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  • When to prune a blackberry bush that's not going to fruit this year

    Hello all, just looking for some advice on my blackberries.

    I had two healthy canes, but I had to transplant them in early spring. Despite watering every day the leaves just shrivelled up and there was no blossom so I guess I won't get any fruit this year :O(

    Should I cut the canes back now or later in the year? They are still healthy so I'm hoping there'll be fruit next year.

    Thanks!

    Hi all,

    I had to move my blackeberry canes in early Spring. Unfortunately the leaves all withered and there was no blossom so there won't be any fruit this year. The canes are still healthy so I'm hoping they'll be fine next year but I'm not sure when to prune them since there's no fruit - do I cut them back now or later in the year?

    Cheers :O)
    Catherine
    Last edited by veggiechicken; 28-06-2017, 01:30 PM. Reason: Merged your 2 posts

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    I would leave them and wait until next year, they are tough things and could throw out some more leaves later this year.
    As they do not fruit on the cane that grows this year you are cutting out the potential of fruit next year.
    All it has to do in a way is survive and produce some leaves and flowers next year and you have fruit.

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    • #3
      Blackberries fruit on last years growth so if the canes have grown this year they should fruit next year. If these are last years canes don't know if they'll flower but you can wait and see.

      Are there any leaves or new grown on them now at all?

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