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Berries in the off-season

Posted by dmeaser 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 20:23

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.

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RE: Berries in the off-season

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!

RE: Berries in the off-season

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.

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