2022 Guilford County 4-H Fall Plant Sale
All orders and payment due in the 4-H office by 12:00 on Wednesday, October 26th.

We accept payment by check or money order. You have 10 days (or the above deadline, whichever is first) for us to receive payment of your plants after ordering. After this time, we cannot guarantee your order. You will be notified via email when your payment is received.

Please make payable to "Guilford County" and mail to:
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County
Attn: Lauren
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, NC 27405

Plant pick-up will be:
November 3rd 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 4th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension office.
3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
We will send instructions closer to the pick-up date.

If you need to change your order, or have questions, contact Lauren at:

This plant sale is a fundraiser for Guilford County 4-H.  All plants are grown in a nursery in Georgia.  All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

If there is a particular variety of plant you are looking for, contact Lauren to see if it is available. lrallen@ncsu.edu or 336-641-2424

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Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Cost is $10 each.
At least two different varieties must be planted to ensure cross-pollination in order to produce fruit.
Premier - $10
Ripen early to mid season but usually earlier than other mid season varieties. Fruit are larger in size with excellent color, great flavor and a dry stem scar. Plant growth habit is upright and vigorous. Recommended for all applications but is especially recommended for hand picking. Suggested pollinators are Austin and Brightwell. Chilling requirement is 450 to 500 hours.
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Climax - $10
Early fruiting variety that requires 450 to 500 chilling hours maturing normally in the middle of June. Plants have upright growth habits with more of an open spreading crown than other varieties. Climax has been used for years in commercial, pick your own, and home settings. Berries are firm with excellent flavor, good color, and a very small stem scar. Suggested pollinators are Austin and Premier.
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Vernon - $10
Vernon is an early season rabbiteye blueberry released in 2004. The variety has good yields and excellent plant vigor. Vernon plants flower relatively late (7 days after Climax in South Georgia), yet ripen early (at the same time, or before Climax and Premier).The berries are large and have excellent firmness. Color and flavor are good, and dry scars contribute to good shelf life. is recommended where rabbiteye blueberries are grown successfully as an early ripening cultivar to replace Climax and/or Premier. The estimated chill requirement of the variety is 500 hours < 7 C (45 F). should be suitable for mechanical harvesting. The variety should be planted with other rabbiteye blueberries for cross pollination. Alapaha and Brightwell are recommended companion varieties. USPP 18,291.
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Brightwell  - $10
Fruit ripens in early to mid June through mid July. Plants have very vigorous and upright growing characteristics. Brightwell is one of the most reliable varieties for fruiting as well as having a harvest period of approximately 35 days making it an excellent choice for all planting applications. Berries have a medium size, excellent flavor, and a dry stem scar. Suggested pollinators are Alapaha, Austin, Powderblue, and Premier. Chilling requirements are 500 to 550 hours.
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Bunch Grapes
Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Self-Fertile. Cost is $10 each.
Concord  - $10
Fruit are medium in size, large clusters, round, bluish black color, green pulp, good flavor, and ripen mid to late season. Plants have vigorous growth habits and are very productive. Concord is the most popular variety of grapes and is often used in juices.
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Mars Seedless  - $10
Medium to large, compact clusters. Medium to large, sweet, juicy, seedless, slip-skin crimson fruit that turns deep blue when fully ripe. Mild foxy favor similar to Concord. Great for eating fresh, jam, jelly, wine and juice. Very productive. Among the most cold hardy of the seedless grapes. Ripens mid-September.
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Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Self-Fertile. Cost is $10 each.
Cowart  - $10
Self Fertile---Black; fruit are medium in size, ripen early to mid season, have very large clusters, excellent flavor, good quality, and a wet stem scar. Plants are very vigorous and disease resistant. 
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Triumph  - $10
Bronze; fruit are very large in size, good flavor, large clusters, good yields, dry stem scar, and ripen early. Plants have good vigor and disease resistance. Sugar Content 17%-18%. Uses: Fresh Market, Pick Your Own, and Home Use.
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Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Plants are self-fertile Cost is $10 each.
Heritage  - $10
Fruit are large in size, dark red, and very sweet. Plants have upright vigorous growth habits adapts well in most well drained soils.
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Fall Gold  - $10
Everbearing. Large to very large, conical, non-crumbling, extremely sweet, rather soft, golden berries. Excellent for fresh eating and processing. Vigorous, productive canes. Adaptable to a wide variety of soils. Hardy to -25 degrees F.
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Blackberries  - $10
Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Plants are self-fertile Cost is $10 each.
Apache - $10
(US Plant Patent 11,865) Fruit are very large in size, with very good flavor, and an average sugar content of 10-11%. Fruit ripen over about a five week period with very high yields. 
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Plants are sold in 3-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Cost is $15 each.
Bob Gordon - $15

Bob Gordon Elderberry plants are vigorous and productive. The shrub usually reaches a height of 8 feet. However, this cultivar can be cut to the ground after dormancy and fruit can be harvested in the following year on primocane (new growth) stems. The fruit of the Bob Gordon Elderberry is sweeter and larger than other cultivars . Yields are high, and plants appear to have some resistance to Japanese Beetles. They grow best in zones 4-8.

**Bob Gordon Elderberry needs to be planted near another elderberry to increase fruit yields. (Suggestions: Bob Gordon, Ranch, Wyldewood, Adams)

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Wyldewood  - $15

The Wyldewood Elderberry is a newer variety that is big on yield. Huge flower heads are a full 2” wider than existing varieties, producing foot-wide pompoms of blooms in June. The fruit ripens in late summer (about 2 weeks later than other elderberry varieties) Wyldewood elderberry is a very hearty plant and grows best in zones 4-9.

**These plants do need another elderberry variety planted near-by for pollination. (Bob Gordon or Ranch is recommended)

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Goji Berry
Plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Plants are self-fertile. Cost is $10 each.
Goji Berry  - $10
Bright orange-red berries ranging 1/2 to 1 inch long, berries have a slight sweet with mildly tangy flavor. Berries can be eaten fresh, made into juice, wine or herbal tea, or dried and enjoyed as a snack like that of raisins. Shrub will grow approximately 8-10 foot in full sun. Has no known pest or disease problems and is highly tolerance to drought once established.
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Fig Trees  - $10
1 gallon containers, self-fertile, $10 each
Brown Turkey
Fruit are medium to large in size, copper color skin, amber to pink color flesh, very good flavor, a closed eye, and very few seeds. Plants are very prolific, many times producing fruit twice a year. Brown Turkey is usually cold hardy as far north as climate zone 6 and they are self pollinating. Recommended for fresh eating, drying, canning, and preserves.
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Celeste  - $10
Fruit are small to medium in size, light brown to violet-brown skin, whitish pink color flesh, a closed eye, and very few seed. Plants produce in early summer , cold hardy through climate zone 6, and are self pollinating. Recommended for fresh eating, preserves, drying, and canning.
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Apple Trees
5 gallon containers, 4-5 feet tall, At least two varieties must be planted to ensure cross pollination, $25 each
Honey Crisp  - $25
Fruit is mottled red over yellow ground color with a very crisp flesh. Excellent eating and keeping apple. Annual bearer. Hardy in the extreme north. U.S. plant patent # 7197.
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Granny Smith   - $25
Large, waxy, green apple that is firm and bruise resistant. Crisp and juicy with white flesh. Superb eating and cooking qualities. Very vigorous and bears heavily annually and early. Self-fertile. Requires 500-600 hours of chilling. Hardy in zones 5-8.
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Pear Trees
5 gallon containers, 3-5 feet tall, $25 each, At least two varieties must be planted to ensure cross pollination.
Moonglow   - $25
Fruit are medium in size, yellow in color, white flesh, soft, excellent and ripen early. Mild Flavor with almost no grit cells., excellent for fresh use or canning. Trees have an upright growth and are blight resistant. Requires 700 hours chilling and hardy in Zones 5-8.
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Keiffer  - $25
Fruit large in size, golden yellow in color, white flesh, crunchy, sweet, and ripen mid-season. Trees have vigorous growth, are very hardy, blight resistant, and prolific. Self-fruitful. Requires 350 hours of chilling.
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5 gallon containers, 5-6 feet tall, Self-Fertile, $25 each, Self-Fertile, but planting two varieties is recommended for optimal pollination.
Blue Damson  - $25
European plum. Small round and blue fruit that are in clusters. Very tart green freestone flesh. Excellent for jams and jellies. Self-fruitful. Ripens from late August to late September. Requires 800 hours of chilling. Hardy to central Iowa Zone 5-8.
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Bruce  - $25
Bruce Plums are hardy trees perfect for your backyard. They are a Chickasaw x Japanese Cross that produce sweet and juicy plums. In late spring, white flowers emerge and mature into dark red fruits. With loads of late spring blooms, there is no chance of losing them due to a late spring frost. They are an early season plum, so you can expect to begin picking in June. The tree will reach a mature height of 12-15 feet.
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Pecan Trees
5-gallon container, 5-6 feet tall; $40 Must plant two varieties to ensure cross-pollination.
Elliott - $40
Round, thin shelled nut. Size compares to Stuart; 65 per lb.; 53% meat. One of the best tasting pecans. Highly resistant to scab. Pollinate with Desirable, Pawnee, or Oconee.
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Pawnee - $40
Large nut with soft shell. Excellent quality, good fields, ripens early and bears nuts at a young age. Trees are disease resistant and are good for high density planting. Hardy zones 7-9. Pollinates well with Elliott.
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Peach Trees
5-gallon container, 5-6 feet tall, self-fertile; $25
Elberta   - $25
Fruit are large in size, yellow with a red blush, yellow flesh, very juicy, good flavor, freestone, ripens late. Trees grow vigorous and compact and self fertile. Elberta is by far the most well known peach in the U.S. It is great for home and commercial use. Requires 800-950 hours of chilling.
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