GRAPES & BERRIES FOR THE GARDEN – North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina University

Grapes and berries are well suited to the home garden. A small planting can produce an abundance of fruit to eat fresh, to freeze, and to use in making juice, pies, and preserves. In North Carolina, our soils and climate permit growing a wide range of small fruit crops. The most popular small fruits are strawberries, grapes, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), and blueberries (Table 1).

Although home-grown fruit does not require as much care as that grown commercially, good horticultural and pest management practices are important. This publication presents detailed suggestions for establishing and caring for each of the small fruits.

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