Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, cranberries, grapes and blueberries are all easy to grow in this zone as well as apples, pears and peach trees.
BERRIES are rewarding to grow. While there has been a trend towards “grow your own”, many gardeners have overlooked the joys of growing “nature’s candy”. Fruit gardening – specifically growing your own berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more - can be fun, rewarding, and more than likely, easier than you would expect. You can even grow strawberries in a hanging basket or blueberries in a pot on your deck.
Please note, many berry plants and fruit trees need more than one plant located within 100 ft for cross pollination in order to produce fruit. If the variety is ‘self-fertile’ or ‘self-pollinating’ no other plant is required for fruit production. Make sure to ask when purchasing any fruit trees or shrubs whether you need a pollinator.
Also, some berries and fruits prefer a more acidic soil in order to grow well. Add some Hollytone to the soil when planting and fertilizing.