Growing Bramble Berries in Zones 3 & 4

Everything you need to know to select, plant, propagate, and maintain bramble berries – including blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries, and even golden and purple raspberries! – in northern gardening zones.

Raspberries and Blackberries

Everybody knows them. Everybody loves them. The bramble berries come in a stunning variety of shapes, sizes and colors (black? purple? gold? red? even white!), and you can practically dial in your own preferences for fruit production level, sweetness, ease of care, and zone hardiness. If none of the popular varieties work for you, try one of the hybrids (Tayberries! Marionberries!), and pick a cane height and habit that fits your garden size (dwarf? trailing? erect? even a creeping dewberry!).
No matter your zone, no matter your preference, there’s a bramble berry perfect for your garden. I promise.