care for black satin blackberry - Knowledgebase Question

reidsville, nc
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Question by mratliff
December 11, 2005
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 from NGA
December 11, 2005
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!

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