Blackberry bushes not producing berries

terrin(5A)April 23, 2006

I know there are several kinds of blackberry bushes, but does anyone know if ALL blackberry bushes....say, the ones that Canadian (i.e. Ontario) garden centres sell, only produce berries on one year-old canes? From what I've read, they produce canes one year, then those canes produce berries the following year, then die, then new canes emerge. Is this the case? My friends bushes aren't producing berries and I believe they just planted them 2 years ago, so I am trying to figure out why this may be. Thanks very much for your help with this.

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raptorfan(z5 Ont, Cda)

hi, i had a similar problem. Maybe this will help?

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg0216402321191.html

cheers

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 11:30AM
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sunny_megs(z5a ONT)

With my blackberry bush the berries only grow on the new growth from the season before. After the season is over, I prune all branches that have produced fruit to keep the bush manageable, just leave the new growth.
Megan

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 5:00PM
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