How to grow Blackberry plant

Blackberry plant grow and care – shrub or vine of the genus Rubus also known as Blackberry or Common Blackberry, Blackberry plant perennial evergreen semi-deciduous plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10 and with the right care in hardiness zone 11a.

Flower color white, the flowers grow in clusters.

Blackberry plant fruits

Fruit color black, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape (circle / oval). When pick the Blackberry plant fruits the fruits are stay out with the torus.

Not be confused with Black raspberry

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How to grow Blackberry plant – growing and care:

Trellising, rich soil, organic matter, mulch, better moist soil

How to care:
Prune for easy harvest, prune once a year better after the fruits, add fertilizer in the early spring put mulch and organic matter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds (explanation bellow) / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Most of the spices are thorny, as it grows as a thorny bush it’s a place for snake

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

How to plant:
Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising

Pests and diseases:
Redberry mite, aphids, cane borer

Pruning season:
Summer, autumn, winter, (better to prune the plant after the fruits)

How to prune:
Inside branches, design the shape of the plant

Size of the plant:
0.5-7 m, 2-21 feet, some cultivars can grow as shrub 0.5-1.5m (2-5 feet) or as vine

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun and half shade in hardiness zone 11a

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to summer

General information about the flower
White flower, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals

Thinning the bloom:
Until the plant established

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Blackberry plant fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit:
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
2-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Cutting to put on moist soil with high humidity, possible to put the stems in water and switch the water every few days, when bending the branch sometimes should break it

How to grow Blackberry plant from seeds

Sowing requirement:
High humidity, full sun to half shade, moist soil

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place better in refrigerator

Sowing season:
End of the winter to spring and better to grow in winter indoor in hardiness zone 10b-11

How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant

Planting spacing:
3*4cm (1.2*1.8 inches) when transplant it better to sow them in different pots it’s easier to follow in control and care for the seedling

Depth of Sowing:
Better not to cover just to put on the soil

Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, full sun, consider when grow in pots to cover with plastic wrap

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 months

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, protect the seedling from pests, winds and heavy snow

Do the seeds require burying?
Depend the cultivars, but always recommend to bury

Chilling hour’s requirements:
2-3 weeks minimum, but better above one month

Subspecies

Navaho’, ‘Ouachita’, ‘Cherokee’, ‘ Apache’, ‘ Arapaho’

Scientific name:

Rubus fruticosus

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