height of triple crown blackberry primocanes?

lsohApril 25, 2012

If not tipped, how tall will triple crown blackberry canes get the first year?


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glenn_russell(6b RI)

I top mine at about 8 feet, and I have to do that multiple times a season to keep them there. If properly supported, I'd suspect that they'd probably get to twice that height... But obviously you wouldn't want that. I believe topping helps stimulate lateral growth on which the fruit grows.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 7:52PM
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    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 9:35PM
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Extremely straight 3c canes will go up ten feet before beginning to arch over, so Glenn's estimate is good.

These heights are for an established planting, 3 years or more. Unlikely to happen for new plantings.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 11:51PM
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