[NAFEX] blackberry cold tolerance
dtv at mwt.net
Thu Dec 15 12:36:14 EST 2005
I'm growing John Bunker's hardy blackberry trials, the canes are
doing fine, but I've not gotten any fruit after 3 years. I wonder if
this is because of late freezes. & I've forgotten what the name is
that John gave to them. Hard core zone 4 here.
On Dec 15, 2005, at 11:16 AM, M Stanton wrote:
> With regard to blackberry cold tolerance, I would like to hear more
> about what northern gardeners are experiencing as they attempt to
> grow blackberries beyond zone 6.
> If Jim’s blackberries are frozen out above the snow line, is it the
> insulating effects of the snow rather than desiccation that is
> making the difference?
> Any thoughts?
> My master’s work was with blackberries, and I would like to hear
> what others have found in this regard, anecdotally or otherwise.
> Does anyone else grow Fort Kent King, Illini Hardy, Cancaska, etc.??
> Michele Stanton
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