September 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm #507595BobbeeMember
Perhaps I’m wrong but wouldn’t roadside ‘anything’ be covered with yuk stuff from cars?
BobbsSeptember 8, 2011 at 2:43 am #507596mistyhollowsMember
I’ve got the thornless variety in and it fruited beautifully last year which was the 2nd year. Lovely berries and tasted delicious, in fact none made it inside :laugh:September 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm #507597mountainmumMember
Thats good to know MH. I just planted mine this winter so probably no fruit til next year then.
So maybe I’ll stop watching expectantly for while and leave it alone! :whistle:September 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm #507598mistyhollowsMember
They fruit on 2nd year growth mm so you could be watching expectantly for quite some time :laugh:
Whack a heap of blood and bone, dynamic lifter etc around the bases of them. We did that last year and had heaps of marion and black berries. The raspberries are struggling though, don’t think they like it here :shrug:September 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm #507599BelMember
Kristy – I’ve picked wild blackberries from a friend’s place at Teringie. I could probably get you some, but I don’t reckon they’re all that great. They were super yummy, but the thorns were terrible and the fruit not that large or juicy. I’ve got loganberries which have huge fruit and are absolutely delicious. I probably have some canes I could rip out for you somewhere behind the rainwater tanks….September 9, 2011 at 12:26 am #507600bluesnipMember
I agree with Bel – note that there are quite a few different varieties of blackberry known as weeds around Australia, so each might have slightly different fruit. I hate thorns though. Go with the legal Logans! :cheer:September 9, 2011 at 2:16 am #507601KristyMember
If you did have some spare loganberry canes it’d be fantastic Bel 🙂 I just have memories of going blackberry picking as a young child in Tassie, but I can’t remember what the fruit tasted like LOL!September 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm #507602Forest RavenMember
Another Tassie connection? :jawdrop:
Okay, which part?September 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm #507603BelMember
Kristy post=323240 wrote: If you did have some spare loganberry canes it’d be fantastic Bel 🙂 I just have memories of going blackberry picking as a young child in Tassie, but I can’t remember what the fruit tasted like LOL!
Hi Kristy – I lied! It’s actually boysenberries I have (getting forgetful!). Either way, I should be able to dig you up some canes. They’re delish! I’ll let you know…September 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm #507604KristyMember
I don’t live in Tassie anymore, but was born there and lived til 13 or 14. Lived in Burnie, wynyard, ridgley area 🙂September 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm #507605Forest RavenMember
Go the north! :laugh:September 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm #507606MatthewWilliamMember
I have been growing blackberries for around 10 years now. Fresh picked juicy blackberries are a favorite cereal topping of mine…and I love blackberry cobbler…and jelly, and blackberry wine is incredibly good! What I’m trying to say is – I LOVE blackberries. Blackberry canes are easy to plant, and require very little care once they are established (after the first year). In fact, depending on the variety that you plant, they can become downright invasive. They do require a little maintenance, but in most cases its minimal. Blackberries are very cold hardy, and can withstand winter temperatures well below zero if they are properly maintained. The plants can live for decades, and produce reliably year after year. Even in “bad” years, I still get plenty of blackberries :wave: :clap: :shrug:
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