I'm staying put for at least 2 years - potentially 5 plus, and am now in the process of buying a house in practically tropical zone 6a! Tropical by Canadian standards anyway- particularly a gardener whose only ever grown perennials in Zone 3b!!!
My question is - are there any perennial fruit
trees/bushes that could be expected to produce within 3 years? Does anyone have favourite varieties that produce earlier, or management practices (like heavy pruning or espalier) people
have had success with?
I'm definitely planting raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, grapes, and black berries (mostly from free family cuttings).
Other plants of interest would be saskatoons, haskap, apples, crab apples, medlars, quince, asian pears, persimmons, hardy kiwi, mulberries, sour cherries, sweet cherries, apricots, nectarines, hazelnuts, chestnuts ...
Any of these known for being early bearing? My whole life feels like it's been a series of "plant this, then move before it bears fruit", so knowing what produces early would be wonderful.