A forest of trees will grace the parking lot at Railroad Street and Edwards in
downtown Winters on Saturday, March 2nd. The Winters Friends of the Library will hold its annual Fruit Tree Sale from 9 am until the trees are sold out.
The big news for WFoL members is that if you have a current membership, bring your membership card and you’ll go to the head of the line, entering at 8:30 instead of 9:00. But don’t fret if your membership has lapsed. We’ll have a membership table right there at the entrance so you can join on the spot.
WINTERS FRIENDS of the LIBRARY 2019 TREE SALE VARIETIES
ALL BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY SIERRA GOLD NURSERY, YUBA CITY, CA. The trees will be $10 each. LIMIT 10 TREES PER CUSTOMER FOR EACH PURCHASE (YOU MAY RE-ENTER SALE AREA)
- Royal Blenheim on M-40 Marianna: Self-fertile. Tree is very productive and can be used as a pollinizer. Yellow to orange-yellow. Fruit is medium-large with an orange flesh that is freestone, juicy and aromatic. Flavor is sweet and sprightly with a firm texture. It is equally valuable for canning, drying or fresh use. Early blooming.
- Rootstock description-M-40 Marianna: Good wet soil tolerance with potential for better anchorage and reduced sucker production.
- Bing on EMLA-COLT: Requires a pollinizer. Fruit is very large, dark mahogany to black, attractive; one of the finest commercial sweet cherries. Flesh very solid, reddish-purple, flavor of the highest quality, firm and juicy.
- Brooks on Mazzard: Large, uniform oblate dark red fruit. Flesh is firm and crisp with variable shades of red and pink. The stone is nearly free. Flavor is superior to Early Burlat and is sweet, rich, well-balanced, and exceptional for early season maturity.
- Coral Champagne: Large, firm fruit with a rich glossy red wine finish. Ripens 7 to 10 days before Bing. Trees are very precocious and fruit has low susceptibility to rain cracking. Flavor is truly exceptional.
- Lapins on Colt: Excellent pollinizer. Large, highly split resistant, self-fertile cherry. Fruit is dark red, with lighter red flesh. Harvests two weeks after Bing. Cold hardy.
- Rootstock description: Colt-Good anchorage and vigor. Heavier soils okay. Clay loam. Very vigorous, smaller than Mazzard. Not cold hardy.
- Mazzard-Excellent anchorage. Many shallow roots may become injured by deep cultivation and drought. Sandy loam to loam. More tolerant of heavy soils. Makes a very large tree. Cold hardy. Has root suckers. Common rootstock for cherry trees in Washington State.
- Snow Queen on Lovell: Self-fertile. Taste test winner. Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone. Blooms late mid-season, harvest early mid-season (June 18-July 1).
- Rootstock description: Lovell: Good anchorage & vigor. Prefers well drained loam soil. Sensitive to wet feet or heavy soils. Very little suckering.
- Giant Babcock (white) on Lovell certified: Self-pollinating. White medium size fruit with a red blush, with almost fuzzless skin and white flesh. Flesh is tender, very juicy and sweet; flesh turns red around the pit with good quality, aromatic flavor. It is mild, with low acid. Ripens two weeks before Elberta.
- Bounty on Lovell Certified: The fruit is very large with exceptional quality. The trees are vigorous, very productive and resistant to bacterial spot. Ripens late summer.
- Topaz on Lovell Certified: Large size fruit. Skin has light fuzz; flesh is yellow. Firm, high quality texture. Tree is vigorous, upright, strong, bacterial spot resistant.
- Rootstock description-Lovell: Good anchorage & vigor. Prefers well drained loam soil. Sensitive to wet feet or heavy soils. Very little suckering.
- Loadel on Lovell: High quality canning peach, Firm, excellent color, exhibits uniform ripening.
- Bartlett on OHXF-97: Partially self-fruitful. Leading pear for canning and fresh market sales. Large, golden yellow fruit with a slight blush. Smooth, juicy, tender white flesh.
- D’Anjou on OHXF-87: Requires a pollinizer. A leading variety of winter pear. Medium to large fruit size, round with a short neck. Yellow to russetted yellow. Mild, fine-textured, melting white flesh with a delicate aroma. Large tree is vigorous, hardy and very productive.
- Rootstock description: OHXF-87: Semi-vigorous. Considered a semi-dwarf tree. Tolerant to blight and decline.
- OHXF-97: Good anchorage & vigor. Induced early heavy production. Resistant to pear decline and fireblight. It is a superior rootstock for vigorous pear trees. Hardy and resilient to cold.
- French: Premium variety for consumer packs. The fruit is medium-sized, egg-shaped. The skin is dark red to purplish; the flesh is sweet flavored, smooth, non-porous and golden yellow. The pit is small, smooth, flat, and long-oval. Harvest maturity is mid-season.
- Rootstock description-Myro 29C: Roots tend to be intermediate depth, good vigor. Medium to heavy soil. Wide range of soil and moisture types. Susceptible to bacterial canker.
- NONPAREIL ON Nemaguard certified: Blooms approximately the 3rd week in February; harvests at the end of August. Kernel is medium-large size with excellent quality and flavor.
- SONORA ON Nemaguard certified: Blooms 3 to 5 days before Nonpareil; harvests 7 days after Nonpareil. It has good frost resistance. Kernel is medium-large, elongated, light colored in a paper thin shell. Tree is medium size with a slight spreading growth habit, tends to alternate bloom.
Proceeds will be used to benefit programs and to expand the collections at
the Winters Community Library. For more information or to volunteer, call Margaret Bailey at (541) 829-1332.