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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

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!

Thimbleberry

Plants for Fall 2018 Shipping

Please come back to this page in June!  We will be updating inventory and adding many new exciting items for FALL 2018 shipping!  

LOCAL CUSTOMERS: please email sean@edibleacres.org to arrange for local plant pickup as we have reserved plants for our local customers during spring bare root season

Thimbleberry

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Thimbleberry

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‘Purple Flowering Raspberry’ Rubus Parviflorus
Thimbleberries are a native plant similar to a raspberry, but quite unique.  You can find them growing in the wild, in shady places, sometimes on cliff edges!  Thornless canes with very ‘sugar maple’ looking leaves (spot on resemblance).  They make lovely light purple flowers that transform into dark purple fruits with deep, complex flavors.  Not a heavy cropping plant, but so unique and special it belongs in the shady corners of any good forest garden!  We’ve seen some fruit production on canes in nearly complete shade.

Size:
Between 3’ to  4’ on average

Site Preference:
One of the most shade tolerant fruiting crops we know of.  Right at home in the woods, or deep in the hedgerow.  Seems to like rich soils.

Hardiness:
Zone 3

Your order will provide you with a well rooted 2nd year plant with new growing buds ready to fill out nicely within a year or two.  They are trimmed back to reduce shipping costs, and grow very well from the ground.

Thimbleberry:
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