My blackberries did not fruit

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
My blackberries did not fruit
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Fri, 08-23-2013 - 2:57pm

I tried, but after 2 years I still had no flowers or berries on my blackberry bush.  It was a transplant from the wild, so I'm not terribly surprised.  I got it out using Roundup, waited for it to wilt back, then went after it at the ground level with long loppers.  Good garden gloves got it to the curb with little incident, and now I won't have to get attacked when I mow the yard.  I read a bit on what might have caused it not to fruit (they fruit like crazy in the wild) and I'm just not sure the same rules apply to this blackberry as to domestic cultivars.  I had them in a mostly sunny spot.  Any ideas?  

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 08-31-2013 - 12:33pm

That space will go back to dog play area.  They already love that they can run in that part of the yard without dodging the stickerbushes!

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 8:26pm

Could it be that it didn't have the right conditions? I think that they can do well in some bad conditions in the wild, but who knows how often they don't do well in the wild because the conditions are not right. We just notice the wild plants that are producing lots of flowers/fruit, not the ones that never do well or die because they didn't get enough of something, KWIM?

So much of gardening is an experiement, isn't it? Some experiments don't turn out very well!

Now that you have an empty space in the yard, what are you going to plant there?