Looking out the window today, it is obvious that the combination of rain and snow (many days), and warmer sunny days (too few!!) is nudging grass to a greener color, tree buds are swelling, and the soil is warming. Gardeners dreams transform into plans of action. We have been getting bareroot strawberry plants and raspberry canes ready for everyone and just want to let all of you know what we have, and how we are set up this spring.
Red Hen Farm hours: M-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Strawberries-2 varieties available. Junebearing and Everbearing. If you are hoping to get the most fruit this year, you will want to purchase everbearing plants. They will produce a crop beginning mid August and produce until a hard freeze ends the season. The advantage of everbearing is that 1st year. These are large, beautiful, and high sugar content strawberries. Junebearing take the first year to send out more runners and will fill in a patch quickly, while still producing a few strawberries. However, they really shine in years 2, 3, and 4. On Junebearing plants, you can often pick a pint off of just one plant!!
These are sold at 3 different price points. We have individual plants for $.75 each in a bin you can dig through. We also have $10 pots and $20 pots. A $10 pot has enough strawberries to plant a 4 x 4′ planter box and the $20 has enough for 2 of those boxes, or one 4′ x 8′ planter box.
Raspberries-thornless everbearing variety that will produce beginning in August until a hard freeze. Beautiful deep red high brix berries that have great vigor and cold hardiness. Canes are $4.50 each and we will have some pots for $25 with 6 canes in each.
Honeyberries, currants, and blueberries will be fulfilled by order. If you are interested in any of these, please reach out to us, and we will communicate with you. Prices are $20 for honeyberries, $25 for blueberries, and $15, $25 for currants.
If you pick out individual plants from the pots, we ask that you are gentle with them, and tuck them back in moist soil so that our losses are minimum. We accept check, cash, or venmo. And of course, if you are not interested in plants, please know that we are thrilled to say the snow cover has preserved things quite nicely underground and we think it will be a great berry season at Red Hen Farm. Thank you!