I'm wanting ideas on things we can plant in zone 5 for fresh fruits and berries. I've already learned that we can grow peaches somewhat successfully! (A major surprise!) and my Grandpa used to have an apricot tree on his place so I know those can be grown successfully. I am also aware that we can grow strawberries and mulberries but I'm wanting to find others that can be grown here for berries and fruit. I think I'm going to try to start an orchard of sorts so that we can get some fresh fruit and such. (We already have one little mulberry tree that hasn't done too well due to the drought...although this last year I knew (remembered) to go look when I started noticing purple bird poo all over!) My Grandma's both had little berry plants that had bright purple berries on them when I was young and I haven't a clue as to what they were but they were incredibly tasty. I'd like to get some of those planted, too. I can't decide if I think they're a currant or what. Schwarzenberry is what my aunt called them, which would be a black berry, right? I don't think they were black berries.