Can upright Arpaho blackberries be planted with red Caroline raspberries in the same bed?
I'm trying to site my berries, and it would be convenient to plant the blackberries and raspberries together in the same bed. Would this be a problem for cross pollination or pests, or other considerations? I have a spot that would be perfect for the both of them.
The blackberries and raspberries can be planted in the same bed but should be separated as management/pruning is different. Red raspberries will be less of a problem with suckers than the blackberries.
See our website for planting information and spacing for the blackberries and raspberries. Red raspberries will be less of a problem with suckers than the blackberries. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit-profiles/raspberries-and-blackberries#blackberries