Set plants out in well drained, deeply cultivated, sandy or gravely loam soil. The planting site should have enough elevation for air drainage to prevent injury by late spring freezes.

Plant in full sun 8 feet apart, rows 8-10 feet apart. In northern zones, plant in a southern exposure and provide protection on cold nights. At planting prune roots to healthy, undamaged tissue and prune top to single stem with 3-5 buds.


Water deeply at base of plants. Drip irrigation would work well. Apply mulch for moisture retention and weed control. Any nitrogen fertilization should be done in spring or early summer before setting of fruit. Use nitrate of soda or well rotted manure.

Provide winter protection for young plants and against any unusually harsh, cold and wind. Pruning should be done January through March.


Zones 5-9