unusual fruit

Adams Elderberry

Adams Elderberry

Adams Elderberry

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 Adams American Elderberry has large clusters of fragrant, white flowers appear in the Spring, followed by clusters of large, dark purple to black berries in late Summer to Fall. Heavy fruit producer that can be harvested for making wine, jam or left on the plant to provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Grow it as a shrub or cut back each year to use as a bold perennial.  

Nova Elderberry

Adams Elderberry

Adams Elderberry

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 Nova American Elderberry has a great show  of flowers in the spring and harvest abundant, sweet and tasty berries in August! Nova’s almost black berries are good for wine, pies and jelly.   Smaller bush than Adams, generally about  6 ft shrub and is self-fruitful,  but thrives with another American elderberry growing nearby. 

Blanka Currant

Adams Elderberry

Red Lake Currant

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These flavorful clusters of very large, translucent berries are rich in antioxidants, with more Vitamin C than oranges. They ripen in late July, becoming even sweeter and remain on the bush well into September.

Red Lake Currant

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

Red Lake Currant

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 Large clusters of bright red berries. Very productive, with the fruit staying ripe on the vine for weeks so you don't have to pick them right away. Fruits are good for jams/jellies due to their naturally high levels of pectin. 

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

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  Native to the Midwest and considered a super fruit for its high nutritional value. Attractive and productive small shrub, Viking’s large, very dark blue berries are used to make tasty, nutritious juice and wine. This is self-fruitful and bears beautiful red fall foliage. 

Redwing High Bush Cranberry

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

Viking Aronia (aka Black Chokeberry)

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 Something for every season: the new spring foliage is tinted a nice red color, white flowers appear in mid-late May followed by ornamental clusters of bright red, edible fruit from late fall through early winter. The fall color is a stunning brilliant red. ​ 

Ukraine High Bush Cranberry

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

Ukraine High Bush Cranberry

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 This valuable and attractive shrub is prized for its medicinal properties, fruit, and ornamental value. Ukraine™ Highbush Cranberry features large clusters of snow-white flowers in the spring followed in September by bright red berries and striking reddish orange foliage. After frost removes their bitterness, the berries are used for preserves, candy and baked goods. The flowers, fruit and seeds are used in herbal medicine as a fever reducer, to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease. Ukraine™ was selected for its abundant crops of high quality fruit and its colorful, orange-red fall foliage. It often begins bearing the 2nd year after planting. 

Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

Ukraine High Bush Cranberry

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Large red fruit with outstanding flavor. Favorite of the home gardener.
 

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

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A hardy alternative to blueberries. The fruit is similar but provides a rich, more intense flavor.  The berries are terrific for fresh eating and cooking. The Saskatoon bush itself can be quite large and produces an abundance of fruit.   

Buffalo Berry

Seaberry - Titan & Hergo

Saskatoon (aka Juneberry or Serviceberry)

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 A thorny shrub with silvery new growth. Orange-red fruits used for fine jellies. Yellow-white flower. Edible berries that birds love. Extremely drought, cold and alkaline tolerant. Needs both male and female plant to produce the beautiful fruit, only the female plants will produce fruit. Plants are unsexed. 

Seaberry - Titan & Hergo

Seaberry - Titan & Hergo

Seaberry - Titan & Hergo

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 Seaberry - Titan & Hergo‘Titan’ is a Russian cultivar, ready to harvest in late August to early September. The fruit is large (by seaberry standards – about the size of a large pea or medium-sized blueberry) and easier to harvest by hand than most other selections. Fruit is bright orange, flavorful, less tart than most cultivars, attractive and aromatic. ‘Titan’ has been consistently fruitful.  ‘Titan’ has an upright growth habit, and unmanaged height is over 12 feet.  

‘Hergo’ has branches are densely covered by attractive small, light orange fruit berries that is tart, flavorful and juicy. berries ripen in late August to early September.