The 2024 Plant Sale Is Here!

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The 2024 Plant Sale is Here!
Just a reminder, we are already out of all fruit trees!
Deadline to order is 2/29/2024!
The 2024 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, goji berry, and 3 types of strawberries. One new addition we have added this year is cherry trees. We are offering the Sam cultivar cherry trees which produce medium sized, red shiny fruit with excellent flavor. Also, we are offering several native plants this year, which are the Pawpaw, Buttonbush, Winterberry, and Silky Dogwood.


Plants will be available for pick up the week of March 25th and more details about pick up will be provided before the pickup dates. Please note 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 salusk@ncsu.edu
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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.
 
Preimer: 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.
 
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.
 
Tifblue: Tifblue 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 Tifblue 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 1⁄2 feet with semi-
upright growth. Full sun.
 
BLACKBERRIES- $12.00 each, plugs 
Chester: Chester blackberries are thornless and produce large juicy
fruit. It is a summer-bearing plant with fruit able to be harvested after
being planted for one year. Chester produces high yields and has a
higher cold tolerance than other varieties.
Prime Ark Freedom: Prime Ark Freedom 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.
STRAWBERRIES-$12.00 a bundle (25 plants per bundle) 
Earliglow: Earliglow 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.
Galleta: Galleta Strawberry is a cultivar released by NC State
University in 2010. Berries are early ripening and it has some disease
resistance. 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 
Crimson Red: Crimson Red Rhubarb is a hybrid rhubarb variety that
has an excellent sweet flavor. It is a winter hardy variety with some
disease resistance. 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.
 
HOPS- $15 each rhizome
Chinook: Chinook (bittering) hops is a high alpha content variety that
produces aromas of grapefruit. They also have good disease
resistance. Hops are not only used in making beer but can also be an
attractive addition to your garden with the attractive aroma and vines.
Each rhizome should be planted 3 feet apart and vines can climb
upwards of 15 ft.
 
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.
 
RASPBERRIES-$12.00 each, bareroot 
Caroline: 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.
OTHER SMALL FRUITS—PRICES VARY AND ARE NOTED 
LOGANBERRY -1 year bareroot plant, $20.00
 
Loganberry: ​Loganberry is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry. It produces a sweet tasting dark red fruit that makes excellent jams and jellies.
 
GOJI- 1 year bareroot plant, $20.00
Goji Berry: 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.
 
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.
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.
Silky Dogwood: Swida amomum is a native shrub that naturally
grows in wetlands throughout the southeast. The shrub prefers soils
that are moist and well drained. It has attractive small white flowers in
the spring with late spring berries attracting birds and other wildlife.
Silky Dogwood is the perfect shrub to plant on the edge of your
garden and works well in a rain garden. Full sun to Partial shade. This
deciduous shrub grows to a mature size of 12 ft tall with an 8 ft
spread.
 
Winterberry: Ilex verticillata is a native shrub that naturally grows
throughout the southeast. It prefers soils that are moist and well
drained. Its small white flowers attract pollinators and the berries
attract birds and other wildlife. Full sun to Partial shade. This
deciduous shrub grows to a mature size of 8 ft tall with a 8 ft spread.
 
GRAPES – Bare Root one year old plants, $15.00 each 
Fredonia: Fredonia grape is an early, 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.
 
Fruit TREES- 3-4’ whip, $25.00 each
 
 Pink Lady: Pink Lady Apple is a mid-season producing
variety with fruit being ready to harvest in September. The fruit has a
sweet-tart crisp flavor and are an attractive reddish-pink color. These
trees are grafted on an M-111 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.
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.
 
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.
PEACH: Crimson Pride Crimson Pride is a freestone yellow flesh
peach that is a mid-season bloomer with the fruit becoming ripe in
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.
PEAR: Pineapple Pear Pineapple Pear produces large yellow fruit
with a red blush. It is an early-blooming tree with fruit ripening in
August. The fruit has a taste that resembles the flavor of pinipals.
Unlike other pear trees, this one is self-pollinating and serves as a
pollinator for other pear trees. Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip.
 
CHERRY TREES: $30.00 
CHERRY: Sam– Sam Cherry Tree is a large, highly productive tree
that produces an early ripening crop of dark red, flavorful fruit. This
tree blooms later than other cherry trees to avoid late spring frosts.
Two trees are recommended for cross-pollination and trees will
produce 4-7 Bare roots plant with a 3-4’ whip.
 
PAW PAW TREES: $25.00
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