Monday, July 23, 2012

Humungous Blackberries

In the first place, does anyone know how to spell humungous? Just when I thought all was lost, concerning my small fruit, blueberries(none), red raspberries(few), more to come later this fall, the rain came and look what the blackberries did. I'll be able to make blackberry jam after all. These are the thorn less variety and they are so easy to grow and pick. My neighbor gave me the canes last year. We mulched with compost and old straw and they grew 6 ft. tall. In the spring you top last years canes which produce this years berries. The new canes you let grow until next year and the process starts all over again. Super easy berries to grow. They multiply fast so a neighbor just might be willing to share. Mummmmmm!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those are great looking berries! We grow an Illini variety, which are very thorny, and not ready yet. Seeing yours makes my mouth water.