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I am looking for unusual fruit, ordered a Worcester Berry plant ,  looking for other ideas.  must be hardy



  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    I've grown cape gooseberries and growing them this year,there's a hybrid blackberry can't remember the name,got a pinkcurrant & a pink blueberry which hasn't flowered yet.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I grow a fair few including worcesterberry which are just like sweet red gooseberries but on a thornless bush - a massive bonus come picking time!  Cuttings also root incredibly easy - just shove them in the ground. image

    Have a look at the selection at Chris Bowers where many of mine came from:

    I got the 'connoisseur' collection:



    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    Medlar and quince are nice trees and you rarely see fresh fruit in the shops. Mulberry trees are very attractive, the fruit I tried was rather insipid. Japanese quince are shrubs with colourful flowers, and fruit that can be cooked to produce a sharp lemony jam like product. 

  • Annieseed2Annieseed2 Posts: 5

    thank you all so much plenty to work on

  • AshdaleAshdale Posts: 149

    I would recommend Japanese wineberries.  They look good, taste great And are easy to grow.  Freeze well too.

  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 115

    I've planted a goji berry not sure what they grow like (it's looking quite healthy) not sure what to do with the fruit either! suppose I'll google it if I get some fruit.

  • Annieseed2Annieseed2 Posts: 5

    My gogi berry bush got eaten by snails first year, they stripped all leaves, . put it in greenhouse and surrounded it with slug pellets, one of my cherry trees has the same problem but put petroleum jelly around the trunk seems to keep them off.

    ordered Worcester berry from amazon and it hasn't arrived seller has said he will sort it . 

    A friend has given me a cutting off Hop plant and its growing in just over a week has new set of leaf. so pleased with that.

    thanks for all comments love this forum great to exchange ideas

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,531

    If you plan to put the hop into the garden soil, be sure to surround it with something sturdy that will stop the roots from invading everything. They are tough and stringy and almost impossible to sever with a spade. I planted mine inside a very big plastic pot that had had the bottom taken out. I sunk it into the soil so that only the top inch or two were visible. The plant that it came from rampages everywhere and is a bit of a nightmare to control.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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