I have a couple of questions about root tipping thornless blackberries.
I plan on doing this to this years primocanes.
1. When is the best time to do this? Are we looking for a certain height or are we looking at a certain time of year?
My inital thought is to wait until this years floricanes are done fruiting, cut them back and then root tip the primocanes at this time.
Thoughts on this?
2. My next questions are related to time of cutting the child from parent......I am assuming I will wait until next spring to do this, correct? When this is done is the child considered a primocane or floricane(like it's parent)? Will it have berries the first year, second year or is it's sole purpose to root and send up new shoots. Also, how high should we leave the child vs the parent?
3. Does doing this have any negative impact of the parent plant producing fruit?
Thanks for any help