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Pruning blackberries


By Queenie

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

I have a very prolific blackberry, will it improve remaining fruit if I prune out some of the smaller, greener berries?



I wouldn't bother. Just keep it well watered to swell them.
The smaller ones should swell and ripen later. They have a fairly long fruiting period.
Feeding with a sulphate of potash fertilizer in very early spring will help another year.

4 Jul, 2017


Thanks for that, I'll put a note in my garden diary for next year. My grandson says he'll make blackberry chutney with my glut!

4 Jul, 2017


Sulphate of potash fertiliser early Spring eh Sue ? I'll remember that too.

4 Jul, 2017


Works for all fruit Hank! it encourages flowering whereas Nitrogen based ones encourage green growth.

5 Jul, 2017

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