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What Is The Easiest Fruit ?

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Nyboy, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Mar 10, 2018
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    What fruit not counting tomatoes do you find easy to grow ? I find figs and mulberries very easy they need no spraying. Strawberries are suppose to be easy but I never get any to fruit. What is fool proof in your area ?
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Strawberries are not so easy for us. The grass takes over and birds/rabbits beat us to fruit EVERY time. Tore them out. Will put something else in that bed. Fruit trees need pruning, spraying etc... on a schedule we always miss and the end results show it. The pears did the best.
     
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    catjac1975

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    Blueberries but you must be patient. Strawberries if you don't mind all the weeding and use bird netting. They taste nothing like the gross hard strawberries at the grocer.
     
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    majorcatfish

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    gave up growing strawberries , cheaper to buy them at the farmers market... would have to say melons are the easiest...
     
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    aftermidnight

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    For me it's raspberries, I grow mine on wire in a slightly raised bed. Two t-bars, one on each end of the bed with holes drilled for the plastic coated clothesline wire to go through and a spacer bear down the middle to keep the t-bars in place...
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    Thread the wire through the holes and around doing same on either end. Attach wire with one of those tightening thingies and you're all set, . How high your T-bars depend on how high you want the wire make it a height comfortable for easy picking

    Plant the raspberry plants down the middle about 18" apart, you won't get anything the first year but the new canes that grow will produce the second year. In the fall of the first year around October when the new canes are pliable they'll look like this...
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    Bend and wind the canes around the wire picking up the next cane as you go along, around both sides, when finished it will look like this...
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    Finished weaving ...............................................In the spring it looks like this.

    Late spring t it looks like this...
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    Easy height for picking and growing horizontally like this I think you get more fruit. Let the new canes grow up the middle as tall as they want, the taller they grow the more berries you'll get.
    After bearing cut the old canes out. Every spring I top dress with a couple of bags of sea soil as a mulch, other than watering that's all mine get.

    Raspberries are really expensive to buy so why not grow your own, I make freezer jam, raspberry vinegar, raspberry syrup, eat fresh and give a lot away from this small patch.


    Annette
     
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    Collector

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    Wow love your setup our berries at our old house were great producers, we have planted about 25 here that we purchased from a local grower. Just haven’t had a chance to get going here, the damn deer nibble the ends off of every cane before it 18” tall. Really need to fence a berry patch here. When I do I am going to use your setup, it looks nice and manageable.
     
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    Welll, peaches, apples, plumbs and and and ~ some years ~ however many times ~ we have late frost that burns the flowers off ~ I guess we could set out ~ Smudge pots ~ but didn't bring any up ~ I'd need about 6 ~ that's 6 X $136 ~ I'll have to see what used pot ~ can be had at ```





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    5 Cheap Orchard Heaters Smudge Pots Kerosene Diesel Camp. Local Pick up $178.00
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    slightly rusty, dirty, in a big pile. We don't sell one by one. The price is fixed. no negotiations
    Heaters are good to use for crop, smudge pots, kerosene, diesel, camp. Our heaters were used on the orchard. The heaters are sitting on the ground in a big pile (see the photo), they are dirty and slightly rusty.
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    Says Location United States ~ oh great ~ I know just where that is ```
     
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    Pulsegleaner

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    Strawberries USED to work for us until the year it got so cold they all froze.

    Here are the few things I learned

    1. Go for an alpine strawberry. What you lose in fruit size, you gain in hardiness and resiliancy

    2. If you can find it go for a WHITE fruited one. The birds can't tell they are ripe, and leave them alone (as opposed to the red ones, which they peck to death.)

    I suppose that, technically the ABSOLUTE easiest fruit is the Japanese Wineberries, as I don't have to do ANYTHING to get them to grow (they are a weed after all). By that logic blackberries and black raspberries are pretty damn easy too.
     
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    flowerbug

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    strawberries are easy to grow as far as the plants go, but sometimes the critters and weather play havoc with fruit production. they do need nearly full sun for good production - it is rare for city lots to have much light.

    easy to grow does not mean they don't need some work. i have to thin or renovate a patch once every few years to keep production going and weeds from taking over. i grow enough that i can redo a patch each year so i'm not taking it all out of production.

    i'd like to have other fruits/trees/shrubs/bushes but this location isn't the best for those and would cost quite a bit to get that going.
     
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