Arctic raspberry likes sun to part shade in average to moist, well-drained acidic soil. Growing Black Raspberries With Wildlife 1: The birds love them. In Minnesota it is found in both open and forested northern sphagnum swamps but it is not common. Crop rotation. Matching soil pH to plant requirements can be a huge factor in your success. I have read that they are adaptable to various conditions and could be somewhat drought tolerant once established. The berries are highly prized because they are so hard to find. Bird netting … Out of all of the fruit growing in my yard, these are by far their favorite! Avoid planting strawberries or raspberries in soils where previous crops have included strawberries, raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or peppers. Arctic raspberries grow on swamps and lakeside meadows especially in Scandinavia and are ripe for picking around July and August. Arctic Raspberry is a circumpolar species that only dips into the lower 48 states in Minnesota and the western Rockies. Sample the soil before planting and contact your local cooperative extension office for assistance. They grow about 6 to 12 inches tall and should be planted 12-24 inches apart. The species is divided into three subspecies with subsp. Learning how to grow black raspberries—and keeping the birds from eating them all—is an art form. The fruits of the Arctic raspberry are very tasty and, among other uses, make jam and liqueur, or flavour tea. acaulis found in Minnesota.