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Edible fruit from several species of genus Rubus.

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How do I prune blackberries that fruit twice?

So I purchased a few "Prime Ark Freedom" blackberries. They are a primocane fruiting variety BUT they fruit twice (once early on then once in the fall if temps/weather is right) Right now I have ...
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'Climbing' black mulberry (morus nigra), is this real?

Ran in to this plant a the supermarket. It was only 3 bucks so I picked it up out of curiosity. I've started growing mulberry trees a while a go and did quite some youtubing and reading about them. ...
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Purple edge on black berry leaves

Hi, I recently bought a blackberry plant (Navaho) and was wondering if any one can help me work out what's going on with it. It has purple edges on all the leaves, one or two have larger purple ...
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Can I grow blackberries (brambles) from cut back stems?

We have been removing a thicket of brambles from one area of our garden in the UK, but have another area we would quite like to be a thorny wilderness as a natural barrier. I known brambles can take ...
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Trellis for Upright Blackberries?

I purchased some "Prime-Ark® Freedom Primocane Blackberry". Around 4-5 of them I planted in a corner area near my yard (against a fence). They are meant to be an upright cane and while they aren't ...
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Is All this blackberry plant or is there more then 1 plant?

Just started gardening with my kids. We bought some dieing plants from H.D. for $3 each and figured we would see if we could save them. So far so good, we have some new growth. One of the plants, ...
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Blackberry Old Growth on Primocanes Dying

My row of Natchez blackberry is experiencing some mysterious die back. These are primocanes, the floricanes have been pruned out for some time. About 6 weeks ago the leaves begin to turn purple, then ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I have some blackberries and red raspberries, and I'm not sure how to winter-prep them. After pruning (which I'm skipping this year, since the primocane raspberries are only in their first year), how ...
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Discolored blackberries, any solutions to fix this?

There is a blackberry bush in my garden, UK, its fruit is ripening at the moment, but many of them are discolored. I read that sunscald could be one cause, it does get direct sun for a lot of the day, ...
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Thornless Blackberries, can I root from cuttings?

I dug up and brought a Stalk Thornless Blackberry home in a big chunk of its own ground, and put in in my ground with a bit of manure compost on top about a month ago in Idaho, (Early May) and one of ...
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Is this a black raspberry or a blackberry?

My new house came with this berry plant which a landscaper identified as raspberry. The fruits are ripening black. The taste of ripe fruit is nice, if a bit sour, not quite raspberry nor blackberry. ...
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Help me decide in a location for my raised bed garden

I'm building a 6x3 raised bed in my brooklyn ny backyard however, i wanted to know if i set it up at the left side it would be half under a mulberry/blackberry tree and the right side it would be in ...
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What part of a blackberry bush do I plant to make a new bush

I have a breed of blackberry bush in my backyard that is unlike any other blackberries I've had in the past and I'd very much like to plant more just like it. What part of the plant do I need to plant ...
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What Other Type Berries are growing with my Blackberries?

I am shocked to say the least. I was outdoors last night weeding my flowerbeds and some shrubs and I noticed the strangest thing. Our blackberry plants had something I'd never in my life seen. It's ...
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What's the best way to germinate blackberry seeds?

I ate some blackberries (last June) and kept some seeds. I tried two ways to germinate some. First way, I used an empty white plastic jar where I put some water and seeds. I put the jar in a dark ...
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Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?

I bought some bare root blackberries from a reputable nursery and in the instructions they said to "prune roots 1/2" to 1" with sharp pruning shears" before planting. What purpose does this serve?
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My live berry plants have been here a week. When do I put them in the ground?

I have raspberry and blackberry plants from Burpee that showed up here last week. Yesterday was the first day above freezing here in New Jersey (USA). There is still unmelted snow in my yard, and the ...
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How can I keep bare root blackberries viable for 8 days?

I ordered some bare root blackberries for myself and a friend. They left the nursery last Friday, but my friend won't be able to pick them up and plant them until Saturday. What can I do to ensure ...
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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

Most horticultural guides I've read recommend not planting blackberries and raspberries near each other because they will spread diseases between each other. How far apart do they need to be to ...
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Why are blackberry plants typically named for Native American tribes?

Whenever I see blackberry plants for sale, it always seem like they're named for a native American tribe. There's Navaho, Apache, Arapaho, Kiowa. The only ones I know of that don't follow this trend ...
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How far should I place garden plants from concrete and fences?

I have a 9' strip of land nestled between my driveway and the neighbor's fence. I'd like to plant some rows of blackberries and make some raised beds with tomatoes and vegetables here since it's one ...
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Why are my blackberry leaves tasting like sulfur?

People don't always realise but you can eat a certain amount of blackberry leaves (and use them as herbs to make tea for diarrhea and stuff). The tea usually tastes and smells pretty good (kind of ...
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What will this blackberry need?

On a whim, I bought a pair of plants for my container garden. They were labelled raspberry and blackberry; however, I'm not certain about the blackberry plant. The blackberry that used to grow by my ...
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Can I tilt a plant when transplanting it from a pot to the ground?

I have an Apache Blackberry that has outgrown its pot. I am getting ready to transplant it into the ground. My concern is that the main cane has been growing diagonally in the pot. When I transplant ...
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What is this dark purple discoloration on my Apache Blackberry?

I bought a young Apache Blackberry plant in a 4'' container. I transferred it to a gallon glazed clay pot. I use wood chip mulch. It has been around 2 months and the leaves are getting much bigger, ...
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When to cut tip layered raspberry & blackberry

I have some Raspberry and Blackberry plants I'm propagating by tip layering into new containers so I can give them to friends. The tips have been potted for at least 2 months, and now that a few baby ...
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What happens if you don't use a trellis for berries?

I hear that most kinds of berries need trellises like the one pictured below. I believe that the trellis keeps the stalks growing upright. Beyond the aesthetics, would anything bad happen if I grew ...
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Are blackberries hard to control?

I just planted two unnamed blackberry cultivars in a raised bed with rhubarb surrounded by flagstone. It seemed like a good idea at the time but now based on a remark about how they are a "nightmare ...
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How do I get rid of wild blackberry?

I have an area that is being taken over by wild blackberry thickets. this area had been growing wild flowers and is on a dry southwest slope. How do I get rid of them, preferably via organic means, ...
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How much should blackberries grow in their first year?

I planted 15 small (6" tall) blackberry plants from pots (9 Triple Crown Thornless and 6 Prime-Jim) in late April in southwestern Pennsylvania (USDA zone 5). All of the plants look very healthy in ...