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Berries





What are Berries?

Berries are edible fruit that generally come from shrubs, plants, or vines. Some examples include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and goji berries. We include grapes in this group. These healthy fruits can be eaten on a variety of diets. Berries can be fairly easy to grow if you start with the proper conditions. Berry plants generally prefer acidic soil that drains well. Many berry bushes are small enough to grow and produce fruit well in pots.

Are Berries Good for You?

There are many health benefits from growing, harvesting, and eating berries. Studies have shown that harvesting your own berries (or any fruit or vegetable for that matter) increases dopamine levels! The exercise involved in gardening can increase endorphins and serotonin levels. This can reduce stress and improve mood and well-being. Berries contain loads of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. In fact blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit. Blueberries and blackberries contain anthocyanins which help protect cells from damage. Scientists believe anthocyanins and other antioxidants may protect us from cancer, heart disease, dementia, and boost our immune systems. Blackberries contain polyphenols which may reduce inflammation and help your body break down sugar better.

How Do You Plant Berries?

Prepare for planting by watering your potted Berries and getting the root ball thoroughly damp. When planting Berry bushes, dig a hole about twice the width of the root ball and slightly more shallow than the root ball is in height. Place your Berry plant evenly in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the existing soil line. Backfill with native soil unless you need to amend your soil. Use up to 50% organic planting mix or other appropriate amendment. Water deeply until the water begins to pool on the ground surface. Apply 1 to 2 inches of mulch around your plants to eliminate weeds, help the soil retain water, and protect the roots.

How to Prune Berry Plants

Berries should be pruned in late winter or early spring. Dwarf berry bushes don’t require pruning other than to rejuvenate an older plant. You can increase fruit yields and the health of your plant by pruning older plants. The heaviest bearing canes are the new, strong, upright canes. Prune back any low spreading branches. Prune off the oldest canes at ground level. Head back any overgrown canes to even up the shape of your Berries. Remove any weak, thin shoots. Limit your pruning to no more than ⅓ of the plant. Prune away dead, diseased, or broken branches right away.

How to Care for Berry Plants

Plant Berries in full sun and acidic, well-drained, but moist soil. Berry plants prefer moist soil during the growing season. Feed in spring with our Very Berry Fertilizer. Mulch Berry Bushes to encourage the ground to hold moisture and protect the roots during temperature extremes. This will reduce watering needs and eliminate weeds that steal nutrients. You can plant berries in pots if your soil is not ideal or you don’t have a good planting location.

Where Can I Buy Berry Bushes?

Buy Berry Bushes from our online plant center. PlantingTree is a family owned and operated North Carolina nursery. We carry high quality plants, trees, and Berries for sale. Enjoy our easy online ordering process and quick delivery to your home. Each order is hand picked the day of shipping. We ship throughout the continental United States. We have a trained staff of customer service agents to help you through the ordering process and to ensure you have the best experience ordering and receiving your plants.

What Types of Berries Do You Carry?

PlantingTree carries a large selection of blueberry bushes including southern and northern highbush, rabbiteye varieties, as well as dwarf blueberry and specialty blueberry plants. We carry Thornless blackberries and specialty raspberries. We have Goji Berry plants for sale as well. This specialty item grows in zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Order your own super fruit today! We are constantly adding new products so check back for more Berry options.

Best Blueberry Bushes for Sale

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Browse our Blueberry Bushes and Fruit Trees for sale for more fruit bearing plant options. Order today and you’ll be harvesting your own fruit in no time! Our fruit trees, fig trees, lemon plants, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for sale fruit in the very first year!

 

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