Backyard fruit growing is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, as gardeners discover how easy and rewarding it is. Most fruit plants last for years — plant them once and enjoy an annual harvest. You'll save money, too. Fresh berries, including Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries, are expensive in the store but they're easy to grow — and by growing them yourself you know what is, and isn't, sprayed on them. Blueberries are attractive shrubs with brilliant red fall color, a perfect choice for your "edible landscape."
Rhubarb and Asparagus are long-lived, perennial edibles, providing a yearly harvest for decades. Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and Shallots are "keeper crops." Harvested in the fall and stored in a cool, dark place, they'll last for months.