thanks! this is what I wanted to know IN ADVANCE.......................
I don't have enough sunny space and really would like to grow a fruit tree but it seems like not such a great idea.
I DID order some currants and gooseberries............and have strawberries and blueberries..............so hopefully these will prosper.
I've never grown currents or gooseberries, let me know how you like them. I predict the strawberries will do well. They are tolerant of a lot of conditions. Blueberries, OTOH, are pretty fussy about their soil. If they like your soil, they will do great, if not, they may take years to die but will never thrive. Raspberries and blackberries are quite easy too. If I wanted a truly "no fuss" berry patch, I'd go with strawberries and everbearing red raspberries. Then every fall, after the leaves drop, mow everything to the ground and add about 6 inches of hay or straw. Remove any weeds that make it through and thin out the plants if they get overgrown, and pick strawberries in June and Red Raspberries in August.