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Where to Buy Our Fruit Trees, Vines and Berries

Although Four Winds fruit trees, vines and berries cannot be purchased online (coming soon!), they are available from your local California nurseries and garden centers.
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“The last order arrived in perfect condition and the trees have doubled in size over the past three weeks.  The Improved Meyer lemon and Variegated Pink lemon are both now blooming.  It is not often you hear about the good things in this day and time; excellent customer service is a rarity.  I will definitely be a repeat customer not only because of the superior product, but for the "Grade A" customer service!”

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Fruit Trees

Apples

Fuji

Recent introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple.   Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper.  Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted.  Ripens mid September.  Excellent pllenizer for other apple varieties.  Chilling requirement: less than 600 hours.  Self Fruitful.

Anna

Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in Southern California, Southern Arizona.  Heavy crops of sweet, crisp flavorful apples even in low desert regions.  Good cooked or for fresh eating.  Keeps 2 months in refrigerator. 200 hours.  Self fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Einsheimer.

Gala (Original Gala)

Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand.  Crisp, nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor.  Skin reddish-orange over yellow.  Early harvest, 2-3 weeks before Red Deliciouis.  Good pollenizer for other varieties.  500-600 chilling hours.  Self fruitful.

Pink Lady (Cripps Pink)

Hot climate apple from Western Australia.  Very crisp, sweet-tart, distinct flavor, good keeper.  Skin reddish-pink over green when ripe.  White flesh resists browning.  Harvest late October in Central California, 3 weeks after Fuji.  400-500 hours. Self fruitful.  (Patent number 7880)

Garden Delicious Dwarf

A Zaiger genetic dwarf variety.  Sweet and crisp with superb flavor, even in hot climates.  Greenish-yellow with red blush to full red.  Good keeper. Excellent dessert apple.  September harvest.  8-10 foot height; smaller with pruning.  600 hours.  Self fruitful.

Apple Babe Dwarf

A Zaiger genetic dwarf variety.  A crisp sweet red apple with excellent quality, even in hot inland climates.  Glossy, russet-free skin.  Heavy bearing compact tree grows 8-10 feet.  Can be kept smaller with pruning. September harvest  700 hours.  Needs a pollenizer such as Garden Delicious or another apple variety.

 

Jujubes

The Jujube or Chinese Date is a small, deciduous tree.  It is attractive with graceful drooping branches and small but plentiful flowers.  The fruit is harvested when partially green, turning mahogany brown  or when fully brown and beginning to sweeten and shrivel.  The foliage turns yellow in the fall.

Contorted

Interesting ornamental form: twisted, contorted branching. Round-shaped, edible fruits, similar to Li. Fruits are reddish-brown when ripe, eaten firm and crunchy or room-dried to date-like chewy sweetness. Early fall harvest. Attractive, easy-to-grow tree: hardy, drought-resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Very low chilling requirement. Partly self-fruitful or pollinated by Lang.

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Also called "Chinese date". Pear-shaped fruits are reddish-brown, dry, wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early Fall. Attractive, easy-to-grow tree: hardy, drought-resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Low chilling requirement. Pollinated by Li.

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Also called "Chinese date". Round-shaped fruits are larger than Lang. Reddish-brown, dry and wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early Fall. Attractive, easy-to-grow tree: hardy, drought-resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Low chilling requirement. Partly self-fruitful, or pollinated by Lang.

Fruit Tree Care

Planting
Find a sunny, warm location.  They will not produce well under shade. They prefer sandy, well drained soil, but are tough enough to grow in heavy soil also. Plan to allow for at least 15 feet from other trees when they mature. They are tolerant of cold temperatures and summer heat as well. Generally, they are grown in the ground, being a bit vigorous and thorny for container growing.

Watering
Jujubes are tolerant of drought conditions once established. For a good harvest, consistent, adequate water is important. Water according to soil type to keep adequate moisture in the root zone.

Pruning
The branches have small spines.  The plant tends to send up a lot of suckers (with larger spines) from the roots, not just at the base of the trunk. These should be pruned or hoed out periodically. Trees can be allowed to reach 30-40 ft or be pruned for easier access for fruit harvest. Often, extensive winter pruning is done to maintain desired size and shape.

Fertilizing
Jujubes are tolerant of fertilizer, but are not particularly heavy feeders.