Is this a blackberry plant?

iamzvonko(5)August 2, 2012

Hello,

I planted blackberries last year and they grew really good this year. In addition to the new growth from the planting, I have gotten something new coming out of the ground from the same place.

The leaves look somewhat similar to the blackberry leaves but the stem is much thicker. Is it a blackberry or something else?

Thanks

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denninmi(8a)

Yes, that is a blackberry. As the plants grow and get established, they will get significantly larger. Canes on some varieties can be a couple of inches in diameter at the base if happy. And as your photo depicts, the larger, more mature foliage has five leaflets instead of three.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 8:57PM
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ABz5b

Definitely a blackberry. Reminds me of the Chesters/TC. Second year growth kind of explodes.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:33PM
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iamzvonko(5)

When I first saw it, I thought it was a weed and I broke it off. Well, a couple of weeks later it was back at it again. So I let it grow to see if it would develop any blooms. Glad I didn't touch it anymore.

Thanks for the feedback.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:56PM
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