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Are Z5 Black Raspberries in containers difficult?

Posted by edweather 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 15:05

I did a quick search and didn't come up with much, which leads me to believe this is a tough one. I know from a brief experience with growing them in the ground years ago, that winter hardiness is an issue, and that there aren't many kinds to choose from in Z5. They lasted a few years for me, and eventually died out. Has anyone done this in containers successfully in Zone 5? We have an excellent wild Black Raspberry (black caps) around here which seems to do fine. Maybe I should try propagating that. My wife loves them, and I like them too. I'll be visiting the nursery on Monday to see what they have, if anything. Thanks in advance.

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RE: Are Z5 Black Raspberries in containers difficult?

Check on the Wye raspberry. This is a complete parentage of Red Raspberry and Blackberry crosses. It is similar to the Tay berry in its character. But it carries better winter hardiness, and fluctuating temperatures. Yield and flavor are very good. Berries are large conical shape, firm and well filled. Core stays in the berry similar to blackberry species, but color is deep red like the red raspberry types. The taste is more in likeness to the red raspberry, but has hints of boysenberry in its flavor. WYE BERRY will out yield standard raspberry

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