Hello People Who Like to Eat their Gardens!

The 2017 gardening season is underway and Phoenix Perennials is now open every day for the gardening season. The edible growing season will be here before you know it so we want to remind you about our edible pre-orders:

Our Great Hardy Citrus (& Friends) Pre-Order offers 36 different citrus, including 5 you can grow year round outdoors in coastal BC, plus 3 cold tolerant avocado!

The Gourmet Potato and Mushroom Pre-Order brings you 10 delicious and uncommon potato varieties and 4 different kinds of mushrooms you can grow yourself from kits.

The BrazelBerry Pre-Order offers great options in dwarf berry bushes for small spaces including five blueberries, one raspberry and now the new dwarf, thornless blackberry 'Baby Cakes'.

The Mighty Mato, 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' and Mighty Veggie Pre-Order includes two hot new items: a tomato that produces fruit in just 42 days and the reveal of THE top secret tomato that everyone has been raving about that forms the upper half of 'Ketchup 'n' Fries': 'Sweet Aperitif'. This is the sweetest cherry tomato you'll ever taste!

The Grow Your Own Tea Pre-Order has four different kinds of hardy tea camellia so you can grow, harvest and drink your very own tea right from your garden or patio!

Have a look below and peruse our edible pre-orders to enhance and expand your edible horizons this season. Enjoy!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

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The Great Citrus Pre-Order
("Hardy 'Owari' Satsuma and Friends")

Grow your own citrus outside in coastal BC plus grow an even wider selection with a little winter protection.

Last year our 'Owari' Satsuma Pre-Order was a resounding success. There are now many plants settled into BC gardens about to spend their first winter. Once they have a year or two of maturity, it will be at this time of year that proud gardeners are harvesting their own satsuma mandarin oranges at this time of year.

The ‘Owari’ satsuma is just one of a number of hardy citrus that can be grown outdoors in coastal BC. There is the Citrumelo hardy grapefruit, the 'Nagami' kumquat and, highly sought after for culinary pursuits, the Yuzu and Suchachi ichandrins which are hardy to zone 7!

We also have on offer another 31 different Citrus and 3 cold tolerant avocados if you have a place where you can keep them above freezing (zone 9 plants) and above about 5-8 degrees Celsius (zone 10 plants) in a greenhouse, sunroom, or inside the house. The plants from this pre-order will be available for pick-up in mid May.

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Gourmet Potatoes and Mushrooms Pre-Order

We are pleased to bring you two new exciting developments in home-grown edibles: gourmet potatoes and gourmet mushrooms. With this pre-order you can explore your different culinary options and choose the most exciting edibles for your 2017 gardening and cooking pleasure.

Earth Apples Gourmet Seed Potatoes

EarthApples gourmet seed potatoes are the new, fun way to plant potatoes. We bring you 10 different colourful, versatile potato varieties and make them super-easy to grow. Each variety has different sizes, colours, textures, flavours, and different uses in the kitchen. Mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato salads, french fries, baked potatoes, hashbrown potatoes, scalloped potatoes: there's a perfect variety for all these delicious dishes. Plant EarthApples in a garden bed or in containers on your balcony or patio. They are easy to grow if you follow the simple instructions: Growing Instructions

Meet the EarthApples varieties:

ALASKA BLOOM

GEMSON

GOLDEYE

JAZZY

LABELLA

LADY AMARILLA

LITTLE GIANT

PURPLE MAGIC

RANDE’S GOLDEN GEM

ROSEMARIE

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Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms

The new "Chia Pet" for the Foodie Revolution

Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms are kits for growing your own organic mushrooms at home in your kitchen. It's easy and all you need is a little counter space. All you do is soak your block of mushroom culture over night then place on your counter and mist 2-3 times per day. In about two weeks you'll have mushrooms sprouting right on your kitchen counter that you can harvest and cook much to the amazement of you, your family and your friends! It's a great, novel project to learn about and be amazed by fungus that ends in a delicious food to prepare in the kitchen.

Meet the mushroom varieties:

BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOMS ELM OYSTER MUSHROOMS
REISHI MUSHROOMS
SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS

Read More About the Mushrooms and Order

 

 

Mighty Mato, 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' and Grafted Veggie Pre-Order

Welcome to our exciting grafted vegetable pre-order where you can pre-plan your 2017 edible bounty from the comfort of your own home with the most cutting edge edibles available. Pre-orders allow you to secure the exact plants you desire and allow us at Phoenix Perennials to make sure we have exactly what you want. If you're planning on growing these grafted veggies in 2017 please pre-order. Last year we had a number of people who missed out on some of the most popular varieties and said "we should have booked in advance."

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The Revolutionary, New "TomTato" is a hand-grafted plant that brings together tomatoes and potatoes, two close relatives, that together give us one of life's great pleasures: 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. It produces the sweetest cherry tomatoes you've ever tasted by the hundreds. In 2016 an improved grafting method lead to much better crops of potatoes than in 2015 with a few pounds per plant.

'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Tomtato (Improved) -- Hundreds of delicious, super sweet cherry tomatoes on top and a few pounds of yummy potatoes just below the soil! This year an improved grafting process should ensure more reliable and larger crops of potatoes than in 2015. Tomatoes and potatoes are closely related. They are grafted by hand and grow happily together as the revolutionary 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. Double your production of edibles from the same space. Great for veggie gardens, small spaces, and large containers. 1g pot, 24.99 + GST

 

Mighty Mato Grafted Tomatoes consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties hand-grafted onto super strong tomato rootstock that confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in up to 2-3 times more tomatoes per plant than ungrafted plants! Heirloom tomatoes that are sometimes shy in their yields produce like never before. Cool modern varieties also produce extra large yields.

NEW! Mighty Mato ‘42 Days’ NEW! Mighty Mato ‘Sweet Aperitif’
Mighty Mato ‘Amish Paste’ Mighty Mato ‘Beefsteak’
Mighty Mato ‘Big Beef’ Mighty Mato ‘Big Zac’
Mighty Mato ‘Black Krim’ Mighty Mato ‘Brandywine’ (Sudduth’s)
Mighty Mato ‘Bumble Bee Purple’ Mighty Mato ‘Cherokee Purple’
Mighty Mato ‘Early Girl’ Mighty Mato ‘Mortgage Lifter’ (Estler’s)
Mighty Mato ‘Pineapple’ Mighty Mato 'San Marzano' (Redorta)
Mighty Mato ‘Stupice’ Mighty Mato ‘Sun Sugar’
Mighty Mato ‘Sweet Million’

 

Mighty Melons and Mighty Veggies consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties that are grafted onto super strong rootstock that, like the Mighty Matos, confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in extra large crops of fruit and vegetables. The grafting can make a particularly positive difference in our cool summer climates with melons, peppers and eggplants that all require hot seasons to produce good crops.

Mighty Melons 'Ambrosia' Cantaloupe Mighty Melons 'Swan Lake' Honeydew
Mighty Melons 'Sugar Baby' Watermelon Mighty Veggies 'Coolcumber' (Khassib) Cucumber
Mighty Veggies 'Gigabite' Cucumber Mighty Veggies 'Epic' (Dusky) Eggplant
Mighty Veggies 'Anaheim' Pepper Mighty Veggies 'Golden Bell' Pepper
Mighty Veggies 'Jalapeno' Pepper Mighty Veggies 'Orange Bell' Pepper
Mighty Veggies 'Red Bell' (King Arthur) Pepper

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Brazelberry Pre-Order

Brazelberries are one of the hottest edible items for gardens and patios. They are dwarf berry bushes (five blueberries, one raspberry, and the new dwarf, thornless blackberry 'Baby Cakes') that can be grown in pots on your patio or in the garden. They are attractive plants that produce tons of fruit. What could be better than fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries right from your own garden on beautiful plants that make your garden look great year-round? Pre-order now for pick-up in mid April (exact date yet to be determined). We will email you closer to the pick-up date to let you know exactly when you can get your hands on your new berry bushes!

NEW! Rubus 'Baby Cakes' -- Blackberry -- 'Baby Cakes' is a dwarf, thornless blackberry producing large, delicious berries in midsummer and, in cool summer regions like the west coast, again in fall. Plants have a rounded growth habit reaching 3-4 feet tall and wide. They will grow perfectly in a large container or are the right scale for planting in small space gardens. Plants ripen fruit gradually over a long period with both ripe black and unripe red fruits on the plant at the same time creating an ornamental display. Pure white flowers are borne in spring.

You can also order six other BrazelBerries:

Blueberry
'Peach Sorbet'
Blueberry
'Jelly Bean'
Blueberry
'Blueberry Glaze'
Blueberry
'Pink Icing'
Blueberry
'Perpetua'
Raspberry
'Raspberry Shortcake'

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Grow Your Own Tea Pre-Order

Camellia sinensis is an evergreen, broadleaf shrub famous as the source of all types of tea including black, green, oolong and other styles. Tea camellia is hardy to at least zone 7 (maybe 6) and grows well outdoors year-round in coastal BC. Grow a single plant or grow a hedge then harvest and cure the leaves to make your own delicious teas!

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Here are the different varieties of tea we have available:

Camellia sinensis Sochi Tea Seedling - Tea - This hardy tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is from the area around Sochi, Russia where they produce the most northerly tea in the world. Tea from these plants is very aromatic and flavourful. he plant has bright green, dense, ornamental foliage. The flowers are white to creamy white. Zone 7. Camellia sinensis Korean Tea Seedling - Tea - This hardy tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is from the area the Boseong region of Korea, famous for its annual Green Tea Festival each September. This selection is hardy and productive with good flavour. The plant has bright green, dense, ornamental foliage. The flowers are white to creamy white. Zone 7.
Camellia sinensis 'Tea Breeze' - Tea - 'Tea Breeze' is a selection of tea from the Kunming Botanical Garden. It is a hardy ornamental shrub or small tree with dense, glossy, dark-green leaves used for making tea. Single, white, fragrant, nodding flowers bloom from September-November. Leaves and roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Zone 6. Camellia sinensis 'Blushing Maiden' - Tea - This hardier selection of 'Rosea' is similar to 'Tea Breeze' but with pink flowers. It is a hardy ornamental shrub or small tree with dense, glossy, dark-green leaves used for making tea. Single, pink, fragrant, nodding flowers bloom from September-November. Leaves and roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Zone 6.

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One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
604-270-4133

www.phoenixperennials.com
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We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

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February 24th to October 29th, 2017
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