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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 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 types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Sweet Cicely

Plants for Spring 2019 Shipping

NOTE: We’re ‘closed’ for shipping for Spring 2019. We’ll update our inventory for Fall 2019 shipping around Summer Solstice. Check back early July, or look for a newsletter update that we’re open again. Thanks for your patience. We’re a tiny nursery and are trying our best to keep up with the interest and excitement over these wonderful plants!

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants in the early spring when the ground has thawed but the plants haven’t started actively growing. For our climate this is normally sometime between later March and mid-April… We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship!

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Sweet Cicely

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Sweet Cicely

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Myrrhis odorata

Sweet Cicely is a special plant.  Tolerant if not adoring of the shadier nooks in our gardens, this beautiful plant comes up reliably early in the year with a plume of foliage quite like ferns.  It then unveils a huge beautiful set of leaves that spread out to 2 to 3' or so.  Then come the beautiful white flowers that the predatory insects adore so much, then the young seed pods that seriously taste basically exactly like a "Good and Plenty" candy, but without the junk!  The roots are massive, deep, sweet as anything, and all parts are edible.

Please be aware this amazing, useful perennial looks a bit like its cousins the poison and water hemlocks... No joke plants.  So be aware and careful that you are eating our delicious offering, not an interloper.  And share that awareness with your friends and family.

Sweet Cicely can get to be about 3' tall when it is in full flower, but most of the year it is low and beautiful to the ground.

Site Preference:

Sweet Cicely likes a well drained, shadier, cooler, more moist position.  That's our experience.  Full blast sun and it's a sad sap!


Zone 4

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