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Rob Smart

In Vermont, especially at our home, we cherish mostly wild fruits, including raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, and alpine berries ("fairy" berries to my four year old).

Everything else is veggie...unfortunately.

Farmer Jen

I grow strawberries, boysenberries and blackberries with success, but have not mastered blueberries or raspberries yet after many years of trying. I am trying again this season. I also have many fruit trees: apples, pears, peach, apricot, cherry & plum. Also almond and walnut. Most summers I plant cantelope and watermelons too. Sometimes they grow well. Sometimes not so much. Fruit is great to grow. So much you can do with it!

Fern @ Life on the Balcony

I think beginners are intimidated by pruning fruit trees (or they prune them incorrectly and have poor yields because of it).


Rhubarb and raspberries were already growing in our yard when we moved in. I'd never used rhubarb before that; now I'm a pro at cooking/baking with it!


I agree with you concerning the extra efforts fruit trees require, if you're really into them. I have a few apple trees and a couple of pear trees that don't get any attention. They were here before we moved in. They need attention, but I'm not into them. ;~)


I've been wanting to grow some dwarf fruit trees in containers that can be brought indoors during our chilly winters here in Idaho. Any recommendations on dwarf fruit trees?


True. It takes a lot of effort in planting a fruit tree. We also had few gardening mistakes on planting trees featured here and we've learned a lot.

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