Fall cutting back plants - Knowledgebase Question

Marblehead, Ma
Question by jodymagee
November 6, 2009
I have some wild black berries that started growing in my yard this year. They produced quite a bit of tasty fruit. Should I cut back the vines that grew now or in the spring, or should I just leave them. Thank you very much. Jody Magee

Answer from NGA
November 6, 2009


Your blackberry plants produce on new growth that develops on old wood. To ensure lots of berries next year, prune the canes down to 8-12". In the spring new shoots will develop from these old canes and you should get lots of berries next summer. Best wishes with your blackberries

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