Planting Raspberries & Blackberries Together?

Asked April 19, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT

Can you plant raspberries and blackberries close together? I have a small space and would like a couple of each of them.

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Hello:

Both of these can be planted together and commonly are. Their cultural requirements are very similar. One thing to keep in mind is that raspberries prefer a somewhat better-drained soil so you may wish to consider a raised bed for them. Blackberries are fine on flat ground.