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    Default Easy fruit?

    As Iím a new gardener, I donít want to tackle anything too difficult. I intend to give strawberries and melon a go This first year. Are there any other fruits I could try that would be suitable? I eventually want to espalier some fruit trees along a fence but I think I should wait until Iím more experienced to do that.

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    Raspberries ? though you might have issues if you are growing them in containers https://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/articl...ontainers-etc/
    and if you aren't growing them in containers then they have a tendency t spread...

    perhaps not raspberries then...

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    Lol..maybe not baldy. I don’t Really like raspberries.
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    What space/ground do you have?
    What fruit do you like?

    # just checked....raised bed 5ft x13.

    I think you need to plan your space, I've seen your list of veg so maybe look at how you can fit those in before you move onto fruit that maybe need to be permanent.

    I love cape. Goosberries but the plants can be huge - there is a smaller variety.
    I don't grow strawberries because I find the slugs get them first so I prefer raspberries.
    I also cook lots so rhubarb, gooseberries and blackcurrants are a must for me but may take up too much space.

    Get your pen and paper out and work out how much space your veg choices will take and let us know how much room you have left for fruit.
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    Hello scarlet. I will have the raised bed 5ft x 13ft but I want to mainly use that for veg. I’m hoping to use a large grass patch approx 10ftx 10ft to grow stuff in containers stacked up on bricks so I can reach from my wheelchair. It’s that space I want to do some fruit in.
    I love cherries, peaches, pears. I would love to do espalier against the fence, but someone told me it’s too difficult for a new gardener
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    Hmm, cherries ideally need to be netted some how, birds steal all the fruit. Peaches suffer with peach leaf curl, so the tree needs to be kept dry early Spring, a rain cover may be required........so probably not the easiest choices?
    Black currants can grow pretty big, so would be easy to pick from a wheel chair. I don't grow in pots, but I'm sure they would be fine. Rhubarb would need to go in the ground.
    Besides the trees what fruit would you eat?

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    Melons aren't easy to grow, they need heat. Strawberries are lovely though and you can get all different varieties so that you can pick them over a longer period.
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    I do think fruit bushes are a good option though. My Dad is a double amputee and picking fruit from a bush is easy for him.
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