January 4th starts Extension’s Small Fruit Plant Sale and this year we are offering many exciting selections for the homeowner who wants to grow some fruits in his own backyard.
This year we’re offering apples, peaches, figs, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, muscadines, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb along with a couple of exciting newcomers.
First off we’re offering Pawpaw trees. The Pawpaw tree produces large tropical custard-like fruit that is oblong in shape and has a light green skin. Pawpaw trees are native to North America and even grow wild in much of the eastern and Midwest areas of the United States. The Pawpaw has a very sweet taste which makes it an excellent choice for fresh eating.
Our second newcomer this year is horseradish. Horseradish is a coarse, weedy looking herb that is harvested for its root. Horseradish has a hot and pungent flavor and has been prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities for centuries.
Call our office at 828-764-9480 to place your order. Orders can be paid for at the time of pick up which is in mid-March. Orders of $100 or more will require a 25% deposit.
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