THE NURSERY

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Nursery Plants

Aronia ( Choke berry)

Aronia is a deciduous shrub, growing up to 6 ft. high.

Aronias are cultivated as ornamental plants and as food products. The sour berries can be eaten raw off the bush, but are mostly processed. They can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, soft spreads, tea, salsa, chili starters, extracts, beer, and ice cream and tinctures. Aronia berries are widely known for their culinary and medical purposes in Eastern Europe.

Aronia is:

  • resistant to drought, insects, pollution, and disease.
  • cold hardy and heat tolerant. Very important when it comes to climate change.
  • vigorous grower and producer of big juicy berries.
  • Very easy picking.
  • Has a beautiful red leaf fall color.

Aronia has the highest anti-oxidant count of all other berries. It has 3 times the amount of anti-oxidants found in Blue berries!

Asparagus

Asparagus ’Millennium’ is:

  • A perennial plant
  • An all male variety
  • High yielding variety
  • A late variety of Asparagus, it produces delicious green spears with purple tips.
  • The roots produce a crop after 2 years. We sell 1-year and 2-year root stock
  • An easy grower. Grows up to 59″.
  • Cold hardy
Black berry

Blackberry ‘Chester’ is:

  • Thornless
  • Best self-pollinating variety
  • Yields a huge amount of big, sweet and juicy fruit
  • Resistant to cane blight
  • Ripens later than the blackberries with thorns
  • Not as winter hardy as the blackberries with thorns

 

Blackberries with thorns are:

  • Blackberry with thorns are:
  • More winter hardy than thornless blackberries.
  • Have smaller fruit than thornless blackberries
  • Closest in taste to the wild black berry.
  • Ripens in August.
Black Currant

Black Current

  • A bush, which grows up to 1.5 mtr. high
  • Blackcurrants can grow well on sandy or forest soils, as long as their nutrient requirements are met. Are intolerant of drought.
  • A pH of about 6 is ideal for blackcurrants and the ground can be limed if the soil is too acidic. Winter hardy
  • Susceptible to disease
  • Harvest is mid summer
  • Fruit has distinct taste, and is used in jams, syrups and juices.
  • Fruit is high in vitamin C
Elderberry

  • The plant is easy to grow, reaches grow 6-10 ft tall
  • is drought tolerant, and grows in a variety of soil conditions .
  • Both, the flowers and the berries, are used in teas, syrups, jellies and tinctures.
  • The berries ripen in August. We have two varieties, Elderberry “York” which has green foliage, and Elderberry with yellow foliage.
Blueberry

Blueberries

Blueberries are everyone’s favorite. They can be eaten raw, but are also widely used in baking, juices and jams.

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and fiber

Small berries are best for baked goods since they have less moisture, while larger berries are best for eating right off the shrub. The taste of the different varieties can be quite different.

Tart blue berries are preferable for cooking and preserving since they add a stronger flavor in baked goods. Sweet berries don’t taste like much in muffins and pies, but they are delicious eaten fresh.

For best results place blue berries in full sun. They prefer well drained, moist soil, which should be acidic. You can make your soil acidic by adding peat moss to it. After planting, mulch the plants well, to protect the roots them from drying out.

 

 

Blueberry ‘Blue Crop’

  • Is a vigorous grower.
  • Is winter hardy
  • Grows upright, 4-6 feet high, with open branches.
  • Is the best all around variety for adaptability, long production period, good fruit yield
  • Is disease resistance.
  • Ripens mid-season
  • the large berries have that classic sweet taste one associates with blueberries, a perfect balance between sweet and tart.

 

Gooseberry

Gooseberry ‘Captivator’

  • sweet and juicy. Large berries.
  • Very winter hardy
  • Mildew resistant
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall.
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heavy producer
  • Ripens mid summer
  • Great for fresh eating, jams, jellies and pies
  • No thorns
  • Self pollinating
  • Rich in vitamin A and phosphorus

Gooseberry ‘Poormans Pink’

  • 3-4′ high
  • Berries turn purple-pink when ripe.
  • Very winter hardy
  • has thorns, which repels small herbivores
  • rich in Vitamin A and phosphorus
  • Disease resistant
Goji Berry ( Wolfberry)

Members of the Boxthorn family, Goji berries are native to Southeast Europe and Asia and are related to the nightshade plants: potato, tomato, eggplant, tobacco and chili pepper.

Goji berries are used throughout the Orient to treat a broad range of ailments and diseases. They are high in antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and are widely used to reduce inflammation. Goyi berries are considered super food. They can be eaten fresh or dried. The taste is sweet, with a slight bitter after taste.

Goji Berry ‘Dynamite’

  • juicy and sweet when eaten fresh, or can be dried or frozen
  • Very high in antioxidants.
  • has brilliant-red berries.
  • easy-to-grow shrub. It grows upright, with an arching habit.
  • Self-pollinating. Long flexible canes of gray-green foliage.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Produces fruit mid-late summer
  • Photo cred:  Diane Matrisch

 

Goji Berry ‘Fire Cracker’

  • juicy and sweet when eaten fresh, or can be dried or frozen
  • Very high in antioxidants.
  • has brilliant-red berries.
  • It grows tall and wide, with a mounding habit. For best result use a trellis.
  • It is earlier to fruit than Dynamite, but not self pollinating.
  • Heavier producer than Dynamite.
Horseradish

 Horseradish

  • A perennial plant, of the Brassicaceae  family (which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli and cabbage.  Grows well in any kind of soil
  • A root vegetable used as a spice. The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down to produce mustard oil, which irritates the sinuses and the eyes.
  • Grated mash should be used immediately or preserved in vinegar or mayonaise for best flavor.
  • grows up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root.

 

Jerusalem Artichokes

 Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchokes)

  • A perennial plant, grows well in any kind of soil
  • Grows up to 6 ft.
  • roots are edible, and are great in stews and soups. 
Loveage

Lovage

Lovage is an erect, herbaceous, perennial plant growing to 1.8–2.5 m (5.9–8.2 ft) tall. The stems and leaves are shiny green and smell somewhat similar to celery when crushed. The taste is quite a bit stronger than celery.

The leaves are used in salads and to make delicious broths and soups. The seeds are used as a spice, like fennel seeds and the roots can be eaten as a vegetable or grated in salads.

Loveage is an easy grower.

Raspberries

Raspberry ‘Boyne’

  • Ultra hardy raspberry
  • very reliable producer.
  • Produces dark red, medium sized berries
  • Perfect for homemade jams and jellies.
  • Produces fruit in second year.
  • Hardy to Zone 2.

Raspberry ‘Double Delight’

  • Hardy raspberry
  • great producer.
  • Produces big, heart shaped berries
  • Has a sweet, tangy taste
  • Primo cane. Produces fruit on new growth.
  • Produces in late summer to early fall

Raspberry ‘Kilarney’

  • Especially winter hardy.
  • An early mid season variety ripening about a week after Boyne
  • Has an attractive bright-red color and a good raspberry aroma and flavor.
  • The canes grow upright, are medium-sized and sturdy.
  • Disease resistant
  • Freezes well

 

Raspberry ‘Anne’

  • A primo-cane
  • The best variety in golden raspberries.
  • will grow into a bush about 4 feet tall
  • produces exceptionally flavoured yellow berries.
  • perfect for fresh eating , homemade jams and preserves
  • Hardy to Zone 2.
  • Produces fruit in spring and fall.

 

Raspberry ‘Canby’

  • vigorous grower
  • Nearly thornless
  • excellent winter hardiness
  • large , tasty berries

 

Rhubarb

Canadian Red

  • Very winter hardy.
  • quick growing , coming back bigger and better each season
  • Requires very little care.
  • Perfect for juice, pies, jams and mixed fruit cobblers.
  • Produces early Spring- June 21, at which time you have to stop cutting to give the plant rest to come back next year.
Strawberries

Strawberry ‘Albion’

  • An everbearing type strawberry, which means that it will produce strawberries all summer long. 16 weeks of great tasting strawberries.
  • long, conical, symmetrical, firm fruit bursting with sweetness.
  • Resists Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot and resistance to anthracnose crown rot.

Strawberry ‘Honeoye’

  • A June bearer. It produces one crop in early summer.
  • Grows well in the Okanagan, but is not recommended for the Fraser Valley, because of the higher rainfall there.
  • Produces large, and very tasty berries
  • Freezes very well
  • Disease resistant

 

 

Strawberry ‘Totem’

  • A June bearer. It produces one crop in early summer.
  • It is the major processing variety grown in BC recommended for planting in all locations.
  • winter hardy
  • Disease resistant
  • It is primarily suited for the processing market.
Tayberry

 Tayberry

  • A cane fruit cross between an Aurora Blackberry and an improved tetraploid Raspberry. It was developed by the Scottish Crop Research Institute
  • grows reasonably well in many soils.
  • Likes full sun and well drained soil with lots of organic material
  • Supporting the canes it will help prevent diseases by improving the air flow between branches.
  • Are reasonably winter hardy
  • Disease resistant.
  • Not easy to pick
  • Has sweet, large, aromatic fruits that have an excellent flavor. The color is a beautiful bright purple
  • Can be eaten fresh from the bush or cooked into jams, jellies and desserts.
  • Produces fruit in mid summer

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Pim and Mary-Ann van Oeveren

4360-30th Street NE Salmon Arm, BC, V1E2A3

Phone: 1-250-833-4821

Fax: 1-250-833-4821

Email: tastyacres@telus.net

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