Raspberries for Alabama - Knowledgebase Question

Ohatchee, AL
Question by bencopelandj
December 17, 1997
What would be the best raspberry type to grow in zone 8 in Alabama?


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Answer from NGA
December 17, 1997

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Zone 8 is the southern extreme of raspberry country, but you can increase their success by enriching the soil with lots of compost, mulching well, and watering frequently. Barbara Pleasant, author of "Warm-Climate Gardening" recommends "Heritage", and everbearer, for it's heat tolerance and high yields. I have also seen 'Southland' touted. 'Heritage' is offered by Burpee (check out the on-line catalog at http://www.burpee.com) or call 800/888-1447). I can't find a retail mail-order source for 'Southland', but you'll probably find it offered at local nurseries.

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