8 of the best fruit shrubs for the garden

In the hands of caring gardeners, berry bushes can become a real decoration of the site. With love, grown fruits will delight you with a delicious harvest throughout the season.

Contents

  • Fruit trees and berry bushes for the garden
  • Raspberry
    • Varieties of raspberry
    • Features care
  • Gooseberry
    • Varieties gooseberry
    • Features care
  • Blackberry
    • Varieties blackberry
    • Features care
  • Honeysuckle
    • Varieties honeysuckle
    • Features care
  • Currant
    • Varieties currant
    • Features care
  • Blueberries
    • Blueberry Varieties
  • Care Features Sea-buckthorn
    • Varietieslepichi
    • Features of
  • care Irga
  • Species of irgi
  • Features of

care Fruit trees and berry bushes for the garden

Arrangement of the garden plot is not without fruit and berry bushes and trees. In the garden with a beautiful landscape design there should be a place for berry bushes: raspberries, gooseberries, currants, sea buckthorn, honeysuckle, blackberries, blueberries, shadberries. We offer you an overview of the most popular shrubs.

Raspberry

For certain you heard about wonderful properties of raspberry. It is difficult to imagine that raspberry bushes used to grow exclusively in the forests. And only a few centuries later it began to breed in the garden plots. Raspberry has a lot of advantages, it is simply necessary in the garden. Shrubs, depending on the variety, have red berries, less often yellow and purple-black.

Varieties of raspberries

  • Traditional varieties of early, medium and late ripening. Adapt to any conditions. The disadvantage is low yield.
  • Large fruits are considered high-yielding. Allow you to grow berries weighing up to 12 grams each.
  • The most popular are repair shops. Fruiting begin in the first year.
Fresh juicy raspberry berries

Features of

care Berry bushes require regular watering, loosening and fertilizing. Landing is made in spring or autumn. In winter, the soil around the bush is insulated. In the spring it is necessary to make pruning and garter. All of the above measures will be useless if you do not protect the shrub from diseases.

Harvest in gloves, as many varieties of bushes have thorns on the twigs.

Gooseberry

Gooseberry is often called northern grape or Russian cherry plum. Unpretentious culture gives good yields. Bushes feel great on the lighted areas. They are afraid of the shadows and waterlogging. You can find gooseberries in almost all regions. Fruiting bushes begin with the third year. Berries can be green, yellow or reddish brown. There are at least 1500 varieties of

Unlike currants, gooseberries are not afraid of drought.

Gooseberry Varieties

  • European varieties - praise for its high taste. The disadvantage is the instability to diseases and frosts.
  • American - not afraid of drought, give a good harvest. Largest berries are inferior to European varieties.
  • Hybrid - combine all the best in themselves. On the garden plots are considered the most common.

Features of care

Gooseberry does not tolerate acidic soils, it is recommended to add garden compost, lime to the trench for planting. Planted bushes in September. When spring planting plant may die. Old and dry branches must be trimmed. Collect gooseberry berries as they ripen. Because of the thorns on the branches, it is better to do it with gloves.

Red Gooseberry Fruit

Blackberry

In the garden, the blackberry is grown relatively recently, before it could be found only in the wild.

It has surpassed raspberries in healing properties and taste. The shrub with a perennial rhizome was not in demand because of the sharp thorns. However, thanks to the breeders appeared varieties without thorns. It has external similarity with raspberries of black color. It tastes sour.

Blackberry species

  • Blackberry blackberry is considered the most common. Bushes give a good harvest and save space on the site.
  • Semi-detached varieties - extremely rare. Experienced gardeners recommend planting this particular variety.
  • Remontnaya Blackberry - allows you to collect for the season 2 crops: June, August.

. Features of

care. A rich harvest gives on well-fed land. In straight-growing varieties need to tie up young stems. Blackberry planting is carried out in a trench strictly along the line, otherwise it may be difficult to care. During the fruiting period, the bushes should be watered abundantly.

Juicy Blackberry Ready for HarvestingThe name did not appear by chance, as the berries contain an element of youth - selenium. Shrubs bloom beautifully, so they are often used for decorative purposes. However, to a large extent, the berry is valued as a useful storehouse of vitamins.
Rips in mid-May. Berry has a slightly bitter peculiar taste.

Honeysuckle Varieties

  • Long-fruited honeysuckle - medium-grown bushes have a cylindrical shape of berries.
  • Hybrid varieties - bred by breeding by crossing varieties of berries.
  • Middle-grade varieties - allow you to get honeysuckle crop until late autumn.

Features care

Shrubs poorly tolerate shade. When choosing a place for landing it is better to give preference to sunny places. Suitable for planting, both in autumn and spring. In spring, this should be done before the growing season. Honeysuckle grows slowly, so that the bush is rooted and well fruited, it is fed.

Shrubs aged 6-8 years require sanitary pruning. It is necessary to remove dried branches. Young shoots do not need to be cut.

Honeysuckle berries on the bush

Currants

Perennial currant bushes can be found on garden plots and forest plantations. Berries are famous for their taste and beneficial properties. Unpretentious care bushes allow you to collect rich harvests. To select a single variety for the site is almost impossible. The best option would be the cultivation of several species. Seedlings adequately overcome the harsh cataclysms of nature in a cold winter.

Varieties of currants

  • Black currants of early, middle and late on maturity. The most popular are the large-fruited varieties.
  • Redcurrant - differs in more weighty clusters. Shrubs can grow without a transplant of up to 20 years.
  • White currant - the variety is not inferior to red in taste and benefit.
  • Hybrid varieties - bred by selection of gooseberry and currant varieties.

. Features of care.

. Gives a good harvest on drained soil. Cannot be planted in an acidic environment. Soil loosening is required during the growing season. Do not allow the soil to dry out, in dry weather it is necessary to ensure watering.

Autumn should be rejuvenated bushes by pruning obsolete branches.
Harvest of black currant

Blueberry

In many regions, it is considered a rarely growing berry. More often it can be found in the wild. Among gardeners, there is a growing interest in growing promising varieties on their plots. With proper care, you can have a good harvest of healthy berries.

Blueberry berries look like blueberries.

Blueberry Varieties

  • Tall varieties - they feel good as a hedge. The bushes are branched, the berries are intense, blue or blue.
  • Low-growing blueberries - blooms luxuriantly in spring, pleases with excellent crops and neatness of bushes.
  • Southern varieties - were eaten by hybridization for growing in arid climate.

Features of care

At home, it is better to grow not wild, but more adapted cultivated varieties. Shrubs well take root, regardless of the method of planting seeds or dividing the bush. Pruning is carried out on adult bushes, starting from 5-6 years of plant life.

Blueberries are very whimsical to the soil, it needs to create fertile conditions.
A bunch of blueberry berries

Sea-buckthorn

Sea-buckthorn bushes can be found at water bodies, which is why they are often called "sea thorn".Experienced gardeners succeed in growing it in their plots. The use of berries is very wide, they are mainly used for medicinal purposes. Especially valuable is sea buckthorn oil.

Varieties of sea buckthorn

  • Early, medium and late ripening - sea buckthorn varieties.
  • Botanical variety - practically does not have spines.
  • Large-fruited varieties - sweeter in taste, do not have thorns.

Features of care

The shrub will bear fruit if a female and male sea buckthorn is planted next to it. For the winter, it requires shelter for the soil; it tolerates severe frosts very poorly. Pruning is carried out in the spring. Bush age 8-12 years requires rejuvenation under the stump. Watering the plant is not necessary, except in a drought.

Harvested sea buckthorn berries

Irga

A beautiful plant is more often used as an ornamental shrub. And only a few know how useful berries grow on it. Having tried once the berries of irgi, the gardener will definitely want to plant a bush in his area. The plant is not only useful, but also winter-hardy, it withstands severe weather conditions.

To taste the berries of an irgi somewhat resemble cherries.

Variety of shadberry

  • Rough shadberry is richly blossoming in spring. In autumn, the leaves turn a bright color. Up to 10 kg of berries can be obtained from a plant.
  • Canadian shadberry is a tall tree shrub. The berries are fleshy and pleasant to taste.
  • Irga is blood-red - slender srednerosly shrub. The berries are very juicy, with a thin delicate skin.

Features of care

Considered an unpretentious plant, practically does not require maintenance. Shrubs love abundant watering, especially during the growing season.

The first 2-3 years it is necessary to cut a bush by cutting. At a later age, the plant is rejuvenated.

Berries attract birds, the crop must be harvested in a timely manner as they mature.

Binbane with Irga

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