Blackberry Plants

Tons of Berry Briars but No Berries

jackiehisel added on August 11, 2011 | Answered

We have 57 acres. Most have blackberries and raspberries growing wild. Most raspberries are small. The blackberries were great, but this year there were few berries. We also have lots of briars but no berries. Why?

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Answered on August 15, 2011

There is a virus that can cause blackberries and raspberries to become sterile. Wild brambles are particularly at risk. This article has more information:

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