Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Come and get your fruit!

Loma Vista Nursery is growing fruit trees in #7 and #10s! I am so excited to have wonderful varieties of lovely apples, sweet cherries, peaches, pears, plums and serviceberry to add to your sweet line of fruit for your nursery.  It is what every sustainable garden really needs.

Elberta Peach 
Elberta Peach

Prunus Superior 
Superior Plum


This line of trees will be ready to ship at the end of this month; place your orders now for fall fruit trees. Our lineup includes Gala and Honeycrisp apples; Rainer, Bing and Black Tartarian sweet cherries; Elberta and Early Elberta peaches; Bartlett and Tawara™ pear (what is this one?! I'll will go in more detail in a moment) and, Superior and Toka Plums. Along with our small fruits like Goji berry, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries round out our delectable fruiting selections.

 Tawara Pear

Now without any further ado, (drumroll please) introducing the Tawara™ Pear selected from Fort Collins, Colorado! This was a originally a bonsai tree that was planted by Vick Tawara in the late 1970s at his house on a southwest corner, exposed to all the elements in the high desert plains, where the Tawara™ pear still lives. Even after last year's polar vortex freeze in November, this tree is doing great. Talk about hardy! Introduced in the First Editions™ product line, this is a lovely Asian pear that is hardy to zone 4 (maybe even hardier). Growing to a height of 15-18' x width of 8-12', this wonderful edible has with a light tan to brown fruit that has a crispy apple like texture. Perfect for fresh salads, storing, and canning. Although it is self-fruiting, you will get a better fruit set with a cross-pollination of another fruiting pear like Bartlett. Welcome aboard fruiting pear!


As with all fruit - maintenance is key. Make sure you are giving your customers all the needed information to make the home orchard a success. Check this out:

for a helpful publication on training and pruning of fruit trees.


Give your sales rep a call to place an order or for additional information.  Or, email us at  

By Michelle Cadena, Sales Representative, Loma Vista Nursery

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