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Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Spring Plant Sale

Deadline to order is Thursday, February 28, 2020; 12 noon

Plants will be available for pick up on March 5 and 6 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 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.

 All proceeds from the Plant Sale provide N.C. Cooperative Extension programming support .

This plant sale is a fundraiser for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County Center. All plants are grown in nurseries in Georgia or Alabama. All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

Download a plant sale brochure with detailed information about each plant variety.


Place your order online!

Or call 704-920-3310; weekdays; between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


BERRY PLANTS

Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry, Goji Berry, Muscadine plants and Fig trees 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 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.
Brightwell: Late ripening variety in July to early August. Moderately vigorous with upright growth. Large fruit, dark blue, good stem scar.
Powder Blue:  Ripens mid to late season. Fruit are medium size with good flavor and an average stem scar. Plants have a good upright growth habit. Tifblue is one of the oldest cultivars that is still being planted.

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.

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

Raspberries
Heritage:  
Fruit are large in size, dark red, and very sweet. Plants have upright vigorous growth habits. Adapts well in most well drained soils.
Nova: Fruit are medium in size, dark red, and ripen early. Plants have average growth height and are fairly disease resistant.

Goji Berry
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 in full sun.


FRUIT TREES

Fig Trees
1 gallon containers, 3 feet tall, $10 each

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.

Apple Trees
5-gallon container; 4-5 feet tall; $25 each
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.
Rome: Rounded, all red, very glossy, with a thick skin and firm flesh. They taste great off the tree, but are primarily used for baking, as it’s flavor develops when cooked, and holes it’s shape well.
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.

Pear Trees
5-gallon container; 3-5 feet tall; $25 each
Keiffer: Fruit are large in size, golden yellow in color, white flesh, crunchy, sweet, and ripen mid season. Trees have vigorous growth, are very hardy, blight resistant, and prolific.
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

Japanese Persimmon
3-gallon container; $25
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.


Pecan Trees
5-gallon container, 4-5 feet tall; $40
Kiowa:Large oblong nuts with thin shell. Very meaty. Has excellent quality and vigorous tree bears heavily in as little as 5-6 years. Self-fruitful and disease resistant. . 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 Kiowa. 

Pomegranate Tree
3 Gallon container  $25
Salavatski—Large fruit with orange red skin with red arils. Fruit has excellent flavor and taste. This tree produces red flowers in summer and delicious red fruit in early fall. It’s a cold hardy variety that may be able to withstand temperatures down to -6F.
Wonderful—Best, largest, most highly colored cultivar. Extra-large fruit that has a glossy blushed red skin that gets the size of a large orange. Rich, crimson heart. Finest quality. Has a sharp-tart flavor which is highly prized. Self-fertile however fruit set is increased by planting two or more. Adapts to most soils.