I want to grow Blackberries

@jess368 (3377)
United States
January 30, 2009 8:23pm CST
But... I need some initial guidance. Have you ever grown blackberries (or any other berry fruit)? I would love any advice that will get me starters, and help get my plants alive long enough to begin producing the fruit. For example, one question I have is, should I plant the seeds? Or should I purchase the plant? Also, are they a vine plant? Do they need something to grow on, or are they a bush? Oh, I have lots of questions, and guidance will be well appreciated!
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
4 Feb 09
They're a hardy throny bush that's often a home for chiggers. In my area they grow wild. I just go out in rubber boots & gloves & pick them by the basketfull. If your going to plant your own I'd recomend something like a tire for an edger. It gives the plant plehty of room & lets you get your mower or weedeater right up under there. Hopefully that & some tending will keep the chiggers down & you won't find yourself getting eaten as well.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
4 Feb 09
That is great information! Thank you so much for the warning, I want nothing to do with Chiggers!
• United States
31 Jan 09
Hi. the fruit that you buy in the store has been treated for shipping and in likely hood will not grow.that's the bad news,the good new is that black berry is basically a weed. there is very few places it will not grow.here in the south of the us we think of them as weeds.once you get them you got them.you can if you want to buy the plant from any where in the south.try type in warren co. Tennessee on the search engine that where a lot of whole sell nursery are.i don't care what kind of black thrum you have you can grow black berry.you do know they have thrones don't you? i hope this helps. if it doesn't write me back and i will get an address of one of the nursery a round here.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I did read that they have thorns, I also read that there are a few that are thornless. I love blackberries, and I am trying to be more environmentally friendly, so I wanted to grow my own. I heard that they would grow in Texas (actually I thought about this because a lady I worked for years ago had a huge patch of them, and we would go pick them)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Hi. We have about six acres. and three may be more has blackberries on them.the grand kids pick them ever year.We love the tastes of them but don't like the thrones.some parts of texas may be to dry for blackberries.they can take just about any weather but they like water.good to hear from you.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Thank you so much! I will be looking into the thorn-less plants as soon as I find a place the sells them.
@Jouhar (409)
• India
31 Jan 09
What do you mean by blackberry? I have planted some mulberry in my garden and i'm now getting fruits. It needs a small amount of water and fertilizers only.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Blackberry - The blackberry fruit, very delicious!!!!
I mean the blackberry fruit. I have attached a pic as an example. What kind of fertilizer did you use?
@Jouhar (409)
• India
31 Jan 09
I haven't seen this fruit before. But mulberry is smaller than this. I'm using half dried cowdung as a fertilizer. It needs only a little.
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