Berries in Texas

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Leslie, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Can anybody suggest berries for the Dallas area (zone 7b/8a)? Has anyone tried Gooseberries, Blueberries or Currants? What Blackberries are the best producers? Hardiest Strawberries?
     
  2. East Texas Pine Rooter

    East Texas Pine Rooter Well-Known Member

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    Leslie: I recearched my computer files, but my computer crashed last year, and I didn't no how to retreive them. I bought some that were good producers froom Cooper Farms (peach orchard plantation) in Fairfield, Tx. zone 8, 100 miles south of Dallas on I-45. We just bought some from Lowes over in Tyler. I'm sure they might have some in the Dallas stores.
     

  3. Georgiaberry

    Georgiaberry Member

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    You can order blackberries from our site - www.berryfarm.com - we are located about 3 hours east of Dallas and sell varieties well suited for the climate. We don't sell blueberry plants but do grow them and they are great. The key for both crops is to provide regular watering in the harsh summer months. Good luck!
     
  4. Leslie

    Leslie Well-Known Member

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    I'm on my way to your site!
     
  5. TXlightningbug

    TXlightningbug Well-Known Member

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    I'm right behind you, Leslie! BTW, rabbiteye blueberries are suggested for the Dallas area. I live in a suburb in an apartment for now, but I've been okayed to buy a house. I'm looking to spruce up my new home with berries too. Judi