The Q&A Archives: Berries in Florida

Question: Can raspberries or blackberries be successfully grown in the SW Florida area? If so, which strains are most suited to Fort Myers?

Answer: Among the best blackberry varieties for Florida are 'Oklawaha' and Flordagrand', which are early fruiting trailing types. 'Brazos' is a later fruiting, semi-erect type. I have tried growing Raspberries in the Jacksonville area with very little luck. Raspberries require a colder climate than ours.

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