Other Soft Fruit Plants
This collection of exotic and unusual plants are very different but what they all have in common is stunning looks and fruit which - if you can find it in the shops at all - is rare and expensive. Rise to the challenge of growing something truly out of the ordinary that will become a real talking point, whether in your garden or your home.
Choose your soft fruit plants
All of our other soft fruit plants make fabulous features - being able to harvest your own super-healthy Goji Berries, Honeyberries or Cranberries is a bonus! For the most exotic looks, choose Passion Fruit or Kumquat - both will flourish in a sunny conservatory. Hardier varieties such as Pomegranate, Paw Paw and Japanese Persimmon thrive outdoors in our colder temperatures.For smaller spaces, Pineapple Guava and Kiwi are star picks.
Where to grow your soft fruit plants
Choose a sheltered spot in your garden for varieties such as Goji Berry and Paw Paw which are hardy in even colder areas - Pomegranate is hardy to minus 17 degrees! Most are self-fertilising, but it is best to plant Honeyberries in groups, to aid pollination. Cranberry is a native shrub, so will be happy in a border, as will Pomegranate. The more exotic varieties such as Kiwi , Kumquat and Pineapple Guava are best grown in a warm spot indoors.
Other soft fruit plant care tips
You’ll be surprised at how easy some of these exotic plants are to grow in the UK. Keep them well nourished with fertiliser, prune regularly and be sure to protect the less hardy varieties. Climbers such as Kiwi and Passion Fruit will need to be supported with wires or trellis. For all the best advice and tips on planting, growing and harvesting other soft fruit, as well as how to avoid common problems, read our Full Care Guide.
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