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Berries in east Contra Costa County?

Posted by moschata SF Bay Area 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 10, 10 at 10:54

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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RE: Berries in east Contra Costa County?

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 Pacific)
Ananasnaja
Jumbo
Kens Red

Langer Issai (self-fruitful)


Red Raspberry --

Canby
Heritage
September
Willamette

Strawberry --

Chandler
Hecker
Muir
Oso Grande
Seascape
Sequoia

Strawberry, "Fraise des Boise" --

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

Joe


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


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concord is central contra costa not eastern fyi


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

Thanks.


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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.


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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.


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