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Groundnut 2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12
LSU Groundnut (Apios americana): An improved variety of a native plant developed at LSU. There are reports of the tubers reaching the size of basketballs, but they will likely be smaller in our climate. Wait at least 2 years before first harvest. Tubers and seeds are both edible, and have high protein content for a tuber (17%). Prefer rich, well drained soil. Flowers are fragrant, very pretty, orchid like, smallish, and born in clusters.
Large edible tubers, nitrogen fixing, attractive, frangrant flowers.. Full to Part Sun.
Passion Fruit 2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12 *Not Available 2017*
Maypop, improved Passion Fruit (passiflora incarnata): Similar to the well-known tropical passion fruit--a perennial, very ornamental vine with showy, fringed, purple/white flowers all summer long. Bumblebees and hummingbirds love them! 2x3" oblong fruits turn yellow and often drop when ripe, and each contain a large amount of sweet-tart, apricot-flavored, seedy pulp. Maypop is a native plant, but beware that it is very vigorous and invasive once established. Plant it somewhere you can mow around it to keep it contained, as it will send out long runners underground. A great choice for taking over a fence in the back corner of your yard or covering a hard-to-mow slope. Maypop dies down to the ground in the winter and is late to emerge in the spring, so it is not the best choice for covering shade structures unless you only need late summer and fall shade.
2x3" flavorful seedy fruits, native, invasive vine. Self-fertile. Full Sun to part shade.
Grapes 2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12
Grapes are climbers and perform best when trained to a trellis and pruned heavily each year; otherwise the fruits succumb to various rots and mildews (unless you live in a drier climate). Standard spacing is 8’ apart in row on a trellis. Best in spots with full-sun and plenty of airflow.
Concord Blue Seeded Grape (Vitis spp.): Deep blue seeded grape. Really decent for eating fresh (in my opinion), but in most people's opinion best for juice and jelly because of the large seeds and tart, strong flavor. Welch's Grape Juice is made from Concord grapes. Vigorous, disease-resistant plant, great for slightly shady or neglected spots where other grapes could not perform. Likes hot summers and ripens late in the season--not for short season or cool summer areas.
vigorous, disease resistant. Full Sun to Part Shade.
Canadice pink-red Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Pinkish-red seedless table grape. Spicy flavor. Early ripening, can work in shorter summer areas. Some disease resistance.
Some disease resistance.. Full Sun to Part Shade.
Mars Blue Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Dark blue seedless table grape. Large berries, high yield and full flavor. Resistant to several major diseases and late to bud out in the spring, so less likely to get frosted. Vigorous grower. Fruit is slipskin, meaning it has a thicker skin and most folks squeeze the pulp out and throw the skin. I prefer to eat it all!
vigorous, disease resistant. Full Sun.
Reliance Pink Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Light pink seedless table grape. Incredibly flavorful and sweet with a wonderful floral quality to its fruit. Hard to leave any for juice or jelly since you ate all of them fresh! Very cold-hardy and resistant to black rot. Vigorous grower, quick to establish.
very hardy, some disease resistance. Full Sun.
Sweet Seduction Yellow Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Delicious golden-yellow seedless table grape. Light muscat flavor adds a pleasing complexity to the sweet floral tones of the ripe berries. Has done well here so far the past two years, resisting black rot more than other varieties.
. Full Sun.
Catawba Wine Grape (Vitis spp.):
. Full Sun.
Steuben Wine Grape (Vitis spp.):
. Full Sun.
Hardy Kiwi 2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12
Kiwis for the North! Not as large as the fuzzy kiwifruit, but with smooth, edible skin, much sweeter, and unbelievable flavor! Taste almost perfumed with floral qualities. Vines are breathtakingly beautiful with bright green leaves and red stems. Trellis these in the garden or on your house for an edible and beautiful vine. Can take shade but will fruit best in half-day to full sun (prefers afternoon shade if possible). Vines grow fast and become very tenacious once established ('Issai' is somewhat smaller). Needs sturdy trellis. Male and female plants needed for pollination (except for ‘Issai’ which is self-fertile) but only one male needed for 8 females (keep within 50' of male). Space 15' apart on trellis.
Annanasnaya Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Late season. Developed in Russia, known to be one of the most productive varieties. Name means “pineapple-like” in Russian. Steady producer and easy to grow. Fruits are round-oblong, and very sweet. Needs male for pollination. Zones 5-8.
requires male for polination. Full Sun.
Dumbarton Oaks Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): One of the earliest ripening kiwis, about 3 weeks earlier than 'Annanasnaya'. Oblong, ribbed (like little pumpkins) very sweet fruits. Needs male for pollination. Zones 5-8.
early ripening, requires male for polination. Full Sun.
Issai Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Slightly smaller plant and self-fertile. Fruits at a younger age than our other kiwis--often fruiting in their pots their second year. Great for smaller trellises and where there is no room for a male as well. Will produce more fruits with a male. Green stems rather than red, so a little less showy but still gorgeous. Fruits are longer and more "barrel shaped” than ‘Annanasnaya’, but still just as sweet and tasty. Space 8' apart on trellis. Technically zones 6-9, but we've had zero issues with hardiness here in southern Indiana.
self fertile, semi dwarf. Full Sun.
Ken's Red Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Fruit red-skinned and red-fleshed when ripe. One of the largest fruited hardy kiwis (still much smaller than fuzzy kiwis). Sets large crops and may become alternate-year bearing for this reason (bears a crop every other year). Needs male for pollination. Zones 6-9.
large Red fruit, requires male for polination. Full Sun.
Male Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Pollinator for all our A. arguta varieties (all that we carry), not for A. kolomikta or A. deliciosa. Grows as large as Annanasnaya but can be kept pruned back if you need the space. Will not form fruit, solely for pollination. Zones 5-8.
pollinator for all arguta kiwis. Full Sun.
*size designations are nominal. We use “trade gallons” (which are slightly less than a gallon) as well as recycled pots that may vary in exact size. Every plant may not be available in every size listed. Gallons are common for grafted trees and quarts are most common for everything else. There are usually a very limited number of two gallon plants available – first come first serve.