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Title: Ideas for fruiting plants that produce in under one year?
Post by: willpollinateforfood on May 02, 2018, 01:56:03 PM
I am always looking for exciting new fruits, vegetables, herbs that I cannot get at a supermarket that can fruit in a container before the frost comes in Connecticut, our season is pretty short so I am open to suggestions for new fruit endeavors. This year, I have Poha (variety of cape gooseberries), pepino melon (solanum muricatum), naranjilla (solanum quitoense), and camellia sinensis (tea plants) and laurus nobilis (bay leaf). The last two I mentioned will be kept indoors for years to come over the winter.

Does anyone have favorite container annuals to add to this list?

Thanks,
Kelly!
Title: Re: Ideas for fruiting plants that produce in under one year?
Post by: stuartdaly88 on May 14, 2018, 01:01:36 PM
Not a fruit but have you tried Jerusalem artichoke? It's a decent tuber imo and very pretty flowers like daisy sized sunflowers. Only problem is the are very tall over 6ft and spread like crazy. I would be interested to see how they do in a container like a 50L crate I'm sure they would work well.

How short is your warm season and how cold do you get?
Hmm annual fruits are not super common I can think mostly of solanum family stuff. Cape gooseberry is great but pretty tart for me.

Title: Re: Ideas for fruiting plants that produce in under one year?
Post by: willpollinateforfood on May 14, 2018, 10:57:46 PM
I love Jerusalem artichokes, the tubers are crisp and nutty. About a decade ago, a few wild Jerusalem artichokes would sprout in the middle of my raspberry patch so weeding at the end of the summer was never more rewarding! I wish I still had some in my yard. My zone says the average winter low is -10F. The winters are variable, but typically some extremely cold weeks, wind chill down to -20F the last two years.
Title: Re: Ideas for fruiting plants that produce in under one year?
Post by: stuartdaly88 on May 15, 2018, 07:51:23 AM
Yeah they are hard to contain but weeding and harvesting are done in one so it's great ha ha


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