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    Evening folks

    Any views, successes, failures?
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    What sort of berries, Danny?

    Strawberries, raspberries, elderberries...................
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    Strawberries from seed are relatively easy, and I've also grown Japanese wineberries from seed. Raspberries or blackberries I wouldn't bother with, since it's easy to get hold of a plant and once you've got one you've got a thousand.
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    Never considered it, always just bought or encouraged some runner plants

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    What sort of berries, Danny?

    Strawberries, raspberries, elderberries...................
    Hi VG,

    Was thinking raspberries and blackberries initially
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadway View Post
    Hi VG,

    Was thinking raspberries and blackberries initially
    they can be done - a few things against it, mostly 1) you are unlikely to grow anything better than what is already available 2) the time from seed sowing to fruiting can be several years 3) the cost of buying a plant which is ready to crop next year is only a few pounds

    Having said all that this is the way experimental growers produce new commercial varieties - plenty of detailed info on the internet as to how to proceed - breaking the dormancy of seeds is the first main hurdle.

    PS I have grown strawberries from seed ( commercial packet) and they cropped the following year no problem - thread on the 'Vine somewhere about it.
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    Rasberry and blackberry I’d just go with the plants, take too long from seed to fruiting. You can get some very cheap plants in Lidl and ALDI at certain times, I started my rasberry from a single plant and now have a hedge with about 14 new plants, all off shoots from my original plant.

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    For raspberries and blackberries I'd go with plants too. Its quicker and the end product is more predictable.
    I've tried growing blueberries, huckleberries, strawberries and kiwiberries from seed - still waiting to pick some - although, I'm not even sure where the seedlings are now.
    Cuttings is the best way to propagate (for me) - especially if you can scrounge the cuttings to start you off.
    Jostaberries, gooseberries and all the currants are very easy.
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