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Too Much Rain = Wilting Blackberries?

Posted by drewbym none (My Page) on
Mon, May 6, 13 at 18:01

It's been raining here a lot this Spring. It's been a cool, wet one. My young blackberry plants and boysenberry plants are wilting. My more established ones seem fine (with one showing only a little wilting towards the bottom of the plant). Can too much rain cause these plants to wilt?

The leaves aren't dry/crunchy or brown, etc, just limp and floppy.

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RE: Too Much Rain = Wilting Blackberries?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, May 6, 13 at 19:18

The only way that seems possible is if the roots are rotting or drowning. Does your soil drain poorly?

RE: Too Much Rain = Wilting Blackberries?

No, the soil is fine. I'm wondering if they didn't get hit with some drifting broad-leaf killer my neighbor sprayed a few days ago.....

If they did, will they recover?

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