Tag Archives: Rubus

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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Upcoming season’s fruit in the making – October 2015

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The season is nearly here – berry-eating season!

The season for youngberries (December-January) is fast approaching and bunches of green youngberries can now be seen developing on the canes, but it is interesting to see how different is the stage of development my other Rubus berry bramble at … Continue reading

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My berry brambles in early spring

At the moment there’s still a big difference between my Rubus or blackberry bramble bushes. My old one which I think is a youngberry still has many old leaves and not many new ones, but my smaller and younger mysteryberry … Continue reading

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Do youngberries need to be pruned in winter like roses?

No. The berries grow on canes that grew in the last season and which haven’t previously fruited. Canes that have borne fruit in the last season will die off of their own accord before the next fruiting season (early summer), … 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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Growing a youngberry on a trellis with two wires

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