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Illinois CropMAP

Northern Illinois Fruit Crops

Prepared by Robert M. Skirvin, Professor of Horticulture, University of Illinois © 1999. This is a list of fruit crops that are recommended for northern Illinois which includes Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Cook, Du Page, Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, and Kendall counties.

Traditional crops

Cultivars

Crop
Information
Links

Strawberries

Earliglow, Annapolis, Honeoye, Seneca, Jewel, Kent, Guardian, Sparkle

Illinois

NewCROP

Red Raspberry

Latham, Titan, Heritage, Ruby

Illinois

NewCROP

Black Raspberry

Bristol, Allen, Jewel

Illinois

NewCROP

Purple Raspberry

Brandywine, Royalty

Illinois

NewCROP

Grapes (American)

Niagara, Cayuga White, Fredonia, Concord, Edelweiss, Swensen Red

Illinois

NewCROP

Grapes (Seedless)

Canadice, Reliance, Concord seedless

Illinois

NewCROP

Grapes (French Hybrid)

Foch, Frontenac

Illinois

NewCROP

Thornless Blackberries

None

Illinois

NewCROP

Thorned Blackberries

Illini Hardy

Illinois

NewCROP

Blueberries

Collins, Patriot, Bluegold, Bluecrop, Bluejay, Blueray, Jersey, Nelson, Berkeley, Herbert, Coville, Lateblue, Elliott

Illinois

NewCROP

Tart Cherries

Montmorency, North Star

Illinois

NewCROP

Apples

Ginger Gold, Redfree, Jerseymac, Dayton, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Empire, Liberty, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Suncrisp, Enterprise, Fuji (early cultivars)

Illinois

NewCROP

Peaches

None

Illinois

NewCROP

Nectarines

None

Illinois

NewCROP

Pears

Harrow Delight, Clapp's Favorite, Moonglow, Maxine, Seckel, Olympic

Illinois

NewCROP

The Fruit Crop listing was compiled and written by Robert M. Skirvin, Professor of Horticulture, University of Illinois © 1999. Questions related to these plants should be addressed to Dr. Skirvin at skirvin@uiuc.edu