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Small Fruit Cuttings

Cuttings are incredibly easy to grow, economical and can increase your plantings very quickly. The bundles of plant selections we are offering are 5 (of one variety) for $15. Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Elderberries are 1 node due to length of their stems. Due to such wide variance in rooting practices, we do NOT warranty cuttings that do not successfully root. Fig disclaimer-We assume all of our fig trees carry FMV (Fig Mosaic Virus), even if they show no outward signs of it. This isn't detrimental to the long-term health of the trees and most trees rapidly grow out of it.


To get your cuttings rooted you will need the following supplies:

-Rooting hormone like Rootone, honey, or willow water.

-Large pots/nursery pots. Do not use cups as they are too easy to dry out.

-Soil-less potting medium or basic garden soil is also OK.

-Heat mats can increase your rooting but not necessary.

The cuttings should be placed in the soil or medium as soon as you receive them or kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to start them later in the spring. The cuttings will callus over the remaining winter months and in spring will start growing. Keep the soil around the cuttings moist but not overly wet for the rest of the winter. There are so many great cutting rooting videos online, but please check out some from our good friend Sean at Edible Acres (Ithaca NY). We will also be doing a free zoom class on starting cuttings for all those who order cutting from us this season. Please keep watch for an email with the date and further details on this class. 

All cuttings are available on a first come, first serve basis. We also ship all cuttings  as orders come in for them and cannot hold cuttings for shipping at later dates. For further information, please contact us at 607-583-2467 or ortfamilyfarm@gmail.com.


Last day to order small fruit cuttings is February 28th 2023. We will be posting our next availability for hardwood fruit cuttings December 2023/January 2024. 

Cherries, Bush

Jan - H: 4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Tart red fruit that are good for fresh eating or processing and ripen mid-August to late September, Note: Needs Joy to cross pollinate and developed in NH, Zone: 4.


Joel - H: 4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Tart red fruit that ripen in early/mid-September, Note: Needs Joy to pollinate and developed in NH, Zone: 4-8.


Joy - H: 4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: tart red fruit that ripen in mid/late September, Note: Needs Jan to pollinate and developed in NH, Zone: 3-8.


Nanking - H: 6-10 ft, W: 6-10 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Dark red cherries that are similar to the sour type and can be used for pies and preserves. Fruit ripens in July-August, Note: Native to Asia and short lived, so replant propagates often, can be used as dwarfing root stock for other cherries, needs another Nanking cherry as a pollinator. Zone: 2.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Currants, Black

Ben Lamond - H: 4 -5ft, W: 4-5ft, Sun: Part of full, Fruit: Large tart berries that ripen in mid-July, Note: A commercial Scottish variety that is good for cross pollinating other currants, Zone: 3-7. Sold Out


Ben Sarek - H: 3-5ft, W: 3-5ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Large tart, flavorful berries that ripen in July. Note: Variety developed in Scotland and is frost and mildew resistant. Partially self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-7.

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Lewis R - H: 3-6 ft, W: 3-6 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Black berries that ripen in July. Note: An introduction by Elmore Roots. Partially self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-8. Sold Out


Minaj Smyriou - H: 3-5 ft, W: 3-5 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: A mild flavor black currant that ripen in July. Note: Resistant to white pine blister rust and mildew. Needs heavy pruning! Developed in Bulgaria. Self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-8.


Prince Consort - H: 4-5 ft, W: 3-6 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Medium size tart fruit that ripen in July. Note: Developed in Ottawa, Canada. Partially self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-7.


Slitsa - H: 3-5 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Sweet large berries that ripen in July. Note: Earliest black currant to ripen and developed in Holland. Partially self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-9. Sold Out


Titania -H: 3-6 ft, W: 4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Firm, mild flavored berries that ripen all at once in July, Note: Resistant to white pine blister rust. Partially self-pollinating but should be planted with another black currant variety for best pollination, Zone: 3-7. 


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stem. 


Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, WV.


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Currant, Pink

Gloira des Sablons -H: 5 ft, W: 4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Pink translucent sweet berries that ripen in July. Note: Heirloom French variety that is mildew and rust resistant as well as cold hardy and self-pollinating, Zone: 4-8. Sold Out


Pink Champagne - H: 3-5ft, W: 3-5ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet rosy, pink berries that ripens in July, Note: Disease resistant and self-pollinating, Zone: 3-7.

Sold Out


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Bundles contain 5 stems.

 

Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, WV.


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Currants, Red

Johnakeer van Tets- H: 3-5 ft, W: 3-5 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large red sweet berries that ripen in July. Note: Holland variety as well as mildew and aphid resistant. Self-pollinating, Zone: 3-7. Sold Out


London Market - H: 4-5 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large berries that ripen in July. Note: Self-pollinating, Zone: 3-7.Sold Out


Viking - H: 3-5 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet berries that ripens in July. Note: Developed in Norway and imported to USA in 1930's, as well as, resistant to white pine rust and powdery mildew, Zone: 3-5.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 

 Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, WV.


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Currants, White

Bar le Duc - H: 3-4 ft, W: 3-6 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Translucent, sweet large berries that​ are good for eating fresh and preserves, Note:​ French variety and self-pollinating, Zone: 3-8.

Sold Out


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 

 Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, WV.

Elderberry

Adams - H: 6-10 ft, W: 6-8 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large clusters of small, sweet berries that ripen in August, Note: Should use John as a pollinator, Zone: 3-9.Sold Out


Dr. Way - H: 6-10 ft, W: 6-12 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Large clusters of average size berries that ripen in uniformly in September - October.  Note: Developed by Dr. Way at Cornell University. Needs another variety of elderberry as a pollinator, Zone: 5. Sold Out


Maximum - H: 6 -10 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large berries that ripen in August, Note: Developed by Cornell University. Needs another variety or Elderberry as a pollinator, Zone: 3-10.Sold Out


Native - H: 6-10 ft, W: 6-12 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Berry clusters ripen in August. Note: Needs another variety or Elderberry plant as a pollinator, Zone: 3-10. 


Elderberries are 1 or 2 node due to length of their stems. Each bundle contains 5 stems. . 


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Figs

Black Triana - H: N/A, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium to large fruit with a sweet berry flavor that ripens to a violet/black color, Note: Developed in Italy and self-pollinating, Zone: ~7-10.


Celeste - H: 7-10 ft, W: 6-10 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Small to medium size that ripens to a purple color with rose colored fleshed with a juicy and sweet as sugar taste, Note: Good for containers, self-pollinating, and fruit is good for drying, Zone: 7-11.


Chicago Hardy - H: 15-30 ft, W: 15-30 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Medium size mahogany fruit, Note: Hardiness zone 5 t0 10, needs winter protection at -10 to -20, heat tolerant, and good for containers, Zone: 5-10.


Golchia D’Oro - H: N/A, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet fruit that are green/yellow with strawberry colored flesh when ripe, Note: Self-pollinating and produces 2 crops/year, Zone: ~7-10.

Italian Honey - H: 4-10 ft, W: 4-8 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large, sweet fruit that ripen to green/yellow with amber flesh, Note: Self-pollinating, Zone: 7-10.


Paradiso - H: N/A, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet and juicy large fruit that is green/yellow with red flesh when ripe, Note: Italian variety and self-pollinating, Zone: ~7-10.


Petite Negra - H: 4-6 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium size sweet and juicy fruit that have black skin and red flesh when ripe, Note: Really good for containers, produces 2 crops a year, and self-pollinating, Zone: 7-10.


San Peitro - H: N/A, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium/Large size fruit with a sweet berry flavor that are dark purple/black in color with red flesh when ripe, Note: Italian fig, good for drying, and produces 2 crops/year, Zone: ~7-10.


Strawberry Verte - H: 10-20 ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruit: Green with red flesh when ripe, Note: Heirloom variety, good for places with shorter seasons, and self-pollinating, Zone: 7-10. Sold Out


Tarantella - H: 20-25 ft, W: N/A Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet and juicy fruit that are brown in color when ripe, Note: Italian variety that produces 2 crops a year and is self-pollinating, Zone: ~7-10.


Tena - H: 8-12 ft, W: 8-10 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Green/yellow with amber/strawberry flesh when ripe, Note: Productive variety that was developed in California and is self-pollinating, Zone: 7.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant.


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Gojiberry

Dynamite - H: 5-7 ft, W: 5-7 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Small fruit that ripen from June until frost, Note: Thornless Zone: 3-8.


Firecracker - H: 5-6 ft, W: 6-8 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Fruit ripens June through August and can be dried, frozen, or used fresh, Note: Thornless Zone: 3-8.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Gooseberries

Abundance: H: 2-6 ft, W: 2-6 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium size purplish fruit that ripens in July. Note: Good grower, hardy, and productive. Variety from the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) and self-pollinating. Zone: 5.

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Black Velvet - H: 3-5 ft, W: 3-5 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large, sweet dark purple fruit with a blueberry like flavor that ripens in late July, Note: Disease resistant and self-pollinating, Zone: 4-7.


Champion - H: 4-6, W: 4-6 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium to large berries that are yellowish green in color with a red blush. Ripens in July. Fruit is good for canning, desserts, eating fresh, pies, preserves, and more. Note: A mildew resistant variety and self-pollinating. Zone: 4- 10.

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Cowester - H: 2-6 ft, W: 2-6 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Large berries that ripen in July. Note: A variety from the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN). A seedling that was a cross between divaricatum and white-stemmed gooseberry which seeds seem to show some resistance to root rot. A self-pollinating variety. Zone: 5. Sold Out


Poorman - H: 3-4 ft, W: 3-4 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Large sweet red berries that ripen in July and are good for fresh eating, pies, and preserves, Note: Heirloom variety that is mildew resistant and self-pollinating, Zone: 3-10.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, and WV.


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm​

Grapes

Catawba - Vine Length: 15-25ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Medium size purple/red berries that ripen in September and are good for making champagne, juice, jelly, and wine, Note: Heirloom variety developed in the 1800s, Zone: 5-8.

 

Concord Seedless - Vine Length: 8-12 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet seedless purple berries that ripen in mid-September and are good for eating fresh, jams, jelly, or juice, Note: Self-pollinating, Zone: 5-9.


Delaware - Vine Length: 20-25ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Small red berries that are mild and fruity in flavor which ripen in early September and are used for champagne and wine. Note: Heirloom variety developed in the 1800s, Zone: 4.


Himrod Seedless - Vine Length: 8-10 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Green/yellow fruit that is crunchy and sweet. Good for fresh eating and raisins, Note: Good variety for cold short summer areas. Developed at the NY State Agricultural Research station in Geneva, NY and release in 1952. Zone: 4-10.


Niagara - Vine Length: 12-25 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet green/yellow berries that ripen mid/late September and are good for eating fresh, jelly, juice, and wine, Note: Self-pollinating, Zone: 5-8.


Reliance Seedless - Vine Length: 8-10 ft, Sun: Full, Fruit: Sweet red seedless berries that ripen in August and are good for desserts, eating fresh, jam, jelly, and juice. Note: The hardiest seedless grape variety, late bloomer, resistant to anthracnose and mildew, and self-pollinating, Zone: 4-8.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. Shipping prohibited to AZ, CA, ID, OR, and WA.


Photo Source: Shona Ort, Ort Family Farm

Haskaps

Czech 17 (aka Berry Blue) - H: 3-5 ft, W: 3-4 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Medium size blue fruit that are best for making juice or desserts, Note: Developed in Russia and supposed to be a good pollinator for all varieties of honey berries/haskaps, Zone: 3-7.


Indigo Gem - H: 3-4 ft, W: 4 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: High yielding plant with blueberry like fruit that ripens in mid-June. Note: Developed by the University of Saskatchewan, needs another variety of haskap with a similar bloom time to pollinate with, Zone: 2-9.


Tundra: H: 4-8ft, W: 4-5ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Large sweet/tart flavor berries that ripen May/June, Note: Self-pollinating, but better production with a pollinator such as Honeybee, or Berry Blue, Zone: 2-8.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm 

Jostaberries

Black - H: 3-5 ft, W: 3-6 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruits: Medium size dark red/black fruit that has the rich gooseberry flavor with a touch of the black currant tartness, Note: Self-pollinating and resistant to American gooseberry mildew, big bud gall mite, and white pine blister rust, Zone: 3-8.


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Shipping prohibited to DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, and WV.

Hardy Kiwi

Anna (Female) - H: 8-12ft, W: 8-12ft, Sun: Full, Fruits: Sweet large size green color fruit that ripe in July through September, Note: Needs a male A. arguta pollinator, Zone: 4-9.


Chung Bai (Female) - H: 10-12ft, W: N/A, Sun: Full, Fruits: Apple shaped very sweet green berries that ripen September/October, Note: Needs a male pollinator such as Meader, Zone: 4-9.


Geneva (Female) - H: 20 ft, W: 10-12 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruits: Medium size green fruits that are delicious and smooth skinned that ripen in September, Note: Developed in Geneva, NY and needs Meader as a pollinator, Zone 4-9.


Kens Red (Female) - H: 10-12ft, W: 10-12ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruits: Fruits are sweet and have reddish brown skin and flesh. Ripen September to October, Note: Bears large crops and named after its breeder Ken Nobbs. Needs a male pollinator. Zone: 4-9.


Meader (Male) - H: 15-20 ft, W: 15-20 ft, Sun: Part, Fruits: None because of being male, Note: Used to pollinate up to 8 female kiwis (Actinida Arguta) such as Anna, Geneva, Issai, and others, Zone: 5-8.


MSU (Female) - H: 20-30 ft, W: 10-12 ft, Sun: Full, Fruits: Large lime green fruit that are delicious with a sweet and a bit acidic taste, Note: Needs a male A. arguta pollinator, Zone: 3-8.


Prolific or 119-40B (Female) - H: 10-15 ft, W: 10-15 ft, Sun: Part to full, Fruit: Solid green fruit that ripens in September through October. Sweet and high in vitamin C. Note: Previously known as 119-40B. Self-fertile but produces much larger yields if planted with a male A. arguta kiwi. Zone: 4 -8.Sold Out


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Shipping prohibited to AZ. 


Photo Source: Roger Ort, Ort Family Farm

Willow

Curly - H: 25-35 ft, W: 15-20 ft, Sun: Full, Note: Partly tolerant of salt and very tolerant of wet soils. Fast growing tree that is good for helping with erosion control and wind breaks. Zone: 5-8.


Pink Pussy - H: 6-12 ft, W: 6-1 2ft, Sun: Full, Note: Tolerant of wet soils. Produces catkins that start as grey and as they open gain a pinkish hue. Fast growing shrub that is good for helping with erosion control and establishing windbreaks. Zone: 5. 


Cuttings will have at least 2-3 nodes and vary in length per variety of plant. Each bundle contains 5 stems. 


Photo Source: Shona Ort, Ort Family Farm

Horseradish

H: 2 ft, W: 2-3 ft, Sun: Part to full, Roots: Large white roots with a kick that can be harvested as soon as the ground thaws, Note: Very cold hardy, Zone: 3-9.


Bundles contain 2 washed roots. Roots will vary in size from 4 to 6 inches long. 


Photo: Shona Ort, Ort Family Farm



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