Earliblue Northern Highbush Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Full to Part Sun. Early season. plant two different varieties for pollination

early season.  One of the earliest varieties.  Med-large fruit.  Self-pollinating but produces better with another variety as a pollinator.  4-6′ tall.  Zones 5-7 . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Patriot Northern Highbush Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Full to Part Sun. Early season. plant two different varieties for pollination

early season.  Very large berries gradually decrease in size over a long harvest window.  Good storage qualities in the fridge.  Slower growing but still productive.  More tolerant of heavy soil than other varieties.  4-5′ tall. Zones 3a-7 . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Green Elf Northern Lowbush Blueberry

(Vaccinium pensylvaniacum)

Full to Part Sun. Plant two different varieties for pollination

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Phillips Highbush Cranberry

(Viburnum trilobum)

Full Sun to part shade. Ornamental native edible berry, also known as Cramp Bark. Self-fertile

An edible native Viburnum, also known as Cramp Bark for it’s muscle-relaxing medicinal properties.  Very pretty ornamental bush producing prolific umbels of white flowers, followed by showy clusters of edible but very tart, red berries.  Fast growing, 8-10′ tall, has nice fall color and interesting winter form.  ‘Phillips’ variety was selected by Elwyn Meader for better flavor and nice berry color.  Prefers a moist spot, but is adaptable.  Full Sun to Part Shade.  Self-fertile. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Polaris Northern Half-high Blueberry

Full to Part Sun. Early-mid season. 3′ tall, suitable for containers, plant two different varieties for pollination

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

St. Cloud Northern Half-High Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Full to Part Sun. Early season. plant two different varieties for pollination

Blueberries can be a challenge in our region’s heavy clay soils, though these soils are generally on the acidic side which blueberries need.  They will thrive with good site preparation and continued mulching; naturally acidic pine bark or pine needles are best, but hardwood chips/bark and sawdust will do.  Ideally, plant in slightly raised beds and amend the soil with generous peat moss, pine bark and alfalfa meal (or other nitrogen source); finishing with a good thick layer of pine bark mulch or pine needles.  Apart from their pickiness regarding soil conditions, blueberries are one of the best choices for practical edible landscaping; once established, they are a beautiful low maintenance bush with good fall color.  You may be fighting the birds for them, but if you plant them in front of a window you can at least think of them as a pretty bird feeder 🙂  Bird netting is an effective deterrent but you may still have chipmunks steal your fruit by scooting under the nets.  Our blueberries need at least 2 varieties for pollination.

early season.  One of the earliest varieties.  Med-large fruit with good flavor and high yields.  Needs another variety as a pollinator.  4′ tall.  Zones 3-7 . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Aurora Northern Highbush Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Full to Part Sun. Very late season. plant two different varieties for pollination

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Berkley Northern Highbush Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Full to Part Sun. mid-late season. plant two different varieties for pollination

mid-late season.  Very large, firm, mild tasting berries.  4-6′ tall.  Zones 4-7 . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

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.

McKenzie Aronia (black chokeberry)

(Aronia melanocarpa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Blueberry-sized fruit born in clusters, high antioxidants. Self-fertile, but may produce better with pollinator. 8′ tall

Medium-sized, attractive, native shrub with 3 season interest.  It is also a practical and prolific berry producer.  Aronias have gained fame recently as a super fruit due to their very high levels of antioxidants.  They are flavorful but astringent and not very sweet, so not super great to eat out of hand (although our picky toddlers loved them last summer).  However, they make a tasty addition to smoothies, jam, baked goods, etc.  The bushes are very productive and the blueberry-sized berries form in easy-to-pick clusters.  We have had some success harvesting with a blueberry rake, but prefer to just snip clusters; removing stems afterwards at the kitchen counter.  Berries are firm, so no worries about squishing as you pick, and they hold on the bush for a long time, so you can wait for the whole bush to ripen and pick all at once.  They are also not as plagued by birds as other berries, and are pest and disease free.  One of our favorites for edible landscaping.  Partial shade to full sun.  Self-fertile but may do better with a pollinator.  Zones 3-8. 

A seedling selection with improved vigor, large flower clusters, and good production.  8-12′ tall. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Seedling from ‘Nero’ Aronia (black chokeberry)

(Aronia melanocarpa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Blueberry-sized fruit born in clusters, high antioxidants. Self-fertile, but may produce better with pollinator. 4′ tall

Medium-sized, attractive, native shrub with 3 season interest.  It is also a practical and prolific berry producer.  Aronias have gained fame recently as a super fruit due to their very high levels of antioxidants.  They are flavorful but astringent and not very sweet, so not super great to eat out of hand (although our picky toddlers loved them last summer).  However, they make a tasty addition to smoothies, jam, baked goods, etc.  The bushes are very productive and the blueberry-sized berries form in easy-to-pick clusters.  We have had some success harvesting with a blueberry rake, but prefer to just snip clusters; removing stems afterwards at the kitchen counter.  Berries are firm, so no worries about squishing as you pick, and they hold on the bush for a long time, so you can wait for the whole bush to ripen and pick all at once.  They are also not as plagued by birds as other berries, and are pest and disease free.  One of our favorites for edible landscaping.  Partial shade to full sun.  Self-fertile but may do better with a pollinator.  Zones 3-8. 

Parent plant ‘Nero’ gets just 4′ high.  Ours is a little taller, but still only 5-6′.  Good fruit production. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Red Currant

(Ribes rubrum)

Full Sun to Part Shade. tart red pea sized berries, height to 4′, self fertile

Unknown variety, given to us by a friend, probably ‘Red Lake’ or ‘Cherry Red’.   We have found red currants to be slightly less vigorous than black currants or jostaberries.   They seem to have a little more trouble coping with the hot summer temperatures in our area, a good reason to give them some afternoon shade.   They are pretty little plants when the red berries are ripe, like strings of ruby pearls cascading down from everywhere on the plant.   Berries are very tart, with a mild fruity flavor and nearly no sweetness—great for edible garnishes, baked goods and jellies.   Plants are much shorter (3’ tall) than black currants.   Can take some shade.   Space 2’-3’ apart in row. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes hirtellium

Full Sun to Part Shade. Large Pink berries, fewer thorns, very vigorous, disease resistant, self fertile

Thorny bushes naturally deter deer; the refreshing, sweet-tart, crispy berries are definitely worth dealing with thorns!   These are the most productive berries in our gardens per square-foot of space and time invested in managing them.   We only offer varieties that are very sweet when ripe and have not shown powdery-mildew on their foliage.   Bushes are thorny and reach 5’x5’ if left unpruned.   Pruning can easily keep them 3’x3’. Self fertile. 

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3″ pots $3.50, 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.

Gloire des Sablons Pink Currant

(Ribes rubrum)

Full Sun to Part Shade. sweet-tart pea sized berries, height to 4′, self fertile

Unknown variety, given to us by a friend, probably ‘Red Lake’ or ‘Cherry Red’.   We have found red currants to be slightly less vigorous than black currants or jostaberries.   They seem to have a little more trouble coping with the hot summer temperatures in our area, a good reason to give them some afternoon shade.   They are pretty little plants when the red berries are ripe, like strings of ruby pearls cascading down from everywhere on the plant.   Berries are very tart, with a mild fruity flavor and nearly no sweetness—great for edible garnishes, baked goods and jellies.   Plants are much shorter (3’ tall) than black currants.   Can take some shade.   Space 2’-3’ apart in row. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3.50, 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.