These under-used trees and shrubs are good for landscaping as well as fruit.
likely won't find the fruits that follow in the grocery store. For one reason
or another, they aren't suited to commercial production and marketing. About
the only way you'll enjoy their unique flavors is to grow them yourself.
As a bonus, many of these trees and bushes make fine landscape plants.
Gooseberries and Currants - Hardy and easy to grow, these sweet-tart fruits make excellent jams, pies, and jellies.
- Rich in phosphorus, potassium, and Vitamin C.
Elderberry plants are generally free of pests, which makes them great
for landscape plantings
- Attractive fall foliage, brightly colored fruit, and bark with interesting
texture make persimmons a good accent plant in landscaping.
Cornelian Cherries - The only species of dogwood that produces edible fruit, Cornelian Cherries deliver twice as much Vitamin C by weight as oranges.
Plums - This
native shrub is common to coastal sand dunes from Maryland to southern
Maine and is often used to make jams and jellies.
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