Bare Root Trees

Planting Bare Root Trees.

Benefits of Bare Root Trees:

  • Planting bare-root or bareroot trees can be one of the best bargains in gardening. While it may seem strange to plant a tree with roots not contained in soil, it’s actually an excellent practice that boasts immense success.
  • Many bare-root trees, in particular grafted fruit trees, have already been growing for two or more years before they’re sold.
  • You’re getting a good-sized tree that’s ready to take off once it gets tucked into soil.
  • Cost can be half the price of buying a tree in a container.

POLLINATION: Very Important! You must to have two different varieties of apple trees, in the same Bloom Time, to pollinate your apple trees. Apple trees NEED to be pollinated to produce fruit!


Bare-root trees root stock preferences for apple trees:

  • Dwarf 8-10’ tall – Apples in 2 to 3 years. Prevent from growing fruit for the first two. This provides needed nutrition to the tree.

    • Budagovsky root stock or (B9)
    • Malling root stock or (M26)
    • Geneva 41 or (G41)
  • Semi Dwarf 15’ tall – Apples in 4 to 5 years.

    • Malling 27 root-stock or (M7)
  • Standard 25’ tall – Apples in 7 years.

    • Dolgo crab or Columbia Crab (Std)

Pricing Guide – priced by caliper or diameter:

  • Less than 9/16″ @ $29.99
  • 11/16″  @ $34.99
  • 3/4″ or more  @ $39.99

Your tree order will be available in April 2018 when we will contact you for pickup
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Step One: Select the variety of apples.

Step Two: Select another variety, in the near same Bloom Time (to act as a pollinator).

Step Three: Select the Root Stock or tree size. To select Root Stock, see above.

Step Four: Order Online

Gilby’s Bare Root
Fruit Trees – 2018

Variety

Parents

Bloom
Time

Zone

Root Stock

Tree Size

Storage

Comments

Apples

State Fair

Mantet x Oriole Early 3 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 2-4 weeks Flavor is tart and good eating and baking. Good texture, all purpose apple.

Hazen

Duchess and Starking Delicious Early 3 Standard 7/8 4 weeks Sweet, mild, good for eating cooking and deserts, very winter hardy.

Zestar

State Fair x MN Selection Early 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 3 months Crisp and juicy, excellent sweet tart flavor also very good for pies and sauces. Good results in zone 3b at Gilby’s.

Zestar

State Fair x MN Selection Early 4 B9 3/4 3 months Crisp and juicy, excellent sweet tart flavor also very good for pies and sauces. Good results in zone 3b at Gilby’s.

Norland

Rescue x Melba Early 2 Standard 7/8 8 weeks Natural semi-dwarf, very precocious and productive, small to medium fruit, good cooking and eating, very hardy, pick prior to maturity for storage use.

Dolgo Crab

Ornamental Crab Early 2 Standard 7/8 8 weeks Wonderful for jelly, great pollinator,ripens end of July and beginning of August.

KinderKrisp

HoneyCrisp x Zestar Early 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 8-10 weeks Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Ripens in late August.

KinderKrisp

HoneyCrisp? x Zestar? Early 4 G41 5/8 8-10 weeks Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Good Results in 3b. Ripens in late August.

KinderKrisp

HoneyCrisp x Zestar Early 4 Standard 7/8 8-10 weeks Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Good Results in 3b. Ripens in late August.

Yellow Transparent

Russia 1880 Early 3 Standard 7/8 one week Well-known early summer apple, good for drying, freezing, sauce, juice and wine. Transparent pale yellow skin. Crisp, light-textured, juicy flesh.

Wealthy

Cherry Crab x Sops of Wine Early Mid 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 4 weeks Tart balanced flavor, considered grandma’s best kept secret for pie. Good success in 3b at Gilby’s.

Chestnut Crab

Early Mid 3 Standard 11/16 8 weeks Pleasant nut like flavor. Outstanding flavor and texture, very winter hardy.

Prairie Magic

Goodland x Mantet Mid 3 Standard 11/16 2-4 weeks Flesh is white, crisp, Sweet, and cooking.

McIntosh

Fameuse x Detroit Red Mid 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 4-6 weeks Sprightly flavor, good for making apple sauce.

Red Baron

Delicious Golden x Daniels Red Dushess Mid 3 Standard 7/8 6-8 weeks Yellow red, crisp, juicy, sweet but mild flavor, very productive, good eating, pies, sauce. Resistant to Fireblight, winter hardy.

Wodarz

Mid 3 Standard 7/8 3 months Firm, sweet, eating and cooking.

Honeygold

Golden Delicious x Haralson Mid 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 3-4 months Medium to large yellow apple, crisp, juicy and sweet, good eating and cooking.

Sweet Sixteen

MN 447 x Northern Spy Mid 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 3-4 months Crisp juicy texture, excellent sweet unusual flavor like cherry candy, fire blight resistant, good success in zone 3b.

Honeycrisp

Keepsake x ? Mid 3 or 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 7 months Sweet, well balanced, crisp, excellent flavor.

Honeycrisp

 Keepsake x ? Mid 3 or 4 B9 3/4 7 months Sweet, well balanced, crisp, excellent flavor.

Goodland

Manitoba Canada 1955 Mid Late 3 Standard 11/16  2-4 weeks Crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic, medium sized. Good for baking, very hardy.

Cortland

Ben Davis x Mcintosh Mid Late 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 4-6 weeks White flesh, Eating or cooking has done well at Gilby’s.

Snow Sweet

Sharon x Connell Red Mid-Late 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 1-2 months Sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones.

Frostbite

Minnesota 1936 Mid Late 3 Standard 7/8 4 months Small apple, Crisp, very sweet, molasses, extremely cold hardy. Parent to Keepsake and Sweet 16. Grandparent to Honeycrisp.

Frostbite

Minnesota 1936 Mid Late 3 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 4 months Small apple, Crisp, very sweet, molasses, extremely cold hardy. Parent to Keepsake and Sweet 16. Grandparent to Honeycrisp.

Frostbite

Minnesota 1936 Mid Late 3 G 41 11/16 4 months An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptionally cold-hardy.

Connell Red

Mcintosh and Longfield Mid Late 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 5 months Excellent for eating and cooking, distinctive flavor.

Fireside

Mcintosh and Longfield Mid Late 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 5 months Large, sweet, pleasant flavor. Resistant to Cedar-rust. Same parents as Connell Red.

Red Regent

Daniels Red Duchess, Delicious Late 4 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 4 months Juicy, crisp, flavor is outstanding balance of sweet and tart, excellent for fresh eating and cooking.

Haralred

Malinda x Wealthy Late 3 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 5 months Juicy, tart, firm, extremely hardy and fire blight resistant.

Haralson

Malinda x Wealthy Late 3 Standard 7/8 5 months Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.

Haralson

Malinda x Wealthy Late 3 M7 Semi Dwarf 11/16 5 months Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.

Haralson

Malinda x Wealthy Late 3 G41 5/8 5 months Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.

Plums

Pembina

3 Standard 11/16 Pembina plum is ovate and pointed, its flesh is yellow, juicy and sweet. Its skin is red with a bluish bloom, acidic and thick.

Pipestone

3 Standard 11/16 One of the best plums for northern growers. Excellent for fresh eating, and in jams and jellies. Fruits ripen mid season.

Toka

3 Standard 11/16 Toka, also known as Bubblegum Plum, is one of the best pollinators of all the plums.

Waneta

3 Standard 11/16 Waneta Plums produces well the first season after planting, and is one of the best market plums.

Pears

11/16

Ure

3 Standard 11/16 Smaller tree (to 15 feet) produces small Bartlett-type fruit with good flavor. In areas too cold for other pear varieties, Ure can be grown with Golden Spice for pollen.

Early Gold

3 Standard 11/16 Small greenish yellow fruit appear in early fall and are excellent for eating fresh, as well as making jams and jellies.

Golden Spice

3 Standard 11/16 Recommended as a pollen source for Ure. Small 1 3/4 inch fruit. Not recommended for zone 4 where other, better flavored cultivars grow well. Grows to 20 feet tall. Good for canning. Very resistant to fireblight.

Cherries

Evans Bali

2 Standard 11/16 Evans Bali is much sweeter than other sour cherries. The dark red fruit is approximately one inch in diameter and is excellent for baking and fresh eating. Fruit matures in August and needs no pollinator.

Nanking

2 Standard 11/16 A winter hardy, moderately fast-growing, short-lived shrub native to China, Japan, and the Himalayas.

A broad spreading, densely twiggy shrub, becoming more open and picturesque with age.

Maple Trees

Scarlet Jewel

3 1″ This seedless Red Maple variety is a selection from northern Minnesota that has green foliage that becomes a brilliant red two weeks earlier than other red maples in fall.

Sienna Glen

3 1″ Sienna Glen is a unique variety of Autumn Blaze Maple discovered in Minnesota.  Hardy with superior winter hardiness, is more resistant to sun scald and frost cracking.

Autumn Blaze

3 1″ Autumn Blaze Maple is a fast growing hybrid cross between a red maple and silver maple.  It is drought and moisture tolerant.  Leaves open with a reddish tint in spring.