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

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.

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.