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I am wanting to expand my little blackberry business, but the kind of berries that I have has the WORST thorns! :eek:

I was hoping to try a different variety, but most of the "hardy" THORNLESS blackberries offered are only hardy in zone 5. We live on the border of zone 4 & 5.

I was hoping that my fellow Midwesterners with blackberries could tell me what has done well for them.

Also, when you want more bushes, do you dig up the roots (like I have been doing), or do you take cuttings?
 

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I too am interested in a thornless blackberry :) Is there anyone out there that knows of one that is hardy for Zone 4?
 

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Haven't tried it yet myself, but my books say to pile some dirt over the tip of the cane and give it a few weeks. It will root and then can be cut free from the parent.
 
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