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Near Wild Fruits New and Exotic
Rare and Exotic Fruit!
Here are our most exotic fruit plants that defie placement in any of our other webpages. If you're looking for something unusual try one of these and if we're sold out be sure to get on our Call When Available list for the next crop.
GOJI BERRY (Lycium barbarum) Native to the Himalayan Mountains, Goji berries are known world-wide for
being one of the most nutritionally dense foods. These red berries are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, 18 amino acids
and antioxidants. While easy to grow, they do need a high pH soil (6.8-8) and not a lot of nitrogen. Eat fresh or
dehydrate them. Ripen in mid summer until frost. Zones 6-9. $15.99 1 gal (1 ft).
SHERBET BERRY (Grewia asiatica) Native to Southern Asia from Pakistan to Cambodia where it is known as Phalsa or Falsa.
Sherbet Berry has a 1/2 to 5/8 inch round fruits that are purple to black when ripe. Fruit ripens over an extended time.
Pleasantly sweet/sour with a grape sherbet-like flavor. It makes an excellent thirst quenching juice that has a cooling effect.
Itís also very nutritious with lots of Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, fiber and loaded with antioxidants.
Easy to grow, will tolerate light frosts and is drought tolerant. Good container plant for northern areas.
Grows to 6-15 foot. Zones 9-11. $29.99 3 gal (3-4 ft).
JAPANESE RAISIN TREE- REALLY rare and hard to find! (Hovenia dulcis)
This lovely deciduous shade tree is cultivated in Japan for its fruit. Actually you eat the swollen stalks that the fruit grows on.
In June the tree is covered with masses of 2-3 inch fragrant, creamy-white flowers growing in clusters. Bees, butterflies and birds love them.
In September, when the thickened stalks fall to the ground, they are ripe and will have a sweet, pear-like flavor. Each stalk is small, but the
tree produces bountifully. The tree grows in all but constantly or mostly wet sites and likes a fertile, sandy loam in
part to full sun. Mature height is 25-30 feet by 20-25 feet wide.
Self fertile. Zones 5-10. $39.99 3 gal (4-5ft).
JUST FRUITS GOUMI (Eleagnus multiflora) This fast-growing shrub has many excellent qualities aside from its small red fruit
called goumi berries. Light, lilac-scented flowers appear in April or May, developing into small fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked.
The fruit is astringent until ripe, but can be made into pies and jams if picked a little early. Goumi berries are a rich source
of vitamins A, C and E and are under investigation as anti-cancer agents. The deciduous bush can grow in almost
any well-drained soil (including by the seaside) and tolerates drought and pollution. Fixes nitrogen and can increase fruit yields
when interplanted in your orchard. This goumi will grow to 10 feet in height but can be trimmed shorter for hedges.
Self fertile. Zones 7-9. $32.99 3 gal (2ft).
SWEET SCARLET™ GOUMI (Eleagnus multiflora)
Wouldn't you love to have a smallish (4-6ft.) shrub that is self-fertile and produces fragrant
creamy white flowers in May followed by tasty
(and nutritious) little red berries the size of small pie cherries? Goumi fruit is delicious fresh,
dried, or in a pie or jam. Scarlet Sweet is a Ukrainian variety. This easy little shrub adapts well
to any well-drained site in at least a half-day of sun, and it's not bothered by pests or diseases.
In addition, it's actually a nitrogen-fixing plant, meaning it requires little fertilizer and makes a
beneficial companion to other nearby fruiting plants. Bees love the flowers too! Goumi is
also highly valued as a medicinal plant for many purposes. Begins bearing young, at 2-3 years.
Zones 4-7. $32.99 3 gal. (1-2ft).
GINKGO BILOBA This ancient tree is extinct in the wild and has been propagated in China for at least a thousand years. A fabulous landscaping tree with superb golden fall color is also a wonderful addition to a nut orchard. The nuts are sweet and crunchy and the leaves contain compounds reputed to improve memory function. This year we've been able to grow three types of ginkos: an elegant male, a female with superior nuts and unsexed seedlings. Any would make a beautiful shade tree for your yard, pick the varieties that will best suit your landscape. Give your ginkos plenty of room. Adult tree size is approximately 40 feet by 30 feet for all varieties.
Are we out of what you are looking for? Email us at Justfruits@hotmail.com and we'll put you on the "Call When Available" list. We will call you!
Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).