Fruits, Veggies and Edible Plants

Take “eating-local” to the next level, with healthy food direct from your own garden.  Never wonder if something unhealthy might be sprayed onto the food your family eats.  There’s no place better than your own fruit and veggie garden to create natural, delicious and environmentally responsible meals.  Ask about heirloom varieties and plants that are not commonly known to be edible.  Garden Gallery takes you from planting to the dinner table, with lots of advice and tips along the way.

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Common Name    Category  
Botanical Name   Light Requirements  
Zone  


  
Anjou Pear (Pyrus communis 'Beurre d'Anjou')
Large green fruit occasionally blushed with yellow. Bears fruit mid-October. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Babygold Peach (Prunus persica 'Babygold')
Vigorous producer of early, yellow fruit blushed red. Sweet, juicy clingstone peach. Self-fruiting.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 6

  
Ben Conan Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)
Deciduous fruiting shrub is a vigorous grower, producing consistent yields of large black berries.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Bing Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium 'Bing')
Large, heart-shaped fruit with a deep maroon colour. Excellent sweet flavour. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Blue Crop Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop')
Deciduous fruiting bush produces large clusters of tasty blue fruit early to midseason.
Height & Width: 1.75m T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Bluefre Plum (Prunus domestica 'Bluefre')
Large, purple-blue fruit has yellow flesh. Great for cooking or preserving. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Bosc Pear (Pyrus communis 'Bosc')
Handsome trees produce superior golden fruit with juicy white flesh. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Cortland Apple Semi Dwarf (Malus 'Cortland')
Red fruit has white flesh and tart flavour. Larger than McIntosh. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3

  
Curled Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Ideal in containers. Use leaves to season meats and vegetables.
Height & Width: 1.8m T x .9m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 7

  
Dolgo Crabapple (Malus 'Dolgo')
Open tree with fragrant white flowers. Disease resistant. Red edible fruit used in jelly
Height & Width: 10m T x 8m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3