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Price
Price
$4
$5
Come taste what you can grow.
Why our trees & shrubs do so well at your place:
With our 36 years of testing what does well in our
Northern Vermont climate (and what doesn’t), we only
sell varieties that have proven themselves. We propagate many of our plants from our own orchard and
berry rows. We graft our fruit trees onto the hardiest
rootstock known. Our trees & shrubs grow slowly and
steadily, so they’ll continue to grow surely and wellbalanced at your place. We don’t spray chemicals but
Outside the Store at Elmore Roots
we get a lot of nice looking fruit, so you can too.
We know fruit trees, berries, and nut trees. Our knowledgeable crew will coach
you to success! Our nursery is a certified organic farm. Our plants are healthy and ready
to grow at your place under your natural care. Many of our fruit trees will grow and produce for 100+ years. You can’t get fruit that tastes this good in stores!!!
In order to keep up with our customer’s needs, each year we buy some plants from other northern climate
nurseries, which are not certified organic. As soon as they arrive here, they are managed 100% by certified
organic standards on our farm along with everything else we grow here ourselves. There is a date (ie, 2016)
on our labels which indicates the year these plants are certified organic.
Members of:
North American Fruit Explorers
NOFA Vermont
Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Assoc.
Your purchases and kind words help to support seven families, our organic farm, hardy
plant research in Northern Vermont and help build our local community.
In our store we have everything to nurture your plantings:
The best hand tools - The most helpful books - Natural plant food
and organic sprays
and in our plants to nurture you:
World’s Healthiest Foods Highest in Antioxidant Phytonutrients
Antioxidant Content measured in mmol/100g serving (100g=3.5 oz)
Aroniaberries...........................................7.25 Blueberries
..................................................2.68
Blackberries
................................................5.75 Raspberries........................................................1.72
Walnuts
.........................................................3.72 Plums, black .........................................................1.21
Strawberries
...............................................3.58 Kiwi fruit .................................................................0.99
Cranberries
.................................................3.13 Broccoli, cooked ................................................0.78
“We went to an island in the Caribbean with
little groves tucked away in the hills and this
place is just like that.” Bob, Craftsbury
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“There’s nobody else that I’ve run across that
hands you a planting guide when you buy a
plant.” Henry Homeyer, NH
Paintings by Gabriel Tempesta, Drawings by Gaia Fried, Heidi Meyer-Bothling
New for 2016
“We’re new to your place and fell in love
with it already. “ Julie, Hinesburg
New expanded blueberry circle walk, which leads to many native plants, eldeberries.
We are the Vermont dealer for Meadow Creature Broadforks for aerating and making beds.
Limited number of small $35 fruit trees and extra large $350 fruit trees
Older well-established fruit trees that are a lot closer to making fruit
New Spring Value 7 to 12 inch tall half gallon blueberry plants, $19 (buy 5 and get one
free =$15.83 each)
A new section called “Leslie’s Basement” with some great deals on an assortment of plants
More on farm workshops at Elmore Roots!
$35
Starter Size
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5 gallon
$75
Small Field Ready
4-5’
1/2” - 3/4” stockier w/ more branches
10 gallon
$150 Large Field Ready
6-7’ +
3/4” - 1”
thicker trunk, more mature
15 gallon*
$250 Bearing Age
7-9’
1” - 1 1/2”
Good potential for
producing fruit next year
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Instant Fruit Grove (just add water*)
3 Apple Trees, 3 Pear Trees, 3 Plums, 1 Pie Cherry
Get 4th Plum as a free bonus
11 Trees Total
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2)
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4)
5)
You select the size tree you’d like.
You pick up, or:
Add $1.25/mile roundtrip for truck delivery.
Add $35/tree for a 20 qt bag of our organic successful tree mineral planting mix, tree paint to prevent sunscald, kelp meal, deer repellent clips, and liquid seaweed for transplanting success.
Add $40/tree if you’d like us to set them out and plant them for you.
* labor and materials can cost more if we encounter challenging plantingconditions.
* please keep watered during the growing season and please understand that we
cannot promise when your trees will bear fruit.
Mission Statement
Spring Apricot
Blossoms
at Elmore Roots,LLC
To find and keep growing the best fruit and nut
varieties that will thrive
on the coldest hillsides
in Vermont, using the
simplest sustainable
methods.
To be an educational
resource for our customer’s continued success.
And to be a nurturing
place for the plants, the
crew, our customers and
the natural world.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pears 4
Plums
5
Apples
6
Cherries 8
Apricots
8
Peaches
8
Strawberries9
Nut Trees 9
Blueberries 10
Raspberries 11
Asparagus 14
Natives 12
Roots & Herbs 14
Cranberries 15
Currants 15
Grapes 16
Kiwis 17
Elderberries
17
Guarantee/Tools18
Shrubs & Vines 18/19
Flowering Crabs 19
Roses and Lilacs 19
Most Photos by J Kennedy and D. Fried Elmore Roots, LLC 2016 © David Fried
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Pears
2-3 different varieties
for pollination.
Plant 20-25’ apart.
It’s easy to grow pears around here if you start with the right
varieties for our climate. They put on quite a flower show and
have less challenges than apples. It seems the insects and diseases haven’t established themselves yet like they have with
apples. They can live 200 years. They produce juicy succulent
fruit in abundance... from mid August through early October.
Dessert/Column A
Waterville™
An Elmore Roots introduction known for its hardiness and fruit quality.
Discovered growing in an old orchard in Waterville, VT.
Patten*
Very large succulent fruits in late September for fresh eating, etc.
Luscious*
Large, juicy sweet yellow pear, ripening in mid to late September from
South Dakota. Nice fall leaf color. Closest to a Bosc Pear.
Golden Spice*
Old time favorite is a versatile pollinator ripening in September
Gourmet*
High quality pear from South Dakota, not for pollinating Luscious
Stacey
Abundant fruit late in August with excellent flavor. Heirloom.
Easy to grow & fruits early in life with large dependable crops..
Summercrisp*
Crispy, juicy slicer, big harvests in August. Wonderful flavor! Can eat
firm (like an Asian Pear) or as it ripens and gets tender and ‘melting.’
Count on this pear for a good harvest every year.
* Available in bearing age size.
Siberian/Column B
Clark
Small fruit, good for canning, ripens all at once.
David
Very hardy & disease resistant, bears early,
excellent for sauce or jam.
Ure* or
Early Gold
The best of the Siberians for fresh eating.
Closest to a Seckel Pear
It’s best to choose two from Column A & 1 from Column B for
best fruit production. All Column B selections are extremely
hardy & excellent pollinators. If you live in a warmer part of
vermont, stick to the Column A varieties, as they are better for
fresh eating.
$35, $75, $150 & $250* sizes.
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“One hundred percent survivability
through the winter. It was amazing… If I can
do it, anybody can do it.” Alan, Wolcott
Photo by Joyce Dutka
PLUMS
“I can’t believe I’m
standing here in Elmore
and eating plums that
are this good.”
Barbara, Montpelier
Golden sweet juicy
plums ripening at
Elmore Roots.
American Types
LaCrescent*
Golden Plums in August, excellent flavor, bears at a young age.
Alderman
Red juicy fruit with great flavor, bred in Minnesota for cold climates. Bears early.
Pembina
Red freestone plum, excellent fresh eating in August.
American
Light red, small abundant fruit, loads of blossoms, seedling vigor, fast-growing.
Kahinta
Very juicy, sweet purple-red plum from South Dakota
Superior*
Large, dark red with yellow flesh, sweet, juicy, ripens mid-late August. Bears early.
Black Ice
Sugary purple plum with great promise from Wisconsin.
Toka*
Red, early September, prolific, excellent pollinator, rich flavor and fragrance.
Underwood
soldplum,
outvery
for
2016
Red, August
juicy
& sweet. Freestone.
Waneta
Purple-red, September plums, with a mango-like flavor. Ruins many a shirt.
* Available in bearing age size.
European Types
Opal
Purple with yellow flesh, from Sweden.
Mt. Royal*
Dark round purple fruit, sweet excellent quality.
Fantastic for fresh eating and for drying
Hildreth
Purple sweet small prune plum from Wyoming
Todd
Blue-purple prune type, good for drying
European types tend to be self fruitful but are helped by another
European pollinator. $35, $75, $150* & $250* sizes. Not all
sizes are available for each variety
Plums are show stoppers up here at the farm. Sometimes in August &
September you can’t see the ground through the multi-colored plums.
The trick is to plant a grove of them (4-6 trees) 8-15’ apart & let them
grow in a close group. Something magical happens between them.
Plant Americans with Americans, Europeans with Europeans for cross
pollination. It’s ok to have both kinds in the same area.
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APPLES
“This is the stuff of legends.
Everyone I know comes out
here.” Mark, Huntington
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DR= Disease
Resistant
MC= Macintosh
Family
TSS= Tree Stays
Small
HL= Heirloom
Variety
2-3 different varieties for pollination. Plant 20-30’ apart.
2-4’ Starter Size $35
4-5’ Small Field Ready, $75
6-7’ Large Field Ready, $150
7-9’ Bearing Age, $250
“Someone gave us apple trees from
down country, but yours do so
much better!”
Mrs. A. from Northfield
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Home Orchard Package: Get a bonus apple tree with
each ten purchased! Sizes are approximate. Not all
varieties are available in all sizes. Please ask for varieties you don’t see.
Beacon
Red
Early Sept.
  
DR
Bethel
Red green
Early Oct.
    
HL
Burgundy
Dark Red
Mid Sept.
   
Centennial Tasty Crab Apple
Light Red
Late Aug.

Cortland
Red
MidSept.
   
MC
Duchess
Red yellow
Early Sept.


DR,HL
Freedom
Red
Late Sept.
    
MC,DR
Hadlock Reinette
Russet
October

 
DR
Haralson
Red yellow
Late Sept.
    
HL
Hazen
Red
Early Sept.
   
TSS
Honeycrisp
Red
Late Sept.
    
MC
Kerr Tasty Crab Apple
Red
Sept.

DR
Liberty
Red
Early Oct.
    
DR
Macfree
Red
Sept.
    
DR,MC
Northern Spy
Red yellow
Mid October
    
HL
Northwest Greening
Yellow
Late Sept.
 
 
HL
Prairie Spy
Red
Early Oct.
 
 
DR
State Fair
Red yellow
Late August

Wolf River
Red
Sept.
Yellow Transparent
Yellow
Early Aug.
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
 
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  
HL,DR

HL,DR
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CHERRIES
Self fruitful. Do not need a
pollinator. Plant 15’ apart.
Pie Cherries taste like cherry pie right off the tree but
are not as sweet. Abundant light pink blossoms in the
spring. Self fruitful (you only need one to get fruit, but
you’ll wish you had more).
Bali
Vigorous grower with large fruit from Alberta, Canada. Delicious &
plentiful. Excellent frozen (with pits removed).
Mesabi
Somewhere between a sour & sweet cherry from Minnesota, sweet
enough so you can eat them off the tree all day.
Meteor
Naturally small tree, bright red fruits, excellent flavor.
Montmorency
600-year old variety from France, tree can get large, but usually
doesn’t in our climate. The classic great tasting sour cherry fruit.
North Star
Stays shortest of all varieties, from Minnesota, red flesh, great flavor.
$75, $150, & $250 sizes. Not all sizes are available for each variety
“We are so happy with the cherry trees we bought from you in 2002. We had 50 pounds from one tree. We made
cherry jam and tarts.” Jean & John, Hinesburg
APRICOTS
2-3 for pollination.
Plant 15’ apart.
Apricots are not as reliable as our pears, plums,
or apples, but these varieties are worth a try in a
protected spot.
Sungold
One of the hardiest apricots ever from Minnesota
Moongold
Fresh eating, canning, or drying. ripens in August.
Manchurian
These seedlings are worth a try. Beautiful early pink flowers & the
potential for good fruit. Good for drying.
Scout
Worth a try even in northern Vermont.
$75, & $150 sizes. Not all sizes are available for each variety
PEACHES
Self fruitful. Do not need a
pollinator. Plant 15’ apart.
Best in a greenhouse or next to a warm foundation or along a
river or by a lake. Not for coldest locations. Thrives in Burlington
$75, & $150 sizes. Not always available in all sizes
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Reliance Developed by Professor Elwyn Meader of New Hampshire. We
planted some in Burlington that were fruiting heavily their second year
and quite good. Now growing in Barre, Richmond, and Montpelier.
Contender One of these is thriving on County Road in North Calais.
STRAWBERRIES
Sparkle
Plant 8” apart, rows 2-3’ apart. 25 plants
could fill 3x10’ rows or a 10’x3’ bed.
Early July, medium size berries, easy to grow. Very good for jam and
freezing, most excellent flavor and heirloom quality.
Late June, large berries, very fine flavor. Excellent vigor and
disease resistance.
Rubicon
Seascape and
Evie 2
Large, dark red firm sweet berries July through September.
Potted 5” stocky plants $6.95, tray of 8 $50 (save $5.60) certifed organic. Bareroot
(April to early June only) $25/bundle of 25 - not certifed organic.
Nothing is better than fresh strawberries from the garden!
NUT TREES
2-3 for pollination. Plant 20-30’ apart
(Hazelbert bushes, plant 3-6’ apart).
These are some valuable trees to grow for shade, fine wood, high protein
nuts, wildlife food, & fun. Prices for Nut Trees: $35, $75, and $150 sizes
They take some time to mature and they are worth the wait.
(Hazelnuts sometimes begin bearing in 1 - 3 years)
Black Walnut
Valuable wood, flavorful nuts, hardiest selections you will find.
Butternut
Most northern native of the walnut family, excellent flavor.
Buartnut
Cross between Butternut & Japanese Heartnut. Fast grower showing
some apparent resistance to disease.
Shagbark Hickory
Delicious nuts & ornamental shaggy bark
Ashworth Bur Oak
The hardiest oak, edible acorns low in tannic acid & nearly sweet.
Hazelbert
Edible, self-thickening 8-12’ hedge or single shrub. Easy to grow nut
clusters you can crack with a hand nutcracker. Amazing orange-red
fall color. makes an excellent windbreak or screen.
Korean Nut Pine
Swiss Stone Pine
Limber Pine
Large cones with large edible, tasty pine nuts. 1-2’ tall trees.
Easy to crack
hazelnuts
Black
Walnuts
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BLUEBERRIES
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2-3 different varieties for best pollination.
Plant 4’ apart, shorter ones can be closer.
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Ripe
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Spa
Bluecrop
4-5’
X-large
Late July
4’
Blueray
4-5’
Large
Late July
4’
Bonus
4-5’
XX-large
August
4.5’
Three seasons of interest:
White bell flowers in spring.
Berries blue in summer.
Red fall leaf color.
Chippewa
4’
Med/Lg
Late July
3-4’
Friendship*
3’
Small
August
3’
Polaris
4-5’
Large
July
4’
Michigan
Low Bush*
1’
Small
July-Aug
2’
Nelson
4-5’
Large
Aug-Sept
4’
Northblue
2’
X-large
July
Northcountry*
2’
Small
July
Northland
4’
Medium
Late July
2-3’ Well-rooted Starter Size $19/ea.
2-3’ 3 gallon Wider, Fuller $39/each
5 gallon Bearing Age Taller,
4’ Bushier $79/each
4’
All sizes, Buy 6 or more,
4’
get one free
Patriot
4-5’
X-large
July
Superior
3-4’
Med/Lg
Sept
*Native varieties
Ask about our instant
blueberry patch special
For best results, add our
Bountiful Blueberries Mix to
your planting hole or as a top
dressing in future years. Keep
your bushes free of weeds,
mulched, & watered. Add
elemental sulfur as needed to
keep pH low & add ProHolly
each spring for food.
Elmore Roots Bountiful Blueberry Mix
“Eat the blues without having to sing them”
our own propietary blend based on 33 yrs.
of observation and excellent results
all ingredients acceptable for use in certified organic production.
20 qt size $22
We recommend 1/3 of a bag per plant
for establishment of your blueberry patch
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“The blueberries we got from you are loaded with fruit! They’re fabulous!”
Katherine, Montpelier
Original paintings by local artist Gabriel Tempesta, for sale as posters and
note cards in our store.
‘Royalty’ Purple Raspberries
RASPBERRIES
Self fruitful & does not need a
pollinator. Plant 1-2’ apart for reds
& 3-4’ apart for blacks & purples.
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Kilarney July Summer bearing
Red
July
1-2’, 6-8’ rows 25
Polana or Polka Early Sept.
Red
Late Aug-Sept
1-2’, 6-8’ rows 25
Royalty Purple Raspberry
Purple
July
3-4’, 10’ rows
12
Black Hawk black raspberry
dkpurple August
3-4’, 10’ rows
12
Farmhouse BlackberryTM
Black
September
3-4’, 10’ rows
12
Fort Kent King Blackberry
Black
September
3-4’, 10’ rows
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Potted 1-2 gallon (stocky bushes) $18/each.
Buy 6 or more & receive a 10% discount on them.
Certified organic.
only Kilarney & Polana available as
bareroot in bundles of 25 for $85.
(Our bareroot raspberries are not certified organic
& are
available this way only in April to early June).
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NATIVES
These fruiting plants are so easy to grow . The deer and the various pests around don’t usually bother with them, as they
have known each other for so long…They do not require much care, and flower and fruit in moist and other conditions that
are usually not ideal for plants. They are especially good for reclaiming areas that have gone a little wild. Or they are right at
home on the edge of your lawn or driveway. Some have wonderful fall color, all will make songbirds grateful for choosing
these plants for your land. Some can take a little shade. All have been stunning examples of the natural world’s ability to
make something great and sturdy and multipurpose. We love growing these because they give so much and ask so little.
ARONIABERRY
Grows as a bush with a mature height of about 4-6 feet and 4 feet
wide. Self fruitful. Can grow even in moist soils, summer fruit is great
for jam or juice(you find it in many kid’s juices nowadays) white flowers
in spring and best red fall color. Self fruitful. Plant 3-5’ apart in sun or
shade.
AMERICAN
HIGHBUSH
CRANBERRIES
Grows as a large bush and often holds its bright red berries all winter
into spring. After a frost , they are edible but better blended with
apples to make a sauce or jam.
They are not related to real cranberries, but the color and flavor suggests a similarity.
Highbush cranberries like sun and can grow where it is very moist for
they have an interesting root system that can take it. They can reach
about 8 feet high and wide if they like their environment. Self fruitful.
ELDERBERRIES
can reach 8 feet high or so and thrive even where it is quite moist. You
will need to plant two different varieties to get a nice crop. In spring,
the large but cascading branches are covered with creamy blossoms.
The fruit is very good for you.
JUNEBERRIES
are very good in cereal. They start out changing colors from green to
red and red to purple. That’s when you eat them. You need two different named selections or two seedlings to get fruit. Some grow as a
bush, and some as a small tree. The tree form can take some shade and
some moisture. They are often the 1st tree to flower in the spring. In
the fall, they turn red and purple and flutter in the breeze…
WILD RAISIN
VIBURNUM
is one of our favorites at elmore roots. The buds look like pelicans
about to take off. Large clusters of white flowers in spring are followed
by blue-black flat fruits that taste like spice cake. It’s self fruitful and
stays a small compact tree 6-8 ft.
There is not much juice to them, but they are nice to suck on while taking a walk…In the fall, the foliage turns red and purple. It seems to be
happy in dry or wet areas, which makes it one of our heroes!
$35,$55 and sometimes larger sizes may be available
Fruit ClockTM- Edible Timeline (Harvest Season)
April/May
Sweet sap
silver maple
Jerusalem
artichoke
Horseradish
Rhubarb
Asparagus
June
Juneberry
Strawberry
Rhubarb
Asparagus
Haskaps
July
Strawberry
Red, white &
black currants
Raspberry
Blueberry
Pie cherry
Mulberry
Gooseberry
“I’m so thrilled we came out here. It is a
piece of heaven. I want to come here next
year for my birthday. “ Sue, Berlin
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August
Blueberry
Pear
Apple
Plum
Everbearing
strawberry
Rosehips
Lingonberry
September
Elderberry
Cranberry
Blueberry
Pear
Apple
Blackberry
Hazelnut
Kiwi
Joy bush
cherry
Grapes
Plum
Fall Raspberry
October
Black walnuts
Apple
Cranberry
Jerusalem
artichoke
Horseradish
Pear
THE LAND OF THE LESSER KNOWN FRUITS
“Lesser Known Fruits” bushes $35 and $55 sizes
Mulberry, Quince, Medlar, Shipova and Tasty Crabapple trees 5 gal $75, 10 gal $150
Juneberry Fruit
ROSEHIPS
These are the 1” fruits of the rugosa rose that are high in
vitamin c. They make fruit soup from them in Scandinavia - at Elmore Roots we make a rosehip plum jam. Self
fruitful. Plant 2-3’ apart $25 and $35
MULBERRIES
Imagine an apple size tree filled with mellow
seedless blackberries in summer. Often bears very soon
after planting.. Self fruitful. Plant 25’ apart
QUINCE
Hardy Russian cultivar makes it easier for us to grow. Our
quince trees have been fruiting every year and you can
eat them straight off the tree-they are so fragrant! A classic fruit for the home orchard
TASTY
CRABAPPLES
MEDLAR
Crisp and full of many flavors, abundant and easy to grow
Kerr, Chestnut, Centennial, Berry Red TM and CliffhangerTM
varieties. Heavenly spring flower show.
Cornelian Cherry
From Russia with love, this small tree/large bush bears
hundereds of elongated very tasty “cherries” used in almost everything in russia, syrups and ice cream toppings
and more.
JOY BUSH
CHERRIES
NANKING BUSH
CHERRIES
MONGOLIAN
BUSH CHERRIES
Makes large, red cherries in September after the birds are
not looking for them anymore.
Self- fruitful. Makes large delicious cherries.
SHIPOVA
Heirloom colonial fruit thriving in southern VT. tastes
a little like spiced apple pie after allowing a “bletting”
period.
Spring flower show followed by lots of small plump edible red cherries. Need two for fruit.
Carmine Jewel and Crimson Passion are from Canada and
make a superb dark purple jam. Plant one of each for
pollination. Good fresh! Excellent fresh off the bush! Only
gets 6 feet tall.
Edible mountain ash/pear cross from Eastern Europe.
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NATURAL SCREENS
Instead of a fence, why not
get some privacy from a
neighbor or road with a
hedges of shrubs and trees
that are easy to grow? They
can give flowers, shelter
from wind, songbird habitat, fruit for wildlife & make
your place feel like a home
inside its elegant boundary. Some of the best for our area are:
red osier dogwood, Juneberry, American plum, pussy willlow, a ronia, winterberry, pines,
white cedar, hazelberts, Jerusalem artichokes, elderberries. Ask for our natives list for
mature heights, soil, and light requirements. All of these make food for wildlife.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lingonberry
Groundnuts
EDIBLE
Strawberry
American Cranberry
Mint Lowbush Blueberry
GROUNDCOVERS
SUNSHINE GARDENHOUSES
We’re the Vermont
Rep. for Sunshine
Gardenhouses.
(Ask for brochure)
Easy to put up Kit.
Solarpower vents.
6x8 $1799
6x12$2399
8x12$3199
8x16$4129
HOMEGROWN JAMS
for a taste of summer anytime!
We Ship Jam
Rowanberry
crab apple
Pear Ginger
Pear Honey
ROOTS & HERBS
Jerusalem artichokes
Rhubarb
ComfreyDaylilies
Horseradish
1 gallon $19 xlg $29
$5/jar, Cases of 12 at wholesale price of $50
“You make the best jam I’ve ever had!.”
Galen, age 6 1/2, Essex
ASPARAGUS
Millennium (green)
$29 for a bundle of 25 vigorous roots
Asparagus is not organically grown.
Available April through June. Some certified
organic potted asparagus available. $19 ea.
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“Makes you feel so wealthy to
have fruit in your trees.” Regina,
Randolph Center
“If it grows in Elmore, it will grow where you are...”
GOOSEBERRIES
Pixwell Purple
Invicta Green
Hinnomaki Red
Hinnomaki Yellow Tixia Red
Self fruitful. Plant 4-5’ apart.
CURRANTS
Black Currants
Consort
Nancy May Lewis R *
Crandall Hill Legacy *
Titania
Ben Sarek
* Elmore Roots Introductions
Red Currants
Red Lake
Rovada
These are the easiest fruits to grow in
Vermont. Currants & Gooseberries are
also shade tolerant & bear fruit quickly!
White or PinkCurrants
White Imperial
Pink Champagne
Glory De Soublon
Self fruitful. Plant 4-5’ apart.
JOSTABERRIES
$35 and $55 sizes
A black currant-gooseberry cross
PawPaws
CRANBERRIES
You need two for pollination. Plant 20’ apart.
Native from
southern Vermont
to Michigan. This
exotic fruit can be
grown out of the
wind and on the
edge of a field.
No need for a bog. Plant them in acid
well-drained soil. Watch them run and
make large succulent dark red berries
in time for those autumn feasts.
Pawpaws in Vermont
LINGONBERRIES
Mini cranberries with a lot of flavor
from Sweden, they like the same
conditions as blueberries.
Self fruitful. Plant 1’ apart.
Cranberry and Lingonberry Prices:
2 gallon $29, buy 5 and get one free
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GRAPES
Self fruitful & does not
need a pollinator.
Plant 6-8’ apart.
These grapes like a sandy gravelly loam & lots of sun. They like to
grow along a stone wall, a southern side of a building, or trellised
on wires or a fence. The toughest ones can go up an arbor or over
a doorway. Most of our varieties have seeds (seedless are usually
less hardy) & unbeatable flavor not found in stores. Come see &
taste ours in September, or our famous Green Mountain Grape Jam
anytime. Northern grape growing and wine producing books are
available in our store.
Husky 2 gallon size, $25.
Home Vineyard Package: Buy 5, get 1 free.
Somerset Seedless
Alpha
New proven super hardy seedless grape, small light red grape with big flavor.
Small, blue Concord type, extremely hardy for jam and juice (C)
Bluebell
Excellent flavor, blue, early September ripening, wonderful translucence. (C)
Louise Swenson
Disease resistant hardy white grape for juice, wine, and fresh eating, mid Sept. (W)
Frontenac
Excellent red wine grape, very hardy, disease resistant, late September. (W)
Kay Gray
White, very hardy, sweetens up late, disease resistant
King of the North
Prolific, super hardy, blue Concord-like grape, bears early in life. (W) (C)
Marquette
Red wine grapes which do very well in Minnesota . (W)
Sabrevois
Blue black grapes that Quebec has built its wine industry around. (W) (C)
W = Excellent for wine making;
C = Concord-type grape
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Northern Hardy
KIWIS
We are the kiwi
capital of Vermont,
growing them here
for 30 years.
Arguta Males have healthy green leaves and twine
around poles and trees up into the stratosphere.
Females make many succulent green kiwi fruits 1”
long with no fuzz, no peeling. Ripens in September at
Elmore Roots. Many new super hardy cultivars from Siberia to choose from.
Kolomitka Do not be alarmed when the older males’ leaves have white and pink on them.
This is part of their ornamental beauty! Females have delicious tresses of succulent 3/4”
kiwis with no fuzz, no peeling. Ripens in late August-September at Elmore Roots. Delicate
fragrant blossoms in spring & so much fruit we have a new jam flavor!
Twining up one of the arbors at our farm are Hardy Kiwi vines. Just pop the fruit in your
mouth. They taste like the ones from the store only better. You can fill your bowl with
them and eat them all day long. Plant in a spot protected from the wind or plant a bush
to block the wind. Kiwis need sturdy support!
small potted $35, large potted $55,
xlg potted $75
ELDERBERRIES
Adams
York
Nova
Native
Black European
Johns
Berry Hill
Bob Gordon
You need both male & female vines of
the same species. Plant 6-10’ apart
2 or more for best fruit
production. Plant 4-6’ apart.
Old time Vermonters say they never
get colds in the winter, sipping Elderberry juice from the freezer. Easy to
grow with big harvests and a songbird’s
favorite. Can even grow in moist areas.
SEABERRY
$35 and $55 sizes
This thorny superhardy bush grows wild in
HASKAPS
Asia and the British Isles. Prized for its juicy
First berry of the season! A delicious edvery orange berries and life giving propible honeysuckle for northern climates
erties for centuries. new selections have
from Siberia and North Japan. Non-Inva- larger, less tart fruit. highly productive in
sive! It’s Leslie’s new favorite. Nice to eat
a short time. sometimes referred to as the
fresh or fantastic for jam! $35 size
Siberian orange ....male and female plants
needed for pollination. $35 and $55 sizes
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Interesting YARD TREES
GinkgoHawthorne
Sweet Sap Silver Maple Mountain Ash
Black Locust
Ashworth Bur Oak
Japanese Tree Lilac
Magnolia
Pagoda Dogwood
Cornelian Cherry
Amelanchier
Horsechestnut
Elmore Roots
Tree Planting Mix
is what we use
and recommend
for great results.
(You’re not going
to be able to put
anything at the
bottom of the
hole, later)
HARDY VINES
American Bittersweet Hops
Honeysuckle Kiwis
Virginia Creeper
Wisteria
$19 and up
The Elmore Roots crew from left to
right: Sarah, David, Leslie, Shannon,
Micaela, Karen, Austin
photo by Jeff Farber
Our high quality hand tools make work a pleasure
TOOLS
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“My Silky pocketboy- it’s the most “Our king of spades has paid
for itself 17 times over.”
phenomenal tool I ever had.”
Winnie, Irasburg
Chris, South Hero
GUARANTEE
e want you to have success! If your plant or tree does not “leaf out”
the July following purchase, bring it back (so we can look at it) wholewith its roots in a pot or a bag and we will replace it, one time. We stand by
our trees, however we don’t replace trees that were chewed by animals, lawn
mowers or string trimmers. We count on you to choose a well-drained planting location and to keep your trees watered well after planting and during
the summer. Our guarantee does not cover travel or delivery or replanting.
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Because they are more experimental, we do not cover the following plants under our
guarantee: peaches, apricots, quince, medlars, pawpaws, magnolias, Asian pear, fig,
persimmon, and Meyer Lemon.
EASY TO GROW
HARDY FLOWERS & SHRUBS
FLOWERING CRABS
Dolgo white
(also for jelly) 25’
Forsythia 6-8’
Mock Orange 6-10’
Siberian Pea 6-8’
Hydrangea 6-7’
Winterberry 6-8’
Viburnums 6-8’
Azaleas 5’
Witch Hazel 8’
Basket Willow 8-15’
Louisa Weeping
pink to 12’
Royalty red to 12’
Bechtel Pink
very fragrant 12’
Profusion strong
pink to 15’
$75, $150, and $250 sizes.
ROSES
Our easy to grow roses are selections that have been bred for
cold hardiness & disease resistance. These are the varieties you
don’t have to fuss over, so sit back and relax and don’t forget
to stop and smell the roses...
“We have one of your roses.
It is the only one that we
bought anywhere that’s ever lived.
It does beautifully every year. “
Margaret, Braintree
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Dwarf Pavement
Pink
2-3’
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Henry Kelsey Climber
Red
6-8
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Rosa Rugosa alba
White
4-6’
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Rosa Rugosa and Hansa
Dk pink
4-6’
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Snow Pavement
Lt lavender
3-4’
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William Baffin (climber)
Deep pink
8-10’
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LILACS
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Double dark red-purple
10-12’
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Japanese Tree Lilac
Creamy white
25’
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June
Meyer’s Palibin
Pale lavender
4-5’
xxx
June
Miss Canada
Bright pink
6-9’
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June
Miss Kim
Pale lilac w/ purple fall color
6’
xx
June
Old Fashioned Purple/White Lilac or White
12’
xxx
May
Donald Wyman
Deep Purple, Fragrant
8’
xxx
June
Yankee Doodle
Deep dark purple
8’
xx
May
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