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Anyway to grow raspberries in a pot?

Posted by emorems0 PA - 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 9:58

We are currently renting and will likely be relocated within the next year (honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet). I would LOVE to grow raspberries and grapes and other fruit plants, but I've put it off because I don't want to invest the time and money in something we can't take with us. I have a couple blueberry plants in pots that have done okay, but what about bigger, vining plants like raspberries and grapes? Is there anyway to grow those in a pot? We'll likely be at our next location for 5 years or so and I'd transplant them to the ground when that happens... but, I'm tired of waiting and want raspberries now!

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RE: Anyway to grow raspberries in a pot?

Yes, you can definitely grow raspberries in pots, as well as grapes and a variety of other fruits. For inspiration, take a look at fruitnut's results with potted grapes and blackberries. For good background reading on how to successfully grow plants of all types in pots, check out these two threads in the Container forum...

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Fertilizering Containerized Plants IV

I hope so!

Here's a photo of my baba raspberries (the two on the right) growing on my patio in San Diego. I'm using 5:1:1 mix in #5 black plastic pots in decorative cache pots.

RE: Anyway to grow raspberries in a pot?

not cheap but BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake

Here is a link that might be useful: BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake

RE: Anyway to grow raspberries in a pot?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 28, 14 at 9:47

Monrovia is also selling the 'RaspberryShortcake'. You might be able to order it locally from a good garden center. Pots may need winter protection so the roots don't freeze (and die).

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