Blackberry Plants

First Year Blackberry Bushes

Anonymous added on September 27, 2011 | Answered

Just planted blackberry bushes earlier this summer. When is the first time I need to prune them? They bore only minimal berries this year but are looking very healthy and have grown an enormous amount. What is my next recommended process, please?

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Answered on September 28, 2011
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Answered on September 29, 2011

If you have a lot of new growth, prune out the weak canes. You will also want to prune out last years growth. In the spring, use a balanced organic fertilizer.

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