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Gardening - Fruit: Selecting & Planting

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Blackberries and raspberries (brambles) are a commonly planted small fruit in home gardens. They have vigorous growth, are seldom injured by spring frost and consistently produce high-quality fruit. The fruit is used for jams, jellies, pies and as a fresh fruit. Because of their vigorous growth, brambles should be planted in an area where they can be contained. They lend themselves as effective screens along property lines in landscapes. A reduction in the availability of wild berries make these fruits even more popular in home plantings. By choosing different types of brambles, you can harvest fresh fruit five to six months each year.

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SP284C-6M-9/97(Rev) E12-2015-00-047-98

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