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Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Fall Plant Sale

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ORDER FRUIT PLANTS HERE

ORDER FLOWER BULBS HERE

All orders MUST BE PLACED ONLINE. We are not able to accept orders over the telephone or through the mail.

DEADLINE TO ORDER IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 at 12 p.m.

Fruit plants will be available for pick up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on November 3 & 4 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Cabarrus County Center (715 Cabarrus Ave-West, Concord, NC  28027). You will receive a reminder note prior to plants arriving. 
Flower bulbs will be shipped directly to your home from Dutch Mill Bulbs.
All proceeds from the  Plant Sale provide N.C. Cooperative Extension programming support. This plant sale is a fundraiser for the Cabarrus County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension. All plants are grown in a nursery in Georgia. All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

For questions, call 704-920-3310; weekdays; between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


FLOWER BULBS

We are working with Dutch Mill Bulbs to offer flower bulbs for sale this Fall. You will order directly through Dutch Mill Bulbs at the link on the top of this page. Your bulbs will be shipped directly to you.

Mixed Daffodil King Alfred Daffodil Pastel Tip Tulip Mix Foxtrot Tulip
Glory of the Snow Snow Bunch Crocus New Tiger Lilies Blueberry Ripple Tip
Heavenly Blue Bells Giant Dutch Tulips Super Color Hyacinths Grecian Windflowers
Purple Drumsticks Dutch Iris Mix Red Parade Tulips Striped Squill
Alpine Bells Assortment “The Works”

BERRY PLANTS

All berry plants are sold in 1-gallon containers and are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. Cost for plants is $10 each.

Blueberries
At least two different varieties of blueberries must be planted to ensure cross-pollination in order to produce fruit.
Climax: Rabbiteye blueberry, Early Season Producer. Likes acidic soil. Soil test recommended before planting. Requires more than one variety for pollination. Planting different cultivars will extend season. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-virgatum

Premier: Rabbiteye blueberry, Early to Mid Season Producer. Likes acidic soil. Soil test recommended before planting. Self Pollinating. Planting different cultivars will extend season. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-virgatum

Powder Blue: Rabbiteye blueberry, Late Season Producer. Likes acidic soil. Soil test recommended before planting. Requires more than one variety for pollination. Planting different cultivars will extend season. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-virgatum

Centurion: Rabbiteye blueberry, Mid Season Producer. Likes acidic soil. Soil test recommended before planting. Requires more than one variety for pollination. Planting different cultivars will extend season. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-virgatum/

O’Neal: Highbush blueberry native to eastern North America. It can grow 8 to15 feet tall. It is an upright, multi-stemmed, slow-growing deciduous shrub. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-corymbosum/

Tifblue: Rabbiteye blueberry, Mid Season Producer. Likes acidic soil. Soil test recommended before planting. Requires two cultivars for pollination. Planting different cultivars will extend season. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vaccinium-virgatum

Blackberries
Arapaho: Thornless blackberry. Early season. Erect canes. Medium size, somewhat irregular shape https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/blackberries-for-the-home-garden

Apache:  Thornless blackberry. Mid season. Erect canes. medium-size, portions of the fruit may turn white during hot weather. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/blackberries-for-the-home-garden

Natchez: Thornless blackberry. Early season. Erect canes. Elongated fruit.
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/blackberries-for-the-home-garden

Ouachita: Thornless blackberry. Mid season. Erect canes. Medium size, stores well. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/blackberries-for-the-home-garden

Muscadines
Carlos:  Standard to make white muscadine wine. It is a bronze self-fertile and contains 16% sugar. Very vigorous, yielding large amounts of quality, medium size fruit. Cold hardy and disease resistant.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Doreen:  Similar to Carlos, more disease resistance, similar berry quality, with a much later harvest and a less dry scar. Better fruit rot resistance.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Magnolia:  Similar to Carlos but with smaller fruit size. Good for snacking or juice.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Nesbitt:  Black Self Fertile, Best for picking. Extended mid to late season harvest period. Healthy vine, and is relatively free from fruit rots. Flavor is excellent, skin is fairly tough.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Noble:  Black Self Fertile, Perfect for juice and red wine. It is productive, disease resistant, and produces a good quality juice. Wet stem scar.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Tara:  Bronze self fertile, large berry; harvest season is early. Relatively dry stem scar. Good fruit rot resistance and high yield. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/vitis-rotundifolia/

Raspberries
Fall Gold:  Self-fertile gold raspberry, the ability to produce two crops each season. After a late summer to fall harvest, a second crop arrives the following spring on the same canes. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/raspberries-in-the-home-garden

Caroline:  Self-fertile red raspberry, very productive, with a rich, full, and intense raspberry flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/raspberries-in-the-home-garden

FRUIT TREES

Fig Trees
Fig trees come in 1-gallon containers. Cost per tree is $10.
Brown Turkey: Popular Fig cultivar. 10-30 feet tall. Self pollinating Harvest twice – spring and late summer. Cold hardy to 10 degrees. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/ficus-carica-brown-turkey/

Celeste:Multi-branched shrub – most frequently grown figs. Pest and disease resistant but needs winter protection. It is heat tolerant and self-pollinating. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/ficus-carica-celeste/

LSU Purple: Glossy purple medium-sized fruit with a mild flavor, high sugar content, and white flesh. Tree is a vigorous, upright grower. Highly productive. Pest- and disease-resistant. Grows well in containers! Heat-tolerant. Ripens July to frost. Self-pollinating. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/ficus-carica-magnolia/

Magnolia: One of the most commonly seen varieties with one of the largest fruits. Cold hardy down to 50 degrees, so provide winter protection. Self-pollinating and grows well in containers. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/ficus-carica-magnolia/

Pear Trees 
Pear trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Moonglow: The Moonglow pear tree is resistant to Fire Blight and can bear fruits for many years. It has a vigorous growth habit. Needs at least two cultivars to ensure adequate pollination. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/pyrus-communis-moonglow/

Apple Trees 
Apple trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Jonagold: 5 Gallon – The Jonagold apple requires two other apple cultivars for pollination. The fruit is crimson red stippled with yellow-gold. Ripens in mid-September into October.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/malus-domestica-jonagold/

Stayman: 5 Gallon – The Stayman apple can consistently bear apples in good weather conditions. It needs other apple trees to ensure pollination. Slow grower, perfect for suburban backyard. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/malus-domestica-stayman/

Rome:5 Gallon – This is a cooking or baking apple. Good in NC climate. It is self-pollinating, but other similar blooming varieties nearby will increase fruit production. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/malus-domestica-rome/

Gala:The Gala is a propagated apple cultivar, from the 1920s, with a mild, sweet, and sometimes slightly tart flavor. It is a popular apple for fresh eating, salads, and cooking. It is semi-dwarf, meaning its height reaches about 12 to 15 feet at maturity. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/malus-domestica-gala/

Pomegranate Tree
Pomegranate trees come in 3-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.

Salavatski: Planted more for ornamental. Needs to be planted in a protected area or in a container to overwinter. The plant will be killed to the ground at temperatures below 10 F.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/punica-granatum/

Dwarf: Compact shrub-like tree up to 3′. Needs to be planted in a protected area or in a container to overwinter. The plant will be killed to the ground at temperatures below 10 F.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/punica-granatum/

Pecan Tree
Pecan trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $40 per tree.
Elliott: Hardy pecan widely planted in the Southeast. Resistant to scab. Small, teardrop-shaped nut of very good quality, usually in alternate years. 50 to 100 feet tall. Need at least two trees from two different cultivars. Type II pollinator. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/carya-illinoinensis-elliot/
Pawnee: Large nut size and early harvest (early Sept). Mature in 8-10 years at 25-30 ft. Good disease resistance, but nut scab can be a problem. Type I pollinator. Requires two other cultivars. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/carya-illinoinensis-pawnee/

Peach Tree
Peach trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Contender:
Great cold-hardy cultivar that can adapt to temperature falls below zero. It is developed in Raleigh, NC. Self-pollinating with heavy bearing each year. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/prunus-persica-contender/

Plum Tree
Plum trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Byron Gold: 
This vigorous plum tree variety produces great quality of fruit. Some problems with leaf scald. Chilling requirement. Two cultivars ensure better fruiting. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/prunus-salicina-byrongold/

Methley: Heavy bearing variety, start to produce fruit in 2-4 growing seasons. Susceptible to spring frost damage. Self fertile, but planting two cultivars is recommended. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/prunus-salicina-methley/