Vegetables and Fruit forum: Black Raspberries and Blueberries in Sacramento, CA area

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BubbleBerry
Jan 3, 2018 1:47 PM CST
Hello, I have been thinking about planting Black Raspberries (Cumberland) and Blueberries (Southern/Northern Highbush varieties) in the backyard, I don't have any experience with gardening but I was hoping to start this year. I've been researching various types of Blueberries that could grow in this area as well as Raspberries and I compiled a pretty decent list so far. I was thinking about buying maybe 10-20 Blueberry Plants , and 10 or so Raspberry plants and keeping them separated in pots in the backyard and then maybe transferring them into the ground or larger containers as they grow older. I was also planning on planting a Lemon Tree and a Cherry Tree in the backyard sometime this year when the time is right. I am in the Sacramento, California area. If anyone has any advice or tips I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank You!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jan 4, 2018 3:57 PM CST
Know your micro climates in your yard, and buy from a reputable nursery in your area...not a big box store, and keep your receipts. Do lots of research on the lemon, as most will not like the chill the cherry will need. All will need full sun (which can be scarce in winter up there) All but the lemon probably can live without the sun while dormant..

BubbleBerry
Jan 4, 2018 4:30 PM CST
ctcarol said:Know your micro climates in your yard, and buy from a reputable nursery in your area...not a big box store, and keep your receipts. Do lots of research on the lemon, as most will not like the chill the cherry will need. All will need full sun (which can be scarce in winter up there) All but the lemon probably can live without the sun while dormant..


Thank you for the advice, as of now I have been thinking about ordering from two different online vendors, Stark Bros and Grow Organic, they seem to be pretty reputable, neither carry all of what i'll need but both of them together carry all of the different varieties I wanted to get. Are you familiar with growing blueberries or any other types of fruit in pots? I think putting them in the right type of container/soil will be crucial to their survival. The Black Raspberries I was thinking about just planting straight into the ground upon receiving after digging an area for them. I also decided that I may just get two semi-dwarf cherry trees instead of a lemon/cherry because the cherry isn't self blooming. Thank You!

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jan 4, 2018 5:16 PM CST
Sorry, I don't grow any but the lemon here. We don't get enough chill for them...and I live in a mobile home park, so not much yard. Someone else will come along that can help you though, I'm sure.

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