Vermont's Permaculture Institute

2020 Plant Sale!

Hello and Happy Spring!

2020 List!  Order NOW for pickup (downtown Jeffersonville or Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson) beginning May 5


Greetings Friends!

We hope this message finds you and yours well and making the most of these very interesting times.

At this point, all spring workshops, events, and tours are cancelled.  We are offering nursery plants for pickup downtown Jeffersonville or at the farm in Johnson, and contact-free delivery to limited locations (likely: Burlington, VT; Plymouth, NH; Northampton; MA).

We presently intend to offer our 13th annual Permaculture Design Certification course July 19- July 31 in person and hands-on, at Willow Crossing Farm, at the intersections of the Lamoille River, the Long Trail, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

We’re excited to offer the following plants from our nursery- as always please ask if you are looking for anything in particular, and search through past years plant sale pages for more information on varieties and a sampling of the many things we offer different years.  With limited capacity this spring we expect to sell out of most offerings in just a few days.  Pick up starts Tuesday May 5.

All proceeds support floodplain reforestation, resilience, productive habitat stewardship, and insect and wildlife sanctuary at Willow Crossing Farm.

farming_for_pollinators_brochure-2-Image-is-courtesy-of-the-Xerces-SocietyPlease inquire about ‘bulk’ pricing (10 or more plants in any combination) or ‘wholesalepricing’ (10x or 100x etc of the same plant/ variety).  This is great for folks establishing hedgerows, windbreaks, shelterbelts, orchards, vineyards, or looking to begin commercial production of these Vermont-proven fruits, nuts, berries, and vines.

BARE ROOT is a naked tree and wants to be planted as soon as possible, prices are determined by size (diameter caliper or ~height) and rarity of tree or variety.  Please arrange pickup as soon as possible.

POTS are ONE GALLON and $20 EACH unless otherwise stated.  They would love to be planted into their permanent home sooner than later but can ‘hang out’ for several weeks if necessary.

Please reserve your quantities ASAP, as we imagine most of these will sell out quickly.

Plants are available for pickup BY APPOINTMENT- with contact free transactions.  I may be delivering some plants into Burlington, Plymouth, NH and Northampton, MA.  Some are at the farm, some are in cold storage downtown Jeffersonville- so please call or email to confirm availability and arrange a time and ensure the right location to get your plants.

We’ll announce more ‘open hours’ for plant pick-ups soon, and are usually available by phone or email to make an appointment to meet for a plant pick up.

We will try to hold trees, but without cash in hand (venmo: @earthsurfing) there are no guarantees- first come first served, especially with bare root as we want them planted asap.  Feel free to PayPal Friends and Family or Facebook Messenger money for a guaranteed reservation.



This is the earliest of all nut trees to bear nuts.  One of our favorites for a future crop in VT, now well into production here at Willow Crossing, these multi-stemmed trees will begin to bear nuts in as little as 3 years from planting. They also make nice hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or snow fence, and have attractive fall foliage.

Selected Seedlings (bare root):  $15  Sold Out

Pollen-Controlled Cross (bare root): $20 each


We finally are able to release some of our favorite trees for an evergreen windbreak- the producers of PINENUTS.  Almost all Pinenuts in the supermarket are Korean Pinenuts grown in China.  A beautiful tree with whorls of dark-green needles, this very hardy Pine is an attractive and stately tree planted singly or in groups. Its large and tasty nuts are gathered in Korea and eastern Russia and are greatly prized for their rich flavor, nutritional value, and high economic worth.

Bare Root: $15           One Gallon Pots: $20            10′-12’+ Trees:  $300-800/ ea


BLACK WALNUTS-  The most valuable lumber tree in the the northeastern forest, and long-lived producer of delicious nuts. Mature trees can be tapped for syrup, a favorite for silvopasture design. Not recommended near areas where tomatoes or potatoes are grown.  Proven VT Hardy

3-4′ Bare Root Tree $20

BUTTERNUT– Our native and endanged ‘white walnut’ Bare Root seedling trees 3-4′ $25

BUTTERHEART (BUARTNUT)-  A disease resistant hybrid of Heartnut with our native endangered Butternut- this beautiful specimen tree exhibits ‘hybrid vigor’ once rooted, and bears tremendous amounts of delicious nuts.  Come by the farm to see one flowering this spring.  Proven VT Hardy  order for spring 2021

CHINESE CHESTNUT: 2-3′ Bare Root Seedling Tree $15

CARPATHIAN/ MANREGION WALNUT- SOLD OUT  Please write to express interest, as there may be some left over.


HARDY KIWIS-  Hardy, Fuzzless, and even Sweeter!  One Gallon Pots $20

-FEMALES:  KEN”S RED, HARDY RED, MICHIGAN STATE, ANNA  Requires 1:8 M:F for pollination.

-‘ANDREY’ MALE-  An extra hardy Russian male, suitable to pollinate all female Hardy Kiwis.  1 male needed for every 8 females, depending on pattern.

SCHISANDRA:     Eastern Prince: gallon pots $20, ~self-fertile  

The ‘Five Flavor Berry’- selection of self-fertile Magnolia Vine from the Vavilov Institute at Vladivostok, Eastern Prince Schisandra Vine™ bears good crops of large, tasty fruit. Eastern Prince™ Schisandra Vine is hardy to minus 35 degrees F., USDA Zone 3. This particular variety is bears clusters of lightly fragrant, magnolia-like flowers. The snow-white flowers are followed by striking, crimson berries which have a tart and very distinctive taste and aroma. The fruit makes tasty, vitamin-rich juice and preserves, and the dried leaves, shoots, and roots are used to make a refreshing and stimulating tea.

HOPS:  CASCADE $12/ Rhizome

GRAPES:  KING OF THE NORTH  3 year vines $20



CHERRY:   (All Bare Root Cherries $25)

Compact Stella: 3/4″ caliper bare root trees.  A naturally dwarfing ~self-fertile ~black cherry *marginally hardy*

Lapins: 1/4″-1/2″ bare root grafted on Colt semi-dwarf, ~self-fertile

Kristin:  1″ caliper bare root grafted on Colt semi dwarf

Northstar: 5 gallon pots $50

BLUEBERRY:  PATRIOT- 2′ bare root $25  The proven winner for northern Vermont and one of the best cultivars for edible landscapes/ ornamentals with great form color, and berries, of course!

‘LIBERTY’ APPLE3/8′-1/2″ diameter caliper grafted bare root trees $20 spitzenberg SOLD OUT

Grow Liberty Apple and enjoy freedom from apple scab and other diseases! The Liberty Apple Tree bears large, attractive, bright red fruit with sweet, flavorful, crisp and juicy flesh. One of the best disease-resistant varieties, Liberty Apple is great for eating fresh and baking. Liberty ripens in mid to late September and stores well until January.   On semi-dwarf Rootstock.

FIGS: One Gallon Pots $20

‘VERN’S BROWN TURKEY’ FIG-  One Gallon Pots $20image

To distinguish this variety from less reliable varieties also called Brown
Turkey, its named after garden writer Vern Nelson. Vern’s Brown Turkey has proven itself a reliable and productive variety. It bears large, sweet and flavorful, dark brown figs with light amber flesh.

CHICAGO HARDY FIG- One of the most prolific figs to grow in cold areas of the northern U.S. The fall fruits are born on the new canes that grow during the summer, a plant with 4 new stem growths can produce up to 150 purplish brown figs. The figs are of excellent flavor. Stem hardy to 10 degrees F (-20 degrees C), root hardy to -20 degrees F (-28 degrees C). Zones 5 – 10.



jostaberry.jpgA unique cross of Gooseberry and Black Currant, Jostaberry is the most vigorous of all our Currant varieties. A very disease resistant and easy to grow small shrub, Jostaberry produces very large, jet black, sweet-tart fruit, high in Vitamin C and good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies.

CONSORT BLACK CURRANT:  24″+ Bare root.  $15 each

RED LAKE RED CURRANT:  24″+ Bare root.  $15 each

GOOSEBERRY:  24″+ Bare root.  $15/ each PIXWELL and CAPTIVATOR

ELDERBERRY:  Adams and Ranch small pots $10/ each  2′ bare root seedlings $15

GOJI BERRY:  Crimson Star:  Gallon Pots $20,  Phoenix Tears small pots $10 ~zone 5 hardy.  Commercial variety, edible leaves also! ~self-fertile

SERVICEBERRY:  SASKATOON 2-3′ Bare Root Trees $20

‘NERO’ ARONIA–  One Gallon Pots $20

Aronia.jpgAn easy to grow, productive small shrub, Nero grows 3- 4 ft. in height and bears abundant crops of large, jet-black berries, good for juice and wine. A beautiful ornamental, you’ll enjoy Nero’s abundant clusters of very dark blue fruit and striking, bright red, fall foliage.





A very hardy and unique small shrub, Honeyberry is an edible species of Honeysuckle with sweet and tasty fruit- presently being developed as a commercial crop through the coldest parts of the world.  Valued for its tasty, blueberry-like fruit, its extremely early ripening, often two weeks before strawberries, and its exceptional hardiness, to minus 40 degrees F., or below. Great for fresh eating, juicing, and preserves.  Has approximately 5x the anti-oxidants of blueberries!

Blue Hokkaido: 1-2′ Bare Root; Blue Moon: 2-3′ Bare Root; Blue Pacific: 1-3′ Bare Root

NATIVE AMERICAN PLUMS:  Bare Root Trees 2-3′ $20   Dig your own $10 each

8-10′ Seedling Rootstock Plums, Pears available $100 and up.

PEARS:  1/4″ caliper grafted trees ‘Bartlett’ $20


STRAWBERRIES:  Albion $3/ crown



GOUMI:  $20 Red Gem: 2-3′ Bare Root; Sweet Scarlet: One Gallon Pots SOLD OUT

SEA BERRY:  A Nitrogen Fixing Fruit Tree- know for its medicine/ super-food / nutraceutical properties.

Females: Frugana: 3-4′ bare root trees $25;  Leikora: Gallon Pots $20;                      Orange Glow: 2-3′ Bare Root Trees $20; Radiant: 1-2′ Bare Root Trees $20       Male: Gallon Pots $20

BLACK LOCUST:  3-4′ Bare Root $15

Inquire about wholesale pricing (10x plants or 100x plants) for orchards, windbreaks, Shelterbelts, and production systems.  Inquire about Lemons and other citrus, Tea and Maté plants, and other unique plants.

CANNABIS:  Please contact us for seeds, seedlings, clones, or flats of starts of CBD hemp.  We also have organic flower and pre-rolls.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?  Let us know- we have more than is listed here, including scionwood and seed.

HOW TO ORDER?  The best way to ask questions is to send an email to KEITH@PROSPECTROCK.ORG, TEXT, or CALL (802) 734-1129.  The best way to send money is Venmo (@earthsurfing), Paypal Friends and Family, Check, or Paypal purchase, Credit Card over the phone (in order of preference).


A reminder- enrollment is open for our 13th ANNUAL FARM AND WILDERNESS IMMERSION PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION and full scholarships  available for income-eligible Vermont State Residents.  Please invite friends and family members who may be interested in immersing for two weeks in Vermont!



Wishing you and yours health and resilience!

Keith and Family

Willow Crossing Farm is Vermont’s Longest Running Permaculture and Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Farm-  Contact us for Design Consultations and Design/ Build Services.

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