Berry Bushes,Shrubs, & Grapes
Otsego Soil & Water Conservation District
Phone number (607) 547-8337 ext. 4
The Concord Grape is one of the most popular and reliable grapes ever grown. Bunch is large and round, and well shouldered. Berries are large and round almost black in color. Juicy and delicious with a very sweet, buttery flavor. Ripens in mid to late September.
Blueberry Bush (Southland and Delite)
The blueberry plant is a deciduous shrub that
ranges in heights from 10" to 18". The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red.
Comes in bundle of 10.
Blackberry Bush ( Darrow)
The berries themselves are exceptionally large and sugar sweet. One of the most winter hardy blackberries! Ripen early. Sweet Darrow Blackberry bushes are very thrifty, vigorous growing bushes that are exceptionally hardy -- having withstood temperatures of 22 below zero. The bushes are upright with very strong canes, being able to hold up a heavy crop without breaking down. Quick Crop Plants, 2 - year transplanted.
Height: to 12’, Seed: matures in round clusters similar to sycamores, Leaves: opposite leave, 2-6 inches long and 1-3 inches wide, Flowers: Dense, round, 1 inch diameter clusters. Habitat: Best adapted to shorelines and swamps with saturated soil and full sunlight. Will tolerate water depths up to three feet, Uses: Wetland restoration and riparian zones. It has exceptional wildlife benefits with the seed being eaten by eight species of waterfowl and the twigs by three species of mammals. Comes in bundles of 10 & 25.
Height: Up to 20’, Seed: White berries with smooth faces and furrowed sides. Bark: Reddish to purple from autumn to late
spring, green in spring through summer, Leaves: opposite,
2-4 long, dark green above and hairy and lighter colored below, pointed tips, Flowers: White to cream colored flowers,
June- August. Habitat: Prefer soils that are saturated for at
least a portion of the growing season. Common on edge
of lakes, ponds, within wetlands, and along streams.
Uses: The fleshy fruits of dogwoods are very valuable to
wildlife, particularly in the northeast. Comes in bundles of 10 & 25.
Height: 8-10’ tall and 10-15’ wide, Shape: Distinct weeping habit with fine, arching, and trailing branches, Flowers: Yellow, four lobed, 1-1.25 across, usually in groups of 1-3. Blooms in March and April. Habitat: Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soils but will tolerated occasional dry periods
Uses: Tolerant of urban conditions, most are used as a cascade on banks and over walls and as an ornamental. It can also be useful as a barrier or for erosion control on slopes. Comes in bundles of 10 & 25