My new shady garden has its challenges, but there are quite a few fruit and veggies that can tolerate growing conditions which are less than ideal. The Morello Cherry is one of these. It can survive against a North facing wall and is also very hardy. These are sour cherries which ripen to a near black colour, they can be used for pies, jams and cherry brandy.
This tree has quite a few nice side shoots so I may train it up against a brick wall. It is on a semi-dwarfing rootstock which means it will probably reach a height of about 10feet tall. Ideal for a small garden.
I have a corner space on my patio which is North West facing. It will get quite a bit of sunshine in the morning up against the brickwork of the house. A hole here goes down into soil so this should do fairly well, and also restrict too much growth as long as I make sure it is well watered. Soil underneath brickwork like this can get dry.
So I look forward to a crop of cherries round about August time.