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If birds are bothering your orchard or garden, provide a bird bath. Birds often peck fruits and vegetables mostly to get water.
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FRUIT TREES

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Most of our stock is available in sizes easily shipped by mail, that is, under 1m.
This symbol indicates plants that are also available in sizes over 1m. The price is the same but you'll have to come and pick them up. This year some items are available only in sizes over 1m and these are marked. For Pick Up Only

Our Fall pick up date is October 12, 2019 between 8am and 4pm. Please see Specials or this map to Marlbank for directions.


MULBERRY

I am fond of houses & flowers, even vegetables & fruit trees. I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it. Gertrude Stein

Morus rubra
RED MULBERRY Z5/10m
The only mulberry native to Canada. Purple blackberry-like fruit is sweet, juicy and edible. Great for wildlife. Ornamental as well, its many limbs giving a dense shade.


PEARS

Pyrus ussuriensis
HARBIN PEAR Z2/6m
The hardiest species of pear known. From N.E. Manchuria. Resists fire-blight & ripens in a growing season of less than 150 days. Small green-yellow fruit is sometimes preserved. Excellent for livestock. The tree itself is indispensable in cold regions as a pollinator & rootstock. En masse it forms a flowering, fruiting, imprenetrable property screen or living fence line.

BOSC PEAR Z4/5m
A pair of uncertain origin claimed by both France and Belgium that has been a favourite since the early 1800s. Russet skin and sweet, crisp flesh. Harvest in September. A good keeper. Grafted on OhxF97 semi-dwarf rootstock.


CHERRY

Pyrus (Blossoms)Prunus tomentosa
MANCHU CHERRY Z2/1.8m
Decorative, edible, easy to grow. Planted as food hedges in North China. A reliable cold area producer with nice white flowers & currant-red fruit. Food for pies, jelly or jam or eating fresh. "The yield was so spectacular that we were forced to marvel" Farmstead Magazine.

Cornus mas
CORNELIAN CHERRY Z4/4m ‡
Can be grown as a bush or small tree with clean open leafage and bright red, edible fruit about the colour and size of ju-jubes. From West Asia and Central Europe where it appears often in folklore. Resists insects and pollution. Its soft-yellow flowers bloom before the leaves open: a welcome sight in early spring.


APPLE

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple.
Who can count the apples in a seed?
Stephen Covey - The Sun

WOLF RIVER Z3/5m
Appearing first in 1875 in Wisconsin, this cold hardy, disease resistant heritage apple is beloved for its large fruit often weighing in at 2 pounds. A good keeper prized by bakers. Grafted on B118 semi-dwarf rootstock.


KIWI

Actinidia kolomikka
VARIGATED KIWI Z3/3m
Ornamental Kiwi with green leaves fading to white and touched by pink. Edible grape sized fruit. Grows a vigorous vine that give interest to fences or vertical growth in a food forest. Our 3-pack includes two September Sun female plants and one Pascha male.


HASCAP

Lonicera caerulea
HASCAP Z2/1.5m
An edible member of the Honeysuckle family that bears blueberry-like fruit rich in anti-oxidants in early spring. Showy white flowers. Hardy to -40C. Our 3-pack includes two large-fruited Borealis and one humbler but still prolific Berry Blue as a polinator. Plants bear fruit in their third year.


PLUM

Prunus americana

Prunus americana
AMERICAN PLUM Z3/3.5m
Small, twiggy wild plum often forming thickets. Particularly lovely white, fragrant flower clusters precede leaves. Red to yellow fruit used in preserves. Plant as pollinators on the edge of your designated plum area or as hardy ornamentals.


eLDERBERRY

Sambucus canadensis
AMERICAN RED ELDERBERRY Z4/2m
Big, cheerful corymbs of lacy white flowers produce a multitude of red berries for jams or wine. Prefers sun but will tolerate partial shade. Reputed to ward off Dutch Elm disease when planted over the roots of native elms.

 


GRAPEs - available only in spring

Three hungry travelers with only one coin argued over what to eat. One wanted a sweet, another several sweets, the third was thirsty. A passing Sufi took their coin and bought grapes, satisfying them all.

Vitis var.
CANADICE RED Z5
Red grape forming long clusters. Excellent for fresh eating and juicing. Ripens in mid August to September.

Vitis "Trollhuagen"
BLACK GRAPE Z4
Compact, medium-sized clusters of dark blue table grapes. REquies moderate moisture, full sun. Ripens early August.

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