Our 3 Most Productive Soft Fruit Varieties of 2016

Our 3 Most Productive Soft Fruit Varieties of 2016

Soft fruit always perfform well in our vegetable garden, however we had an exceptionally productive season. Here are our 3 leaders however we had big harvests across the board. What have been your 3 highest yielding soft fruit varieties?
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50 Comments

  1. Rusty shackleford on November 23, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I have great garden videos as well. I loved this video!

  2. Granville Bennet on November 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    My raspberries have done really well this year there still producing fruit in november i just find the pruning of them complicated everyone tells you different things im assuming these are Autumn fruiting ones floricane /primocane ??

  3. Andrew Lockwood on November 23, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Mainly I’ve grown red raspberries, with a couple of struggling blackberries and black raspberries.

    This year however, I’ve gotten some new varieties of raspberries, got more black raspberries and blackberries, plus some yellows – Fall Gold did fairly well as did my lone red Heritage and Palono. I’ve also gotten a couple of gooseberry and red currants, plus some3 grapes, and blueberries. So it’s now a matter of waiting.

  4. 1Maklak on November 23, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    1) Raspberries, a variety that just keeps on making fruit till frost kills it. It’s vulnerable to mold and maggots, though, so it needs to be picked once per two days.
    2) Red currants.
    3) Black currants (but I have over 20 bushes and it’s inconsistent).

  5. Patrick Meehan on November 23, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I have a good crop of Raspberry, blackberries ,Grapes and Plumes. You have fantastic Redcurrants Huw.

  6. James Taylor on November 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    I had outstanding yield from Aronia in zone 5b in the US. Best ever.

  7. Allen Hubbs on November 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Great video, as usual, Hew. Good Job!

  8. Anjanie George on November 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BERRIES..AJ

  9. ADHD Gaming on November 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Hi huw πŸ˜€ I’m 17 and I have my own allotment we’ve recently just amended all our soil with compost because there was quite more clay than soil. Do you have any advice for me and do you have Any other social media because you are such an inspiration and you inspired me to get an allotment instead of getting into trouble hanging around the streets with my no good mates πŸ™„ ps your garden is so good and I can’t stop watching your videos your so good at what you do keep it up πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  10. KazR on November 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Huw, how many of each plant would you suggest as a minimum basic for the currants and also raspberry and blackberry for a decent harvest? please?!… many thanks… love your videos, learning so much! thank you again

  11. george medeiros on November 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    can you dot down the names, hard to under stand your talk cuz, can you write it down the types of soft fruit, mahalo for yer time wish I could understand you, your ascent is cool but us in hawaii no can understand smile aloha from oahu hawaii 96782, anihinihi st pacific palisades aloha

  12. DNS on November 23, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Use a comb to pick . Simple

  13. Princess Lilian's Gardens on November 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I’m just looking forward to my tayberries this year, I thought I’d have a look in your channel about it. Great pos t thanks

  14. Eleftherios Katsakioris on November 23, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    The latin name of hybrid blackberry raspberry please

  15. Roxy.9 on November 23, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    i try to grow temperate fruits in Thailand raspberry and pear

  16. Swimbait1 on November 23, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    We are in zone 7 and grapes grow like weeds here. We have temperatures around zero every winter but grapes still thrive.

  17. Wesley Davy on November 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Had a bumper crop of black currants, elderberry, and raspberries.

  18. Ian George Hardwick on November 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Huw. Blackcurrants. Raspberries and Rhubarb.

  19. patricia barrow on November 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Can you supply bare rooted cutting from your sylvan berry (by post)

  20. Margie Lavarias on November 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    My raspberries are doing good! Thank you so much for making these videos!

  21. ferniek5000 on November 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Our three most productive fruits lat year were #1:Wild Black Caps (a bird planted them for us and they have prospered for us), #2 Pears, #3 Strawberries… We are in Zone 5b, in upstate NY…Looking forward in the next few years to a good Kiwi harvest as promised in the plant catalogs, but so far, just disappointment and longing πŸ™

  22. carrottop8311987 on November 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    I live in Florida, I had a awesome harvest of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, figs and japanese plums.

  23. Rafs Kitchen Garden on November 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Hi, Really good update and useful information, Thanks ! Do you have problems with birds and our allotment size we get no red currants if there is no netting over bushes.

  24. Txnative7 on November 23, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Lots of plums, blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries, and figs here…lots of jam, too! πŸ˜‰

  25. Amporn Somsri on November 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I Loves

  26. newt13 spacerider on November 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    what is the name of your prod.Β grapevine that is just inside the solar tunnel / My 3 were red currant, blackberry, black wild rasp., dessert red goossberry.

  27. Gary Snape on November 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    some soft fruit plant can take time before you get a good crop back. it takes time to have strong roots to feed the plant and get a return in large crop fruit. but always worth time and results in the end.

  28. Falney on November 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    I can not remember if it is a logan or a tay but we have a vine fruit in the garden and it produces thousands of berries. And if we aren’t harsh with cutting it back, the runners fill the entire garden.

  29. Eleftherios Katsakioris on November 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Silvan berry ?? Or silverberry latin name please?? Like the tayberry

  30. Mary Phillips on November 23, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve had a poor year so far… but my best soft fruits maybe to come, with my Autumn raspberries. I have two varieties and they have lots of flowers on them and the bees are busy pollinating. So hopefully I’ll have a good crop 😊

  31. Praxxus55712 on November 23, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I love the berry picking contraption! That’s so freaking cool!

  32. Ste De on November 23, 2021 at 12:41 pm
  33. Luis lawrence on November 23, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Where can I buy the silver berry seeds?

  34. zuditaka on November 23, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Rugosa roses make nice rose-hips, too, for the perennial berry garden. Our new loganberry is a thornless one of some sort. No more scratches! hehe! ;P Well, stuffed vineleaves are always nice to get from grapevines. Plenty of recipes online…

  35. Teresa G on November 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    We found about 5 concord grape vines along the fence of our new home. Horribly overgrown. I’ve cut them all down just to the main stumps this year and we will see if I can get a decent crop out of them in two years!!

  36. Folklohr Family on November 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    As always, I am so grateful and thankful for your videos! Earlier this evening my husband and I were discussing our interest in growing grapes. We are learning of what fruits (perennial plants) we wish to grow now. We are expanding our knowledge now, and will create the experience in the near future!

  37. Jason Paul on November 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    What variety/cultivar of RecCurrant was that?

  38. Anton Chan on November 23, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Hey @HuwsNursery – Grow Organic Produce Inexpensively

    How’s the Grape vine doing? Check out my sensor http://www.kokonaut.com might be a good defence against frost.

  39. MaZEEZaM on November 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Here in Australia, grapes are very easy to grow but the sweet fruit attracts wasps so be very careful where you plant them if at all.

  40. Ted Timmis on November 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Black currants are always very productive but my wife and kids won’t eat them. My hardy kiwis (Zone 6) are starting to give good yields after many years of waiting. Gooseberries are also fairly productive qnd taste almost identicle to green grapes without the nice texture. The black raspberries native to Michigan are also very productive. In contrast, all of my blackberry plants supposedly developed by the university of Arkansas (mostly with Native American names) have been a huge disappointment.

  41. gen on November 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    blackberries and concord grapes. We are trying to grow pineapple guava and Barbados cherry so we can have fruit all year

  42. melovescoffee on November 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks Huw, for showing the silvanberry. I will be hunting them down! πŸ˜€ What a super interesting looking cross that one is. I wanted to invest more in plums this year and squeezed out a bit of money for 1 single variety and 1, 5-way graft. Delicious.
    My 3 best yielding softfruits this year were a bit of a surprise. In the previous years, loganberry always has done best, but this year they had a fungal issue because of the dampness and increasingly closed canopy over them. I will have to plant everything out of the berry cage now. It’s getting to dark, damp and crowded for my collection. This year, surprisingly, my nr. 1 is japanese wineberry, nr. 2 is strawberry and nr 3 is gooseberry. My much loved loganberry did as good as nothing. The summer fruiting raspberry was so so and my autumn fruiting one has not produced yet. We will see what they do. I always focussed more on vegetables, but as fruit is becoming more expensive in the shop, (in other words, less affordable for me personally because of the rise of other costs) it only makes more sense to grow more myself. By the way, i’m in love with your trellis fence!

  43. william mcduff on November 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Huw, So true about the red currant production last year we harvested about 30 lbs from bushes that totalled approximately a 12 foot row. You may want to consider mounding up the earth around your grape plants. We’re in zone 5b and a gentleman from Alsace started a vineyard with European varieties for making wine and that was the method he used to protect the vines during winter and then he removed the excess earth when it warmed up in the spring.
    Regard from Canada

  44. Jade Declines on November 23, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Hey i love your channel alot

  45. Susan Anderson on November 23, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    I also love black currants. I love the taste & the high vitamin C content. They set up really nicely in jams or marinades. I also find they are easy to separate and create new fruit bushes in the fall. Plus the birds are drawn to our bushes for whatever we leave on the bushes.

  46. lynda williams on November 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Huw I love your enthusiasm, this is definitely the career for you, look forward to learning from you over the years, and so good to have someone from Wales showing us what we can grow in our little patch of the world.
    My three best this year were my blackcurrants, blueberries and raspberries, the slugs unfortunately got to enjoy my strawberries before I did, I definitely need to get ducks lol.

  47. Daddykirbs Farm - A Homesteading Story on November 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I am always impressed with your gardens, videos and your channel overall! You are an amazing gardener. Thank you for continuing to share your passion and experience. Keep growing my friend πŸ™‚

  48. chocolateciara on November 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    hey Huw, raspberries are the best performing soft fruit I have. I think it’s because they are well established in the garden. we’ve had them years

  49. TheBearded Gardener on November 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Im interested in tasting current but cant find it anywhere 😣

  50. Trudging The Road Of Happy Destiny on November 23, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Hi there. Here in Victoria BC Canada it was the same thing! One of the best years for all fruit. Soft and tree. My grapes were overloaded. I have an Ollalie berry and it was so productive I didn’t even go blackberry picking this year. Tons of pears, apples, etc. Free food in all the city parks just growing on the trees. It’s funny though the wild life also produced large amounts of babies. Guess they knew there’re be lots of food.

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