Simple Trick For Harvesting Blackberries Every Year!

Harvesting blackberries is a favorite summertime activity for many gardeners. The goal with every grower is to get as much healthy produce from your effort as possible each growing season.

Growing huge amounts of blackberries can be very simple if you follow the simple trick of snipping off the ends of your new growth vines every year. Blackberry vines take two years to produce fruit. During the first year, a new vine will just grow as long as the soil nutrients will allow. All of the plant’s energy is put into each vine’s length.

Cutting off the tips of each vine sends a distress signal to the plant that results in the vine putting off new vine shoots. This new growth will result in additional vines that themselves can be 5-6 feet long vines depending on soil conditions. These new vines along with the original parent vine will all produce blackberries the following year. This practice effectively doubles or even triples the amount of berries that vine would have produced.

Following this simple method will bring massive results when harvesting blackberries each year. The video in this post shows just how this process can be started and achieved.


About Zachary Bauer

Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

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  1. Does rhis same concept work with raspberry plants?
    I am planning to add red raspberry and black raspberry to my garden. This year or next year.

    • Yes this also works with red raspberry plants, as long as they are 2 year plants, meaning that they produce a primocane and a flourocane. Primocanes are new shoots that bear no fruit but the following year become the flourocane and produce fruit.

  2. Blackberry cordial is delicious and we also can blackberry pie filling using apple pie filling recipe with brown sugar !! Yum!

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