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Growing Blueberries/raspberries

Posted by Keasbey Florida (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 2, 13 at 10:47

I've been trying to eat healthier and cleaner, and replacing junk food with delicious fruit in my diet. It has made a big change in my overall health, but I would like to include a wider variety of fruits, and berries are down-right expensive.

As such, I would like to get a small berry garden and then possibly expand it later on to include more fruits. I've looked up blueberry plants at Home Depot that already have fruit on them, are these suitable? Or should I go to a nursery?

Also, how many plants should I get in order to feed just me? I'm gonna guess just one or two of each type (blueberry/raspberry).

What other kinds of fruit do you guys personally grow that flourishes in Florida?

Thanks for all the help!

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RE: Growing Blueberries/raspberries

Unless they say otherwise you need two blueberry bushes of different type/name so that they can cross-pollinate each other. Home Depot is a fine source for these plants and they usually do a pretty good job of stocking more than one kind and stocking regionally appropriate cultivars.

RE: Growing Blueberries/raspberries

  • Posted by jcalhoun 8b Mobile County AL (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 16:14

The University of Florida agriculture department has a very good data base of blueberries they have researched over the years.

Blueberries take a while to get going and require very acidic soil.

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