Since starting Brambleberry Farm in 2003 we have raised a multitude of fruit and berry plants to fruition with only organic practices. We selectively plant out only disease-resistant cultivars and species to boost our chances at overcoming many disease and pest pressures in our humid Midwest climate. What we offer for sale are mostly the plants we’ve had on-the-ground success with, but also some that are not bearing yet but have good potential to be grown successfully without the use of synthetic sprays.
As ecological farmers, we feel very strongly about the importance of living soils . We grow our plants in potting mix containing a high volume of live compost , peat moss, pine bark nuggets, composted chicken manure and alfalfa meal. We believe that these plants are much healthier, happier, and less prone to insect, disease, and drought pressures as a result of their living soil. In addition, they will inoculate your own soils wherever you plant them with beneficial microorganisms and fungi!
Newly grafted fruit trees, seedlings, and hardwood cuttings
We keep regular hours during the months of April through June: open 9-5 Saturdays, and 9-5 “Call Ahead” hours on weekdays. “Call Ahead” hours means that we are open for business, but occasionally are away from the farm, so you should
call us before you come just in case we’re out running errands. During the months of July-October we usually have call ahead hours as well, see our Facebook page for updates. We are also willing to make appointments outside of these hours if necessary, please either message us, call us or email us to schedule an appointment. We can make appointments any day of the week (except Sunday mornings).
How to Purchase Plants:
Come visit us at the farm! We do not ship plants and we do not take orders. We carry a very large selection of unique plants and varieties, each in relatively small quantity. This makes pre-ordering difficult—we prefer for customers to come browse in person. However many of our customers drive over an hour to reach us, so please don’t hesitate to message us, call us or email us to make sure we have what you’re looking for in stock or to schedule an appointment if you can’t make it on a regular open hours day.
Exceptions to the no shipping rule: in season we will ship scionwood, comfrey root cuttings, and tubers such as sunchokes.
We DO NOT SHIP plants. We can arrange door-to-door delivery for large orders. Delivery fees for door-to-door service are 35¢/mile plus $20/hour. So for example, a delivery to Louisville, which is an hour’s drive for us and about 50 miles away, would cost $35 for gas and $50 for labor (2 hours on the road and 1/2 an hour to find the place and unload, etc.). This could be worth your while if you are interested in a personal consultation for your landscape or garden. See our consulting fees. For plant orders over $600, we can deliver for no charge to areas within one hour’s drive of us. You also save via quantity discounts this way. Go together with friends or neighbors on a group order and save!
The State of Indiana requires us to add sales tax (unless we are delivering to you out of state)! Prices do not include tax.
Everything except grafted trees: Quart pots $7.00; one gallon pots* $14.00; two gallon pots* $24.00
Grafted varieties: one gallon* $18.00, two gallon pots* $30.00, 3-5 gallon pots $38
*size designations are nominal. We use “trade gallons” (which are slightly less than a gallon) as well as recycled pots that may vary in exact size.
Plants are RARELY available in all sizes listed at any given time. Quart pots and Gallon pots are most common. For example, the listing for serviceberries may say 3″ pots $3.50, quart pots $7, gallon pots $14. In the spring we may have 3″ pots available but no gallons. By that fall we would have quarts and gallons available but nothing in 3″ pots. This is also part of the reason we do not take pre-orders. Inventory is next to impossible to keep straight with plants.
Quantity discounts: 15% off $500-$999; 25% off over $1000.
If you have large project requiring dozens of plants for a more affordable price, contact us and we can possibly custom raise smaller plug-type stock for lower prices.
Quantity discounts apply to the total after any sale prices are taken off.
Scionwood and Cutting Stock
We have a decent selection of scionwood available for purchase from our grafted fruit trees. We also may have extra cutting stock from our berry pruning if you are interested in propagating your own plants. Please call or email for a list of what varieties are available at any given time. We’re happy to ship these propagation units at non-dormant times of the year, such as bud wood for summer bud grafting.
Scionwood is $2 per stick (approx 12”), minimum order 10 sticks. Priority mail shipping is $10 for up to 20 sticks, and $15 for up to 40 sticks.
The widest selection will be available starting around mid to late May. We also have a more limited selection that you can purchase anytime, including through the winter months. Since we offer potted plants, they may be successfully planted at any time of the year, unlike bare-root stock. We still recommend planting earlier summer and later fall, especially if you have hot, dry summers. If planting in the middle of the summer, potted nursery stock can still do very well but must be kept watered until established.
Most stock is young, current year rooted cuttings and grafted one-year rootstocks. Some that are left from last year will be one-year+ plants. Note that we will only sell plants which we feel are vigorous and very likely to succeed.
Since we do not ship plants, customers can see and select from the plants available to ensure that they receive a quality, viable plant. However, if you feel like a plant did not succeed due to an error on our part, please let us know and we are happy to work with you to come up with a fair solution. We will first offer replacement plants if they are available, and if not we will offer money back. We do not guarantee plants past the current year’s growing season – i.e. plants that die over the winter are not eligible for replacement.