Small Fruit

In Spring, small fruit arrives. Choose early for best selection.

Select from Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Haskap Berries, Rhubarb, Grapes and Currants.

Choose a sunny site in your yard to grow these. Check the height and width of each fruit to ensure that they have room to grow and are not overcrowded. Fruit needs good air circulation, so that diseases don’t develop. You may need protection from birds and wildlife sampling the berries. Black netting draped over the plants can help.

Strawberries are available in 4” pots and also in hanging baskets that you can hang near a patio or deck. Strawberries can be June bearing of Everbearing.

Other fruit comes in 1,2 or 3 gallon pot sizes. Most small fruit is self-fruiting, except for Haskap Berries and Blueberries. Haskap Berries require another variety to cross-pollinate. Blueberries benefit from cross-pollination with other cultivars. Blueberries also need an acidic soil to grow in.