Berries in Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Myers, FL
Question by smdoulos
December 28, 1997
Can raspberries or blackberries be successfully grown in the SW Florida area? If so, which strains are most suited to Fort Myers?


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Answer from NGA
December 28, 1997

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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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