Our List of Bare-Root Small Fruits for 2013

Loch Ness
A thornless blackberry with large and very productive fruit. These berries offer a rich, gourmet sweet flavor. Very quick to establish and easy to grow.
Full sun. Zone 5-8.

Black Satin
This thornless, heat tolerant blackberry is a prolific producer of smooth, deliciously sweet, deep blue-black fruits. Small, soft pink flowers appear on second year, semi-erect and fast growing canes, yielding a reliable crop of large, juicy blackberries each season. Full Sun. Zones 5-8.

A large, sweet, aromatic fruit, that is known for it bright purple color, these berries can be eaten fresh from the bush or cooked into jams, jellies and desserts. Disease and pest resistant. Zone 5-8. Thorny.

Currant – Red
Cherry Red
This high yielding berry produces long strings of glistening red jewels, tart but sweet enough to eat fresh. Wonderful for canning. Pest-resistant. Fruits in late summer. Zone 3-7. 3-5’ tall and wide. Self-Pollinating. Full to part sun.

Currant – White
White Imperial
More translucent than white, with a golden blush like color when ripe. Very sweet! High in vitamin C. Attracts bee’s and butterflies. Self-Pollinating. 3-4’ high and wide. Full sun to part shade. Zone 3-8.

Autumn Bliss
Autumn Bliss raspberry plant is an early ripening raspberry with large, highly flavored fruit. Large fruit is an attractive dark red with mild flavor. This cultivar is one of the best and most reliable autumn fruiting varieties. Autumn Bliss has shown a strong annual consistency and resistance to foul weather and heat. Everbearing. Zone 3-8

Excellent for fresh market and the home gardener. Amity is good for fresh eating, freezing, and canning with its large firm berries. Amity is also aphid resistant. Do not place in heavy, clay soils. Amity is a week or so earlier than Heritage but does not bear quite as heavily. Excellent flavor. Everbearing. Zone 3-9

A superior red raspberry that keeps on bearing. A local favorite! Large firm berries with a robust fruity flavor from June through fall. Disease resistant. Everbearing. Hardy in zones 4-7

Crimson Cherry
Crimson Cherry Rhubarb’s attractive large crinkled lobed leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning dark green in color throughout the season. It features bold spikes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Very tender with no stringiness and offers full rich flavor, making it excellent for cooking and baking, and making jams and jellies. Jumbo sized crowns. Plant crowns in spring to where the top of the crown is at the soil line. Do not harvest any stalks your first year, allow it to grow for about two seasons until established. The following season, harvest leaf stalks for about 4 to 5 weeks and seasons thereafter, harvest period should last for about 8 weeks. Harvest stalks by wiggling near base then pulling upward. Do not use a knife as this will often result in decay of stem. At final harvest, mulch, water and fertilize well. Zone 2-9. Spacing 2-4’.

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