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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

The likelihood of disease is not more likely when planted in close quarters, but if one species contracts a disease, it will likely pass it on. To avoid this, planting them apart should do it, ...
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Is this a black raspberry or a blackberry?

Based on the pictures at this website and some general knowledge of my own what you have is a blackberry. Blackberries are shiny fruits with large cells and a white core just like the picture you show....
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I am zone USDA zone 3 b to 4 and you can't kill blackberry plants. I have mine growing with morning sun in a raised bed beside a concrete foundation. Every year, dead to the ground, every year eight ...
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Help me decide in a location for my raised bed garden

Full sun - most vegetables like as much sun as possible, although in very, very hot countries, some shade from the midday sun may be beneficial.The berries falling doesn't matter either way, but they'...
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What part of a blackberry bush do I plant to make a new bush

If we're talking about commonly referred to Rubus, most plants in the genus can be propagated 3 ways, by cuttings, by sectioning off suckers - the easiest if there are suckers present already, or by ...
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What will this blackberry need?

When you plant them, be sure that they are no deeper than they were before. Use a porous, well drained potting mix, and water deeply. The blackberry is going to need a trellis, as well as the ...
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Is All this blackberry plant or is there more then 1 plant?

The “different” plant is a hitchhiker, either from some random seed or already brought in with the blackberry from the nursery. Without further ado, I recommend you pull it out. It will compete with ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I never mulched reds, yellows or blacks in the Chicago area. The only problem was the rabbits ate them when there was snow cover on the ground.
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Why are my blackberry leaves tasting like sulfur?

It may have been caused by drifting of sulphur based fungicide. You said you may have treated your nectarine tree, which is ten yards away. This easily could have affected the flavor of the blackberry ...
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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

Frankly, I don't agree with the premise that blackberries and raspberries planted together are more subject to disease. I've worked in many gardens where blackberries are trained up a trellis or fence ...
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Why are blackberry plants typically named for Native American tribes?

Probably you happen to be seeing mostly (likely due to locale) the output of one breeding program and that is their theme. Looking here, page 24 to 26, that would appear to be Arkansas; and many more ...
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What Other Type Berries are growing with my Blackberries?

From what I can see, you appear to have only one bush, with blackberries in various stages of their life. A similar picture can be found here, along with some good information about the plant. The ...
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How can I keep bare root blackberries viable for 8 days?

Usually, bare root plants are supplied with wrapped roots - that might be burlap or fabric or some plastic, so hopefully that's what they've done. When you get them, soak the roots in a bucket of ...
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Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?

I have no idea, never heard of it, usually the only time you need to trim roots is if they are damaged, when you may take off those parts affected. It is, though, common to be advised to prune back ...
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Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?

It's because when they dig the plant, the dirty ragged cut the digger leaves on the roots is left when the plant goes to storage. The roots on your plant used to be a lot longer, but (of course) when ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I discourage the idea. The moment a cane's tip touches the ground, the plant is seriously tempted to grow roots. Plus, the canes bend easily while young, once they mature, they tend to break or get ...
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'Climbing' black mulberry (morus nigra), is this real?

I suspect a language problem: Blackberries (Rubus) are “mûre” in French, “mora” in Spanish and “amora” in Portuguese. -> which may easily be confused with Morus, the Genus of mulberries. But of ...
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Trellis for Upright Blackberries?

The advice I've read about blackberries is based on managing the plant, harvest and cutting back. Basically the idea is that they fruit on last year's growth, so you need to allow a certain number of ...
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Trellis for Upright Blackberries?

Better stand back next year when they are established. I don't have the cultivar you have but the similar one I planted is vigorous with stalks growing to ten feet long. It is also quite happy to ...
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My live berry plants have been here a week. When do I put them in the ground?

You can plant them when it's still frosting out, but not when it's still freezing regularly. Until then, keep them in the coolest, darkest spot you have inside. An unheated basement or garage is ...
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How far should I place garden plants from concrete and fences?

I think a raised bed, if you can irrigate it, should be safe right up to the driveway. It's a light colored drive, which will warm up, but not near to the extent that blacktop will, and it has the ...
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Can I grow blackberries (brambles) from cut back stems?

In my experience (of cutting down huge masses of brambles on my allotment) they don't grow from cut stems lying on the ground. They will root from vines rambling across the ground so if the live ...
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What should I do with blackberry bushes that only produce a small number of berries?

I'm in the UK, so not sure if what we call blackberries are the same as what you call blackberries. Anyway, are you sure you're pruning them properly? For my blackberries, every winter I cut to ground ...
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Composting and/or using chopped blackberries

They will stop growing when their connection to the roots in the ground is removed. If you chip them and compost them properly, you should be fine. For eradication you've got 3 options that don't ...
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Is this blackberry or rose sprout?

Those are leaves of a rose. This photo is a decent image of a blackberry leaf. Note that the leaflets are irregularly shaped, with the first pair larger than the second pair, unlike a rose where the ...
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How much should blackberries grow in their first year?

I think it depends a lot on your climate and soil. If you live somewhere temperate like near the coast in Washington where blackberries commonly grow wild, I'm guessing they'll grow like weeds right ...
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What's the best way to germinate blackberry seeds?

Blackberry seeds need to be scarified and stratified in order to germinate. Furthermore, it seems that drying the seeds first may induce dormancy inhibiting germination. So, maybe you went wrong in ...
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Trellis for Upright Blackberries?

You said it yourself: "where im from wild blackberries grow like crazy". The same applies to cultivated blackberries, but they're less resilient, require more nutrients for better fruit production and ...
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Help me decide in a location for my raised bed garden

I would suggest going with full sun. Most vegetables you grow will need full sun. I am talking from personal experience and have 3 raised beds on the sunny side of the house in California. I don't ...
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Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?

It encourages new root growth which is important to the plant's survival in the first several weeks. It's common for bare-root stock of many sorts to suggest trimming the roots. If you don't trim the ...
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