2023 Fruit Plant Sale Information

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It is time again to start ordering your fruit plants and trees. The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center is now taking orders and will until sold out. Please know that the earlier you place your order the better chance we will be able to complete your request. Below is a description of what plants and trees will be available along with a link to the order form. If you are not as savvy with technology, you can print out our paper copy below, call our office to place an order, and/or check on current availability. Plants will be available for pickup on March 16, 2023. There are some new items this year as well as some we have offered previous years. As always, should you have any questions please contact the center at 828-632-4451 or email Cari Mitchell, Horticulture Agent, at cari_mitchell@ncsu.edu.

Blueberries – $10 per 1 gal plant

(Recommended to pick 2 varieties for better pollination)

*Climax and Premiere are usually paired together 

*Yadkin and Tifblue are usually paired together 

Climax – Early season variety 

Premiere – Early/mid season variety

Yadkin – Mid season variety 

Tifblue – Mid season variety

Strawberries – $10 per 25 plants


*Sold as bare root crowns

Albion – Everbearing

Galletta – Early season bearing

Jewel – Mid season bearing

Blackberries – $6 per plant


*Sold as bare root canes

Natchez – Early season & Erect cultivar

Chester – Late season & Trailing cultivar

Muscadines – $10 per plant

*Sold as bare root vines

Cowart – Black variety & Self-pollinating

Darlene – Bronze Variety & Needs a pollinator (purchase Cowart as well)

Bunch Grapes – $10 per plant 


*Sold as bare root vines

Sunbelt – Sept. harvest, Seedless, Self-pollinating

Pawpaw trees – $20 per tree

(self-pollinating, but recommended to have multiples for better pollination)             

*tropical like fruit!

*Sold as bare root seedling

All-in-One Variety

Fig – $18 per plant


*Sold as bare root seedling

Celeste – Smaller variety

Brown Turkey – Larger variety & More Cold Hardy

Apples – $22 per tree

(need a pollinator – pick @ least 2 varieties listed) 

*all on dwarfing rootstocks & can benefit from being staked

*Sold as bare root seedling

Smokehouse (late Sept. harvest) – great for fresh eating!

Autumn Crisp (mid Oct. harvest) – great for pies, sauce, and storage

Granny Smith (mid. Nov. harvest) – great for fresh eating and baking

Asian Pears – $22 per tree

(self-pollinating but recommended to plant with another Asian pear variety for better pollination) 

*Sold as bare root seedling

Shenseiki (Sweet, crisp. Excellent variety for home growers.)

Hosui (Sweet & slightly tart, great for fresh-eating & pies! Gold hardy, drought resistant and heat tolerant.)

Cherry – $28 per tree

(self-pollinating, but multiples or another sweet cherry variety are suggested for better pollination) 

*low chilling hours (meaning it will work better for our warmer climate)

*Sold as bare root seedling

Royal Crimson (sweet red)

Elderberry – $15 for a PAIR

(sold as a pair for correct pollination) 

John & Adams varieties

Ripen in Aug. 

*Sold as bare root seedlings

Rhubarb – $10 per crown

Victoria variety

Perennial vegetable but may be better grown as a winter annual here – (likes the cooler weather)

Plant Literature & Growing Guides

2023 Order Form

2023 Order Form-online version