Fruit that thrives in the home garden
I posted this on the fruit forum, but thought that folks living here might have some experience I could consult.
What fruit can be grown well with good garden practices but without a heavy chemical intervention in the Willamette Valley or the nearby lower foothills? I'm looking for fruit that will not need constant spraying to battle diseases, but can get by with healthy soil, appropriate fertilization, good mulch and compost, pruning and training, regular garden cleanup, and perhaps 3-4 organic sprayings per year as needed. In other words, what is easily within the reach of an attentive home gardener who does other things besides garden?