Blackberry vines prefer deep, well–drained, fertile soil and typically bear fruit on 2–year old wood with everbearers producing on first–year wood. Erect and semi-erect types of vines can be grown with only minimal support such as a post, trailing types need more support. Blackberries tend to spread by tip layering so unless you want more blackberry vines cut back long vines before the tips reach the ground and root. These brambles thrive in most soil types but they do not tolerate poor drainage.
Blackberries are versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 3’–4’ in a row with 6’–8’ between rows. Sold by the individual plant.
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