Asked April 12, 2021, 3:38 PM EDT
Dear U of M Extension,
I have a small garden in which I am slowly packing as many different types of berries as I can find. I am excited about the idea of adding some berry varieties developed or at least field tested by the U of M, but I am not sure where is the best place to find such plants. Does the U have any kind of spring plant sale that would include berry plants? Or a list of vendors selling cultivars under license? I bought a hardy kiwi vine on a whim at Lowe's a couple weeks ago. After doing some research subsequently I am kind of kicking myself (a) because I only bought one plant, not knowing that both a male and female are needed, (b) I don't think Lowe's even designated which were male vs. female, and (c) I don't know which cultivar of hardy kiwi this even is. From now on I'm trying to be a little more strategic. (These specific questions are a moot point since after learning how big these vines get I think I will need to give this away to someone with a bigger yard). I am finding the resources on your website very helpful in terms of learning about plants, but the one additional thing I am now seeking is where to actually buy them.
Hennepin County Minnesota