Growing fruit in TN clay and other questions.
After lots of reading, browsing older posts here, and trying to learn as much as possible, I feel very close to being ready to grow my first fruits! I've been trying to do some research on the following, but I really wanted the opinions from people who may have experience with it in my area (Bartlett, TN). Specifically, I am unsure of the things I need to do differently (if any) to grow various fruit trees and vines without a raised bed. My list of things I want to buy to put in the backyard include Apple, Peach, Fig, Pomegranate, a few grapes, blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry.
As an example, I've read some accounts that say grapes don't do well in clay, but there are wineries around here that seem to be doing well so it can't be that bad. Would there be anything specific I need to do in order to create the best soil conditions as possible?
Another question I have is that I have read blueberry bushes are picky and want really acidic soil. Do any of you happen to know the "general" ph of the Memphis area soils? Is there anything else about the soil conditions here that would be worth pointing out?
And my final question for now, is there anybody in the area that happens to have some spare fig or pomegranate trees/cuttings that would be open to selling to me? I just thought I'd ask because I would much rather prefer buying from somebody who has had success with these plants themselves instead of purchasing from a vendor that may be hit-or-miss. It'd also be fun to meet somebody close by to chat-up about gardening stuff :-D
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. Everybody here always seems so friendly and helpful :) This is a difficult hobby to get into, especially if you don't personally know anybody with experience in the subject! It can be rather frustrating at times trying to figure it all out alone!