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Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Fall Plant Sale

UPDATED DEADLINE TO ORDER IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 at NOON!

Plants will be available for pick up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on November 2 & 3 at the Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension Office (715 Cabarrus Ave-West, Concord, NC  28027). You will receive a reminder note prior to plants arriving. 
All proceeds from the  Plant Sale provide Cooperative Extension programming support. This plant sale is a fundraiser for Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension. All plants are grown in nurseries in Georgia or Alabama. All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

To download a plant sale brochure with detailed information about each plant variety, click HERE.Or call 704-920-3310; weekdays; between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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

BERRY PLANTS

Blueberries
At least two different varieties of blueberries must be planted to ensure cross-pollination in order to produce fruit.
Climax: Ripens mid to late season. Fruits are medium size with good flavor and average stem scar. Plants have good upright growth.
Premier: Late ripening normally in mid to late July. Upright growth with average vigor. Midium size fruit, good flavor, dry stem scar.
Powder Blue: Ripens mid season. Berries are very light blue in color, medium in size with good firmness and flavor. Plants have an upright, spreading growth habit and are an excellent choice for using in ornamental settings.
Brightwell:  Fruit ripens in early June through mid July. Plants have very vigorous and upright growing characteristics. Very reliable variety for fruiting. Harvest period is 35 days. Berries have a medium size, excellent flavor, and a dry stem scar.

Blackberries
Navaho:  Fruit are medium in size, excellent flavor and average sugar content. Fruit ripen mid season over a 5-6 week period.
Apache: Fruit are very large in size, with very good flavor, and an average sugar content of 10-11%. Fruit ripen over about a five week period with very high yields.

Muscadines
Cowart: Black; fruit are medium size, ripen early to mid season, have very large clusters, excellent flavor, good quality and a wet stem scar. Plants are very vigorous and disease resistant.
Triumph: Bronze; fruit are very large in size, ripen early, large clusters, and has good flavor. Plants are disease resistant and the growth habit is very vigorous. Uses: Wine, Home, Juice and Jelly.

Raspberries
Nova: Fruit are medium in size, dark red, and ripen early. Plants have average growth height and are fairly disease resistant.
Fall Gold:   This everbearing variety produces large to very large, conical, extremely sweet, rather soft, golden berries. Excellent for fresh eating and processing.

Goji Berries
This bright orange-red berry ranges from 1/2 to 1 inch long. Berries have a slight sweet with mildly tangy flavor. Berries can be eaten fresh, made into juice, wine or herbal tea, or dried and enjoyed as a snack. Shrub will grow approximately 8-10 feet in full sun.


TREES

Fig Trees
Fig trees come in 1-gallon containers. Cost per tree is $10.
Brown Turkey: Bears twice a year, with flesh turning from various shades of amber to pink. The skin is copper brown. Very hardy. Ripens early and late summer.
Celeste: Fruit are small to medium in size. Light brown to violet brown skin. Whitish pink color flesh. Very few seeds. Ripens early summer.

Japanese Persimmon
Persimmon trees come in 3-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Fuyu:   Fruit are non-astringent, medium to large in size, excellent flavor, dark orange skin, light orange flesh, and ripens late. Tree growth habit is vigorous and upright. Fuyu is the most common variety of persimmon around the world. It has many great qualities that make it highly recommended for planting.

Pear Trees 
Pear trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Keiffer:  Fruit are large in size, golden yellow in color, white flesh, crunchy and sweet. Trees have vigorous growth, are very hardy, blight resistant, and prolific. Produces fruit in late September. Recommend planting two of this self fertile variety to ensure pollination.
Bartlett:  Fruit are large in size, yellowish brown in color, white flesh, very sweet, juicy, and ripen mid-season. Trees are medium in size with upright growth. They are ideal for planting in smaller areas.

Apple Trees 
Apple trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $25 per tree.
Fuji:  Fruit are medium in size, yellowish green with red tint skin, white flesh, very crisp, juicy, and ripens mid-season. Tree growth is vigorous and spreading.
Granny Smith: Fruit are large in size, light green skin, white flesh, crisp, juicy, and ripens late. Tree growth is very vigorous, bears fruit at a young age, and is a good pollinator.
Gala: Fruit are medium to large in size, golden skin with red striping, white flesh, crisp, good flavor, and ripens mid-season. Tree growth habit is vigorous and upright.

Pecan Tree
Pecan trees come in 5-gallon containers. Cost is $40 per tree.
Elliott:  Round, thin shelled nut. Size compares to Stuart; 65 per lb.; 53% meat. One of the best tasting pecans. Highly resistant to scab. Pollinate with Oconee.
Oconee:  Cross between a Barton and Schley. Good nut size; 55 per lb. Large nut and excellent sheller. Good disease resistance and has an early harvest date. Pollinate with Elliott.

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Photo of Robert Furr, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRobert FurrCounty Extension Director (704) 453-9042 RBFURR@GMAIL.COMCabarrus County, North Carolina
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