Visit the Raintree Nursery booth at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in the Washington State Convention Center, booths 2344-8 in the North Hall, February 5-9.

And, if you are there on Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, you can hear featured speaker Raintree Nursery owner Sam Benowitz at 7 p.m. in the Hood Room of the Washington State Convention Center.

The topic of the lecture is Fruit Varieties From Around the World Proven to Thrive in Northwest Gardens. Sam will show pictures of hundreds of Raintree varieties and talk about where in the world each plant comes from.

Around the World
Proven Global Fruit Varieties for NW Gardens
Wed, Feb 5 at 7 pm / Hood Room

Our Pacific Northwest region is made up of gardeners from around the world. Each has brought their unique techniques, cultivars and recipes for fruit growing with them. For forty years fruit tree expert Sam Benowitz has been distilling this invaluable information into a great collection of plants from many cultures. After trials and testing, he has a list of fruit trees that will thrive in our Northwest climate, mostly coming from other temperature zone regions. Some of the regions outside the U.S. that the proven winners have come from are Great Britain, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, all over Eastern Europe, Russia, Chile, Japan, China, Korea and Canada. Sam Benowitz has spent 40 years bringing the best of the world’s fruit cultivars to the Northwest. Now he wants to bring them to your garden. Bring your own fruit tree growing experiences to the discussion.

Raintree Nursery has made it possible for Northwest fruit gardeners to grow the world's most nutritious, delicious and most disease resistant cultivars and Sam will take you on his 40 year journey of bringing those varieties to you.

What is Raintree Nursery bringing to the show?

Raintree offers almost a thousand varieties but only has room for about 25 at the show. However, we are bringing some of the best and most popular varieties for you to take home.

We will have Brazelberries (R) both blueberries and raspberries that are dwarfs and ideally suited to grow in containers.

blueberry_tophatAnd also blueberries:

  • Chandler
  • Darrow
  • Sunshine Blue
  • Misty blueberries
  • and Evergreen Huckleberries.

Raspberries include:

  • everbearing Autumn Brittan
  • and July-bearing Cascade Delight.

Strawberries include:

  • Musks
  • Alpines
  • and Day Neutral Seascapes.

We'll also have Black and Red Currants, Thornless Blackberries and Lingonberries. And Olives, Figs, Bay Trees, Mini Dwarf Apples and Espalier apples, as well as Dwarf Peaches. We will also have root crops of the Incas and Wasabi as well as mushroom dowels and spawn.

See you there, at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in the Washington State Convention Center, booths 2344-8 in the North Hall.