[Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions

Richard Robinson rrobinson at nasw.org
Tue Aug 12 16:10:12 EDT 2008


 On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:49:30 -0400, BillOhio wrote:
> We recently attended the brambles field night at the Piketon, Ohio OSU South
> Centers research station, which was highly interesting. They no longer
> recommend trelling brambles -- formerly they used high-tensile wire and clips
> with, I think, a 6-foot plant spacing. Instead, they are recommending heading
> back the canes at about 2 feet tall to break apical dominance, thereby
> inducing development of laterals, which are in turn clipped at 18-22 inches.
> Plant spacing is 2 feet in the row for thorny and 1 foot for thornless, due
> to the more aggressive spreading of the thorny varieties.

Bill, for this method, is the heading back done on primocanes? (I am guessing it must be.) Do you know of anything on the web that discusses this more? I didn't see anything at the South Centers web site.

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