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Sambucus canadensis 'York'

'York' is a variety of American elder selected from the cross of Adams #2 and Ezyoff at the Geneva Experiment Station in New York in 1964.  Its medium-sized dark berries ripen slightly later than... more->

Ficus carica 'Neveralla'

Also known as Osborne Prolific, this fig produces a pretty small to medium sized fruit that is purple with yellowish stripes and a rosy interior.  Yum! more->

Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnomaki Red'

Hinnomaki Red comes from Finland.  The plant bears dark red, sweet and large berries. more->

Actinidia purpurea

This species of hardy kiwi stands out from the crowd because it produces coppery red colored kiwi fruit!  It can be pollinated by Meader or any of the male Actinidia arguta. more->

Sambucus nigra 'Samdal'

This variety began producing very large clusters of medium-sized dark purple berries for us in the second year, and it has doubled the yield each year since!  Samdal was originally developed in... more->

Sambucus canadensis 'Ranch'

Ranch is shorter and more compact than most elderberry varieties.  It gets only 5ft tall, so berries are easier to reach for harvesting. more->

Diospyrus virginiana

Although American persimmons are smaller than their Asian counterparts found in grocery stores, they are just as sweet, juicy, and delicious!  While the Japanese Fuyu or Hachiya are grown... more->

Ficus carica 'Lattarula'

The tasty fruit of this variety has yellow-green skin and a honey colored interior.  These are the largest figs we've ever grown.  Boy, are they sweet!  There is a reason this one is named after... more->

Aronia melanocarpa

Our friend Allen reports that this particular Aronia produces plentiful berries.  These shrubs readily send up new shoots from near the base of the tallest stems. more->

Sambucus canadensis 'Nova'

'Nova' is a variety of American elder, selected for its reliable yield of medium-sized dark berries at a germplasm center in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1960.  Although it may have better... more->

Sambucus nigra 'Haschberg'

'Haschberg' is a variety of black European elder, especially popular in commercial orchards in Austria and Germany.  It produces abundant and large clusters of dark purple berries, and grows to... more->

Vitis vinifera 'Himrod'

'Himrod' is an excellent sweet green seedless table grape.  It is very productive. Fruits turn golden when ripe, which is usually late summer.  It is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and... more->

Vitis vinifera 'Canadice'

Canadice is a delicious seedless red table grape.  It ripens at the later end of grape season, in early fall.  Canadice is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and drought tolerant. more->

Vitis vinifera 'Glenora'

Glenora is a concord -type seedless grape. Grapes are medium to large size and have a deep dark blue color.  It is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and drought tolerant. more->

Rubus idaeus 'Cascade Delight'

This variety of red raspberry bears medium sized, juicy fruit.  This variety was developed especially for resistence to phytopthora rot and other fungal diseases that proliferate in wet soil, so... more->

Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'

This raspberry bears sweet and beautiful golden fruit!  Need we say more? more->

Hippophae rhamnoides

Seaberries are tart and delicious golden fruit about the size of a lentil, borne in large quantities along the thorny stems of this shrub.  The berries are packed with fifteen times the vitamin C... more->

Actinidea arguta 'Meader'

This male variety will pollinate any Actinidia arguta (hardy kiwi), purpurea (hardy red), or deliciosa (fuzzy kiwi), but it won't likely pollinate A.... more->

Actinidea arguta var. cordifolia

This variety produces very well in our partly shady garden.  A neighbor of ours has a vine that towers overhead, engulfing a fence and raining down fruit. more->

Sambucus nigra 'Korsor'

'Korsor' is a variety of black European elder from Denmark, notable for its large, dark, juicy berries.  It grows to about 8 feet tall.

European black elderberries are the most sought-after... more->

Rubus idaeus 'Tulameen'

Bred in Canada, 'Tulameen' has very large red fruit, even bigger than the large-fruited commercial variety 'Meeker'.  Unlike 'Cascade Red', it prefers well-drained soil.

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Ribes hirtellum 'Captivator'

'Captivator' is virtually thornless and very hardy.  Shrubs are productive and bear medium to large sweet red fruits which ripen midsummer.

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Ribes nigrum 'Muslin Black'

This variety was propagated from a plant growing on farm near us, on Muslin Creek.

European black currants have a very distinct musky flavor which is prized by many in europe and the U.S.... more->

Fragaria x ananassa 'Seascape'

'Seascape' is a good choice if you want to harvest strawberries throughout summer and early fall.  The best choice is to grow some of this variety adn some of 'June', and then you will haev... more->

Ficus carica 'Monstrueuse'

Also known as Grosse Monstrueuse de Lipari, this fig is named for an island in italy and known for its delicious fruit and large leaves.  It has faintly striped and mottled green and purplish skin... more->

Vitis vinifera 'red'

Grapes are very easy to grow and maintain and never fail to produce abundant crops.  This red variety is espcially sweet and ripens later than the green and purple varieties we grow. more->

Vitis vinifera 'green'

Grapes are very easy to grow and maintain and never fail to produce abundant crops.  This is a sweet and delicious table grape. It is the earliest to ripen of the grapes we grow. It is very... more->

Rosa rugosa 'alba'

Rugosa rose is a suckering shrub native to asia.  It has large and beautiful blooms and the largest rose hips of any rose we know.  The rose hips are high in vitamin C and can be eaten fresh or... more->

Ribes aureum

'Golden' currant is larger than the european currants that we grow.  It is vigorous and can grow in a variety of soil types and habitats, up to 9 feet tall.  It has beautiful clusters of yellow... more->

Ribes x 'Waldo'

Waldo is a purple gooseberry originally brought to us by Rick Valley, a wise local Permaculture landscaper. It was the result of hybridizations from Dr. George Waldo. It has sweet purple fruits... more->

Morus x 'Illinois Everbearing'

Because the fruits on 'Illinois Everbearing' ripen over a period of a few months, not all at once, its is nice to have a shorter plants for harvesting them often. The fruit is dark purple and has... more->

Rubus x 'Napache'

Tired of thorns ripping through your clothes and poking through your gloves as you harvest sweet blackberries in summer?  This cultivar released from the University of Arkansas yields large, sweet... more->

Ficus carica 'Desert King'

'Desert King' is a very good choice for the Northwest. It is early to ripen, productive, and has excellent flavor. Sweet and delicious fruits with green skin and pink pulp ripen in late July or... more->

Ribes nigrum 'Blackdown'

'Blackdown' produces large, jet-black berries that are  juicy and flavorful with a distinctive musky taste. They are excellent in jams, jellies and juice. The plant is vigorous and has upright... more->

Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer Van Tets'

Red currants produce bright red clusters of fruit which are are striking in the garden and they enhance any dish to which they are added. Red currant fruit is high in vitamin C and potassium and... more->

Ribes nigrum 'Minaj Smyriou'

'Minaj Smyriou' has excellent European black currant flavorand can be eaten fresh or used to make jam and juice.

European black currants have a very distinct musky flavor which is prized by... more->

Ribes rubrum 'Cascade'

'Cascade' is easy to grow and a consistent producer here in the Wilamette Valley.  Provides large crops of delicious red fruit. It is very winter hardy.

Red currants produce bright red... more->

Ribes oxyacanthoides 'Jahn's Prairie'

A favorite gooseberry here at Fern Hill, 'Jahn's Prairie' produces hearty yields of large dessert quality red-pink fruit in midsummer. This shrub grows more upright than some gooseberry varietes.... more->

Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnomaki Gold'

'Hinnomaki Gold' also known as 'Hinnomaki Yellow" is a very hardy variety, and bushes produce a heavy crop of medium sized, greenish yellow fruits. Some say this variety has a delicious aromatic... more->

Vitis vinifera 'purple'

Grapes are very easy to grow and maintain and never fail to produce abundant crops. This table grape is seedless and dark purple with small to medium sized fruits in nicely shaped clusters. This... more->

Ficus carica 'Negronne'

A fig that performs very well in the Northwest with cooler summers, Negronne is also generally more compact. It can grow over 15 feet but is happy to be pruned for ease of harvest. These figs... more->

Ribes nigrum 'Black September'

European black currants have a very distinct musky flavor which is prized by many in Europe and the U.S. We love these fruit and make a honey and currant jam that our toddler eats by the spoonful... more->

Fragaria vesca

Native throughout most of the northern hemisphere, alpine strawberry is that amazingly sweet wild strawberry you remember from childhood.  Small fruits pack superb flavor.  Plants are vigorous in... more->

Ribes odoratum 'Crandell'

This currant has smooth, lobed leaves and berries that have spicy and gingery tones that ride on top of the sweet and sour currant flavor.  It's yellow flowers brighten the garden in late spring... more->

Fragaria x ananassa 'June'

We have grown this early fruiting variety for many years with success.  We harvest lots of large sweet fruits starting in late May until near the end of June.  Its easy to grow and prefers full... more->

Ribes sanguineum var sanguineum

This is one of the earliest blooming and showiest shrubs in the Pacific Northwest!  Red flowering currant is a very popular plant for a variety of reasons. The large clusters of pink-red flowers... more->

Gaultheria shallon

Salal is an evergreen shrub in the heath family with glossy leaves, white urn-shaped flowers, and edible purple berries. Salal prefers moist shade, but it often bears the most fruit in sunny... more->

Ribes uva-crispa 'Invicta'

'Invicta' produces high yields of large dessert quality green fruit, and is considered by many to be the best variety in North America. It has excellent flavor, is mildew resistant, and is more... more->

Leycesteria formosa

This is a special and very ornamental deciduous shrub.  Bright green branches and stalks display elegant clusters of dark brown berry clusters.  When ripe, these berries taste like chocolate. ... more->

Ribes x nidigrolaria

Jostaberry is a cross between european currants and gooseberries, taking the best from both. It is a thornless shrub producing dark fruits with a mild black currant flavor. The fruit is larger... more->

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