2020 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.

2020 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 strawberriesAllstar – (mid-season) great strawberry for beginners. Produces large, light-colored, sweet berries. Resistant to red stele and Vertcillium wilt

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 treeEnterprise – Developed by Perdue University. This is a late maturing, deep red apple. Fruit is uniform and medium to large in size. Tree is vigorous and spreading. Highly resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust.

ASIAN PEARS

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

hosui asian pear on a tree

Shinko – Medium-large fruit, very sweet and juicy. Golden russet and will store up to three months after picking. Vatiety is a heavy bear, but still crops annually. Good resistance to fire blight. Harvests late September.
Shinsui – A early variety to ripen, harvest time is early to mid-August. Fruit finishes with an orange-brown russet. Variety is juicy and has an excellent flavor. Store time after picking is up to 6 weeks.

 

PEACH

Reliance – Well known for its cold hardiness. Fruit is medium size, with a dull blush over greenish-yellow background. Good for canning and freezing. Ripens late July-early August.

CHERRY

Balaton – A late maturing tart cherry ripening about seven to ten days after Montmorency. The fruit is large and very firm with a red juicy flesh. The tree produces fruit with slightly larger pits that other tart cherry varieties.

ALMOND
The All-In-One Almond Tree only grows to about half the size of a normal almond tree, only around 15 feet tall. Ideal for backyards an area where space is limited. Produces medium to large sized soft shelled almonds with sweet, good quality kernels. Heavy producer. Self-pollinating that ripens in late September or early October.
RHUBARB
Sweeter and milder than other varieties. Stalks are slender and very tender.
HORSERADISH
A course, weedy looking herb. This delicious herb will liven up many of your favorite dishes. This plant dies back in the fall and comes back in the spring. Dig the roots year round for fresh horseradish. Roots will continue to replenish. These plants prefer half day to full sun and is free of pests and disease. A bare-root 1 year old root.