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shade clothing on blackberry?

Posted by ksgrower KS 5-6 (My Page) on
Tue, May 29, 12 at 10:21

Hi,
Can shade clothing really help to prevent white drupelet on blackberry? In past couple years, I had some white drupelets on my berries. If it does help, what density of shade clothing will be the best for blackberry? Any inputs will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

ksgrower


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RE: shade clothing on blackberry?

ksgrower:

Yes it can help. About a 50% is what I'd go for. I like the woven black polypropylene because of cost and durability. Some of mine is still functioning after 30 yrs of on and off use. I like the tape and grommets on the edges. The woven type will unravel without edging.


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RE: shade clothing on blackberry?

It does help. Any place the cloth touches the ripe/ripening fruit, that fruit will cook to a purple color.


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