HFF Edible Landscape Nursery *NEW*
*Everything in our nursery is for local pickup and by appointment only. We do not ship plants (yet), and the nursery has no standard operating hours or automated online ordering system. To order plants for local pickup or schedule a visit to the nursery, please email us at email@example.com.
We have a variety of plants at Hundred Fruit Farm that we grow here and use in our designs. We have begun to propagate these plants and offer them for sale to the public! Everything in the nursery is grown without any kind of chemicals or sprays (including rooting hormone). Occasionally we might purchase plugs or seeds from other wholesale nurseries which do not necessarily use organic practices, but we will never use any of that stuff on our plants while they are in our nursery. The vast majority of plants we offer for sale are propagated on farm from our own plant stock. The plants in our nursery (with a few exceptions) all thrive in this climate without sprays!
Plant Size Information: The below image shows the difference between currants in some of the container sizes we use in our nursery - 3.5" pots, nursery trade 1 gal (actual volume is 2.5 quarts), and 2 gal pots.
Plant Size Information: This image shows the difference between currants in some of the different container sizes we use in our nursery - 3.5" pots, nursery trade 1 gallon (actual volume is 2.5 quarts), and 2 gallon pots.
Nursery Availability (As of 5/7/21)
BERRIES & SHRUBS
TRIFOLIATE ORANGE (Poncirus trifoliata) - USDA Zones 6-9
A real citrus than can be grown outdoors year round in zone 6? You bet! Trifoliate orange is the hardiest true citrus around. Golf-ball fruits are very tart, bitter, and very seedy and best used for drinks and marmalade. Makes an excellent ornamental and impenetrable hedge. Grows to about 10' tall. Self-fertile.
1 gal (6-12"): $15
1 gal (12-24": $20
1 gal (24-36"): $25
WHITE/RED CURRANTS (Ribes rubrum) - USDA Zones 3-8
Red and white (and pink) currants grow great in our area and thrive in partial sun though they can be grow in full sun if they receive some extra water. They typically grow to about 3-4 feet wide and tall. Red/white currants grow in clusters and are excellent raw or cooked into jams, jellies, pies, etc. The berries are known for their high antioxidants and vitamin C, and prized in Europe. All white/red currants are self-fertile and naturally resistant to white pine blister rust.
Red Lake Currant: Clusters of large, bright red berries that ripen early-mid season in late June to early July here at our farm.
3.5" pot: $10
1 gal: $15
Blanka White Currant: Known for heavy yields and dependability. Long strings of large, opaque, off-white fruit. Ripens mid-late season in mid to late July on our farm.
2 gal: $25
Pink Champagne Currant: Gorgeous partly translucent pink-hued berries with a good size and excellent flavor. Ripens mid-season in early to mid July on our farm.
3.5" pot: $10
1 gal: $15
Mystery Currants: One of the above cultivars of currants, whose identity has become a mystery as their plant tags were lost.
3.5" pot: $5
1 gal: $10
3 gal: $20
BLACK CURRANTS (Ribes nigrum) - USDA Zones 4-8
Black currants are easy to grow and thrive in the same conditions as white/red currants - partial to full sun. They have larger berries than red/white currants with a more intense flavor. They typically grow to about 4-5 tall and 3-4 feet wide. Some black currants are very susceptible to white pine blister rust, but all the cultivars we carry here possess a high level of resistance. Self-pollinating.
Consort Black Currant - Medium-small fruit (for a black currant) with medium firmness. Sets fruit dependably for us every year. Well known for its high degree of resistance to white pine blister rust.
3.5" pot: $10
1 gal: $15
GOOSEBERRIES (Ribes uva-crispa) - USDA Zones 3-8
Relatives of currants with the main difference being thorns on the plants and larger, juicier berries with a different flavor. Like currants, they grow easily in our area without a lot of fuss. They prefer partial sun but can tolerate full sun with some water. Gooseberries are self-pollinating but benefit from another variety for optimum fruit production
Hinnomaki Red - Our favorite gooseberry with a large size and great blend of sweet and sour. Ripens in late June here at HFF.
3" pot: $10
Amish Red - Sometimes just referred to as 'Amish', berries are red and medium-sized, and canes are very upright and vigorous.
3" pot: $10
Tixia - Produces large red berries on mildew-resistant vigorous canes with relatively small thorns. Mildew resistant.
2 gal: $25
AMERICAN ELDERBERRIES (Sambucus canadensis) - USDA Zones 4-8
American elderberries are native plants well known for their powerful health-stimulating properties. Large clusters of white flowers are a favorite of pollinators and lightning bugs and are followed by large clusters of small dark purple berries are rich in antioxidants and flavor, but must be cooked as they are not palatable raw. Makes an excellent jelly, juice, or syrup with a unique and rich flavor. Flowers are also used to make fritters, tea, and syrup, among other things. Most elderberris are partially self-fertile but will benefit greatly from another cultivar around.
Bob Gordon - Identified and collected by Robert Gordon, Charlotte Cooper, and Andrew Thomas near Osceola, MO in 1999. Sweet, large clusters of high-yielding fruit that ripen uniformly. Plants are vigorous and productive, growing over 10' tall.
Johns - Known for its larger fruits with clusters at minimum 5" in diameter. Vigorous plants that grow over 10' tall. Can be grown as a shrub or cut back to the ground each year.
Nova - Wide clusters of creamy white flowers. Grows shorter than Bob Gordon and Johns, to about 6-8', but still produces very well.
Wild Elderberry - Seedling native elderberries that are always popping up on our farm. Fruit clusters are usually smaller but have excellent wildlife value, especially for pollinators and birds.
3" pot: $5
PAWPAW (Asimina triloba) - USDA Zones 5-8
North America's largest native edible fruit! Native to PA, pawpaws are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow in our area. They have very little pest and disease problems and give perfect fruit without spraying. Pawpaws are not self-fertile so you need at least two different pawpaws for pollination. We grow ours from seed we collected from wild trees in PA. Trees thrive in partial shade but fruit best in full sun. Typically grow to about 20' but can be kept smaller through pruning. All our pawpaws are kept in deep 14" tree pots that keep the taproot intact, a very important thing for pawpaws!
4"x14" tree pot (0-6" seedling): $10
4"x14" tree pot (6-12" seedling): $20
4"x14" tree pot (12-24" seedling): $30
GRAFTED APPLES (Malus domestica) - USDA Zones 4-8
Apples are not the easiest fruits to grow in our climate, but most of the apples we grow and sell have been selected especially for their disease resistance to rust, fire blight, and scab.
Stayman, semi-dwarf - Also known as Stayman Winesap. An old heirloom cultivar developed in 1866 by Joseph Stayman in Kansas. Medium-large fruits with a soft red bloom over a green base - a real beauty! Tart, rich, wine-like flavor. Excellent firm cooking apple. Somewhat resistant to disease although we have not yet tested this cultivar at HFF.
3 gal (2-3'): $30
Mutsu (Crispin), semi-dwarf - Called Mutsu in Japan and Crispin in the US. Has a complex and spicy flavor that makes it suited for fresh-eating or cooking. Originates from Mutsu Province in Japan and introduced in 1948. Ripens in late September or early October. Susceptible to rust, scab, and blight so not ideal for our climate or organic growing.
3 gal (3-4'): *SALE* $20
WILD MULBERRY (Morus alba or Morus alba x rubra) - USDA Zones 4-9
Mulberries grow wild on our farm and are welcome "weeds" that pop up all over the place. Most are introduced white mulberry (Morus alba) but some are probably hybrids of our native red mulberry (Morus rubra). Female trees produce tasty berries that range in size, color (white, lavender, or black usually), and flavor. Males won't produce fruit but are excellent shade trees. Leaves are highly valued by wildlife. Most mulberries fruit from mid-June to early July. Mulberries are medium-large sized trees to about 25-60', but can be kept smaller through pollarding. We will sell grafted cultivars in the future but for now only have seedlings.
1 gal (1-2'): $10
BEACH PLUMS (Prunus maritima) - USDA Zones 3-8
A native easy-care plum found naturally in sand dunes along the shore. Small 3/4" tasty plums are prized for jams and jellies. Fragrant white flowers in spring attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators. Fruit ripens in late August. Can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or trained into a tree form. Plant two or more for proper pollination.
1 gal (1-2'): $20
GRAFTED PEARS (Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia) - USDA Zones 4-9
We have both European and Asian pears at HFF because they both do quite well in our climate and they are both delicious! Asian pears are round and crisp, whereas European pears have that classic pear shape and ripen to a softer texture. All pears are semi-dwarf on OHxF 87 rootstock.
Jim Pyle - European pear of unknown origin. Blight resistance unknown.
3 gal (4'): $40
Moonglow - Bartlett-type pear with good blight resistance. A beautiful red-blushed pear over a green base with soft and juicy fruit without being mushy. An excellent pollinator of other pears. Ripens in early August two weeks prior to Bartlett.
3 gal (4'): $40
Blake's Pride - A reliable harvest of aromatic, juicy medium-size fruit with yellow to golden skin and light russetting. Pears are great for fresh eating, canning, or making desserts or pear butter. Blake's Pride has excellent fire blight resistance and an upright growth habit. Originates in Ohio and introduced in 1998. Ripens in September.
3 gal (3'): $40
HARDY POMEGRANTES (Punica granatum) - USDA Zones 6b*-11
Although pomegranates are thought of as a more subtropical plant, we have a selection of some of the hardiest pomegranates around. These pomegranates are somewhat experimental to this climate, but they should be hardy to zone 6b or zone 7 if sited somewhere (like near a south-facing wall of your house) protected from the harsh winter winds. Won't grow much taller than 10' in our climate, but in a warmer climate, they can grow as tall as 30'.
Mystery Pomegranate - Superior hardy cultivars which have lost their plant tag.
1 gal: $25