Blackberry Plants

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  1. Transplant Blackberries in Anderson, SC
  2. Sweeter Blackberries
  3. Pruning Blackberries
  4. Blackberry and Raspberry
  5. When to Plant Blackberries
  6. BlackBerry Bushes
  7. What Is the Best Time to Plant Blackberry Bushes in Helena, Montana?
Asked by Anonymous on November 26, 2010
Transplant Blackberries in Anderson, SC

When is the best time for me to transplant Blackberry plants? I live in Anderson SC 29625.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The best time for transplanting is in early spring, followed by early fall if this planting date is missed. Select a transplant site that provides full sun, air circulation and is well draining. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/growing-blackberry-bushes.htm

This article will help you to avoid transplant shock, which is what kills the majority of plants that are not moved carefully:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on December 2, 2010
Sweeter Blackberries

Even here in Arizona I have been doing well with growing blackberries. What I have are thornless and ever-bearing. The only problem is that the berries are very tart. In preparing some berries for wine a test, they showed no sugar content. What can I do to make the berries grow sweeter?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most berries will grow tart if there is some nutrient lacking in the soil. Have your soil tested and then amend the soil according to what the soil tests say is lacking. Normally, your local extension service will do a soil test for free or for a small fee.

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Asked by Anonymous on January 21, 2011
Pruning Blackberries

Some of my canes are 10 feet long or tall. Do I need to cut them back, and if so, how tall should I leave them? They are tied to trellises, but  I have trained them to the wires.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on February 9, 2011
Blackberry and Raspberry

Your advice suggests not planting raspberry plants within 300 feet of wild blackberries. What makes wild ones different than new ones planted? How about blueberries?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wild blackberries can carry fungus and viruses that can make your raspberries sterile (more information here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberries-not-fruiting.htm. Ones you buy from the store should be certified virus and fungus free. This problem does not affect blueberries.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 28, 2011
When to Plant Blackberries

When should I plant my blackberry plants? I live in Zone 9 in north central Florida.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Early spring or fall is the best time to plant them.

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Asked by CatWood on March 4, 2011
BlackBerry Bushes

I planted some new black berries last Summer. They didn’t produce last year, only the cane grew. I didn’t prune them at all in the summer nor winter, How much should I prune off now? The canes are about 12 ft long. Thanks

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Blackberries only produce on 2 year old canes, so that is why you did not get any last year. You can do tip pruning right now, but do not remove the whole cane. This article will have more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberry-pruning.htm

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Asked by rockymtn1310 on March 13, 2011
What Is the Best Time to Plant Blackberry Bushes in Helena, Montana?

What is the best time to plant blackberry bushes in Helena, Montana?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

In the spring, after any chance of frost has passed, is the best time. Early fall is the next best time.

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