Who hasn’t at one time or another picked a fresh batch of wild blackberries? The sweet juiciness of the berries being worth the stinging scratches left from the thorns. But why not take this adventure to new heights by growing blackberries in the home garden instead. Use the following tips to learn about caring for blackberry plants. Soon enough you’ll be harvesting your own scrumptious blackberry fruits.
Anthracnose can cause poor fruit quality and production in blackberries, and in severe infections, weaken or even kill canes. Dieback, cane spot, and gray bark are other names commonly used for blackberries with anthracnose. Learn more in this article.
There are few more disappointing things than finding fruit rot of blackberries. It may occur in already picked fruit or it may be seen on the plant. In either case, it makes the fruit soft, moldy and inedible. A few tips can help you preserve your harvest. Learn more here.
Blackberry nematodes not only affect the vigor of the plant, but can also facilitate the introduction of viruses. For this reason, it is important to know how to identify nematodes of blackberries. The following article will help with this.
Fungal diseases can take many forms. Some symptoms are subtle and barely noticeable, while other symptoms may stand out like a bright beacon. Learn more about the symptoms of blackberries with orange rust in the article that follows.
In many cases, blackberries with algal spots will still produce a good crop of berries, but in the right conditions and when severe, the infection can really take a toll on canes. It?s important to look for signs of algal spot in warm, humid climates. This article will help with that.
Rust in blackberries is first observed in the late spring and is favored by wet weather. While this fungal disease is not usually severe, it can affect the vigor of the plant and while it doesn?t infect the fruit, it can make them unsightly. Learn more in this article.
Resilient the canes may be, but even blackberries are susceptible to diseases, including several agrobacterium diseases of blackberries that result in galls. How can blackberry agrobacterium diseases be managed? Find out in this article.
Fruit rot of blackberry is difficult to control once the disease is established. Click the article that follows to learn about blackberry fruit rot causes and steps you can take to prevent this pervasive disease from occurring in your garden.
If you have unripe blackberry fruit on your vines when you should be harvesting, it can be a major disappointment. Blackberries aren?t the pickiest plants, but not watering them adequately can lead to unripe fruit. A particular pest may also be the culprit. Learn more here.
Since blackberries don?t ripen after they?ve been picked, they have to be picked when they?re dead ripe. As a result, you do have to know what you?re doing when you?re picking blackberries. Learn more about when and how to pick blackberries here.
Most gardeners can grow blackberries, but those in colder areas will have to think about blackberry bush winter care. If your temperatures dip below freezing, you?ll want to learn how to protect blackberry plants in winter. For more information, click here.
Companion plants for blackberry bushes can help those brambles thrive, if you choose the right ones. For information about what to plant with blackberry bushes, this article will help. Companion plants makes your berry patch prettier, healthier or more productive.
Fertilizing your blackberry plants will give you the highest yield and the largest juiciest fruit, but how to fertilize your blackberry bushes? Click here to find out when to fertilize blackberry bushes and other specific blackberry feeding requirements.
If left unchecked, blackberry plants can take over a property. A great way to coral them is by growing blackberries in containers. To find out how to grow blackberries in a container, simply click the article that follows.
With as many berry bushes, I have seen my share of witches' broom in blackberries. What are the symptoms of witches' broom fungus, and is there a method for treating witches' broom disease? Click this article to learn more.
Cultivated species of blackberry are well-behaved plants that need only a little pruning to keep them manageable, but invasive species can be very difficult to control. Read here to find out about identifying and controlling invasive blackberries.
It's important to familiarize yourself with the diseases of blackberries and their remedies. A common problem is blackberry calico virus (BCV). Learn more about this disease and what to do for it in the following article.