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Cape Gooseberry

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 choose a size)

The cape gooseberry is a low lying bush with its bright orange berry enclosed in a pale brown parchment like case called the Cape. The berry is the size of a cherry tomato is very aromatic and full of tiny seeds. They are delicious eaten straight from the Cape or made into gooseberry Jam. They can be added to salads, desserts and cooked dishes, they are delicious stewed with apples or dipped in chocolate. They can also be dried or used in savoury dishes with meats and seafood. The small cucumber beetle also enjoys feasting on the cape gooseberry although they munch only on the leaves. Hand pick any beetles that you see as they are capable of breeding into large numbers very quickly.Weed Warning: This old time favourite is very easy to grow. Birds and critters will enjoy its sweet fruit and it can be found growing in both native vegetation areas and occasionally in pasture areas. It is not a dominant weed but it can be somewhat of a nuisance when working to restore native vegetation areas. Native to South America

Goji Berry - Shrub

$21.90 ($4.90-$21.90 choose a size)

The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and respond well to pruning after fruiting which can help keep its sprawling habit under control. Lycium barbarum grows into a shrub 2.5m shrub.

Goji Berry - Vine

$21.90 ($17.90-$21.90 choose a size)

In Chinese medicine a concoction of the bark is use to treat respiratory ailments. Very similar to Lycium barbarum but it grows as a vine. The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and a trellis wall or structure to climb up and scramble over.

Goji Berry Black

$19.75

Close relative of the Red Goji, the Black Goji is native to China where is has been used extensively in Chinese Medicine for centuries. It is high in Vitamins A, E, C, Anthocyanins, and essentially fatty acids. Berries are eaten either fresh or dried, and can be added to water to dye this a deep, rich shade of royal blue. A handful of dried berries is sufficient to dye 2L of liquid very effectively. Shrub plant ( up to a maximum of 2M) with sparse foliage not unlike Rosemary in appearance, that will thrive in very poor, low nutrient and even saline affected soils. Good drainage and full sun position necessary.Safety Warning: Although no cases of Toxicity have been reported with respect to L. Ruthenicum, it is nonetheless a member of the nightshade family (Solanacea) which does include many toxic members. Care should thus be taken to not consume leaves, or under ripe berries.

Gooseberry - Captivator

$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Thornless mildew resistant Gooseberry, red sweet fruit when fully ripe. Requires cold winters and a moist partial shaded area rich in organic matter. Small deciduous bush producing many green gooseberry fruit in Summer.

Saskatoon Berry

$19.75

Shrubbing, self-pollinating deciduous plant growing to a maximum height of 5m with most specimens typically pruning well at 2-3M. Serves as both a superbly prolific edible hedge and ornamental landscape feature with its clumping form, abundant wraith-like flowers and bronze fall foliage. Extremely cold tolerant, the saskatoon will withstand sub zero temperatures and tolerate a range of soil types, even those of poor quality. Extremely productive, a single bush can produce upwards of a thousand berries per season. Berries, which resemble large blueberries but are actually a sort of pome making them more closely related to apples, ripen simultaneously making for a simple harvest. Flavour is delicious and piquant, reminiscent of blueberries and almonds. They are typically eaten fresh or dried, or are used to make pie fillings of unrivaled flavour. They are rich in manganese, magnesium, iron, phenolics, flavonols, natural sugars, vitamin C,calcium, potassium, copper and carotene.

Ugni ( Tazziberry )

$19.75 ($19.75-$21.90 choose a size)

This popular little ornamental plant should be planted anywhere the strawberry aroma from the fruit can be appreciated. It is ideally grown as a low growing hedge or a container specimen. The small glossy dark-green leaves are tinged with a beautiful red growth when young. The plant becomes smothered with fluffy white flowers in summer and bears pea sized burgundy fruit, that lighten as they ripen, in the autumn. It is best eaten on its own to really appreciate the unique aromatic flavour.

Cape Gooseberry

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 choose a size)

The cape gooseberry is a low lying bush with its bright orange berry enclosed in a pale brown parchment like case called the Cape. The berry is the size of a cherry tomato is very aromatic and full of tiny seeds. They are delicious eaten straight from the Cape or made into gooseberry Jam. They can be added to salads, desserts and cooked dishes, they are delicious stewed with apples or dipped in chocolate. They can also be dried or used in savoury dishes with meats and seafood. The small cucumber beetle also enjoys feasting on the cape gooseberry although they munch only on the leaves. Hand pick any beetles that you see as they are capable of breeding into large numbers very quickly.Weed Warning: This old time favourite is very easy to grow. Birds and critters will enjoy its sweet fruit and it can be found growing in both native vegetation areas and occasionally in pasture areas. It is not a dominant weed but it can be somewhat of a nuisance when working to restore native vegetation areas. Native to South America

Ugni ( Tazziberry )

$19.75 ($19.75-$21.90 choose a size)

This popular little ornamental plant should be planted anywhere the strawberry aroma from the fruit can be appreciated. It is ideally grown as a low growing hedge or a container specimen. The small glossy dark-green leaves are tinged with a beautiful red growth when young. The plant becomes smothered with fluffy white flowers in summer and bears pea sized burgundy fruit, that lighten as they ripen, in the autumn. It is best eaten on its own to really appreciate the unique aromatic flavour.

Goji Berry - Vine

$21.90 ($17.90-$21.90 choose a size)

In Chinese medicine a concoction of the bark is use to treat respiratory ailments. Very similar to Lycium barbarum but it grows as a vine. The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and a trellis wall or structure to climb up and scramble over.

Goji Berry - Shrub

$21.90 ($4.90-$21.90 choose a size)

The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and respond well to pruning after fruiting which can help keep its sprawling habit under control. Lycium barbarum grows into a shrub 2.5m shrub.

Goji Berry Black

$19.75

Close relative of the Red Goji, the Black Goji is native to China where is has been used extensively in Chinese Medicine for centuries. It is high in Vitamins A, E, C, Anthocyanins, and essentially fatty acids. Berries are eaten either fresh or dried, and can be added to water to dye this a deep, rich shade of royal blue. A handful of dried berries is sufficient to dye 2L of liquid very effectively. Shrub plant ( up to a maximum of 2M) with sparse foliage not unlike Rosemary in appearance, that will thrive in very poor, low nutrient and even saline affected soils. Good drainage and full sun position necessary.Safety Warning: Although no cases of Toxicity have been reported with respect to L. Ruthenicum, it is nonetheless a member of the nightshade family (Solanacea) which does include many toxic members. Care should thus be taken to not consume leaves, or under ripe berries.

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