If you have room for two shrubs in your yard, consider the Honeyberry – the earliest fruit I harvested in 2011. They’re described as tasting like a mix between a blueberry and a currant – so, with a bit of tartness to them. That’s a fairly accurate description… I quite liked them, anyway! Others wanted sugar added.
These are the two smaller of the commercially-released varieties from the University of Saskatchewan. Berry Blue and Blue Belle? They should be ~4-6′ tall at maturity.
May 6: first flower.
May 11: whole bush in flower.
June 2: green fruit already present.
June 13: ripening.
June 24: ready to eat.
About 8 oz total yield from two first-year shrubs, maybe 16″ high each.
October 4: Settling down for the winter.