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A Berry Sampler II

Vaccinium BLUEBERRY GLAZE (syn. ‘ZF08-095′) – A hybrid blueberry which is part of the BrazelBerries series of compact berry bushes which can be grown in containers. It produces small, dark blue berries in midsummer with a strong wild blueberry flavour. The … Continue reading

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Blueberries with Autumn Colour

Vaccinium x ‘Blueberry Glaze’ – This dwarf midseason BrazelBerry blueberry features glossy boxwood-like foliage that shifts to a beautiful burgundy-red in fall. It bears small bluish-black berries with a strong wild blueberry flavour. ‘Blueberry Glaze’ works well in containers and can … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

Cucurbita pepo ‘Howden’ – This is probably the Halloween pumpkin that you buy from those big bins in front of the supermarket. ‘Howden’ produces 20-25 lb. pumpkins with ribbed, rich orange skin and sturdy handles. It is also a good storing … Continue reading

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Unusual Fruits

Cydonia oblonga ‘Le Borgeot’ (syn. ‘ Meech’s Prolific’) – This heirloom cultivar is self-fertile and features fragrant yellow pear-shaped fruit covered in fuzz that is not palatable in its raw state. That said, it makes excellent jelly and is often added … Continue reading

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Apples V / Malus domestica

Malus domestica ‘Smoothie’ (syn. ‘Improved Golden Delicious’) – A sport of ‘Golden Delicious’ with yellow skin and a distinct rosy blush, with some russeting possible depending on weather conditions. The creamy-yellow flesh is crisp and juicy. Although partially self-fertile, it can … Continue reading

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Edible Berries

Hippophae rhamnoides ‘Leikora’ – A female Sea Berry or Sea Buckthorn which produces masses of orange berries that are extremely high in vitamin C. The berries are used in juices, jellies, sauces and liqueurs in Europe. It is a tough deciduous … Continue reading

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A Vegetable Sampler

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla ‘Eldorado’ – A slow-bolting Swiss Chard with gorgeous bright golden-yellow stems. It can be eaten as baby greens in mixed salads after 30 days or cooked as a vegetable at maturity. ‘Eldorado’ has excellent frost tolerance and can be … Continue reading

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