2 – American Persimmon
2 – Magenta Crabapple
2 – Serviceberry
2 – Elderberry
Wholesale prices on this would be around $75+ with shipping & tax, retail around $135+
This package was picked out by my lovely wife Catie. She thought a Jelly and Jam package would be just what you would want for your property. Flowers and fruit! This package is best grown in a fantastic wide range of zones 4-8.
American Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
USDA 4-9 American Persimmon has an absolutely stunning flavor that is rich, deep, sweet and complex. A perfectly ripe persimmon can have a taste like caramel with hints of tangerine and heavy cream with a texture like rich custard. Ripens around Thanksgiving and in cold years, the trees are known to hold their fruit deep into the winter. Very hardy tree, adapts to a broad range of soils and conditions, can tolerate a lot of pressure from weeds and browse, drought and flood tolerant. There are both males and females (unknown when 1st and 2nd year seedlings), so you need at least a few trees to be guaranteed fruit. Bare root seedling 6″-12″.
Magenta Crabapple – Malus pumila x niedzwetzkyana and baccata
USDA 4-8 Beautiful spring flowers bring honeybees and other beneficial pollinators flocking to the area to feast on nectar and pollen. This hybrid crabapple has a large range from Canada down to southern Georgia and as far west as Colorado. Hardy and resilient, it produces small fruit 1/2″ diameter that are acidic and high in pectin. Mainly used for jellies and to add to low pectin jellies and preserves, but can be eaten raw when fully ripe. Adds beautiful color to jellies! Fantastic winter food source for birds and squirrels, beautiful ornamental that produces useful fruit and dense wood. Fruit is attractive to songbirds and upland game birds.
Bare root seedling 6″-12″.
Serviceberry – Amelanchier canadensis
USDA 4-8 Also known as Shadbush Serviceberry, Junebery, Currant-Tree, and Sugarplum. A great addition to any homestead or small farm. It’s a hardy plant that grows wild through much of it’s range so you know it is highly disease and insect resistant. You’ll have to fight the birds for these treats! Can grow quite large with a height up to 30′ tall and a spread of up to 20′. White blooms in spring give way to fruit very similar to blueberries that are about 1/3″ in diameter. In fall the leaves put on a great show with a range of colors from pinkish orange through the orange spectrum into red. Fruits are used in jams, jellies and pies. Delicious! Bare root seedlings 6″-12″.
Elderberry – Sambucus canadensis
USDA 4-9 The fantastic and venerable Elderberry that my family and many others swear by to keep colds and flu away. We make elderberry syrup and jelly and use daily during cold and flu season. Makes excellent wine either standalone or as a blend. Our kids love this as a jelly and especially as a pancake syrup if the jelly didn’t set right. Some of my favorite childhood memories were when we got the rare treat of Elderberry syrup on waffles. Bare root seedlings 6″-24″.