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Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Edibles ACTINIDIA arguta ‘Issai’ Hardy Kiwi

A self-fertile clone of hardy kiwi requiring no pollinator. Fruit is smooth-skinned and 1” in size.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ACTINIDIA kolomitka ‘Arctic Beauty’ Hardy Arctic Kiwi

A fast-growing vine with new growth tipped in pink and white. This is a male cultivar and won’t produce fruit.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles ACTINIDIA kolomitka ‘Red Beauty’ Hardy Arctic Kiwi

Fruit-bearing selection of Arctic Kiwi. Fruit is small and smooth-skinned like a large grape. It does not have the dramatic spring variegation of A. ‘Arctic Beauty’ which is its pollinator.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles ASIMINA triloba Paw Paw

An eastern native with large tropical leaves and custardy, banana-flavored fruits. A beautiful and exotic tree that has been hardy for us!   All Paw-Paws produce best when planted near another cultivar.

15-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ASIMINA triloba ‘Ford Amend’ Paw Paw

An earlier fruiting selection, with mid-spring flowers developing into fall fruits. Fall foliage is golden yellow. Some reports of hardiness to zone 4.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ASIMINA triloba ‘Prolific’ Paw Paw

Can start producing fruits within 2 years of planting. Medium-large, sweet, early-ripening fruit in fall.

15-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ASIMINA triloba ‘Susquehanna’ Paw Paw

An eastern native with large tropical leaves and custardy, banana-flavored fruits. A beautiful and exotic tree that has been hardy for us!  This cultivar with large, sweet yellow fruit later than A. ‘Shenandoah’.

15-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ASIMINA triloba ‘Sweet Alice’ Paw Paw

More compact habit than other selections; large yellow-orange fruit in Sept/Oct.

15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles ASIMINA triloba ‘Tollgate’ Paw Paw

Large yellow-fleshed fruit in Oct. Some reports of hardiness to zone 4.

15-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Annual CITRUS limon ‘Variegata’ Variegated Lemon

Shiny foliage edged in cream and fragrant white flowers. Over winter indoors as a houseplant in a sunny window.

6-10 feet Sun Overwinter Indoors
Edibles DIOSPYROS virginiana ‘Golden Delight’ Persimmon

Prefers moist, sandy soils. Drought tolerant. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized effect is desired. Fragrant, white to greenish-yellow flowers in late spring, with the male flowers appearing in clusters and the female flowers appearing solitary. This should be a self-fertile cultivar. Edible persimmon 1-2″ fruits mature in fall to an orange to reddish-purple color.

35-60 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Annual FICUS carica ‘Vern’s Brown Turkey’ Edible Fig

Tropical-looking lobed foliage is ornamental, but this variety will also produce figs at cooler temperatures. Some reports of hardiness to zone 5 in a very sheltered spot, or keep as a potted plant and bring inside to overwinter.

4-6 feet in a pot Sun 6
Annual HERBS -assorted culinary

We’ll have a selection of culinary herbs available- standards like thyme, basil, oregano, etc. plus some more uncommon varieties!

Sun Varies
Edibles MALUS ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

Honeycrisp is “explosively crisp” with an unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. Color can range from brilliant red with some striping to mostly red-striped over a straw yellow background color when ready to pick. Very hardy and productive.

10-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles MALUS Apple Espalier Apple

We will offer Fuji, Gala apples trained as espaliers as well as plants that have 6 varieties grafted on to one plant!

as trained Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Crispin’ Apple

Large, juicy and pleasantly tart. Good for eating fresh or in baked goods and sauce. A heavy bearer of golden yellow fruit with an orange blush later in the season. Developed in Japan; also called ‘Mutsu’.

8-10 feet Full sun 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Braeburn’ Apple

Fruit is orange-red on green. Ripens late October. Sweet-tart crisp, juicy flesh. A good eating or cooking apple. Excellent keeper.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles MALUS ‘Gala’ Apple

Medium-sized fruit with red skin tinged with yellow streaks. Flesh has a spicy-sweet flavor. Ripens early September.

15-30 feet Sun 5
Edibles MALUS ‘Granny Smith’ Apple

Dark-green skin. Ripens late October. Tart, sweet, crisp and juicy. Keeps well. Good for eating, cooking, and sauce.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles MALUS ‘McIntosh’ Apple

Medium fruit with yellow skin and bright red blush. Flesh is white, sweet, tender, and moderately soft and juicy. Good dessert quality when grown in cool climates.

12-15 feet Sun 3
Edibles MALUS ‘Spartan’ Apple

Fruit is small to medium, dark red in color, with purplish blooms. Flesh is crisp and has an exellent flavor. Growth habit is good but heavy fruit bearing requires thinning.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Fuji’ Apple

Super crisp, sweet, and juicy fruit with skin that ranges from yellow-green with red highlights to mostly red. Exceptional for fresh eating. Stores well and great for baking. Ripens in October. Plant a pollenator such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp™ or Red Delicious.

10-20 feet Full sun 4
Edibles MALUS ‘Honeygold’ Apple

‘Honeygold’ apple is noted for its honey-sweet flavor. Pretty white blossoms are followed by golden apples with a red blush that ripen in early October For ‘Honeygold’, Jonathans, Goldens or Courtland are recommended as cross-pollinators.

12-15 feet Full sun 4
Edibles MORUS alba ‘Contorta’ Contorted Mulberry

This Japanese tree features a gnarled trunk and branches. It offers a scattering of small, tasty, purple fruit under the shiny, medium-green leaves, which turn an attractive yellow during fall. Once the leaves drop, the curled and wavy growth pattern of the trunk and branches is revealed.

9-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles PRUNUS ‘North Star’ Sour Cherry

A genetic dwarf selected at the University of MN. Very productive sour pie cherry. Self-fertile.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS maritima Beach Plum

Quick growing attractive native shrub. Pretty white spring flowers that appear before the foliage and small purple edible plums are good for fresh eating, and jams/jellies. Tolerant of salt and poor soils.

3-6 feet Sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Contender’ Peach

A vigorous and productive new peach for the north! Buds are hardier and blooms later, so more suitable for our climate. Flesh is bright yellow, sweet and juicy and ripens mid to late August. Good disease resistance. Self-fertile.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Alderman’ Plum

Blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring before the leaves. A popular and hardy fruit tree with tasty red fruit in late summer, great for eating fresh, for preserves and sauces. Good habit for a fruit tree. Needs well-drained soil and a pollinator.

15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Stanley’ Plum

Deep purple oval fruit with golden flesh.  Ripens in September and self-pollinating.

10-15 feet Sun 5
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Sungold’ Apricot

Bright, clear gold fruit hanging on tree until ripe. Flavor is mild and sweet. Delicious fresh out of hand and great in sauce or jam. Late variety.

10-15 feet Full sun 4
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Damson’ Plum

This tree bears consistently heavy crops of heirloom plums. Fruit is juicy and delightfully tangy.

18-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles PRUNUS ‘Elberta’ Peach

This spreading tree produces large, firm peaches ripening late August. Golden yellow blushed with red.

10-14 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles PYRUS ‘Bosc’ Pear

Semi-dwarf. This vigorous grower is also a vigorous producer with an exceptional crop of large, russeted fruit maturing in early October. ‘Bosc’s’ tender flesh and slightly grainy texture is perfect for fresh eating and for canning and preserves.

12-15 feet Full sun 5
Edibles PYRUS communis ‘Anjou’ (Espalier) Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Medium to large fruit. Smooth, thin, yellow-green skin. White, sweet flesh that stores well. Used for fresh eating.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Edibles PYRUS ‘Moonglow’ Dwarf European Pear

A heavy-bearing variety featuring fragrant white flowers in early-mid spring. Clay soil tolerant. Resistant to fireblight. Requires a pollinator such as Bartlett.

10-15 feet Full sun 5
Edibles PYRUS commmunis ‘Bartlett’ (Espalier) Pear

Beautiful, three-tiered French espaliered pear trees. Greenish-yellow skin. Ripens late August to early September. Flesh is sweet, juicy, firm, aromatic and fine textured.

as trained Sun 5
Edibles PYRUS ‘Ure’ Pear

A super hardy pear developed in Canada.  Juicy green-yellow 2” fruit ripens in mid-August. Pollinate with ‘Golden Spice’

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles PYRUS ‘Red Bartlett’ (Espalier) Pear

This big, deep red skinned Pear matures starting in late August and continuing into late September producing a fruit that is very sweet and juicy with a white flesh. ‘Red Bartlett’ is very productive and very easy to store for later use in baking projects and is one of the ideal Pears for canning. ‘Red […]

15-18 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Annual ROSMARINUS ‘Tuscan Blue’ Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Upright hedge of aromatic, needle-like evergreen foliage excellent in culinary and medicinal applications. Profuse clear blue flowers. Can be kept as a houseplant.

6 feet Sun 8
Edibles RUBUS idaeus ‘Boyne’ Red Raspberry

An extremely hardy early-season red raspberry from Canada that is vigorous, disease resistant and productive.

4-6 feet Sun 3
Edibles RUBUS idaeus ‘Fallgold’ Everbearing Raspberry

A deliciously sweet, rare self-fertile gold raspberry with the ability to produce two crops each season- late summer to fall harvest, and a second crop arrives the following late-spring/early summer on the same canes.

4 feet Full sun 4
Edibles SAMBUCUS nigra ‘Black Lace’ Black Elderberry

A form with delicate, lacy black foliage, similar in feel to Japanese maples. Large umbels of light pink flowers in June, followed in fall by edible blackish-red berries if a suitable pollinator is planted nearby. Does well in moist sites. Prune hard for best foliage effect.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles SAMBUCUS nigra ‘Instant Karma’ Variegated Elderberry

Crisp green and white variegated foliage with large, lacy white flowers in early summer. Berries will follow if a pollinator like S. ‘Black Lace’ is present.  A Proven Winners intro. Deer/rabbit resistant.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles SAMBUCUS racemosa ‘Lemony Lace’ Golden Elderberry

A Proven Winners intro with very dissected gold foliage tinted red in the spring.  Mounded habit. White spring flowers produce red fruit in fall, if the same species of plant is nearby for pollination.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Edibles VACCINIIUM corymbosum ‘Chandler’ Highbush Blueberry

Extremely large berries ripen mid to late season over a prolonged period, up to six weeks. For best fruiting, plant with other Northern Highbush varieties such as ‘Bluecrop’. Burgundy to orange Fall foliage color. Some reports of hardiness to zone 4.

5-6 feet Sun 5
Edibles VACCINIUM angustifolium ‘Brunswick’ Low Bush Blueberry

A selection of our native blueberry. Makes an interesting ground cover in the garden with tasty fruit in mid-to-late summer and lovely red fall color. Tolerates poor soil.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Jay’ Highbush Blueberry

Sizable, deep blue berries in August. Tolerates dry acidic, poor soils and partial shade while yielding an impressive crop.

6-7 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’ Highbush Blueberry

Early to midseason fruit with excellent flavor.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ Highbush Blueberry

Midseason, hardier and more drought-tolerant than most. Good producer.

6-8 feet Full sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ Highbush Blueberry

One of the first highbush blueberries to bloom and fruit.  Berries are medium-large and light blue.

6-8 feet Sun 5