I've been eager to add them to our nutritive and culinary mix; they're equal to blueberries with regard to vitamins, but higher in potassium, and they're said to taste similar to a dark cherry. Those are all magical properties in my book. Forget "hello," you had me at potassium and cherry.
A Cornell website states that the bushes take time to establish. Commercial production can be expected after three years.
Since our babies started life at the St. Lawrence nursery, I'm not sure if we can look forward to our first crop this year or next. They've certainly grown very little, so I wouldn't be surprised if we have to wait yet another year.
Because they are tolerant of a wide range of soil acidity and nutrition, I'm hesitant to blame the growing conditions. They get plenty of afternoon sun, a moderate amount of water, and composted horse manure mulch.
Like the lilacs, which took years to settle in, maybe they just need time.
But we planted the juneberries two years ago, and we have yet to eat a juneberry!