This has been a bit surprising thread to me! By no means whatsoever do I have any great skills at growing any fruit really, so what I’m about to say is NOT due to me doing anything special. But I have so many different experiences from many of you. Figs for one: a few haven’t been productive, but my Chicago Hardy, celeste, and Brown Turkey have been extremely productive and extremely good. I do get more figs (by the pound) than I do tomatoes. Then there are the people saying pears take a long time. Mine are on semi-dwarf root stocks, so maybe that is the difference since Tippy mentioned full sized ones, but I’ve planted 8 pear trees and they all produced within 3-4 years. Now, I will conceed that many of them are not that great to eat but they are large and plentiful.
On the other hand, what I’m going to list as most disappointing is one most of you will be surprised by and disagree: blueberries. THe ones I get are delicious, don’t get me wrong. But it has been a long, hard battle for me to get blueberries. I know it is a constant fight against my non-acidic soil, but I’ve constantly added acidifies, put vinegar in water, and so on. Yet I’ve had lots of plants die, others are perpetually unhealthy, and the few that have done ok get swamped by birds like nothing else I grow!
oh well…interesting to see how different things do so differently at various locations