|Plant Availability List
|Food for the Body, Mind, Spirit and the landscape
Available Saturdays at the Franklin Farmers Mkt. or at the farm by appointment
Edibles/Medicinals (for body & spirit)
Black-Cap Raspberry – (Rubus occidentalis)
Native to the Southeastern U.S. Silvery purple canes in winter. Produces the first fruit of the year, usually during the first week in June.
Very healthful and delicious, too!!! Leaves for tea. Hardy zones: 5-9
Wineberry – Chinese Raspberry – (Rubus phoenicolasius)
Shade tolerant, fruits mid-summer with delicious sweet, tart orange-red berry in late June. Has beautiful maroon canes in the winter. Hardy
Thornless Boysenberry – (Rubus hybrid)
Blackberry-like fruit in mid to late summer – enormous and delicious. Excellent fresh or for juice. High in antioxidants. Hardy zones: 5-9
Blueberries – (Vaccinium spp.)
Delicious, healthy, native fruit. Beautiful in the landscape with good fall color. Likes slightly acid, moist soil with lots of organic matter &
heavy mulch. We offer a variety of the Rabbit-eye (V. ashei) types good for Southern gardens – such as: Tifblue, Premiere, Centurion,
Brightwell and Savannah.
Cameo Quince – (Chaenomeles hybrid)
Unusual thornless flowering Quince with double salmon-colored flowers in mid-spring followed by small usable fruit in the fall. Stoloniferous
– 5 feet tall in sun to part shade. Makes a very pretty short hedge or specimen.
Cornelian Cherry – (Cornus mas)
Clusters of small bright yellow flowers March and April. A hardy dogwood relative – this is a small tree – 15-20 feet with delicious cherry-like
fruit in mid-summer which is good for pies, wine or fresh. Hardy zones: 3-8. An important fruit in eastern Europe.
Chinese Tree Quince – (Cydonia sinensis)
Beautiful trouble-free small tree to 20’ tall with interesting, exfoliating bark and nice winter profile. 1½” pink flowers in mid-spring followed by
large (2-3 lb) cooking quality, aromatic yellow fruit in mid-fall. Warm fall color in peachy tones. Very healthful – usually cooked. The
healthful fruit also cans nicely in light sugar syrup. Very reliable crop in zone 6 – tends to be multi-stemmed unless pruned. Also makes
excellent syrup or jelly.
Chestnuts – (Castanea hybrids)
We have several hybrid chestnuts – seed grown from open pollinated selected cultivars. The mother trees are:
Marrisard – a heat tolerant, disease resistant smallish tree with large, good-flavored, late ripening chestnuts. 3-year old seed grown –
needs a pollinator. Sleeping Giant or Skioka are good choices.
Colossal – (Japanese x European) –Parent tree produces exceptionally big nuts of good quality. Very productive, Early ripening, easy
peeling, popular orchard variety. Has survived -28ºF. Pollen sterile – needs a pollinator. Does best in warm summer climate regions.
2-year-old seed grown.
Layeroka – Early ripening variety. Heavy yields of medium to large sweet nuts. Precocious, vigorous tree, erect timber form, very
winter hardy (Zones 4-8), blight resistant. Pollen sterile – needs a pollinator.
Sleeping Giant – Parent tree has large timber form with big sweet nuts. Blight resistant. A good pollinator
Skioka – A Chinese type growing to 50’ with spreading habit. Similar in tree form to Layeroka, but less productive. A good pollinator,
later ripening. Parent of Layeroka and Skookum.
Figs – (Ficus carica)
We offer a number of everbearing types (early crop on old wood, fall crop on new wood) such as Nero, Danny’s Delight, Kadota, Alma,
Brown Turkey, Green Ischia, etc. As figs are top (wood) hardy down to 5ºF, they do best in a microclimate here in middle Tennessee.
EARTH ADVOCATES RESEARCH FARM
|30 Myers Road
Summertown, Tn. 38483-7323 U.S.A.
Phone: (931) 964-4151
Fax: (931) 964-4228
Hours: 7:00 am-5:00 pm CST M-F
Visits By Appointment Only
Flowering Quince – (Chaenomeles hybrids)
We offer ‘Toyonishki’ and seedlings from our own breeding. The Flowering Quinces are hardy, early spring flowering, edible ornamentals.
Fruit is smaller than the tree quince but can be preserved the same as a jam or jelly or cooked. Healthful
Hardy Dwarf Citrus – (Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’)
Thorny, contorted small tree to about 8 feet with fragrant flowers in April-May followed by small citrus fruit used in cooking (recipe
available). This mono-specific genus is native to temperate China. The hardiest of all true citrus this deciduous, contorted dwarf has come
through -11ºF. and borne a crop of fruit the same year. It has a dramatic winter silhouette. Good specimen or excellent choice for a deer-
proof hedge – also people proof. Likes full sun to part shade. (see Mail Order Books & Plants tab on the web site)
Japanese Goumi – (Elaeagnus multiflora)
Cherry like, mid-summer bearing, 10’ tall in 10 years with fragrant flowers. The fruit makes good jam and is high in antioxidants. Nitrogen-
|Savannah blueberry in bloom
|Tifblue blueberry in fall color