Edibles

   

Edibles

Growing Colors™ offers a unique assortment of edibles that can enhance a garden by providing an ornamental component with additional health, aesthetic, and economic benefits. Careful landscape design and planting with the use of fruits and vegetables results in a yard that is flavorful, practical, and visually pleasing. Edible plants can be combined in many creative ways-with other edibles, or with ornamentals.


The keys to healthy edibles are choosing the correct plant for the right place and properly preparing the soil. Most edible plants need at least six hours of mid-day sun to produce fruit, and be healthy. With few exceptions, most edible plant varieties require fast draining soils with lots of organinc matter. Soggy soil is the culprit for many failed edible gardens.

   
  
  1. Asparagus 'Jersey Knight'

    A springtime perennial vegetable that is a male type, one of the best producers with large spears

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: 2 Year
    •  · Avail: 5
    •  · Height: 36 in
    •  · Pack: 50
  2. Asparagus 'Mary Washington'

    A springtime perennial vegetable that is a female type with smaller, more tender spears, most popular selection.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: 2 Year
    •  · Avail: 15
    •  · Height: 36 in
    •  · Pack: 50
  3. Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'

    Produces attractive purple spears with a mild and sweet flavor, when cooked the spears will loose some of their purple color, most tender variety.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: 2 Year
    •  · Avail: 10
    •  · Height: 36 in
    •  · Pack: 50
  4. Blackberry 'Black Satin Thornless'

    Rubus

    Mostly thornless canes, large firm glossy berries, sweet flavor, excellent for jellies and jams.

    •  · Zone: 4-7
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 5-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 21
  5. Blueberry 'Northsky'

    Vaccinium

    Very hardy, compact mounding habit with dense clusters of sky blue berries; exceptionally sweet, great for smaller gardens.

    •  · Zone: 3-7
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 24-36 in
    •  · Pack: 21
  6. Blueberry 'Sweetheart'

    Vaccinium

    Two crops of fruit in one year makes this blueberry special. Expect to see medium to large fruit in summer and then again in fall. When mature, will produce 15 pounds of berries per plant.

    •  · Zone: 3-7
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 21
  7. Horseradish

    Armoracia

    Large fleshy roots with pungent flavor! Grate and mix with vinegar or sour cream for a zesty sauce.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Tran
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 24 in
    •  · Pack: 25
  8. Lingonberry

    Vaccinium

    Attractive, easy to grow, with bright red fruits on small, low growing shrubs. Plants are self-fertile but planting 2 or more will offer better fruit production.

    •  · Zone: 3-8
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 8-12 in
    •  · Pack: 21
  9. Raspberry 'Fall Gold'

    Everbearing variety has same growth habit as Heritage. Large conical yellow-gold fruit is very sweet; will produce crops in early summer and early fall.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Tran
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  10. Raspberry 'Heritage'

    Everbearing variety produces fruit on first year's growth; bears fruit in early summer and early fall. Medium-large dark red berries are sweet with a mild flavor; sturdy canes seldom require staking.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Tran
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  11. Raspberry 'Latham'

    Most popular raspberry noted for its exceptional June crop. Large red berries are firm and very flavorful; very vigorous. Excellent producer; cut back canes after fruiting.

    •  · Zone: 3-8
    •  · Size: #1 Tran
    •  · Avail: 7
    •  · Height: 4-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  12. Rhubarb 'Canada Red'

    From division. Bright red and holds its color when cooked. Somewhat shorter and more slender stalks are very tender and sweet. Produces fewer seed heads; very hardy and exceptional producer.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Div.
    •  · Avail: 24
    •  · Height: 3 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  13. Rhubarb 'Crimson Cherry'

    From division. Bright red stalks are longer and thicker than Canada Red. Very tender and sweet. Excellent producer.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Div.
    •  · Avail: 2
    •  · Height: 3 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  14. Rhubarb 'Victoria'

    Medium size stalks can vary from green to speckled red. Excellent flavor but somewhat tart; good producer.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1 Div.
    •  · Avail: 2
    •  · Height: 2-3 ft
    •  · Pack: 25
  15. Strawberry 'Allstar'

    June bearing; mid-late season. Very large red berries with excellent flavor; very disease resistant and good producer.

    •  · Zone: 3-8
    •  · Size: #1
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 in
    •  · Pack: 250
  16. Strawberry 'Eversweet'

    Everbearing. Large red berries with exceptional flavor, will fruit all summer. Very heat tolerant; great for patio planters.

    •  · Zone: 3-8
    •  · Size: #1
    •  · Avail: 3
    •  · Height: 4-6 in
    •  · Pack: 250
  17. Strawberry 'Ft. Laramie'

    Everbearing; good yields. Large bright scarlet-red berries produce over a long season! Excellent flavor, extremely hardy, vigorous grower and prolific producer of runners make this strawberry well suited for growing in hanging baskets.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 in
    •  · Pack: 250
  18. Strawberry 'Honeoye'

    June bearing, early-midseason. Large bright red berries, a bit tart but excellent for freezing. High yields and long fruiting season. Vigorous and very hardy.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: #1
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 4-6 in
    •  · Pack: 250
  19. Strawberry hybrid 'Pineberry'

    Fragaria chiloensis

    A hybrid of the wild strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis. Produces small white fruit with red seeds. Very aromatic with a hint of pineapple flavor. White fruit appear in June and are invisible to bunnies and chipmunks because they don't recognize them as ripe. Pollinator for Raspyberry variety for an increase in yield.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: SOLD OUT
    •  · Height: 6 in
    •  · Pack: 21
  20. Strawberry hybrid 'Raspyberry'

    Fragaria

    Looks like a strawberry, but tastes like a cross between a strawberry and raspberry! Incredible flavor. Pollinator for Pineberry variety to increase yield.

    •  · Zone: 2-8
    •  · Size: 2.75" Plug
    •  · Avail: 9
    •  · Height: 6 in
    •  · Pack: 21