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Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Spring Plant Sale

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, February 25, 2021; 12 noon

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Plants will be available for pick up on March 4 and 5 (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 a nursery in Georgia. All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.

Questions about the sale, email rbfurr@ncsu.edu or call 704-920-3310; weekdays; between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


BERRY PLANTS

Blueberry, Blackberry and Muscadine 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 must be planted to ensure cross-pollination in order to produce fruit.
Tifblue: 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.
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
Ouachita: Fruit are large in size, very good flavor, and an average sugar content of 10- 11%. Fruit ripen mid season over about five weeks with consistently high yields. Ouachita is potentially the best variety for storage and handling.
Prime Ark Travler:  Glossy and firm fruit with high-quality flavor. Thornless canes have a vigorous, upright growth habit that makes berries easy to pick. Best for eating fresh, using in recipes, and offering at farmers’ markets. First-year canes begin ripening in mid-July, while second-year canes bear heaviest crops in June. Continues to fruit until frost. Everbearing primocane. Early season.

FRUIT TREES

Apple Trees
5-gallon container; 4-5 feet tall; $25 each
Red Delicious: Fruit are large in size with dark red skin, crisp, juicy, and ripen mid-season. Trees have very vigorous growth habits and produce high yields.
Yellow Delicious: Large tapered fruit with golden yellow skin sometimes with a reddish rose blush. Crisp aromatic white flesh. Sweet flavor. Very vigorous tree bears at young age and heavily. Self-fruitful but yields are improved when pollinated by Red Delicious. Excellent pollinator for other apples. Good disease resistant.

Peach Trees
5-gallon container; 3-5 feet tall; $25 each
Elberta: Fruit are large in size, yellow with a red blush, yellow flesh, very juicy, good flavor, freestone, ripens late. Trees grow vigorous and compact and self fertile. Elberta is by far the most well known peach in the U.S. It is great for home and commercial use.

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Written By

Robert Furr, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRobert FurrCounty Extension Director Call Robert E-mail Robert N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County Center
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