Blackberry Plants

Do you tip prune laterals on blackberries too?

Zone Apison, Tennessee | stevemorris added on December 4, 2013 | Answered

I know about tip pruning your primo canes and it has worked well but I have some laterals that are getting mighty long too. Do you tip prune these as well since some of them are getting as long as the primo canes did - like 10-20 feet?

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Answered on December 5, 2013

It is recommended that you prune lateral tips back in the spring. How much is a point of discussion, with some sources recommending to tip to 18 inches and others suggest cutting them back by 1/3 to 1/2.

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