By National Gardening Association Editors
- Choose virus-free plants.
- Plan a training system to match the growth habit of your variety - either upright or trailing.
- Plant in early spring in most areas; in mild-winter areas of the South and Pacific Coast, plant in fall or winter.
- Choose a well-drained site in full sun at least 300 feet from any wild blackberries.
Construct trellises for trailing varieties before planting.