Can upright Arpaho blackberries be planted with red Caroline raspberries in the same bed?

Asked April 25, 2017, 9:43 AM EDT

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.

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1 Response

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
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