Fruit trees food plants catalogue 2012 by n7YOgrT


									       FROG HOLLOW                                        BEAUTY OF BATH
                                                          Very early dessert apple
                                                          Origin: England (1800's).

             NURSERY-                                     Ripens: Very early (Late December-Early January).
                                                          Description: One of the earliest apples, producing
                                                          heavy crops of small, yellow fruit flushed with red.

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                                                          The creamy flesh is sweet and sharp. Fruit tend to
                                                          drop from the tree when ripe.

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                                                          BELLE de BOSKOOP
                                                          Popular dual-purpose apple
                                                          Origin: Netherlands (1850’s).
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                                                          Ripens: Late-season (May-June).
                                                          Description: Large, dull red apple with heavy
                                                          russeting. Dense, white flesh is sharply flavoured,
 APPLES: DESSERT (fresh-eating)                           good for fresh eating and cooking. Holds shape well
                                                          when cooked.
                 & COOKERS
                                                         BLENHEIM ORANGE                NEW
Sold as bare-rooted trees on MM102 semi-dwarfing         Wonderful dual-purpose apple.
rootstock (to 3m). Available June-August or until sold Origin: 1700’s
out. All varieties $20.00ea.                             Ripens: Late-season (May-June)
Bulk special: Six (6) apples for $100.00 (save           Description: Famous old apple with orange-red
$20.00). Our choice of varieties:                        stripes. Very aromatic, coarse flesh.
1. Dessert apples Mix (6)
2. Dessert (4) and Cookers (2) Mix                       BLUE PERMAIN
                                                         Aromatic dessert apple
ADAMS PERMAIN                                            Origin: USA (1800's).
Hardy, productive dessert apple                          Ripens:
Origin: U.K. (1826)                                      Description: Attractive large apple with a blue
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                        bloom over yellow skin. Creamy flesh is sweet, soft
Description: Hardy and vigorous, bearing heavy           and aromatic with a good flavour. Hardy and
crops of distinctive fruit. Fruit are often conical and vigorous grower.
yellow, flushed orange-red with slight red stripes and
yellow lenticel dots. Flavour is excellent-rich, juicy   BRAMLEY’S SEEDLING
and aromatic. Tolerant of late spring frosts.            The classic English cooking apple
                                                         Origin: Nottinghamshire, England (1837).
ALEXANDER                                                Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Hardy, dual-purpose apple                                Description: Originating as a chance seedling, this
Origin: Russia (1817).                                   is the favourite cooking apple in the UK. Cooks to a
Ripens: Early/Mid season (February-March).                puree that is unsurpassed. Large, irregular apple,
Description: Vigorous, heavy-cropping variety with coloured green with a red blush. Stores well.
good eating and cooking qualities. Fruit are large
and green with strong red colouring on the sunny         CLEOPATRA
side. White flesh is firm, coarse and crisp.             Mid-season, dual-purpose apple
                                                         Origin: USA.
ALFRISTON                                                Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Large cooking apple, late season                         Description: Longish, rectangular apple with clear
Origin: Sussex, UK (1700's).                             yellow skin. Flesh is crisp with a sweet, mildly acid
Ripens: Late-season (May-June).                          flavour. High juice content. Good eating and cooking
Description: Large, greenish-yellow cooking apple qualities.
with sharp, acidic flavour. Acidity fades with age.
Cooks to a frothy puree with a light, pear-like flavour.
Late season. Excellent keeper.

Popular dessert apple                                         DOCTOR HOGG
Origin: Cornwall, UK (1800's).                                Very large cooking apple of fine flavour
Ripens: Late-season (May-June).                               Origin: Sussex, England (1880).
Description: Medium to large greenish, russeted               Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
apple with a bright red flush. Creamy flesh is                Description: Very large green cooking apple with
aromatic with excellent, sweet-sharp, spicy flavour.          distinctive longitudinal ribs. Excellent quality, cooking
Tree is very handsome, with an upright, compact               to an aromatic, fluffy puree. When eaten fresh, fruit
habit. Vigorous and hardy. Worth growing.                     has a sweet, slightly acidic flavour. Stores well.

COURT OF WICK                                                 DOUGHERTY             NEW
Juicy, sweet dessert apple                                    Late dessert apple
Origin: Somerset, UK (1790).                                  Origin:
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                             Ripens:
Description: Medium sized, golden apple flushed               Description: Late-fruiting, red dessert apple with
red with russet flecks. Sweet yellow flesh is crisp           fine flavor. Heavy cropping.
and juicy and intensely fruity in flavour. Good juicer.
Vigorous grower with heavy crops. Able to withstand           DUKE OF CLARENCE
strong, cold winds.                                           Sweet, mid-season dessert apple
COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN                                           Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Renowned English dessert apple                                Description: Elongated, greenish apple with dark
Origin: England (1850).                                       red stripes. Sweet, creamy flesh.
Ripens: Early/Mid season (February-March).
Description: One of the world's famous dessert                ESOPUS SPITZENBURG
apples, renowned for it's flavour. Flavour is complex         Popular dual-purpose American apple
and aromatic, with rich and spicy, honeyed                    Origin: New York, USA (Early 1800's).
characteristics.                                              Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
                                                              Description: One of the great American apple
CROFTON                                                       varieties, thought to be a favourite of Thomas
Popular late dessert apple                                    Jefferson. Fruit is brilliant red with yellow flecks
Origin:                                                       containing dense, aromatic yellow flesh, with a rich,
Ripens: Late-season (May-June)                                sharp flavour. Superb eating and cooking apple.
Description: Very popular and once widely grown
commercially throughout Australia, including           FENOUILLET GRIS
Tasmania. Round to slightly flattened, medium-sized Esteemed French dessert apple
apple. Red-blushed with a white, sweet flesh.          Origin: France (Early 1600's).
                                                       Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
DEMOCRAT                                               Description: Small apple with a striking
Very late dessert apple that keeps well                appearance, flushed dark red laced with grey russet.
Origin: Tasmania, Australia (1900's).                  Anise-scented, sweet, firm flesh. Valued in
Ripens: Very late (June-July).                         ornamental gardens.
Description: Tasmanian dessert apple renowned for
its late cropping and excellent keeping qualities.     FIVE CROWN or LONDON PIPPIN
Fruit is rounded and flushed with dark red. Flavour is Good all-purpose, late apple
sweet, juicy and crisp.                                Origin: Essex or Norfolk, UK (1500's).
                                                       Ripens: Very late (June-July).
DEVONSHIRE QUARRENDEN                                  Description: Distinctive apple with five crowns
Traditional early red dessert apple                    around the base of the fruit. A late, golden apple,
Origin: Devon, UK (1600's).                            with sweet, acidic, nutty flavour. Good for fresh
Ripens: Early (February).                              eating and cooking. Holds shape well when cooked.
Description: Very old English variety. Dark red,
early dessert apple with a sweet, tangy, strawberry    FRENCH CRAB
flavour and crisp white flesh. Great garden variety,   Well-flavoured cooking apple
best eaten fresh. Good juicer.                         Origin: France (1700's)

Ripens: Mid/Late (April-May).                         intense, crisp, sweet, aromatic flavour. Also used for
Description: Thought to be a parent of the well-      cider.
known Granny Smith. Coarse, firm flesh with a green
tinge. Cooks well with little juice and low acidity.  GRANNY SMITH
                                                      Popular Australian dual-purpose apple
FREYBERG                                              Origin: Ryde, Australia (1860's).
Aromatic, fresh-eating apple                          Ripens: Very late (June-July).
Origin: New Zealand (1934).                           Description: Well known Australian heritage apple.
Ripens: Late-season (May-June).                       Greenish-yellow fruit with firm, crisp and acidic flesh,
Description: Cross between Golden Delicious and       making a refeshing fresh-eating apple. Also popular
Cox's Orange Pippin. A small, golden-green apple      as a cooker. Stores well. Vigorous grower, with
(sometimes flushed red), with crisp, sweet flesh and heavy crops.
unique, aromatic flavour. Excellent fresh eating
apple. Hangs well on the tree and stores well.        GRAVENSTEIN
                                                      Renowned, early dual-purpose apple
FUJI                                                  Origin: Europe (1600's).
Popular late Asian dessert apple                      Ripens: Early (January-February).
Origin: Japan (1939).                                 Description: Prized early apple eaten fresh or used
Ripens: Very late (June-July).                        for cooking. Crisp, sweet, and juicy apple with
Description: Popular apple, widely grown in Japan melting flesh. Keeps shape when cooked, with a
and China. Medium to large, attractive fruit with     sweet, light taste. A strong-growing tree producing
orange-red flushed skin. Crisp and juicy flesh with a attractive, red and yellow striped apples.
sweet, honeyed flavour.
                                                      IRISH PEACH
GEEVESTON FANNY                                       Early dessert apple of fine flavour
Dual-purpose Tasmanian apple                          Origin: Ireland (1819).
Origin: Tasmania (around 1880).                       Ripens: Very early (Late December-February).
Ripens: Mid/Late (April-May).                         Description: One of the earliest apples, producing
Description: Medium-sized apple originating in        round, slightly flattened fruit, yellow in colour, striped
Geeveston, Tasmania. Red striped or blushed fruit     with red. Excellent eaten fresh, with fragrant, crisp
with sweet, crisp white flesh. Also cooks well.       and juicy flesh with a sweet-sharp flavour.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS                                              JAMES GRIEVE
High quality, popular, dual-purpose apple                     All purpose apple, good juicing variety
Origin: USA (Early 1900's).                                   Origin: Edinburgh, UK (1893).
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                             Ripens: Early/Mid season (February-March).
Description: Deservedly popular and well-known                Description: Valued, all purpose garden variety with
apple. Large, golden-yellow fruit with crisp and juicy,       crisp and juicy flesh. Acidity mellows with storage.
sweet, mild flavour. Best if left on the tree to fully        Also useful for juicing. Cooks well, with sweet, light
develop flavours. Cooks well to a sweet, light                flavour. Greenish-yellow fruit, striped with red.
flavoured puree.
                                                              JIM REILY          NEW
GOLDEN DELICIOUS: STARKSPUR             NEW                   Wonderfully flavoured dessert apple
Fine-flavoured dessert apple                                  Origin:
Origin: USA                                                   Ripens:
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                             Description: Similar in appearance to a Golden
Description: Dessert apple with excellent, aromatic           Delicious, this is a fantastic apple for fresh eating
flavor. Non-browning flesh.                                   with crisp and juicy flesh and a wonderful flavour.

GOLDEN HARVEY                                                 JONAGOLD
Excellent flavour, dessert and cider variety                  Popular dessert apple with fine eating qualities
Origin: UK (1600's).                                          Origin: New York, USA (1943)
Ripens: Mid/Late (April-May).                                 Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Description: One of the best tasting heritage                 Description: Popular dessert variety resulting from
apples. Small fruit, with a brown russet skin, and an         Golden Delicious x Jonathon parentage. Large bright

yellow fruit with red stripes. Creamy flesh is crisp
and aromatic with a rich, honeyed flavour. Also used        LAXTON’S SUPERB            NEW
for cooking. Vigorous and heavy cropping variety.           Hardy, heavy cropping dessert apple of excellent
Stores well. Triploid.                                      flavor
                                                            Origin: UK (1897)
KANDIL SINAP                                                Ripens: Mid-late (April-May).
Crisp and juicy dessert apple                               Description: Another wonderful apple with Cox’s
Origin: Russia (1800's).                                    Orange parentage. Later and larger than Cox’s,
Ripens: Mid-season.                                         heavier cropping and easier to grow, but with similar,
Description: Small, elongated green apple with a            excellent flavor.
pink blush. Sweet, crisp and juicy flesh, valued as a
luxury fruit in France the 1920's. Also cooks well.    LORD LAMBOURNE
                                                       Classic English dessert apple
KIDD’S ORANGE RED               NEW                    Origin: England (1907).
Sweet dessert apple                                    Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Origin:                                                Description: Very popular apple with juicy, sweet,
Ripens: Mid-late (April-May).                          aromatic flesh. Rounded shape with green skin
Description: Orange-red fruit with sweet white flesh. flushed with orange, often with slight russeting.
Regular heavy cropper.                                 Hardy variety that is highly recommended for the
                                                       home garden. One of our personal favourites.
KING DAVID           NEW
Richly flavored dessert apple                          McINTOSH
Origin:                                                Popular American dessert apple
Ripens: Mid-late (April-May).                          Origin: Ontario, Canada (1811).
Description: Dark red fruit is crisp, juicy and tasty. Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
The yellow flesh is very richly flavoured. Keeps well. Description: Popular and highly esteemed apple
                                                       with good eating qualities. Attractive, bright red
LADY IN THE SNOW                                       apples are covered with a silvery bloom. Flesh is
(=FAMEUSE or SNOW APPLE)                               crisp and white with a wonderful flavour.
Popular sweet and juicy dessert apple                       MUTSU
Origin: Canada (~1730).                                     (=CRISPIN)
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                           Large, late-maturing dessert apple
Description: Very popular and widely grown apple.           Origin: Japan (1930).
Deep red and pink flushed apple with snow white             Ripens: Late (May-June).
flesh. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a sweet,               Description: Popular garden and commercially
strawberry-like flavour. Also useful for cider. Heavy       grown apple. Fruit is large and greenish-yellow with
cropping, hardy and vigorous tree.                          a sweet, juicy flesh, similar to Golden Delicious (one
                                                            parent). Also used for juice, cider and cooking.
LADY SUDDERLY             NEW                               Vigorous tree bearing heavy crops.
Early and popular dual-purpose apple
Origin: England                                             PEASGOOD NONSUCH
Ripens: Early (January-February).                           Huge, dual-purpose apple with sweet, aromatic flesh
Description: Popular English garden apple also              Origin: England (1850)
widely grown commercially. Attractive frost-resistant       Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
blossom. Large, red and green fruit with creamy             Description: Huge yellow fruit with red striped skin.
flesh and good flavor. Also cooks well.                     Creamy flesh with sweet-sharp, aromatic flavour.
                                                            Also an excellent baking apple, cooking to a fine
LAXTON’S FORTUNE              NEW                           puree. Vigorous grower.
Dessert apple of excellent flavor
Origin: UK (1904).                                          PINE GOLD PIPPIN
Ripens:                                                     Well-flavoured dessert apple
Description: Cross of the Cox’s Orange Pippin,              Origin: England (1861).
sharing a similar, complex and aromatic flavor of the       Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
highest quality. Grows as a small, compact tree that        Description: Small russet apple with crisp, green,
crops at an early age.                                      aromatic flesh. Excellent flavour.
RED DELICIOUS                                                 ST EDMUND’S PIPPIN              NEW
Popular sweet and juicy dessert apple                         Well flavoured, dual-purpose apple
Origin: Iowa, USA (1870's).                                   Origin: UK (1870).
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                             Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Description: Very popular and widely grown variety            Description: Firm-fleshed, green-golden russet
bearing heavy crops of bright red, shiny apples with          apple. Juicy with a rich flavor and a good sweet/acid
sweet, slightly aromatic flavour. A favourite for fresh       balance.
eating. Also good for juicing. Has given rise to many
other well-known varieties.                                   STAYMANS WINESAP
REINETTE DOREE                                                Uniquely flavoured, late-maturing dessert apple
(=GOLDEN REINETTE)                                            Origin: Kansas, USA (1850).
Old European dual-purpose apple                               Ripens: Mid/Late (April-May).
Origin: Estonia, Europe (1600's).                             Description: Popular, late-maturing American apple
Ripens: Late season (May-June).                               with a distinctive, aromatic vinous (winesap) flavour.
Description: Orange-red flushed apple with some               Good storage qualities.
russet. Sweet and creamy, aromatic flesh, often with
a crumbling texture. Also valued as a cooker,          STONE PIPPIN
keeping its shape well and cooking to a stiff puree.   Heavy cropping, late dessert apple
Stores well.                                           Origin: Vermont, USA (1836).
                                                       Ripens: Late.
RIBSTON PIPPIN                                         Description: Large, late bearing green apple
Classic English dessert apple                          flushed with orange-pink. Esteemed sweet and juicy
Origin: Yorkshire, England (1707).                     flavour. Hardy and vigorous, often with heavy crops
Ripens: Early/Mid season (February-March).             that may require thinning.
Description: Well-flavoured, renowned dessert
apple with rich, aromatic flesh. Likely parent of the  STURMER PIPPIN
famous Cox's Orange Pippin. Fruit is dark orange       Late-cropping, aromatic, dual-purpose apple
with pronounced russeting.                             Origin: Suffolk, England (1831).
                                                       Ripens: Very late (June-July).
ROME BEAUTY                                            Description: Excellent home garden variety, valued
Late-maturing, dual-purpose apple                      both for flavour and it's extremely late cropping,
Origin: Ohio, USA.                                     extending well into winter when most varieties have
Ripens: Late (May-June).                               long finished. The dense yellow flesh is very acidic
Description: Attractive yellow apple with pink and     and has a unique, aromatic flavour. Wonderful for
red stripes. Juicy, crisp white flesh, sweetening with fresh eating, cider and cooking.
age. Good dessert, cooker and keeper. Also used for
cider.                                                 SWEETMAN
                                                       Heavy cropping, sweet dessert apple
SAINT LAWRENCE                                         Origin: Unknown.
Richly coloured early dessert apple                    Ripens: Early (January-February).
Origin: Canada (1835).                                 Description: Produces huge crops of small, yellow
Ripens: Early/Mid season (February-March).             apples with very sweet, distinctly honey-flavoured
Description: Attractive, red striped apple with a      flesh.
sweet, crisp, melting flesh, similar in flavour to
                                                       TASMAN PRIDE / BUTTERS EARLY RED
McIntosh. Vigorous, spreading trees, bearing heavy
                                                       Long-keeping, mid/late dessert apple
                                                       Origin: Tasmania
                                                       Ripens: Mid/Late season (April-May).
                                                       Description: Long-keeping, red apple that shines
Sweet red dessert apple
                                                       nicely. Crisp, sweet and juicy, creamy flesh with a
Origin: UK (1800's).
                                                       lovely honeyed flavour.
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
Description: Attractive apple with a striking scarlet  VISTA BELLA
flush. Deep cream flesh is crisp and juicy with a      High quality, very early dessert apple
sweet, distinctive flavour. Vigorous grower.           Origin: New Jersey, USA (1950's).
Ripens: Very early (Late December-Early January).             PURPLE CRAB             NEW
Description: One of the earliest of all apples with           Attractive crab apple with dark foliage and fruit
perfumed, crisp and juicy flesh. Medium-sized fruit is        Origin: unknown.
yellow-green, flushed with scarlet. Stores poorly.            Ripens:
                                                              Description: Attractive tree with rich, dark purple
WORCESTER PERMAIN                                             foliage and deep pink flowers. Bears heavy crops of
Late, intensely-flavoured dessert apple                       dark reddish-purple fruit. Highly esteemed locally for
Origin: Worcester, UK (1870's).                               the production of richly coloured and well-flavoured
Ripens: Early (January-February).                             crab apple champagne and jelly.
Description: Popular, bright red, well-flavoured
apple with a sweet, intense strawberry-like flavour
and firm, juicy white flesh. Also good for juicing.                   APPLES: CIDER APPLES
Upright habit, bearing heavy crops late in the
                                                              The following varieties produce premium quality
season. Tolerates late frosts. Tree is highly
ornamental in blossom.                                        cider. Many other varieties can be used to make
                                                              good, general-purpose cider. All varieties $20.00ea

Crab apples are greatly valued both for their
                                                              Full-flavoured, vintage quality cider apple
ornamental qualities in the garden, being highly              Origin: Somerset, UK.
attractive in flower and when fruiting, and also for          Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).
                                                              Description: Small, spreading tree bearing heavy
their use in the production of delicious preserves and
                                                              crops of small, greenish-yellow fruit, flushed with
drinks. All varieties $20.00ea                                red. Fruit drops from the tree when ripe. Flesh is
                                                              sweet and astringent, producing a full-bodied cider
GORGEOUS              NEW                                     of vintage quality.
Attractive, red-fruited crab apple
Origin: NZ                                                    GOLDEN HARVEY
Ripens: Late-season (May-June).                               Excellent flavour, dessert and cider variety
Description: Very attractive tree with white flowers          Origin: UK (1600's).
followed by heavy crops of bright red fruit that can          Ripens: Mid/Late (April-May).
be left to hang late on the tree. Good for crab apple         Description: One of the best tasting heritage
jelly.                                                        apples. Small fruit, with a brown russet skin, and an
                                                              intense, crisp, sweet, aromatic flavour. Also used for
GOLDEN HORNET                                                 cider.
Attractive crab apple with golden fruit
Origin: UK                                                    IMPROVED FOXWHELP
Ripens:                                                       Quality, vintage cider variety
Description: Crab apple producing masses of bright            Origin: UK (prior to 1920).
yellow fruit which hang well on the tree when ripe,           Ripens: Early/Mid season.
making this a very attractive tree. Also attractive in        Description: Brilliant red-streaked apple, producing
flower, with pink to white blossom. Commonly used             a strongly aromatic, well-flavoured cider. Tree is
as a pollinator or for cooking.                               productive and vigorous.

JOHN DOWNIE                                                   STOKE RED
Productive red crab apple used for jelly and juicing          Scented, vintage quality cider variety
Origin: England                                               Origin: Somerset, UK.
Ripens: Mid-season (March-April).                             Ripens: Late.
Description: Vigorous crab apple variety bearing              Description: Heavy cropping variety, bearing small-
heavy crops of small, conical, red-orange fruit.              medium red fruit. Produces sharp, astringent juice
Popular for jelly making and juicing, with a refreshing       and high quality cider with scented and fruity
flavour. Also good for cooking.                               characteristics. Good disease resistance.

STURMER PIPPIN                                                 disease resistance.
Late-cropping, aromatic, dual-purpose apple
Origin: Suffolk, England (1831).

                                                                  BERRIES, CURRANTS & FIGS:
Ripens: Very late (June-July).
Description: Excellent home garden variety, valued
both for flavour and it's extremely late cropping,
extending well into winter when most varieties have            BRAMBLEBERRIES: All brambleberries require a
long finished. The dense yellow flesh is very acidic           trellis or wire supports for the long canes. Harvest
and has a unique, aromatic flavour. Wonderful for              daily during the cropping season (Summer) as the
fresh eating, cider and cooking.                               fruit ripen rapidly. Prune out old canes after fruiting.
                                                               All varieties available bare-rooted $6.00ea
Renowned English cider variety                                 BOYSENBERRY
Origin: Somerset, UK.                                          Vigorous, rambling plant with thorny canes. Huge
Ripens: Late.                                                  crops of elongated red-black fruit. Flavour is rich and
Description: Bears heavy crops of medium-size                  sweet when picked fully ripe. Eaten fresh, frozen
yellow fruit, flushed with red. Fruit tends to fall from       and made into preserves (jams, jellies, cordials and
the tree when ripe. Produces sweet-bittersweet cider           syrups). Mid-season.
of good aroma and flavour, highly regarded in
Europe. Tree is vigorous and upright in habit.                 MARIONBERRY             NEW
                                                               Vigorous brambleberry with thorny canes. Bears
                                                               heavy crops of medium to large shiny black fruits
                                                               with a sweet and rich, aromatic flavour, with hints of
                   CHERRIES:                                   wild blackberry. Higher yields and a longer cropping
                                                               season than the Boysenberry. Mid-season.
Sold as bare-rooted trees on Colt semi-dwarfing
rootstock (to 4m). Available June-August or until sold THORNLESS BLACKBERRY ‘WALDO’ NEW
out. All varieties $20.00ea.                             Compact growth habit with densely branched, short
                                                         canes. Thornless, smooth canes. Productive and
LAPIN                                                    hardy, bearing crops of glossy black, delicious, richly
Sweet Cherry. Very popular fresh-eating commercial flavoured fruits. Mid season.
variety. Large, dark red fruit of excellent eating
quality, with a sweet, rich flavour. Heavy producer.     THORNLESS TAYBERRY                 NEW
Resists late frosts and fruit-splitting due to wet       Loganberry x black raspberry cross. Thorn-free
weather. Self-fertile.                                   canes on highly vigorous plants. Juicy, conical,
                                                         reddish-purple fruits have a rich and aromatic, tart
STELLA                                                   flavor. Excellent for preserves. Huge yields.
Sweet Cherry. Ideal home orchard variety and the         …………………………………………………………….
first of the self-fertile sweet cherry varieties. Also a
great pollinator for other varieties. Large, dark red    CHILEAN GUAVA (Myrtus ugni)
fruit is sweet and juicy, with a rich flavour. Eaten     Perennial shrub to 1.5m with dense, compact
fresh. Vigorous and productive tree. Moderate crack foliage. Resembling an English Box, it is ideal for
resistance.                                              hedging. Pale-pink bell flowers are followed by
                                                         clusters of small dark red, aromatic, sweet fruit in
                                                         autumn. Fruit are eaten fresh, or used in cooking or
                                                         preserves. Productive and hardy.
                                                         Available potted $5.00ea
Sold as bare-rooted trees on Quince rootstock (to        …………………………………………………………….
3m). Available June-August or until sold out. All
varieties $20.00ea.                                      STRAWBERRIES: The most popular of all the berry
                                                         fruits and easily grown in the home garden. Highly
BEURRE HARDY                                             productive plants, bearing juicy, sweet red fruits.
Excellent fresh-eating pear with medium to large fruit
with a greenish-yellow, russet skin. Flesh is very       ALPINE STRAWBERRY (Fragaria vesca): Runner-
sweet and juicy. Hardy, productive variety with good less, bushy plants bearing heavy crops of small, red,
intensely flavoured and aromatic fruits. A true              FIGS:
gourmet and tasty delight. Best eaten fresh, baked,
or used in preserves. Improved, named varieties
available. Crops over a very long period.                BROWN TURKEY: Early variety. Large fruit with
                                                         dark brown skin flushed with yellow. Juicy pink flesh
ALEXANDRIA: Dark red fruits, with very sweet flavor      with a sweet, sugary flavour. Hardy and crops well
and rich, wild strawberry taste.                         with an extended harvest period. Tolerates dry
FOUR SEASONS: Aromatic and intense tasting red fruit. conditions.
YELLOW WONDER: Bears creamy yellow-white fruits          BLACK GENOA: Large, purple-skinned variety with
up to an inch long. Aromatic, with a surprisingly rich, dark red, rich, very sweet flesh. Productive and
delicious flavour. Pale fruit are not bothered by birds. vigorous. Excellent variety for cool climates. Used
Available bare-rooted $4.00ea                            fresh and for jam.
                                                         WHITE ADRIATIC: Light-coloured to purple-blushed
STRAWBERRY ‘CAMBRIDGE RIVAL’ (Fragaria x                 fruit. Large leaves. Sweet, jelly-like red flesh.
ananassa): Old English heirloom variety. One of the      Available potted (super tubes) $10.00ea
most highly regarded of all varieties for flavour.
Crimson fruit is sweet and rich with 'true' strawberry
flavour. Productive, early bearing and hardy.                           TABLE GRAPES:
(certified, virus-free plants).
Bare-rooted runners, 10 for $7.00                            SULTANA (THOMPSON SEEDLESS)
                                                             Most popular white table grape. Small, green,
STRAWBERRY ‘KIEWA’ (Fragaria x ananassa)                     seedless fruit has excellent flavour. Also main variety
Australian-bred variety with outstanding flavor, large       for dried fruit (sultanas). Early ripening. Moderately
fruit and high yields. (certified, virus-free plants).       vigorous vines, prefers hot, dry conditions.
Bare-rooted runners, 10 for $7.00                            Available bare-rooted $6.00ea

JAM STRAWBERRY (Fragaria x ananassa): An old,
un-named variety passed on to us by a local farmer
that has traditionally been used to make outstanding
jam. Flavour is rich and sweet.
Available bare-rooted $4.00ea
Bushy shrub bearing clusters of red-black, aromatic
fruit. Rich, tart and resinous flavour. Vitamin C-rich
fruit is eaten fresh or made into cordials, juice and
sauces. Available bare-rooted $6.00ea

Black Currant x Gooseberry cross. Fruit are similar
in appearance to Black Currants but are larger and
sweeter in flavour. Productive and hardy. Can be
eaten fresh, or used in cordials and sauces. Makes
wonderful fruit wine.
Available bare-rooted $6.00ea

Bushes bear dense bunches of bright red, glistening
fruit with a pleasant sweet-sour flavour. Ripens
earlier than Black Currants. Protect from birds while
fruiting or grow under cages. Used in preserves.
Makes excellent jelly.
Available bare-rooted $6.00ea
                                                           fruit (eg tomatoes). An excellent forage crop for
                                                           poultry. The mucilaginous root is also highly
TUBERS, ROOTS & OTHER FOOD                                 regarded by herbalists for its medicinal use.
                                                           Sold as root divisions, $5.00ea
                                                        ELEPHANT GARLIC(Allium ampeloprasum) NEW
                                                        Not a true garlic, this is a type of giant leek. Plant
ASPARAGUS (Asparagus officinalis):                      appears similar to a leek, but forms very large bulbs
Long-lived, productive perennial grown for the          at the base made up of huge individual cloves.
delicious new spears that appear in spring. Requires Flavour is very sweet and mild with a hint of garlic.
rich, well drained soil with plenty of added compost    Delicious roasted (our favourite!), but can be also be
or well-rotted manure. Water well during the warmer used as a substitute for garlic whenever a milder
months and supply an annual top-dressing of             flavor is needed.
manure. Mature plants can yield well for 20 years or Sold as individual cloves, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00
longer. Supplied as one-year old crowns, a small
harvest can be taken in the second spring, with the     FRENCH TARRAGON (Artemesia dracunculus)
harvest increasing each year as the crown becomes French Tarragon is called 'the king of all culinary
more productive.                                        herbs'. Its fine, light aniseed flavour combines
                                                        beautifully with chicken and fish dishes and classic
ARGENTEUIL EARLY: Highly esteemed French                French cooking. Plants of French Tarragon don't set
Heirloom. Early variety producing thick white spears viable seed, and must be propagated by root
with purple tips. Delicious flavour.                    division. As a result, plants are rarely available to the
CONNOVER’S COLOSSAL: Well established old               home gardener and seed grown Russian Tarragon
favourite. Produces thick, dark green spears with       (Artemesia dracunculoides), which has a greatly
wonderful flavour.                                      inferior flavour, should not be substituted. Fresh
MARY WASHINGTON: Popular home garden and                aerial parts are used in cooking and to flavour the
commercial variety with excellent taste. Productive     esteemed Tarragon vinegar. A herbaceous perennial,
and hardy, with medium-sized, dark green, purplish- plants die down in winter and reappear in spring.
tipped spears.                                          Bare-rooted root divisions $5.00ea (limited supply)
Above varieties available either as:
                                                        GLOBE ARTICHOKE (Cynara scolymus)
Bare-rooted crowns (1yo), 6 for $10.00
                                                        Gourmet Mediterranean vegetable, grown for the
Bare-rooted crowns (2yo) 3 for $10.00
                                                        edible, immature flower buds. Perennial, growing to
                                                        1.5m with large silver-green leaves. Huge purple
SWEET PURPLE:              NEW
                                                        thistle-like flower heads. Highly ornamental. Harvest
Large, deep purple spears with a wonderful, sweet
                                                        for edible use while the the scales on the flower
flavour Tender when eaten raw or cooked.
                                                        buds remain tight. Heads are eaten steamed, baked
Available as bare-rooted crowns (1yo), 6 for $10.00
                                                        and pickled. Delicious and unique flavour. Prefers a
                                                        well drained, sunny position.
CHINESE ARTICHOKE (Stachys affinis)
Sought-after delicacy, pearly-white tubers are used
in a range of dishes including stir-fries and soups.    FRENCH PURPLE: Purple-headed variety with
Mild and distinctive, crunchy, nutty flavour. Perennial highly esteemed flavour.
plant, dies back in winter. Related to mint and may     GREEN GLOBE: Heirloom. Standard variety with
become invasive-grow in wide containers to contain large, oval, grey-green heads. Good flavour.
spread if necessary.                                    Sold as bare-rooted plants, $5.00ea
Sold as tubers, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00
                                                        HOPS (Humulus sp.)                 NEW
COMFREY (Symphytum officinale)                          Perennial. Attractive, vigorous climbing vine (to 7m)
One of the most useful plants in an organic garden. that dies back each year in late autumn and re-
Flowers are loved by bees. Leaves provide a             shoots again in spring. Papery strobiles are used
nutrient- and mineral-rich mulch or can be used to      extensively in the brewing industry and to add
make liquid manure, providing a ready (and              flavouring to home-brewed beers. Can also be used
growable!) source of fertilizer. High in Potassium,     in bread-making or as a mild herbal sedative.
comfrey liquid manure is particularly beneficial at the Requires a tall, strong trellis or can be grown
onset of fruit set, increasing numbers and quality of through an existing tree or over a shed.
PRIDE OF RINGWOOD: Widely grown Australian-                RHUBARB (Rheum spp.): Large, long-lived,
bred variety. Used to impart a unique “Australian”         herbaceous perennial grown for the thick, edible
flavor and bittering quality to beer. Distinctive aroma    (cooked) stalks. Usually eaten stewed with sugar as
and strong, robust flavor.                                 a baked dessert or made into refreshing cordial or
Sold as bare-rooted plants, $5.00ea                        champagne.
HORSERADISH (Aromoracia rusticanna)
Herbaceous perennial to 50cm. Long, tubular white          CRIMSON RED            NEW
roots have a range of culinary and medicinal uses.         Bright crimson stalks with excellent, sweet/tart flavor.
Grated roots used to make a popular sauce to               Heavy yields.
accompany meat and vegetable dishes. Unique,               GLASKINS PERPETUAL
strongly pungent flavour. Hardy.                           Early, productive variety. Slender, juicy, bright red
Bare-rooted root cuttings, $5.00ea (limited supply)        stalks with an excellent flavour when cooked. Hardy,
                                                           with good disease resistance.
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE (Helianthus tuberosa)                  VICTORIA
Tall perennial plant resembling a sunflower with           Popular and productive home garden variety. Green
small yellow flowers. Dies back in late autumn-            and red shaded, broad stalks of fine flavour. Disease
winter, when the knobbly, potato-like tubers are           resistant.
harvested. Unique and delicious, with a slightly           Sold as bare-rooted crowns, $5.00ea
tangy, smoky flavour. Used in cooking like potatoes.
Excellent roasted or used in soups.                        SHALLOTS (Allium cepa var. aggregatum):          NEW
Sold as tubers, 5 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00                 Highly esteemed for cooking with a sweet, mild
                                                           flavor. Very productive perennial, with each bulb
LOVAGE (Levisticum officinale)
                                                           producing a large cluster of many more.
Tall perennial herb to 2m with celery-like leaves and
umbels of tiny yellow-green flowers. The highly            GOLDEN
aromatic leaves are used in cooking, as a flavouring       Well-flavoured bulbs with golden brown skins.
for soups and other dishes. Especially good in             RED
potato and lovage soup. Seeds and roots are also           Large bulbs with attractive reddish-purple skins and
used in cooking and medicinally. Becomes dormant           sweet, mild flavor.
in winter and re-shoots in spring. Loves fertile, well-    Sold as bulbs, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00
manured soil, and a sunny position.
Bare-rooted crowns, $5.00ea                                TREE ONION (EGYPTIAN or WALKING ONION)
                                                           (Allium cepa var. proliferum)
OCA or NEW ZEALAND YAM (Oxalis tuberosa)                   Rarely available to the home gardener, this is a
Attractive, low bushy plant from the South American        wonderful and unusual old perennial onion variety.
highlands growing to 30cm with succulent stems.            Sweet and juicy bulbs at the base of the plant are
Grown for the small, elongated pink (rarely white or       used as salad onions, while the cluster of small
yellow) tubers. Planted in early spring, the tubers are    onions (bulbils) that form on top of long stalks can be
lifted in late autumn-early winter when the tops die       pickled (or planted). The weight of the top bulbils
back. After lifting, dry the tubers for a couple of days   eventually cause the stem to bend to the ground,
in the sun before storing. Flavour is unique with a        where they grow as new plants, hence the name
slight tang. Treat like potatoes, they are delicious       'walking onions'. Hardy and productive.
roasted (our favourite cooking method!).                   Sold as bulbil clusters, 4 for $5.00
Sold as tubers, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00

POTATO ONIONS (Allium cepa var. aggregatum) NEW
Perennial bunching onion that forms medium-sized
brown bulbs. Each bulb multiplies to form a clump of
(usually) 6-10 onions. Flavour is excellent and can
be used raw in salads or cooked in place of regular
onions. Hardy in a range of conditions.
Sold as bulbs, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00


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