[NAFEX] OBX Blackberries
franc at oregonfast.net
Mon Aug 26 14:29:21 EDT 2002
I was unhappy with the trailing of Triple Crown the first year.
This year the new canes are as upright as Chester or Navahoe.
The berries are sweeter this year too.
So I am not going to give up on Triple Crown yet as I had planned.
In fact i was so discouraged the first year in the trailing I did not
plant out all my starts from the pevious years.
This year I planted them all out.
It just takes 2 years to get going unlike the others.
VBGarden at aol.com wrote:
> We know folks growing various of the thornless blackberries around the
> Outer Banks area - Navaho and Black Satin primarily. These two seem
> to be the hardiest that we've grown - Black Satin, an older berry with
> a tarter flavor now in less favor, has consistently impressed us here
> in Va Beach with it's ability to withstand drought, flooding and
> brackish water. Once established, most of the blackberries seem
> pretty tolerant of coastline conditions, the two requisites being
> irrigation and mulch, especially if you are primarily sand. Black
> Satin requires more support and is a less sweet berry - Navaho is
> pretty A+ all the way around. We have less info on Triple Crown,
> except that it is completely trailing as far as we can tell - no
> uprightness at all, so be prepared with good trellising.
> Paradise Nursery - Figs & Fruit Plants <http://www.paradisenursery.com/>
> Virginia Beach VA 23457
> Where the wells <40' are starting to run dry.....
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