Buying Fruit Bushes

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 27, 2013)

For some reason whenever most people begin thinking about planting a few bushes around the home, they never really think about buying fruit bushes. Fruit bushes can be a great alternative to the more traditional type of bushes that people like to plant. That being said, there are a few things that you should consider when you begin buying fruit bushes. Here are a few guidelines that you can use to get started on choosing, and buying, the right fruit bush for you.

  • What are you looking for? Before you go out and buy some fruit bushes you need to know what you are looking for. Ideally, this means what the purpose of you getting a fruit bush is. Are you looking to have something that you will be primarily using to harvest fruit from? Or, perhaps you are looking for something that can be used in much the same way that a traditional bush is?
  • Consider your options. Take the time to stop and think about the different types of bushes that are available. Besides the flavors and types of fruit, you also need to think about the area that you have to work with. For example, if you are dealing with a particularly limited amount of space, you may want to consider using a blackberry or raspberry bush.
  • Know your area. Make sure that you know the area that you live in. This means that you need to know your hardiness zone, as rated by the United States Department of Agriculture. The reason for this is that not all types of bushes will grow in all types of climates. An even better bet would be to know what type of fruit bushes, if any, do well in your area.
  • Visit the nursery. One of the best ways to ensure that you get the right kind of bushes for your area, you may want to visit a local nursery. These places typically only stock the plants that do the best in your part of the country. Best of all, this way you will be able to get to see what these bushes look like in person.
  • Narrow your choices. As you are going through these different guidelines, take the time to write down your findings. This will help you narrow down your final options. When you have compiled a list of different bushes, look it over. Don't rush into your choice, and actually spend a bit of time when making your final decision.

Once you have made your final decision, all you have left to do is transport the bush or bushes home, and then plant it. Make sure that you plant your bush properly according to the species that it is, or you can end up making more work for yourself. After that, all you really need to do is take care of your bush and periodically harvest the fruit that comes from it.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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