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Unusual Edibles

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  • Aprium Cot n Candy (Prunus)

    £28.40

    An apricot-plum hybrid (apricot being dominant as opposed toplumcot where plum is dominant). Fruits ripen in September, large, yellow-orange, sweet, excellent. Self fertile.

    ** Stock to be confirmed autumn 2017 **

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Akebia quinata

    £8.80

    Chocolate vine. A climber form China and Japan, growing up to 10 m (32 ft) high; semi-evergreen with fragrant flowers. The seed pods it produces in good summers contain a delicious chocolate-like edible pulp, while the young shoots are edible raw or pickled. Leaves are used to make a tea. Stems are sometimes used for basketry. Prefers a sunny site; hardy to -23°C.

    26 In stock.


  • Asimina triloba – Pawpaw Improved seedling

    £8.00

    Pawpaw. A large shrub to 12 m (40 ft) high with bottle-shaped fruits of fine flavour. Needs a moist, sunny position. Early ripening selection, small-medium fruits, stores well.

    1 In stock.


  • Berberis darwinii

    £6.00

    Darwin’s barberry. Evergreen shrub to 3m (10 ft) high, producing an abundance of edible fruits in early summer. Likes a part shady site, and tolerates quite deep shade; good in hedges.

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Berberis koreana

    £6.00

    Deciduous shrub to 2 m high, bearing heavy crops of dark red fruits which are high in vitamin C, excellent in preserves etc. The best edible barberry.

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Berberis vulgaris

    £8.00

    Barberry. The native British barberry, a deciduous thorny shrub to 3m (10 ft) high bearing lots of clusters of bright red, egg-shaped edible fruits (acid, lemony). Likes a sunny or part-shady site; very good bee plant.

    2 In stock.


  • Berberis vulgaris Atropurpurea

    £9.00

    Barberry. The native British barberry, a deciduous thorny shrub to 3m (10 ft) high with purple leaves, bearing lots of clusters of bright red, egg-shaped edible fruits (acid, lemony). Likes a sunny or part-shady site; very good bee plant.

    3 In stock.


  • Celtis occidentalis

    £10.00

    Hackberry. Tree from North America, growing to 18 m (60 ft) high. It bears sweet edible fruits and seeds. The roots furnish a dye, and the timber is used for furniture making etc. Also used in shelterbelts. Likes a sunny site; hardy to -40°C.

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Cephalotaxus harringtonia var.drupacea

    £10.00

    Japanese plum yew. A small tree or bushy shrub, normally to 3-5m (10-16 ft) high. Evergreen. The fruits are edible, with a sweet butterscotch-pine nut flavour. The oil-rich seeds are also edible. Thrives in shade. Dioecious, so grow several seedlings for

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Cornus canadensis

    £5.00

    Dwarf cornel. A low growing perennial, 15cm high, making a good ground cover in shady sites. Bears small edible red fruits.

    14 In stock.


  • Cornus capitata

    £6.00

    Bentham’s cornel. A large bushy evergreen shrub or small tree to 10 m (33 ft) high; bears large edible fruits, up to 25 mm (1”) across. Likes a sunny site; hardy to -15°C or so.

    Out of stock this season unless more stock mentioned below. Please email to reserve for next season


  • Cornus kousa chinensis

    £8.50

    Chinese dogwood. A Chinese variety of C.kousa which flowers and fruits more readily, this makes a large shrub or small tree up to 7 m (23 ft) high, growing about 25 cm per year. Has richly-coloured foliage in the autumn. The fruits, about 20 mm in diameter, are edible with sweet, juicy, delicious pulp; young leaves are also edible. Prefers full sun but tolerates quite deep shade (where flowering is inhibited). Hardy to -20°C or so.

    9 In stock.