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The Sweet Life

Plant your favorite fruit to enjoy peak flavors—nothing’s sweeter than homegrown

Blueberries

blueberry plants

Easy to grow and hard to resist, blueberries are one of the sweetest things about summer.

- The plants need well-drained, acidic soil, but many are happy in containers!

- Full sun is essential for the highest fruit production.

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Strawberries

strawberry plants

If you're short on space but dream of homegrown fruit, strawberries are a great pick.

- Try smaller, productive Alpine and day-neutral varieties in hanging baskets.

- Plant garden-ready plants in early to mid-spring (they can handle a chill)

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Blackberries

blackberry plants

Blackberries can do double-duty, as the vines are an attractive fence cover!

- Growing red raspberries too? Keep blackberries 100 feet away from them.

- Ensure plants are well-watered throughout the season, about 1–2 inches a week.

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Raspberries

raspberry plants

Is there anything more delectable than the sweet and subtle tartness of raspberries?

- Water plants at the soil level to help prevent foliage diseases.

- A support system benefits the plants and makes pruning and harvesting easier.

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Melons

Melons

Grow your own refreshment in the form of juicy watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew.

- Vines are easily injured, so give plants enough space to grow without the need to move them.

Keep an eye on rainfall, as melons need a constant supply of water.

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Specialty Fruits

specialty fruits

Have you ever tried lingonberries, pawpaws or currants? Delight in delicacies not found at the grocery.

Select a variety or hybrid that’s a match for your region to see the most success.

It can take a couple seasons for fruit to arrive; it’ll be worth the wait!

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