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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.

 

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Spring is finally here at Eleven Acre Farm!!

Spring is finally here after a very, very long winter. the snow is still on the ground and it looks to be a late season. The nursery is waking up and the gardens are popping out of the snow. Soon we will be planting out the greenhouse and getting the elderberry potted up for sale.

It is going to be a great year!!

Eleven Acre Nursery
Eleven Acre Nursery is waking up finally after a long winter.
Gardens under snow
our gardens are still undersnow and the water courses are evident after a very long winter. The plants inside the house are waiting anxiously.

 

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