[NAFEX] Blackberry Question - Doyle Thornless
pete_tallman at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 17 11:39:14 EDT 2004
WRT Jim Fruth's question on Doyle Thornless hardiness in zone 3... I'm not
zone 3 but...
I fell for the hype and ordered a couple a few years ago. In the fine print
in the instrucdtions received with the plants, it says [reading between the
lines] canes are not hardy in zones 3 and 4 and need to be "protected for
the winter", which means the canes need to be laid down and covered with
heavy mullch to make it through the winter. My experience in my erratic Zone
5 was the canes were not hardy here either and also needed protection.
I got them to fruit, but the flavor was never what I wanted to eat. I pulled
out my plants.
However, since it is resprouting now from the roots, then if I follow the US
patent law precident as it applies to computer software, I think I would
legally be entitled to transfer my copy to you if you like, as long as I
keep trying to destroy my copy. :-)
On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life Events for advice on how to
get there! http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement
More information about the nafex