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2022 Master Gardener Seedling Sale

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The “Age of Asparagus” is back. Cornell Master Gardeners are offering asparagus at their annual fundraising Seedling Sale.

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that produces wonderful green spears in early spring. Millenium asparagus is very hardy, grows well in most soil conditions and is very tender.

We will also have our popular Native Flowering packs, Evergreen Packs and Edible Fruit packs. You can plant an entire native garden, forest, and fruit bowl!

All the native flowering plants are a combination of trees and shrubs that attract pollinators and birds.

We will also have strawberries, rhubarb, and peach trees.

Order Deadline is March 15, 2022

Pick up dates Thursday April  21 9am-4pm, Friday April 22 9am-4pm, Saturday April 23 9am-12noon at the back entrance of our office at 232 Plaza Road Kingston NY 12401. You will be asked to select a pick up time when you place your order.

We are only doing on-line orders this year, please see the ordering link below.

Sale Overview

Blueberry pairs $12.00 SOLD OUT

Edible Fruit Packs $35. (10 plants 5 kinds) SOLD OUT

Evergreen Packs $20. (10 plants 5 kinds) SOLD OUT

Native flowering Packs $25. (10 plants 5 kinds) 

Red Haven Peach trees $25. SOLD OUT

Cavendish Strawberries $6.(packs of 5) SOLD OUT

Millineum Asparagus $6.00 ( pack of 5) SOLD OUT

MacDonald Rhubarb Crowns $10.00 each SOLD OUT

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See full descriptions and growing information below.

  • Blueberry pairs SOLD OUT

Blue Crop and Jersey are paired together (2 plants, one of each) to get you a nice yield. Soil pH level of 4.5 - 4.8 is recommended for blueberry plants. Blueberry plants bear fruit 1 year after planting.

  • Edible Fruit Packs $35. (10 plants 5 kinds) SOLD OUT

Blue Crop and Jersey (4 plants, two of each) to get you a nice yield. Soil pH level of 4.5 - 4.8 is recommended for blueberry plants. Blueberry plants bear fruit 1 year after planting.

Two Latham Red Raspberries is extremely cold hardy red raspberry, richly sweet in flavor. Tender, juicy, dark red berries are delicious frozen, canned and fresh. This Raspberry is very productive, strong, sturdy, summer-bearing canes reach approximately 5 feet in height when mature. They should produce 2 to 5 lbs. of fruit when mature. Two year canes.

Two Darrow Blackberry plants-The Darrow Blackberry was developed at the New York Experimental Station to bring you the best in flavor and spectacular crops year after year. The berries themselves are exceptionally large and sugar sweet. One of the most winter hardy blackberries! Ripen early and continue over a large period..

Two Honeoye June Bearing strawberries. Honeoye strawberry plant is from the Cornell Research Station, Geneva, NY, and has been a top variety for over 30 years. It combines winter hardiness, high productivity, good appearance and color, together with an excellent, firm, large-sized berry.

  • Evergreen Packs $20. (10 plants 5 kinds) SOLD OUT

C.B. Spruce, Fraser Fir, W. Spruce, Balsam Fir, White Pine

Colorado Blue Spruce-One of the finest trees for ornamental and Christmas tree use. Color of needles ranges between a dark green and a silver-blue depending upon the particular plant soil conditions. Has the largest needles of all the spruces. Makes a colorful screen or windbreak. Will grow best in well drained soils. Grows to 100’, reaching 6 feet in 8-9 years from 3 yr. seedling. Seedlings 10-16”.

Fraser Fir-Medium size, gray bark; very soft, shiny bright flat, dark green needles, with silver underside 1/2 to 1-1/4" long. Used for ornamentals as well as Christmas trees with good needle retention. Needs cool, moist, well-drained soil. Does not do well in heavy, wet clay soil. Full sun not required. Grows to 60’. Seedlings 8-14”.

White Spruce-This evergreen has needles which are stiff, 1/3 to 3/4 inch long, green to blue-green in color, square in cross section. When crushed a pungent odor is apparent. Needle tips are pointed, but not sharp. Conical, medium-sized trees. Seedlings 10-16”

Balsam Fir - This is one of the more important conifers in the northern United States. It is also known as balsam or eastern fir. A small to medium-sized tree used primarily for pulp and light frame construction, and it is one of the most popular Christmas trees. Wildlife rely extensively on this tree for food and shelter. Seedlings 6-12”.

White Pine -Has long, soft deep green needles and can grow 100 to 150 tall. Reacts well to shearing. Makes an excellent ornamental, as well as Christmas or timber tree. The only pine that performs well in partially shaded areas. Seedlings 10-18”.

  • Native flowering Packs $25. (10 plants 5 kinds)

White Flowering Dogwood, Elderberry, Serviceberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Eastern Redbud

White Flowering Dogwood-White dogwood trees are flowering stunners that provide a show of beauty year-round. In the springtime, they dazzle with white bracts and flowers, in the summer they reveal glossy green leaves, in the fall, they grow crimson berries, and in winter their textured bark steals the show. Despite their elegance, white dogwoods are relatively low-maintenance, making a great specimen or foundation plant for your garden.


Elderberry-The American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a deciduous shrub that comes from North America. It is also known as the pie elder, American elder, black elderberry, elder-blow, sweet elder or just elderberry. Each spring the plant is covered with clusters of tiny white flowers that are followed by purplish-black fruit.


The Eastern Redbud typically grows to 20–30 ft tall with an 26–33 ft spread. It generally has a short, often twisted trunk and spreading branches. A 10-year-old tree will generally be around 16 ft tall. The bark is dark in color, smooth, later scaly with ridges somewhat apparent, sometimes with maroon patches. It is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Michigan south to central Mexico but able to thrive as far west as California and as far north as southern Ontario.


Red osier is our most widespread native species, occurring over most of the continent except for the southern Great Plains and the southeast. Cornus sericea is a 3 to 9 foot tall shrub that can be recognized by its flat, umbrella-like cluster of small four or five-petal white flowers and oval leaves with prominent veins that gently curl to trace the shape of the leaf margin. Red osier lacks the showy petal-like leafy bracts surrounding the flower clusters that are characteristic of the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), but still makes a showy garden plant for its foliage and bright red stems (red-osier is French for “red willowy shoot” based on the resemblance of winter dogwoods to leafless willows.


Serviceberry is a large shrub or small tree with beautiful fall colors. White spring flowers giving way to 1/4" fruit loved by birds. The serviceberry can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–8 looms in March and April (depending on location), with delicate white flowers arranged in clusters. It Is one of the finest small trees for fall color, with leaves turning vivid shades of red and gold.

  • Red Haven Peach trees $25. SOLD OUT

Easy to maintain and grow, the Red Haven Peach tree is fast growing, cold tolerant and drought tolerant. It is also disease resistant to leaf spot. With late-blooming pink flowers and a fast growth rate, this tree is a great option for fruit. The medium red-orange fruit is a great all-purpose peach that is great for snacking, canning and freezing. It has a sweet yellow flesh with a firm, creamy texture, and it almost fuzz free. This heavy bearing tree will product fruit you can enjoy year after year.

  • Cavendish Strawberries $6.(packs of 5) SOLD OUT

Cavendish strawberry, which originates in Nova Scotia, is the result of a cross between two varieties known for their winter hardiness and attractive, large fruit. It produces high yields that ripen over a long growing season.

  • Millineum Asparagus $6.00 ( pack of 5) SOLD OUT

Millennium asparagus, developed by Prof. David Wolyn, Univ. of Guelph, Canada, has become a major contributor to the Ontario asparagus industry. Named "Seed of the Year" in 2005 at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. In our trial, Millennium has been productive, with high quality spears, tender, and has good flavor. Thought to be best adapted to heavier soils but results from our grower survey indicate success with a wide range of soil types. We recommend a soil pH level of 7.0 - 7.2 for asparagus plants. Asparagus plants produce a light harvest in the 2nd year, a larger harvest the 3rd year, and a full harvest in subsequent years.

  • MacDonald Rhubarb Crowns $10.00 each SOLD OUT

We recommend a soil pH level of 6.0 - 6.8 for rhubarb crowns. We have selected this rhubarb strain for its excellent production for commercial growers and home gardeners. This very vigorous, upright growing strain produces large, tender stalks and has acceptable red color. Shows resistance to root-rot problems.

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https://www.cceulster.com/seedlingsale

Location

CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401

Last updated March 11, 2022