Midwesterners....Is there a thornless blackberry that has done well for you?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Terri, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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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?
     
  2. cwgrl23

    cwgrl23 Chief Vegtable Grower :) Supporter

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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?
     

  3. southerngurl

    southerngurl le person Supporter

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    The berries will not taste as good! The thornless types don't have a nice sweet berry like the thorned ones.

    Eh, just quit being a wimp and grow the natural kind. Makes the berries that much sweeter. :cool:
     
  4. Grandmotherbear

    Grandmotherbear Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.