2019 Small Plant Sale
Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is a list of the different plants and varieties with descriptions and a link to the order form. If you have any questions please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center at 828-632-4451.
Tifblue – Berries are medium to large and light blue. Berries ripen in early to mid-season (mid-June)
Powder Blue – Powder Blue has reliable crops of large berries because of its spring frost resistance. The light blue, firm fruit hang in clusters, resist cracking and hold a sweet flavor. The shrub is vigorous and upright. Ripens in mid-late season
Premier – crops are produced with the distinctive powdery blue color on the large firm berries. The flavor is excellent, and the berries store well. The plant growth is vigorous ad upright. Ripens mid-late season.
Climax – An early producer! Savor loads of large, sweet, early ripening blueberries. Great on cereals or baked into muffins, these southern blueberries are gaining in popularity! These pest-free shrubs reach 6 to 10 feet. Foliage turns fiery red in autumn.
Strawberries are self fertile and do not require another variety to pollinate. Varieties are good for eating fresh or freezing.
Earliglow – (early bearing) The glossy firm fruit are highly sweet making them wonderful for fresh eating, jams and freezing. The plants are great for the home owners being vigorous with plenty of runners and are resistant to red stele, leaf diseases and Verticillium wilt. Ripens in late May-June
Jewel – (mid-season) bright red and glossy. The berries from this compact grower have an excellent flavor and enticing aroma that is great for fresh eating or freezing. They are also firm enough to be inserted into beautiful fruit arrangements. Disease-resistant and cold hardy. Ripens in June.
Albion – (Everbearing) produces very large fruit that is very firm and red. To get high yields this variety will need a strong water and nutrient program.
Late Fry – Bronze self-fertile variety. The latest ripening variety available. Large fruit size, very vigorous, high yields. Cold hardy, edible skin, disease resistant. Ripens late season.
Triple Crown – A unique flavor that has garnered rave reviews! This productive plant yields berries that offer a tasty blend of sweetness and tartness. The fruit is borne uniformly, so it is easy to pick. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in early August. Self-pollinating.
Natchez – One of the first producers of the season. This disease-resistant, cutting-edge variety will give you large, sweet berries each year. Fruit stores well for extended time. Ripens in early June. Self-pollinating.
Concord (Seedless) – Concord Seedless grapevine is very similar to Concord Seeded except it is seedless and has a sweeter flavor. This grapevine variety is excellent for pies, jellies, jams, juice and fresh eating.
Celeste – Most cold hardy variety. Flesh is white to rose color. Skin is purplish brown. Known as best fig for its size. Has a complex sweetness that leaves a pleasant after taste. Excellent for canning and preserving. Trees grow to large size.
Brown Turkey- An everbearing favorite. This fruit is delicious fresh or after being dried for tasty treats. Keeps well. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating.
Pink Lady – – The medium to large apple has an attractive pink blush. It is across of Golden Delicious with Lady Williams. The crispness and sweet-tart flavor keeps well in storage and actually is best after 4 weeks. The flesh resists browning when cut, so it is great for fresh eating and salads, as well as for cooking and baking. Ripens in late October.
Goldrush – Best known for its remarkable keeping qualities. Goldrush will keep in regular cold storage for 10-11 months. Fruit is crisp and tart off the tree and develops its sugars in storage. Resistant to scab and mildew.
Olympic – Large, round, heavily russeted brown Asian pear. Has a crisp and juicy texture.
Hosui – A solid russeted Asian pear with pronounced lenticels. Ripening in late August, fruit is mildly flavored, sweet and juicy. Tree is vigorous and spreading. Requires thinning to attain maximum fruit size.
Atago – A brown russeted Asian pear for the late season. Fruit is large, very firm, crisp and juicy. Trees are upright, spreading and medium in vigor.
Contender – Fruit is very firm and large with excellent color. The trees are hardy and very productive.
Montmorensy – is standard for delicious pies. It is one of the most popular dessert cherries in North America. The fruit is very large and has a bright red color skin. The flesh is very firm and yellow with clear juice. The flavor is tart and tangy. Montmorency is very cold hardy and disease resistant. Tart cherries can pollinate a sweet cherry as long as they bloom at the same time. Grows up 15′ and ripens late June.
Mary Washington – This popular variety is rust resistant, easily grown, and produces large and tender shoots. The stalks are succulent, straight dark green tinged with purple
2 gallon plant, self-pollinating