Edible Perennial Plants

We successfully grow and recommend these multi-functional (permaculture) plants. Enjoy its food value, and also realize its multi-functional medicinal, agroforestry, ecosystem benefits, are just plain pretty to grow out, and have that dash of uniqueness not found in most nurseries.
Most of our plants are bare-root and dug on-demand (April-May or October-November). Transplanting during active growth is possible but bears additional risk due to transplant shock.

Why bare root? Bare-root plants are grown in native soil containing microbes naturally in symbiosis with the particular plant, with a larger natural root system not coiled up in a container-bound root, and suffers from minimal transplant shock provided it is kept moist, handled carefully, and transplanted soon. They are also transport easier and are easier to grow so the savings get passed on to you. This ensures you get the healthiest transplants for a good price ($2-$25). A rough guideline for price is $12 for 1' tall trees or a 1-gallon pot plant.

Species are listed in order of size from tall trees to creeping herbs. Some herbs are clustered by family.

We can also advise on what to best grow for your landscape.

PENDING FOR 2021: Once again, look for us at the Grey Sauble Conservation annual tree sale on the last Saturday morning of April 2021.

All species are growing in our South Georgian Bay microclimate (Canada Zone 6a/5b and USDA Zone 5) in neutral pH and drought-tolerant to mesic conditions. Cultivars if not named, are unknown but productive varieties. Some selections are locally collected and adapted seed.

We also advise on what to best grow for your landscape. Also see our page on Custom Grafting.

This page is updated regularly so the list reflects what is available. Quantities and sizes may vary; please inquire with us. Payment by Paypal secure order form also available. Ask us about delivery opportunities within the Georgian Bay-Toronto corridor and other payment options.