Albion Strawberries are impeccable. They are ordinarily quite a low maintenance perennial plant and for the most part very easy to grow making it great for beginner gardeners! The Albion Strawberry is very hardy, disease resistant and tolerable of both heat and humidity. They will either grow or become dormant during the winter months. Requiring full sun and watered regularly, this plant will grow up to 12 inches tall and 12 to 24 inch spread. It is best to space about 12 inches apart. They will bear fruit 12 to 14 weeks after planting.
Autumn Bliss Raspberry
Autumn Bliss Raspberries are early-to-fruit and high-yielding shrubs produce large, perfectly sweet red raspberries. This berry harvest with five-petaled white flowers that come two or more days before “Heritage”. Berries are delicious for fresh-eating, in jams, desserts or pastries. Cold-hardy to zone 3 and shows a good tolerance for southern hear. This plant is self-fertile.
Concord Grapes (Seedless)
The Concord Grape was first developed in 1849 in Concord, Massachusetts by Emphraim Wales Bull, being introduced to market in 1854. Dr.Thomas Bramwell Welch developed the first Concord Grape juice in 1869. Grapes have the best survivability if planted during the dormant season. Concord grapes are cold hardy and easy to grow. They start producing fruit at about 3 to 4 years and the same plants can continue to produce for well over 50 years. These grapes are self-fertile. The vines do get heavy from the fruit so staking them or letting them grow on a fence or trellises works well.
Heritage Everbearing Raspberry is a favorite for its flavor, firmness, and large fruit size. This raspberry is selfpollinating, dark red raspberry that spreads fast and produces a crop in the first year. A hardy plant that does well in the cold climates where other raspberry may not grow. Self-supporting. 5' to 6' tall. These raspberries typically bear fruit producing on first-year wood. Space 30" in a row with 8'-10' between rows.
Jersey Knight is an extremely vigorous, disease-resistant, all-male variety with excellent flavor. This is a longlasting perennial that will produce tasty asparagus for up to 10 to 20 years. Requiring partial to full sun and planted at a 5 to 6 inch depth, Jersey Knights grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 ½ to 2 feet wide. They are slightly frost tolerant. Once harvested in the summer, one can expect the rich, nutty and distinct flavor to be used for grilling, salads, steaming, stir fry and even canning.
As a current top seller, Jewel does well over a wide range of growing conditions. It is recommended for both home gardeners and commercial growers. It produces large berries with very high quality and flavor. Better yet, it is firm and has excellent freezing quality! Jewel Strawberry’s overall quality and consistent performance makes it exceptional for home gardening.
Mary Washington Asparagus
Martha Washington is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. They will grow up to 9 ¾ inches tall and spread about 1 ½ feet. They prefer full sun. Harvest is usually mid spring. Do not harvest the first year after planting — wait until the second year. Keep clear of weeds and do not disturb roots. May be “hilled up” with compost or mulch in spring to blanch the spears. Most common pest is the asparagus beetle, which may be discouraged if tomatoes are planted nearby.
Rhubarb needs an open, sunny spot. Rhubarb does need a cold period before it will start to put on new growth in spring, however hard frosts may damage the newly emerging growth, so try not to plant in a frost pocket if you can. Prepare the bed well by removing weeds and digging in composted manure, and plant the crowns at intervals of 75cm - 1m, making sure the dormant buds are just below the surface of the soil. Keep watered well and in spring apply a dressing of composted manure, making sure you avoid covering the crown of the plant. You should also remove any flowering stalks which appear. In the second year, you may start to harvest some of the stems, but restrict yourself to between a third and a half of the total crop, leaving the rest to mature on the plant.