Sentinel Yellow Early-Mid October Columnar
Gravenstein Red and Green Early-Mid October Triploid, Antique Vigorous
Honeycrisp Red Early-Mid October Scab Resistant
Hudson’s Golden Gem Yellowish Brown Russet Mid September Scab Resistant, Antique M-111
Jonagold Yellow Green w/ Red Stripes Mid September – Late October Triploid Vigorous
Karmjin de Sonnaville Red Orange Early-Mid October 4 YO, Triploid, Antique Limited
King Red Stripe Early-Mid October Triploid, Antique Vigorous
Liberty Dark Red Early-Mid October Scab resistant. McIntosh Type
Macoun Dark Purple Red Blush over Green Late September-Early October McIntosh type Best for fresh eating, limited
Melrose Red/yello Early September to Mid-Late October Red Flesh, pink blooms Keeps well
Mountain Rose Yellow Early-September Red flesh, pink blooms Keeps well
Newtown Pippin Yellow Green w/white dots Mid-October Sweet/tart, antique Keeps well, limited
Northpole Red Mid-Late September Columnar
Pink Lady Pink/Red/Yellow/Green Late September AKA Cripp’s Pink Keeps well, fresh eating and cooking
RedLove Calypso Red w/red flesh Early October Scab/Powdery Mildew Resistant M-7 Rootstock
RedLove Era Red w/red flesh Mid September Disease Resistant M-7 Rootstock
RedLove Odysso Red w/red flesh Late September/Early October Scab/Powdery Mildew Resistant M-7 Rootstock, vigorous
Red Gravenstein Red yellow stripes Early September Sweeter than Gravenstein
Triploid
Good for baking, cooking
Red Jonagold Red Early-Mid October Triploid Vigorous
Scarlet Sentinel Greenish Yellow Mid-Late September Columnar Disease resistant
Scarlet Surprise Bright Red Mid-Late August Red Flesh
Spartan Dark Red Mid October Scab resistant, McIntosh Type
Spitzenburg Yellow/Blush Red Mid-Late October American variety, Fresh Eating, Keeps well, M-111
Summerred Red Early August Macintosh type
Tasty Red Bright Red September Columnar Urban series
Whitney Yellow/Red September Crab. Scab Resistant Best eating crabapple
Williams Pride Red Early August Scab resistant Sweet, rich, spicy flavor.
Yellow Transparent Yellow Early August Scab resistant, Antique
Key: SD=Semi Dwarf, D=Dwarf, MD=Mini-dwarf, BR=Bare Root, P=Potted (Trees and pricing are for SD, unless otherwise indicated.)
Triploid: Does not pollinate other trees
Almond Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Nitika’s Pride Soft shell September Very late blooming needs pollinator
Prima Vera Soft shell September Very late blooming needs pollinator
Apricots Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Bongo Yellow-Orange June-July
Harcot Yellow-Orange July – August Self fertile Resistance to perennial canker and brown rot, Freestone
Harglow Deep orange w/ red blush August Self fertile. Resistance to perennial canker and brown rot. Freestone
Puget Gold Orange Early August Self fertile Freestone
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Apriums Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Flavor Delight Bright Yellow Mid-July Self fertile, does better with “friends” Semi-freestone
Aronia Berries (Black Chokeberries) Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Dwarf Black September About 3′ high
Nero Black September Fall color 3-4′ x 3-4′
Viking Black Late-August – Mid-September Self-fertile 3-6′ x 3-6′
Lowscape Mount Black September 24″x24″
Lowscape Hedger Black September Non-suckering, bears little to no fruit 5′ high by 3’wide
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Autumn Olives Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Amber Golden Yellow September Self fertile Disease/pest resistant
Garnet Reddish Bronze Late-September Self fertile Disease/pest resistant
Ruby Brilliant Red Late-September Self fertile Disease/pest resistant
Blackberries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Baby Cakes Black Thornless, Dwarf Bushel & Berry, Perfect for patio pots
Black Satin Deep Blue July Thornless Doesn’t produce suckers
Boysenberry Dark Maroon July and September Thornless
Columbia Giant Black Late June-July Thornless
Marionberry Black June – July Cross between Chehalem and Ollalie
Prime Ark Traveler Black July to frost Thornless Primocane
Tayberry Maroon June – July Cross between loganberry and black raspberry, requires trellising
Chester Black Mid-August – Mid-September Thornless
Loganberry Dark Red Mid-July – Mid-August Thornless
Triple Crown Black August Thornless
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Blueberries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Aurora
Berrybush
Bluecrop Blue July – August Highbush Blueberry Most popular
Bluegold Blue Late-June – Early-July Highbush Blueberry 4-6′
Bluejay Blue July Northern Highbush
Blueray Blue July Northern Highbush
Bonus Blue July-August Northern Highbush Very large berries
Burlington Light Blue July Highbush Blueberry
Cabernet Splash Blue June – July 3-4′ x 3-4′ Foliage interest througout season
Chandler Blue September Highbush Blueberry, Largest Berry
Collins Light Blue July – August Highbush Blueberry
Darrow Blue September Northern Highbush, Largest Berry
Dixie Blue July – August Highbush Blueberry
Duke Light Blue Late- May Northern Highbush
Earliblue Light Blue June-July Northern Highbush
Elliott Blue July-August Highbush Blueberry
Katherine
Jelly Bean
Hardiblue Blue July Northern Highbush
Herbert
Jersey Blue July – August Northern Highbush
Jubilee
Legacy
Liberty
Midnight Cascade
Misty
Nocturne Dark Blue Mid-July Hybrid
Northblue Dark Blue July Half-High
North Country Blue July Half-High
Northsky
Northland Medium Blue June-July Northern Highbush
O’Neal Blue June Southern Highbush
Olympia Medium Blue Late July Northern Highbush
Patriot Medium Blue June- July Northern Highbush
Perpetua
Peach Sorbet
Pink Lemonade Bright Pink July-August Pink Berry
Pink Popcorn Cream Pink to Pink June-July Northern Highbush
Pink Icing
Polaris
Rancocas
Razz
Reka
Saphire Cascade
Spartan Light Blue June – July Northern Highbush
Silver Dollar
Sierra
Stanley Medium Blue July-August Heirloom Highbush
Star
Sunshine Blue Blue June – July Southern Highbush Bushel and Berry
Sweetheart Blue Early June & August Highbush
Tophat Light Blue June – July Lowbush
Toro Light Blue July Northern Highbush Large Berries
Washington
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Cornelian Cherry
Elegant
Pioneer
Red Dawn
Cherries (Sweet) Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Angela Black Mid-July Self Fertile, resists cracking Sweet
Bing Black Early-July Pollinators: Rainier, Stella, Montmorency Sweet
Black Gold Deep Red Mid-June Self Fertile Sweet
Glacier Dark Red Mid-June Self Fertile Sweet
Lapins Red Late-July Self Fertile Sweet
Rainier Yellow w/ Red Blush Late-May Early-June Pollinators: Bing, Stella, Montmorency Sweet
Stella Reddish Black Mid-June Self Fertile, resists splitting Sweet
Sweetheart Bright Red Late-July Self Fertile Sweet
Vandelay Black July Self Fertile, resists cracking and canker Pie
Cherries (Pie)
Carmine Jewel Dark Red July Pie
Crimson Passion Dark Red Late July Self fertile/own root stock Pie/Sweet
Montmorency Bright Red Mid-Late July Self Fertile but will not pollinate sweet cherries Pie
Morello Deep Crimson Red August Self Fertile Pie
North Star Red Mid-June Self Fertile Pie
Surefire Fire Engine Red August Self Fertile Pie
Juliet Deep Red August Self Fertile Bush
Romeo Crimson Red August Self Fertile Bush
Key: SD=Semi Dwarf, D=Dwarf, MD=Mini-dwarf, BR=Bare Root, P=Potted (Trees and pricing are for SD, unless otherwise indicated.)
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Combination Fruit Trees Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Apple 1 4-way Sunrise, Honeycrisp, Gravenstein, Cosmic Crisp, Chehalis
Apple 2 5-way Spartan, Honeycrisp, Chehalis, Akane, Liberty
Cherry 4-way Royal Ann, Stella, Rainier, Van
Cherry 5-way Royal Ann, Glacier, Stella, Van, Rainier
Fruit Cocktail 5-way Italian Prune Plum, Lapin, Stella, Hardy Red, Frost Peach, Puget Gold Apricot
Fruit Salad 6-way Frost Peach, Nadia Plum, Harcot Apricot, Brooks Plum, Hardy Red Nectarine
Peach 4-way Salish Summer, Frost, Muir, Indian Free
Pear (Asian) 3-way Nijisseiki, Chojuro, Shinseiki
Pear (Asian) 4-way
Pear (European) 3-way Bosc, Rescue, Bartlett, Red Bartlett
Pear (European) 4-way Flemish, Rescue, Bartlett, Red Bartlett
Plum (European) 5-way Brooks, Yellow Egg, Green Gage, Stanley
Key: SD=Semi Dwarf, D=Dwarf, MD=Mini-dwarf, BR=Bare Root, P=Potted (Trees and pricing are for SD, unless otherwise indicated.)
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Cranberry
Pilgrim
Currants Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Ben Lomond Black Mid July partially self-fertile, plant with another black currant for higher production
Black September Black July
Blackdown Black July
Blanka White July Slovakian variety
Champagne Pink Late September Less Tart
Cherry Red Red July Pest/Disease Resistant
Consort Black June-July Tolerates shade
Crandall Black August Fragrant Flowers Also called “Clove Currant”
Missouri Giant Black
Minaj Smiriou Black
Gloire Des Sablons Pink July
Heros Red July
Red Jade Red July
Red Lake Red Mid July
Rovada Red July-August Dutch variety
Seabrook Black May-June
Swedish Black Black
Swedish White White Mid July
Wilder Red July
Bar-Le-Duc White June-July French variety
Primus White June-July
White Cherry White March-April
White Imperial White June-July
White Pearl White July
White Transparent White July Pest/Disease Resistant
Zitavia White July
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Elderberries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Bob Gordon Dark Purple to Black September American
Haschberg Bluish Black September European
Nova Dark Purple to Black August-September American
Ranch Dark Purple to Black September American
York Dark Purple to Black September American
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Espalier Fruit Trees Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Apple-combo Varies 3-way BR – Cosmic Crisp, Honeycrisp
Pear-combo European Pear 3-Tier – Barlett, Bosc,
Red Clapp’s
Pear-combo Asian Pear 3-Tier – Nijisseiki, Chojuro, Shinseiki
Anjou Dark Maroon Late September AKA D’anjou, 3 tiers, fruit bearing age European, egg-shaped
Red Bartlett Dark Red Late August 3 tiers/fruit bearing age Fresh eating and canning
Nijiseikki Russeted Golden Brown August 3 tiers/fruit bearing age AKA 20th Century/Asian
Shinseiki Bright Yellow July to August 3 tiers/fruit bearing age AKA New Century
T=Tier
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Figs Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Black Jack Purple w/Strawberry red flesh July-September Semi-dwarf
Chicago Hardy Dark Mahogany w/pink flesh July through Frost
Desert King Green/Yellow w/light strawberry flesh Late July-Early August Most productive
Little Ruby Reddish brown w/ruby center Late July-Early October
Neverella Brown w/opalescent flesh Late July-Early August AKA Osborne Prolific
Olympian Green/purple striped w/violet flesh July and September Needs at least 8 hours of sun
Panache Green and yellow stripes w/strawberry flesh August-September “Tiger Fig”
Peter’s Honey Yellow green w/dark amber flesh Late July-Early August
Petite Negra Black w/deep red flesh Late July-Early August Dwarf 3-4′ tall
Stella Green w/purplish red flesh Late July-Early August
Vern’s Brown Turkey Dark brown w/light amber flesh Late July-Early August
Violette de Bordeaux Purple/black w/strawberry flesh August-frost Good for containers or small spaces Fresh eating, dried, preserves
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Goji Berries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Crimson Star Bright Red August to October self-fertile Fresh eating, dried, tea
Firecracker Bright Orange-Red August to October self-fertile Thornless
Red Emporer
Goji Original Bright Orange Red August to October self-fertile
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Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Black Velvet Gooseberry Dark Red June-July
Captivator Gooseberry Red June-July
Giant Josta Black July
Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry Red July Finland variety
Hinnomaki Yellow Gooseberry Yellow July
Jewel Gooseberry Peach July Polish variety
Josta Currant/Gooseberry Black July
Jostine Black Currant/Gooseberry Black July Thornless
Oregon Champion Gooseberry Yellow-Green July Pies, jams, canning, wines
Orus 8 Gooseberry Red July Best for fresh eating, jams and cooking
Pixwell Gooseberry Pink June-July Nearly thornless
Red Jostaberry Red Currant/Gooseberry Dark Red July Most vigorous variety
*FP = Fiber Pot
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Grapes Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Boskoop Glory Black August-September Seedless
Campbell’s Early Blue Blue/Black August Seeded Concord type
Canadice Red Mid-August Seedless
Claret Vine Purple/Black September Tart grapes
Crimson Glory Vine Blue/Black September Seeded/Non-Edible/EXCELLENT Fall Color Ornamental-Fruit is not meant to be eaten
Einset Dark Red September Seedless
Faith Blue/Black Late July-Early August Seedless Non slipskin
Joy Blue/Black Mid-August Seedless Non slipskin
Himrod White Yellow Early to mid Sep Seedless
Interlaken Green September Seedless
Jupiter Reddish Blue August Seedless
Lakemont White Late August Seedless small and sweet
Lynden Blue Dark Blue Early October Seeded
Marquette Deep Purple Red Wine Grape
Neptune Green/White Early September Seedless
Reliance Red August Seedless
Remaily Green Mid August-Sept Seedless
Siegerrebe Red Late September Seeded White wine/fresh eating grape
Suffolk Red Bright Red Mid to late September Seedless
Van Buren Blue Blue/Black August Seeded Concord type
Vanessa Red Deep Red Mid Sep to Oct Seedless
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Honeyberries/Sweetberry Honeysuckle Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Blue Forest Dark Blue June 2-3′ x 2-3′
Blue Moon Dark Blue June 3-4′ x 3-4′
Blue Pacific Dark Blue June 2-3′
Blue Velvet Medium Blue June 4-5′ x 4-5′
Cinderella Blue May-June vigorous 3-4′ x 3-4′
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Kiwis Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Ananasnaya Green September – October Female/Hardy AKA Pineapple Kiwi
Sweet N Solo Brown/Green Fall Self Fertile/Fuzzy
Tomuri/Tomura n/a n/a Male/Fuzzy Can pollinate up to 8 female plants
MALE Fuzzy n/a n/a Male/Fuzzy pollinates up to 8 females
MALE Hardy n/a n/a Male/Hardy pollinates up to 8 females
Matua n/a n/a Male/Fuzzy Pollinates Saanichton
Hayward Brown/Green October-Early November Female/Fuzzy New Zealand variety
Issai Green September – October Self Fertile/Hardy Will produce better with Flowercloud Male Kiwi
Jenny Brown/Green Late Summer, Early Fall Female/Fuzzy
Self Fertile
Ken’s Red Reddish/Purple September – October Female/Hardy Requires male pollinator
Geneva Green September – October Female/Hardy Requires male pollinator
Hardy Red Cranberry Red w/ red flesh September – October Female/Hardy Requires male pollinator
Rossana Green September – October Female/Hardy Requires male pollinator
Arctic Beauty N/A N/A Male/Hardy Pink and white variegated leaves
Pasha Arctic Beauty N/A N/A Male/Hardy Pink and white variegated leaves
Saanichton Brown/Green October-Early November Female/Fuzzy
Self Fertile
Requires male pollinator
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Nectarines Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Hardy Red Yellow with red blush Early August
Harko Yellow with red blush Early July Self-fertile Canadian variety
Morton Deep red, white flesh Early August Self-fertile
Nectar Babe Yellow July Yellow freestone with sweet, rich, delicious flavor. Pollenized by Honey Babe or other peach or nectarine. Miniature
Necta Zee Red June Sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone, beautiful red skin. Miniature
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Nectaplums Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Spice Zee Pale Pink July-August Self-fertile, good fresh eating Nectarine-Peach-Plum hybrid, Miniature
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Nuts Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Nikita’s Pride Almond Brown September Very late blooming Lovell rootstock
Eta Filbert Brown September Eastern Filbert Blight resistant cultivar Plant with Jefferson or Theta for cross-pollination.
Jefferson Filbert Brown September Eastern Filbert Blight resistant cultivar Plant with Theta or Eta for cross-pollination.
Sacajawea Filbert Brown September Somewhat less resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight. Plant with Yamhill for pollination.
Theta Filbert Brown September Immunity to Filbert Blight. Plant with Jefferson or Eta for cross-pollination.
Turkish Hazel Brown Early September Self-fertile
Yamhill Filbert Brown September Total resistance to Eastern Filbert Blight Plant with Jefferson or Gamma for cross-pollination.
York Filbert Brown September Eastern Filbert Blight resistant cultivar Plant with Jefferson for cross-pollination. An excellent pollinator for McDonald, Wepster, Yamhill, Dorris and Sacajawea.
Carpathian Walnut Green October English walnut Plant two together or one Carpathian with another walnut for pollination
Cascade Walnut Green Mid October English walnut
Manregion Walnut Green October English walnut, easy to crack shell Plant with Carpathian for pollination
Bouche de Betizac Chestnut Golden brown/spiny Late September French chestnut Plant two for pollination
Chinese Chestnut Golden brown/spiny October Straight genus and species-no variety Plant two for pollination
Colossal Seedling Chestnut Golden brown/spiny Late September Hybrid Japanese and European Chestnut Plant two for pollination
Layeroka Chestnut Golden brown/spiny Late September Blight resistant/Cold Hardy Does not make a good pollinator, plant another variety to pollinate this one
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Olives Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Arbequina Dark Brown October Self-fertile; bigger crop with another variety Spanish variety/35-40′ x 25′
Bountiful
Haas Improved Manzanillo Green to Black October-November Good pollinator-Frantoio Smaller pits, Spanish variety/15-20’x10-15′
Harvest Joy Green October-November Plant with another variety Ukrainian variety/8-10′
Leccino Brown October Good pollinator-Arbequina Italian variety, semi-weeping form/12-15′
Lecci 27
Little Ollie n/a n/a Dwarf, ornamental NON-FRUITING/4-6’x4-6’/AKA Montra
Majestic Beauty n/a n/a Ornamental only NON-FRUITING/25-30’x25′
Manzanillo Green to Black October-November Good pollinator-Frantoio 8-10′
Nikita Jubilee Green to Black October Plant with another variety 10-20′
Perpetua Green to Black October Plant with another variety Ukrainian variety/10-20′
Premier Green to Black October-November Plant with another variety Ukrainian variety/8-10′
Seascape Green to Black October-November Plant with another variety Ukrainian variety/8-10′
Sevellano
Universal Green to Black October-November Plant with another variety Ukrainian variety/12-15′
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PawPaws Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Mango Greenish yellow w/orange yellow flesh September-October Slow growing, long tropical looking foliage Plant two varieties for pollination
Prolific Greenish yellow w/orange yellow flesh September-October Slow growing, long tropical looking foliage Plant two varieties for pollination
Sunflower Greenish yellow w/orange yellow flesh September-October Plant two varieties for pollination
Tollgate
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Peaches Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Bonanza Yellow w/red blush, yellow flesh June Dwarf (Miniature) Freestone
Eldorado Yellow w/red blush, yellow flesh Late May to mid June Dwarf (Miniature) Freestone
Frost Yellow w/red blush, yellow flesh Mid to late August Self-fertile Freestone
Galaxy Creamy orange w/white flesh Mid August Self-fertile Donut shaped
Honey Babe Yellow Early to mid July Dwarf (Miniature) Better production with pollenizer, freestone
Indian Free White August to September Curl Resistant
Muir Yellow July to August Curl Resistant
Pitzee
Salish Summer (WSU Q-1-8) White Flesh Late July to Early August Curl Resistant Dwarf
Snow Babe Yellow w/red blush, white flesh Late July to Early August Self-Fertile/Miniature New for 2020-2021
Veteran Spray for leaf curl!
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Pears (Asian) Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Chojuro Russeted Golden Brown August Plant with Hosui, Shinko Asian
Kosui Russeted slight bronze August Plant with Hosui, Shinko Asian
Maxie Red and yellow Mid September Cross between Nijisseiki and Red Bartlett Eurasian
Nijisseiki Russeted Golden Brown August Plant with Shinseiki, Bartlett, etc. Asian/AKA 20th Century
Reddy Robin Red/Orange September Frequently called a “Papple” Eurasian
Shinko Golden Brown Late September plant with any other Adain variety Asain
Shinseiki Bright yellow July to August plant with any other Adain variety Asian/AKA 20th Century
Pears (European)
Anjou Dark Maroon Late September AKA D’anjou European/Egg shaped
Bartlett Russeted Green August AKA Williams European
Bosc Russeted Dark Yellow Late September Fresh eating, baking or drying
AKA Kaiser
European
Comice Yellow w/trace of red Early October European
Conference Golden Brown Early October European
Harrow Delight Yellow w/red blush July-August Fireblight and scab resistant European/OHxF 333
Orcas Yellow w/ Carmine Blush Early September Great for canning, drying, eating fresh European
Red Bartlett Red European
Rescue Yellow w/ Bright Red-Orange Blush September Scab resistant. Good keeper. European
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Persimmons Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Early Fuyu Bright Orange October Round Non-astringent,AKA Matsumoto
Fuyu Jiro Deep Red-Orange October-November Medium/flattened Non-astringent
Giant Fuyu Bright Orange October-November Larger/rounder Non-astringent
Izu Bright Orange September-October Med/Lg Round Non-astringent
Raven Bright Orange September-October Asain, Med
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Plums (European) Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Blue Damson Blue September Fresh eating, jams, jelly, prunes; more tart than sweet European/plant with another European for pollination
Brooks Dark Purple September Fresh eating, preserves, canning or drying European
Green Gage Yellowish Green August Fresh eating, baking, preserves, canning European
Imperial Epeneuse Reddish Purple Mid-September Fresh eating and drying European
Italian Purple August-September Fresh eating, dried, canned European/freestone
Nadia Cherry/Plum Dark Red August-September Fresh eating, baking, preserves European/pollinate with Beauty, Methley, Hollywood
Sprite Cherry/Plum
Seneca Bluish Red September Fresh eating, preserves; resists cracking and brown rot European
Stanley Deep Purple Early September Fresh eating, dried, canned European; also a prune/plum
Yellow Egg Golden Yellow August Cooking/fresh eating when fully ripe European
Plums (Japanese)
Beauty Red over yellow June-August Fresh eating, cooking Japanese
Hollywood Dark Red August Jellies and canning Japanese; pollinate with another Japanese
Methley Red-Purple May-Early July Fresh eating or jelly Japanese
Shiro Bright Yellow August Fresh eating, jams, wine Japanese/Partially self-fertile
Superior Red August Japanese/American plum
Weeping Santa Rosa Dark Red Late July-August fresh eating, preserves Japanese
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Cherry/Pluots Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Dapple Dandy Yellowish w/ red mottling July-August Fresh eating AKA Dinosaur Egg
Flavor Supreme Greenish-maroon mottled June-July Fresh eating
Candy Heart Red Mid-August Fresh eating, very sweet pollinate with Japanese
Flavor Punch Orange-Red September Fresh eating, very Sweet pollinate with Japanese
Pomegranates Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Angel Red Vivid Red August-September Seeds soft enough to eat fresh
Crimson Sky Bright Red July-September Ukrainian variety
Nana (Dwarf) Bright Orange Red Ornamental Dwarf size 2-4′, deer resistant, Fruits edible yet too sour to be considered palatable
Wonderful Red August-September Largest, brightest colored
Quinces – Fruiting Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Orange Bright Yellow September Self-fertile Preserves and baking
Pineapple Bright Yellow September-October Self-fertile Preserves and baking/Pineapple flavored
Smyrna Bright Yellow September Self-fertile Preserves and baking
Raspberries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Boyne Reddish Pink Mid-July Does not need trellis Not as sweet as others; good for lambic ale
Canby Reddish Pink June bearing Heavy producer of large berries Fresh eating, preserves, freezing
Coho Crimson red
Latham Bright Red June bearing Fresh eating, freezing, canning
Lewis Bright Red June bearing 25% bigger than Meeker
Meeker Dark Red Mid-July Do not require staking Fresh eating, juicing, canning, freezing
Willamette Dark Red Junebearing Extremely large fruits; very juicy Fresh eating, freezing
Caroline Bright Red Everbearing Does not tolerate drought Fresh eating, preserves, freezing
Fall Gold Pale Yellow Everbearing Fresh eating, baking, preserves
Heritage Dark Red Everbearing No staking required Fresh eating, canning, freezing
Jewel Black Early July Black Cap variety Fresh eating, baking, preserves
Raspberry Shortcake Light Red June-July Thornless/no staking required/great for containers Bushel & Berry
Seaberries/Sea Buckthorns Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Leikora Bright Orange Late August-Early September Female Juicing, preserves
MALE Seaberry n/a n/a Does not produce fruit Pollinates up to 8 females
Orange Energy
Orange Delight Reddish-Orange Late July-Early August Female 2x Vitamin C, Siberian variety
Orange Glow Bright Orange Mid-August Female
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Strawberries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Albion Red August-September Everbearing
Benton Red June Junebearing
Hood Red June Junebearing
Mary’s Peak Red June Junebearing
Puget Crimson Red June Junebearing
Rainier Red June Junebearing
Seascape Red June-October Everbearing
Shuksan Red June Junebearing
Sweet Surise Red July Junebearing
Tillamook Red August Junebearing
Unusual Fruits Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Autumn Beauty Jujube Reddish brown October Partially self-fertile; plant with another variety for pollination Spicy, apple like flavor
Chico Jujube Red and Green October Partially self-fertile; plant with another variety for pollination
Coco Jujube October Partially self-fertile; plant with another variety for pollination
Lang Jujube Golden brown October Partially self-fertile; plant with another variety for pollination
Li Jujube Mahogony brown October Partially self-fertile; plant with another variety for pollination
Black Seaberry
Ivan’s Beauty Mt. Ash Reddish Purple September-October Partially self-fertile; plant with Ivan’s Belle Aronia crossed with Mountain Ash
Ivan’s Belle Mt. Ash Wine Red September-October Partially self-fertile; plant with Ivan’s Beauty Hawthorne crossed with Mountain Ash
Bluepop
Passionflower Maypop Greenish Yellow Late Fall Self-fertile Very hardy Z4-10
Pineapple Guava Green October Self-fertile
Contorted White Mulberry White July-September Self-fertile
Early Bird Mulberry
Pakistan Mulberry Reddish Black July-September Self-fertile Largest mulberry fruit in the world
White Mulberry Pink-red turning purple-black July-August Self-fertile
White Mulberry Dwarf Pink-red turning purple-black July-August Self-fertile
Chilean Guava Red October Self-fertile Fresh eating, jams, jellies
Spineless Caper Green July Self-fertile Thornless
Korean Tea Seedling (Camellia sinensis) Green Blooms – Sep-Nov Wait 1-2 years before harvest 8-10’x8-10′
Vaccinium Berries Color Ripening Time Attributes Notes
Himalayan Whortleberry Dark Blue July Self-fertile
Koralle Lingonberry Bright Red September-October Self-fertile German variety
Lingonberry Bright Red September-October Self-fertile
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Flower and Garden Festival ‘Greetings from Spring’

Last year, John and Toni Christianson designed the award-winning ‘Hilltop Farm’ display garden drawing from the inspiring Beatrix Potter and her country home in Lakeland, near Sawrey in the English county of Cumbria. We are so thankful to have had the show when we did, and the enthusiasm surrounding the display garden was outstanding. This year, we will have our commercial exhibit in the plant market celebrating this year’s theme,

“Greetings from Spring!”. The Festival occurs on February 9th – 13th, 2022, and tickets will be on sale at the Nursery’s Garden Store beginning in December.  Early bird prices are $20, and $25 during the dates of the show.

Give a Flower Bus ride as a gift for family or friends and enjoy the ease of riding a comfortable coach to the Flower and Garden Festival.  The Flower Buses leave the Nursery on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 9th, 10th, and 11th, at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m.  The cost of a combination show ticket and bus ride is $60.  For reservations on the Flower Bus, visit the Nursery, or call 360-466-3821.

 

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Spring Orchid Festival

Join us in the Propagation House on March 5th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and 6th, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., to observe the diverse and beautiful group of Orchidaceae we will have decorating the cement tables of the greenhouse. Harvey Brenneise and his colleagues, who have been hobby orchid growers for 50 years, will discuss how to keep the unique plants alive, happy, and repeat blooming. The Orchidaceae family is the largest of flowering plants, including natives in Washington. Most ornamentals, though, are tropical and epiphytic (they don’t grow in soil) and require unique care from other houseplants. If you have questions concerning your orchid plants, we will have “orchid doctors” on-site to offer advice on care as well as provide tips on re-blooming. We will also offer two classes on orchid care and culture, one at 3:00 p.m. on March 5th, in the Schoolhouse, and one at 1 p.m. on March 6th.

This will be a judged show by the American Orchid Society with a ribbon ceremony in the afternoon on March 5th. We will have a wonderful selection of orchids for viewing as well as for purchase. The Mount Baker Orchid Society will also offer their services by donation to re-pot your orchids.

 

We hope you will join us for our 2nd Annual Orchid Festival here at the Nursery. You will surely be impressed by the diversity of plants and the knowledge of the orchid experts.

 

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for plant inspiration and seasonal gardening tips!

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Primrose Antiques & Gifts Now on Etsy!

A promise of the unexpected… now on Etsy!

Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop on Etsy opens their Etsy doors so you can now shop hand-curated, hard-to-find, one of a kind items 24-hours a day.

Antiques will follow the lead of the European Garden aesthetic that Toni and John Christianson have cultivated over the years at Christianson’s Nursery. Toni’s antique collections emphasize French and English pieces that include ironstone, garden tools, bridal tiaras, French boudoir boxes, architectural salvage, and more.

Follow Primrose Antiques & Gifts on Instagram and Facebook as a place to expect the unexpected and to be part of our antique community where wonderful vintage and antique items will be listed.
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Elegant Garden Weddings at Christianson’s Nursery

Welcome to Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Conveniently located minutes off the I-5 corridor, The Garden Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse sits among the fertile terroir of the Skagit Valley farmlands. From our manicured gardens and rural acreage on the Best Road, guests enjoy expansive views of majestic Mount Baker to the east and sunsets over the quaint town of La Conner and the San Juan Islands to the west. A desirable location for destination weddings, our beautiful gardens, historic architectural buildings, and authentically restored glass greenhouses are considered a favorite among Pacific Northwest garden enthusiasts.

 

Christianson’s Schoolhouse and Gardens
Built-in the year 1888, the 600 square foot Meadow Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and positioned within a picture-perfect English-style rose and perennial garden. The expansive display gardens guide guests along with manicured grass lawns through a rose collector’s dream. Experience the quintessential natural beauty of our established northwest garden filled with scents of notable modern and old-fashioned roses. You and your guests will be surrounded by the colorful and fragrant blooms of companion plants, odoriferous shrubs, and mature boxwood hedges, all surrounded by sentinel deciduous and evergreen trees. The Schoolhouse’s approximate capacity allows for 50 seated, 10 standing guests, and the Rose Garden’s (located outside behind the Schoolhouse) approximate capacity allows for 150 guests.
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The Teacher’s Cottage
Nestled into the southwest corner of the display gardens, The Teacher’s Cottage stands as another cherished nod to Skagit Valley’s rich history. The rustic cottage is adorned with antique furnishings and vintage accents. A quaint little cottage decorated in romantic tones and feminine finds, the cottage beckons bridal parties to gather in preparation for a very special day. Private washrooms are made available for our guests in this private event space.

 

The Oak Room
A leisurely stroll past the mini-farm, guests will enjoy a visit with Rosie the llama and her diminutive goat and red hen friends. The Oak Room is styled with masculine overstuffed leather chairs, antique decor, and a working vintage icebox ready to store snacks and refreshing beverages. The groom and his party will enjoy the casual out-of-doors setting and the views from the Old Granary loading dock in the shade of the old fir trees.

 

The Front House and Adjoining Propagation House
Additional venue space is made available during evenings (6 to 10 p.m.) inside our beautifully restored glasshouses which feature the seasonal year-round blooming foliage of annuals, nursery plants, and hanging baskets. The subtle cooing of the paired doves in the fully restored 1946 Propagation house is a perfect backdrop for photo shoots, cocktail receptions, and intimate sit-down dinners. (Indoors approximate capacity: 50 seated, 65 standing.)

 

The Vinery
The Vinery will offer a grander space for your special occasions. We will share more about the availability of this special venue as we get closer to the opening date. Thank you!

 

Tours
Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

 

Complimentary Accessories:
*Eight-foot Mercantile table (perfect for bar or catering placement)
*2, six-foot banquet tables
*Antique Podium
*4-6′ Rustic Benches
*Wi-Fi access
*AV equipment
*Restrooms
*Kitchen facilities with walk-in cooler for storage
*Dedicated parking space for food vendors adjacent to Schoolhouse and Rose Garden
*Access to the Nursery’s hand restored glass greenhouses accentuated with antique finials for photography
*Plentiful parking

 

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Christianson’s Schoolhouse seats 50 guests and our English-styled Rose Garden accommodates up to 150 seated guests.

 

Single Day Rental of Schoolhouse and Gardens

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $2,800.00

Friday: $3,400.00

Saturday or Sunday: $3,400.00

 

Single Day Rental of The Vinery

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $4,400.00

Friday: $4,800.00

Saturday or Sunday: $4,800.00

 

Alcohol:
Allowed, permit necessary

 

Catering:
Kitchen available with walk-in cooler
Food Truck
Off-site catering

 

Availability:
Year-round, with the exception of unavailability during the busy nursery months of April and May, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

Included Accessories: The Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse includes the use of 60 wooden foldable chairs, two (2) 8-foot banquet tables, four (4) wooden benches, one antique podium, lawn furniture, and kitchen access. The mercantile table and bookshelves are permanent fixtures in the schoolhouse and should not be removed. Note: Additional vintage fixtures and furnishings (tables, candelabra, wrought iron arbor, floral bucket, and plant stands) are available to rent for an additional fee. 

 

Specs of the Venue:
Meadow Schoolhouse (20′ x 30′)
Sweeping grass lawn (80 square feet)

 

Outdoor Electricity:
SW exterior of Schoolhouse
The east exterior of Bridal Cottage
Adjacent to food truck parking

 

Extended Location Uses:
Gardening Classes
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
Garden Events

 

Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

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