Rowan County 4-H plant sale
Rowan County 4-H is offering raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and muscadine plants during their annual Fall Plant Sale. Varieties available include: raspberries ń Nova, blueberries ń Brightwell, Premier and Tifblue, blackberries ń Ouachita and Triple Crown and muscadines ń Cowart and Triumph. The cost is $9 each or $8 if five or more of the same variety are ordered.
Nova raspberries are early ripening red berries that are medium to large in size. The berries have good flavor, are slightly tart and are perfect for jams and preserves. Nova raspberries are noted for winter hardiness, is heat tolerant and has good disease resistance. The cost for the one-gallon raspberry plant is $9 or $8 if five or more raspberries are ordered.
Brightwell blueberries ripen mid-season over a long period. It is very productive with large fruit and excellent quality. Growth is vigorous and upright. The Premier blueberries are an early to mid-season ripening plant that produces large light blue fruit. These plants are upright and produce good foliage. Tifblue blueberries ripen mid-season and bear a medium to large light blue berry. Growth is vigorous and upright. The cost for the one-gallon blueberry plant is $9 or $8 if five or more blueberries are ordered. It is also recommended to plant at least two varieties to ensure cross-pollination.
Blackberry plants are thornless and in one-gallon containers. The Ouachita bears sweet fruit that is firm and attractive. They are large in size with good flavor. Fruit ripens mid season with consistently high yields. Triple Crown blackberries have large, sweet fruit and ripen later than most varieties with very good yields. The cost for blackberry plants is $9 or $8 if five or more blackberries are ordered.
Cowart muscadines bear large black fruit in large clusters which ripens early to mid season. The plant produces high quality fruit with good flavor. Triumph muscadines are large, thin skinned and are greenish-bronze in color. The vines are very winter hardy, productive. The fruit has high sugar content and is good for eating and making wine. Triumph ripens early to mid season. The cost for one-gallon muscadine plants is $9 or $8 if five or more muscadine are ordered.
If you would like to help support the Rowan County 4-H program, please call the Extension Office at 704-216-8970 to place your order today! Orders must be received by October 29, 2009.