Blackberry Plants

Problems With Blackberry Plants

Anonymous added on June 19, 2011 | Answered

I'm getting a low amount of fruit this year (three year old plants), and the fruit I get is odd looking. About two thirds of the berry drupelets are black, but the rest are an unripe pale color. They're not too sweet either. Help!

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Answered on June 20, 2011

My guess would be that you may simply be picking them too early. Most people tend to pick blackberries when they are a nice glossy, dark color when in fact you should wait for them to dull in color before harvesting.

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