fruiting shrubs

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ARONIA BERRY

Aronia melanocarpa                           

$18.00 

Resilient small to large shrub with dark blue-black clusters of blueberry-sized fruits. Incredibly nutrient dense, with high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C. Makes delicious juice, syrup, and jam. Very easy to grow, can thrive with minimal care in a wide range of soils. Beautiful white flowers in spring with showy orange/red leaves in fall. Can grow up to 8’ tall but easy pruned.

 

BLACK ELDERBERRY

Sambucus nigra                              

$20.00 

Easy to grow, great multipurpose plants for hedgerows, wildlife plantings, and gardens. Fragrant flowers can be made into tea or fried and eaten as fritters.  Dark purple/black clusters of berries are antiviral and can be eaten fresh or made into juice, wine, and other preserves. Can grow 15-20’ tall but easily pruned. A selection from Friends of the Trees Society.

EVERBEARING GOLDEN RASPBERRY

Rubus sp.              

$18.00 

Ripe in July then again from late August through much of the fall. Berries are velvety, sweet, and large. Produced in abundance on vigorous canes. Not as tart as red raspberry. Easy to grow. Another selection from Friends of the Trees Society. Sold in bundles of 4.

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INVICTA GOOSEBERRY

Ribes grossularia

$18.00

 

A very easy-to-grow, great tasting green gooseberry. Produces hefty yields of flavorful, large, green fruit that hang in heavy clusters down the length of the branches. If left on the bush until they turn golden, the berries develop a tangy muskmelon flavor. Grows into a well-shaped bush. Has thorns

TITANIA BLACK CURRANT 

Ribes nigrum                                       

$18.00 

​​Highly productive, disease resistant cultivar. Berries typically ripen all at once for easy one time harvest. The strong aromatic flavor of black currant is highly prized in Europe but typically overlooked by Americans. Black currant has incredible health benefits including extremely high amounts of Vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Great fresh, dried, or made into jam or syrup.

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