We just put in our final plant order for the year. Rain Tree Nursery in Washington state has been one of our favorites over the past couple of years. They offer a huge variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and many other plants. Much of what they offer will not grow or survive up here in Minnesota, but what they have that will survive has always been of the highest quality. The main aspect of Rain Tree that I love is that they have so many heirloom varieties. This year we only purchased two trees from them, partly because we are starting to run out of room for trees, and also we are trying to not spend so much money. The Ashmead’s Kernel is replacing a previous Ashmead’s Kernel that our dog Harvey chewed in half two years ago.
This plum is from European stock, is self-fertile and is suppose to be a very vigorous grower. It can be eaten fresh, canned, or dried. I am very excited. We should be receiving our order in early May.