Where To Plant Raspberries As Part Of Landscaping?


Raspberries grow best in a sunny position but also, unlike many fruits, they will also grow successfully in a partially-shaded spot. The more sun, the more fruit. The planting site needs rich and well-drained soil, great air circulation, and shelter from wind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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full sunRed and Yellow Raspberry Plant Spacing Plants should be spaced 18-24" apart. Rows should be 8′-12′ apart. After 6-8 weeks, new canes will grow up from the roots. When planting becomes mature, cut or mow any canes that grow outside of the original two foot wide row.

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Choosing a Location for Raspberry Plants 1 Cross-Pollination. Most raspberry varieties are self-pollinating (or self-fertile), meaning your raspberry plants will fruit when they mature, without requiring the availability of another raspberry variety’s pollen. 2 Sun and Good Soil. … 3 Surroundings. … 4 Spacing. …

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Ordinarily, planting raspberry plants near structures like patios is not problematic because the soil beneath them is dry and compacted. The raspberry’s roots will not be as encouraged to grow into this area; however, it’s better to plant with at least 4 to 5 feet of space between these structures and your raspberry plants.

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The crown is the part of the plant where the stem joins the roots. This is an important point of energy transfer in the plant. After planting, prune your raspberries to 4 inches above the soil. This will help the roots get established, which will ensure healthier plants down the road.

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When you’re new to fruit gardening and growing raspberry plants, or you’re planting in a location that is new to you, it’s wise to start with just a few raspberry plants. Later on, especially after you have reaped the rewards of growing your own raspberries, you may want to expand your home raspberry patch.

Raspberry bushes grow best in full sun (at least 6-8 hours), in rich, well-drained soil. Gardeners from zone 3 all the way to zone 10 can grow raspberries successfully, given the right variety.

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Raspberry bushes should not be planted in an area where potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or strawberries have grown in the last five years. They also should not be planted near these growing plants because of blights and other fungal diseases, like verticillium wilt, which can spread from these plants to raspberries.

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Herbs love growing in raised beds, but raspberries do not. As long as the drainage is good, raspberries prefer poor soil and will produce much more fruit in the flat ground area near the house where you moved your herbs.

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