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Q.In South Louisiana, Have Many Floricanes Which Sprout Close To Each Other. Is Each Floricane To Be Spaced 4 Feet Away From Others?

Zone 70301 | Anonymous added on March 27, 2024 | Answered

How to trellis them so fruit will be higher off ground. These dewberry floricanes are each separate, not like book and video blackberry images which have many canes coming from a single crown root and show trellising of these multiple canes along the trellis line(s) so they are easy to pick and with multiple berries at each location. My wild dewberries are just a string of single not very large berries, and lots of the flowers, even if they become berries, don’t mature to black but stay green and then dry out. Do I transplant: If a hole is dug and multiple canes are put in it, will they all survive? If planted separately and spaced 4 feet it looks like not much fruit can be expected, since the berries are on a single strand. Also, will the canes fruit if elevated (easy to pick), or do they have to remain on the ground (hard to pick)? The red primocanes are pretty, but thorny, and the white flowers are a nice show, but if there isn’t going to be a fruit yield, I think I will have to get rid of them and maybe replace them with erect berries with high yield and convenient(erect) picking habit.

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