Blackberry Plants

Blackberry Growth

sonip added on June 22, 2017 | Answered

We planted a blackberry bush last Spring. It grew over the summer and, this year, is showing many berries forming. At the same time, there is a sizeable stalk, growing vertically from the base of the plant. It is just a stalk with leaves branching out - no berries. Should this stalk be left to grow or pruned because it is drawing water and nutrients away from the berries?

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Answered on June 22, 2017

Sounds like it may be a sucker stem and you can remove it as it is taking energy away from the fruit production.

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