[nafex] Re: Wow...what a plant

Bill Russell shaman at penn.com
Sun Mar 4 14:12:21 EST 2001


I'll bet I have a blackberry that outwows any variety you have ever seen for
vigor. I found this plant growing wild about three years ago where a housing
development was destroying all the vegetation. Because the plant was strong
and the fruit was very large, abundant and good flavored, I transplanted it
into my fruit garden. Big mistake. It began spreading rapidly and densly,
throwing up suckers everywhere. Now it has taken over my gooseberry patch,
blueberry rows and my vineyard. It's threatening the vegetable garden, more
than 50 feet away form the original planting site. I need a machete to get
to my apple & pear trees. Some canes are over to 8 feet tall but bend toward
the ground from the weight of the fruit. After we picked as many gallons of
berries as we could use last season, we invited all our friends to come and
take the fruit. After they gathered as much as they could use, I could still
see gallons of berries yet to pick. We left them for the birds.

I named this blackberry "Godzilla". I'll be happy to send starts to anyone
who has something interesting to barter. But I suggest that you don't plant
it on your land. Instead, I suggest that you plant it on a distant
neighbor's land, preferably someone you don't like.

Bill, Zone 5, Central PA


From: <Kelleher at gj.net>
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Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 8:26 AM
Subject: [nafex] Re: Wow...what a plant


> --- In nafex at y..., Fluffy Bunny <the.fluffy.bunny at j...> wrote:
> > Gang:
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> > Triple Crown Blackberries that had tip rooted, >
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> I laughed when I read your note, then this weekend I stopped by and
> checked my 1-year old triple crowns.  The most vigorous plant had
> managed to tip root every single arm!  This is with no snow cover,
> and fairly dry western conditions.  Is this the blackberry that wants
> to take over the world?
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