2013 Fall Plant Sale

Deadline to order is Thursday, November 7, 2013

Plants will be available for pick up on November 14-15 (9am – 5pm) at the Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Office (1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte NC 28204). You will receive a reminder note prior to plants arriving.

This plant sale is a fundraiser for the Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension. All plants are grown in nurseries in Georgia or Alabama. All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

To download a plant sale brochure with detailed information about each plant variety, click HERE.

CLICK HERE to place your order ONLINE. (Orders will be accepted starting September 5, 2013) or call 704-336-2082; weekdays; between 8am and 5pm.

All plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the piedmont growing conditions. Cost for plants is $8 each.

Blueberries
(At least two different varieties of blueberries must be planted to ensure cross-pollination in order to produce fruit.)

  • Climax: Ripens mid to late season. Fruits are medium size with good flavor and average stem scar. Plants have good upright growth.
  • Premier: Late ripening normally in mid to late July. Upright growth with average vigor. Medium size fruit, good flavor, dry stem scar.
  • Brightwell: Late ripening variety in July to early August. Moderately vigorous with upright growth. Large fruit, dark blue, good stem scar.

Blackberries

  • Natchez: Thornless variety; Semi upright growing. Large, elongated, glossy black fruit.
  • Ouachita: Thornless variety; Large fruit with very good flavor and average sugar content. Ripens mid season over about 5 week period.

Muscadines

  • Southland: Black; fruit are medium in size, good yields, good flavor, ripens mid to late season. Good disease resistance.
  • Tara: Bronze; fruit are large in size, good flavor, dry stem scar, and ripen early to mid season. Disease resistant and cold hardy.

Raspberries

  • Nova: Medium in size, dark red, firm, juicy, very sweet, and ripen early summer. Heat, drought, and disease resistant.
  • Caroline: Large in size, firm raspberries. The vigorous canes are healthy and disease-resistant. Ripens in June, then repeats in September.

FIG TREES

  • Brown Turkey: Bears twice a year, with flesh turning from various shades of amber to pink. The skin is copper brown. Very hardy. Ripens early and late summer.
  • Celeste: Fruit are small to medium in size. Light brown to violet brown skin. Whitish pink color flesh. Very few seeds. Ripens early summer.

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