The Q&A Archives: care for black satin blackberry

Question: i have several black satin blackerry plants that are in their second year of production and would like to know more about care of them. are the black satin erect, semi-erect aor trailing type of blackberries? what is the best way of pruning and training this type of berry? will the canes that drop to the ground and set a root system produce berries if replanted? thanks for your information marshall ratliff

Answer: Black Satin is sometimes listed as an erect variety, but since it is a bit long for that you also see it listed as a semi-trailing variety. You may want to experiment a bit and see which training method works best for you with the spacing you used when you planted them. General care and pruning/supports are discussed in detail in the publication below.

This variety will runner, this is discussed in the following article along with propagation by tip layering.

Enjoy your blackberries!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Shamrock Zinfandel"