Common varieties of berries

Here is a list of the most popular berry varieties.

ENGLISH NAME
LATIN NAMES

DISTANCE BETWEEN PLANTS

SoIl

TIPS

Highbush blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum

100-150 cm

Moderately rich, very acidic, dry or slightly humid For good pollination, grow at least two varieties, but the ideal is three. If you only have room for a plant, choose the ‘Patriot’, it is self-fertile.
European blackcurrant
Ribes nigra

100 cm

Tolerates all soils, but prefers rich and rather heavy soil To obtain a good performance, it is better to plant two or three plants of different varieties.
Garden strawberry
Fragaria ananassa

30 cm

Rich, light and very drained They produce strawberries all season long. Also called four-season strawberries.
STRAWBERRY
Fragaria ananassa

30 cm

Rich, light and very drained Plan three different cultivars according to their harvest date. Ex.: an early variety, a mid-season and a late, for a guaranteed pleasure.
RASPBERRY BUSH
Rubus idaeus

75-90 cm

Rich, rather light and drained There are two ways to plant them: bush or line. Stake according to the height of the variety.
Creeping raspberry
Rubus idaeus

75-90 cm

Rich, rather light and drained The creepers give two productions per season. A small harvest at the beginning of the season and a big one in the fall. There are less thorny varieties.
Currant
Ribes sp.

100 cm

Tolerates all soils, but prefers rich and rather heavy soil A happy cross between blackcurrant and gooseberry. Very productive.
Common red currant
Ribes rubrum

100 cm

Tolerates all soils, but prefers rich and rather heavy soil Most currant bushes are hardy, strong and disease resistant.
Gooseberry
Ribes grossularia

100 cm

Tolerates all soils, but prefers rich and rather heavy soil More or less thorny. The fruits are bigger and more acidic. Can serve as a small defensive hedge, thanks to its thorns.
Blackberry rubus
Rubus sp.

60-120 cm

Rich, rather light and drained These blackberry trees must be able to lie on the ground and protected by an insulating cloth for the winter.
RHUBARB
Rheum x cultorum

60-100 cm

Rich, a little acidic, fresh and drained Perennial, very hardy. Set back after production.
VINE
Vitis spp. et hybrides

150-200 cm

Moderately rich or poor, light or heavy and well drained The new American type hybrids are hardier.

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