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2018 Price List

Our 2018 Price List is now available. Items are marked as to availability, as well as new varieties, and discontinued stock. Please email us with any questions.

 

*NEW* CATEGORY KIWI
ACTINIDIA arguta ‘ISSAI’

The only self-fertile hardy kiwi, is less vigorous than other kiwi’s which enables it to be grown in gardens with limited space. This has been known to fruit in its first year. Blossom in Spring-fall fruiting. Bite sized ‘fuzz’ free. As a patio plant, requires support, set outside during the summer and move indoors in the winter.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018

CATEGORY PINEAPPLE
ANANAS ‘FLORIDA SPECIAL’

Bred for Florida pineapple production by Libby fruit company. Florida Special Pineapple produces a golden-fleshed fruit with great flavour. Ripening fruit has shown to take temperatures down to the mid 30’s without internal damage. Leaves are spineless!

6” – $23.00 Available Now
1GAL – $29.00 Available May 2018

ANANAS ‘SMOOTH CAYENNE’

A Hawaiian variety, this cultivar produces 5-6 lb pineapples with pale yellow flesh. The fruit has high sugar and acid content.

6” – $22.00 Available Now
1GAL – $28.00 Available May 2018

ANANAS ‘SUGARLOAF’

Like Eating Honey! Sometimes called White Sugarloaf or Kona Sugar Loaf, this pineapple variety has smooth leaves and an edible core! Fruit is white with a high sugar content but low acid.

6” – $22.00 Available Now
1GAL – $28.00 Available May 2018

ANANAS ‘WHITE JADE’

Most highly sought after Hawaiian variety. The white fleshed fruit is ultra sweet, with very low acidity. The core is 100% edible too! The beautiful blue grey leaves are spineless which makes handling much more enjoyable. Best suited for backyard container gardens. ‘White Jade’ will produce a tasty reward far better than anything found in the grocery store for those who plant them.

6” – $23.00 Available Now
1GAL – $29.00 Available May 2018

CATEGORY-BANANAS
MUSA ‘DOUBLE (MAHOI)’

Musa Double Mahoi is a Dwarf plant that grows from about 5 to 7 feet tall. A very rare and unusual plant that produces two large heads of fruit on the same plant and can occasionally produce a third head of fruit. Fruit is highly rated, very tasty and sweet, considered AAA+. Mahoi means twins in Hawaiian. Makes a great house or patio plant.

2GAL – $36.00 Available May 2018
5.5GAL Single Stem – $60.00 Available Now

*NEW*MUSA ‘DWARF GREEN’

Musa ‘Dwarf Green’ is a sturdy plant with extremely thick leaves, which may be used for wrapping and grilling meat, as well as serving food. They also make this cultivar very wind tolerant. This is a Cavendish type banana that produces a creamy orange pulp fruit.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $32.00 Available May 2018

*NEW*MUSA ‘DWARF ORINOCO’

The ‘Dwarf Orinoco’ is a small vigorous plant that is solid green and has a thick stem. It is a heavy bearer of thick skinned fruit of very good eating quality. There is very little curvature to the fruit and the fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting. ‘Dwarf Orinoco’ versatility make them popular in many regions of the world. The plant is hardy and withstands cold temperatures and wind, but may be supported when carrying large heads of fruit.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $32.00 Available May 2018

*NEW*MUSA ‘DWARF RED’

Dwarf Red’ is one of many red-skinned banana cultivars, however this one stays short and takes up little space. Most red bananas are much esteemed for good tasting fruit, and this one is no exception. This cultivar also has red pseudo-stems. Red bananas take longer to ripen than most, and take up to 24 months to fruit. The very distinct, robust flavour that makes it well worth the wait. This red banana’s skin turns sunset colours through the ripening process from yellow-green to orange then to red. The skin should be almost very dark red before it is ripe enough to eat. The thick leaves of ‘Dwarf Red’ Banana work well for wrapping and grilling meats.

1GAL – $28.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $38.00 Available May 2018

*NEW*MUSA ‘LACATAN’

Desirable for desert bananas because of their sweet taste, aroma, and firm texture when ripe. They are preferred to Cavendish varieties in their native region of the Philippines. Claimed to be the best tasting banana. Harvest fruit in 8 to 12 months.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $32.00 Available May 2018

MUSA ‘GRAN NAIN’

A very attractive, solid green banana up to 6 feet tall that is the producer of the famed delicious “Chiquita” bananas.  These choice, very large heads of edible fruit are seedless and of the highest quality, taste is sweeter when picked ripe from the plant vs, green from the store. It is a quick ripening variety that is borne in racemes weighing 40-60lbs (20-25kgs) each. Exhibits superb wind and disease resistance.

2GAL – $32.00 Available May 2018
5.5 GAL Single Stem – $55.00 Available Now

CATEGORY COFFEE
COFFEA ARABICA

Coffea Arabica is a species of Coffea originally indigenous to the forests of the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. Arabian coffee has been cultivated for over 1,000 yrs. A small tree with characteristic horizontal branching, usually trimmed to take the form of a small shrub about 2m/6ft tall. Leaves are evergreen and usually shiny. Flowers are hermaphroditic and sweet-scented (resembles the aroma of Jasmine), the corolla white, tubular, normally with 5 lobes. Fruits are usually red but sometimes yellow or purple at maturity. The outer layer is soft, edible and a sweet-tasting cherry, the seed itself is pale fawn or brown (dark brown only after roasting). Best grown in rich, well-drained soils in filtered sun or light shade. Keep soils consistently moist but not soggy. Plants prefer climates with daytime temperatures of 70-80’F/21-26’C. and nighttime temperatures of 60-65’F/15-17’C. Leaf drop may occur when temperatures dip below 55’F/12’C. Plants may be grown indoors in containers with a fast-draining potting soil. Indoor plants like bright sunny windows, but when taken outdoors appreciate light shade. Plants first flower when they reach 3-4 years old. Fertilize during the growing season. There are several species of Coffea, the finest quality being Arabica. Coffea Arabica grows in tropical and  equatorial regions where it is always spring or summer, it’s not a change of climate, but rather the beginning of the rainy season after the dry season that triggers Arabica plants to flower. Eight or nine months after flowering comes the fruit. For Natural Coffee – fruit is dried in the sun for up to 20 days. Once the peels, pulp and seeds are all completely dry, then the beans can be separated for roasting.

6” – $22.00

CATEGORY FIG
FICUS ‘BEERS BLACK’

Medium sized with outstanding distinct sweet flavour, excellent either fresh or dried. A reddish pink interior and a violet skin. Rated to zone 7 and potentially to zone 6, so many homes can enjoy growing this cultivar outdoors year round.

1GAL – $20.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018

FICUS ‘BLACK MISSION’

One of the most well known figs in cultivation (since 1769). It is known for its blackish-purple skin with a strawberry coloured centre. ‘Black Mission’ Fig has a wonderful flavour that is very distinct. These delicious high sugar figs are superb either fresh or dried. Also good for canning. ‘Black Mission’ produces a heavy first crop (breba) in early summer and then its main crop in Fall. This fig is a very vigorous grower.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

FICUS ‘DESERT KING’

A large, sweet, high quality delicious, greenish yellow fig with rich, reddish purple flesh.  This San Pedro type cultivar has a very good breba crop (first crop), the second crop is not as good in quality as the first. The pulp is sweet and delicious either fresh or dried.  This particular cultivar should not be pruned severely. This highly vigorous tree originated in Madera, California around 1920.  One of the best for container growing.

1GAL – $21.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

*NEW*FICUS ‘GE NERI’

Extremely large fruit, Easy to grow. An Italian fig, add this rare variety to your collection and bring delicious, sweet flavour to your kitchen! Does not tolerate excessively wet soil, but needs ample moisture during fruiting.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $35.00 Available May 2018

FICUS ‘ISCHIA’

An excellent, medium sized, sweet, green to greenish yellow, thin skinned fig with red flesh that resembles a strawberry when peeled.  These are especially attractive when used in a fruit salad.  It is recommended for areas with short summers.  This cultivar offers much to the home gardener.  It is small in ultimate size, so even small yards can contain one without difficulty.  It bears from mid-season till late in the season to extend the harvest and the quality is excellent.  The figs possess a fine, excellent flavour either fresh or dried. Due to its fairly well closed, small eye, they are resistant to spoilage by either weather or insects. Originally from Spain, it makes a small tree when mature and is one of the best to grow in containers.

1GAL – $21.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘LATTARULA’

A very big, sweet, long bearing, lemon green fig with honey coloured flesh.  It is excellent during dry harvest seasons but will have some spoilage during exceptionally wet or humid weather.  It is very good dried or for eating fresh and when the fruit is “right”, it is unsurpassed! Produces an abundance of fruit twice a year. A great selection for container culture too.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘LITTLE RUBY’

Suitable for containers or even bonsai, ‘Little Ruby’ has a natural dwarf habit that happily produces in small containers or even as bonsai! With small, tasty, sweet bite-sized, reddish brown fruit. It produces an early, strong breba crop on the previous year’s shoot growth. This new fig is cold hardy to zone 6 and great for patio plantings and as a winter houseplant.

1GAL – $20.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘OLYMPIAN’

Won the Retailers’ Choice Award at the 2014 Far-West Show! ‘Olympian’ is a ultra cold hardy fig & absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. A unique heirloom variety, good size for container growing. If pruning is necessary, do after harvest.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘TEXAS EVERBEARING’

Everything is bigger in Texas, so they say. This Fig follows that by producing  a good, large, (sometimes 2” in diameter) sweet, brownish yellow, bell shaped fig with a long fruiting season.  The flesh is strawberry coloured, nearly seedless and delicious.  It bears at an early age and gives a good crop even in cool, short summers. The second crop matures early and is even heavier than the first.  The tree is very hardy and even if frozen to the ground, it will usually bear on the new sprouts that same year. Stays shorter in containers, a great feature for patio edibles.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘WHITE MARSEILLES’

A fairly hardy, large, lemon coloured, thin skinned fig with tender, white to light amber flesh.  They are very sweet and have a high sugar content.  An old, (pre 1769) reliable variety, this fig is excellent in all respects and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson. Produces a small breba crop. They will split if watered too much while ripe. This slow growing, dense tree is well adapted to containers.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘VIOLET DE BORDEAUX’

Discovered about 1680 in Versailles (thought to be originally from Spain) this hardy cultivar produces large, almost black fruit with very deep red pulp.  The flavour is rich and delightfully sweet. Producing two crops per year;  breba fruit are pyriform with thick, tapering necks, the main crop fruit are spherical often without necks. Excellent fresh or dried but probably needs heat to develop the best flavour. This dwarf and prolific cultivar is considered by some to be the very best tasting fig around.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

FICUS ‘YELLOW LONG NECK’

A very delicious fig, superior to the Ischias and Celeste. Medium to large, short stalk and long neck. The skin is thin, tender and bright yellow in colour. Yellow Long Neck Figs are honey sweet in flavour. Best eaten right off the tree but if allowed to make it to the kitchen the fruit will make a stupendous jam or pie. Vigorous and productive it can be grown in a large container. Will produce in the same year that the wood has been killed to the ground by a hard winter.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

CATEGORY GINGER
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE

This is a great selection of edible yellow ginger root that produces rhizomes quickly. These rhizomes can be dug as soon 4-6 months in ground or from a container. Store bought ginger root is mature, fibrous , & extra spicy. “Baby Ginger”, which is harvested juvenile, is becoming more and more popular in the culinary arts. It is more mild, tender & does not need to be peeled. The shelf life is about 1-2 weeks at room temperature. This makes it an ideal plant to have in the home garden/container, where it can be harvested fresh as needed.

6” – $15.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

CATEGORY GUAVA
PSIDIUM ‘BARBIE PINK’

Considered to be one of the best guavas for the home garden. This highly productive cultivar produces some of the largest and sweetest pear-shaped fruit, yellow skinned and with thick pink flesh. Lower in pectin than other varieties, this variety is superior for eating out-of-hand or processing into juice. Very reliable, heavy producer. Will fruit in container.

1GAL – $22.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.
2GAL – $31.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

PSIDIUM ‘PERUVIAN WHITE’

Super easy to fruit, a great beginners container fruit. Plant sets fruit year round. Peruvian White is a smooth textured, large fairly seedless fruit. Flavour is honey sweet. Excellent in tropical juice drinks, jellies and pies.

1GAL – $22.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.
2GAL – $31.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

PSIDIUM ‘TIKAI’

An excellent cultivar with large yellow-skinned fruit (about the size of a baseball) and sweet, pink flesh. The tree is very compact and fruits on and off year-round and may begin fruiting at a young age. The more sun and warmth they receive, the more fruit they will produce. Tikal is an early bloomer and it makes a fine subject for containers where it can be easily maintained. This pest-and disease-resistant fruit is a great selection for the beginning fruit gardener.

1GAL – $22.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.
2GAL – $31.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

CATEGORY MULBERRY
MORUS NIGRA, DWARF

Easy-to-grow, this abundant producer of sweet and luscious medium-sized fruit has performed exceptionally well in pots yielding several crops per year even during the first season. It is best to pick the fruit ripe, as it does not ripen after picking. When not devoured fresh they are ideal in jams, wine and pies. If grown in pots, they are continuous producers cycling in and out of flower and fruit when given warm temperatures and adequate light. They can be kept under 2’ with moderate pruning. In the ground, they turn into a large bush. Mulberries are known for their immune system enhancing benefits. They are also thought to improve eyesight. Also they are disease-and-insect resistant.

1GAL – $21.00 $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

CATEGORY OLIVE
OLEA EUROPAEA ‘ARBEQUINA’

Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your home. This variety is revered as both a table olive – for its mild, buttery and lightly fruity flavour – as well as an oil olive for one of the highest concentrations of healthy, antioxidant-rich oils. Even a small tree can produce 20lbs (8kgs) of Olives. Tasty fruit and gorgeous gray-green foliage will evoke the rolling Spanish landscapes where this variety is widely grown. Olives hang well on the tree and ripen at different intervals. Drought and Heat tolerant and pest-resistant. Ripens starting in November. Self-pollinating, but bears better when cross pollinated by Manzanillo. Can be kept smaller by pruning. Plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive. Semi-deciduous, meaning they will drop leaves in extreme cold. Need 200-300 chill hrs (below 50’F 10’C) for best fruiting.

1GAL – $25.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $35.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

*NEW*OLEA EUROPAEA ‘Manzanillo’ 4-032.

Imported from Spain in the late 1800s it produces quality black edible fruit annually. A great table and oil olive, high in anti-oxidants with smaller pits, yielding more flesh. ‘Manzanillo’ is ranked as the world’s best table olive. This small spreading evergreen tree is a vigorous and prolific fruiter. The soft, gray-green foliage has small, pollen-rich white flowers that grow on long stems from the leaf axis. Although it’s self-fertile, cross-pollination with Arbequina will increase yields. The medium/large-sized (about 1”) fruits are often picked green but will ripen to deep black when left on the tree. Although pruning keeps trees at the desired height, remember that olives usually bear fruit on the previous year’s growth. Bring your olive tree inside once temperatures reach 32’F/0’C and provide cool, but not freezing, temperatures with indirect light for the winter months. Remember: olives must be cured before eating. Grow as a Patio Plant or House Plant! Makes a very unusual bonsai! Need 200 chill hrs (below 50’F 10’C) for best fruiting.

1GAL – $26.00 Available May 2018
2GAL – $36.00 Available May 2018

CATEGORY PAPAYA
CARICA ‘T.R. HOVEY’

Exotic and deliciously edible, ‘TR Hovey’ is a dwarf habit papaya that was hybridized for hydroponic culture and is perfect for patio and home garden growing in pots. Papayas need sunny, warm growing conditions and the soil temperature needs to be 60°F or higher. ‘TR Hovey’ will grow quickly and produce ripe fruit in as little as one year’s time. Grow it inside in the winter and take it outside in the summer months. Fruit will start developing only 12” from the base of the plant.

2GAL – $35.00 Available May 2018
5.5GAL – $55.00 Available May 2018

CARICA ‘TAINUNG-1’

First fruit sets when the plants are 36” (91 cm) tall. Fruits average 2.2 pounds (1 kg) each, and have sweet bright orange-red flesh.

2GAL – $35.00 Available Now
5.5GAL – $55.00 Available Now

*NEW* CATEGORY PEPPER
PIPER nigrum BLACK PEPPER VINE

Black pepper is a perennial evergreen flowering vine. Once the main stem is established it grows many side shoots to create a bushy column. The plants form short roots, called adventitious roots, which connect to surrounding supports. Leaves are almond-shaped, tapering towards the tip, dark green and shiny above, paler green below, arranged alternately on the stems. Florets are mainly hermaphrodite, tiny, apetulous that bloom on flowering stalks known as spikes. 50–150 whitish to yellow-green flowers are produced on a spike. Fruits or corns round, berry-like, up to 6 mm in diameter, green at first but turning red as they ripen, each containing a single seed. 50–60 fruits are borne on each spike. Fruits are picked when green and immature to produce green pepper; when fully grown but still green and shiny to produce black pepper (dried for about 3 days); and when slightly riper (red) to produce white pepper (for which the fruits are also soaked to remove the fleshy outer layer). It is best grown in sun dappled areas or areas with bright indirect sun. It needs a support structure (e.g., wooden frame or prop tree). Outside of conservatories or greenhouses, they may be grown in containers as a houseplant with an attached trellis or in a hanging basket. Containers can be taken outside for the warm summer months, as indoor houseplants will not usually produce fruit. Plants are intolerant of temperatures below 50’F/10’C. This species is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It has been used in Indian cooking since at least 2000 B. C.

6” – $25.00

CATEGORY POMEGRANATE
PUNICA ‘SALAVATSKI’

A deciduous, most cold-hardy pomegranate tree. Produces beautiful red flowers in summer and large orange skinned with red arils delicious fruits in early fall. – perfect for juice, tea, and even desserts • self-pollinating and dwarf-sized, so you don’t need much space. One of the healthiest fruits you can grow! Now, you can grow an endless supply of sweet super-food! The Toughest Pomegranate Variety, it has survived temperatures to -6F or -21C. It is native to the extremely cold regions of Russia/Afghanistan. Can be container grown indoors. Requires 200 chill hours.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

PUNICA ‘WONDERFUL’

It has large, showy, double, orange-red flowers to 3 inches and very large (up to 5 inches wide), glossy, dark red to purple-red fruit.  These fruit have red arils with a sweet-tart flavor and small, medium soft seeds.  These are very juicy with the juice being dark red and staining. Deciduous it requires 150 chilling hours and bears in late summer to early fall.  Discovered around 1896. Can be container grown indoors or bonsai.

1GAL – $22.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.
2GAL – $31.00 Currently Dormant. Available Spring 2018.

CATEGORY SUGAR CANE
SACCHARUM ‘OFFICINARUM’

Saccharum officinarum, is a large tufted perennial grass that is probably native to Southeast Asia. It can grow to 15-20′ tall in it’s native environment, but to 5-8′ tall more commonly when grown indoors. Stems contain a sweet juice that may be extracted for production of sugar or molasses.

2GAL – $25.00 Available Now

CATEGORY YACON
SMALLANTHUS ‘SONCHIFOLIUS PURPLE’

Purple Yacon is one of the most extraordinary plants of the Andes. This spectacular plant is related to the sunflower & grows very similar. It is also called “Pear of the Earth” because it’s tubers are a delicious flavour that resembles a blend of watermelon, apple, & pear. It is very juicy and crisp and can be eaten raw or cooked. Highly recommended, fun to grow for a fall harvest.

Dormant Corm for planting spring 2018 – $20.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

SMALLANTHUS ‘SONCHIFOLIUS’

Yacon is one of the most extraordinary plants of the Andes. This spectacular plant is related to the sunflower & grows very similar. It is also called “Pear of the Earth” because it’s tubers are a delicious flavour that resembles a blend of watermelon, apple, & pear. It is very juicy and crisp and can be eaten raw or cooked. Highly recommended, fun to grow for a fall harvest.

Dormant Corm for planting spring 2018 – $20.00 Available Now. Discontinued, on hand numbers only.

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