Easy to grow, quick to bear and naturally resistant to disease, supernutritious berries are the best fruits to grow. Plus, they rarely lose their newly fertilized flowers to late spring freezes — a common heartbreak with tree fruits. Whether you want ready-to-pick fruit “candy” or juicy smoothie berries, you can match up multi-talented varieties with the right sites and enjoy a full season of great-tasting berries, from spring strawberries to fall raspberries.
Latham Red is a variety of red raspberry known for it’s prolific production of bright red berries. These raspberries are extra large and have a great sweet flavor. They’re perfect for jams, jellies, pies, desserts, freezing and eating fresh.
Concord grapes are seeded blue grapes that are very aromatic and perfect for cooking, juice and jelly. They grow on a vigorous vine with textured, dark green foliage. Concord grapes are hardy in our zone and do very well here in Denver.
Named for its three “crowning” attributes—flavor, productivity and vigor, Triple Crown is a great thornless blackberry. Its large reddish berries are a little sweet, a little tart and very aromatic. They are great fresh, cooked or frozen.
Jersey blueberries are among the oldest and most widely grown blueberries in the country. They are easy to grow and produce high yields of sweet fruit. Though mostly grown for fruit, blueberry bushes are also great for hedges or shrub borders.
Honeoye is a June bearing strawberry, which means it produces one crop of fruit in the late spring or early summer. In general, June bearing strawberries are the highest-quality strawberries you can grow, and Honeoye is no exception. Honeoye strawberries are big and beautiful red clear through. They’re great fresh or frozen and are perfect for pies.