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2023 Master Gardener Seedling Sale

  • Friday, April 28, 2023, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Many new offerings! Along with some timeless favorites!

Order Deadline is March 15, 2023

Pick up dates Friday April 28 10am-6pm, Saturday April 29 10am-1pm 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

Edible

Mary Washington Asparagus Crowns-10 crowns for $13

Big Top Horseradish-1 root for $6.00

MacDonald Rhubarb-1 root for $12.00

Natchez Blackberry (thornless)-2 bare root seedlings for $22.00

Seascape Strawberries- 5 bare root seedlings for $6.00

Blueberry Pair-2 potted plants  for $30

Paw Paw-2-second year bare root seedlings for $9

Ornamental

Balsam Fir-3 bare root seedlings for $17

Red Oak Trees-2 bare root second year seedlings for $6

Winterberry Holly-5 bare root seedlings for $13

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See full descriptions and growing information below.


Mary Washington Asparagus Crowns

This winter hardy variety is also heat tolerant and shows resistance to rust. This is an heirloom variety!

Asparagus plants produce a light harvest in the second year, a larger harvest in the third year and full harvest in subsequent years.

Soil pH recommendation: 7.0-7.2

10 crowns for $13


Big Top Horseradish

Big Top is know for its size, vigor and wide adaptability. Horseradish thrives in full sun but tolerates light shade. It grows best in deep, rich, moist loamy soil. One root is usually plenty for a whole family.

Horseradish roots can be harvested during the second fall after planting.

Soil pH recommendation: 6.2-6.7

1 root for $6.00


MacDonald Rhubarb

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.

Rhubarb bears a light harvest in the second year and full harvest in the third year.

Soil pH recommendation: 6.0-6.8

1 root for $12.00


Natchez Blackberry (thornless)

Natchez blackberry is a recent release from the University of Arkansas breeding program. This is the earliest ripening thornless variety with very high production potentials. Very large and good tasting berries can be harvested during a 3–5 week season. Due to its semi-erect growth habit, Natchez performs best with a trellis.

This Summer Bearing Blackberry plant bears fruit 1 years after planting.

Soil pH recommendation: 6.5-6.8

2 bare root seedlings for $22.00


Seascape Strawberries

Seascape was released by the University of California breeding program in 1992. This day-neutral has been highly successful for north eastern growers for summer and fall production. The plants have the potential to be the most productive of any day-neutral. The berries are large, firm and have good flavor when picked ripe from the plant.

Seascape strawberries bear fruit 12-14 weeks after planting.

Soil pH recommendation: 6.5-6.8

5 bare root seedlings for $6.00

Blueberry Pairs

The blueberry pairs this year are coming in 1 liter pots for easy transplanting and quick establishment. The plants are sheared to 12-14 inches to increase top growth in the first year. By coming pots this eliminates drying out and transplant shock.

Blueberry plants bear fruit 1 year after planting.

Soil pH recommendation: 4.5-4.8

2 potted plants-1 Bluecrop and 1 Northland for proper pollination for $30

Paw Paw

Indigenous to the United States. A deciduous, often narrow conical tree growing 12 to 25 feet in height and less broad. This pyramidal shaped tree has dense, dangling foliage giving the Paw Paw an interesting tropical appearance. The dark green leaves grow up to 12 inches in length. In March to May they produce maroon, upside down flowers that measure up to 2 inches across. The large edible fruit is produced, often in clusters from the blooms. The Paw Paw is an oblong shaped fruit, light green in color, weighing 5 to 16 ounces and is 3 to 6 inches in length. The fruit has a high amount of protein, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The inside has a creamy, custard texture, varing in color from creamy-white to yellow-orange. Its taste is described as a cross between a mango and a banana. The 10-14, brownish to black seeds are arranged in two rows and shaped like lima beans, with a length of 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. Harvest time mid August to mid October. Should produce fruit in 5 to 6 years. Grows best in full sun once established. Plant in deep, fertile soil that is well drained and slightly acidic. Deer and rabbit resistant. Wildlife food for foxes, raccoons and squirrels. Bees show no interest in Paw Paw flowers. Relatively disease free. Plant at least two trees for fruit production to ensure cross-pollination. Be the first to grow the largest edible native fruit in America.

2-second year bare root seedlings for $9

Balsam Fir

A narrow pyramidal growing to a height of 50 to 75 feet; spread 20 to 25 feet. Short, soft bright green needles are 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches in length. Grows best in full sun, but is more shade tolerant than other firs. Prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil. Adapts well to cooler climates. Prized for its fragrance as a cut tree. Extensively used for Christmas trees and ornamentals. Needs very little shearing.

3 bare root seedlings for $17

Red Oak Trees

Fast growth 60 to 70 feet with equal spread. Its dense, lustrous green foliage turns a deep red in the fall. Grows best in sandy to rich loamy soil in full sun. The fastest growing of all oaks. One of the most popular ornamental oaks. It transplants easily, withstands city conditions, is clean in habit and makes one of the best street or avenue trees. Red oak is tolerant of urban conditions; i.e., salt, ozone and sulphur dioxide. Native to eastern to mid United States. Very valuable as a timber tree.

2- bare root second year seedlings for $6

Winterberry Holly

Height and spread 6 to 12 feet. One of the best deciduous plants for fall and winter color. Female plants produce bright red berries in profusion in early fall while leaves are still green and remain until mid winter after leaf drop. Berried stems often used in seasonal dried arrangements. Late fall foliage color is yellow. Likes acid soil. Will tolerate wet, swampy conditions. Native to northeastern United States. As these plants are grown from seed, we cannot distinguish between male and female plants. Therefore, you should plant at least 5 to ensure pollination. Very good shrub as a screen or background. Attracts winter song birds.

5 bare root seedlings for $13



Due to the nature of this fundraiser, no refunds will be given.

Contact

Courtney Churchill
Master Gardener Coordinator/ Agriculture Program Assistant
cmc534@cornell.edu
845-340-3990 ext. 335

Location

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

Last updated January 30, 2023