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Three-Year-Old Triple Crown Canes?

Posted by shazaam 7B (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 30, 13 at 21:14

I have a Triple Crown blackberry that I transplanted in the spring of 2011. That year, it sent up a single cane that branched nicely, and last year it fruited on the laterals. It didn't generate any new canes last year and the existing cane showed no signs of dying, so I left it standing. Now, in the spring of it's third year, the same cane is sending out new laterals. I've never seen this kind of behavior from my other cultivars (Prime Jim, Shawnee, Apache, and Chester), and I'm not quite sure what to make of it -- everything I've read says that blackberry canes die after fruiting. Is this common for Triple Crown?

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RE: Three-Year-Old Triple Crown Canes?

I'm a novice and I haven't heard of this happening, but I've always wondered about it as well. Very curious to hear if anyone has played around with allowing blackberries and maybe raspberries to fruit for more than just one year -- not talking about the "everbearing" types but the regular ones like TC.

RE: Three-Year-Old Triple Crown Canes?

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 2:58

another member gave me a large triple crown transplant and it behaved similar to how you described. Unfortunately I cut off most of the floricane thinking it was done.

RE: Three-Year-Old Triple Crown Canes?

One of my 3 triple crowns that i am testing did that. The blackberry didn't taste right when it did produce so i ended up chopping it off which in turn spurred extra growth. Has to do with a chemical
the plant releases when pruned.

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