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  • P. edulis requires winter protection to produce a crop - obviously depending on your location but even in coastal Somerset requires a cold GH. In that situation, it will retain many of it's leaves but cannot be described as evergreen. 18 months from seed to fruit. 
    Kiwi are rampant growers in the right conditions but still debatable whether you would obtain much edible fruit without protection from the wind and frost you describe. The variety Jenny is a good self fertile plant.
    I don't really think you will find any 1 plant which fullfills your wish list for the conditions/climate you can provide.
    Best of luck anyway :)

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,379
    @Papi Jo - I suspect it's Keepers Nursery - specialists in fruit.  Have a Google.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • thanks everyone, that’s really helpful.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,956
    Keepers was explained by @Pete.8, and the OP responded  :)
    I'd think something like a fruiting berry is the best option. Things like kiwis certainly wouldn't be hardy everywhere.
    Perhaps you could combine some nice climbers to go along with the blackberry @a.fairhead if you go down that route. They would offer some all year round cover, even if not completely evergreen.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 2,456
    For screening I would forget about fruit and plant Trachelospermum. If you want fruit, espaliered apples are great and 'trainable'.
  • Thank you, yes I think I will get some of that.
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