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Q.Raspberry and Blueberry Plants

Anonymous added on July 13, 2011 | Answered

I have some raspberry and blueberry plants still in pots. Wild blackberries grow all around. Is it a good or bad idea to plant my berry plants near the blackberries? The plants are in (I think) 1 gal. pots from the nursery and some are starting to dry out. I don’t want them to die. Please help. I’m in eastern Tn. , Zone 6.

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Answered on July 14, 2011

It is true that you should not plant raspberries within 300 feet of any wild blackberry bushes. You should also stay away from tomatoes or potatoes. Wild blackberries can carry fungus and viruses that can make your raspberries sterile and this precaution prevents your raspberries from catching the fungus. This problem does not affect blueberries.

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