Black Satin Blackberry... alive?
Last year we planted a Black Satin Blackberry. Earlier this Spring when I didn't see any new canes growing from the ground and no growth on last year's canes (apologize if I am using wrong terms, I am new to this), I thought it was dead.
Well, lo and behold just today I saw two canes growing from the ground! I am a bit confused though because they look very purple. Is this normal for this variety or is there something wrong? I expected them to be green since the leaves last year were green.
Is this late in the season for the new canes to be coming up?
Should I go ahead and prune back last year's growth that seems dead? I thought the green growth it put on in the Fall would bear fruit this year however there are no leaves budding that I can tell.