Question How to maintain Raspberry and Blue Berry in a cold climate?

Jake Bak

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G'day, I come to ask for tips about raspberry and blueberry growing in central Victoria. It is a cold climate and the first frosts are mere weeks away. I would like to know how to maintain my raspberry and blueberry plants. The raspberry has not produced yet and the blueberry has produced some very small and unpleasant fruit. I will attach some images of the plants to show the current condition. All the best in quarantine!
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ClissAT

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If you purchased your blueberry plant locally you will have got the correct variety for your region.
It will be able to handle the local conditions of frost. Blueberries have been created to handle all conditions from tropical to snow. The high berries are the ones you need because they come from the 'high country' of USA. where it is colder.
If your variety is a 'low berry' it is from the tropical regions of USA, so it is designed for warmer climates.

Same should go for the raspberry variety you have.
They will loose all leaves until spring.
Just google growing blueberries or growing raspberries and you will have a months worth of reading and viewing.
Much of it is seriously good information.
I have put links on here for some of the better videos and grower sites.
If you search this site for those words you should find my posts.
 

Jake Bak

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Feb 24, 2020
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If you purchased your blueberry plant locally you will have got the correct variety for your region.
It will be able to handle the local conditions of frost. Blueberries have been created to handle all conditions from tropical to snow. The high berries are the ones you need because they come from the 'high country' of USA. where it is colder.
If your variety is a 'low berry' it is from the tropical regions of USA, so it is designed for warmer climates.

Same should go for the raspberry variety you have.
They will loose all leaves until spring.
Just google growing blueberries or growing raspberries and you will have a months worth of reading and viewing.
Much of it is seriously good information.
I have put links on here for some of the better videos and grower sites.
If you search this site for those words you should find my posts.
Thanks for the help! I will look into it further.