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Old 07-23-2008, 05:48 PM   #11
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I asked on a gardening forum Jill and the response was sunburn????????
Hey Attie! Thanks a million for the favor! *karma* Sunburn/heatburn seems to be the consensus. I am going to bake with them. I just wish they were all flawless so I could show them off. Look how big they are:

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Old 07-23-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
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OMG those are huge. I ordered a sprig from a two year old thornless black berry bush it's thriving but I will keep it in the pot and put in house this winter and then try to plant it in the spring. From what I have read blackberry bushes will grow in just about any climate or soil. I love blackberries. How tall do they grow? Do you know how deep the roots grow?
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:07 PM   #13
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Look at the teeny tiny plants along the fence on the right.
The two plants on either side of that sad little baby trellis are
our blackberries when we planted last spring:



Now see the same plants behind BF 12 months later...



THAT'S how big they get!!!
Note that this was also spring so they are (even more) enormous now.
Not sure about the roots, sorry.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #14
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My goodness, don't they look yummy, I don't think we can grow them here. We can grow Mulberries so I tried a white one but it ended up all bush and no fruit.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #15
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Hey Attie! Thanks a million for the favor! *karma* Sunburn/heatburn seems to be the consensus. I am going to bake with them. I just wish they were all flawless so I could show them off. Look how big they are:
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OMG those are huge. I ordered a sprig from a two year old thornless black berry bush it's thriving From what I have read blackberry bushes will grow in just about any climate or soil. I love blackberries.
OKAY. I CAN'T STAND IT. If I send who an empty container to send me a clipping, who's going to send me one? (WILL GROW ANYWHERE?!?!?!?) I figure if I use my rooting hormone, it should work. No? I'd love to try.


I just want to grab that thing right through the screen.
They are beautiful. I don't think I could hold off long enough to bake with them. OMG!!!
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Where I live we have a county extension agent whose job it is to answer questions like this. If you can locate him, and send the pictures, you will probably get an answer. This might be a local pest, weather condition, or the like, and they will be familar with it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:48 PM   #17
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Dang it I just posted a long post which is hard for me as I do not type well. I submitted and got a message saying I posted to many picture and I lost the entire post. What? I don't even know how to post a picture this is not the first time I lost a post.
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Look at the teeny tiny plants along the fence on the right.
The two plants on either side of that sad little baby trellis are
our blackberries when we planted last spring:



Now see the same plants behind BF 12 months later...



THAT'S how big they get!!!
Note that this was also spring so they are (even more) enormous now.
Not sure about the roots, sorry.
So are they setting fruit yet or do I need to give them more than a year? I'm totally clueless. Plus it's really dry and hot here in the summer but I can plant them in good soil by setting some good dirt for them when I get ready to plant next spring and water them as much as they need?
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:00 AM   #19
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So are they setting fruit yet or do I need to give them more than a year? I'm totally clueless. Plus it's really dry and hot here in the summer but I can plant them in good soil by setting some good dirt for them when I get ready to plant next spring and water them as much as they need?
JP, I have a friend who just moved back to Pittsburgh from Raton!


We got a couple of handfuls by the end of last summer, but only enough to snack on, like maybe 1-2 a day for a week or so. This year we have quarts of them from these two bushes. We bought them as dormant 6 inch "twigs" and I'm not sure how old they were. You'll have to do some research to find out how much water etc you'll need in your area. In PA they 're pretty self-sufficient.

I ordered last spring from Spring Hill Nursery a collection of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. All of our berries yielded high crops by this year, and they were all gorgeous and healthy.
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