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Berry Plants and Other Edibles
The Best Berries are the Ones Grown From Home
Start a backyard permaculture with these berry plants and other edibles that are perfect for growing at home.
From blueberries and strawberries to gooseberries and rhubarb, growing berries and other edible fruits and vegetables is a healthy way to live.
Below are the edibles that I offer in my plant nursery.
This list continues to grow so you might want to check back often and if there is something you are looking for that isn't listed here, please let me know and I can see about getting it for you.
Common Berry Plants
With these berries you can have fresh fruit at your fingertips.
Strawberry Plant (Fragaria × ananassa)
Growing Strawberries in your backyard is easy and fun.You can grow them in your garden or in a container.
They like at least 6 hours of full sun for best berry production.
Patriot Blueberries (Cyanococcus)
Growing Blueberries is a great way to have fresh fruit for pies, jams, muffins and lots more.
Planted in full sun, they will give you lots of berries for eating.
Navaho Blackberries (Rubus 'Navaho')
Navaho Thornless Blackberries - growing upright to about 4 or 5 feet, this thornless blackberry bush produces lots of delicious large berries which are great for pies, cobbler or eating right off the plant.
It loves full sun and will attract lots of pollinators to your garden.
Growing Raspberries are easy. With full sun and moist soil that is mulched to keep in the moisture and prevent weeds from developing, you will have great success with them.
Elderberry Bush (Sambucus)
Grow an elderberry bush for fresh berries all season long. It has bright white flowers in spring followed by delicious purple or black berries.
More Berry Plants
Currant Bushes (Ribes)
Great for making preserves or eating fresh off the plant.
Love full sun
Gooseberries (Ribes grossularia)
Gooseberries (Ribes hirtellum) - A fast growing shrub with edible berries that have a lot of vitamins.
Delicious in jams, pies or eating fresh off the shrub, they are worth growing.
Read More Here
Jostaberries (Ribes × nidigrolaria)
Jostaberry (Ribes × nidigrolaria) - A cross between a black currant and a gooseberry, this thornless fruit is tasty in jams, pies, ice cream and more.
Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic')
The flower are white clusters that appear in the summer followed black edible berry.
Loves full sun
Siberian Crabapple (Malus baccata)
Great for making preserves and sauces and traditionally cider.
Can grow up to 25 feet tall
Loves full sun
Making a rhubarb pie from freshly cut rhubarb is all possible when growing edible plants in your yard.
Canada Red Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)
Growing Rhubarb - makes great jam, pies, and other sweet desserts.
It's also a fun vegetable to grow.
Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles x superba)
Growing to about 5' tall and wide it produces blossoms in the spring followed by the edible fruit. Cooking the fruit first is best as they can be tough to chew when eaten raw.
Planting 2 varieties will give you better fruiting then just one by itself.
Read more about the flowering Quince here
Ready to start your backyard permaculture? Visit Robin's Backyard Plant Nursery for your berry plants and other edibles.
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