Browse Fruit Trees at Payless Hardware & Rockery
Creating the perfect landscape at your home or business is undoubtedly challenging. There are so many factors and designs to choose from, and the sheer variety is daunting. Fruit trees are becoming all the rage in San Jose, CA, offering both aesthetic value and tasty treats to your backyard or garden. At Payless Hardware & Rockery, we provide no shortage of options when it comes to fruit trees. Our hardware store’s nursery is stocked with numerous types of trees waiting for you.
Interspecific Hybrid Fruit Trees
A new low-chill Pluot® for home gardens, Dapple Supreme derives its name from two of the best: Dapple Dandy and Flavor Supreme. With red dappled skin like Dapple Dandy and sweet, dark red flesh like Flavor Supreme, Dapple Supreme is sure to please. Harvest is between Flavor Supreme and Dapple Dandy. A mere 300 chill hours is all that stands between you and a tree loaded with tasty fruits.
Exquisite plum/apricot hybrid with candy-like sweet, wonderfully pleasing flavor. Greenish-yellow skin, amber-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: mid-July thru August at Hickman, CA.
Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King Pluot® among the all-time top five best flavored fruits at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple.
Medium to large fruit with green skin and yellow-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: early picked fruit is firm, yet juicy and sweet. Left to hang, fruit turns greenish yellow with honey-like orange flesh. Upright tree sets heavy crops once established. Harvest mid-July to late August. Originally taste tested as 7HC165.
Taste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid with sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor. Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh. Naturally small tree.
Taste test winner. Plum/apricot hybrid with sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Greenish-maroon mottled skin. June harvest in Central California, about two weeks before Santa Rosa.
Leah Cot: Large size Aprium® with deep orange color inside and out. Reliable annual bearer, high flavor and firm texture, ripens mid to late June in Central CaliforniaSelf-fruitful, required chill 500 hours or less, (Zaiger).
Summer Delight: Late season Aprium ripening in late July to early August. Great apricot flavor and very juicy flesh. Reliable bearer. Self-fruitful. 500 hours or less.
The first NectaPlum® from Zaiger Genetics: a white-fleshed, nectarine-peach-plum hybrid. Skin is dark maroon at fruit set, and turns pale pink when ripe. Fully ripe fruit is unparalled in flavor, and both nectarine and plum traits are easily detectable. Tree is quite ornamental. Tremendous purplish pink bloom in the spring, followed by a flourish of red leaves which mature into lush green in late summer. Self-fruitful. Very productive. 200-300 hours. High chill adaptable.
Peach x apricot x plum. Slightly fuzzy skin, like that of an apricot, is bright yellow with an attractive red blush. Tart skin gives way to mildly sweet amber flesh for a delightful eating experience. Naturally semi-dwarf tree. Known to be pollenized by Flavor Grenade Pluot®. 500 hours.
Sweet Treat is the first of its kind, the Pluerry™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental.
New for 2016 - Candy Heart, having Japanese plum and sweet cherry in its parentage, is a taste-test proven treat for fruit lovers. Its skin is dark speckled red, the amber/red flesh slightly subacid and very sweet, with a wonderfully unique flavor. This variety has an extended hang time, reaching peak ripeness around mid August in Central California. Pollenized by Sweet Treat Pluerry™ and Burgundy plum.
E.B. Stone Citrus & Fruit Tree Food
E.B. Stone Citrus & Fruit Tree Food is a blend of select natural organic ingredients for use with citrus and other home orchard fruit trees and with small fruits like berries and those grown on vines. It is formulated to encourage new growth, lush green foliage and to support bountiful crops.
Choose a Traditional Apple or Apricot Tree
They say there’s nothing more American than apple pie, so why not complete your San Jose home with an apple tree? Our team provides several types of apple and apricot trees, ranging from Red Delicious apples that everyone loves to the sweet-smelling Blenheim apricots.
Late season apricot with tremendous flavor. Ripens in first two weeks of August. Fruit is medium size with good color. Self-fruitful.
All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Long-time number one apricot in California. Harvest late June. Self-fruitful.
Wonderful flavor both fresh and dried. Late harvest, first two weeks of August. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hours. Self-fruitful.
Large, orange fruit is firm and the flesh is sweet. Partly self-fruitful but best if cross-pollinated by another apricot. Ripens in early July. The pit is medium-large and free from the flesh.
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in So. Calif., So. Ariz. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Fresh/cooked. Keeps 2 months in refrigerator. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Einshemer.
Introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Low chilling requirement - less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful.
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 Delicious. Good pollenizer for other varieties. Adapted to cold- and warm-winter climates. Chilling requirement of less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite for its sweetness and flavor. Reliable producer, adapted to many climates. Pollenizer for Red Delicious. Midseason harvest (September in Central CA). 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. 400 hours. Prolonged bloom: good pollenizer for other apples. Self-fruitful.
Winter hardy tree from the University of Minnesota. Fruit is crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavor. Striped red over yellow color. Stores well. Ripens mid-August. Pollenized by Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh and Red Delicious.
Sweet, crisp, flavorful perhaps the best Red Delicious. Early fall. Small, compact tree. Good pollenizer for most other apples. 700 hours. Pollenized by Liberty, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala.
Redder skinned bud sport of Fuji. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Ripe September-October in Central CA. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Self-fruitful.
More Than Ten Types of Pear Trees
Whether you love the rich taste of pear crisp, or simply enjoy the fruit freshly-picked, consider planting a pear tree on your property. At Payless Hardware & Rockery, we offer the most popular varieties of pear trees, as well as Asian species such as the apple-like Chojuro. Talk to our ACE hardware store staff about which pear trees yield the fruit that best matches your taste buds!
Worlds most popular pear. August harvest. High quality. Self-fruitful. Eaten raw, but holds its shape well when baked.
Large, short necked, firm, good quality, keeps well. Harvest September 1st, one month after Bartlett in Central CA. 800 hours. Pollenized by Bartlett.
Fireblight resistant, with fruit similar to Bartlett . Yellow skin with attractive red blush. Ripens two weeks before Bartlett. Self-fruitful.
Excellent quality dessert pear and highly resistant to fireblight. August harvest.
One of the best Asian Pears. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Brown skin. Harvest early to mid August. Pollinizer required.
Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored fruit is crisp like an apple. Harvest early to mid August. Easy to grow heavy bearing. Small tree. Self-fruitful.
Russeted golden brown skin. Crisp like an apple when ripe. Harvest mid-August. Pollinated by other pears.
Late ripening - September and excellent quality. Juicy, sweet, crisp like an apple. Golden brown skin. Pollinizer required.
Juicy, sweet, refreshing, crisp like an apple. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Harvest late July/early August. Bright yellow skin. Vigorous, heavy bearing (usually by 2nd year). Self-fruitful.
Early bloom, pollenizer for Ya Li in warm winter climates. Juicy, crisp, greenish-yellow pear-shaped fruit.
High quality greenish-yellow, pear-shaped fruit is juicy, sweet, refreshing, crisp like an apple when ripe. Vigorous tree.
Mulberries for Pies, Jams, and More
Mulberries are a prime ingredient in pies, teas, and even wine, among numerous other uses. Payless Hardware & Rockery is proud to feature three different types of mulberry trees, including Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry, Persian Fruiting Mulberry, and White Fruiting Mulberry.
Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry
Long (3 inches), firm, red to black, sweet fruit. Non-staining juice. Month-long early summer harvest. Fruit used fresh and for pies, jams and jellies. Large, vigorous, disease-resistant tree.
Persian Fruiting Mulberry
Densely foliated tree to 25-30 ft. Large heart-shaped leaves. Large fruit is juicy, dark red to black and good for jam.
White Fruiting Mulberry
Medium-sized, sweet, white fruit shaped like blackberries. Grows at a moderate rate to 20-60 ft. depending on soil quality and depth. Drought tolerant once established. Grows larger and more rapidly with irrigation.
4 in 1 Apples
Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith
4 in 1 Cherries
Bing, Black Tartarian, Van, Rainer
4 In 1 Asian Pears
20th Century, Chojuro, Hosui, Shinseiki
4 In 1 Peaches
Babcock, Gold Dust, Scarlet Robe, Strawberry Free
4 In 1 White Nectarines
Arctic Supreme, Arctic Rose, Babcock, Heavenly White
2 In 1 Dwarf
Necta Zee, Honey Babe
4 in 1 Apricots
Katy, Blenheim, Royal Rosa, Tomcot
4 In 1 Pluots
Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Flavor Supreme, Dapple Dandy
4 In 1 Pears
Bosc, Comic, D’anjou, Barlett
4 In 1 Plums
Beauty, Elephant Heart, Laroda, Late Santa Rosa
4 In 1 Fruit Salad
July Elberta, Fantasia, Blenheim, Santa Rosa
Enjoy Fruitful Cherry and Fig Trees
Interested in planting a cherry or fig tree in San Jose? You have several options. Many homeowners opt for the traditional Bing variety of cherry. However, others are more adventurous and prefer rich flavors and weather-durability of Excel figs. No matter which tree piques your interest, ask our staff about proper care.
Large firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe, superb flavor. Number one cherry. Fruits mid-season. Pollinizer required.
Medium size, nearly black, sprightly flavor, early season. Pollinizer required.
Large yellow fruit. Excellent flavor, taste test winner. Pollinates with Bing and Black Tartarian.
Dark red to nearly black, medium to large size. Wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture. Self-fruitful.
Large, firm, good flavor. Dark red sweet cherry. Self-fruitful.
Yellow sweet cherry excellent for canning and a long-time favorite in flavor. Pollenizer required.
Fruit similar to Bing cherry though smaller. Very cold hardy. Heavy fruit bearing. Pollenizer required - interfruitful with other sweet cherries.
Large, yellow with red blush. Sweet and flavorful. Very cold hardy. Midseason harvest. 700 hours. Pollenized by Van, Lambert, Lapins, Black Tartarian & Bing.
Medium-sized red cherry, firm with good flavor. Ripens 11-14 days ahead of Bing, tree is very productive with a low chill requirement. Pollenized by Royal Lee. 200-300 hours or less.
Large, light red skin, yellow flesh. Perfect for cobblers, pies, etc. Extremely winter hardy. Very heavy bearing. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.
Medium-sized red cherry, very firm with excellent flavor. Ripens 11-14 days ahead of Bing, Very low chilling requirement, excellent pollenizer for Minnie Royal. Pollenized by Minnie Royal. 200 to 300 hours.
Self-fruitful - no pollenizer needed. Large, nearly black, richly flavored sweet cherry similar to its parent, Lambert. Late harvest. 400 hours. Pollinates Bing, except in mild winter climates.
The industry favorite sweet cherry in Utah. Larger, firmer, more flavorful than Bing or Lambert. Good canner. Does not double. 800 hours. Pollenizer required: Bing, Lambert, Rainier, Van.
Large, purple-brown skin, with sweet juicy, strawberry-red flesh. Harvest August to October. Naturally small tree. Self-fruitful.
The favorite, Purplish-black skin with strawberry flesh. Heavy bearing, long-lived, large tree. Self-fruitful.
Medium size, yellow fruit with amber pulp. Sweet rich flavor. Resistant to splitting even under adverse conditions. Superb, all purpose fig.
Large, brown skin, pink flesh. Sweet, rich flavor, used fresh. Widely adapted. Small tree, prune to shape. Self-fruitful.
Medium-sized, long-necked fruit with violet stripes and scattered white specks. Amber to white meat with light strawberry pulp. Rich flavor, split resistant, highly productive. Two crops per year. Self-fruitful.
Especially fine flavor! Small to medium-sized fruit with green color and yellow Tiger stripes. Strawberry pulp is blood-red in color. Self-fruitful.
Beautiful, shiny fruit, greenish-yellow when ripe. Very sweet, dark, amber flesh. High quality. Superb for fresh eating. Good cold tolerance. Self-fruitful.
Old variety, a favorite in cool coastal areas - also excellent inland. Greenish-yellow skin, amber flesh, distinctive flavor. Prune to any shape. Self-fruitful.
Plant a Pomegranate Tree at Your Property
Known as a symbol of the Underworld, pomegranates certainly don’t compromise on sweetness and juiciness. Payless Hardware & Rockery features 10 types of pomegranate trees available to our San Jose customers. You’ll have your pick from the Eversweet variety, Granada pomegranates, and the specially-cultivated Angel Red.
Very sweet, virtually seedless fruit. Red skin, clear nonstaining juice. Harvest late summer through fall. Self-fruitful.
Vigorous tree sets big crops of large, dark red fruit with deep-red, partially edible sweet-tart seeds. Can be grown as a shrub or tree and kept any height by summer pruning. Self-fruitful.
Large sized pomegranate with a very appealing, unique, mildly acid, refreshing flavor. The fruit has a dark red exterior and dark seeds the color of crushed red velvet. Upright growing plant sets huge crops of highly ornamental fruit and can be kept at any height with summer pruning. Eat fresh or use in cooking. An excellent source of antioxidants. Self-fruitful.
Sweeter fruit than Wonderful, more widely adapted (better quality in cool-summer climates). Small, glossy-leafed, ornamental tree with showy orange-red blossoms in late spring. Very suitable to espalier and container growing. Harvest late summer. Unsplit ripe fruit stores in cool, dry place for two months or more. Self-fruitful.
Large purple-red fruit with delicious, tangy flavor. Long-lived in any soil. Harvest late summer through fall. Self-fruitful.
A darker, less tart bud sport of Wonderful. Can be grown as a bush or in tree form. Harvest 30 days before Wonderful. Long-lived, any soil. Self-fruitful.
Medium to large size, bright red fruit with small, light-pink edible seeds. Light-colored juice is non-staining, with a sweet, fruit-punch flavor. This tree is vigorous and can also be grown as a shrub. Self fruitful.
This unique, new and improved Pomegranate has exceptional qualities that make it simply the best on the market. A heavy crop of large, vivid red fruit ripens in early fall, having less pulp and higher juice content than any other selection. Best of all, the seeds are soft enough to be eaten! A beautiful landscape specimen with striking orange-red summer flowers on upright, fountain like branches.
Medium-sized, light pink-red exterior. Ruby red seeds have intense flavor with no over-bearing acidic taste. The plant has a slightly spreading growth habit and can also be grown as a tree. Self-fruitful.
Medium to large size fruit with brilliant red exterior, large firm edible seeds have a berry flavor. Naturally semi-dwarf tree and sets large crops. Harvest late summer through fall. Self-fruitful.
Have a Georgia Peach in Southern California
Peaches are one of the top 10 most popular fruits in the United States. When you grow peaches in your own backyard, you’re sure to be the envy of all your neighbors. Payless Hardware & Rockery knows how to care for dozens of peach and nectarine trees, and we’re happy to show you the ropes. Be sure to consider adding some decorative rocks to your new fruit tree!
Large, white flesh, nearly freestone when fully ripe. Red over cream-colored skin. Sweet and tangy, fine delicate flavor, firm texture. Harvest late July/early August. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite white-fleshed freestone. Sweet and juicy, aromatic, low in acid. Ripens mid-July. Widely adapted (low chill requirement, yet not early blooming). Self-fruitful.
Also called Saucer peach. Unique mild flavored white-fleshed fruit. Harvest late June/early July. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite white flesh freestone peach. Very sweet, juicy with superb delicate flavor. Early to mid July.
Taste test winner: one of the all-time highest-scoring varieties in blind fruit tastings at Dave Wilson Nursery. Low acid, high sugar, tantalizing flavor. Large, very firm, attractive red skin.
Famous yellow freestone. Classic, rich peach flavor: Use fresh, canned or cooked. Ripe late July/early August. Self-fruitful.
Resistant to peach leaf curl. Delicious yellow freestone. Slight red blush over greenish-yellow to yellow skin. Heavy bearing, excellent for canning or eating fresh. July ripening. Showy pink bloom in spring. Self-fruitful.
Taste test winner. Superb large yellow freestone. Excellent flavor and texture, low acid. Harvests over 2-3 week period, mid to late July in Central California. Requires little or no thinning. Excellent for the home orchard.
Flowering/fruiting. Large, juicy, firm, richly flavored yellow freestone fruit. Highly rated in taste tests. Showy double red blossoms. Mid-July. Long-time favorite. Self-fruitful.
Large yellow canning cling, the leading commercial variety. Very good quality. Productive tree.
Sweet, yellow freestone, rich peach flavor. Heavy bearing 5 ft. tree. Early to mid-July. Excellent choice for the home orchard. Partly self-fruitful, sometimes shy-bearing without a pollenizer.
Large fruit ripens mid to late June in Central California, two weeks before Honey Babe. Delicious, firm, yellow freestone, beautiful red over the orange skin. Vigorous to 6 ft. 400 hours or less.
Delicious, super-sweet white nectarine, very similar to Arctic Rose, but ripening 3-4 weeks later. Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, extremely sweet when fully ripe. High-scoring in taste tests. Self-fruitful.
Delicious, super-sweet, white nectarine. Very high scoring in taste tests. Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, extremely sweet when fully ripe. Harvest mid to late July. Highly recommended for home orchards. Self-fruitful.
Taste test winner. One of the best of the low acid white nectarines: rich flavor and firm texture in early season, very sweet when soft ripe. Large size, red and creamy white skin.
Exciting, sprightly-sweet, early season white-fleshed nectarine. High scoring in taste tests: nice balance of sugar and acid, very appealing flavor. Highly recommended for home orchards.
One of the best white nectarines. Very large, firm, white fleshed freestone, acid-sugar balance and rich complex flavor. Harvest in mid July. Self-fruitful.
One of the best white nectarines. Very large, firm, white fleshed freestone, acid-sugar balance and rich complex flavor. Harvest in mid July. Self-fruitful.
Sensational fruit: consistently the best flavored yellow nectarine plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned, freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree. Harvest early to mid-July. Self-fruitful.
One of the best yellow nectarines. Sprightly-sweet, intense flavor. Harvest late August/early September. Self-fruitful.
First donut style nectarine. Outstanding early season variety has white flesh. Tree sets fruit at a young age. Thinning is required for large fruit size. Self-fruitful.
Popular, large yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet with rich flavor.
Early-ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar and low acid (no tartness). Begin picking before the fruit begins to soften, the subacid varieties have the advantage of being good to eat before they reach peak ripeness.
Excellent quality fruit: midseason yellow freestone with sweet, rich, delicious flavor. Pollenized by Honey Babe or other peach or nectarine
Sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone, beautiful red skin. Mid-June to early July. Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Large yellow freestone is sweet, delicious, refreshing. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree is easily covered to protect blooms from frost.
Grow Persimmons and Jujubes in Your Own Backyard
If you love the honey-like flavor of persimmon or the tart taste of jujubes, we have fruit trees for you as well. With eight types of persimmon or jujube trees, Payless Hardware & Rockery is sure to have the perfect plant for you. Not sure which fruit variety is for you? Our customers are always welcome to ask a member of our staff for recommendations or the specific care routines for each tree.
Medium, size flat shape, still hard when ripe. Fall harvest. Self-fruitful.
Large deep orange-red, acorn shape fruit. When the fruit is ripe it's soft. Fall Harvest. Self-fruitful.
Unique spicy sweet flavor that instantly evokes images of cinnamon pastry, hot coffee and morning sunshine. Coffeecake persimmon is non-astringent and can be eaten while still firm. Hardy, attractive tree, practically free of pests and disease.
Larger, not as flat as Fuyu. Crunchy when ripe like Fuyu. Sweet, flavorful, non-astringent. Easy to grow, cool or hot climates.
Also called Chinese Date. Pear shaped fruit are reddish-brown, sweet and chewy when fully ripe. Pollinated by Li.
Round-shaped fruit are larger than Lang. Reddish-brown, sweet and chewy when fully ripe. Pollinated by Lang.
Bell-shaped fruit about 1.5 inches in diameter. Sherwood jujube is a large grower, up to 25 foot. When ripe the fruit is a light mahogany color with white flesh. Sweet maple apple like flavor. Fruit ripens in September.
Very sweet, small fruit is slightly larger than Sugar Cane. Small tree, growing to twelve to fifteen feet. Prolific producer, ripens in late September to October. Self-fruitful.
Put Healthy Food at Your Fingertips with Plums and Prunes
Do you love the richness of a freshly-picked plum? Perhaps you’re on a health kick and want a plentiful supply of prunes at your fingertips. Whatever the case, consider planting a plum tree in your own backyard. Prunes are renowned for their health benefits, and having them well within your reach may motivate you to add a healthy snack to your day. Ask the pros at our hardware store in San Jose for more details.
Maroon-color skin and flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness, mild flavor. Prolonged harvest mid July to mid August. Very productive. Self-fruitful.
Purplish-black skin, amber flesh, large. Sweet, flavorful, very little tartness. Favorite fresh market fruit, excellent for home orchards. Harvest lat July. Self-fruitful.
Most popular plum in California. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh. Harvest late June. Self-fruit.
Popular yellow dessert plum. Large, oblong fruit with waxy, thin, amber skin. Amber flesh is firm, sweet and flavorful. Very small pit. August harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Large, red fleshed, sweet, juicy, firm, delicious. Small pit, nearly freestone. Mottled maroon over green skin. Use fresh or cooked.
Reddish-purple skin, dark amber flesh, very sweet, high quality fruit. August Harvest. Self-fruitful.
European plum. Small to medium size, richly flavored, very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. Late July early August harvest. Self-fruitful.
Reddish-purple skin, greenish-yellow flesh, very sweet. Used fresh and for canning. Mid August harvest. Self-fruitful.
Large, dark blue skin. Juicy, sweet, delicious, greenish-yellow meaty flesh, freestone. Late summer harvest. Late blooming, extremely cold hardy and reliable.
Enjoy Fresh Juice Every Day with Orange Trees
Many of us love orange juice, so wouldn’t it be ideal to have the fresh juice ready whenever you want it? Invest in orange, mandarin, or kumquat tree from Payless Hardware & Rockery. Choose from Washington oranges that ripen in the winter, tiny Dancy tangerines, or exotic Nagami kumquats.
Early winter variety bears clusters of seedless, sweet fruit.
California’s famous winter-ripening variety. Sweet seedless fruit ripens winter/early spring.
Summer-ripening fruit holds the tree through the fall. Grow your own orange juice. Seeded.
Bright orange peel and pink raspberry colored flesh. Juicy and sweet with undertones of grapefruit flavor.
Sweet/tart berry flavored fruit. Burgundy colored flesh. Ripen in January and February.
MANDARINS & TANGERINES
Also known as Algerian. Sweet juicy fruit ripens a month after Satsuma, holding well on the tree. Seeded.
MANDARINS & TANGERINES
Upright vigorous tree. Red-orange fruit is easy to peel, ripens from December through March. Seeded.
MANDARINS & TANGERINES
Deep reddish-orange colored fruit in winter. The fruit combines the sweetness of the mandarin with the tart flavors of the grapefruit. Prized for its juiciness and combination of sweet/sour flavors. Ripens December to February.
GOLDEN NUGGET MANDARIN
MANDARINS & TANGERINES
Gorgeous in color and delicious in flavor, the remarkable flesh of golden nugget mandarin is scrumptiously sweet, seedless and exceptionally juicy. Named for its beautiful bright bumpy rind, this lovely mandarin is easy to peel.
MANDARINS & TANGERINES
Seedless fruit ripens November through December. Hardiest of all mandarins. Slow growing at first but worth the wait.
Sweeter and more round than Nagami.
Olive shaped orange ripen in winter. Eat small fruit whole for sweet/tart sensation.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Plant a Citrus Tree!
Love citrus? Besides orange trees, you can also choose from lemon, lime, and grapefruit trees. Payless Hardware & Rockery features traditional lemon trees along with more unfamiliar varieties such as the South Asian Kaffir lime. With the addition of a citrus tree, your lawn and garden will be the talk of the town.
California classic lemon with abundant crops of quality fruit. Prune to keep the compact tree. Has fewer thorns than Lisbon.
Another popluar variety, similar to Eureka. Does well in hot inland climates.
Most popular home gardens, prolific bearer, juicy fruit is slightly sweeter than other lemons. Often continuous harvest.
True lime. Fruit larger than Mexican lime. Good in cool areas. Year round.
Small, sometimes seedy fruit with genuine tropical flavor year-round. Frost sensitive.
Leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cooking. Zest of bumpy fruit used in curries.
In winter, surprisingly sweet fruit even in mild climate zones.
Excellent red-fleshed fruit ripens in late winter. More cold hardy than other grapefruits. has pink flesh.
Add an Avocado Tree to Your San Jose, CA Property
Avocados are gaining popularity for their use in guacamole and merit as the main dish in itself. If you’re always running to the store to get your avocado fix, consider cutting out the middleman with your very own avocado tree. Our hardware store in San Jose offers nine varieties of avocado, perfect for use as guacamole at your next party or a topping for your toast.
The Bacon is a variety for all avocado climates, producing avocados that are medium-sized, green-skinned with a taste flavorful, smooth and creamy. The tree is upright and very cold hardy. Ripens October to January. Type B.
The Fuerte Avocado Produces excellent quality fruit about about 7 to 12 oz in size from November to June. The Fuerte has fruit with green skin that is medium - thin. Spreading tree that is hardy to about 28 degrees. Type B
Hass produce very tasty purplish black colored fruit April to October. Most commercially produced. Fruits over a long season. Also we stock Lamb Has a larger and higher yielding fruit Type A
Holliday is a compact tree, reaching about 12 feet without pruning, kept smaller with some pinching of growth. Holiday produces excellent Hass like fruit, during the holiday season. Large fruit grows 18 - 24 oz. Type A
The Little Cado avocado is a great choice where space is a problem. This dwarf avocado variety is great in containers, as it only grows 8 to 10 feet. The fruit is medium sized, green, and good tasting. Fruits in summer. Type A
Most frost resistant out of all avocado varieties. Good garden avocado, small, dark purple fruit with thin, tender skin and outstanding flavor. Fruits from Aug to Sept. Grows 20 to 30 feet tall and wide. Type A
Stewart is a great variety for colder climates. It is an avocado hardy to the mid twenties for short durations. This avocado has a good nutty taste, about 4 - 8 oz, with thin black skin, ripening September to November. Type A
Reed Avocado is an excellent tasting avocado. Large green fruit, medium to thick skin. Upright tree. Fruit size is 16 - 18 oz. Ripens July to October. Type A
Zutano Avocado is a heavy bearing avocado with smooth green skin. Good variety in relatively low temperatures. Hardy to 26 degrees. Fruit size is 10 - 12 oz. Type B
Tired of Apples and Bananas? Try Something Tropical!
Perhaps you’re looking for something more non-traditional. For more adventurous folks, we also offer a range of subtropical fruit trees. Our selection includes several types of guava, passion fruit, and loquats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to talk to our staff about extra care requirements!
True to type from seed. Pink-fleshed fruit grows to 3 to 6 oz. Sweet and aromatic with a true guava flavor.
True to type from seed. White-fleshed fruit grows to 3 to 6 oz. Sweet and aromatic with a true guava flavor.
Productive plant bears clusters of small aromatic, yellow/green fruit can be eaten when crisp.
Small, 1 1/2" dark red, fruits are very sweet and high in Vitamin C. Heavy bearing, attractive plant. Great for edible landscape screen or hedge.
Delicious, pineapple-flavored fruit grows to 6oz. Green rind and tasty, yellow flesh. Showy pink flowers have edible petals. Attractive plant has silver-blue foliage. Self-fertile.
FREDRICK PASSION FRUIT
Very heavy bearer of large, oval, purple/red fruits. Orange flesh is slightly acidic. Very vigorous and productive vine. Show, white and purple flowers.
Very large, orange, pear-shaped fruit. Has a sweet and juicy orange flesh. Large tree grows 25 ft. Self-fertile.
Well known, late-season variety. Medium-sized, light orange fruit has sweet, juicy, yellow flesh. Performs well along the coaste. Self-fertile.
Earliest to ripen. Large, tear drop-shaped, yellow fruit has sweet golden flesh with slight champagne flavor. Self-fertile.
Four Fruit Varieties in Just One Tree
If you’re having trouble deciding between a plethora of fruit varieties, we can’t blame you. The team at Payless Hardware & Rockery understands it’s hard to choose between Golden Delicious and Granny Smith, so now you don’t have to! Our multi-graft trees offer four varieties of a specific fruit in one tree.
Combine Your Favorites, Literally
Have you ever wondered what a cross between a plum and an apricot would taste like? What about a combination of plums and cherries? No need for speculation; the nursery at Payless Hardware & Rockery has several interspecific hybrid fruit trees to choose from. From Emerald Drop “plutos” to Leah Cot “apriums,” we have plenty of options to satisfy your curiosity.
Pick from Traditional and Exotic at Our ACE Hardware Store
Whether you desire a traditional apple tree or prefer something more out-of-the-box like an interspecific hybrid, Payless Hardware & Rockery has the fruit tree for you. With over 150 varieties, our staff can teach you the basics when it comes to maintenance and producing the tastiest fruit possible. Contact us today for more information on our slew of fruit trees.