THE NURSERY

Nursery Plants

We are very proud to offer you organic plant material for your gardens, acreages or farms.

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Aronia

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 ’Jersey Knight’ is:

  • A perennial plant
  • An early variety of Asparagus, it produces delicious green spears.
  • The roots produce a crop after 2-3 years. We sell 1-year and 2-year root stock
  • An easy grower.
  • Disease resistant
  • Winter hardy
Black Locust

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

  • Has nitrogen-fixingbacteria on its root system, so it can grow on poor soils and is a great tree to improve the soil
  • Grows well in full sun.
  • Creates suckers.
  • Flowers with large, intensely fragrant flowers and is a major honey plant (acacia honey).
  • It is also used to grow fire wood, because it is a medium sized, fast growing tree.
  • Wood is real hard and can be used as fence posts.

 

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
Boysen Berry

Boysen Berry

The boysenberry is a cross among the European Raspberry (Rubus idaeus), a European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), an American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum) and the Loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus).

 Boysenberry

  • Tastes like a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry. It is juicy like a blackberry and has the sweet, floral character of a raspberry, but with a bit more of a tang to it than both of its parents.
  • The ripe fruit is plump, evenly colored, reddish purple.
  • Boysenberries contain a good amount of dietary fiber, vitamin K and a slew of minerals including manganese, iron, calcium and potassium.
  • Is an easy grower

 

Blueberry

Blueberries

Blueberries are every ones 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 ‘Duke’

  • Early ripening, northern highbush variety.
  • Grows 4-6 feet high and produces abundant amounts of large berries.
  • This variety blooms late but ripens early, which helps protect the fruit from spring frosts
  • Is a heavy, consistent producer.
  • The taste is  mildly tart, even a little bland.

 

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.

 

Blueberry ‘Northland’

  • Very winter hardy. Northland’s branches will not break under heavy snow load.
  • Good quality with a wild berry flavour.
  • These high-bush blueberries will yield an abundance of medium seized, tasty berries and perform well in short season areas.
  • Bushes will grow to about 3-4 feet tall.
  • Is a good berry in baked goods
Caragana

Caragana

Common Caragana is a fast growing shrub that’s known for its exceptional hardiness and drought tolerance. Caragana can fix nitrogen. Grows 8 ft. tall.

The plant has an extensive root system and can be used for erosion control, especially on marginal land. Because of its nitrogen-fixing capacity, it is valued as a soil-improving plant.

 

Elderberry

Not yet available this coming season.

Fig

Fig ‘Olympian’

  • Fruit is red and sweet, can be used for fresh eating, in baking or for making jam.
  • Is deer- resistant
  • Ripens in May
  • Plant in container, so it can be taken in cool storage area for the winter. Area should have some light.
  • Zone 6.

 

Fig ‘Desert King’

  • Is self-pollinating
  • Ripens at the end of August
  • Is deer- resistant
  • Zone 5, plant in container so it can be taken inside for the winter. Preferably a cool storage area which has some light.
Gooseberry

Gooseberry ‘Pixwell’

  • The best flavoured and sweetest red goosesberry.
  • Very winter hardy
  • Mildew resistant
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall.
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heavy producer
  • Ripens mid summer
  • Great for fresh eating, jams, jellies and pies
  • Has thorns

Gooseberry ‘Captivator’

  • A good producer of large, very sweet berries
  • Thorn less
  • Berries turn purple-pink when ripe.
  • Very winter hardy
  • Disease resistant
  • Ripens mid summer
Goji Berry

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.

 

Kiwi

Kiwi ‘Issai’

  • Self pollinating kiwi
  • Prolific producer of sweet fruit, which is 1.5” long and hairless
  • Harvest late September
  • Zone 4, so needs some protection in winter.
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 ‘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 ‘Encore’

  • vigorous, sturdy, upright, nearly spineless
  • excellent winter hardiness
  • produces mid-late summer. Excellent variety to extent summer growing season.
  • Large berries, which makes this a good variety for U-pick gardens.

 

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 ‘Honeyo’

  • 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.

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.
Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

  • A large tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall and can live for more than 200 years.
  • Its yellowish-green leaves are 8 to 20 centimetres long, and have five lobes. The shape of the leaf is well known — it’s found on the Canadian flag and the sugar maple is the national tree of Canada.
  • Grow best in deep, rich and well-drained soil. The roots are deep and wide spreading
  • Ideal for use as a shade tree.
  • Produces sweet sap in Spring, which is used to make make maple syrup. Other maples can be used as well, but their sap is not nearly as sweet. It takes about 40 litres of sugar maple sap to make 1 litre of maple syrup.
  • Sugar maple does best in well drained soil and in full sun.
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
White Spruce

White Spruce

White spruce was widely used by native people. They used it to make snowshoes and bows. The gum of the tree was heated to make glue, and the decaying wood was used to tanning hides..Spruce bark was used to make cooking pots and collecting trays for berries.

White spruce is a very important commercial tree species, yielding excellent lumber and pulp, but it is also a very important tree to protect your gardens and orchards against hard blowing winds.

White spruce is:

  • Deer resistant
  • A good windbreaker for the garden or orchard.
  • Grows up to 60 ft.
  • Young spruce tips can be used to make a delicious jelly. Spruce is high in Vitamin C.
Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce

  • Grows up to 70 ft
  • grows best on well-drained soil
  • Likes full sun
  • is more drought tolerant than white spruce.
  • Does not tolerate flooding.
  • Needles are sharp, in contrast to White spruce
  • Parts are edible. See white spruce
  • Ranges from green, blue-green to silver-blue
  • Recommended for use as an inside row of a farmyard or livestock shelterbelt to provide year-long wind control and snow distribution

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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

Business Hours: Please call for U-pick hours.