Blackberries - Knowledgebase Question

Oklahoma City, OK
Question by Anderberg1
November 19, 1999
Can I fertilize wild blackberries to increase their yield?


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Answer from NGA
November 19, 1999

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You could fertilize the wild plants and possibly increase their yield, but you might see more rewarding results by growing a named variety of blackberry selected because of the quantity and quality of its berries. Quantity, quality and size can also be influenced to some extent by the amount of sunlight and water the plants receive -- as well as by the spring and summer weather. Finally, proper pruning can enhance yield, too.

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