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Berry crop 2014

I am finally starting to pick lots of berry's. I picked about 5 quarts of my greenhouse strawberry's, 2 quarts of black raspberry's and 12 quarts of blueberry's tonight. They are definitely liking this hot weather.
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Great. How many blueberry bushes does a fellow need? I my daughter got me 4 of them for fathers day and man are they good they are northcountry and are supossed to have the flavor of wild ones. Never ate a wild one but these ones sure are good. Just planted a patch of 20 Jewel black rasberries this year hoping to get some next year.

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4 Highbush should be plenty for a family for picking and eating. If you're looking to freeze a years worth of berries then you'll need a long more then that. My 10 year old plants give about 3-4 quarts a piece per season. Winter really hammered a few of my plants though.

20 Blacks........within 4 years you'll have WAAAAAY more rasps then you know what to do with.
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I agree with 20 black raspberry's you will have plenty in a year or so. I have 24 and I get more then I know what to do with. I believe northcountry is considered a half high blueberry. It is a cross between a wild and highbush blueberry. They are very hardy variety's. I think some people even use them in Patio pots or landscaping around the house. I would think in 3-4 years you should get enough to eat fresh and some freezing. We have about 175 bushes and we get all we can handle. We picked for 2 hours yesterday. It is a lot of work, but the reward is great.
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WOW! 175!! That's really impressive!

I use blueberries as ornemental shrubs around the house. Best of both worlds!
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I ate a bunch of rasberrys tonight while walking the dog. Very tasty. They grow all along the woods here

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My favorite pie of the year. Blackberries from the tree line.

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Nice looking berries!

Our blueberries and black raspberries aren't ripe yet but we do have a bumper crop also.

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Thanks. That is also what it says on the tag. Says they are good landscape plant and they get red leaves on them in the fall that hang on pretty long. Get only 20 inches high and spread 30 inches. They do taste great. They have some berries on them in the pot.

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Fiancee' and I picked 3 gallons of black raspberries..
Lots of jam and pies with that..
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