We have a beautiful selection of potted plants available in the summer. Some even have fruit on them! The following plants are available for summer shipping or pick up at the farm or the Olympia Farmer's Market. During the summer, the shipping costs are higher because the plants have to be shipped in pots. During the summer WA, OR, ID and CA orders are shipped via UPS. All other states are shipped via priority mail (3 day transit time). Orders that are shipped in summer or fall are not guaranteed.
High yielding of small dark green fruit with purple and white spots, with yellow flesh. Makes a strong flavored, dry, clean cider by itself or used in blends. A good pollinator, ripens early fall yet keeps well. Hewes Virginia crabapple is a variety that has been grown for 300 years. Zone 3-8.
Tall ornamental evergreen nut tree native to Chile with sharp pointed leaves. Monkey Puzzle Trees produce large cones with 250 nuts per cone. Nuts are 2" long and good tasting after roasting, resembling corn or chestnut. Thin, easily peelable shell. Hardy to -10° F. Zone 6-9. *FOR NUTS, PLANT TWO OR MORE MONKEY PUZZLE SEEDLINGS*
Fairly fast growing evergreen groundcover raspberry native to the mountains of Taiwan. Yellow/orange berries are ripe in mid summer and taste good. Grows in sun or shade. It's tough and drought tolerant once established. The broad leathery dark green evergreen leaves of Emerald Carpet Raspberry make a good ground cover for weed suppression and soil stabilization. Sometimes called 'Orangeberry'. Zone 6-10.
Self-fertile cloned selection. Eastern Prince Chinese Magnolia (Schisandra) vine is vigorous and productive, with large fruit. Shade tolerant deciduous woody vine with small, magnolia-like, fragrant white flowers; tart red fruits similar to currants are eaten fresh, dried or made into juice.
A low spreading shrubby groundcover distantly related to blueberries with somewhat similarly sweet fruit. It is able to bear under shady conditions. Self-pollinating. Berried Treasure Box Huckleberry prefers acidic soils. Only about a foot tall, it spreads wide over time. This species is among the oldest and largest living organisms. One plant, constantly renewing stems, covers over 100 acres and is estimated at 11,000 to 13,000 years of age, dating back to the end of the last ice age. Pink flowers in June. Late summer ripening, leaves turning dark red in autumn. Native to Eastern North America. Zone 5.
This Arbutus cross of unknown origin resembles the strawberry tree of the Mediterranean but is larger and more vigorous. 'Marina' is a hybrid strawberry tree related to madrone, but smaller and is best grown as a shrub. Prune to expose the reddish peeling bark and keep the bell shaped red flowers and fruit where they can be seen easily. If grown as a tree it can get to 30 ft. or more. Evergreen, 3-5 inch long leaves, flowers and fruit in Autumn. Like madrone it prefers sunny, well drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Zone 7-9.
Masses of white flowers in spring followed by pea sized tasty blue fruits in summer. Good fresh and in pies, pancakes, etc. Red to orange fall color foliage. Serviceberry Seedlings will grows to be around 8-10 ft. large shrubs or small trees. Hardy to -40°F.
Written by Suellen Ocean. A How-To Vegetarian Acorn Cookbook. Oaks are native to nearly all states & many species have traditionally been used as human food. Acorns and Eat-em book has simple modern techniques for removing the bitterness in acorns and has lots of delicious recipes. 108 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
Pronounced bright yellow leaf margins with dark green centers on broad evergreen leaves makes for an attractive year round shrub. Fragrant blooms in fall with edible spring fruit in mild winter regions. Like Olive Martini Elaeagnus, Gilt Edge golden silverberry is a shade tolerant, nitrogen fixing bush. Zone 6-10
Rare ornamental, broadleafed evergreen nut tree native to Chile. Produces hazelnut sized, red shelled nuts that turn black when dried. Chilean Nuts are sweet and flavorful, easy to crack, ripening in early fall. Tree also blooms pretty flowers in fall (nuts take a full year to ripen). This small tree is a semi-hardy member of the Proteaceae Family, related to Macadamia Nuts. Somewhat self fertile. Brittle roots, tricky to transplant, sensitive to high nitrogen fertilizer. Suited to Zones 8-9. Can freeze back occasionally in Zone 7, but will resprout from the roots.