Care and maintenance of the Austin Dewberry plant
My 90 year old Father, remembers as a young boy, eating a delicious berry called the Dewberry that grew in the wild in pastures in SE Kansas. He lives on a farm near Independence, Kansas. I found some Austin Dewberry bush starts on the internet and sent him some plants to try and grow to produce some berries for him as his eye sight is failing and he needs something to keep him busy that is not too strainous. He is asking me how to maintain and nurture these bushes as they are putting out runners and he wants to know if he should stake them up, build a trellis to help them,basically the care and maintenance of these bushes. Can you assist us. Joannvoth@airmail.net. Phone number: 972-221-3001. Thank you so much for any assistance you can give.
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The care of this plant is similar to all other blackberries, and raspberries. I am including 2 articles. One is on the care of blackberries, and one is on pruning.
Here is the article about growing blackberries: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/growing-blackberry-bushes.htm
Here is the article on pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberry-pruning.htm