Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser
The Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser is going on now! All products are from Virginia producers. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs.
Products for sale include:
Raw peanuts (out of shell, but in their skins) are ready to eat, bake, or sugar coat (recipe booklet is included with order.) Deluxe cocktail salted and unsalted peanuts are perfect for entertaining. All peanuts are attractively packaged in two-pound cloth sacks and make perfect gifts for family members and friends.
Raw, local honey is available in one pound jars and make excellent gifts.
Questions? Please contact the Henrico Extension Office at (804)501-5160.
Henrico 4-H Berry Plant Fundraiser
The Annual Henrico 4-H Berry Plant Fundraiser takes place in the spring. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs.
Products for sale will include:
All varieties are vigorous, free of pests, and freeze well. A bundle of 25 plants is enough for a 40 ft. row. Strawberry season runs from mid-May to mid-June.
- Earliglow – blooms early in the growing season
- Allstar – blooms in the middle to late in the growing season
Triple Crown blackberry plants are semi-erect, disease resistant, thorn-less, and bear very heavy, large fruit with excellent flavor. Trellising may be needed. Blackberries ripen in mid-June and bear for 5 weeks.
Heritage raspberry plants are hardy, ever-bearing, and produce red fruit which are very good for fresh consumption or for freezing. Always popular, this variety bears fruit in its first year producing a light crop in spring and then a heavy crop in fall.
All selections except New Hanover are Rabbiteye varieties. Two or more varieties (planted no more than 100 ft. apart) are needed to insure good pollination. The plants are 3 years old, bare-rooted, 16″ to 24″ tall, and can produce 25 quarts of fruit when mature. Rabbiteye season begins in late June and continues into August.
- Climax – matures early in the season
- Premier – matures early in the season
- Tifblue – matures early to mid-season
New this year is the “New Hanover.” It is a southern highbush variety that stands moderately upright. It is a sturdy, vigorous bush, that is self-fruitful and very high yielding and early ripening. This variety is highly self fertile, reducing the need for other varieties for pollination and, therefore, can be purchased alone.