Blackberry & Raspberry Planting Guide
With heavy yields of large, firm fruit, Blackberries and Raspberries are so delicious and perfect for eating fresh, freezing, or making jelly that they’re worth dealing with a few thorns. Trained against a trellis or kept to a more compact shrub form, they’ll start rewarding you with basket after basket of succulent berries in their second year. Some varieties are summer-bearing; some are everbearing and will produce fruit over a longer period. The vines are hardy to Zone 5 (Blackberries) or Zone 3 or 4 (Raspberries) so harsh winters are no barrier to a bountiful harvest. Read on to learn how to plant, grow, and care for Blackberries and Raspberries with our comprehensive guide.
Bareroot: Crown 1 in. below soil line. Pre-Potted: Plant level with soil line.
Full Sun. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot areas.
Harvest in Summer
Variety specifc; Generally Zones 5-8.