Western Trailing Berry Update

jtburtonMay 24, 2013

Marionberry progress (foreground) from 4" inch pot last year (Raintree). Given the blooms and green berries so far, I might get a half pint from this plant. New growth this year is already at 3ft, so maybe a larger harvest next year "if" I can protect it during winter.

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jtburton

Marionberry progress from 1 gallon (Home Depot). Maybe a half-pint to a pint expected. I had about 8ft of growth last year but at least 6ft of it must have been damaged and had to be removed. It is growing vigorously otherwise.Two new canes at about 2ft. Interestingly enough, the marionberry plants from 4" pots had no cold damage.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 1:42PM
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jtburton

Thorny boysenberry. Planted late in the season last year. Expecting about a 1/2 pint. New year's growth is highly vigorous (2ft) and canes are about twice the diameter as last years.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 1:46PM
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jtburton

Thornless Boysenberry. 1 - 1.5 pints expected. Vigorous grower, seems like more productive than thorny variety. 5-6 new canes.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 1:49PM
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jtburton

Loganberry from 4" pot (Raintree). Expected production - maybe a 1/2 pint. New growth vigorous, 2-3 canes. Cane diameter in 2nd year is about twice the size of year 1.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 1:57PM
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jtburton

Wild treasure from 4"pot. Expected production = at least 2 pints. Probably the most productive blackberry from last year's trailing varieties. New growth very vigorous; 5-6 canes, about 2-3ft. Tip layered a new plant and than one has a few berries and is about 3ft in length already.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 2:01PM
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jtburton

Silvan blackberry from 4" pot. Expected production = 1 pint. Average new growth (2-3 canes), earliest bloomer.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 2:03PM
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jtburton

Black Diamond from 4" pot. Expected production 1 - 1.5 pints, a lot of berries from a little plant. Least growth of all trailing varieties and only one new cane this year.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 2:07PM
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persianmd2orchard

pls keep us posted on fruit quality. are the potted ones brought in during winter?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 4:25PM
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larry_gene

Equal results from my second-year Logan, also started as a 4" Raintree specimen.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 11:36PM
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