Fruit Trees & Berries

 

Grow fruit trees & berries…for the ultimate in “locally grown” The freshest, tastiest, healthiest, fruit you’ll ever eat can be grown in your own backyard.

 

 

Everlasting Edibles

Farm-to-table refers to a movement concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. Well you can’t get any more local than your back yard. You may be surprised the variety of fruits and vegetables you can grow. Many of the fruits we enjoy can easily be grown and enjoyed year after year. We call plants that grow crops without having to replant them every year “Everlasting Edibles”

Of course Fruit trees are at the top of the list for fruits that we can raise in our own back yard.

Some of the best “Everlasting Edibles” are in a category we call cane berries. Cane berries include Raspberries and Blackberries. These juicy, sweet berries have excellent flavor and once established, can produce as much as 13 pounds of fruit per plant. These vines are well worth their minimal effort. All they require is a trellis for support. Just train their canes and year after year you will have delicious berries in tidy rows. If you take care of them, berry canes can produce fruit years.

Two more outstanding choices are Blueberries and Strawberries. It’s time to start thinking of the Blueberry plant as a landscape plant, and not just one for a garden. Blueberries are beautiful as shrub plants and can work into any front yard nicely. In the fall their leaves change into bright shades of yellow, red and orange, and actually last longer than the leaves of most burning bushes.

Strawberries are one of the shortest lived of the “Everlasting Edibles”. One plant will typically produce an excellent crop for 3 years. After 3 years, the strawberry plant gets tired, produces fewer, smaller berries and really should be replaced.

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