BUSH FRUITS

 

These are a collection of small fruits of domesticated varieties that do well in most areas. Many appreciate some shade if in an arid region. Minimal pruning is required and usually just removing some of the older branches will keep them consistently cropping for many years.

CURRANTS Easy to grow in the Rockies and very productive for little space. Eat fresh or can , make sauces. So many uses and decorative too.

GOJI    Numerous health claims have been made and this fruit is considered one of the Super Fruits. Many studies have shown the abundance of nutrients, anti-oxidants, amino acids and vitamins in the berry and it lists as #1 on the ORAC scale.

 

GOOSEBERRY Another fruit not often grown because they are thought of as sour and only good for baking. This is caused by picking the fruit unripe..  

HONEYBERRY   Like many ornamental honeysuckles, honeyberries are widely adapted, have few pests, and are easy to grow. But unlike most honeysuckles, honeyberries produce small, elongated, blue fruits that taste like blueberries.    

POMEGRANATE    Pomegranate originated in southern Asia and is now widely cultivated in the US. More cold hardy than previously thought they can be grown outdoors or in  container.    

SEABERRY  Widely grown in Europe and Russia it is one of the highest sources of vitamin C averaging 695 mg per 100 grams. Makes Juices, pies,  jams, jellies, wine and liqeurs. Nitrogen fixing and drought tolerant