Lycium barbarumGoji (Wolfberry). The berries are reported to have a very high level of antioxidants, especially carotenoids, and can help the body adjust to stress and change.
Coming from high altitudes, the plant is hardy, easy to grow and maintain, and drought tolerant once established. Keep new plants moist until there is 6-8 inches of new growth. Then reduce watering, more for sandy soil, less often for heavy soil. Goji plants need well-drained soil with a pH of 6.8 or higher, and should not be fertilized. Extra nitrogen may even kill them.
Like most fruit plants, they prefer full sun. Plants are large shrubs that can grow 7-10 ft tall. Pruning will keep the plant shorter and thicker and produce more flowers and fruit. The numerous trumpet-shaped flowers seen in early summer develop into bright red berries by late summer. Flowering and fruiting will continue until the first heavy frost. Plants flower the year after planting with maximum fruit production in the 4th or 5th year.
USDA zone 3-10 but top branches may winterkill during severe zone 3 winters and regrow in the spring. Plant shipped may be just a bare root - looks dead but very viable!
Sambucus canadensisAmerican Elderberry, grows 10-12 ft. tall and produces abundant dark purple berries in the fall. Our varieties (Adam II, Bob Gordon, Ranch, Wyldewood) were selected for their large berries and abundant yields.
USDA zone 3-8. Note Wyldewood may experience winter die-back in zone 3 and regrow. FotosMore infoNotes on Pruning Methods
3 year old bare root -grows fast $25
Aronia melanocarpaViking Aronia, grows 6 ft. tall and produces abundant dark purple berries in the fall. White blossoms adorn the glossy green leaves in the spring. Foliage turns brilliant red in the fall. Berries are very high in anti-oxidants. Zones 3-8 but exposed branches susceptible to winterkill in zone 3. More info at Iowa State and Cornell.
Actinidia kolomiktaRed Beauty - female. Use one "Arctic Beauty" as the male pollinator per up to five female "Red Beauties". Other kiwi male varieties may bloom too late to pollinate Red Beauty. USDA zone 3-9. NOTE: Leaves are not tolerant of frost. Vines will likely rebound and send out new leaves.
Actinidia kolomiktaArctic Beauty - male. Use one "Arctic Beauty" as the male pollinator per up to five female "Red Beauties". Other kiwi male varieties may bloom too late to pollinate Red Beauty. USDA zone 3-9.
Arctic Raspberry Plants
Rubus arcticus L. subsp. x stellarcticusArctic Raspberry is prized for its attractive flowers and abundant, flavorful diminutive red fruit on thornless stems. Spreading by rhizomes, they are great for a ground cover in flower beds, the plants grow to a mature height of five inches tall. USDA zone 1-7. Plants shipped in 2.5" pots. Two companion varieties are included in each order for maximum pollination (mixture of Anna, Beta, Sophia, Valentina).
Viburnum opulus var. americanaHighbush cranberry produces small white flowers which turns into bright red fruit, suitable for processing into jams and jellies. The bushes grow to a mature height of fifteen feet tall. Self pollinating. USDA zone 2-7.
The first North American cookbook to include Sweetberry Honeysuckle! (a.k.a. honeyberry/haskap Lonicera caerulia L.) The picture on the cover is of a Utah serviceberry. Too many other delicious wild berries and fruits to mention here are included in this attractive, easy to follow, spiral bound collection of recipes.