I've got three (rather unpromising-looking) heritage raspberry plants from a well-known mail-order company--basically just woody, naked stalks with roots--that are begging to be put into some cushy dirt and given a drink. The only question is, where? As I've mentioned in basically every post I've made, my garden soil is basically unusable, especially for food products. I mean, I pulled up a pair of pantyhose last week, and a Barbie leg the week before that, both of which were quite difficult to wrest from the sticky red clay, let me tell you.
I planted three (similarly naked, three-foot) dwarf fruit trees in absolutely gigantic plastic pots this season, promising them that I'll transplant them into something more permanent within two years or so. I'm being really vigilant about watering and fertilizing them.
Can I do that with my heritage raspberry bushes? What kind of planting depth do they want? According to the company, these bushes should fruit this August here in zone 6b. Are they less likely to fruit in pots?