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Anonymous added on January 12, 2014 | Answered

The tips of the canes on my blackberry bushes love to take root in the ground and start new plants. If a cane is allowed to do that, what effect does this have on the canes ability to actually produce berries in the spring?

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Answered on January 12, 2014

This shouldn't reallt affect it at all, as this is what the plant does. That said, it may help to prune it back some to prevent the shrub from getting too big and spreading too much. These articles should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/growing-blackberry-bushes.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberry-pruning.htm If you are having ssues with non fruiting, this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberries-not-fruiting.htm

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