The Q&A Archives: Growing Black Raspberry Bushes

Question: What are the best conditions for planting and growing Black Raspberry bushes?

How do you care for them?

How much do you trim each year?

What yield could I expect?

Answer: Black raspberries (and raspberries in general) do not yield as much fruit as blackberries, so you might expect 50 quarts per 50 foot row; these bushes require full sun and a well drained soil and are usually planted about three feet apart in rows about eight feet apart. For a detailed description and diagrams of the necessary pruning, training and tieing, you might find the following website helpful:

Enjoy those berries!

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