On your journey to edible gardening, you may be wondering how you can produce your own food at home. Growing your own berry bushes is a great place to start!

Here are blackberries, raspberries and blueberries you should know about!

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Blackberries

    • Rubus ‘Black Satin’ Otherwise known as Black Satin Thornless Blackberry.
  • Sweet flavor. Disease resistant. Large, firm oblong glossy fruit. Heavy yield, thornless vines. Ripens in July. Full Sun. Hardy to -15ºF.

Raspberries

    • Rubus idaeus 'Heritage' Known as 'Heritage' Raspberry.
    • Large, sweet dark red berries with a mild flavor. Everbearing July & Sept. Great fresh or canned. Full Sun. Vigorous. Hardy to -30ºF. Disease resistant. Tolerant of heavy soils.

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    • Rubus idaeus ‘Meeker’ Known as 'Munger' Black Raspberry.
    • Large, thimble shaped, dark red fruit. High sugar content and good quality flavor. Good for fresh eating, freezing and canning. Very productive and ripens mid-season. Full Sun.
    • Rubus occidentalis 'Munger' Known as 'Meeker' Raspberry.
    • Large, plump, firm, shiny black, sweet berries. Seedless, great for making preserves. Full Sun. Ht. 6ft. Hardy to -30ºF. Resistant to fungal disease. Ripens mid-Summer.

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    • Rubus idaeus 'Willamette' Known as 'Willamette' Raspberry.
  • An extremely large berry. Dark red and very firm. Slightly tart, good flavor. Holds color and shape. The canes are vigorous and productive. Disease resistant and ripens early. Full Sun.

Blueberries

    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluejay' Known as 'Bluejay' Blueberry.
    • Medium sized, mild flavored fruits in June-July. Loose, easy to pick clusters that stay on the stem. Very hardy and drought resistant. Sun or PM shade. Ht 5-7 ft. Hardy to -20ºF.
    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop' Known as 'Bluecrop' Blueberry.
    • Firm, light blue large-sized fruit. Berries ripen mid July to early August. Needs excellent drainage. Sweet in flavor. Sun. Ht 4-6 ft X 4-6 ft. Hardy to -30ºF
    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler' Known as 'Chandler' Blueberry.
    • World's largest blueberry. Ripens mid to late season. Sweet and juicy. Needs excellent drainage. Full Sun. Ht 5-7 ft X 4-6 ft. Hardy to -30ºF.
    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey' Known as 'Jersey' Blueberry.
    • Medium sized dark blue berries. Very sweet in flavor. Ripens late July- August. Needs excellent drainage. Full Sun. Ht 6-8 ft. X 4-5 ft. Hardy to -30ºF.
    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Top Hat' Known as 'Top Hat' Blueberry.
    • Sweet, 1/2in sized berries;mid-late summer. Bright red and orange foliage in fall. Dwarf blueberry for containers/garden. Sun or PM shade. Ht 1-2ft. Hardy to -30ºF.
    • Vaccinium corymbosum 'Toro' Known as 'Toro' Blueberry.
  • Large, sweet berries, early to mid-season. Pink flower buds open to white blooms. Bronze, bright red foliage in fall. Sun or PM shade. Ht4-6 ft. X 4 ft. Hardy to -25ºF.

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Check out the Articles Below for More Information on Berries!

Planning on Canning

How to Grow Berries at Home