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- RASPBERRIES IN THE HOME GARDEN
- GROWING BETTER BLACKBERRIES
- DISEASES AND INSECTS OF RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES
Edited by David Handley and Marvin Pritts, and authored by 15 bramble specialists. Covers all aspects of bramble production from site selection and preparation through plant selection. Also discusses proper harvest and handling, transportation of fruit to market, enterprise budgeting. Includes a key to problem identification and diagnosisSee More Details
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From planting to picking, everything you need to know to grow your own fresh fruits and nuts.
Learn how to create edible landscapes with blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries and See More Details
A great way to minimize transplant shock and give your new plants a head start.
Available in 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz or 16 oz quantities.See More Details
A hands-on guide to growing berries, brambles, and vine fruit in the home garden, by Stella Otto. Other chapters include: Strawberries, Rhubarb, Blueberries, Lingonberries, Currant and Gooseberries, Grapes, and Kiwifruit. Excellent resource for the backyard gardener.See More Details
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Both members of the genus Rubus, are collectively known as brambles. All brambles have a perennial root system which produces canes that are either biennial (grow for 2 years) or annual. During the first growing year, the canes are vegetative and are known as primocanes. In the second growing season, the canes become reproductive and bear fruit. Following fruiting, these 2-year-old canes, now called floricanes, die. At the same time, the bramble plant is also producing new primocanes. Under good care, the plant will normally grow and bear fruit for ten years.
How to plant your brambles
Blackberries -Erect: Should be planted 6 to 8 ft en bewteen rows and 3 ft apart in between each plant.
Blackberries - Trellising: Should be planted 6 to 8 ft in between the rows and 6 to 10 ft in between each plant. Cut cane off at the ground level at time of planting. Prune off the top 3"-4" of the new shoots when they are about 24" high for black and 30" for purple. This topping should be done several times during the season. Remove the fruiting canes immediately after harvest. Carry from the field and burn to minimize disease problems. The roots should only be covered with approximately 2" of soil. Be sure to press dirt firmly about the roots and water well to prevent air pockets. If the weather is dry, put on a light straw mulch. Blackberry roots are particularly sensitive to sunlight so it is very important to keep the root covered as much as possible while plants are out of the ground and if possible, plant on an overcast day. If there are any wild brambles growing around or near your new planting, they should be dug up and destroyed to prevent the possibility of their carrying diseases.
2nd Year apply 1/2 cup per 10 feet of row in the spring when new growth starts and again after harvest.
3rd Year apply 3/4 cup per 10 feet of row in the spring when new growth starts and again after harvest.
Trailing - tip primocanes when they reach 5' (midsummer) and attach to a trellis, In early spring, remove any dead or damaged canes, and prune laterals back to approximately 12" or pencil diameter. Immediately after fruiting, remove floricanes at ground level and burn. Select the best 6-8 primocanes per linear row and attach to a trellis.
Advantages of raised beds
Gardeners in northern climates (Zones 3-5) have had success growing summer bearing blackberries by planting trailing varieties. Remove the canes from the trellis in the fall and lay them flat on the ground. Cover them with a thick layer of straw mulch and provide a windbreak to create a thick cover of snow to protect the canes from winter damage. Re-trellis the canes in the spring. This method has been successful on a regular basis. In my opinion, this is too much work for commercial growers.
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