Small Fruits

Small Fruits

You will find Blackberries, Blueberries, Currants, Elderberries, Grapes, Kiwi, Raspberries, Strawberries, and plants that are not very berry, such as Rhubarb, Asparagus and Horseradish, all in the greenhouses at Engle's.

At Engle's Greenhouse and Garden Center, we believe small fruits are great for home gardens. They require a minimum of space for the amount of fruit produced and bear one or two years after planting. Also, pest control typically is easier than with most tree fruits. Locate your small fruit planting as close to your house as possible, in full sun next to the vegetable garden is usually preferred. Strawberries may be used as a border for the flowerbed or as a ground cover.  Grapes and raspberries may be planted parallel to the garden on a trellis or a fence along a property line. Blueberries may be planted to form a dense hedge or used in a foundation planting around the home. Small fruits thrive best in a fertile, sandy loam in soil high in organic matter, but they will give good returns on the average garden soil under adequate fertilization and good cultural practices.

Gogi Berries and Sweetberry Honeysuckle (Haskap lonicera) can be grown in your own backyard.  These berries are popular for their antioxidants and other health benefits.

 

 

 

The first thornless blackberry of the season! Tall, erect canes produce early harvests of the best blackberries money can buy. Eager growers, they send up new canes from the roots to increase productivity.

Compact bushes with high yields of large, easy-to-pick berries. The fruit makes an excellent jam or jelly and is recommended for winemaking. Highly resistant to White Pine Blister Rust.

A hardy variety producing large white roots of superior quality. Prefers rich soil and plenty of moisture.

Tastiest currant on the market for fresh eating! Vigorous, upright bush, free of leaf diseases, with a beautiful translucent pink fruit. Easy to grow, high quality and good flavor.

Large, high quality fruit that ripens in early to mid-August. Fruit has good flavor when fully ripe and does not soften or lose its shiny black color in hot weather. Vigorous plants.

Self pollinating, sweet, early bearing plant. Fuzzless fruit- no need to peel. Very high in Vitamin C.

One of the New Jersey hybrids, an all-male variety, Jersey Knight is extremely vigorous, has large, succulent spears, and quickly attracts a loyal following. The flavor is excellent, and the plant is resistant to rust, crown rot and fusarium. It also performs equally well in heavy, clay-like soils.

This very vigorous, upright growing strain produces large, tender stalks and has acceptable red color. Shows resistance to root-rot problems.

Large fruit clusters with good flavor ripen in August. Small berries have very high anthocyanin content – very good for you. Excellent fruit quality.