Here, I’ll list links to information on edible perennials, followed by online stores that I may purchase from if I can’t find them locally.
Edible Landscaping & Gardening: Plant Descriptions, Cultivation Tips, Lore, Trivia, Cultivars by Ben Sharvy. This site has a comprehensive listing of edible perennials. The site’s author claims, “This database lists every perennial plant that is worth growing for the sake of its produce, and that is hardy in at least 3 USDA hardiness zones; it also contains a selection of the most popular perennial herbs. Every plant listed here will survive temperatures down to at least 15 F without special care, and to at least 10 F with special care.”
Listed, are trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs. Truly a wealth of information, if accurate!
Direct Gardening: House of Wesley, Royal Dutch, Burgess Seed & Plant, Exciting Gardens, Four Seasons Nursery, Inter-State Nurseries, Farmer Seed and Nursery, Kelly Nurseries, and Honeycreek Nurseries have joined along with ComeToBuy Inc., an Internet services company, to make DirectGardening.com available to garden enthusiasts in the United States, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The site claims, “Direct Gardening’s suppliers have been leaders in the mail order nursery stock and seed business since the late 1800’s. Millions of gardeners count on names like House of Wesley, and Royal Dutch to provide the selection they need at the prices they want, and since 1999 Direct Gardening has been their Internet source.” Of course, as with the informational links, one can’t just trust what one site says! I’ll need to do some research and asking around to find out just how reputable and environmentally friendly these places are!