Small Fruits

Fort Collins Nursery has a broad selection of fruit vines and bushes. You’ll find more than a dozen types of popular fruits like blackberry, blueberry, rhubarb, raspberry, and grape, plus some less common options including currant, bush cherry, serviceberry and hops.

There are many mouth watering reasons to add small fruits to your garden landscape. Their blooms are beautiful and often fragrant and they produce a bounty of delicious edible fruits to snack on throughout the summer. Homegrown produce not only tastes better than most store-bought fruit, it can also save you money during peak season pricing (not to mention the pride of having grown them yourself!)

No disrespect to fruit trees, but small fruits do offer some distinct advantages over their larger relatives. Most fruit trees produce their fruit in the fall and require some patience to reap the rewards until harvest time. On the other hand, small fruits and berries ripen throughout the season, providing juicy snacks from mid-summer through fall. Fruit trees often require a large space to grow but you don’t need a large yard or an orchard to grow small fruits. Berry plants are small enough to look suitable in any size yard and if space is extremely limited, you can try growing your fruit in patio containers as well. Vining fruit varieties like grapes, hops, and hardy kiwi take up more space than most berry bushes and require some training. However, keep in mind that much of the space needed is vertical space which is often plentiful and under-utilized in garden designs.

Originally published on August 6th, 2019. Updated on May 31st, 2023.