Thursday April 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 
3380 No. 6 Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1P5

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Phoenix Perennials 
Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 

Fruit Salad Tree Presale 
Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Plums, and Almonds (All on One Tree!), Oh my!

Fruit Salad trees are grafted fruit trees in which each branch grows a different fruit. You may have heard of multi-grafted apple trees but what about a single tree that produces a full range of different stone fruits – peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and almonds?! That’s what we call a fruit salad tree because from one single tree you can make a whole fruit salad. Stone fruits are all closely-related members of the genus Prunus (which also includes cherries). That’s why they can all be grafted onto the same tree.

Our fruit salad trees are specially designed for west coast gardens. Most stone fruit do not grow well in our wet winter and cool summers but these varieties have been bred in west coast and northern climates and are disease resistant and productive outside of prime growing regions like the Okanagan.

Fruit salad trees are perfect for packing as much production as possible into small space gardens. You can even grow them in large pots on decks and patios. They prefer full sun in rich, fertile, somewhat acidic soil with good drainage. Zones 5-9

Here are the varieties of fruit included on each fruit salad tree:

‘Frost’ Peach (Prunus persica ‘Frost’)

Though most peach varieties do not grow well in the wet west coast climate, ‘Frost’ is a welcome exception. This modern cultivar was discovered in Washington State. It is resistant to the wide variety of diseases that affect other varieties, becoming more resistant with age. It blooms in March with lovely, pink, fragrant flowers, one month earlier than most. The fruit ripens successfully in our cool coastal summers in August and September. The semi-freestone fruit are tasty, sweet, mid-sized, round, and gold with a red flush. The fruit is suitable for canning, freezing, and fresh eating. ‘Frost’ is self-fertile and a heavy producer.

‘Puget Gold’ Apricot (Prunus armeniaca ‘Puget Gold’)

‘Puget Gold’ was developed at Washington State University and grows well in the wet winters and cool summers of the west coast. The pinkish white flowers are open in late winter followed four months later by large, oblong, freestone apricots with a lovely orange-yellow colour blushed with pink. They have an excellent flavour. ‘Puget Gold’ is self-fertile.

‘Hardired’ Nectarine (Prunus persica ‘Hardired’)

Bred in Canada, this sturdy and productive nectarine is disease resistant and produces good crops even in cooler climates. The freestone fruit are large and delicious with golden flesh and nearly completely red skin. They ripen in August. The fragrant spring flowers are pink. are ‘Hardired’ is self-fertile. It is great for canning or fresh eating.

‘Shiro’ Plum (Prunus salicina ‘Shiro’)

Shiro’ is one of the earliest ripening plums with consistent production year after year of large, golden-yellow fruit (sometimes blushed pink) that have a mild, sweet flavour. The fruit ripens in August. Use the fruit for fresh eating, canning, preserves, and desserts. It produces masses of fragrant, white flowers in spring. ‘Shiro’ requires a different plum to pollinate it. If you don’t have a plum in your yard bees will often bring in pollen from other trees in your neighbourhood.

‘Hall’s Hardy’ Almond (Prunus dulcis ‘Hall’s Hardy’)

A good almond for production in more northern climates, ‘Hall’s Hardy’ offers a good production of sweet, medium-sized almonds with a slight bitter taste. Harvest in early fall. Lots of showy pink flowers in spring. Self-fertile though will produce more fruit if another tree is present such as ‘Texas’.


The rootstock for the Fruit Salad trees is the new KRYMSK 1/VVA-1 which is a dwarfing rootstock that should result in trees 8 ft. (2.5 m) tall and will help the grafts produce good-sized fruit starting at a young age of just 2-3 years.

The Fruit Salad Trees will be in 5 gallon pots and cost 84.99 + GST. 

The Fruit Salad Trees are expected to be ready for pick-up starting on Thursday April 16th, 2015. We will email everyone before that date to confirm.

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