prunig natchez blackberry - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
Avatar for kaygfox
Question by kaygfox
February 4, 2011
i have a natchez blackberry that i planted last spring and it has grown great. it has many long spindly( 1/4 inch dia ) branches (4 -8 feet) that i have wrap along a wire. should i prune these back or leave them??


Answer from NGA
February 4, 2011
Blackberries produce flowers and fruit on the new growth of the season. The plants are typically pruned back during the winter months, prior to their new spurt of growth. I like to prune back the vines right after I've harvested the fruit, leaving the vines that have not produced fruit alone. Then during the winter months I thin the vines out, pruning back to ground level about half of the vines on the plant. This results in lots of room for new growth - and lots of flowers and fruit the following summer. Hope this clarifies things for you.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Crown Jewels"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.