Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
So are they setting fruit yet or do I need to give them more than a year? I'm totally clueless. Plus it's really dry and hot here in the summer but I can plant them in good soil by setting some good dirt for them when I get ready to plant next spring and water them as much as they need?
JP, I have a friend who just moved back to Pittsburgh from Raton!
We got a couple of handfuls by the end of last summer, but only enough to snack on, like maybe 1-2 a day for a week or so. This year we have quarts of them from these two bushes. We bought them as dormant 6 inch "twigs" and I'm not sure how old they were. You'll have to do some research to find out how much water etc you'll need in your area. In PA they 're pretty self-sufficient.
I ordered last spring from Spring Hill Nursery a collection of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. All of our berries yielded high crops by this year, and they were all gorgeous and healthy.