[NAFEX] blackberry cold tolerance

mIEKAL aND 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.

~mIEKAL




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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