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blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

Posted by woodstockfenceguy 5, Bethel, NY (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 27, 11 at 13:58

We are supossed to get our first freeze tonight, so I decided to take a couple of pictures of the blackberries and blueberries that I planted about 1 year ago.

This is Kiowa thorny blackberry, from bare root:
kiowa blackberry growth per year rate
about 3.5-4' tall.

Triple crown thornless blackberry:
triple crown blackberry growth per year
A 6' and a 3' cane on each plant.

Pink lemonade from 4" pot:
pink lemonade blueberry first year growth
about 1' tall but looks healthy.

Chandler blueberry from 1 gallon pot:
chandler blueberry growth rate per year
about 3' tall.

Josee reblooming lilac from 4" pot:
josee reblooming lilac growth rate year first
about 3.5' tall

Will I get any fruit next year? I am very happy with the growth, and very confident I will get a fair amount of fruit next season.


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

Don't know about the blueberries, but you'll get blackberries if the canes survive the winter. Are you in zone 5? I think that's iffy for Triple Crown, don't know about Kiowa. Some people lay the canes down over the winter so they are protected by snow cover, or cover them with mulch.

Alex


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

They are rated to be ok down to 5, and I am in 5, I hope they dont die off. Kiowa are erect, like the wild ones here, and I dont think I can lay them down. I will lay few canes down on the triple crowns and cover with a little hay to be safe, but I hope they will make it. I know trailing types would not make winter here (unless heavily mulched), but semi erect and erect should.


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

So how did they do? Of course, we had a mild winter, but I just planted TC this spring, first freeze expected tonight so I laid the canes down on the ground (was trying to tip root some anyway) and covered with burlap. But the canes aren't flat to the ground, stick up about 12", so I'm worried keeping them covered might result in breakage once we get snow?


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My Triple crown first year.


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Prime Ark45 first year. Bloomed out too late to get much.


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Thornless Boysenberry first year in a container. It had leaf spot but was starting to wind down with the colder weather.


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Silvan Blackberry at top (container) and Black Diamond (container) bottom. Both first year.


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Kiowa blackberries first year. Only blackberry to struggle this year.


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Your first-year triple crown canes are very spindly; future canes will be thicker and harder to lay down for winter.


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

I'm in Z6 and Tripple Crown freezes to the ground on hard winters here. Not sure how far below zero they start to freeze but you may need to keep them low and use leaves to insulate enough of canes to get a crop on what used to be normal winter there. When they freeze to the ground you get no crop that year.


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

I do need to move a couple of the Triple Crown plants as I planted them too close. Is it better to move them in late Fall or the early Spring? As for the winter temperature extremes, it usually doesn't get any worse than 5 below. Last year was an anomaly as it only dropped to 16F. I'm planning on protecting the trailing blackberries but TC's and the Arkansas varieties will have to fend for themselves.


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RE: blackberries and best blueberry pics after first year

I would move your plant now so it will have enough time to get re-established.


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