The goji berry shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged. Lycium is the name of the plant, and its delicious berries have invaded shelves in supermarkets and drugstores alike.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold. Perfect for planting on a balcony!
Blackberry shrubs offer delicious blackberries if you care for them well. Basic blackberry facts Name – Rubus fruticosus Family – Rosaceae Type – fruit shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – summer Harvest – end of summer Planting, […]
Mahonia berries are edible, but they’re best eaten after the season’s first frosts. The icy crystals break down some of the most tart compounds, leaving only the sweet sugars for all to taste! The tartness of a Mahonia berry is very similar to that of red currant, and you can eat them in much the […]
A rarer form of Physalis, tomatillo is a late summer vegetable that is easy to grow since the plant resists disease well. Tomatillo fruits are usually cooked and help soften the spice in many Central American recipes. Top tomatillo facts
Strawberries are exciting to grow with children and this Smart Tip Tutorial is child’s play to follow, fun included! An easy way to get the strawberry bed up and rolling, rolling out nice strawberries, that is! Soil preparation, runners and protecting the fruits from slugs. Read more ►
Mahonia berries are an unexpected addition to the many fruits and berries you can grow in your garden! This oft-planted ornamental shrub hides a surprise treat for the fall: its delicious, tart berries! Learn all about how and when to harvest them. Key Mahonia harvest facts Harvest season – late fall Northern Hemisphere – September, […]