jfruth at uslink.net
Fri Jan 26 11:14:32 EST 2007
Are you saying that you got fruit from the same boysenberry canes year
While my canes are bearing fruit, new canes are growing, creeping along
the ground. I have to be careful when walking through so I don't crush the
growing canes. The following Spring I chop out the old canes at ground
level and trellis the new canes, just like I do with my black raspberries.
Or are you really saying that your Dad's patch became a tangled mess of
old dead canes that were never cut out?
There is a wild blackberry patch near here that I can't harvest from
unless I cut out all of the old canes to get at the new, bearing
canes..................Isn't this what your boysenberry patch was like?
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
(218)831-7018 [My Cell]
My father, in 1942, planted a 60 ft. row and used post and wire to support
the boysenberries the same as you usually do grapes. I remember that he had
me to clean out 3 mule stalls and spread the manure alongside of the plants.
The row produced so much that many families in our neighborhood had plenty.
Every few years, he would have me cut the canes back to the ground and
spread manure again.
I do not remember any problem with the canes dying but maybe that was why
he had me to cut the old canes back to the ground to get rid of some
The berries were doing fine when he sold the homeplace in 1950. He did not
plant bosenberries at the new homeplace in 1950.
The new owner did not take care of the berries as well as my father had and
so in a few years the berries were not doing very good. I guess he just
plowed them up and that was the end.
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