Fall Plant Sale

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Fall plant sale flyer with plant prices

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County Center is happy to announce their first-ever Fall Plant Sale! Fall is a perfect time to plant certain perennials, if you would like to learn about this subject visit the following article written by our Horticultural agent Why to Plant Fruiting Perennials in the Fall.

Orders are due by September 3, 2021. To order please print out the following order sheet and drop it off at our office, email Cynthia Robbins at cynthia_robbins@ncsu.edu , or call us at 828-287-6010. To pay for your order, please stop by our office or mail your payment to 193 Callahan Koon Rd. Suite 164, Spindale NC, 28160. Please make checks payable to Cooperative Extension.

Fall Plant Sale Order Sheet 2021 (Opens in a new tab)

Orders may be picked up at the Cooperative Extension Center in Spindale, at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Sept.  22   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 23     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Strawberry Pick-up Date

October, TBD. All who purchase strawberries will be contacted with pickup information

Blueberries $10 Each

  • Tifblue: Mid to late-season, large, firm berries, light blue in color, and quite flavorful. Popular for its appearance and productivity.
  • Powder Blue: Mid-season, darker blue berries, sweet flavor, resistant to cracking.
  • Climax:  Early season, ripens in May-early June, Small-medium size berries. Good color and flavor.
  • Yadkin: Mid-season, Medium to large fruit with good blue color. Self-fertile and  semi-upright.

*Please be aware that you will need more than one blueberry plant for pollination for all varieties other than Yadkin.

Strawberries $20 for 25

  • Sweet Charlie: Early-season, produces over several weeks. Berries are very large, sweet and a vibrant red color. They taste like they have sugar on them fresh from the field. Performs excellent in heat and humidity.
  • Chandler: Early to Mid-season, Very large and firm berries. The strawberries vary from being long and wedge-shaped to large and conical. They are a brilliant red color, glossy. Good for eating fresh, preserves, and pies.

* Strawberries will be sold as plugs which can be planted as-is.

Greens $3 for 6

  • Hammerhead Spinach: Annual, 27 Days to Maturity, Medium-green, upright spinach with slightly elongated, round, cupped leaves. Quick to bolt, so best suited for spring, fall, and winter sowing. High resistance to downy mildew races 1–12, 14–16, 19, and intermediate resistance to white rust.
  • White Russian Kale: Annual, 50 Days to Maturity, Attractive blue-green leaves and long, white petioles. Frilled leaf margin gives a nice lift for baby-leaf production. Vigorous plants for baby and full size.
  • New Red Fire Lettuce: Annual, 55 Days to Maturity, Red leaf lettuce with heat tolerance. New Red Fire is relatively slow, but produces uniform, heavy heads of well- colored, frilly leaves.
  • Dragoon Lettuce:  Annual, 43 Days to Maturity, Compact and uniform. Leaves are thick and have an excellent, crisp texture. Heads are very dense, hold well in the field. Bolting and tipburn tolerant. High resistance to downy mildew races EU 16–27, 29, 32, 34; US 5–8, Nasonovia ribisnigri aphid, and tomato bushy stunt virus; and intermediate resistance to lettuce mosaic virus.
  • All-Star Gourmet Lettuce Mix: Annual, 43 Days to Maturity, Includes a mix of green oakleaf, red oakleaf, green romaine, red romaine, lollo rossa, and red leaf lettuces. A specially designed blend to make your salad mix stand out from the crowd. Selected varieties yield darker reds and greens even under low-light conditions.
  • (Limited supply available, first come, first serve)

Microgreens $4 Each

  • Mild Micro Mix:  Annual, 10-15 Days to Maturity, A blend of mildly flavored brassicas contains mizuna, cabbage, kale, and kohlrabi. Mostly green with a touch of purple. (Size is a small sampling countertop tray.)
  • (Limited supply available, first come, first serve)