The cold hardiest citrus is an interesting addition to the northern edible landscape. At Cricket Hill Garden, we have sturdy 2-3 year old seedlings, organically grown (non-certified), available for spring and fall shipping.
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Posted in Fruit tree & berries, planting and care, tagged apricot flower buds, apricot leaf buds, blueberry flower buds, blueberry leaf buds, dormant fruit buds, pawpaw flower buds, pawpaw leaf buds, pear buds, pear flower buds on January 30, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Walking through our newly planted orchard at Cricket Hill Garden on a cold, clear day in winter our eyes are drawn to the dormant buds on our fruit trees and shrubs. Distinguishing between vegetative leaf buds and flower buds is a good skill to develop, especially as the late winter pruning season approaches. Also, though it is certainly a case of eating your pawpaws before their ripe, one’s mouth can’t help but begin to salivate looking at all these fat flower buds.
Have a look at edibles section of our website for plants which will add beauty to your garden and bounty to your table.
At Cricket Hill Garden we appreciate black currants for their versatility in the landscape. They fruit well in partially shaded locations where other fruiting plants would fail. We have very nice ‘Consort‘ black currant plants for spring shipping. This cultivar is desirable because it is self-fertile and resistant the white pine blister rust.
We have grown a few varieties of Asian pears at Cricket Hill Garden for decades. Over the last few years we have planted many new varieties and look forward to evaluating these in the future. This year, we are finally able to begin to offer the ‘Tsu Li’ Chinese pear for sale, and hope to have a larger selection later this year. Our pear trees are organically grown (non-certified) by Cricket Hill Garden. They are strong young trees grafted on to cold hardy P. ussuriensis rootstock.