Jim Whiting Nursery    Rochester, MN 507-289-3741     3430 19th Street Northwest

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An apple a day really does help keep the doctor away!

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Some fruits are rare, unusual, or simply hard to find, and many are varieties that most people would never consider being able to grow themselves. Check out our selection of specialty berries.

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Blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity of berries. Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.

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The Hottest New Super Fruit!!

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The combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between-meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads.

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Their deliciously juicy, sweet flavor is unique, but, at the same time, incredibly versatile.

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Juicy and sweet, with a soft, buttery yet somewhat grainy texture, the white to cream-colored flesh of pears was once referred to as the "gift of the gods".

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There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of colors as the juicy sweet tasting plum.

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Fragrantly sweet with a subtly tart overtone and almost-melt-in-your-mouth texture, raspberries are wonderfully delicious and are usually in limited supply.

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The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal. Not only do they taste great they are among the fruits and vegetables ranked highest in health-promoting antioxidants.

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Basil is considered the premiere culinary herb and has a marvelous variety of flavors to choose from. The bushy basil plants also look great in the flower garden.

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Coriander's green, parsley-like leaves are known as cilantro and are used in Mexican and Asian cuisine. The flowering stem is topped with a flat cluster of white to pink flowers.

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Handsome, feathery, blue-green foliage is a favorite flavoring in many dishes and dressings. Dill seeds can be used for pickling, and the blooms make nice cut flowers.

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The Chef's best friend and a must for every Herb Garden, French Tarragon has spicy anise flavor that turns ordinary main dishes into masterpieces.

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Legendary fragrance for every garden. Foliage with fancy spires of flowers is fast growing, but stays compact.

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Strongly aromatic mint can be used in both cooking - in drinks, salads, and baked goods - and in potpourri and other fragrant decorative items. In hot tea, it is said to help stomach upset.

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Oregano is one of the best and hardiest herbs for cooking, and it has one of the strongest flavors, too. Pinch or harvest from the plants frequently to keep them bushy.

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Looking like a small sprig from an evergreen tree the wonderful smell and assertively pine-like fragrance and pungent flavor of rosemary goes a long way to flavor to as well as many soups and sauces. Its memorable flavor and unique health benefits makes it an indispensable herb for every kitchen.

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A classic herb for stuffing, sage is also used in salads as well as meat and poultry dishes. Common sage is a handsome perennial shrub with downy, gray-green foliage.

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Small grayish leaves and tiny summer blooms are attractive in the perennial border or herb garden! Thyme is essential in French cooking, as well as in almost any American dish, including casseroles, most vegetables, soups, stuffing, and sauces. The aromatic, warming flavor holds up well during long cooking times.

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Bell peppers can be found in a rainbow of colors Sweet, crunchy jewels of the garden that have marvelous flavor! A must have staple for any vegetable garden.

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Heirloom tomatoes are proven to have an aroma, flavor and freshness money can't buy.

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From Asparagus to Okra and even Peanuts we've got it all! Not only do we have the coolest hybrids for gourmet cooks, but we of course have all the basics to fill your larder too. Whether your intending to make fried okra or good old fashioned mashed potatoes we gotcha covered!

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From cherry to Roma to big boy tomatoes, we have what you need for garden or container. Our tomatoes are great for everything from tangy sauces to salads and sandwiches. Choose determinate or indeterminate tomato forms, and enjoy all the colors, shapes, and flavors of the Tomato!

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From sweet and spicy to downright sizzling, we have the perfect pepper for you! One of the wonders that Christopher Columbus brought back from the New World was a member of the Capsicum genus, the chile. Chiles are cholesterol free and low in calories and sodium. They're a rich source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of folic acid, potassium and vitamin E.

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Cucumbers, squash, and melons OH MY! Every well rounded edible garden has at least one of these delicious goodies growing in it. Check out our varieties.

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