Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fruits are Go!

Having given up on growing vegetables, we've decided to concentrate on fruit for our newly revamped garden. Currently, we have several apple trees, a plum tree, and a pear tree, so to fill out the mix, I've just placed an order for a damson tree, a cherry tree, a pot of strawberry plants, and eighteen raspberry canes. They'll arrive toward the end of February -- just in time to be planted for the coming growing season.

I don't know if the new fruit trees will bear much their first year, but we should be in raspberries from May until December! Yay!

6 comments:

Teresa R said...

From our experience, depending on the type of tree and its age at planting of course, most will not bear fruit until 2-5 years after planting. Some will surprise you and bear fruit in the first year though, so you never know!

Good luck! I'm drooling over the thought of fresh fruit already. :)

gracefruit said...

Teresa, I've heard that trees take a bit of time to settle before they'll fruit. At least the berries won't make us wait!

Tomato Lady said...

Mm, raspberries. Hope you have buckets and buckets!

gracefruit said...

TL, I hope so too! Our climate isn't great for growing too many things, but raspberries do well here.

madpiano said...

do you want some Brambles ? I have plenty....other than bindweed, it's pretty much all we have out there. Apparently there are some roses under the brambles...somewhere

gracefruit said...

MP, we discovered a thicket of them between our fence and the neighbours' while cleaning up the garden. Removing them looks like a fun job. I think I need those gloves that one wears while swimming with sharks!