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Training and Pruning Brambles plants

Floricanes Brambles - Blackberry, Boysenberry, Loganberry & Hybridberry
(Summer fruiting)

  • Produces strong canes in spring and summer, tie them up and wind around and along wires
  • Late summer / early autumn remove 10cm of terminal growth – this will initiates production of fruiting spurs
  • Tie these canes up to keep off the ground or they will put down roots
  • Remove thin/weak and wandering canes
  • The following spring these spurs will flower and set fruit for summer
  • In autumn remove fruited canes to soil base to encourage air movement and prevent diseases
  • Alternatively in cooler dryer areas remove fruited canes in winter.

Life Cycle of Floricane Cane Brambles

 

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

Year 1

 

 

Cane 1 grows, tie up

 

Year 2

Cane 1 remove terminal growth & tie up

Remove thin/weak & wandering canes

Cane 1 flowers
Cane 2 grows, tie up

Cane 1 fruits

Year 3

Cane 1 remove
Cane 2 remove terminal growth & tie up

Remove thin/weak & wandering canes

Cane 2 flowers
Cane 3 grows, tie up

Cane 2 fruits

 


Ready to Prune

After pruned
 

Canes wind & tied

Use Twist ties
   

Once spent canes are removed
   

Apply 1.5grms per litre of mix.
160L bag = 240grms of Dalton’s incredible edibles® Fruit Tree & Berry

   

Mulch to conserve moisture and protect surface roots

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