Category Archives: Nursery

Eleven Acre Farm grows and propagates many different native, edible, and medicinal plants. here is where we showcase our propagation projects and the beauty of growing plants.

Elderberry has roots!

Well after an intense spring of heat and then cold and then heat again, we have finally made it to June.

This year we took thousands of cuttings of Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis) and after the past few months we now have rooted plants.  We also have thousands of root division plants for sale too.

Elderberry Cutting
Marielle Fisher holding a well rooted Elderberry Cutting in our propagation tent.

This Elderberry is of Vermont Heritage and the two cultivars are named Coomer and Barry Hill. Coomer has an upright habit, while Barry Hill has a spreading one. They were developed by Lewis Hill in Greensboro, VT and have been the backbone of our elderberry harvests for eight years now. These plants raise great big berries that all like to flower and berry at about the same time. This makes harvesting easy, and bountiful and easy to beat the birds for getting them.

Elderberry is very hardy, easy to care for and provides between 8-12k pounds of berries per acre which is an amazing yield making it a choice crop for wines, syrups, jams, and dried berries. It takes about 600-700 plants to fill an acre. We at Eleven Acre Farm, currently sell our berries to distilleries, herbalists, and homesteaders, as well as Wild Branch Foods. which makes a delicious healthy medicinal syrup with it.

We are currently selling Elderberry plants at the farm in Charlotte, VT.  Sale to be announced soon!

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Ground Nuts – Apios americana

Ground nuts, also called Hopniss( from Lenai Lenape), and the binomial name -Apios americana are a tasty tuber that grow along the edge of creeks and rivers throughout the United States. It grows as an analog with Sunchoke (Helianthos tuberosum) and is a vining plant trailing up the stem of the perennial sunflower friend.

Hopniss
Groundnut tubers being weighed for sale.

Ground nuts were used extensively by Native Americans as a food source in spring and fall, though they can be harvested and eaten any time of year. Hopniss also is in the bean family and makes an edible bean which can be cooked adding one more reaons to consider this great plant in your garden.

The flavor of Hopniss is drier and sweeter than potato =, kind of beany in some ways, and usually takes about 30 or so minutes to cook when boiling. You can eat the skins as well for their nourishment, but larger older tubers tend to need peeling to get way the dirt recesses and to give an even flavor.

Hopniss can also be dried into a flour for making breads and thickening soups and such.

This great food is available at Eleven Acre Farm for $15 pound all spring. We also have potted plants available for sale in our nursery.

 

Moving Elderberry for Caledonia Spirits Owner!!

This week we moved 200 Elderberry Plants to Greensboro for the owner of Caledonia Spirits, Todd Hardie.

These are the parent plants, Barry Hill and Coomer varieties developed by Lewis Hill, and the roots/cuttings we took for our nursery that we will be offering this spring and in future years.

It was a great journey returning the plants to the same road where Lewis Hill had originally developed many years before.  We are honored to bring these plants to you and to keep the heritage of this great plant and lewis Hill’s work alive and thriving.

Elderberry
Barry Hill and Coomer Elderberry plants before being moved to Greensboro. the parent plants of our nursery.
B&B Elderberry
Tying up the plants for transport with Andrew Wolf.
Elderberry
Mack Erickson strapping down the elderberry for transport.

 

2015 Nursery Availability

Our nursery is open by appointment only.

please call 802-777-3537 – availability is subject to change based on seed germination, weather, and inventory in stock

Order early to guarantee timing and availability

Ground Covers

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Alchemilla mollis Lady’s Mantle 4” 5/4 $5
6” 5/4 $9
Allium schoenoprasum Chives 4” 5/4 $4.75
Allium tricocchum Wild Leek BR Bulb lg 4/19 $0.75
BR Bulb sm 4/19 $0.50
Apios americana Groundnut 6” 5/17 $8
Chenopodium bonus-henricum Good King Henry 4” 5/4 $4.50
Gaultheria procumbens Wintergreen BR- sm plant 4/12 $2
BR – lg 4/12 $4
4” 5/17 $8
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon’s seal 4” 5/10; $7
6” 5/24 $10
Vaccinium angustifolia Low bush blueberry 12”+
Vaccinium macrocarpon Cranberry “Stevens” 4” 5/10 $7
6” 5/24 $12

 

Open Weekdays by Appointment only

 

Herbs and Perennial Vegetables

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 4” 05/21 $5
6” 5/21 $9
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger 4” 5/15 $9
Calendula officinalis Ereferter Orange 4” 5/5 $4
6” 5/17 $7
Cymbopogon flexuosus Indian Lemongrass 4” 5/14 $7
Echinacea purpurea Purple Cone Flower 4” 5/5 $4.00
6” 5/21 $9
Eryngium maritimum Sea Holly 4” 5/14 $7
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet 4” 5/17 $5.00
6” 5/24 $10
Geranium robertianium Herb Robert 4” 5/24 $4.00
Glycirhiza glabra Licorice 4” 5/21 $6
Helianthos tuberosum Sunchoke-Red BR – # 4/27 $7.00
6” 4/27 $7
Hierochloe odorata Sweetgrass 4” 5/17 $6
Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Lavender 4” 5/17 $5
6” 5/24 $8
Matricaria recutita “Bodegold” Chamomille 4” 5/19 $4.00
Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm 4” 5/5; $4.00;
6” 5/24 $9
Monarda didyma Bee Balm 4” 5/21 $5
6” 5/24 $9
Nepeta cataria Catnip 4” 05/05 $5
Nigella sativa Black Cumin 4” 5/21 $6
Ocimum basilicum Sweet Basil 4” 5/21 $4.50
Ocimum Tenuiflorum Sacred Basil- Tulsi 4” 05/05 $4.00
Origanum vulgare Oregano 4” 05/17 $4.50
6” 05/24 $9
Rhodiola rosea Roseroot 4” 6/1 $8
Salvia apiana White Sage 4” 5/24 $6
6” 6/1 $9
Sanguineria canadensis Bloodroot 4” 6/1 $10
Salvia officinalis Common Sage 4” 5/17 $5
Scorzonera hispanica Scorzonera 6” 5/21 $7
Scutellaria baicalensis Skullcap 4” 6/1 $5.00
Valeriana officinalis “Anthos” Valerian 4” 5/5 $5.00
Withania somnifera Ashwagandha 4” 05/05 $6.00

 

Shrubs and Bushes

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Amelanchier alnifolia Juneberry “Regent” Bareroot 18”+ 05/01 $12
4” 5/1 $12
1 gal 4/25 $25
2 gal 4/25 $30
Aronia melanocarpa McKenzie Aronia berry;

Black chokeberry

1 gallon 05/05 $18.00
Caragana arborescens Siberian Pea shrub ½ gal; plug; 4”tray 5/5;5/19 $8 ;$5
Hippophae rhamnoides Seaberry unsexed 1 gallon 05/05; $20.00
Morus alba tartarica Russian Mulberry 2 gallon 4/05; $25.00
Ribes spp. Black Currant(Local) 1 gallon N/A $12
BR- 12-18” 4/10 $5
BR- 18”-30” 4/10 $9
Ribes spp. Gooseberry(Local) BR – 12-18” 4/10 $5
BR – 18-30” 4/10 $9
Rosa Rugosa Beach Rose  1 gallon 4/15 $12
BR- 12” + 4/15 $5
Sambucus canadensis Coomer/Barry Hill/Winoosk Elderberry 6” ctr  4/24 $13
Cutting 3/20 $2.00
6” rooted cutting 7/24 $12
Syringa josikea Hungarian Lilac 3+ gallon 5/5 $35
Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac 1 gal 4/24 $8

 Trees

Botanical name Common name Size Availability Price
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple BR -12-18” 4/10 $3
BR – 24”+ 4/10 $7
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory BR – Seedling -12-24” 4/10 $5
BR -24-48” 4/10 $9
B&B 48”+ 4/10 $35
Quercus macrocarpa Burr Oak 3yr+ 18-24” 4/10 $20
5 gal 3’+ 4/10 $35
Thuja occidentalis Northern White Cedar BR seedling 4/10 $6
B&B 24”+ 4/10 $30
B&B 36+ 4/10 $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elderberry Cuttings and Plants

Elderberry rooted  and unrooted cuttings for sale –

Elderberry Cuttings
Elderberry Cuttings from Coomer and Barry Hill

( 3 varieties- Coomer, Barry Hill, Lamoille)

Available in large quantities(100-1,000) between May 24th and June 10th.

Unrooted dormant cuttings – $2.00 each – Available March 22nd

Plug size rooted cuttings in 5″ deep cells- $5 cutting (available Late May- early June)

Root zone division cuttings – in 6″ pots – $10

Rooted cuttings in 6″ pots( available July 10th) – $12

25% off for orders over $200.

Preorder now with 30% deposit to ensure availability.

Pick up in Charlotte, VT