Grape vines, blueberry bushes on sale
by Staff Writer
Muscadines are the best type of grape for to grow in this region, and the cooperative extension will sell Ison, Late Fry and Nesbit varieties. The vines will be two years old in one-gallon containers and will be several feet tall. All three are self-fertile varieties and will produce fruit without another pollinator. Muscadines should be planted in a good garden soil located in full sun. While their pests are minimal, they do require pruning and trellising.
The sale will also feature climax, powderblue, tiftblue and premier blueberry bushes.
The blueberry plants should average about 16 inches tall and will be in one-gallon containers. Although some varieties are self-fertile, the extension recommends buying more than one variety to ensure pollination and to supply some diversity.
All plants will cost $7 each. The deadline for ordering is Feb. 28. Plants will be available in March at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
To obtain an order form or for more information, contact Kevin Starr at the cooperative extension at 704-736-8452 or by email at Kevin_Starr@ncsu.edu.