Raspberry pH - Knowledgebase Question

Worcester, MA
Question by Ray_Raiche
June 9, 2001
What type of soil do raspberries like? Acidic or basic, what ph is the best? Is sandy better than loamy, and what does one do with a very clay soil to grow them?


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Answer from NGA
June 9, 2001

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Raspberries are fairly tolerant but do best in a rich, well-drained sandy loam with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.8. If you have clay soil, incorporate generous amounts of organic matter, such as compost and peat moss to a depth of 12-18 inches.

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