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Blackberries

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by CrealCritter, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Our blackberries are YUGE this year. They must have really liked all that rain we got.

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  2. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    Daaaaang! That's crazy big!! What kind are those....and are they thornless? I need to plant some more...
     
  3. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:21 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Not thornless - they grow wild out back of my place.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    Wow - blackberries don't get that big here...at least not wild ones. I had planted some a few years back that were a thornless variety with great big berries like that - but we had 6 months of constant wetness and they drowned. :(
     
  5. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:33 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Whoa that is crazy! We did have a lot of berry bushes. The goats ate them... But my parents have a ton so we'll be over there picking before too long!
     
  6. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    Maybe someone planted a bunch before I bought the place? They are not thornless that I can say without a doubt... I consider them wild because I don't take care of them, they are completely on their own.
     

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