Sustainable Berea

PO Box 1302

Berea, KY 40403


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The following plants are among those potentially available to NPP participants. They are all proven to grow well in our region. When selecting plants, keep in mind two additional choices: variety and rootstock - please see the following Planning Guide for more information. If there is a perennial plant that you really enjoy eating and it is not on the list, let us know and we can discuss the possibility of finding a locally – adapted variety. Please keep in mind that many fruit trees and shrubs cannot be grown in isolation or they will not be pollinated and produce fruit. Those plants with a ^ indicate that they need more than one individual for pollination. So, if you request a pawpaw tree, for example, make sure you have space to accommodate two trees. More information about pollination and spacing requirements are also on the following pages in the Planning Guide.


*native to Kentucky

^requires more than one tree for pollination


Fruit Trees

  • Apple^

  • Asian Pear^

  • European Pear^

  • Mulberry*

  • Persimmon*

  • Pawpaw*^

  • Jujube / Chinese Date

Cane Fruits and Berries

  • Black raspberry*

  • Red raspberry

  • Blackberry

  • Blueberry^

  • Elderberry*^

  • Strawberry^

  • Gooseberry

  • Currant

  • Aronia / Chokeberry*^

  • Hardy Fig

  • Hardy Kiwi / Kiwiberry^

Nut Trees

  • Black walnut*^

  • Hardy English walnut^

  • Hazelnuts^

  • Chestnuts^

  • Heartnut

Pollinator-Friendly Perennial Flowers

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  • Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

  • Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

  • Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

  • New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)

  • Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

  • Tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris)

  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

  • Wild bergamot/bee balm (Monarda fistulum)

  • Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

  • Blue sage (Salvia azurea)

  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

  • Ohio goldenrod (Solidago ohinoensis)

Perennial Vegetables

  • Asparagus (crowns)

  • Perennial Kale (transplants)

  • Perennial Arugula (transplants)

  • Jerusalem Artichoke* (transplants)

  • Good King Henry (transplants)

  • Chives (transplants)

  • Sorrel (transplants)

NPP Planning Guide

***Please click below to download a copy of plant list & guide.***