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Dig Deeper: Mail-Order Berry Plant Sources

Martha Stewart Living, June 2012

By Stephen Orr

 

Berry plants are usually shipped in a bareroot condition, meaning that the young plants are ready for planting but not shipped in a container. This is an economical way to buy a large group of plants, but if you want the quickest results then look for container-grown plants that are already showing leaves or buds.

Norse Farms
41 River Road, Whately, MA 01093
413-665-2658
This family-owned nursery has been an excellent source for blackberries, blueberries, currants, elderberries, gooseberries, raspberries, and strawberries for more than 80 years.

Raintree Nursery
391 Butts Road, Morton, WA 98356
This West Coast nursery has an impressive selection of berry hybrids and less-readily available berry varieties, such as huckleberries, mulberries, salmonberries, and lingonberries.

Weeks Berry Nursery
6494 Windsor Island Road N, Keizer, Oregon 97303
503-393-8112
For more than 100 years and five generations, the Weeks family has been farming in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Find delicious tayberries, boysenberries, marionberries, and loganberries at this venerable Oregon nursery.

Edible Landscaping
361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton, VA 22920
800-524-4156
This East Coast nursery is an excellent source for container-grown berry plants and for hard-to-find edibles like nut, tropical, and citrus trees.

One Green World
28696 S. Cramer Road, Molalla, Oregon 97038
877-353-4028
Sea berries, honeyberries, Goji berries: You should be able to find any berry you are searching for. The site is an excellent resource for information on planting bareroot berry plants and offers an array of useful growing guides.