To view inventory and order, visit
helpyourselfedibles.org/plant-sale.html Or order by email with
quantity, desired pick up location and payment method.
Help Yourself 6th Perennial Plant Sale!
Each spring, we offer low-cost
native fruit and nut shrubs and trees, perfect for hedges,
yards and gardens, our proceeds directly fund
public planting projects. With careful planting
and good care, these perennials will yield abundant fresh
fruit, beginning in 3-5yrs, over their long and generous
lives! Sourced from NE nurseries.
Pick up locations below.
plants = 9$ ea. | 6-10 plants = 8.50$ ea. | 11-50
plants = 7.50$ ea. | 51+ plants = 6.50$ ea.
Pick up: Free in MA and
Putney, VT, add 5-10$ for other locations. Shipping available. We
take check, PayPal or card
- Pick up or shipped bare root,
with instructions at the locations below in May /
- Details and payment info by
email after placing order.
deadline - Spring and fall best for fulfillment, but we
may be able to help out of season.
tree to 25'. Unsexed seedlings, females bear
delicious fruit if a male is present, or graft
self fertile variety on m/f after 2 yrs. Fruit
sweet, delicious, holds through winter.
– shrubby tree, delicious
raisin/banana tasting fruits. 20 ft., medicinal bark.
Space 10'. Wetlands tolerant.
- Beach Plum
– shrub to 8', wonderful
flowers, plums in summer Need 2+ for fruit. 12 ft. Space
6-8'. Does not sucker. Will pollinate other plums. Salt,
Plum – small tree to 15', flowers,
plums in summer. Need 2+ for fruit. 12 ft. Space 6-8'.
Will pollinate beach/other plums. Will slowly form
thicket: transplant or cut suckers.
chestnut– to 50', spreading shade tree
with sweet nuts. Need 2+ for fruit. Good timber tree.
(beach) rose –
thorny shrub, pink flowers, edible and medicinal hips
and flowers. Spreading shrub to 6'. Tolerant of sand,
salt. Good for roadsides.
- Paw paw
– to 30'. Large, soft,
tropical tasting fruit. Tolerates wet soil. Need 2+
for fruit. Fly pollinated in late spring. Long lived.
- Redbud– Nitrogen
fixing tree to 20'. Beautiful, edible, sour red flowers
in spring. Bee forage
aronia berry –
Chokeberry. Nutritious, astringent fruit used for juice.
Beautiful spring flowers - pollinator favorite. Shrub to
- Juneberry –
Serviceberry (A. alnifolia).
Shrub to 10'. Space 5-8'. Delicious, fruity, sweet
berries with cherry / almond flavor. Excellent fresh or
elderberry – shrub
to 10'. Prefers moist soil and full sun. Edible and
medicinal flowers and fruits (must be cooked.)
- Hazelnut –
Seedlings.Excellent hedge. Need 2+ for nuts. Space
5-10'. Good source of coppice.
- shrubby tree to 12'.
Beautiful late spring flowers, late summer sweet, tart
and mildly astringent fruit. Medicinal bark.
cranberry – shrub, flowers for
pollinators, sour red nutritious fruit in fall - made
into syrups and preserves. Source of cramp bark
- Sunchoke –
(Jerusalem artichoke) spreading, productive sunflower
tuber. To 10' ('stampede' variety). Highly productive,
stalks good mulch, late summer flower.
- Hops -
vigorous vine to 15'. Medicinal flowers used for
bittering beer, nutritious, edible shoots in spring as
grape - Hardy heirloom vine native
to New England. To 20', prune annually to 6-8' for best
fruit production. Leaves good pickle or cooked
vegetable. Yields root-able cuttings.
- Black Mulberry To
30'. Very fast growing tree. Cut low every few years for
bush or hedge. Juicy sweet fruit mid summer. Seedlings, graft ready. Leaves
food for silkworms.
- M7 Apple
Rootstock - Semi dwarfing, hardy apple
root stock. Mature tree to 12-15' with decent fruit.
Graft this year or within 10. Easy and forgiving skill
willow - very fast growing, water
tolerant shrub to 15'. Perfect for hedges, screening,
eroding areas. Medicinal bark. Harvest garden stakes,
kindling, poles, weaving material. Living fences -
sticks root easily, and help other species' cuttings
Pick up locations:
NOTE: THE TREES WILL ARRIVE BARE ROOT, WITHOUT SOIL OR
- MA: Greenfield, Amherst, Northampton,
Holyoke, Lincoln, Boston
- CT: New Haven
- NH: Concord
- NY: Albany, Brooklyn
- PA: Philadelphia
- RI: Providence
- VT: Putney, Burlington
If you don't intend to plant them right away,
please consult these resources regarding their care. They will
survive some weeks without planting, but will need care!
Link: How to
plant bare root trees (ArborDay.org)
Link: Caring for bare root stock (Lawyer Nursery)
Help Yourself! - Public access food forests and gardens in the Valley, free for all to harvest from.