|I'd like to plant some berry plants in my back yard next to the fence. What types should I consider for my climate? I'd like to eat them, and have the vines provide some privacy. What type of support would they need? Fertilization needs?|
|Raspberries are among the hardiest of the bush fruits. Some red raspberry varieties will withstand minus 35 degrees and still produce fruit. Recommended summer-bearing varieties are Latham, Boyne, Laura and Honey Queen. Fall-bearing varieties include Redwing, August Red, Heritage, Fall Red, Fall Gold, September, Pathfinder and Trailblazer. Raspberries are sprawling and will need to be trained but they make a nice privacy screen.
You can also grow St. Theresa Seedless Grapes, Concord, Himrod, Niagara, Valiant, Reliance, Canadice, Perlett and Beta. The vines will need to climb on the fence for support.
Enjoy your edible landscape!