Pondering about selling first year haskaps

In retirement I plan on running a backyard nursery. Between now and then I like to execute what I call proof of concept; basically I propagate and sell in particular ways to see if my assumptions agree with reality.

In the past I have propagated haskaps, let them grow for a season, and sold them the next season for $20. By then the plants have gone through 3 growth spurs; the initial, late summer, and in the spring. At this point they have achieved a fairly decent market size. This year I’m considering selling first year plants, basically well rotted cuttings. These I would sell for $10. Basically half the money but with a significantly reduced work load.

Does this sound sensible? Something you think people would be interested in?


I don’t mind paying more in exchange for years. Our growing season is too short and the winters are so long.

That being said, people seem to love a “good deal” and something that is $10 would be a very attractive price for the average person that isn’t a plant addict.

I’ve been to some of the neighborhood backyard nursery sales and people go crazy for flowers- and everything is priced under $20. You’d probably make more selling flowers than you would selling haskaps (perennial flowers).

Every time I go to restoring Eden the cheap cutting tables by cash register get me into trouble. The deals for small rooted cuttings

Go for it. :scissors::crossed_fingers:

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Probably. I just have more fun propagating edibles and upon retirement fun is high on the priority list.


@don1357 do you have any specific resources you recommend on propagating haskaps, and/or would you share a bit more about your process for taking cuttings and holding them for a year?

sell some of both.

There is a very long thread in the subject with lots of good approaches.

Me, I have a super short season where growth doesn’t usually start until May. In other to get a head start I may take my cuttings in late February and may temporarily stick the bundles in the snow. By mid March the latest the bundles are stuck in moist peat moss with a heat underneath, warm bottoms and cold tops promote root growth over leafing, which improves survival. By mid April they go into pots and would be ready by June.


Your theoretical prices are too high for “seedlings” or their grafts.

But, if you have trialed and fruited the seedlings and they are superior in some manner…
then I think you possibly have a viable business idea.

Seedlings should be under $2 each in my estimation. But, I suppose the right price is anything someone is agreeable to pay.

Plants are rather expensive here, and well rotted cuttings are a step well above seedlings in both development and survival. Heck some of my cuttings have pushed fruit the first year.

Next year I may try seedlings of some things like Nanking cherries.