Small fruits to grow!


There is nothing better than growing and harvesting your own fresh and nutritious fruit.


Buckerfield’s Garden Centers offer a wonderful collection of certified disease free plants that are high yielding, hardy, productive and easy to grow.


Here are some suggestions for the best small fruits around.



Raspberries


There are 2 types of Raspberries; summer-bearing plants produce one big crop in summer and ever-bearing which produce fruit in the summer as well as fall.


The first year after planting, all the flowers should be removed to allow the plant to build up reserves. From the second year on, the plants will flower in the spring and the Raspberries will ripen in the summer or fall.


Raspberry plants need adequate water and fertilizer in the spring and summer, to produce the biggest juiciest berries.


Everbearing raspberries varieties:


Heritage Raspberry

· This raspberry plant doesn’t need staking. For a summer crop, cut back canes partly after fall fruiting.

· Produces a heavy crop of large dark red sweet berries.

· Excellent disease resistance plants.

· Harvest August to October.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Autumn Bliss Raspberry

· Produces heavy yields of red large mild flavored berries.

· For a summer crop, cut back canes partly after fall fruiting.

· Good disease resistance.

· Harvest August to October.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Fall Gold Raspberry

· Produces good yields of large, firm yellow berries with excellent flavor.

· Good disease resistance.

· Harvest August to October.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Nova Raspberry

· Produces good yields of medium red berries with excellent flavor.

· Excellent winter hardy and heat tolerant. Canes are vigorous, growing upright with light spines.

· Harvest August to October.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Prelude Raspberry

· Produces good yields of medium red berries with excellent flavor.

· Extreme winter hardy. Earliest to ripen. For a summer crop, cut back canes partly after fall fruiting.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Harvest August to October.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Summer bearing raspberries varieties:


Tulameen Raspberry

· Produces very large, firm, light colored sweet berries with excellent flavour.

· July harvest.

· Good disease resistant.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Boyne Raspberry

· Produces medium red sweet aromatic berries.

· Extreme winter hardy.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Harvest July.

· Zone hardiness 2-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Comet Raspberry

· Produces medium firm dark red sweet berries.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Latham Raspberry

· Produces great tasting large red sweet berries.

· Excellent hardiness and productivity.

· July harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Black Raspberry

· Produces heavy crops of large black berries with excellent flavor.

· Very winter hardy.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July harvest.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Purple Raspberry

· Produces a heavy crop of firm very large purple berries with excellent taste.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July harvest.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.

Currants

Currents are prized for their distinctive flavor and are full of vitamins. Extremely hardy varieties of currants are available, producing intensely flavoured berries. Ideal for making juice, jams, jelly and pies.



Black Currents

· A hardy and vigorous shrub that produces a high yield of big black fruit with tangy flavor.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plant grows 6 feet tall and can spread 4 feet wide.


Pink Champagne Currents

· Produces a high yield of medium sized pink berries.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plant grows 6 feet tall and can spread 4 feet wide.


Red Currants

· Produces a heavy yield of large red berries.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plant grows 6 feet tall and can spread 4 feet wide.


White Currant

· A hardy and vigorous shrub producing a high yield of large white berries.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plant grows 6 feet tall and can spread 4 feet wide.


Blackberries

Blackberries are excellent eaten fresh or frozen, or try some blackberry wine. Ideal for making juice, jams, jelly and pies. Plants are very disease-resistant and are ideally suited for growing against a fence or trellis.



Navaho Blackberry

· Produce a heavy yield of black very large sweet berries.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Plants are thornless and grow 8 feet tall and can spread 6 feet wide.

Black Satin

· Produces very large, firm black berries. Excellent flavor.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Plants are thornless and grow8 feet tall and can spread 6 feet wide.

Triple Crown Blackberry

· Produces crops of the largest black berries that are medium firm.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· July – August harvest.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Plants are thornless and grow 8 feet tall and can spread 6 feet wide.

Gooseberry

Their distinctive sweet-sour flavor is ideal for desserts and preserves and their acidity levels lend itself beautifully to sauces for fish and meat.



Red Gooseberry

· Produces a good yield crop of pink-red large sweet tasting berries.

· Very cold hardy and good resistance to powdery mildew.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· June - July harvest.

· Zone hardiness 2-9.

· Plants are semi-thornless and grow 4feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.

Green Gooseberry

· Produce a high yield crop of large green fruit.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· June - July harvest.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

· Plants grow 4feet tall and can spread 3 feet wide.


Jostaberry

Jostaberries are excellent for eating fresh and are a currant gooseberry hybrid. Until they turn nearly black and ripen they look like a gooseberry. The berry size is larger with a milder flavor then black currents.



· Produces large black sweet tasting berries.

· July harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Its vigorous growth must be controlled with annual pruning.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.

Tayberry

Tayberries are blackberry-raspberry cross. Growth is vigorous and the plants need to be supported or tied to a fence.

· Produces large purple red berries with a soft distinctive flavor.

· July- September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 20 inches wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.


Boysenberry

A blackberry-raspberry-loganberry cross.

· Produces very large dark purple fruit with a sweet and tart favor.

· July- September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.


Loganberry

Loganberries are a blackberry-raspberry cross excellent for desserts and jams.

· Produces an extremely heavy crop of long reddish purple berries with an intense tart flavor.

· August - September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.


Hardy Fig

· Produces a high yield of medium dark brown fruit that is deliciously sweet.

· Allow figs to ripen before harvesting. Fruit does not continue to ripen after picking. Figs are ready to pick when they are slightly soft and starting to bend at the neck. If the skin cracks open, the fruit is fully ripe.

· August - September harvest.

· Good disease resistance.

· Plants grow 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.


Kiwi Issai

Kiwi are excellent for eating fresh, deserts, jams or jellies and freezing.

· Produces 1” long green fruits with no fuzz that have a very sweet flavor.

· A self-fertilizing variety, though planting a second plant nearby will increase yields. Bears fruit in the second year.

· September-August harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

· Follow planting directions on label.

Blueberries

Buckerfield's sell some of the hardiest and most productive varieties on the market. Pick fresh for best flavor! Enjoy those muffins, jams and pies and pancakes. With just 80 calories per cup blueberries are packed with vitamin C. plant two varieties for better pollination.



Bluecrop Blueberry

· Produces a heavy crop of large blue berries that are extra sweet.

· July harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Chandler Blueberry

· Produces a very heavy crop of the biggest blue berries with a full robust taste.

· The world’s largest blueberry. Long ripening season that may last up to six weeks. Self-pollinating.

· July-August harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 7 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Duke Blueberry

· Produces a very heavy crop of large blue savory sweet berries.

· Blooms late and ripens early, which protects blooms from frost.

· July harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.



Northland Blueberry

· Produces a heavy crop of medium blue very sweet berries.

· Berries have high sugar content.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

· Produce a good crop of medium pink berries with a sweet mild flavor.

· Pale green berries ripen to glossy, bright pink fruit.

· July-August harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Grapes

Buckerfield’s offers a variety of certified disease free grape plants that produce grapes that are perfect for eating fresh or ideal for making wine. With proper care grapes can produce for decades and become part of the landscape in your yard or garden.

Grapes are a rich source of vitamins A, C B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Grapes contain flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants.



Cold hardy grapes: The hardiest grape on the market.

Beta Grape

· Produce a high yield of large blue black grapes with a slightly bitter flavor.

· Good climber, not suitable for wine.

· Late August-September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

Prairie Star Grape

· Produce a high yield of large yellow grapes.

· Ideal for white wine blends.

· Early September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

Valiant Grape

· Produce a heavy crop of large blue purple table grapes with a mild slightly bitter flavor. Hardiest grape available.

· Late august harvest.

· Moderate disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 3-9.

All-purpose grapes: Ideal for eating fresh, juice and jellies.

Concord Grape

· Produce a good crop of large dark black grapes with a very sweet, slightly bitter flavor.

· The most popular juice grape.

· Mid-September harvest.

· Good disease resistance.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

Fredonia Grape

· Produce a high yield of very large dark blue grapes.

· Large bunches of big, dark blue, thick-skinned fruit.

· Early September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

Niagara Grape

· Produce a high yield of medium white grapes with a sweet, juicy, floral flavor.

· Vigorous growth, adapts well to adverse conditions.

· Mid-September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Seedless grapes: Preferred for fresh eating or for raisins.

Himrod Grape

· Produce a high yield of medium green grapes with excellent flavor.

· Produces medium bunches of seedless green fruit.

· September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide. Vigorous growth,

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

Sovereign Coronation Grape

· Produce a high yield of large blue black grapes with a sweet and musky flavor.

· Excellent for juice, wine or for deserts, but less so as table grapes.

· Early September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide. Vigorous growth.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Vanessa Grape

· Produce a high yield of medium deep red grapes with a tangy and sweet flavor.

· This table grape has a crunchy core and soft skin. Keeps well and is great for wine.

· Early September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 26 feet long and 6 feet wide. Vigorous growth.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.



Wine making grapes: Ideal for making wine.


De Chaunac Grapes

· Produce a heavy yield of medium red grapes with a sweet flavor.

· Produces excellent red wine.

· Early October harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide. Vigorous growth.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

Foch Grapes

· Produce a heavy yield of small black grapes with a sweet flavor.

· Produces excellent red wine.

· Late September harvest.

· Excellent disease resistance. Sensitive to fire blight if the spring is cool and humid.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide. Vigorous growth.

· Zone hardiness 4-9.

Seyval Blanc Grape

· Produce a high yield of large green grapes with a clean and crisp flavor.

· Produces small bunches of excellent quality green fruit.

· Early October harvest.

· Moderate disease resistance. Sensitive to powdery mildew.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide. Medium growth.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.

White Reisling grape

· Produce a high yield of small green grapes with an aromatic sweet flavor.

· Ideal for sparkling wines.

· Late October harvest.

· Moderate disease resistance. Sensitive to powdery mildew.

· Plants grow 20 feet long and 6 feet wide. Medium growth.

· Zone hardiness 5-9.


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