Locally Grown Berry Plants For Sale by Master Gardeners

Plant Diagnostician Wendy Hanson Mazet (left) and Master Gardener Coordinator Leilani Konyshev prepare red raspberry plants for the online Master Gardener Berry Plant Sale. Photo by Tiffany Kozsan, Cooperative Extension.
Plant Diagnostician Wendy Hanson Mazet (left) and Master Gardener Coordinator Leilani Konyshev prepare red raspberry plants for the online Master Gardener Berry Plant Sale. Photo by Tiffany Kozsan, Cooperative Extension.

University of Nevada Master Gardeners are selling locally grown berry plants that were started in the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station’s greenhouses.

At least 1,500 plants will be available, including three strawberry varieties, two red raspberry varieties, two blackberry varieties, and one black raspberry variety.  

“Black raspberries in particular are good plants,” said Plant Diagnostician Wendy Hanson Mazet. “It’s worth it to deal with a few thorns to have something that grows well, is low maintenance and has high antioxidant levels.”

Black raspberries, red raspberries, and blackberries are $10 each, with some smaller pots being sold as three plants for $25.

Strawberries are $5 for a pot with two plants. The sale is online only, ending at 9 a.m., Friday, May 3.

Plants may be ordered online at https://washoemastergardenerplantsale.eventbrite.com.

Plants will be available for pickup 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 4, at the Cooperative Extension office at 4955 Energy Way in Reno.  

Information

Contact Master Gardeners at 775-336-0265 or [email protected], or visit www.unce.unr.edu.

SOURCE: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

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