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How to start berry bushes
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OzarkHobo    Posted 01-29-2003 at 14:07:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we live on a rocky ridge and the north side dirt is moist and mostly shaded, I would like to know if I can plant berry bushes (blackberry, raspberry etc.)there and can I start a berry bush from a cutting?


Gardner    Posted 01-29-2003 at 18:22:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you heard of the red raspberry named Heritage? It is an ever bearing variety that bears twice on the same canes and also bears on new canes. The canes that bear this year will bear again next year. I have been cutting the canes down to the ground level every fall and only getting a crop from the new canes. You don't need to worry about starting canes, they keep coming up from the roots.


Salmoneye    Posted 01-29-2003 at 15:28:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dunno if you can start em from cuttings, but anywhere a berry whip touches the ground it will throw out roots...They also run underground once established...Every fall after they are done bearing, cut all the whips that bore fruit this year...Leave the new whips that grew this year and they will bear next and new shoots will grow while they are bearing...You can keep a patch going indefinately this way...

HTH


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