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Raintree Nursery founder Sam Benowitz has been providing home gardeners and professional landscapers with the finest fruit cultivars in the world since 1973.

Sam Benowitz’s Top 12 Apples

Sam Benowitz’s Top 12 Apples

1. Akane: Disease resistant and produces a good crop each year even when others fail. 2. Pristine: Disease resistant productive, beautiful yellow color early season. 3. Williams Pride: Scab resistant, Earliest good flavor very productive, long lived blooms, good pollenizer. Can get mildew ...

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Medlars: A delicious snack

Medlars: A delicious snack

In the winter, when all the fruit is long since picked and frosts have long since hit, attention can turn to the lowly Medlar. The Medlar fruit is roundish and often only 1 1/2 inches in diameter. They are brown and funny looking. ...

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Cornus Mas: an edible dogwood

Cornus Mas: an edible dogwood

These edible dogwoods — Cornus Mas (also known as Cornelian Cherry) have a big seed and delicious pungently flavored flesh. We offer both red and yellow fruited varieties and they both make wonderful jelly. They are ripe now at the Raintree Nursery. The ...

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