Gardening Questions And Answers
In North America, cloudberries grow wild across most of northern Canada, Alaska, northern Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, and there is a small population on Long Island, New York. The cloudberry can withstand cold temperatures down to well below -40 °C, but is sensitive to salt and to dry conditions.
Cloudberries are low-growing perennials that spread readily by a creeping rootlike stem, or rhizome. The toothed leaves are circular with rounded lobes. The plants are dioecious, meaning individuals are either male or female. Female plants produce yellow or amber-coloured fruit from a 2.5-cm (1-inch) white flower.
Pick the Right Spot and Amend the Soil In the wild, these berries grow in sphagnum peat moss bogs and other regions with acidic soil. Make sure you test your soil before planting cloudberries. The ideal pH range is between 3.5 and 4.5, so plan to spread compost and peat moss wherever you plant these […]