Berries in east Contra Costa County?

moschata(SF Bay Area 9)January 10, 2010

I'd like to grow raspberries, thornless blackberries and blueberries in the Concord area. Do they do well here? Are there certain varieties I should try?

Thanks in advance.

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gardenguru1950(SunsetZ16)

Vallejo is SWGB Zone 17; Concord is Zone 15.

Here are the berries that will grow there:

Blackberry --

Arapahoe
Boysen
Cascade
Cherokee
Dirkson
Logan
Marion
Ollalie
Tay
Thornless Boysen

Black Raspberry --

Cumberland
Morrison

Grape --

Concord
Golden Muscat
Interlakken
Niagara
Ribier
Ruby Seedless

Kiwi --
(plus pollenizer: Chico Male, Mar Vista, or just "Male")

Hayward
Saanichton
Tewi
Tomuri
Vincent

Kiwi (A. kolomikta "Arctic Beauty") --

September Sun (+ male)

Kiwi (A. arguta "Hardy Kiwi") --

-- need male pollenizer (such as ÂPacificÂ)
Ananasnaja
Jumbo
KenÂs Red

Langer Issai (self-fruitful)

Red Raspberry --

Canby
Heritage
September
Willamette

Strawberry --

Chandler
Hecker
Muir
Oso Grande
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Sequoia

Strawberry, "Fraise des Boise" --

Albocarpa (White)
Alexandria
Baron Solemacher
Improved Rugen
Pineapple Crush
Semperflorens
Yellow Wonder

Joe

    Bookmark   January 10, 2010 at 12:14PM
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moschata(SF Bay Area 9)

Thanks, Joe! Your list is very helpful. Now I just need to track them down.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2010 at 5:02PM
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loneleigh(9b)

concord is central contra costa not eastern fyi

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 2:50AM
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moschata(SF Bay Area 9)

Since Concord gets quite hot in the summer, is it better to plant raspberries someplace where they get afternoon shade? How about blackberries?

Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 2:42PM
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bluebirdie(Z8 SF E Bay)

I know for sure most thornless blackberries would be fine. Mine gets almost all day sun and doing fine as long as they're irrigated. I'm at the East Bay.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 12:21AM
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minifarm

Old thread, but I'll add my 2-cents:

I'm in Concord and have had success with Caroline red raspberries although they require shade. At first I had them in a large planter as I was unsure how much light/shade; this way I could move them around until they were happy. They burned in full sun (despite plenty of water) and do best on the north side of a large shade tree, getting only afternoon sun.

I also had tried a Blackberry (sorry, forgot culivar, but it was advertised as nearly seedless) and while it grew fine for a couple years (adjacent by raspberry), it didn't produce more than one or two berries.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 7:08PM
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