The amount of time it takes for your berries to grow to maturity will depend on the type and variety of berry bush you plant. Some plants, like strawberries, are capable of producing fruit early in the summer. While other plants, like blueberries, will need the full season for the fruit to be ready to harvest.
The age of the plant will also impact how long it will take for fruit to be harvestable. For many berry plants, it is recommended you wait for 1-2 years before you do a full harvest. I know, I know – that wait is hard! It is ok to harvest just a few berries for those first few season, so you can at least get a taste for what’s to come!
Waiting the recommended 2-3 years before your first full harvest can help the plant mature more quickly by pushing nutrients back down to the root ball. This will lead to a larger plant with more growth the following spring, which means more fruit to harvest in the fall!