Raspberry bushes

Asked April 11, 2017, 3:44 PM EDT

Is it true that you should not plant Raspberry bushes where you have had tomatoes, potatoes, or peppers and why? Is there something I could put in the soil so I can use this location?

Pope County Minnesota

3 Responses

https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000010_Rep10.pdf
Raspberries should not be planted where tomatoes, peppers and potatoes because of verticillium. Other vegetables not in the same group of plants will do fine in the site.
http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/using-crop-rotation-home-vegetable-garden-0/

How long do I have to wait and could I plant blueberry there?

Blueberries require acidic soil. If your soil has a pH of 4.5-5.5 blueberries will grow well if not the soil will require substantial amending. Blueberries are not on the list for susceptible or not susceptible so I have no information as to how well they will do. One usually should wait 3-4 years for the fungus to die before planting a susceptible plant.
http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/resources/ucdavis_verticillium.pdf