"She would cry at the thought of it, sometimes scream about it, either of the two bore no fruit."
I know we can use, "neither of the two helped" but I wanted a different style.
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It's not incorrect, but redundant. Either means one or the other so it would be more polished, but still somewhat stilted, saying:
either bore no fruit.
Or if you want it more succinctly, using neither:
neither bore fruit.
But in keeping with the flow of your sentence, much rather:
neither of which bore fruit.