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SOME KIND OF BERRY VINES?

Harli

By Harli

Washington, United States Us

When we moved in 6 mos ago we cut these back like the raspberries. Now they are huge, but we still don't know what they are. There have been absolutely no blooms so they are either late bloomers or we won't have any this year.
Here is a close up of the very thick thorny vines. The previous owner was growing them on purpose and has wire fences for them to climb on. Any ideas?
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/Harli/THORNED_VINES2.jpg



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They could either be Blackberries or Loganberries. They flower on wood produced last year. so if you leave them alone now, they should be ok for next season. Then after fruiting, you cut off the canes which have fruited and tie in the new ones for the follwoing year.
6 months? Gosh you have done a tremedous amount. I am totally impressed.

21 Jul, 2008

 

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/fruits/blackberry3.htm

Have a look on this webpage, very good photo's of blackberry leaves and I think they are different from your photo.

21 Jul, 2008

 

Looks like a cane fruit of some sort, the growth it makes this year will fruit next year, the canes can get very long. Train them where you want them the leaves drop then sprout again in spring, if you cut them down again this autumn you will sacrifice next years fruit, In spring mulch with compost and keep well watered and you will have lots of lovely soft fruit next year. It could be a tayberry or a cultivated blackberry, loganberries are thornless. To make new plants pin down the tip of the cane on the soil and it will root

21 Jul, 2008

 

loganberries are thornless
Sorry, but whilst there is a thornless variety of Loganberry, they are most definitelt THORNY! Indeed there are thronless varieties of Blackberry.
In both cases they can and do produce extremely thorny shoots too.

21 Jul, 2008

 

Thank you for the ideas, I guess we will wait until next year to finally know. They are so tall, so I think I will pin most down.

21 Jul, 2008

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