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What are the easier berries to grow?

Other than strawberries? My kids want to do berries in containers on our back porch, I have plenty of room so space is not an issue. I just need to find something that can be easily maintained. Blackberries are not an option they get too wild. I was thinking blueberries or raspberries.

 
3_ring_circus_

Asked by 3_ring_circus_ at 4:55 AM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • You can grow blueberries in containers easily if you get a patio type dwarf blueberry. Gurney's has a Dwarf Northsky blueberry just for container gardening. There are also a Dwarf TopHat and Dwarf Northblue blueberries that I know will work in containers. I'm sure there are more varieties. They might not produce the first year, but that's okay because they need to develop a strong root system.

    Raspberries do better in the ground. They are a bramble plant so there are also thorns. They need pruning.

    I'd recommend blueberries.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • raspberries grow pretty much like blackberries... they have a tendency to go "wild" also. Blueberries aren't good for container growth.
    MomOfDagJag

    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 5:08 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Raspberries would do best out in the yard, rather than in containers, but they are super easy to grow.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 8:15 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Bueberries are really easy, but I never heard of them being planted in containers. They could do OK. Blueberries, blackberries,and raspberries are perennials, so they would be best in the yard.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:20 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Raspberries grow like weeds!

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:28 AM on Jun. 25, 2010