Orchards

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Orchards are the heart of our farm, literally and figuratively. They are diverse and inter-planted. We have fruit and nut varieties that produce throughout the SW Central Indiana growing season, add new cultivars each year and use no herbicides or pesticides in growing. We use grass hay, wood mulch and compost to improve the soil.

In addition to the tree and shrub cultivars listed below, we grow improved American hazelnuts and plums, Chinese and cross bred chestnuts, aronia, serviceberry, elderberry and swamp rose. We harvest from a 1/2 acre of mature black walnut and have many types of strawberries, bramble fruit: raspberries, black berries, dew berries and vines including hardy kiwi (A. arguta), may pop (Passiflora incarnata) and grapes.

More interesting species @ Worries Are Gone Farm: blackhaw, beach plum, che fruit, myroblan plum, mazzard cherry, Nanking cherry and sand cherry.

Contact us regarding availability, tasting tours, scion wood and U-pick opportunities. More fruit and orchard pictures here. Below cultivar list is current (but not comprehensive) as of Summer ’18.

An asterisk next to the variety name indicates that it is young, newly planted or grafted the previous season. We list the fruits we have the most cultivars of first.

Apple –
Antanovka
Aunt Rachel
Ashmead’s Kernel
Bella
Bramley
Burgandy
Calloway*
Crimson crisp
Dolgo
Duchess of Oldenburg
Early Macintosh
Egremont russet
Enterprise
Florina
Freedom
Golden russet
Goldrush
Granny smith
Grimes golden
Hewes Virginia crab
Jona gold
Liberty
Lodi
Newtown pippin
Northern spy
Orange pippin
Old winsap
Orleans
Pristine
Redfree
Rome beauty
Roxbury russet
Sweet sixteen
Wealthy
Whitney
William’s pride
Winter bananna
Yates
Yellow delicious

Apricot –
Chinese (Mormon)
Sweetheart*

Aronia –
Nero
McKenzie
Viking

Black currant –
Ben Lomond
Ben Sarek
Black September
Blackdown
Clove
Consort
Crandall
Titania

Cornelian Cherry –
Pioneer
Redstar

Cherry –
Sweet:
Gold
Lapins

Tart & Bush:
Carmine jewel
Juliet*
Lutowka Rose*
Montmercy
Romeo*
Sumadinka*

Chestnut –
Chinese:
Qing
Sleeping Giant

Elderberry –
Nova

Fig –
Brown turkey
Chicago hardy
LSU gold
Negronne

Goumi –
Carmine
Red gem
Sweet scarlet

Honeyberry –
Aurora
Berry blue
Blue bell
Blue bird
Blue forest
Blue moon
Blue velvet
Blue mist
Indigo gem
Smokey blue

Hickory –
Big cypress
Simpson #1

Jujube –
GA 866
Honeyjar
Lang
Li
So
Sugarcane

Medlar –
Breda
Royal

Mulberry –
Gerardi*
Hick’s everbearing*
Illinois everbearing
Kokusa #20
Miss Kim
Silk hope*
Sweet lavender*
Taylor #1

Pawpaw –
4-1*
275-69*
Atwood
Bob Davis
Bennie’s favorite*
Campbell’s #1
Jerry’s big girl*
Mango
NC1
Overlease
PA golden
Prolific
Shenandoah
Sunflower
Susquehanna
Rebecca’s gold
Sweet Alice
Taytwo

Peach –
4th of July
Contender
Elberta
Harrow diamond
Halehaven
Intrepid
Reliance

Pear –
European:
Blake’s pride
Colette
Conference
Highland
Maxie
Seckel

Asian:
Chojuro
Shinko
Starkling hardy giant
Shinseiki

Pecan (Northern)-
Kanza
Oswego
Stark surecrop

Persimmon –
Beauty
Deer candy
Dollywood
Early golden
Ennis
Geneva long
Geneva red
Goliath
H63A (Claypool)
I-115
Juhl/Yates
Kasandra
Keener
Lehman’s Delight (100-46)
Meader
Nikita’s gift
Prok
Rosseyanka
Wonderful
Wannabe middle (D.Compton)

Plum –
European:
Damson
Earliblue
Green gage
Imperial epineuse
Italian
Seneca
Stanley
Yellow egg

Japanese:
Alderman
AU Homestead
AU Rosa
Beauty
Duarte
La Cressent
Satsuma
Shiro
Stark Delicious
Toka

Cross:
Superior

Red Currant –
Perfect red
Redlake
Rovada