It is Time to Order the Berries!
Some of the most popular plants are the Berries! They are easy to grow, tolerate a wide range of soils and climates, and most of them can be planted over much of the country.
Edible and delicious, the berries are very popular...
But as far as Strawberries, Raspberries, (most) Grapes, (most) Blackberries, and what you normally would plant as "standard" berries... we just aren't growing very many these days. Things change, and in this business, change is like the seasons... Although we greatly enjoy all of the berries, they have become the low-bush on the production cycle...
The whole group of berry and berry-producing plants is interesting in a few ways. They can be used to produce berries, either for jams and preserves (along with general eating), but also in landscaping, and consider planting a hedge to support your local wildlife. Some people grow small quantities of berries to sell at the local markets. Ever see elderberries for sale? Sometimes in the market, you can find Aronia Berry juice, to note a less-common fruit.
There are some new and very exciting berry plants, and berry-like shrubs that need some attention, like Goji Berry, Goumi, Honeyberry, Seaberry, the Aronia of course, but there are others also... and we are getting into these big-time!
Aronia Berry - Black - Hardy, gets up to 6 feet tall. Good in Zones 4 to 9, they like full sun to half shade, and
has nice fall color. Tart black berries are great for jam or
juice, so plant for fruit production or makes a great landscaping shrub. Native plant of the Rose Family!
Aronia Berry - Red - Hardy, gets up to 6 feet tall and good for Zones 5 to
9. Prefers full sun to half shade, and has brilliant fall color. Tart red berries are great for jam or
juice. Plant for fruit production, or makes a great landscaping shrub. Native plant of the Rose Family!
Blue Elderberry - A large
shrub up to 10 feet tall, makes clusters of tart edible berries, perfect for that elderberry pie! Plant in Zones 3 to 9, from full sun to half shade.
Paw Paw - This edible fruit tree gets up to 40 feet tall, and plantable from Zones 5 to 9. Sweet 2 to 5 inch
banana-mango like fruits are nutritious! Unique purple flowers and yellow fall color so plant these as specimens or in lines.
The Paw Paw is becoming very popular as a producer of sweet edible banana-custard like fruits.
Some of the less well known berry plants include the Aronia Berry, Blue Elderberry, and the Paw Paw. Also consider the Oaks, Walnuts, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, and the Hickories. Want something different to plant this season, try some of these...
How to grow these. Simply stated, these grow best in moist well-drained fertile soils with full sun. Most soils can be alright, but plenty of water and some added fertilizer will improve their growth and survival. If your soils are rocky, heavy clay, or very sandy, then add compost or other materials mixed into the planting spot. Planting instructions are included with each order, or can be read on the Nursery webpage.
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