Blue Raspberry Bush Seeds Sweet Edible Berry Fruits
The raspberry fruit flavor that inspired today's blue raspberry jellos, lollipops, and candies...
You too can grow these tasty, sweet, tart Non-GMO blue raspberry plants in your garden from fresh heirloom seeds. These blue raspberries are a west coast native. Features a fast growth rate. Grows from bush to shrub-sized (4 ft height, 1-3 ft width). The flowers are white to pink in color and bloom in the spring. The leaves are deciduous. The raspberry fruits turn a dark blue color when fully ripe.
How to care for your Blue Raspberry Plants
Choose a spot to plant where the wind doesn't bluster and ensure your spot doesn't collect water (ie: don't plant at the bottom of a slope). Choose a spot where the plants will get 6-8 hours of sun a day. The best fertilizer for your raspberry bushes is a general-purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring.
Soak seeds in a glass of water for 24 hours. Next, cold stratify seeds in the freezer to simulate winter conditions and thus break dormancy for 2 months. Sow when soil temperatures are warm. Sow seeds at 1/8 of an inch depth, barely covering them. Keep seeds and soil moist throughout the germination phase.