Tuesday, February 14, 2012

4-H Fruit Plant Sale

The annual 4-H Fruit Plant Sale flyer is now available.
This year, we expand our fruit trees by adding plum and pear trees. Several varieties of heritage apples continue, along with the usual offerings of blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Most of our berries come in the form of bare roots, rather than potted in soil in containers. This allows the plants to be sold at a lower cost. One possible advantage to bare root plants is that the plants do not have to transition between soils and may       establish more quickly.                                               

However, we do have some varieties of blueberries and grapes in containers.
We continue with the asparagus and rhubarb, which did well last year.

Informational Links on growing fruits:

 Photograph provided by Erica Cornett