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Contact: Sean Dembrosky607-342-4953 | seandembrosky@gmail.com
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Please Note: Edible Acres is first and foremost a homestead, research space, and demonstration site. We pride ourselves in providing high quality plant stock to the public, but please be aware there may be small inconsitencies in what is available on this list and what is available on-site. Please call or email with specific requests or to set up a time to come see what we have and bring home some amazing plants! Thanks!
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Tree and bush stock (general pricing)
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Bare roots - $10 for most 1st year ($15 each for improved and cultivar types) $15 for 2nd year plants in general
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Potted - $15 - $18 each - discounts available for larger orders depending on mix of trees
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SeabuckthornMega-hardy nitrogren fixing superfood plant! Resists animal damage with its tough bark and spiky branches, this shrub will be loaded with golden to sunset orange fruits that range in flavor from tangerine to grapefruit and are brimming with nutritional goodness. (Will be availble spring 2018 for local sales!)
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Apricot - 'Briana'Amazing seedling Apricot. We've been growing two since 2009 (wish we had planted more!) and each year they make hundreds and hundreds of small, insanely flavored Apricots. Ungrafted, super hardy, and you can grow your own from seed saved from your trees. No deer or rabbit damage in all the years of growing them...
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Hazelnut - Improved large nutSelection grown out at Edible Acres to bearing age and nuts selected from largest bearing and earliest bearing shrub. Great flavor, up to 2-3 times larger than the wild nuts we have and have seen.
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White Oak - ImprovedGrown out from selected seed found in Ithaca by good friend and plant breeder Akiva Silver. This White Oak has huge acorns and the seedlings have been growing amazingly for us!
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American Persimmon Lovely cold hardy tree producing cherry tomato sized fruits rich in minerals and flavorhttp://www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/introsheets/persimmon.pdf-
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Paw PawTropical looking tree hardy to this region producing fist size and larger fruits that taste like a blend of mango, banana, strawberry, pear, etc. etc! Seedlings started from seeds at Cornell plantations research station. Stock represents huge diversity of quality cultivars.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina_triloba-
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Carpathian WalnutWalnut producing the standard 'English' walnut known to most people. Easy to crack, full of rich flavor. Ungrafted seedlings from Niagra County NYS source.http://www.arborday.org/treeguide/treeDetail.cfm?id=101-
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Improved WalnutsWe currently have 3 excellent improved cultivars of Black Walnut, Japanese Black Walnut and Heartnut available. Please enquire for details!
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Shagbark Hickory - ImprovedLarger nut than the wild types in the area. These nuts crack across the seam and can very often open into nearly perfect halves, like a tiny pecan but with MUCH more intense flavor!
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American PlumWild seedling type, can be used as rootstock to graft cultivars onto, or allowed to grow into a wild bush/tree loaded with fruit that may be delicious or more 'wild' flavor.
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Antonovka AppleOften used as a hardy standard rootstock, we're excited to be growing these out for their fruit! Very cold hardy, robust apples that make a large fruit for their type.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonovka
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Kousa DogwoodVery interesting and beautiful ornamental small tree. Produces incredibly strange looking, edible fruit in mid-fall that have a strange texture but very unique, almost tropical flavor. Great intersection of beautiful and snackworthy!http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j910
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AroniaSuckering shrub in the apple family (although you wouldn't guess it!) Well adapted to wet sites. Beautiful plant, gets loaded with jet black berries in the fall that have some of the highest concentrations of medicinal compounds in a fruit. Not a 'fresh fruit' winner, but excellent fruit/medicine combo planthttp://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Aronia+melanocarpa
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Curly willowAmazing willow type. Very vigorous, loves wet feet, and produces huge amounts of winding, twising, stunning branches of a soft grey color. Used in flower arrangements and other ornamental uses. Forms structurally sound, upright treehttp://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st577
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White PineSouthampton, MA forest source
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Black BirchSouthampton, MA forest source
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American ChestnutSourced from NYS orchards. Not guaranteed blight resistant by any means, but sourced from promising stock.
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Hybrid ChestnutLarge, rich flavored nut, fast growing, blight resistant. These are just getting started this year at our nursery.
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Chinese Chestnut
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American HazlenutWild type from various cold region sources. Incredibly hardy shrub, excellent for wildlife, as use in a windbreak, and even though nuts may be small, they are many, and are DELICIOUS!
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Sweet Fern
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Nanking CherryExcellent flavored more wild cherry. Bush form, flowers incredibly early (before forscythia in some years!). Prolific fruiting, comes true enough from seed, bushes loaded with small, delicious berries. Sour cherries have much higher nutrition and medicinal value than sweet cherries.
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Cornelian CherryBeautiful ornamental tree that has tremendous loads of small, tart, complex flavored fruits
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Bur Oak
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Mulberry
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Swamp White Oak
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Seedling Apricot
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Western Sand CherryBeautiful, small shrub producing large numbers of nice sized cherries. These plants only get 3-4' tall and make beautiful flowers and fall foliage. The fruit is quite tasty at the right time.
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Black LocustAmazing nitrogen fixing, high density rot resisting wood, excellent firewood, edible flower producing tree!
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Thornless Honey LocustSourced from a very productive tree in NYS, our Honey Locust trees grow very quickly and produce no thorns but huge pods.
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Blue False Indigo BushAmorpha Fruicticosa - Beautiful, multi-stemmed shrub reaching about 8' tall. Creates incredible orange/purple cone flowers that honey bees flip over. Nitrogen fixer, wet foot tolerant, shade tolerant, 100% deer hardy plant. Very useful!
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Perennial StockPotted plants $2-$12 depending on size of pot and plant, negotiable and discounts certainly apply for larger purchase. If you can arrange to visit the farm late winter/early spring or late fall/early winter there may be many of these plants available as bare root and at very reasonable prices, please inquire for details... Organized roughly by shortest to tallest...
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Hen and ChicksFun succulent hardy to our winters, a nice feature in a rock garden or a space where it is very well drained and sunny in the summer.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen_and_chicks
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SedumHardy succulent ground cover, excellent fit for super dry, rocky, sunny locations that need more life!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedum
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ThymeDrought tolerant, foot traffic tolerant, no animals mess with it, great flavor and medicine value, everyone should grow it!http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/t/thygar16.html
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WintergreenInteresting ground cover, evergreen, strongly flavorful with 'wintergreen' flavor, year round. Loves well drained acidic soils and is shade tolerant.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintergreen
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Cranberry - selected wild types and named cultivars (limited)This is the cranberry you know from Thanksgiving fame... People think they can only grow in bogs, not true. Our propagation area is in a normal, well drained garden bed and they grow very happily! Incorporate them as a ground cover in your perennial designs!
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Strawberry - June BearingWho needs more details! It's a nice quality variety saved from thoughtless mowing 6 years ago from Ithaca, now it's all over! Strong running habit, excellent flavor, mid-sized fruitUnknown cultivar, discovered in Ithaca, NY
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Strawberry - EverbearingOzark Beauty' is our main offering of strawberries well adapated to our growing region and producing small but very delicious strawberries the entire summer and into fall!
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Strawberry - "Intensity" Alpine typeExcellent, unique specimin strawberry from more of the 'wild' side of the family. This tall, running strawberry is a great candidate for the forest garden, and produces small but absolutely exquisite fruits.http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/188221/#b
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Arnica (European)Beautiful running ground cover to about 6" tall. Intense golden flowers, used to make oils to help with brusing and healing. We love it in the sunny spots to run and compete with weeds and grasses. Pretty aggressive, be careful with this one, runs like mint!
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ChivesSuper hardy onion flavor early in the season, great carefree perennial and partner to plants
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Chives - Curly-q top (chinese?)Chive/Garlic flavor with curly-q tops. Pretty, delicious, hardy.
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RampsBeautiful flavor in these early spring greens. Sweet onion with a spinach texture, very delicate. These are wild perennial plants that over harvested every year. Be responsible and grow your own patch to expand and enjoy, so the wild plants can enjoy the forests!
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Mint - 'Chocolate'Mint with a hint of chocolate flavor, loves wet places, can stand shade, amazing in tea, bees love the flowers and so do people, forms dense mats of itself, great under treeshttp://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/menpiperitachocolate.htm
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Mint - "Orange"Very interesting mint that produces a scent pretty much a 50/50 split between orange peel and lavendar. Hardy to our region, as vigorous as other mints we've seen, but incredbly unique scent
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Astragalus MembranecusPowerhouse medicinal with immune boosting support. Hardy perennial, fixes nitrogen in the soil, indicated as treatment component for Lyme disease. Everyone should grow this!http://bouldernaturallabs.com/healthlibrary/astragalus-membranaceus-herb-root-benefits.html
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Native/Wild LicoriceGlycyrrhiza Lepidota - Hardy, native licorice family plant. Fixes nitrogen, spreads by runners and creates a great, expanding, fertilizing understory in moist soils. We haven't tried the roots yet as a licorice type flavor, but the plant is beautiful and incredibly hardy!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycyrrhiza_lepidota
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Licorice Milk VetchAstragalus Glycyphyllos - Ground covering perennial vetch with thick, strong stalks and an ability to really cover some ground. This can be a nice N-fixing companion under new perennial woody plantings to cover ground quickly and provide fertility. Not known as a quality edible, but definitely a great support plant for other overstory members.https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Astragalus+glycyphyllos
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Sorrel - We have standard 'French' Sorrel which gets large but bolts, and a variety that never bolts!One of the first spring greens, with great sour tangy flavor. Wonderful raw, good in soups, etc. Very easy to dividehttp://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/sorcom64.html
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Walking Onion - Improved Hungarian selectionBeautiful perennial onion family plant (more like shallot), that 'walks' through the gardens making more of itself as it goes. Hardy, wonderful specemin, great flavor, rediculously easy to grow.http://www.egyptianwalkingonion.com/
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Welsh OnionWe used to grow a standard Welsh Onion but it had issues with vigor and hardiness... We found seed for a 'Japanese Negi' type from a friend and it has been incredible in how hardy, vigorous and healthy it has been! What we offer now is an Allium Fistulosum that is beautiful, hardy and can get quite large given enough space!https://pogogi.com/what-heck-are-negi-onions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_fistulosum
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Anise HyssopMember of the mint family with beautiful form, flowers and scent. All parts can be used in tea for a wonderfully sweet and licorice flavor, and can be used fresh in desserts and other dishes. Plus the bees love it!
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Monarda ( Bee Balm) - Didyma and FistulosaWonderful mint family plant. Strongly scented, edible, medicinal, lures in the most beautiful of hummingbirds and moths. As a mint it isn't as aggressive as others, and tends to just fill in in beautiful ways.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda
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Sea KaleRemarkable ancient perennial plant resembling kale family (although it's its own thing... crambe maritima). Edible roots, edible leaves, edible flowers. Stunning form, reliable, easy to propagate. Winner!http://www.perennials.com/plants/crambe-maritima.html
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Turkish RocketVery hardy, perennial, deep rooted plant with thick large leaves that can be steamed and eaten and young flower stalks that can be cooked and enjoyed like a brocolli raab. Deer resistant, excellent rhizome barrier and under appreciated ancient perennial vegetable.http://tcpermaculture.com/site/2014/02/12/permaculture-plants-turkish-rocket/
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Peruvian Purple PotatoDeep purple fingerling type potato that can perennialize in certain gardens. Excellent, unique potato worth growing and saving!http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-11-03/a-z/ct-food-1103-health-purple-spuds-20101103_1_health-benefits-potatoes-antioxidants
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Comfrey - Bocking 14Large leafed comfrey that shoots massive roots deep into the earth to bring up trace minerals and vitamins for the soil. Makes an excellent green manure crop. Does not run away or spread like mad as some people say... Unless you start rototilling or digging around it, then it starts to spread. We have patches that are 4 years old in the exact same spot. Wonderful plant to support you and other plants.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfrey
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Comfrey - Dwarf Running 'Hidcote Blue'A running version of comfrey (yikes!)... Only gets about a foot tall. Makes an insanely strong groundcover for orchards, vineyards, etc., incredible sources of nectar for bees all summer, amazing soil protection from erosion and drying. Very important to design appropriately with a running spreading comfrey! :)https://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/unique-plants/symphytum-hidcote-blue-comfrey
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RhubarbReliable, early, sour stalks from this strange but beautiful plant. Easy to grow, fun to watch, great look as well
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HorseradishGreat deep rooted hardy perennial. Be careful where you put it since it STAYS no matter how much you think you dug it up! Great as a barrier between perennial gardens and mowed lawns
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FukiAmazing ancient looking plant, loves the deep shade and wet zones, making an absolutely massive green leaf sometimes many feet across!!! Relative to our Coltsfoot but WAY bigger!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites_japonicus
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SkirretOld school perennial in the carrot family. Very adaptable, hardy perennial, great nectary plant for predatory creatures, excellent flavored carrot like rootlets, small but powerful flavor. Great speceminhttp://tcpermaculture.blogspot.com/2012/02/permaculture-plants-skirret.html
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Sweet CicelyPerennial member of the carrot family with beautiful, large, lacy fernlike leaves, tall stunning flowers and very interesting looking seed pods. All parts edible, with a sweet, almost musky licorice flavor. The roots used to be dug up for a childrens candy, the young seed pods taste almost exactly like the 'good and plenty' style licorice candy. A lot of fun for gardens with children around.http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/engl/Myrr_odo.html
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Raspberry - 'Taylor'Excellent quality large fruited summer bearing cane, very light thornienesshttp://www.millernurseries.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=30
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Raspberry - 'Caroline' Heavy yielding, running type, produces some in summer and a lot late fall. Excellent quality, very high nutrition content, and very productive.http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/raspberry-plants/caroline-red-raspberry
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Raspberry - 'Perfume'Delicate, complex, rich flavor, bears late in season, exceptional taste, moderate runnerUnknown cultivar discovered in Trumansburg, NY
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Raspberry - MANY MOREWe have a lot of varieties of raspberries at Edible Acres, and the list is growing every year. We'll have over 20 named varieties for the 2016 season, so please do enquire for details if you have specific interest in cultivar raspberry growing
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Black Cap Raspberry - wild and 'Jewel' and other named cultivarsGreat fruit for the mid summer. Wild canes highly productive with minimal care and even neglect! Can grow amazingly under Black Walnut influence. 'Jewel' cultivar noted for higher yields, larger fruit, and it ripens a bit later than the wild types, extending your enjoyment. We are also offering fall bearing black caps to provide delicous fruits well into October and November! Current types we grow (which can be made available to you) - Jewell, Niwot, Ohios Treasure
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Red CurrantUn-named selection with heavy, quality yields and compact, dense growth. Fruit stays ripe and delicious for a very long time on the cane. We also have Jonakeer Ver Tets, Rovada and Red Lake availablehttp://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ribes+rubrum
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Black CurrantJet black berries with incredibly complex flavor adorn this bush. Fruit has musky, tart, perfume tones and is incredibly nutrient dense. Shade tolerant crop. - Named cultivars available upon request... Ben Sarek, Minaj Smirouj, Crusader, Titania, Consort, Belaruskaja, Black Down, and more available if your interest is in specific varieiteshttp://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ribes+nigrum
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JostaberryGreat hybrid between black currant and gooseberry. Large, sweet fruit, incredible vigor and very little pest and disease pressure. Very exciting plant!
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Thimbleberry / Purple Flowing RaspberryBeautiful foliage and interesting tasting fruit on this thornless, native, hardy, shade tolerant plant. Creeps along to colonize your shadiest spots with amazing leaves and nice flowers, plus fruit!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_parviflorus
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Bronze FennelBeautiful perennial fennel making rich purple foliage that is sweet and licorice tasting, great for kids. The seeds are amazing.http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/foevulgarebronze.htm
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Valerian - 'Anthos'Sleep aid (tea from roots), biodynamic plant, beautiful smell from flowers, large clumping perennial, happy in wet places and some shade. Can spread a bit if seeds allowed to form, so cut back flower heads if you want it to stay put.http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X6581-050&show=&prodclass=Herb_and_Vegetable_Seeds&cart_id=111.100http://cityfoodgrowers.com.au/bd507.php
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Tall One' Indian Rice GrassPerennial, hardy grass grown for edible seeds. Small seeds best used for wildlife, but very interesting specime and very rugged.http://www.oikostreecrops.com/product.asp?strParents=0&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=565&strPageHistory=search&numSearchStartRecord=1
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Thornless BlackberryBeautiful massive caned blackberry with no thorns anywhere to be found. Smooth arching habit, huge huge fruit that is excellent when a little overripe. Easy to propagate, real winner.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sffca1ltVc8
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MarshmallowThe original source of 'marshmellows' from the roasted roots. Interesting plant, adapted to wet sunny places, massive roots, edible above ground parts as wellhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althaea_officinalis
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ElecampaneStunning, large, golden flowered plant liking sunny position. Roots make a great upper long support medicine, stored in honey it makes a delicious medicine. Very hardy plant, seems to really attract the beneficial insects.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elecampane
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Goji BerryStarted from seed, this fast growing shrub produced fresh fruit for us in it's second year in a greenhouse! Overwinters just fine in this region, in a greenhouse or just out in the garden with no protection. Produces both fruit and edible greens. Worthwhile plant to experiment growing out. There is a lot of genetic diversity in these seedlings, so fruit quality will vary, but all will make incredibly nutritious and worthwhile edible leaves.
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Elderberry - Wild and Limited Avail. CultivarsWonderful medicinal shrub that is very happy to live with wet feet. We're trialing a number of cultivars now and will have named offerings for the 2015 season, but have a ton of the wild elderberries that reliably grow in some very challengingly muck and wet conditions. Beautiful flowers, interesting foliage and dark fruit that makes powerful medicine, this plant has a lot going for it.
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Jerusalem Artichoke - 'Red Fuseau'Perennial Sunflower family plant with delicious tubers. You can harvest all winter from these, they get better the colder it gets! Great raw, fermented, cooked, however. Will be around when you need ithttp://www.oikostreecrops.com/store/product.asp?cookiecheck=yes&P_ID=667&PT_ID=80&strPageHistory=cat
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Jerusalem Artichoke - 'Stampede'Very tall and productive variety, with stalks getting up to 14-18 feet each year! Has showy flowers late in the season.
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Jerusalem Artichoke - 'Dwarf Blue Ray'Dwarfing variety to 6', very productive, produces flowers earlier than other sun chokes and makes white, nobby tubers in such abundance they almost heave out of the ground
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Giant Perennial SunflowerPerennial sunflower that grows to 8' or even taller given full sun. Beautifully productive with tons of little sunflowers all over, great as nectar source for bees. Powerful roots hold onto soil and strong/stiff stems persist through the winter. Some use walls of this super hard perennial as winter deer barriers. We plan to test that 2016!
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Miscanths - Giant Silver GrassNot edible, but powerhouse perennial grass with huge biomass potential... Excellent windbreak, wildlife refuge, biochar fuel potential, carbon source, very exciting plant. Doesn't run all over the place, slowly creeps outward.http://www.bluestem.ca/miscanthus-giganteus.htm
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Air Potato (climbing vine to 9'-15' tall)Georgeous vining yam family perennial. Believe it or not, this makes nice tasting little potatoes all over the vine in the late fall, tasting like a mix between okra and potato. Down below the soil grows an ever enlarging yam like tuber that can be harvested after a number of years. Really unique specimen.http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Dioscorea+batatas
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Grapes (concord and other seedless cultivars )Concrod grapes... incredibly vigorous, great flavor, beautiful plant. Need something to grow on, these could be a great addition to an old fence or wall you'd like to cover up with food! Also offering seedless varieties and other varieties, feel free to ask for specifics.
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Hardy Kiwi (a few female selections available as well as 'Meader' male)Lovely vine that makes delicious kiwis... Smaller than your standard kiwi, but no fuzz to cut off, and the flavor is out of this world! Hardy to our area, what a treat! Need males and females.
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