Here is a list of fruit tree varieties that do well in the Madison, WI area.
Cortland. Cortland is an older variety that beears medium sized, red fruit which are good for eating fresh or as a cooking apple. It acts as a good pollinator.
Honey Crisp. Honey Crisp is a popular apple that has great qualities as an eating fresh apple and as a good keeper. It is very hardy.
Haralson. Haralson is a medium sized apple that is crisp, juicy, and firm. It is good for making apple cider.
McIntosh. McIntosh is a crispy, spicy apple that is perfect for making applesauce, apple pies or just eating out of hand. It dates back to 1811.
Gala. Gala is a great tasting apple that is firm with a fine grained texture. Trees bear very heavily.
Montmorency. Montmorency is a tart cherry that is good for canning, freezing and makes great cherry pies. It is the most widely cherry found in Door County cherry orchards.
Barlett. Bartlett has large, yellow pears that have a wonderful quality.
Parker. Parker pear has large fruit and is a very vigorous grower.
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