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Fruit trees and plants are best sellers. “Our fruit sales have more than doubled from three years ago,” says Kovarik. “People are definitely going back to trying to produce fruit themselves.” K&K Gardens offers SnowSweet apple trees (top) a cross done by the University of Minnesota from ‘Connell Red’ (one of Kovarik’s favorites) and ‘Sharon’. He also offers honeyberries (Lonicera caerulea) ‘Tundra’ and ‘Borealis’. “They look like a blackberry only larger.”

Loki’s Garden sells pawpaws and American persimmons. “Two more things that are way cool,” says Hancock. Photos courtesy Bailey Nurseries.


SnowSweet apple (top): 12 to 16 feet tall 
Honeyberries: 4 to 6 feet tall and wide (below, left))

American persimmons: 35 to 60 feet tall, 20 to 35 feet wide (below, center)

pawpaw: 15 to 30 feet tall and wide, Full sun (pawpaw seedlings protected), (below, right)

All Iowa cold hardy (Pawpaw to Zone 5)

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