Looking for guy who sold blackberries last year

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  1. Kim in Indiana

    Kim in Indiana Member

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    There was a guy who sold the Triple Crown Blackberries last year on the barter board. He was only here to sell those, I think, not a regular. He also sold on Ebay. We purchased plants from him last fall, and my friends did thru his ebay site. Anyone have his email address?

    Maybe someone else can answer my question. Should there be any "life" on the plants yet? Our's & our friends still look like sticks. We both planted them last fall. When should be see a sign of green on them?

    Thanks,

    Kim
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  2. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    what state was he from
     

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    ebay has someone now selling them from kansas
     
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    Give them a scrape, if its green underneath, it's alive. You might scrape up at the top of the plant, then if it's brown there, keep going down until you find green.
     
  5. Kim in Indiana

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    Hi mtman,

    I can't remember what state for sure. I did look on ebay & nothing looked familiar with any of the ads. I had kept a PM from him but that was before the board wouldn't let me post anymore, so had to re-register. Then all my old PM's were wiped out.

    Southerngurl,

    Thanks for the tip. I'll go out when (if) it stops raining & check.

    Kim
     
  6. Kim in Indiana

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    Ok, I did the scraping thing. Toward the top, there wasn't any sign of green. Down toward the dirt it was maybe a little bit green, mostly just lighter color wood.

    Do blackberries just take longer in the spring than other things? Maybe I'm too impatient?
     
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    I'm in Iowa and my blackberries and black raspberries are all full of green leaves and thriving. I've already started tieing them to stakes and clipping them back.

    Our weather's been warmer than usual tho.
     
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    I'm in N. Illinois, and the raspberries are leafing out nicely.

    I wish I could help you with the info, but will be checking back here to see if you find the one you were looking for.

    Blackberries... mmmm!


    Pony!
     
  10. Kim in Indiana

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Thanks Cabin Fever, I found his email address by doing the search. I emailed him, hopefully he can help me figure out if there are dead or alive. I REALLY hope they will spring to life, because I want some blackberries :)

    Kim
     
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    I received a email back from Jack Lane in Kentucky, who I purchased them from. He said he had a lot of loss to his orchard this winter.

    The good news is, I just went out & found that 4 of the plants have little green leaves coming out from close to the ground. That's 4 out of 10, so hopefully they will all live. I'm just thrilled to see something green in any of them.

    Kim
     
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    Even if the top is dead, they may sprout up some from the roots.

    Glad to hear some are showing signs of life. :)