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i got my dormant blackberries in the mail today. but we have 3 inches of snow on the ground. should i just keep the in the garage in the cold? or what? or in the basement in the dark?
 

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I'm not totally sure about saplings, but blackberries are pretty impervious. Probably to be safe, the garage would be a good bet.
 

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What type did you get? From where? Are they thornless? We're in the market for them - got's LOTS of wild ones currently. Looking for more variety.
 

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I do not know your location but I would really be suspect of a supplier that would ship this time of the year... You are going to have to maintain a very cool temp. for them but not let them freeze... hmmmm.... I think I would wrap the roots in burlap and place in 5 gallon buckets.
 
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actually now is a good time to plant berries and grapes, they are dormant there and here and will stay dormant untill spring. they have a better chance of survival and i'm in missouri. i bought these from simmons berry farm. good price on thornless blackberries. i got 100 of them and 6 grapes and shipping was $120. i thought that was a bargain.

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i bought these from simmons berry farm. good price on thornless blackberries. i got 100 of them and 6 grapes and shipping was $120. i thought that was a bargain.

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I've got Simmons bookmarked from someone's previous comments about them. I want to check them out, too. How do the berries look?? I've got a couple thornless blackberries and I want to get more. Love 'em!!!!
 
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they are fairly easy to propagate in the fall. just tip the ends to the ground and cover with some soil. transplant in the spring. i have about 30 and tipped as many as i could in the fall. i bought more because i wanted to get a bigger patch faster. and i could maybe trade some in a year or two.

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If you can jus dig a hole heal them in until you get ready to plant they should be ok.Don't let them set in water.

I ordered 25 wild ones from the Conservation Department last year for about $6,planted them in a Fence Row,I might be paying for it later.But I will have plenty of Pies and Jam. ;)

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i scraped off the snow of one of my long raised beds and planted 20 today. the ground really wasnt that bad to dig in.
the plants look good. i planted my grapes yesterday.
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