Wild Black Raspberry Dilemma
While doing some further cleanup in the vicinity of my berry patch I noticed what I believe to be a wild black raspberry plant. It has the purple arching canes although it is almost thorn-less. Growing up locally in Northern KY, I don't think I have ever come across a wild raspberry plant before. Wild blackberries are prevalent, almost invasive, but never a wild black raspberry. I hate to eradicate it like I did with the wild blackberries but I also don't want to infect my berry patch with viruses and other berry maladies. Is there some way that I can treat the wild black raspberry with preventive measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of infection to other nearby domestic plants?