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Monday, February 13, 2017

Wild Edibles

Order your Wild Edibles Package from the Iowa DNR this February. 

This is a great deal on 250 plants less than $1 each!

For a planting design specific to your property, and installation contact Abundant Design!
“The packet consists of tree and shrub species selected for their potential to provide delicious berries and nuts to enhance your diet,” says Paul Tauke, state forester. “This packet is a great and affordable way to develop a wild garden on your acreage or in a large backyard.”
This Wild Edibles Packet is only available in February.  Cost for the 250 bare-root seedlings is $190 plus tax, shipping and handling, the same price as a regular 200-seedling packet. The Wild Edibles Packet includes 50 each of the following:
Wild Plum - Wild plum is great for making jams, jellies and puddings.  It is also very good nesting cover for birds and a good food source for butterflies and other pollinators. 
Aronia Berry - Aronia berries are a popular health food because of their antioxidant and vitamin content.  They can be used in a number of ways, including jams, jellies, pies and wine. They are also eaten fresh or dehydrated. Markets for these berries are also developing throughout the country. 
Serviceberry - Serviceberry, also known as Juneberry, produces white flowers in early spring and bears edible purple berries in June. The fruit makes a great fresh topping to a bowl of cereal or a healthy addition to a salad.  
Hickory - Shagbark hickory wood is used for smoking meats and the nuts make delicious snacks and additions to baked goods.  Hickory nuts are loaded with nutrients and healthy oils.
Hazelnut - Hazelnuts are packed with folates, magnesium, vitamin E and vitamin B6. They are linked to improved muscle, skin and bone health.
The seedlings are between 8 and 24 inches, depending on the tree or shrub species. 

Abundant Design can also supply Elderberry, Chestnut, Mulberry, Currant, Gooseberry, Oak (acorn), Walnut, Paw Paw and many more native edibles, along with supporting species that can help your new landscape thrive!


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