Berries in the off-season

dmeaserSeptember 24, 2013

I had my first harvest of berries this spring/summer. Boysenberries and blackberries -- they were great.

My question is: what now? I know I'm supposed to trim down the thick canes, but since this is really just year #2, there aren't very many woody thick canes. Should I trim down everything to the ground? Leave 'em up on the fence?

Also, what should I do with the new vines...they're basically just on the ground.

Thank you in advance.
David

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zackey(GA 8b)

If I were you I would contact or go to your local agricultural center to find out how to do this. I wish I had some berry plants here! My grandpa in northern Pa had both raspberry and blackberry plants growing in his yard. It was my job to pick them. I probably ate as many as I picked and took home!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 10:25AM
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florauk(8/9)

Cut out the canes which fruited this year. Tie in the new canes which have not yet fruited. More info over on Fruit and Orchards Forum.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 4:05PM
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