If you only have a shady spot in your garden in which to grow fruit, don't worry - many fruit-bearing bushes, including gooseberries and blackcurrants, grow and crop well in partial shade, particularly during warm summers.
Find out more about the different types of shade.
The harvest might be a little smaller and less sweet than on plants in a sunny location, but still delicious enough to make growing them worthwhile.
Find out more about fruit crops for shade, below.
Acid cherries fare best in shady plots as they don't need the sun to sweeten them. They look great trained on a north-facing wall, with their spring blossom, glossy fruits and colourful autumn foliage. 'Morello' is the most widely sold. Watch our video guide to planting a cherry tree.
Rhubarb is a useful, trouble-free and good-looking crop for a shady spot. Vigorous, early varieties such as 'Timperley Early', 'Stockbridge Arrow' or the ever-popular 'Victoria' will fare best. Plant in soil that has been enriched with well-rotted manure. Discover how to plant rhubarb.
Pears do need some sun, but they'll crop in partial shade. Early varieties such as 'Beth' should be fine in a west-facing spot, where they'll get a few hours of sun in the afternoon. Once a pear tree is established, it should need little care.
Alpine strawberries such as 'Alexandria' are much tougher than normal strawberries and will grow in shade. They are low maintenance and need little care once planted. Grow several plants for a good crop.
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