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Can I Plant Raspberry & Blackberry in the Same Area?

Mur added on January 16, 2012 | Answered

Can I plant raspberry and blackberry in the same area?

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Answered on January 17, 2012

You can but you should not plant raspberries within 300 feet of any wild blackberry bushes. Wild blackberries can carry fungus and viruses that can make your raspberries sterile. This precaution prevents your raspberries from catching the fungus. The ones you buy from the store, however, should be certified virus and fungus free.

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