Great overviews of cold hardy fruit & nut trees, shrubs, and vines, groundcovers, brambles by the Calgary Horticultural Society: TREES SHRUBS VINES, GROUNDCOVERS, BRAMBLES
Medlar ripening on the tree.
Allegheny pawpaw was pursued and discovered by WVU grad Neal Peterson. Texture of banana whip, flavor of mango-banana. Almost like warm ice cream, or custard, a light fruity flavor like a slushie but more full, more fruitful. Pawpaw is the largest edible tree fruit native to North America. This fruit I found in the grass… Continue reading Allegheny Pawpaw
Sunroot is a perennial sunflower. First blooms this year September 3rd.
3 buck and 7 doe come to munch the elderberry but reluctant to eat much of the goumi.
These fruits were more sweet than tart, about the size of pin cherry, and darker. Black cherry trees are commonly grown or harvested for timber, while the birds love the tasty fruit.
How many different types of fruits can you fit into a yard? Ross Raddi is pushing the limits in eastern Pennsylvania. From citrus to jujube to muscadines, persimmons, pawpaws, berries and more. Also an endless variety of fig plants, including some for sale.
Pin Cherry aka Fire Cherry “grows in dry to moist clearings, open woods, woodland edges and disturbed sites. Its seeds sprout easily after a fire and can lay dormant for many years. In fact, it has its common name, Fire Cherry, due to its value as a reforesting agent after fires. It has another common name,… Continue reading Prunus Pensylvanica: aka Pin Cherry, Bird Cherry, Fire Cherry
Less colorful than an Apple, less shapely than a European Pear, the rustic Asian Pear strikes an exceptional balance between the two, producing juicy sweet fruit on convenient, modest size trees. Shinko top, Nijisseiki bottom.
Need perennials? Great places when in stock in season: Edible Acres visit to Twisted Tree plant nursery. Creative, early landscape and growing designs at Edible Acres. High density planting at Black Creek Farm & Nursery. The power of mulch and compost: Black Creek Farm & Nursery goes for a visit.