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Thread: How much sun is minimum? What berries in low sun?

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    Bolets is offline Germinator
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    Default How much sun is minimum? What berries in low sun?

    Im planning for some new berry bushes and i have a few spots with 4-6 hours a day full sun. All my other berries are in full sun all day but i have a few spots with not so much sun. What would you say is minum hours and what should be good with these conditions?

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    Remind where your garden is and what's your soil like?

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    Grow berries that would grow naturally in woodland - like blackberries. Raspberries are OK too.
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    Bolets is offline Germinator
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    I will make raised beds with good soil up here in sweden,

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    Black-currants and gooseberries will cope with limited light to some extent, but will ripen later of course.
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    Blackcurrants grow well here and we are lucky to see six hours of sun a day, more like six hours a week and the rest is a heavy overcast constant cloud..
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    I would imagine in Sweden you get a shorter season but longer daylight during it ?

    Here I have found so far Blackcurrants and Raspberries do ok in shady parts, Strawberries do not, the jury is out on other things
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    In my last garden I had blackcurrants that only got an hour or two of direct sun per day although they were in a nice sheltered location with good drainage and nice soil. They were prolific, sweet and healthy. Also redcurrants grew well in the same site. I believe gooseberries share the same requirements as currants so they would be worth a go.

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