Tag Archives: Blackberries

This month’s chore

When new and fast-growing canes reach or fall to the ground, they will need to be somehow lifed and secured to the trellis so that they don’t take root at the tips and grow new plants next to the parent … Continue reading

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The latest happenings in the berry patch

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Mid-winter in the garden

I’m not sure why different blackberry hybrid plants in my garden are doing different things at the moment in my garden. My old plant which I’m pretty sure is a youngberry has dropped many of its leaves, as it always … Continue reading

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Blackberry cultivated varieties – links to useful info

Blackberry cultivated varieties include youngberries, boysenberries, loganberries, marionberries, tayberries, silvanberries and countless other lesser-known bred varieties. It is my understanding that of these varieties except the raspberry are brambleberries, with the raspberry being a related fruit that is interbred with … Continue reading

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Your youngberry in autumn

At this time of the year don’t be alarmed if some of the canes of your youngberry are dying off and turning brown and brittle. These will be the canes which fruited in the season just past, and it is … Continue reading

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What do youngberries taste like?

In all my life I have never tasted any fruit more delicious than the youngberry (and related blackberry varieties). This is why I go to the trouble of growing them, along with the fact that berries are expensive to buy … Continue reading

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Youngberry in flower

This photo was taken last spring, in my garden. Notice how the small white flowers look a bit like the flowers of a strawberry or one of the simpler roses? That is because these plants are all related. At least … Continue reading

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