We sell our products to retail nurseries, garden centers, container growers who sell to landscape contractors and retail nurseries, mail order nurseries, and anyone else who qualifies. We do not accept direct sales to consumers.
The best independent retail nurseries and garden centers develop their fruiting-plant selections over many years, basing them largely on what has proven to do well in their region, what home fruit growers ask for, and what is new or newly discovered and promising. Each state list linked below has been created by tallying all DWN home fruit varieties ordered for 2022 by independent retail nurseries in the state and ranking the varieties by the number of nurseries ordering them.
These lists are offered as starting points for researching fruit varieties to plant. Home grower objectives, local climate and pollination requirements should always be considered. For beginner tips, see Introduction to Home Fruit Growing and Selecting Varieties and Rootstocks.
Each list is different in terms of how many varieties are included and how many are starred. This is primarily due to several states having small data samples with many varieties numerically tied at various levels in the ranking.