BERRIES and other so-called small fruits generally don't require as much space as full-size fruit trees. By growing several different types, you can enjoy home-grown fruit from early summer through late fall. Seek out varieties that are reliably winter hardy and well-suited to your growing area. Plants should be certified disease-free to avoid the viruses that weaken plants and reduce yields). In most parts of North America, planting berries in early spring is best, whether you've purchased dormant bare-root stock or a plant that's growing in a container.
On the next page is a list of 18 berry bushes you can consider growing on the Homestead with how to guides.