Dewberries grow wild in many parts of Canada and the US, and they’re very similar to blackberries and raspberries. Unlike blackberries though, who grow upwards, dewberries grow more like a bush. Dewberries are also harvested in spring, usually late April or early May, and so if you’re looking for a delicious berry that you’ll be able to eat a little faster, look no further than dewberries! Keep reading to find out more about how to grow dewberries!
How to Grow Dewberries in Your Garden
Dewberries are a little more acidic than blackberries, and are often used to make jams, pies, or just eaten raw!
- Dewberries can be an invasive species are their roots grow all cross, horizontally, so before you decide to grow dewberries, take this into account as well as how much space you have.
- You can get dewberry seedlings or cuttings from your local nursery or online.
- Prepare a good quality, well draining soil in a large enough area that will receive several hours of sun a day.
- Dig a hole that is large enough to plant the dewberry root ball into – at least a foot deep.
- Place the root into the hole and cover it up with soil.
- Space each plant at least 4 feet apart.
- Water thoroughly until the soil is moist and cover with mulch.
- Set up a trellis or a stake and tie the dewberry plant around it otherwise the plant will disperse every which way.
Caring for Dewberries:
- Dewberries are a hardy perennial and therefore require very little care.
- Once established, you can definitely fertilize the plant to ensure faster and healthier berries.
- Dewberries take 4-5 years to bear fruit, so just be patient!
Now that you know how to grow dewberries, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!