Saturday, April 24, 2010

Got Me Some Fruit Bushes

Well, I wouldn’t necessarily call them fruit bushes quite yet. They’re more like twigs. But it’s a start.

I picked up three different types – blueberry, raspberry and blackberry – and I have to confess to you all that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. Not only have I never grown any type of fruit before, I haven’t taken the time to educate myself completely on what’s involved. Yes, yes, I’m botanically irresponsible.


The other thing is that in my rush to place the ‘twigs’ as quickly as possible into a bucket of water so their roots wouldn’t dry out until they were planted (it was a very warm, summer day, you know), I didn’t pay attention to what fruit ‘twig’ is which when I unwrapped each one and dunked it in the water. This means I have no idea what’s what.

Can anyone tell from the photos what each one is? I believe that the thickest twig is the raspberry, but I’m not entirely certain.

In any case, we’ll have to see what happens as everything grows. What the heck, it’ll be a surprise! Won’t that be fun?


  1. Raspberry stems have thorns that are fine and look like fuzz. Blackberries have thorns that are thicker, like a rose. Blueberry is the one without thorns, probably the one with leaves.

  2. Anonymous, thank you! This will really help!