Episode-601- Sam Benowitz of Raintree Nursery on Unusual Edible Plants — 8 Comments

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  2. Great show today! Although I did feel like breaking out my old black light posters and Pink Floyd albums for a while. LOL

  3. I know I am a couple weeks after the episode making this blog post, so I hope it won’t go unnoticed.

    I live in NW Oregon, so I made the road trip up to RainTree Nursery last weekend. Between my sister & I, we dropped over $500 and had the bed of my truck full of all sorts of food producing plants.

    I did business with RainTree last season as well, and one of the trees I purchased did not survive. According to their on-staff horticulturist, its root system failed. RainTree was gracious enough to replace it at no charge. Although I brought it along, they did not even want to look at the dead stick to verify my claim. It is a rare vendor these days who will take a customer at their word.

    For fun, I picked up one of their Johnny Appleseed trees. They have starts that were taken from a genuine Johnny Appleseed tree. They are not known to be the best apples, but I’ll bet livestock won’t be picky. The apples are also known for making good hard cider.

    On the subject of Cornelian Cherries… I have heard Jack talk about them on numerous shows. I made the decision to get one started, only to find out RainTree does not have any for sale this season. They are listed in the print catalog, but cannot be found on the website. I do wonder if Jack’s multiple mentions of Cornelian Cherries has resulted in a supply & demand situation?

    As for Jack’s other recommendations… I did pick up some kiwi plants. It looks like they will take a good three seasons to get trained & established, so time will tell. And I picked up some raspberries….which will go into a hugelkultur bed in the next week.

    Thanks Sam, for coming on show and for having such a cool nursery!

  4. Hey Jack –

    Maybe you’ll get some new followers… Raintree has posted a link to this episode!

    Spread the word!

  5. Just purchased a pair of Kiwi plants form Raintree. I love their delivery concept and that by the time it gets here, HOPEFULLY my last frost will have happened…. Thanks all!