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2013

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OUR GUARANTEE

Thanks again to the best customers in the world! Nourse Farms has had another record sales year and we are very thankful. We continue to build on our success and are offering another crop of the Best Berry Plants. Sharing the knowledge of both our successful and not so successful efforts to help you produce better berries, Nourse Farms delivers the best new varieties and information. Our theme for 2013–Growing Health and Happiness! Berry plant growing contributes to the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit. You will be rewarded with the great feelings of a job well done as you consume and share the bounty of your harvest. Growing healthier and happier plants is supported by our annually updated planting and growing guide. Our videos on YouTube provide further support and help you succeed in growing healthy plants, which in turn, yield fruits that are healthy for you. Locally grown and home grown berries are being consumed in record numbers! More people are demanding healthier foods that taste great through the entire year. Our berry plants will produce earlier and later in the season, increasing the possibility of having fresh berries during the entire summer up to the first killing freeze. We sell the most varieties of strawberries and raspberries. This allows berry production to occur in more growing areas. Berry plant varieties do have their limits of heat and cold tolerance. Healthier plants given a little help can produce amazing results. Our shared experiences with cultural practices including irrigation, pruning, and mulching will help you realize the potentials of our plants. Our staff has been learning how to help you grow the best berry plants even better. Their healthy knowledge of berry growing combined with their happiness to help with any question or problem, results in the highest level of customer service. Whatever the issue, we will help you find a solution and give our best recommendation.

All of us at Nourse Farms strive to bring you the best plants on the market today. We provide you with the most complete instructions for success and deliver your plants to you on time. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, please notify us immediately or by July 1, 2013. We want you to be 100% satisfied.

Nutraceuticals/Phytochemicals Nutraceuticals are substances that provide a healthy benefit to the human body. High levels of these compounds have been identified in all berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and currants all have generous quantities of these health-promoting compounds. The varieties marked with a H in this catalog contain the highest levels of these phytochemicals.

Look for this symbol throughout our catalog. It means that we are the exclusive U.S. and/or North American distributor for these sought-after varieties. Buy your plants from the source of professional plantsmen— Nourse Farms

Tim Nourse and the Nourse Family

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Our high quality, certified disease and virus free berries have produced the most satisfied repeat customers.

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Shrinking budgets for strawberry and bramble research have made it essential to generate funding from other sources. NASGA and NARBA have contacted nurserymen in the US and Canada with a plan to collect $1.00/1000 strawberry plants and $0.01/bramble plant sold during the course of a year. Funds collected are then distributed to research projects that have been approved by the committees of these groups. Nourse Farms is an active participant in this voluntary collection program.


Currants and gooseberries provide an excellent low border, and gooseberry bushes’ thorns will keep out unwanted pests. Strawberries make a perfect ground cover. Planting a few varieties will produce berries all season long.

Elderberry bushes are fast growing and hardy. They typically grow quite large and full with clusters of tiny white flowers in late spring followed by clusters of berries in late summer.

The No Planting Zone is a guideline for all of our plants. Planting in areas that see little or no sun will lead to plants that will struggle to survive. If plants do survive, the small crop produced will have a lot of disease pressure.

The Caution Zone is a place where plants will struggle during high heat months. Because of extra protection from wind and higher temperatures, plants and fruit can get an overdose of sun and heat.

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Cane plantings such as blackberries and raspberries will climb fences and trellises and become a lovely ornamental hedge; they will also burst with color in the spring just before bearing their fruit.

Blueberry bushes, excellent for beginners, develop into 4- to 6-foot tall shrubs that turn a brilliant red in the fall.

Growing Health and Happiness Growing berries is not just a way of assuring an abundance of fresh, delicious and colorful fruit; it’s also an easy way to add beauty and interest to your landscape. Since each variety of plant has its own distinct growth habit, the benefit of planting berries offers both aesthetic and practical rewards. Garden plan drawing by Janna Thompson, Nourse Farms

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Nourse Farms is excited to be offering two new strawberry varieties for 2013! We’ve been testing these berries for over three years to make sure they add something unique and different to the existing berries on the market. Each one of these new selections promise superior flavor and production potentials than that of their midseason and everbearing rivals. Growing several varieties of strawberries not only extends the production season, it also spreads the risk of loss to weather and garden pests. With this year’s additions, your biggest challenge will be to limit yourself to just one or two varieties. Our traditional top ten sellers are a sure bet for satisfaction.

New for 2013! San Andreas and Sonata

See page 11 for strawberry planting guideline and page 7 for additional planting tips.

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Annapolis

(Micmac x Raritan) x Earliglow Recommended for home gardeners in northern areas. Annapolis has attractive, high-quality berries that maintain their large size through several pickings. A vigorous and winter-hardy variety, Annapolis has resistance to red stele. With its consistent performance, Annapolis has become a top variety. Grows best in zones 3-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

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Galletta*

U.S. Plant Patent #19,763 (NCH 87-22 x Earliglow) Galletta was developed by Jim Ballington at North Carolina State University. Galletta ripens early in the growing season and produces big, attractive, good-quality berries with a glossy finish. Compared to Sweet Charlie, this new variety produces better quality fruit during the same season. We recommend this variety for both home and commercial use. Zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

* Price includes royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.

AC Wendy* U.S. Plant Patent #18,340

(K96-5 x Evangeline) We highly recommend this variety. This early-season variety was developed by the Kentville Research Station in Nova Scotia. An Evangeline cross, Wendy’s fruits are larger than Evangeline. The berry is wedge-shaped to conic, with firm, bright, red-colored flesh. Wendy has an excellent fresh flavor. Plants are vigorous and runner well. They are moderately resistant to powdery mildew and red stele, but susceptible to Verticillium wilt and leaf diseases. Frost damage potential, very early flowering. Trials showed Wendy to be highly productive, of good quality, and it held its fruit size throughout the season. Zones 3-8. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00


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Earliglow

(Fairland x Midland) x (Redglow x Surecrop) Heirloom quality — #1 early-season variety. Recommended for beginners. “Wonderful strawberry flavor” is this variety’s trademark. Earliglow’s fruit has a very firm, glossy skin, firm flesh and medium size. Its sweet flavor makes the variety excellent for fresh eating and freezing. Fruit size tends to decrease as the season progresses. Earliglow plants are very vigorous and runner well. This variety has good resistance to red stele and intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

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Honeoye (Vibrant x Holiday)

Recommended for beginners and home gardeners. Suited for organic growing. From the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY. This hybrid plant has been a top variety for over 20 years. It combines winter hardiness, high productivity, good appearance and color, together with an excellent, firm, large-sized berry. The large berries are easy to pick and produce high yields over a long fruiting season, making it our most consistent berry producer. Home gardeners will also appreciate its excellent freezing quality. Optimum flavor is produced by growing this variety in medium to light soil. Honeoye is a vigorous plant with no soil disease resistance. It remains our #1-selling, early mid-season variety. Best in zones 3-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

Daroyal*

Licensed Variety EXCLUSIVE! Daroyal is our second introduction from the Darbonne-Inotalis breeding program in France. Daroyal is vigorous with strong rooting capacity. Berries have an attractive conic shape, darker red color, and a glossy appearance. Producing high yields during a long season, Daroyal will easily compete with Honeoye due to its excellent flavor. This berry ripens quickly, we recommend harvesting every other day. Recommended for zones 4-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

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Northeaster (MdUS 4380 x Holiday) Released by the USDA in 1996 — heirloom flavor. This variety demonstrates excellent vigor and high disease resistance. Production varies from site to site but is generally ample, with goodsized fruit that holds up well during the season. Northeaster is prized for its very fine flavor and attractive firm berries. Also noted for its resistance to foliage diseases. Northeaster performs well in heavier soils. Zones 4-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

L’Amour* U.S. Plant Patent #16,480

Brunswick* U.S. Plant Patent #16,859

Cavendish (Annapolis x Glooscap)

(Cavendish x Honeoye) Recommended for home gardeners — great alternative to Honeoye. Released by the Kentville Research Station, Nova Scotia, Canada. Brunswick ripens early mid-season, the same time as Honeoye. Customers responding to our survey rated Brunswick high, especially those in northern locations. The plant shows good vigor and disease resistance. Flavor was rated excellent with good berry size and appearance. Brunswick is best adapted for home gardeners, pick-your-own and farm stand sales. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $12.00 • 50 for $18.50 • 100 for $30.00

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(NYUS 256 x Cavendish) A recent release from the NY State Experiment Station, L’Amour has excellent fruit quality. Berries are bright red and firm with excellent flavor. Long, round conic shape with a fancy calyx makes them very attractive. L’Amour is adapted to a wide range of soil conditions and is very vigorous. L’Amour is not the most productive variety but is a good consistent performer. Best in zones 4-8. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00

Recommended for roadside markets and home gardeners. Originated in Nova Scotia. Cavendish is the result of a cross between two varieties known for their winter hardiness and attractive, large fruit. It produces high yields that ripen over a long growing season. Excellent flavor and overall quality of the fruit make this variety a good choice for commercial and home use. Cavendish is highly resistant to red stele and has some resistance to Verticillium wilt. Grows best in zones 3-7. 25 for $12.00 • 50 for $18.50 • 100 for $30.00

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Chandler (Douglas x Cal 72.361-105)

Recommended for southern planting. Originated in California. Fruit flavor and color are exceptional on this vigorous, southern variety. High yields have been experienced throughout the Carolinas and California, and it holds its berry size well. Chandler is susceptible to anthracnose disease. Grows best in zones 5-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

Darselect* U.S. Plant Patent #10,402 EXCLUSIVE!

Canadian PBR #97-1063 (Parker x Elsanta) Darselect is a highly productive, widely adapted variety for plasticulture or matted-row production. In our customer survey, 90% rated Darselect as good to excellent for size, color, appearance and plant vigor. Its sweet, tasty fruit was rated very good for flavor and firmness. Various yield trials reported producing over 20,000 pounds per acre. Depending upon location, Darselect will fruit from early mid-season to mid-season. Very susceptible to leaf scorch. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

Allstar (US 4419 x MdUS 3184)

Recommended for beginners and home gardeners. Allstar produces a good crop of large, light-colored, sweet berries. Glossy, firm fruit makes this variety excellent for fresh eating. This widely adapted variety has performed consistently well from the East to central Midwest. It is highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

NEW for 2013!

Donna* U.S. Plant Patent #20,648 EXCLUSIVE!

Donna is our third release from the DarbonneInotalis breeding program in Spain, and is an excellent new mid-season variety. It has highly attractive, shiny, smooth, conic fruit, with a sweet, pleasant strawberry flavor. Fruit size is large, with excellent red color, and it holds its size well throughout the picking season. The berries are darker in color than Darselect. Ripening time is concentrated, and happens between Seneca and Allstar. Plants are vigorous and the leaves provide good coverage over the fruit. Foliage shows no signs of disease issues. Grows best in zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

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Sonata* U.S. Plant Patent #18,000 Sonata is a recent release from the Dutch breeding program, Fresh Forward, and Bert Meulenbroek, the breeder. This variety comes from a cross of Elsanta and Polka, two high performing Dutch varieties. Sonata expresses good plant vigor and shows tolerance to Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) compared to other varieties. This mid-season variety produces large, uniform, conic-shaped fruit that are glossy and bright red in color. In our trials, Sonata was highly productive and held their fruit size better than Jewel. The fruit flavor was excellent with good sweetness. Sonata has shown good winter hardiness with resistance to spring frost due to good leaf coverage above the flowers. We highly recommend Sonata based on its high performance in our trials. In our opinion, Sonata is the first hybrid whose performance might be more favorable than Jewel. Grows best in zones 5-7. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00

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Mesabi™* U.S. Plant Patent #11,116 (Glooscap x MnUS99) Suited for organic growing, low spray. Introduced by the University of MinnesotaUSDA Cooperative Breeding Program. Mesabi™ produces high yields of large berries, scarlet-red color with excellent flavor. Berries are smooth and shiny and hold their size well. Mesabi™ shows good winter hardiness. Mesabi™ is highly resistant to red stele and also has good resistance to leaf diseases. A good choice for northern locations, especially in the northern Midwest. Grows best in zones 3-6. 25 for $12.00 • 50 for $18.50 • 100 for $30.00 Jewel [(Senga Sengana x NY E-58) x Holiday] Our #1 Seller. Our #1 mid-season variety, recommended for commercial growers and home gardeners. Jewel has large berries with superb quality and flavor. Jewel performs well over a wide range of growing conditions. We have been very successful using Jewel for home gardening due to its overall quality and consistent performance. Care must be taken at renovation to maintain a good plant stand. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

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SONATA * Price includes royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.

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Chandler Darselect* Allstar Donna* Sonata* Mesabi™* Jewel

L E F F • 5-8 L E G F • 4-8 L G G F R 4-8 L E G F • 5-7 L E G F • 5-7 L E E MF R 3-6 L E E F • 4-8

Clancy* L G G F R 4-8 Mayflower*(EM-995) L G G F • 4-7 Sparkle S-M E E M R 3-8 Winona* L G G F R 3-7 Cabot* VL E G MF R 4-7 Eros* L G G F R 4-8

Most strawberry growers allow their beds to become over grown with too many plants. Maintaining a minimum of 4-6 inches between plants will yield bigger and juicer berries.  Take time to locate good straw mulch. Hay or cheap straw will carry pounds of weed seeds. Apply the straw in mid to late November, just as the soil begins to freeze. We believe 2-3 inches over the entire bed is best. We do not recommend leaves. Weed often and weed well, do not allow weeds to become established. A big mistake people make is to till the soil too deep. We recommend shallow tilling at 1 inch or less.

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Ovation L G G F R 4-8 AC Valley Sunset* L G F M L 4-7 L-VL E G F R 5-7 Record* Portola* Evie-2* Mara des Bois Monterey* Albion* Seascape San Andreas*

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Berry Size: S-small / M-medium / L-large / VL-very large Flavor: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Freezing Quality: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Firmness: VF-very firm / F-firm / MF-medium firm / M-moderately firm Resistance to: R-red stele / V-verticillium wilt / L-leaf diseases zones: Refer to zone chart, page 10

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Plants Required Per Acre

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Clancy* U.S. Plant Patent #16,571 (MDUS 4774 x MDUS 5799) Cornell Breeding Program, Geneva, NY. This variety was released by Dr. Courtney Weber of the Cornell Breeding Program in Geneva, NY. Clancy is a very vigorous, late mid-season variety, similar in season to Cabot or Eros. The berries are round and conical in shape with dark red color and a good flavor. Fruit is firm, similar to Jewel. Clancy is adapted to a wide range of conditions. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00 Mayflower* (EM-995) EXCLUSIVE!

U.S. Plant Patent Pending We are introducing Mayflower as a new late midseason variety. Bred by David Simpson at the East Malling Research Center, U.K. Mayflower exhibits high production and firm, high-quality berries. During a very wet fruiting season, Mayflower was identified in our test plots as a variety that performs well under difficult conditions. In our advanced grower trials, 80% of the growers responding to our survey said the variety performed well in their trial and that they would plant again. We highly recommend Mayflower for trial plantings. Grows best in zones 4-7. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00

Sparkle (Fairfax x Aberdeen) Heirloom quality — recommended for beginners. The best berry for jam and freezing, Sparkle has been known for flavorful, high-quality, attractive fruit for over 60 years. Do not allow the bed to become too thick and you’ll be rewarded with a nice crop of tasty, medium-sized berries. An extremely vigorous variety, Sparkle is an excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern climates. Grows best in zones 3-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00

Winona™*

U.S. Plant Patent #10,191 (Earliglow x MnUS 52) Recommended for difficult growing conditions and northern regions. Released from the University of Minnesota Breeding Program. This late mid-season variety was released for its winter hardiness for northern locations and high disease resistance. The fruit is conic in shape, large and firm, with a light, bright-red color and good flavor. Plants are vigorous, resistant to red stele and have shown tolerance to black root rot disease. Best in zones 3-7. 25 for $12.00 • 50 for $18.50 • 100 for $30.00

Cabot* U.S. Plant Patent #16,971 [(Elsanta x K79-S) x K79-4] Highly recommended for home gardeners and direct marketing growers. Cabot is known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. It is by far the best tasting big berry ever! Our customer survey indicates Cabot is best adapted for northern locations and where very large fruit size is required. First fruits may split or be rough. Plants are vigorous but may not run freely, indicating closer spacing may be required. Zones 4-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00 Eros* Licensed Variety (Allstar x Elsanta) Recommended for season extension. Released by Horticulture Research International, E. Malling, England. This Allstar hybrid promises to set new records in season extension. Eros has been in U.S. trials for ten years and has shown improved color and fruit firmness over Allstar. Eros fruits mid-season to late mid-season – most commonly, just after Jewel. The berries are large and bright red with a blocky shape, above-average flavor and good fruit firmness. Eros performs well in plasticulture and in the matted-row system. Vigorous, resistant to red stele and tolerant of leaf diseases. Zones 4-8. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00 * Price includes royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.

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Ovation (Lateglow x Etna) Highly recommended for season extension. Organic/low spray. Released by the USDA, Beltsville, MD, breeding program. Ovation is a late mid-season, disease-resistant variety. Fruiting later than Jewel, Ovation produces fruit that is firm, glossy, large-sized, bright red to orangered in color, with pleasant aromatics and mild flavor. The plant is vigorous, resistant to five strains of red stele and shows good tolerance to foliage diseases. USDA trials show Ovation is well adapted to plasticulture, and is highly recommended for trial. Ovation joins Eros as a season extender. Grows best in zones 4-8. 25 for $11.50 • 50 for $17.85 • 100 for $29.00 AC Valley Sunset*

U.S. Plant Patent Pending (formerly KRS-10) This recent introduction was bred by Andrew Jamieson in Kentville, Nova Scotia. AC Valley Sunset is a late-season variety that will ripen 5-7 days later than Cabot. Plant shows good vigor with no apparent foliage disease concerns. Berries are lighter red, shiny and large-sized. Flavor and yield are very good, compared to Ovation. Fruiting season is later than Ovation. With its softer skin, fruit is best suited for local fresh market to extend the season. Recommended for zones 4-7. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00

Record*

U.S. Plant Patent #21, 201 EXCLUSIVE! Dr. Walther Faedi, at the Instituto Sperimentale per la Fruitticoltura, Forli, Italy, released this very late strawberry. Record is an Idea hybrid, with improved red color, berry quality, and overall performance. In our fruiting trials, the first fruit was picked between July 1st and 3rd, the last pick was July 17th. Record is a very vigorous plant with no apparent foliage issues. We highly recommend Record for very late season production. It is the latest fruiting June bearing strawberry available at this time. Best in zones 5-7. 25 for $13.00 • 50 for $19.95 • 100 for $32.00

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Our Top 10 Strawberry Varieties At Nourse, these strawberry varieties are the most frequently ordered for home and commercial gardening.

EVERBEARING

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Portola* U.S. Plant Patent #20,552

This is a strong day-neutral variety from California.  Fruit is lighter in color than most everbearers and should be harvested before fully red. It has good flavor with a large crop that is as early as Evie-2.  Recommended for beginners. This variety will perform in warmer climates. Recommended for zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

Evie-2* Licensed Variety EXCLUSIVE!

Commercial growers will want to plant this variety from the Peter Vinson breeding program in Kent, England. An improvement over Everest, this day-neutral is easier to grow, higher yielding and less sensitive to the warm summer temperatures that shut down day-neutral production in the East and Midwest. Berries have an attractive red color, good flavor and maintain good size. In fruiting trials here, Evie-2 produced the largest spring crop of any dayneutral variety we have tested to date. Best in zones 4-8. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

Mara des Bois

Developed by a French breeding program, this everbearing strawberry produces small to medium fruit, containing the highest flavor and fragrance of any everbearer. Berries have an attractive red color with a high gloss. Planted in the spring, Mara des Bois will produce fruit during the summer into the fall. The following spring it also produces a good spring crop. Although considered a specialty variety for home gardeners, it is also good for commercial applications when high taste and berry fragrance is required. Grows best in zones 5-7. 25 for $15.50 • 50 for $24.00 • 100 for $41.00

Monterey* U.S. Plant Patent #19,767 Limited Quantities

This is a moderate day-neutral cultivar from California. It has great flavor, like Seascape, while more tolerant to high summer temperatures. This plant has good leaf disease resistance, but is susceptible to powdery mildew. Recommended for beginners and experienced growers. Grows best in zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

Albion* U.S. Plant Patent #16,228 Albion produces very large fruit that is mostly conical, very firm and red in color. Its flavor is very good for a day-neutral. To get the high yields it is capable of producing, this variety will need a stronger watering and nutrient program than any other everbearer. Wider plant spacing will deliver the largest berries. It is resistant to Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot, and has some resistance to anthracnose crown rot. Grows best in zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00 Seascape

Released by the University of California Breeding Program in 1992. This day-neutral has been highly successful for northeastern growers for summer and fall production. The plants have the potential to be the most productive of any day-neutral. The berries are large, firm and have good flavor when picked ripe from the plant. Zones 4-9. 25 for $12.00 • 50 for $18.50 • 100 for $30.00

NEW FOR 2013! San Andreas* U.S. Plant Patent #19,975

San Andreas is a moderate day-neutral with a production pattern very similar to Albion. Plant vigor for San Andreas is somewhat higher than for Albion early in the season. Plant size throughout the fruiting season is similar to Albion due to its high and consistent productivity. The fruit color of San Andreas is slightly lighter than Albion, and the two have similar post harvest characteristics. The flavor of San Andreas is outstanding and the plant has good disease resistance. Zones 5-7. 25 for $12.50 • 50 for $19.00 • 100 for $31.00

Jewel Very large berries with superb quality and taste. The standard for mid-season production.

Honeoye Proven choice for home and organic gardening.

AC Wendy Attractive, high-quality berries that maintain their large size through several pickings.

Earliglow #1 early-season variety with heirloom quality.

Cabot Excellent flavor, very large fruit. Best grown in northern climates.

Darselect Large and sweet.

AC Valley Sunset Our lastest season with the best red color.

Allstar Great mid-season variety for beginners and other home gardeners.

Cavendish Great choice for gardening in cool northern areas.

Evie-2 Tolerates higher summer temperatures.

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P lanting

G uidelines

Avoid Common Mistakes Read free planting guide 1-3 months before planting.

Healthy berry plants require these important elements: Planting time. We recommend planting when soil temperatures exceed 40 degrees. One of the biggest mistakes is planting in cold and wet soils. As a rule, we recommend planting at least 2 weeks after the earliest date on the zone chart. We do not recommend fall planting in the northeast or midwest.

Plants will fail to flourish if roots are too deep or too shallow.

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Pack soil firmly around the roots.

2. A sunny, weed-free location with at least a half-day of sunlight.

Do not plant near wild plants or plants whose origins are unknown. Water well one to three times a week, not every day. Avoid fertilizer burn by fertilizing only after plants are established. Do not soak plants in water more than 1 hour!

3. Clean beds that are frequently weeded. We recommend every 7-14 days. 4. Well-drained soil. For poor drainage conditions, consider raised beds. 5. Proper soil pH. Matching soil pH to plant requirements can be a huge factor in your success. Sample the soil before planting and contact your local cooperative extension office for assistance. 6.

Crop rotation. Avoid planting strawberries or raspberries in soils where previous crops have included strawberries, raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or peppers. These crops may harbor the soil pathogens Verticillium, Phytophthora and nematodes and may affect your new plants.

7. Irrigation. Maintain proper moisture levels throughout the season and, most importantly, during the establishment period. Drip irrigation is imperative when planting in raised beds.

USA Zone Chart If in doubt about anything in this catalog, please call us here at Nourse Farms, (413) 665-2658, or email your questions to info@noursefarms.com where a member of our helpful staff will confirm your zone and ensure that you get the best available plants for your home gardening pleasure. Planting Zones are used as a guideline to determine climate adaptibility of plants. The zone desiginations that we list are estimates based on the information we have available to us. In selecting varieties, we suggest you be conservative in regard to the zone for best results.

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Avoid planting strawberries in soils where previous crops have included raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or peppers. These crops may harbor soil pathogens, which may affect your new plants. Do not mulch using materials like decayed or wet leaves that tend to mat down and can smother plants. Do not renovate day-neutral strawberries. Spacing: Unless otherwise noted, plant 12 to 18 inches in the row, 3 to 4 feet between rows. Depth is important — see detailed planting guide. Roots should be planted straight down. Maintain a pH between 6.5 and 6.8.

Do not add compost to soil until plants are growing. Spacing: 12 to 14 inches between plants, 3 feet between rows with furrows 8 to 10 inches deep. For heavier, clay-like soils, plant 7-8 inches deep. VERY IMPORTANT! Asparagus requires very sweet soil with pH 7.2. Use soil tests to check and maintain soil pH and phosphorous levels. Make soil pH adjustments before you plant. Lime may be necessary.

Bramble Planting Tips Avoid planting the roots too deep. Do not plant green tissue culture plants until the danger of frost has passed. Your plants will come with one packet of Viterra Agrigel®. Use it at planting to help maintain moisture and establish plants with little stress. Spacing: For raspberries, unless otherwise noted, 18 to 24 inches for reds and yellows; 20 to 24 inches for blacks. Plant blackberries 3 to 4 feet apart. Between rows, leave 8 to 12 feet depending on machinery. Maintain a pH between 6.5 and 6.8.

Rhubarb Planting Tips Water well during excessive heat. Spacing: 3 feet; 5 to 6 feet between rows. Set buds about 1 inch below soil surface. Maintain a pH between 6.0 and 6.8.

Horseradish Planting Tips Spacing: 10 to 12 inches between plants, 3 feet between rows. Plant at 45-degree angle with flat end facing up; the flat end should be about 1 inch below the soil surface. Maintain a pH between 6.2 and 6.7.

Berry Research Below is a brief list of regional extension services that specialize in berry research; for a more extensive list, check our online list of commercial and home garden resources and links at noursefarms.com. Northeast Cornell University’s Berry Resources and Pest Management Guidelines gardening.cornell.edu Midwest Ohio State University ohioline.osu.edu/lines/farm.html Mid-Atlantic Pennsylvania State University Small Scale Fruit Production agsci.psu.edu/fphg South Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium smallfruits.org West Coast University of California Agricultural Natural Resources anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu

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Blueberry Planting Tips IMPORTANT! A pH of 4.5 to 4.8 is required; 5.0 is too high! For best results, amend pH levels before planting and apply garden sulfur regularly. To establish plants successfully without prior pH adjustments, read our planting guide. Excessive sulfur can be toxic. Do not use leaves or sawdust as mulch. They inhibit hydration. Do not use fertilizer that contains potassium chloride. Do not fertilize at planting. Do not fertilize in late summer or early fall. This could lead to new growth, which is susceptible to winter injury and disease. Spacing: 4 to 5 feet in the row, with 8 to 12 feet between rows. Be careful not to plant too deeply.

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Use Agrigel® for Veggies, Too We’ve had great success by giving berry plants and vegetables a boost of Agrigel. Keep some on hand! 4oz. (for 400 raspberry or 2,000 strawberry plants) $3.50; 8oz. $6.40; 16oz. $10.15

For regional planting guidance, contact your local extension office. A complete USDA listing is located online at: www.csrees.usda.gov/extension Or write to request information: U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 2201 Washington, DC 20250-2201

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What is the best time to plant? Don’t rush! Waiting until the soil is warmer, above 40 degrees, and drier is best. The biggest mistake growers make is planting in cold and muddy soil. As a rule, we recommend planting 1-2 weeks after the earliest date on the zone chart.

Order early! Prices valid to May 31, 2013. Use the enclosed order form, call or order online. Order early to ensure your first choices and on-time shipping. We make every effort to ship on time. We do not recommend fall planting.

What do I do with the plants if I am not quite ready? Plants are easily stored in the bottom of the refrigerator up to 1 week after arrival. Keep plants in the shipping bags and keep the bags sealed. Call us to delay shipping by the Friday before they are scheduled to ship. 90% of all orders shipped are loaded Monday morning by 9am. Do not store below 28˚F. What is Agri-gel? Agri-gel is a polymer that absorbs many times its weight in water. It helps all plants get established easier, it is especially helpful for raspberry plants. We include a sample in every shipment that is enough for 25 strawberry or raspberry plants. What is tissue culture? Tissue culture is a propagation method that ensures virus and disease free plants. Since 1980, all of our planting stock begins as virus and disease free micro-propagated cuttings. Why do Nourse Farms plants cost more? 99% of our plants are either first or second generation from our tissue culture facility. Our plants set the bar for health and vigor.

Visit us at noursefarms.com for pick-your-own hours or call our berry line at 413-665-2650 for additional information.

Patented and licensed varieties Patented varieties, identified by a *, are protected by U.S. patent laws. Licensed varieties are produced under contract by plant breeder. Cannot be propagated without permission. Royalty or usage fees are included in price. Plant pickup Orders can be picked up in Whately, MA, mid April through late May, Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm; Sat., 8am to 1pm. Call for other available times. Shipping Handling and shipping charges are extra. Shipping by Ground Service unless otherwise specified. Three business days’ notice required for orders with “open” ship dates. We’ll make every effort to accommodate shipping on short notice. Orders to Hawaii and Alaska ship 2nd-day air only. Sorry, no exceptions. Orders to Midwest or West Coast are shipped on a Mon. or Tues. On warm temperature days, shipping is by 3-day service to assure good condition. Added shipping charges are billed. California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii shipments must have phytosanitary certificates ($15.00). Canadian & foreign orders Import permits must be supplied 30 days in advance of shipment. All shipping by special arrangement. Nourse must receive payment in full in U.S. funds prior to shipment. Add 15% for administrative costs to all orders. Add $25.00 for export certification by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Payment by credit card or bank transfer minimizes your bank fees. Payment Check, money order or credit card in U.S. dollars. Credit card payments: check correct account number, expiration date and sign order form.


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NEW! Plasticulture Tool

This stainless steel tool is designed to push dormant, bare-root strawberry plants through plastic. The half-moon shaped end is designed to make only small holes in plastic. Made exclusively for Nourse Farms. $10.00

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This full-color guide is produced by Penn State in cooperation with Rutgers University, the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University. Information includes: preplant considerations, soil management and nutrition, and pest management, as well as specific information for planting strawberries, blueberries, brambles, gooseberries and currants. Appendices provide information on expanded special topics, diagnostic services, nursery sources of berry plants, and production supplies and services. Additional sources of information are also given. $40.00

Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada For novice and experienced growers. Information on all aspects of raspberry and blackberry culture including site selection, trellising, pruning, irrigation, pesticide application, harvesting, budgeting, marketing, cultivar descriptions. Field, high tunnel, and greenhouse production are reviewed. NRAES $37.00

Midwest Small Fruit Pest Managment Handbook B LU E B E R RY PATC H H E L P E R S

Blueberry Pruning DVD This is a must-see for “true blue” gardeners. This valuable how-to DVD takes the mystery out of pruning a spectacular blueberry patch of your own. $42.00

Bird Netting Get a better net effect by protecting your blueberry bushes with professional-quality netting. Includes twist locks and plot plan. Visit noursefarms.com for instructions. Lightweight 3/4” x 3/4” mesh with UV protection. 17 ft. x 50 ft. (covers 6 bushes) $62.99 17 ft. x 100 ft. (covers 12 bushes) $115.99 3/4” mesh with UV protection

Information on strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and grape production methods and pest management practices, including concepts and strategies of Integrated Pest Management, pest monitoring, identifying and understanding the major diseases, cultural practices for disease control. OSU $47.60

Midwest Strawberry Production Guide An extensive instruction manual with full-color photos for both beginners and established strawberry growers containing comprehensive, regionally relevant information on growing strawberries for profit. This guide has in-depth information on current varieties and production practices, plasticulture in the Midwest, recommendations for insect, disease, and weed control with full-color photos. OSU $26.40

New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide (not shown) Information is specific to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes. The guide presents general growing recommendations regarding soils, nutrients, cover crops, water, and weed management. This guide also provides recommendations for insect and disease management for these fruit crops and pesticides that can be used for treatment. $21.50

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PLANTING AIDS & TOOLS

12-inch All-Pro Digging Trowel

Floating Rowcover (not pictured) Pelletized Sulfur This acidifier optimizes soil pH for blueberries. Low soil pH is the key to success for blueberries! Also turns pink hydrangeas blue! Contains 90% pure sulfur. 5 lb. $10.39

Oxidate® Foliar Fungicide

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Disease control for fruit and vegetable plants. OXIDATE® kills pathogens on contact. Use as curative and preventive applications against such diseases as Powdery/Downey Mildew, Anthracnose, Early/Late Blight, Bacterial Spot, Pythium, Phytophthora, or Fusarium. We use Oxidate® at Nourse Farms with great results! This size bottle connects to a hose for easy application, will cover up to 12000 sq.ft. 32 oz. Rtu Bottle $25.95

This non-woven covering is permeable to air and water, as well as abrasion- and tear-resistant. Advantages of use include earlier sowing-out, better growth, earlier harvest and larger yields. Also acts as an insect and bird barrier. 50 ft. x 6 ft. (10 m x 1.5 m) $24.50

Agrigel® Ensure success with berry plants, vegetables and other garden transplants, too. Just add water and dip roots into the slurry. Particles attach to the roots and act like little reservoirs to keep roots moist while plants are getting established. Use 1 oz. per gallon of water. 4 oz. (enough for 400 raspberry or 2,000 strawberry plants) $3.50 8 oz. $6.40 • 16 oz. $10.15

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On Sale! Order today! Total Drip Irrigation System Keeping a proper moisture level throughout the season is key to growing healthy berry plants. For planting in raised beds, drip irrigation is imperative. This complete system comes with everything you need for successful planting, including our favorite WaterMaster® Timer (also available separately). Includes: • 250ft. Heavy Wall RAM Drip Tube PLUS 50ft. Main Line Solid Tubing • Water Filter and Fittings • 10 Figure-8 End Closures • 2 Drip Tube Connecting Couplers • Garden Hose Adapter • 10 RAM Insert “Tees” • WaterMaster® Timer • Complete Instructions $159.95 with timer ON SALE! $112.99 $119.95 without timer ON SALE! $68.00

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Blueberry Fertilizer Green up acid-loving gardens and houseplants. For acid-loving plants and for plantings next to concrete foundations, Jack’s Classic® Acid Special 17-6-6 is very effective in reducing the soil pH. This keeps the leaves green and healthy by making iron and other trace elements available to the plant. Promotes lush vegetative growth and better blooms for Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Pin Oaks, Holly, Hydrangea (Blue), Magnolias, White and Yellow Pine, Spruce, Cedar, Birch and Blueberry plantings. 1.5 lb. $13.99

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Plasticulture DVDs with Nate Nouse: Vol. 1

$49.95

Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide

$40.00

Plasticulture DVDs with Nate Nouse: Vol. 2

$49.95

Plasticulture DVDs with Nate Nouse: Vol. 1 & 2

$79.95

Raspberry & Blackberry Production Guide/Northeast, Midwest, Eastern Canada

$37.00

Plasticulture Starter Kit FREE SHIPPING $99.95 Plasticulture Tool

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Bird and Insect Netting 13 ft. x 30 ft. FREE SHIPPING $99.00 Bird and Insect Netting 13 ft. x 50 ft. FREE SHIPPING $149.00 Bird and Insect Netting 13 ft. x 100 ft. FREE SHIPPING $259.00 Blueberry Pruning DVD

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Bird Netting

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Floating Rowcover

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Midwest Small Fruit Pest Management Handbook $47.60 Midwest Strawberry Production Guide

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New England Pest Management Guides

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Oxidate® Foliar Fungicide 32 oz. $25.95 Pelletized Sulfur 5 lb.

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TulaMagic®

Killarney

Released in Manitoba in 1961. Released in 1961, Killarney is especially winter hardy. It is an early mid-season variety ripening about a week after Boyne. It’s medium to large-sized berries have an attractive bright-red color and a good raspberry aroma and flavor. The canes grow upright, are medium-sized and sturdy. This variety would make a great fresh raspberry pie. Best in zones 4-7. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

Lauren* U.S. Plant Patent #10,610

Nourse Farms offers the most raspberry varieties! Now, growers from zone 3 to zone 8 can produce berries throughout the entire summer and fall. The introduction of TulaMagic® will allow growers in zones 5 thru 7 a new alternative in the early mid-season. See page 11 for raspberry planting guideline and page 15 for additional planting tips.

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Summer Bearing varieties produce fruit on second-year canes which are usually pruned out after summer harvest.

Prelude* U.S. Plant Patent #11,747

Recently released by the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY. Prelude is identified as the earliest ripening summer red raspberry, ripening in mid-June under New York conditions. Although Prelude is also fall bearing, it produces the biggest portion of its crop in the spring. Very winter hardy and vigorous, Prelude berries are round conic, coherent, with very good flavor. An excellent choice when early fruit and quality are required. Grows best in zones 4-8. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

Boyne

Recommended for beginners. Released in 1960, Boyne is an early-season variety that is extremely winter hardy. It consistently produces deep-red, medium-sized berries. The medium-sweet, aromatic flavor makes it great for freezing and jam. It will grow where other varieties experience winter injury to the canes. Best for zones 3-7. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

Released by the cooperative breeding program of MD, NJ, VA and WI. Lauren is an early-season variety that has a large size similar to Titan’s — with wonderful flavor! Lauren is reported to have better resistance to Phytophthora root rot and 20% higher yield than its parent, Titan. Response from growers who have tested Lauren indicates they are pleased with the large quantities of uniform, high-quality fruit and with its long fruiting season. Lauren has shown moderate-to-good winter hardiness to date. Space plants 22 to 24 inches apart in rows. Best in zones 5-7. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

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TulaMagic ® * U.S. Plant Patent Pending, (Fruatfri variety) This recent introduction comes from Switzerland and the breeder is Reto Neuweiler. TulaMagic®, a cross of Autumn Bliss and Tulameen, is a new summer/floricane variety which can also produce a late fall/primocane crop. This variety fruits after Prelude, but before Nova, and a week earlier than Tulameen for the summer crop. TulaMagic® is very vigorous and shows low susceptibility to Phytophthora root rot disease. Fruits are large and have good firmness with an attractive light red color. Flavor is rated very good with high raspberry aroma. A fall/primocane crop can be produced in Zone 6, or in high tunnel production. We recommend TulaMagic® for organic producers and for soil sites susceptible to Phytophthora root rot disease. Zones 5-7. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75

TULAMAGIC ®

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Latham

Heirloom — recommended for home gardeners and pick-your-own. Released from Minnesota. Latham combines good fruit quality with excellent winter hardiness. Medium to large, bright-red fruit is rounded in shape but somewhat lacking in cohesion. Widely adapted, Latham is suitable for home gardens and pick-your-own operations. Grows best in zones 3-8. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

Nova

Released from the Nova Scotia, Canada, Breeding Program in 1981. Great for beginners. This very winter-hardy variety adapts to all climates and can be used as a summer bearer in the North or a fall bearer in the South. Nova is tolerant of heat and an excellent choice for the upper Midwest and northern regions, where high yields and dependability are required. Berries are firm, bright-red, medium to large in size and have good shelf life. Canes are vigorous, growing upright with light spines. Recommended for zones 3-8. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

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Encore* U.S. Plant Patent #11,746

Released from the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY; tested as NY 7. With excellent winter hardiness and fruiting in late mid-season, Encore berries are large, with very coherent drupelets and good raspberry flavor. Plants are vigorous, sturdy, upright and nearly spineless. Encore is a good choice for extending the summer raspberry-picking season. Grows best in zones 4-7. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

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Royalty Purple

Released by the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY, in 1982. The most popular purple raspberry variety today, Royalty is very productive. The canes are thorny and long. The fruit is large, of high quality and is the sweetest of all the purple raspberries. Good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies, Royalty can be picked slightly immature as a firm red berry. Eludes spring frost damage, as it is a lateseason variety. It has multiple insect resistances, including immunity to the raspberry aphid, which should help to extend the productive life of the planting. Recommended for zones 4-8. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

Taylor

Heirloom — recommended for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations. Taylor is considered by most to be the bestflavored variety of red raspberry you can grow. It yields a light-colored, medium to large, long and firm berry. This late-season variety is hardy, vigorous and productive. We recommend that you include Taylor in your collection of raspberries. You will always enjoy it, whether it is fresh or frozen. Grows best in zones 4-8. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

BRISTOL BLACK

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H Bristol Black (Early Season)

Heirloom quality. Released from the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY. This black raspberry plant is a high-producing early variety whose upright growth and cluster formation make its berries very easy to pick. It has medium, firm, glossy fruit with the best black raspberry flavor. Moderately hardy but very vigorous, Bristol shows tolerance to powdery mildew. Recommended for zones 5-8. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

H Jewel Black (Mid Season) (Bristol x Dundee)

Released from the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, NY. Our most popular black raspberry variety, Jewel produces excellent yields of superb-quality berries. The fruit is glossy-black in color, a large size and has a rich raspberry flavor. It is an excellent choice for use in jams and jellies. Jewel is winter hardy and a very reliable choice. Best in zones 5-8. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

H Mac Black (Late Season)

Highly recommended for season extension. A recent addition to our program, Mac Black is a late-season variety that will extend the black raspberry season. Ripening after Jewel, Mac Black berries have excellent flavor, good size and production. Best in zones 5-8. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

Octavia* EXCLUSIVE! U.S. Plant Patent Pending

This is a new late-season floricane raspberry that we first offered in 2011. It is the latest fruiting summer variety available. Octavia will pick 7 to 10 days later than Encore and until the early primocane varieties begin. Octavia is highly productive with good flavor and firmness. Consider Octavia for fresh market applications. We are still learning about level of winter hardiness, but recommend trialing it in areas where late-season production is desired. Grows best in zones 5-7. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75 * Price includes royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade. MAC BLACK


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Fall Bearing (Ever bearing) varieties produce fruit on first year canes and are usually mowed in the spring to produce a large fall crop.

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Raspberry Varieties At A Glance

Polana* Licensed Variety EXCLUSIVE!

Early Season

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Jaclyn* U.S. Plant Patent #15,647 Tested as QEG-F1. (Hybrid cross OBC-F1 x Caroline) Fruit is adapted for local shipments, farm markets and pick-your-own operations. A primocane producer, Jaclyn is quite vigorous and erect, growing to 4 to 5 feet tall. Ripening time is similar to that of Autumn Britten. Jaclyn fruit is a distinct dark red when ripe. Drupelets are held tightly together with a long, narrow plug cavity. Fruit is firm and exhibits less fruit rot and sunscald than other varieties. Fruit needs to be ripe to be removed easily. Flavor is sweet. Plant is field-resistant to many insects and diseases. Shows susceptibility to yellow leaf rust and crown gall. Jaclyn should be planted for its firm berries and excellent flavor for direct marketing or local sales. Grows best in zones 4-8. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

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Prelude* Boyne

winter Flavor Firmness hardiness

ZONES

BR M-L E M E 4-8 BR M E M E 3-7

Early Mid-Season

Killarney BR M G F E 4-7 Lauren* BR VL E F G 5-7 TulaMagic®* BR L G F G 5-7

Mid-Season

Latham Nova

BR M G M E 3-8 BR M-L G F E 3-8

Encore*

BR L G F E 4-7

Late Mid-Season

Late-Season

Royalty Purple NM L G M G 4-8 Taylor BR M E F F 4-8 BR M-L G F G 5-7 Octavia*

Black Raspberries

Bristol Black (early) NM M-L Jewel Black (mid) NM L Mac Black (late) NM L

Yellow Raspberries

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Earliest ever bearing variety. Originated in Poland. At least three weeks earlier than Heritage, Polana allows you to grow fall varieties in more northern locations and still produce a great crop. Its berries are highly productive, large, glossy in appearance, coherent, with good flavor. Canes are vigorous and grow shorter than those of Heritage. Ripens early August in southern New England and late July in southern Wisconsin. In most cases, helps fill in the gap between the summer and the other fall varieties. A great choice for early fall raspberries. Polana needs extra fertilizer in May and June. Zones 3-8. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

Ever bearing Red Raspberries

Anne*

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F F F

G G G

5-8 5-8 5-8

BR L E F E 4-7

Polana* BR L G F Jaclyn* BR L E F Joan J* BR L G VF Autumn Britten* BR VL E F Polka* BR L G VF Himbo-Top®* BR VL G F BR M-L E F Caroline* Heritage BR M-L G F Josephine* BR VL E F Nantahala* BR M-L E F

Available as: BR-bare root stock: Grower will receive first-generation

suckers from tissue-cultured stock.

nm-nursery matured plants: Tissue culture plants set in our nursery for 8-10 weeks. Dug as dormant bare root plants. TC-tissue culture plants: Clones of individually virusindexed stock, sold as green or dormant plants.

E 3-8 G 4-8 E 4-8 G 4-8 F 4-8 G 4-8 E 4-7 E 4-8 F 5-7 F 7-10

berry size: S-small / M-medium / L-large / VL-very large Flavor: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Firmness: VF-very firm / F-firm / M-moderately firm Winter hardiness: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair ZONES: See Zone Map, page 10

*Patented and licensed varieties JOAN J

Trellising raspberries is one of the most important cultural practices, but most people think it is too expensive and time consuming. A simple post with twine could increase potential harvests by 50%.

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U.S. Plant Patent #18,954 EXCLUSIVE! Canadian PBR #3881 (Joan Squire x Terri-Louise) This high-yielding, thornless, early primocane variety has been a good performer for our growers. One report indicates that Joan J out-yielded Autumn Bliss by more than 30 percent! The fruit is large and holds its size well. Berries are firm, easy picking (they release well) with small drupelets and good flavor. The fruit will hold and ship well. Joan J is highly recommended for planting when early fruit and high yields are required. Zones 4-8. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75

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Prune summer raspberries soon after harvest ends. This will reduce disease pressure on new canes and increase production potentials. Don’t plant where raspberries were growing for at least 2-3 years. Don’t plant too deep. Read and keep our planting guide on hand. It will help you care for your raspberries for years to come.

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Autumn Britten* Licensed variety

Originated in Great Britain. Recommended for commercial and home garden production. It ripens before Caroline and Heritage, bearing fruit from late summer through the fall. It has a very large, very firm and coherent berry that is very flavorful. Autumn Britten has shown to be winter hardy at Nourse Farms. Plants are moderately vigorous, and we recommend planting at 16 to 20 inches inrow spacing. Best in zones 4-8. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

Polka*

Licensed variety Recommended for beginners. A new primocane variety from Poland. The plant is vigorous with a more upright growing habit than other varieties. Berries are large, very firm, and have good flavor. Polka is very productive and the fruit does not darken as much as other varieties. Ripens 7-10 days after Polana, similar season to Autumn Britten or Joan J. Zones 4-8. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75

Himbo-Top ® * EXCLUSIVE!

U.S. Plant Patent #19,512 (RAFZAQU variety) Alternative for organic growers. Himbo Top™, a primocane red raspberry variety introduced in 2008, has demonstrated high tolerance to Phytophthora root rot disease. This variety produces extremely large, firm, bright red fruit that does not darken. Berries have good flavor, are conic shaped, have small well-constructed drupelets and are easy to pick. For best results in commercial production, we recommend closely managing your cultural practices, especially water and plant density. This variety is extremely vigorous and will require less fertilizer. It ripens a few days later than Autumn Bliss. We feel Himbo Top™ has the potential to be the most productive of any variety we offer today. Zones 4-8. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75

H Caroline* U.S. Plant Patent #10,412

Most productive ever bearer. Caroline has a larger berry than Heritage and is more productive, with a rich, full and intense flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot than Heritage. It fruits earlier than Heritage; the farther south you grow it, the earlier it will ripen. Caroline is widely adapted, growing everywhere from the East Coast to the West Coast. Does not tolerate high heat and drought. Recommended for zones 4-7. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

Heritage

Heirloom — recommended for beginners. Released by the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program. For many years this was the standard variety for production and high-quality fruit by which fall-bearing varieties were judged. The fall crop is highly productive and ripens from the end of August through October, depending on your location. The berries have good size, color and flavor. The fruit is good for jam and freezing and delicious for fresh use, too. Grows well in zones 4-8. 5 for $16.50 • 10 for $25.00 • 25 for $46.75

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Josephine* U.S. Plant Patent #12,173 A late-season primocane variety, Josephine was released from the cooperative breeding program of MD, NJ, VA, and WI. Josephine extends the harvest season beyond Heritage. Growers have experienced the variety to be very vigorous and the fruit to have excellent size and firmness with very good flavor. Adapted for the Mid-Atlantic region and for areas with an extended growing season, including the West Coast. Recommended for zones 5-7. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75 Nantahala*

U.S. Plant Patent #20,689 Nantahala is a new release from North Carolina State University. It is the latest fruiting primocane red raspberry we offer. Nantahala has large fruit with a bright, red color and excellent sweet flavor and medium firmness. Fruit began ripening in the first week of September in the North Carolina trials and continued 3-4 weeks or until the first hard frost. We would recommend Natahala for growers who would like to extend the harvest season beyond Josephine. Grows well in zones 7-10. 5 for $18.75 • 10 for $28.75 • 25 for $53.75

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Anne* U.S. Plant Patent #10,411

Released by the cooperative breeding program of MD, NJ, VA and WI. Anne has special characteristics. Anne is a large-fruited fall bearer that ripens somewhat earlier than Heritage. Fruit holds a pale yellow color and is proving to be highly productive. Anne’s excellent size, appearance, and very sweet flavor make it an excellent choice for a yellow fall bearer. Grows well in zones 4-7. 5 for $17.50 • 10 for $26.75 • 25 for $49.75

Our Top 10 Raspberries Varieties At Nourse, these raspberry varieties are the most frequently ordered for home and commercial gardening.

Caroline Very highly rated for flavor. Best in zones 5 and 6.

Heritage Easiest to grow heirloom variety. A top seller since the ’70’s.

Joan J Very high yield potential. It must be trellised and thinned.

Prelude The earliest summer bearer that also produces a fall crop.

Polka High producer that is easy to grow.

Jewel Black The best black raspberry variety.

Nova Adapts to more zones than any variety and easy to grow.

Anne Our favorite golden raspberry for both summer and fall production.

Killarney Very winter hardy early season red raspberry.

Polana Our earliest fall red raspberry.


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H Triple Crown

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Recommended for home gardeners. A joint release from the USDA-Beltsville and the Pacific West Agricultural Research Service. The Triple Crown plant is semi-erect and thornless and bears large, flavorful fruit. Ripens earlier than Chester and is similar to Chester in winter hardiness. Triple Crown would be a good choice to help extend the blackberry season for home gardeners. Grows best in zones 6-9. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

H Illini Hardy

Highly recommended for home gardeners in northern climates. Illini Hardy blackberry is an erect, thorny variety that is vigorous and quite winter hardy. Illini Hardy yields an excellent crop of shiny black, mediumsized, flavorful berries. Plants are thorny, 5 to 6 feet tall, sucker mainly from the base and are resistant to Phytophthora root rot. Grows best in zones 5-10. 5 for $23.50 • 10 for $38.75 • 25 for $85.75

H Chester Recommended for beginners.

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H Natchez* U.S. Plant Patent #20,891

Natchez is a recent release from the University of Arkansas breeding program. This is the earliest ripening thornless variety with very high production potentials. Very large and good tasting berries can be harvested during a 3-5 week season. Due to its semi-erect growth habit, Natchez performs best with a trellis. We highly recommend this variety. We recommend this variety for zones 6-8. 5 for $23.50 • 10 for $38.75 • 25 for $85.75

Considered one of the more winter-hardy and productive thornless varieties available, Chester produces large, high-quality fruit that ripens in early- to mid-August. Fruit has good flavor when fully ripe and does not soften or lose its shiny black color in hot weather. Chester plants are vigorous and show resistance to cane blight. Grows best in zones 5-9. 5 for $22.75 • 10 for $37.75 • 25 for $83.00

Prime Jan ® * U.S. Plant Patent #15,788 CHESTER

Blackberry Varieties At A Glance

THORNLESS

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Ever bearingBlackberries

winter Flavor Firmness hardiness

NM M NM VL NM L NM L NM L

G F G G E F E M G F

G F F F F

ZONES

5-10 6-8 6-9 6-9 5-9

Prime Jim®* NM M-S G M F 5-8 Prime Jan®* NM M-S G M F 5-8 Prime-Ark® 45* TC M G F F 6-9

Available as:

nm-nursery matured plants: Tissue culture

plants set in our nursery for 8-10 weeks. Dug as dormant bare root plants. TC-tissue culture plants: Clones of individually virus-indexed stock, sold as green or dormant plants. *Patented and licensed varieties

Plant Breeder Dr. John Clark, from the University of Arkansas, has released these new varieties. In northern areas, the development of these everbearing blackberries may allow production in some regions where other blackberry varieties are not winter hardy. After mowing the canes to the ground early in the spring (as with Heritage) the new growth produces flowers in August and berries in September. We recommend you plant trials of these new varieties to evaluate their performance at your location. Recommended for home gardeners and for local commercial production. Berries will be a bit larger and firmer than Prime Jan with a more upright growth habit. Customer feedback suggests that Prime Jim is more widely adapted than originally thought. Recommended for home gardeners and direct market growers. Grows best in zones 5-8. 5 for $24.50 • 10 for $41.00 • 25 for $91.00

This thornless variety has excellent quality fruit, with firm, sweet, attractive berries. Fruit ripens before Navaho. Plant has very erect canes, and intermediate vigor. Winter hardiness appears to be less than Navaho, similar to Apache. Plants also appear resistant to anthracnose, double blossom/ rosette and no orange rust has been seen on any plants. We highly recommended it for the MidAtlantic, West Coast and South based on excellent grower results. Best in zones 6-9. 5 for $23.50 • 10 for $38.75 • 25 for $85.75

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Prime Jim ® * U.S. Plant Patent #16,989

H Ouachita* U.S. Plant Patent #17,162

Illini* THORNY Natchez* Ouachita* Triple Crown Chester

PRIME-ARK® 45

berry size:

S-small / M-medium / L-large / VL-very large Flavor: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Firmness: VF-very firm / F-firm / M-moderately firm Winter hardiness:

E-excellent / G-good / F-fair ZONES: See Zone Map, page 10

Berries will be a bit smaller and sweeter than Prime Jim. Also slightly earlier fruiting than Prime Jim, but not as productive. Based on current results we would highly recommend planting Prime Jan. Recommended for home gardeners and direct market growers. Grows best in zones 5-8. 5 for $24.50 • 10 for $41.00 • 25 for $91.00

Prime-Ark® 45*

U.S. Plant Patent #22,449 Prime-Ark® 45 is a new release from the University of Arkansas breeding program. It is a thorny primocane-bearing blackberry with an erect growing habit. Fruit size is medium-large and trials indicate that Prime-Ark® 45 is much more productive than Prime Jim. Fruit holds up well after picking and is suitable for shipping. The floricane fruiting season is after Prime-Jim and Natchez and before Ouachita. Early indications are that the primocane crop ripens later than Prime-Jim. Ripening may be too late for some northern areas, but will extend the blackberry season for situations where late fruit is desired. We would recommend Prime Ark® 45 as the outstanding primocane-bearing blackberry. Grows best in zones 6-9. 5 for $24.50 • 10 for $41.00 • 25 for $91.00 *Price includes a royalty fee. Patent laws prohibit propagation of this variety for sale or trade.

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Blueberries are a great investment for health and happiness. Nourse Farms can show you how they are one of the easiest fruits to produce. With proper attention to soil pH, and choosing your planting area wisely, you can reap harvests for 20-30 years or more! Studies show that eating plenty of blueberries can improve your memory and eyesight. But don’t forget to order early and make sure the pH goes below 5.0 for sure success. As always, our ‘All Season’ blueberry collection offers great varieties at a great price!

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See page 11 for blueberry planting guidelines and page 19 for additional blueberry planting tips.

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H Duke

Duke is an early-season variety and is extremely popular in the mid-Atlantic region. It is high yielding and hardy. The fruit is medium to large, slightly tart and very firm. It retains its quality better than most other varieties. Duke grows upright to a height of 4 to 6 feet. Grows best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

H Patriot

Released by the University of Maine. Patriot is an early variety originating in Maine, where growing seasons are short and winter hardiness is a must. This variety is vigorous and grows upright to a height of 4 to 6 feet. Patriot adapts to many different soil types and has performed better in heavier soil than some other varieties. The fruit is large and has very good flavor. Best in zones 3-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

H Reka

Reka, an early-season blueberry variety bred in New Zealand, is one of the fastest growing and most adaptable varieties we have seen. A very vigorous variety, it grows well in light sandy soils, peat and heavier clay loams and is more tolerant to wetter ground than many other varieties. Reka ripens the same season as Duke, but the berries have better flavor. Berries are an attractive dark-blue color and the plant produces large crops. Its winter hardiness is rated equivalent to Bluecrop. We are pleased to offer this high-performing variety and strongly suggest it for trial. Grows best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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H Northland

Developed by Michigan State University. Northland has excellent winter hardiness. It has produced a consistent crop following winter temperatures as low as -30°F. The medium-sized berries are very flavorful — similar to wild blueberries. The plant grows to about 4 feet, with attractive foliage throughout the fall. Grows best in zones 3-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

H Blueray

Blueray is an early mid-season variety that ripens a few days before Bluecrop. The large, dark-blue berries, with sweet, high-quality flavor, make Blueray an excellent choice for the home gardener. The bush is vigorous, productive and winter hardy. It grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet. Blueray is widely planted throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9/ $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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H Bluecrop

Bluecrop is the leading commercial variety grown and is especially popular in New Jersey and Michigan. It produces high yields of large, bright blue berries that are firm and grow in large clusters. The berry flavor is superb, fresh or frozen. Bluecrop is known for its hardiness, vigor and consistent production. The plant grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet. Grows best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

Blueberry Varieties At A Glance Berry Size

Early Season

Mid-Season

Late Mid-Season Late Season Very Late Season

Flavor

winter hardiness

zones

Duke M G G 4-7 Patriot L G E 3-7 Reka L E G 4-7 Northland M Blueray L Bluecrop L Bluegold L

E E E E

E 3-7 E 4-7 E 4-7 G 4-7

Chandler VL Darrow L Nelson M-L Jersey M

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G 5-7 G 6-7 E 3-7 E 4-7

Elliott M G G 4-7 Berry Size: S-small / M-medium / L-large / VL-very large FLAVOR: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Winter Hardiness: E-excellent / G-good / F-fair Zones: Refer to zone chart, page 10

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H Chandler

This is a mid- to late-season blueberry plant with the largest berry of any available variety on the market today. Chandler will fruit over a period of 4 to 6 weeks and has very nice flavor. This new variety is vigorous, with a spreading habit of 5 to 6 feet. Chandler is probably not hardy enough for the more northern areas, but should do well in zones 5-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9/ $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

H Darrow

Highly recommended for extending the blueberry season. Darrow is a late mid-season variety that produces large berries and is highly rated for its flavor. The plant is very vigorous and grows upright. Not recommended for northern areas, Darrow is suited for southern New England and the South. Grows best in zones 6-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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Bluegold is a mid-season variety that is highly productive, with superior-quality berries for mid-season. Fruit ripening is concentrated, with harvesting in one or two picks. The plant grows compact, spreading somewhat, and is cold hardy. Grows best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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Blueberries can last for several decades if the pH is below 5.0 and they are planted with wood chips. Following our directions in the planting guide will greatly contribute to your success. Mulch your blueberries every year with wood chips that are 3-6 months old. This will help keep weeds down and provide a great place for roots to grow. At maturity, six plants can feed a family of four for a year! Do not use softened water on blueberries. The salts will hurt the plants. Blueberries only utilize ammoniated forms of nitrogen. Do not use regular 10-10-10.

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Blueberry Collections Order early to reserve this tasty collection for your berry lovers. One collection includes two plants each of Patriot, Blueray and Jersey.

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25 feet minimum required per collection. Varieties may be substituted based upon availability.

LATE-SEASON

H Nelson

This late-season variety is from the Michigan State breeding program. The bush will grow to an average of 6 feet. A very good yielder, Nelson produces medium-blue, large sized, firm berries. Fruit flavor is good. Suitable for zones 3-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

1 collection $46.50 2 collections $88.80

H Jersey

Jersey is a late-season variety that is easy to grow, high yielding and one of the oldest and most widely grown blueberry varieties. The berries are dark blue, medium in size and very sweet. Its tall and well-shaped bush has excellent ornamental value. Best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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H Elliott

Recommended for extending the season. Plants are very productive and grow vigorously and upright. Elliott is considered the latest of all varieties, fruiting through September. This variety is winter hardy. Berries are medium-sized, firm and have a light-blue color. Fruit needs to be picked fully ripe for best taste. Best in zones 4-7. 1-3 / $8.35 ea. • 4-9 / $8.00 ea. • 10-49 / $7.35 ea.

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Millennium

Long-term investment Asparagus, rhubarb and horseradish are all plantings that will continue to yield abundantly for 15 to 20 years if given the proper care. Get ahead of the game with our one-year-old asparagus roots, which meet the nursery standard for two-year-old crowns. Growers have been impressed at how these bigger crowns are jumping out of the ground sooner than others. The new male hybrids (90%-95% male) resist fusarium crown rot and other diseases that weaken asparagus plants.

Released from the asparagus breeding program of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Millennium is establishing itself to be a high performing variety. Originally thought to be best adapted to heavier soils, various trials and results from our grower surveys indicate it is adapted to a wide range of soil types. In a North Carolina trial, accumulating six years of data, it was the second highest producer on a sandy soil site. In our trial, Millennium has been productive, with high quality spears, is tender and has good asparagus flavor. We highly recommend this variety. Zones 3-8. 25 for $23.50 • 50 for $40.75 • 100 for $66.50

Jersey Supreme

The newest release from the New Jersey breeding program. Adapted to temperate, warm and cool climates, field trials show Supreme to have a very high yield potential. Supreme is quite early and cold tolerant. The spear size is more uniform than other Jersey hybrids. It is best adapted to light- to mediumsandy soils. Supreme has demonstrated very good rust resistance and is noted for its tolerance to fusarium. Zones 3-8. 25 for $21.50 • 50 for $37.50 • 100 for $61.50

Jersey Knight

Originated in New Jersey. Jersey Knight is extremely vigorous, has large, succulent spears and quickly attracts a loyal following. The flavor is excellent, and the plant is resistant to rust, crown rot and fusarium. It also does better in heavy, clay-like soils. Zones 3-8. 25 for $21.50 • 50 for $37.50 • 100 for $61.50

h y br i d asparagus

Purple Passion

rhubarb Rhubarb is very easy to grow. Plant 3 feet apart in well-prepared soil, with the top of the division level with the soil surface. Do not plant too deeply! When the plants are established, fertilize liberally with manure and garden fertilizer. For continued success, follow this procedure each fall and spring. A wellbalanced fertility program is necessary for optimum results. Soil pH should be 6.0-6.8.

MacDonald Strain Limited Quantities

This strain provides excellent production for commercial growers and home gardeners. This very vigorous, upright-growing strain produces large, tender stalks and has acceptable red color. Shows resistance to root-rot problems. Zones 4-8. 3 for $18.65

This is a unique asparagus variety. Its attractive purple color, milder flavor and tenderness distinguish this variety from others. In addition, our trials indicate Purple Passion has productive yields. For best performance, plant spacing for Purple Passion is 6 to 8 inches apart in the row instead of the usual 12-inch spacing. When cooked, the bright purple color is reduced, but when served fresh in salads it provides a colorful and flavorful accent. Zones 3-8. 25 for $21.50 • 50 for $37.50 • 100 for $61.50

Cawood Delight Limited Quantities

This variety is not as vigorous as MacDonald, but has deeper red color and slightly thicker stalks. Cawood Delight has a stout growth habit that will excel in northern areas. It may struggle in areas with long periods of high heat. We have had a lot of positive feedback on this variety from commercial growers and home gardeners. Best in zones 4-7. 3 for $20.50

CAWOOD DELIGHT

horserad i sh roots

Big Top

We have selected the strain Big Top for its size, vigor, wide adaptability and resistance to foliage diseases, rust and bacterial spot (all common problems in horseradish). These plants are top performers. A few roots will last a lifetime! Soil pH should be 6.0-6.8. Zones 4-8. 5 for $10.10 • 10 for $18.40

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C urr A nts & G ooseberries

Tart, tasty, versatile ribes Admired for generations in Europe for their adaptability as plants and their versatility as food, currants and gooseberries – known collectively as ribes – are growing in popularity in this country. Gooseberries are good cooked, and eaten fresh. They offer a tasty alternative to grapes. Both make excellent jams. Currants, which make a refreshing juice, provide more vitamin C than fresh oranges. Ribes can handle long cold winters, and have excellent shelf-life. They can stay on the vine for up to two weeks, and store well in the refrigerator. red currants

b l ack currants

H Ben Sarek

H Jonkheer van Tets

Highly recommended for the home gardener. Ben Sarek bushes are compact, approximately 3 feet in height at maturity, with high yields of large, easyto-pick berries. The fruit makes an excellent jam or jelly and is recommended for winemaking. Tolerant of White Pine Blister Rust. Zones 3-7. Note: Ben Sarek can not be shipped to Massachusetts customers. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

Originated in Holland. This early red currant variety is known for its highly rated flavor and fruit size. Jonkheer van Tets will outperform other early varieties. Being early, it may be susceptible to late frosts, so site selection is important. In Massachusetts, it matures in early July. Special pruning may also be necessary. The erect bush is easy to pick and has mildew resistance. Grows best in zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

H Rovada

Rovada is a red currant with very large fruit on extremely long strigs, producing a heavy crop that is easy to pick. The plant is very free of mildew and other leaf diseases. Its late flowering escapes frost. Zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

PINK CHAMPAGNE

wh i te & P i nk cha m pagne currants

Blanka

Blanka is a white currant that yields heavy, opaque, white fruit on long strigs. The immature fruit is tart but turns sweeter when fully ripe. Blanka is used for winemaking, juice and for fresh consumption. This vigorous variety has a spreading growth habit and produces fruit at mid-season. Grows best in zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

Pink Champagne

This is the tastiest currant on the market for fresh eating! Pink Champagne is a vigorous, upright bush, free of leaf diseases, with a beautiful translucent pink fruit. Easy to grow, Pink Champagne produces fruit of high quality and good flavor. Best in zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea. BEN SAREK

Some states have restrictions on growing ribes (currants and gooseberries). Prior to ordering, please contact your Local Extension Office or Department of Agriculture to determine if there are restrictions in your state.

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Ribes Varieties At A Glance SEASON

fruit size

bush habit

fruit color

Red Currants Jonkheer van Tets Early Medium Red Rovada Late Large Red

shows resistance to

zone

Upright Mildew 3-7 Upright Mildew 3-7

White and Pink Champagne Currants Blanka Mid Large Off-White Spreading Mildew 3-7 Pink Champagne Mid Medium Pink Upright Mildew 3-7 Black Currants Ben Sarek

Mid

Gooseberries Hinnomaki Red Mid Early/Mid Invicta Tixia* Mid/Late

Large

Black

Compact

WPBR

3-7

Medium Red Upright Large Pale Green Spreading Large Red Upright

Mildew Mildew •

3-7 3-7 3-7

Plant currants and gooseberries in well-prepared, weed-free soil that contains at least 3% organic matter. Planting on a slight slope will facilitate cold air drainage. Avoid southern-facing slopes, since intense sun may injure the plants. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 6.3. Set black currants 4 to 5 feet apart in the row. Black currant rows should be spaced no less than 5 feet apart; 8 to 9 feet apart is recommended for home gardeners, and up to 10 feet apart for machine harvesting for commercial production. Refer to page 20 of the Nourse Planting Guide for spacing of red currants and gooseberries. Our extensive planting guide will arrive with each order to provide you with further details for success. Our web site also contains helpful information. Massachusetts has restrictions on the planting of currants and gooseberries. Please check with the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture for regulations in your area. Other states may also have planting restrictions. Please contact your local extension offices or the Department of Agriculture for up-to-date regulations.

The elderberry, long known and utilized in Europe and America, makes a great wine or jam and is prized for its medicinal qualities. The flowers can also be used to make syrup and other recipes. Samdal and Samyl varieties are both of the Sambucas nigra strain from Europe and are very high in antioxidants. If the berries are eaten fresh they’ll give you a stomachache. But the processed fruit for juice has many

gooseberr i es

Hinnomaki Red

Originated in Finland. Hinnomaki Red is a variety with superb flavor, high yields and a beautiful red fruit color. The outer skin is tangy while the flesh is sweet. The plants grow upright and are mildew resistant. These very productive plants are adaptable to various growing systems, hedge or ornamental. The sweet berries can be eaten fresh or baked in a pie. Zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

Tixia™* Canadian Plant Breeders Rights

healthy uses. The growth habit makes for a

Limited Quantities

great hedge, with ornamental flowers and fruit

Pending. (Variety – Rafzvicta)

For home and commercial gardeners. Tixia™, introduced in our 2005 catalog, produces large, beautiful, bright-red fruit similar in size to Invicta. In addition to its attractive fruit, it is distinguished by its semi-thornless shoots and upright growth habit. Its growth is medium to strong. Zones 3-7. 1-3 for $9.90 ea. • 4-24 for $9.20 ea.

LIMITED QUANTITIES This variety will provide good cross-pollination when paired with the Samdal variety. Samyl has particularly high-quality flowers and is even more productive than Samdal. Best in zones 3-7. 1-3 for $7.60 ea. • 4-24 for $7.00 ea.

This elderberry is highly recommended for its excellent yields and desirable growth habit. Samdal plants are highly vigorous and thus very productive. Zones 3-7. 1-3 for $7.60 ea. 4-24 for $7.00 ea.

Destined to become the standard for green gooseberries, Invicta has the highest yields of large, high-quality fruit of any gooseberry variety and is resistant to mildew and late spring frosts. The bush is vigorous and spreading. We advise trellising this variety because of its spines. Regular dormant season pruning will encourage the best production. Zones 3-7. 1-3 for $8.30 ea. • 4-24 for $7.70 ea.

Samyl Elderberry

Samdal Elderberry

Invicta

*Price includes a royalty fee. Patent laws prohibit propagation of this variety for sale or trade.

for most of the growing season.

ELDERBERRY BLOSSOMS INVICTA

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The Nourse Difference – A Healthy Investment. At Nourse Farms, we make it our business to ensure every customer receives the healthiest plants. Whether you’re a commercial grower or a hopeful, beginning gardener, you’ll get the same attentive service and quality plants propagated at state and federal standards. With our own tissue culture lab—one of the most advanced in the country—we are the top supplier of indexed, virus-tested small fruit plants. That allows us to deliver millions of disease-free, virus-free plants every year. The key to our success is your success, made possible with healthy, happy and vigorous plants.

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