Fruits Small Varieties

Fruits Small Varieties

What You’ll Need:  
Essential Items Desirable Items
Soil Enhancer T&C Fruit & Flower Food
Soil Sulfur Save-a-Tree
Root Stimulator Bird Netting
  Pruners

Blueberry – Requires an acidic soil. Amend with soil sulfur. Also prefers moist soil.

Northblue. Fruit is dark blue, large and attractive with good flavor. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright red in fall. Self-fruitful, but will get a larger crop with two different varieties. Grows 20-30 inches tall. (Zone 4)

Pink Lemonade. Pinkish-white, bell-shaped blooms in the spring are followed by pale green fruit that turns deep pink for harvest. Glossy and firm, the fruit has a mild sweet flavor. Leaves turn orange and red in the fall. Grows 4-5’ tall and 4-5’ wide. (Zone 4)

Patriot- Fruit is very large, and firm. Berry is formed on tight clusters and it tends to be flatter than other cultivars. Ripens early. Excellent flavor. Bush is upright, open and vigorous. Dark green foliage in summer, and fiery orange fall colors. (Zone 4)

Bush Cherry

Nanking. Tasty red fruits 1/3”. Ripens June-July. Makes excellent jams and jellies or may be eaten fresh. Wildlife also love the fruit. Showy white flowers with a pink blush appear in early spring. Grows to 8-10’ tall. Makes a great hedge. (Zone 2)

Currant

Red Lake. Clusters of large bright red berries borne on 2-3 yr. old wood. Semi-erect and vigorous. Very productive. Fruits are good for jams and jellies. Grows 3-6 feet tall. (Zone 3)

Gooseberry

Pixwell. Fewer thorns than most. Makes delicious pies, tasty preserves. Very hardy, do well in average soil. Needs little or no feeding or special care, lasts years and years. Self- fruitful and should bear the first year after planting. Mature height 3-4 ft., width 3-4 ft. Plant 5 ft. apart. (Zone 3)

Small Fruit Planting Chart

Fruit

Planting Distance* When

Harvest Begins

Years

to full crop

Life of Plants

Mature Height

Estimated

Yield per plant**

Suggested No.

of plants for family of 5

Between

Rows

Between

Plants

(in feet) (in feet) (in years) (years) (in feet) (annual)
Asparagus 05-Mar 1 1 3 20+ 4 1/4-1/2 pound 25-20
Rhubarb 3-5 2 1 2 20+ 3 10 pounds 4-6
Strawberries (hills) 1 to 1-1/2 1 to 1/2 60 days 1-3 1 1/2 quart 100
Strawberries (matted) 3-4 1 to 1/2 1 1 3-8 1 1/2-1 qt. Per 150
Currants 6-8 4 2 4 12-15 3-4 3-4 quarts 4-6
Gooseberries 6-8 4 2 4 12-15 3-4 4-5 quarts 4-6
Raspberries Red 6-8 1-2 1 3 8-15 4-5 1 1/2 quarts 25-50
Everbearing 8 2-3 1/2 2 8-15 4-5 1 quart-summer 25-50
1/2 quart-fall 25-50
Raspberries Black 6-8 2 1/2 1 3 8-10 4-5 1 quart 25-50
Blackberries Erect 6-8 3 1 2 10-12 4-5 1 quart 25-50
Trailing 6-8 6-10 1 2 8-10 6-8 4-10 quarts 8-10
Blueberries 8-10 6/8 2 5 20+ 6-10 3-4 quarts 8-10
Grapes 8-10 8/10 3 5 20+ 6 1/4-1/2 bushel 5-10

* Minimum Suggested Spacing

** At full bearing age, with good care.

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