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Black Raspberries in June

4 year old black raspberry plant fruiting

Our 4 year old Black Raspberries are producing some yummy fruit.

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Did it take 4 years to get significant fruiting? I just planted some (from Raintree Nursery) this year, and they appear to be focusing almost totally on growing roots. Very little top growth so far. I've got lots of reds, but am looking forward to blacks.

I can still pick wild ones, but that is a lot more work and mosquitoes (and they tend to be small).

Comment by Jim Wed Jun 18 08:14:29 2014
Jim --- You'll get berries the next year after planting. What takes time (if you're a cheapskate like me) is expanding the one plant you bought to a whole row so you get more than a handful of fruits. We reached that point last year.
Comment by anna Wed Jun 18 09:24:57 2014

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