blackberry bush - Knowledgebase Question

minneapolis, Mi
Question by c_nistler
March 3, 2010
thank you for the info on my blackberry bush. how much do i prune back and when is the best time to do it.

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2010


Blackberry bushes develop flowers and fruit on the new growth of the season. You can cut the canes down by about a third and still have lots of new growth and lots of fruit this summer. If the planting is very overgrown, remove some of the canes completely. The roots will send out new canes in the early summer. I'd prune in early spring, just as new growth begins.

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