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$1 each Clearance Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Grapes, and Pomegranate plants Lowes Lewisville, TX YMMV

mswillis5 435 171 March 28, 2013 at 07:35 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (2) More Lowes Deals

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I went to lowes and they had pallets of clearanced Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Grapes, and Pomegranates in varying sizes and varieties. Store Lewisville, TX

Lewisville, TX
1051 Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067, Store #0551

Blueberries 1 Gallon and 2.25 Gallon
Raspberries 1 Gallon
Blackberries 1 Gallon
Grapes 1 Gallon
Pomegranates 2.25 gallon only variety is Semi-Dwarf Wonderful Pomegrantes

Posted Receipt for proof. The manager at the store wants to get rid of these because they lost all of these plants when it got hot last year.



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I would hate you, but you are stuck with Texas summers. Anyone getting in on this deal may want to check the University of Austin for recommended varieties, though I've found that Lowes up here in KY is pretty good about carrying out-of-patent varieties that are recommended for the area. You also MUST read up on the cultivation/pruning rules. A brief overview of the three berry types, which I grow.

Blueberries must have acid soil, and don't tolerate drought. Period. Of the two southern varieties - Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye - the Rabbiteye is supposed to be more tolerant of less acidic soil. When planting the Blueberries figure AT LEAST 1/2 cubic foot of peat per plant - and at least as much more between plants at 4 feet apart. Look at local farmers supply locations, they sometimes have better peat prices. Even if you amend your soil and make it acid enough, if you have alkaline water and a dry summer they will die as hard/alkaline water can quickly raise your soild pH. You need some kind of rain barrel, and if you are good with chemistry and have the proper safety gear you can inject sulfuric acid into your hard water if you run out of rain water as long as your use of hard water is limited - i.e. short versus a long drought. Sulfuric acid is dangerous, if you didn't think I'm at least partially nuts for playing with it - don't even think about it.

With Blackberries some really nice thornless varieties are coming off patent from the University of Arkansas and our Lowes has been carrying them. Good yield, easy care and harvesting, solid disease resistance - and as I discovered last year, no thorns = yummy deer food. If you can keep your deer out of them they are the easiest of all of these. Again, go to the University's website.

Raspberry varieties typically require much more aggressive spraying for fungal disease, and require a little more experience, but they are delicious fresh off the canes. Blackberries are usually more forgiving of clay soil than Raspberries are, which are very unforgiving of poor drainage. However, nothing beats fresh Raspberries - my little boy at age 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 both summers made a bee-line for my row of 25 Heritage Raspberry plants (Lowes special Big Grin) and he and his sister would compete for them. Until he went down the row, we never had to worry about him wandering off anywhere else in the yard or towards the road.
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