Planting Season for Small Fruits - Knowledgebase Question

Prudenville, MI
Question by muellerh
June 30, 1998
I live in lower Northern Michigan. Can I plant blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries in the fall and have them still alive in the spring?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 1998

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If you can find potted specimins of any of the plants, you can plant them any time. Potted plants have more developed root systems and will adjust more quickly to their new environment than bare-root plants. I'd wait until early spring to plant bare-root plants, to avoid winter damage.

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