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This year the only fruit I will be harvesting is some strawberrys & a couple of apples (literally 1 or 2).  

But I have grand plans for next year.  All the ground work has been done (apart from the planting of the wineberry which I'm still awaiting delivery of).


But next year I will have fruit for 10 out of 12 months......


Feb - Rhubarb

March - Rhubarb 

April - Rhubarb & Alpine Strawberries (throughout the year)

May - Strawberries & Gooseberry

June - Cherries & Strawberries & Gooseberry

July -Cherries & Wineberries

Aug - Wineberries & Plums

Sept - Plums 

Oct - Apples

Nov - Apples


What does your fruit year look like?

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Comment by elaine rickett on May 26, 2011 at 13:19
I don't see raspberries, redcurrants or blackcurrants on your list - they are on mine, plus the rest except for wineberries, which I have never heard of.
Comment by Zoe on May 26, 2011 at 13:33

I was going to put some raspberry canes in this autumn, but decided to substitute them for Japanese Wineberries.  As I haven't actually tried one before I can't attest to the flavour, but apparently they are delicious.  

I would put one of everything in the garden if I had the space & could afford it.  But its just a small back garden.  So instead I've tried to have a completely home grown fruit year.  As most fruit seems to be perennial after the first year (where I'm just having to plant everything & wait) it should be the easiest part of the garden.  Hopefully I'll be completely self sufficient for fruit from next year.

Comment by Steven Monks on May 26, 2011 at 16:51
I'm with elaine..... wineberries???? never heard of - please enlighten!! :-)
Comment by Zoe on May 26, 2011 at 17:01
Borrowed this image from otter farm (where I have bought from).


Pictures of Japanese wineberry
Not a raspberry hybrid, but a species of its own and an absolute essential for the garden. Fresh, deliciously sweet, wine-flavoured berries grow in short spurs off main canes and arrive right when you might have a gap between your summer and autumn raspberries.  Easy to grow, happy rambling or trained to a structure and one of the best flavoured fruits you can grow.
Comment by Melinda Que_Linda on May 26, 2011 at 18:50

This year: cherries and apples.  Next year: cherries and apples. 


This years cherries are earlier than Ive ever remembered and are maybe a week away.

I have a few strawberries, but nothing to write home about. 

Got my blueberries from the poundshop and they bit the dust! :-D 


Kindly add me to the 'intrigued by the wineberry' list.

Comment by Debbie on May 26, 2011 at 20:47
Last year I turned a third of my allotment half plot over to fruit, so this year I have see rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, jontaberries, blackberries, and loganberries, and at home I have 2 baby apple trees that will one day be all grown up.
Comment by Zoe on May 27, 2011 at 8:44
Comment by Debbie on May 27, 2011 at 18:49
jontaberries are supposed to be a cross between gooseberries and something else that I've forgotten! I think it's blackcurrant and if I ever get any I'll let you know.
Comment by Steven Monks on May 28, 2011 at 13:57

Thanks for the wineberries info Melinda!


I plan on having a lot of fruit on my allotment - mainly raspberries, but a mix in there too!!


jontaberries or jostaberries??

Comment by Debbie on May 28, 2011 at 16:53
Steven you are absolutely right and I should've said jostaberries! It's my age....

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