Looking to add some delicious home-grown berries to your garden? Here are five fast-growing berry plants that will reward you with tasty fruit in no time.

1. Elderberries

Elderberries are a versatile shrub or small tree that thrives in acidic, well-draining soil. These small, bluish berries grow best in full sun, requiring six to eight hours of sunlight daily. While not as sweet as blackberries, elderberries offer a nice tart flavour perfect for jams and pies.

2. Hascap Berries

Hascap berries, also known as honeyberries, are a unique and fast-growing option. These dark blue, oval-shaped fruits have a flavour that blends blueberries and raspberries. Hascap berries belong to the honeysuckle family and are a sweet and tangy treat.

3. Gooseberries

Gooseberries are lime-green, oval-shaped berries that resemble plump grapes. They thrive in cooler climates and grow well in sunny to partially shady areas with well-draining, loamy soil. A mature gooseberry plant can produce around 4 quarts of berries annually.


4. Raspberries

Raspberries are a great choice if you want fruit quickly. The Glen Prosen, Glen Lyon and Tulameen variety are fast-growing, thornless, and ever-bearing, meaning it will continue to produce canes throughout the season. Enjoy fresh raspberries within the first year of planting.

5. Strawberries

For the freshest, juiciest strawberries, consider growing ever-bearing varieties like Selecta and Chandler. These strawberries produce fruit over a longer period, even in warm-winter climates. Enjoy a bountiful harvest in the first year of planting.

Adding these fast-growing berries to your garden will ensure a quick and delicious harvest. Enjoy the fruits of your labour in no time!


5 easy fruits to grow at home

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