Dare to be Distinguished
Some of the Most Unique and Collectible Peonies Available Anywhere; and
A Delightful Selection of Fruits and Vegetables for my CSA and Farmers Market Customers
Welcome to Private Stock Produce & Perennials 2018!
Hard to believe, but Spring 2018 is just right around the corner.
This season I will continue my progression from exclusively growing and selling perennials to a further concentrating on fruit and vegetable production.
As I have in the past I will be offering potted daylilies and lilies for sale, along with cut peony flowers. I will also sell rare and unique peony roots.
I will be continuing my community-supported agriculture (CSA), adding a few more shares -- offering up to 12 this season Be sure to check out the Community Supported Agriculture tab for more details about the program or how to sign up for the 2018 season.
My trials with new fruit varieties that may hold promise for wider distribution in Montana are ongoing and expanding. I am most excited about the potential for Haskap, a new berry related to a honeysuckle that tastes delicious and has a nutritive profile that exceeds blueberries. This year my sweetest variety yet -- Aurora -- should bear heavily, and some of the trial varieties bred by Dr. Maxine Thompson, Oregon State University professor emeritus, should bear enough for me to sample them. In addition, I will be acquiring excellent new varieties from Berries Unlimited and Prairie Plant Systems (Canadian-bred varieties) to grow on and sell in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Please read more under the Haskap Berries tab about what I believe will truly be a fantastic new superberry in the future. Also, I am excited to see how my Canadian bush cherries, some varieties of which are purported to have the fruit size, sugar content, and firmness of sweet cherries, will produce and taste this season -- as they are finally of a size to expect some production from them. Learn more about them as well under the Gardening Articles tab.
I wish you all a great gardening season. I look forward to supplying quality vegetables and fruits to my CSA customers and to visiting again with many of you at the 2018 Helena Farmers Market.