Blackberries & raspberries - death together?
In a fit of lust for luscious fruit, I succumbed to the urge to purchase both a raspberry (Latham) & blackberry (Jewel) plant at Pike's last week. However, since then I have read that the two should not be planted near to each other (one book recommed that they be planted at least six hundred feet apart). However, I have a wee parcel of land -- 1/4 acre -- and all my plants need to go behind the house, since I live in a neighborhood with covenants. So, my question is, how horrible would it be if I planted them together? Are they doomed if I do so? Do I really need to take the trip back to Pike's to exhange one of them for another plant of the other type? If so, what would you grow - raspberries or blackberries??? Help!