"That is a raspberry list.
I had heard Apaches were fine here as long as they get shade... Most of the Arkansas development cultivars don't really do well here. A few do with help.
Reputable nurseries are everywhere. You just have to look for…"
"Thanks for all the information it is much appreciated. I have a caged garden with 70% shade cloth on all sides and top. The Apache (thorn less) blackberries would like to take over the whole garden, they produce nicely. I've had them over 5 years."
"Thanks for your recommendations, just where do I find a reputable nursery?? You might want to add Apache Blackberries to your list, they are thorn less and grow well in this area providing you have shade cloth or can plant them in an area that is…"
"I seem to remember Christine Rademann has a fairly tall raised bed of thriving raspberry (this is from a 2012 conversation/visit in which my camera battery died after two shots). It gets overhead shade and possible western shade in the summer. I…"
"Hi Alisa. I believe I got them from Home Depot. The plants produced more thorns than fruit. When I say thorns I mean completely covered stalks and underground roots - it was the most amazing thing. Some how the plant morphed into a seriously…"
"Ok, so, really??!! I understand about the thorns, but did they produce good fruit? How much water did they require to do so well? (your best guess on water, no need to be precise) Were they from a local nursery or home depot/lowes or mail order?"
"Tom we grew raspberries years ago - in full sun and they did so well we had to rip them out because the wild gene took over and the thorns were all over including the underground runners. So my question would be did you grow them in full sun?"
In past years I've tried Raspberries from local nursery's, grew OK the first year but died the second. Dorman raspberry is supposed to grow in zone 11 but from what I read it has very little taste. Has anyone grown Bababerrry Raspberries? I…