The Q&A Archives: Raspberry Growing

Question: Will raspberry bushes do well in zone 9?

Answer: Raspberries are a disappointing crop in Southern California, and the plants often fail to thrive. In order to set fruit, raspberries require a cold induced dormant period. Some gardeners in your region treat raspberries as annual plants, digging them up in the fall after harvest, and planting rooted canes the following spring for a late summer harvest.

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