2019 Small Plant Sale

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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.

2019 Order Form

BLUEBERRIES- Rabbiteye

Tifblue – Berries are medium to large and light blue. Berries ripen in early to mid-season (mid-June)

blueberries on a bushPowder 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

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 strawberriesJewel – (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. 

MUSCADINES

ison black muscadines on a vineIson – Black self-fertile variety, excellent size, production, taste and quality. Edible skin, large clusters and disease resistant. Ripens early to mid-season. Makes great jelly, juice, and wine.

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.

BLACKBERRIES

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 blackberries on the plantNatchez – 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. 

GRAPES

Concord Black Seedless Bunch of Grapes on vineConcord (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.

FIGS

Celeste fig treeCeleste – 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.

APPLES

pink lady apple treePink 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. 

honey crisp apples on a treeHoney Crisp – Sweet as honey. These apples are quickly becoming a new American favorite. Crisp, cream-colored flesh is mild, sweet and aromatic. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September.  

ASIAN PEARS

Olympic – Large, round, heavily russeted brown Asian pear. Has a crisp and juicy texture. 

hosui asian pear on a treeHosui – 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.

PEACH

Contender – Fruit is very firm and large with excellent color. The trees are hardy and very productive.

NECTARINE

nectarine treeEmeraude – White flesh nectarine. Fruit is large and highly colored with excellent firmness. Tree is vigorous and resistant to bacterial spot.

CHERRY

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.

ASPARAGUS

mary washington asparagus

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

elderberry plant

ELDERBERRY

2 gallon plant, self-pollinating