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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:19 pm 
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We live in San Angelo in West Texas and are in the process of converting a back yard (east exposure) for planting fruit trees and a vegetable garden. So far we have tllled up a portion and have been adding compost, cow manure, hariy vetch, and organic fertilier to build up the soil for a spring planting. Can blue berries and black berries be planted in late fall to get a root system started for the next year? We would be prepared to cover the plants if a hard freeze is anticipated. None of the nurseries out here stock plants for fall planting so would there be a source in the Metroplex or Austin/ San Antonio area?

Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

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Do you know what variety you're thinking of planting? What have you turned up from internet searches?

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Thank you for your response, and I appologize for the delay on answering your question. So far the local agricultural extension office has recommended Brazos, Womack and Rosborough for Blackberries; however, I have not yet found their recomendation on Blue Berries. None of the local nurseries are stocking either plant this time of year so I am open to suggestions on a good source for the West Texas climate and soil conditions.

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Check out www.txberry.com and the following publication to see if that helps;
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/blueberry.html

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