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Henrico Extension Plant Fundraiser

The Annual Henrico Extension 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 extension programs.

Products for sale include:

STRAWBERRY PLANTS
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.

Varieties:

  • Earliglow – blooms early in the growing season
  • Allstar – blooms in the middle to late in the growing season

BLACKBERRY PLANTS
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.

RASPBERRY PLANTS
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.

BLUEBERRY PLANTS
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.

Rabbiteye Varieties:

  • Climax – matures early in the season
  • Premier – matures early in the season
  • Tifblue – matures early to mid-season

Southern Highbush Variety:

  • New Hanover – stands moderately upright, 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.

**NEW THIS YEAR – ASPARAGUS**
Asparagus plants are hardy perennial vegetables that will live from 12 to 15 years or longer.  Comes as a bundle of 10 bare-root plants. Asparagus is usually harvested in the spring.

Asparagus Varieties:

  • Jersey Knight – good rust and crown rot resistance
  • Purple Passion – sweeter, novelty-type cultivar that is purple in color

Questions? Please contact the Henrico Extension Office at (804)501-5160.

 


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Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser

The Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser takes place in the fall.  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 will include:

PEANUTS
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.

HONEY
Raw, local honey is available in one pound jars and make excellent gifts.

Questions? Please contact the Henrico Extension Office at (804)501-5160.

 


Questions or concerns? Want your name added to our fundraiser distribution list?
Please contact the Henrico Extension Office at (804)501-5160

Contact Us

Extension Office

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government Complex
Human Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-5160

Fax
(804) 501-5169

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday