The 2023 Plant Sale Is Here!
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Out of Stock: Goji Berry 2/8/23, New Hanover Blueberry 2/13/23,Sweet Pepper Bush 2/14/23, Button Bush 2/20/23, Red Haven-peach 2/20/2023, Chicago Hardy Fig 2/20/23, Elderberry 2/21/23, Pink Lemonade Blueberry 2/23/23, Prime Ark Freedom Blackberry 2/24/23 and all apple trees 2/21/23.
The/ 2023 plant sale is/ here! The North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Wilkes County is now taking /orders and plants will be available for order until February 28th. The plant sale helps fund many of the programs we offer during the year, including agriculture, horticulture, FCS, and 4-H. This year we have some favorites returning from last year, which includes a wide selection of blueberry bushes and 3 types of strawberries. One new addition we have added this year is the Goji berry. Goji berry produces edible berries that are packed full of vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. Also, we are offering several native plants this year which are the Pawpaw, Button bush, elderberry, and Sweet Pepper bush.
Plants will be available for pick up the week of March 27th and more details about pick up will be provided before the pickup dates. Please not that plants come with no guarantee and there are some items that have limited quantity. If you have any questions regarding the plant sale, contact us at 336-651-7335 or email Sam Lusk at email@example.com.
*PLANTS COME WITH NO GUARANTEE* orders taken from 2/1/23 – 2/28/223
RABBITEYE BLUEBERRIES (Zone 7-Wilkes) 1 gallon container. $15 each
NOTE: The rabbiteye blueberry, Vaccinium ashei, is native to the southeastern United States. The plant is prized for its ornamental value of spring flowers and fall colors and is often used for edible landscapes in home gardens. One of the most important things to remember about starting rabbiteye blueberries is to plant more than one variety for cross-pollination to promote higher fruit production.
Pink Lemonade: Pink Lemonade blueberry bushes produce firm, juicy sweet berries that turn pink when ready to pick. The plants have a glossy green foliage that makes them attractive in addition to the delicious berries it produces. Sold Out
Powder Blue: Powder Blue blueberry is a late season ripening plant that is highly productive with medium to large sweet fruit. It is an upright plant with good foliage. It is recommended to plant Powder Blue with another variety for the best cross pollination.
Brightwell: Brightwell Blueberry is an early to mid-season ripening variety. The berries have a light blue color with a sweet flavor. The growth is upright, and it is a consistent producer all season long. It is recommended to plant Brightwell with another variety for the best cross pollination.
Onslow (self-fertile): Onslow Blueberry is a self-fertile mid-season ripening variety. The large berries are a dark blue color and is highly productive.
Climax: Climax blueberry is an early ripening blueberry variety that produces medium sized berries with sweet flavor. The growth is upright, and with intense green foliage. It is recommended to plant Climax with another variety for the best cross pollination.
Premier: Premier blueberry is an early to mid-season ripening blueberry variety that produces large sized berries with sweet flavor. The growth is upright, and plants are highly productive.
Tifblue: Tif Blue blueberry is an early to mid-season ripening blueberry variety that produces large sized berries with excellent flavor. In the fall the foliage turns to an attractive ref color. It is recommended to plant Tif Blue with another variety for the best cross pollination.
Southern Highbush (Zone 6-10) 1 gallon container. $15 each
NOTE: These are hybrids of blueberries which grew wild when European settlers first arrived in the New World. Southern Highbush are specifically hybridized for superior fruit, soil adaptability, heat tolerance and low winter chilling.
New Hanover (self-fertile): New Hanover blueberry is a self-fertile variety that is early ripening producing medium sized berries. These vigorous plants at maturity will reach a height of 4 ½ feet with semi-upright growth. Sold Out
BLACKBERRIES- $15.00 each, bareroot
Triple Crown: Triple Crown blackberries are semi-thornless and produce large juicy fruit. It is a summer-bearing plant with fruit able to be harvested after being planted for one year. Triple crown blackberry is an excellent choice for home gardeners looking for a longer season of berry production.
Prime Ark Freedom: Prime-Ark® 45 Blackberry is the first thornless primocane berry that produces large juicy fruit. The fruit ripens earlier than some varieties and is a great choice for home gardens. Sold Out
STRAWBERRIES-$10.00 a bundle (25 plants per bundle)
Earliglow: Earligrow Strawberry is an heirloom strawberry that is a great choice for beginners. The berries are full of sweet flavor, and the large berries are ready for harvest in June. They are excellent for fresh eating and freezing. Strawberry plants will bear fruit one year after planting.
Honeoye: Honeoye Strawberry is a great choice for beginning gardeners. It produces high yields of large, firm berries. They are excellent for fresh eating and freezing. Strawberry plants will bear fruit one year after planting.
Seascape: Seascape Strawberry produces uniform fruit and has a good heat tolerance It is an ever bearer with large firm berries packed with flavor. They are excellent for fresh eating and freezing. Strawberry plants will bear fruit one year after planting.
RHUBARB-$20.00 per crown
MacDonald: Macdonald Rhubarb is an excellent choice for home gardeners with its vigorous growth producing large tender stalks. Rhubarb prefers to grow in soils of a pH ranging from 6.0-8.0. It will provide a light harvest during the second year of growth with a full harvest available in the third year.
ASPARAGUS-$5.00 per crown
Purple Passion: Purple Passion Asparagus provides a unique purple color packed with flavor and tenderness. The purple color fades when cooked but can provide a colorful accent in salads. It should be planted with 6-8 inch spacing between plants for the best result. Asparagus should be planted with at least 10 crowns to produce good yields each year.
Mary Washington: Mary Washington Asparagus is an heirloom variety packed with flavor and tenderness. This variety is heat tolerant and shows resistance to rust. It should be planted with 10-12 inch spacing between plants for the best result. Asparagus should be planted with at least 10 crowns to produce good yields each year.
RASPBERRIES-$15.00 each, bareroot
Heritage: Raspberry produces a large, firm red fruit that does not darken when it ripens. The berries are flavorful and easy to harvest. It is a vigorously growing variety that requires less fertilizer and is one of the more productive varieties.
Royalty: Royalty Raspberry is one of the most popular raspberries on the market today. Its canes are long and thorny, but the fruit is large and delicious. The fruit is great for fresh eating and can be turned into tasty jams and jellies. Royalty Raspberry has resistance to several common insect pests and is a late-season producing plant.
Anne (golden): Anne Raspberry produces a large, firm pale colored fruit and is highly productive. The fruit is very sweet and is a great choice for a fall-bearing raspberry. Fall bearing raspberry plants can produce some fruit the first year of planting depending on how it is managed.
GOJI Berry- 1 year bareroot plant, $20.00
Goji Berry is a disease and drought-resistant shrub with edible fruit packed with amino acids and antioxidants. It grows best in well drained soils with lots of sunshine. Sold Out
ELDERBERRY- bareroot, $10.00 each
Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry): Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry) is a native shrub that naturally grows throughout the southeast. Elderberry has small white flowers that attracts pollinators in the spring. It thrives in moist wet soil but will grow in drier and wetter conditions. The dark purple fruits ripen in late summer and are enjoyed by humans and wildlife. Full sun to Part shade. This deciduous shrub grows to a mature size of 6 ft tall with a 6 ft spread. Sold Out
SHRUBS- 1 gallon container, $20.00 each
Button Bush: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button Bush) is a native shrub that grows in sunny wetland areas throughout the southeast. The shrub has unique white flowers when it blooms in the spring and provides fall color. Pollinators are attracted to the shrub and the seed heads serve as food for birds. If you are looking for an interesting garden feature or working on a restoration project this is an ideal plant. Full sun to Part shade. This deciduous shrub grows to a mature size of 6 ft tall with a 6 ft spread. Sold Out
Sweet Pepper Bush: Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepper bush) is a native shrub that naturally grows in swamps and wetlands. The shrub prefers soils that are moist and well drained. Its white flowers are fragrant when they bloom in the summer, attracting pollinators. Sweet pepper bush is the perfect shrub to plant on the edge of your garden and works well in a rain garden. Full sun to Part shade. This deciduous shrub grows to a mature size of 6 ft tall with a 6 ft spread. Sold Out
GRAPES – Bare Root one year old plants, $15.00 each
Concord: Concord grape is a sweet blue-colored grape that makes excellent jams and jellies. Plants will produce fruit until the fall, when it freezes. Grape vines typically start to produce fruit during the 3rd year of growth. Full sun. We are selling this as a bare root one year old plants.
Niagara: Niagara Grape is a white sweet, quality grape. Plants will produce fruit until the fall, when it freezes. Grape vines typically start to produce fruit during the 3rd year of growth. Full sun. We are selling
HORSERADISH- $5.00 per crown
Big top Horseradish: Big top Horseradish has a resistance to several diseases and has vigorous growth. It is a perennial culinary herb that is a culinary favorite. Horseradish roots are available to be harvested during the second fall of growth. Full sun. We are selling this as a bare root crown.
TREES- 3-4’ whip, $25.00 each
APPLE: Gala- Gala Apple is an early-producing variety with fruit being ready to harvest in August. These trees are grafted on an M-7 rootstock providing semi-dwarfing characteristics allowing for an easier harvest of fresh tasty fruit. Apple trees require another tree of a different cultivar for pollination. Full sun. This semi-dwarf tree can reach a height of 12-15’ at maturity. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip. Sold Out
APPLE: Honeycrisp- Honeycrisp Apple is a sweet, crisp apple that explodes with flavor in your mouth. The fruit has a great storage life and is ready to start harvesting in mid to late September. These trees are grafted on an M-111 rootstock providing semi-dwarfing characteristics, allowing for an easier harvest of fresh, tasty fruit and better disease resistance. Apple trees require another tree of a different cultivar for pollination. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip. Sold Out
APPLE: Fuji- Fuji is a sweet, crisp apple that is excellent for fresh eating. The fruit starts to ripen in mid-September and the fruit stores well. These trees are grafted on an M-111 rootstock providing semi dwarfing characteristics, allowing for an easier harvest of fresh, tasty fruit and better disease resistance. Apple trees require another tree of a different cultivar for pollination. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip. Sold Out
PEAR: Moonglow– Moonglow pear is a green-brown skin pear with
yellow-pink flesh. It is an early-ripening pear and is a great pollinator.
Pears should be planted on a hear slope than apple trees due to their
early blooming nature. Two or more varieties of pear should be
planted for cross-pollination. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip.
PEAR: Bartlett– Bartlett Pear is highly aromatic and provides that
definite pear flavor. It is an excellent pollinator and fruit can be
harvested in late August. Pears should be planted on a hear slope
than apple trees due to their early blooming nature. Two or more
varieties of pear should be planted for cross-pollination. Bare roots
plant with a 3-4’ whip.
PEACH: Redhaven- Redhaven Peach is a freestone yellow flesh peach that is a late bloomer with the fruit becoming ripe in late July. It is an ideal peach for fresh eating and produces attractive pink blooms in the spring. Trees are grafted onto Guardian® rootstock, which is resistant to root-knot nematode peach tree short life. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip. Sold Out
Asmina trilioba (Pawpaw): Asimina triloba is a native understory tree
that can be grown throughout most of the Eastern US. It is shade
tolerant and can tolerate wet soils. The large sweet fruit it produces is
edible and serves as a great food source for wildlife in addition to
humans. Asimina triloba also is great for restoration projects due to its
tendency to form colonies as it grows. Full-sun to Part shade. This
tree will grow up to 30’ when mature. 1 gallon container
Fig-bareroot, $15.00 each
Chicago Hardy Fig (self-fertile): Chicago Hardy Fig produces a
medium sized fruit that is rich and full of flavor. It is an easy fig to grow
and very productive. The plant is also drought tolerant and is self
pollinating. Full sun. This tree can reach a height of 10’ at maturity. Sold Out
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