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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Comfrey - Bocking 14

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

Comfrey - Bocking 14


Comfrey - Bocking 14

from 7.00

Symphytum Uplandicum - “Bocking 14”
  Probably one of the most useful, beneficial plants you can grow that has one of the worst reputations of any plant!  Some people hate comfrey, because ‘it spreads everywhere’... In our 6 years of growing this plant, it has never spread unless disturbed.  If you like to rototill or plow your gardens, forget this plant.  Established as a component of a polyculture or support of other plants, it is simply exquisite.

  Gorgeous, large, fuzzy green leaves continue to erupt all season from the root crown, and gentle nodding purple flowers pop up to provide nectar adored by bees.  Can be used as a medicine, or leaves chopped and composted to help your soil grow.  Excellent all around support plant and ‘dynamic accumulator’ with it’s massive deep, mining root system.  We can’t get enough of it at Edible Acres (but we don’t own a tiller!)

Up to 4’ when in flower

Site Preference:
Can grow in basically any soil and site.

Zone 5

You can get established plants or root fragments by the 20 pack which will quickly root for you once in your soil.  We can offer discounts for bulk orders of rootlets (100+), email for details

established or rootlets:
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