2022 Edible Plant Sale

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It is time again to start ordering your fruit plants and trees. The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Caldwell County Center is now taking orders and will until sold out. Please know that the earlier you place your order the better chance we will be able to complete your request. Below is a description of what plants and trees will be available along with a link to the order form. As always, should you have any questions please contact the Caldwell Center at 828-757-1290 or sarah_christas@ncsu.edu.

View order form here or come by the Caldwell Center and pick one up. If you would like us to mail you a copy, please call the office at 828-757-1290. We also have tips and considerations to aid in choosing your plants.

BLUEBERRIES

Powderblue Mid-Late Medium Good flavor, very light color Long season, no cracking; highly productive; rabbiteye type; 1-gallon container

Climax

 

Early Med-Lg Very good flavor; medium color Upright; concentric ripening; medium color; rabbiteye type; 1-gallon container

Tifblue

 

Early-Mid Med-Lg Good flavor, light color Standard variety; productive; berries hold well; rabbiteye type; 1-gallon container

STRAWBERRIES

Varieties Type Season Comments
Chandler June bearing Early Great for fresh eating, jams, and freezing; vigorous grower
Eversweet Everbearing Late Large, sweet strawberries throughout spring, summer and fall. Especially tasty, bright-red cone-shaped berries can be enjoyed fresh or frozen
Ozark Beauty Everbearing Late

Fresh eating, canning, making strawberry jam or strawberry jelly, freezing

 

BLACKBERRIES

Varieties Type Season Comments
Triple Crown Trailing; thornless; floricane-fruiting Late Medium to large fruit with a distinct sweet flavor; long harvest season; vigorous grower; fruit does not store well.
Prime Ark 45 Erect; has thorns; primocane-fruiting; Late Firm, medium to large fruit that holds well; light harvest first fall; bears in either summer or fall depending on how plant is managed.
Natchez Erect; thornless; floricane-fruiting Early-Mid Very large, elongate fruit; good disease resistance.

MUSCADINES

Varieties Comments

Carlos

(bronze)

 

It is a bronze self-fertile and contains 16% sugar. The Carlos muscadine vine is very vigorous, yielding large amounts of quality, medium size fruit.

 

Noble

(black)

 

 

The Noble muscadine vine is a black self-fertile variety that produces medium size fruit with good quality and large clusters.

 

PAWPAW TREES

Varieties Fruit Characteristics Comments
All-in-One Produces large tropical custard-like fruit which begins to ripen in late summer and peaks in September and October. Pawpaw trees grow best in fertile, well drained, slightly acidic soil(pH 5.5-7). Plan to provide ample water to pawpaw trees, especially during the establishment year.

FIGS

Varieties Ripens Size Fruit Characteristics Comments
Brown Turkey July – Aug Small-Med Light coppery brown skin with amber pulp Productive plant; fruits on new growth; good fresh or canned
Celeste Mid July Small-Med Violet or light brown skin with strawberry pulp Ripens over a long period; good fresh, canned or preserved

RHUBARB

Varieties Ripens Characteristics Comments
Victoria Summer Large, tender stalks Vigorous, upright grower; some root rot resistance

View order form here.

Tips and consideration when choosing your plants.