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Pruning of Blackberry and Blueberry Plants

jimrieff added on March 22, 2011 | Answered

I have two blueberries and two blackberry plants - planted last year (bare root). The blueberries are about 18" tall, whereas the blackberries are 4 -6 feet tall. Should they be pruned, and if so, how and when? I have raspberries also - planted three and have several suckers. I was going to prune these by cutting all of them to the ground in early spring - correct?
Thank you

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    Heather
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    Answered on March 23, 2011

    Since these are new plantings, you may want to wait another year before pruning, but you can do a little. Here is more information:

    This article will help you with pruning blackberries:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberry-pruning.htm

    This article will help you with pruning the raspberries:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/raspberry/pruning-raspberry-bushes.htm

    And this one will help you with blueberries:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/blueberry-plant-pruning.htm

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