Anne Yellow Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

Full Sun. everbearing, sweet yellow berries

Yellow raspberries have the same growth habit as reds.   Plant 1’-2’ apart in row; will fill in row with suckers in a year or two.  All raspberries dislike soggy roots; raised beds are a good strategy for the heavy clay soils in this region. Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Juneberry)

Amelanchier × grandiflora

Full Sun to Part Shade. Beautiful and productive shrub 15′-20′ tall 3/8″ berries

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Natchez Thornless Blackberry

(Rubus fruticosus)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Sweet, Early Variety, Semi-Erect

Semi-erect, but best grown on a trellis.  One of the largest fruited blackberries available, good sweetness and small seed size (for a blackberry). Early season, about 2 weeks earlier than Triple Crown.  Blackberries do well in almost any soil in our region.   Space 3’ apart in row.  Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry

(Rubus fruticosus)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Sweet, Trailing type, extremely vigorous

Trailing type, needs trellis. Our most productive (per plant) of the sweet thornless types. Large berries, fast growth, smaller seeds.   Blackberries will tip root and give you many more plants if you fail to tie them to the trellis.  Canes can grow 10’ or more but best to tip them at 4′-7′.   Blooms very late so avoids the occasional freezes that can hurt the blossoms of earlier blackberries.  Blackberries do well in almost any soil in our region.  Mid to late-season ripening.   Space 5’ apart in row.  Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Niwot Black Raspberry

(Rubus occidentalus)

Full Sun to Part Shade. mild flavor, huge berries, everbearing, vigorous grower

Produces a crop on last year’s canes at the same time as ‘Jewel’, and then another crop late summer on its current spring growth (like the everbearing or fall bearing red raspberries). Vines are very vigorous and productive, but the flavor is milder (read: less flavorful) than most black raspberries. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Royalty Purple Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

Full Sun. Vigorous, very productive, very large berries with good flavor, late summer bearing.

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Autumn Bliss Red Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

Full Sun. everbearing, earlier season fall crop

Early season production, it is an “everbearing” type.  ‘Autumn Bliss’ has somewhat sturdier canes and does not need a trellis.   Plant 1’-2’ apart in row; will fill in row with suckers in a year or two.  All raspberries dislike soggy roots; raised beds are a good strategy for the heavy clay soils in this region. Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Caroline Red Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

Full Sun. everbearing, disease resistant

Very vigorous, one of the best-flavored “everbearing” types: will crop early summer and again in the fall if only the dead (second year) shoots are selectively pruned out every winter. Most market growers (including us) mow down the entire plant every winter, resulting in a heavier crop of high quality berries in the fall only. Has good resistance to root rot diseases, but still needs a raised bed to thrive in our heavy clay.  Tolerant to grey mold. Caroline has shown exceptionally high antioxidant levels compared to other red raspberries.  Plant 1’-2’ apart in row; will fill in row with suckers in a year or two.  Does not need trellising.  Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Joan J Thornless Red Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

Full Sun. thornless! Everbearing

Thornless, stout canes produce very large sweet berries. It is a primocane or “everbearing” type: will crop early summer and again in the fall if only the dead (second year) shoots are selectively pruned out every winter. Most market growers (including us) mow down the entire plant every winter, resulting in a heavier crop of high quality berries in the fall only. Red raspberries require a raised bed to thrive in our heavy clay.  Plant 1’-2’ apart in row; will fill in row with suckers in a year or two.  Does not need trellising.  Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Chicago Hardy Hardy Fig

(Ficus carica)

Full to Part Sun. Fruits on current year’s growth, purple-skinned fruit

We have been successfully growing figs in USDA Hardiness zone 5/6 for the past five years. Each year the figs die back almost to the ground but then come back up ready to go in late spring each year (sometimes as late as the end of May – don’t give up on them!).  We have chosen varieties which yield two crops a year and therefore fruit on their first year’s growth.  In some years when winter has stuck around late, the figs have been slow to bud out and the big crops they set failed to ripen before fall frosts.  But getting fresh figs to feast on 2 out of 3 years is totally worth the few off years!  In addition, they are gorgeous landscape plants with their large lobular leaves.  Our plants reach around 8’ in height each year starting from the ground and form multi-stemmed bushes.  Fig leaves can be used to wrap meat and fish before grilling or broiling to impart a coconut-like flavor to the meat!  Though the plants are very drought-hardy, we have found that watering well during dry times helps the fig crop to ripen more consistently (it seems the plant will abort its crop to cope with drought).  Best in full sun, but can take half-day’s shade no problem.  Best in a location protected from the North and West (where winter winds come from).  Figs do not need a pollinator.  Space 5’-8’ apart in row. 

 Produces medium-sized purple-skinned fruits with bright pink/red flesh.  Has a sweet, peach-like flavor when fully ripe.   Originated in Chicago, attesting to its hardiness!  . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Bob Gordon American Elderberry

Full Sun to Part Shade. High Yielding, larger improved fruit quality, wet-loving, plant two varieties for pollination

Newer improved variety, very similar to ‘Wyldewood.’  High Yields and superior fruit quality.  Elderberries are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses, having both antibacterial and antiviral properties, immune boosting properties, and loads of vitamin C.  Needs another American Elderberry for pollination, such as ‘Wyldewood.’  Prefers full sun but can take some shade.  Flexible on soil requirements but thrives in moist, fertile soils.  Height and width about 8′. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Vern’s Brown Turkey Hardy Fig

(Ficus carica)

Full to Part Sun. Fruits on current year’s growth, gold-skinned fruit

Produces medium-sized golden -brown fruits with honey-colored flesh.  Very sweet!  This is a slightly improved strain of the well-known Brown Turkey.  Leaves are slightly more deep-cut than Chicago Hardy. . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Wyldewood American Elderberry

Full Sun to Part Shade. High Yielding, larger improved fruit quality, wet-loving, plant two varieties for pollination

Newer improved variety.  High Yields and superior fruit quality.  Elderberries are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses, having both antibacterial and antiviral properties, immune boosting properties, and loads of vitamin C.  Needs another American Elderberry for pollination, such as ‘Bob Gordon.’  Prefers full sun but can take some shade.  Flexible on soil requirements but thrives in moist, fertile soils.  Height and width about 8′. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Mac Black Black Raspberry

(Rubus occidentalus)

Full Sun to Part Shade. sweet wild flavor, huge berries, late season

Late season.  Very similar to Jewel; large and copious berries, resistant to anthracnose, but later ripening to extend the black raspberry season by about 2 weeks.   Space 2.5’ apart in row.  Needs well drained soil or raised bed. Self fertile. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Pink Hip Rose

(Rosa rugosa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Large single pink flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1″ diameter

Extremely low-care species rose bush that is a breath of fresh air from all the hyper-bred neon-colored roses in most landscapes today.  Spines are bristly rather than hooked so they won’t “reach out and grab you”.  Large single pink flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1″ diameter. Super rich in Vitamin C.  Takes up to half-day shade just fine. Spread aggressively through root suckers.  Stock originally from Hidden Springs Nursery.  Size up to about 5′ tall x 4-5′ wide.  Zones 3-8 . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.