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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:41 pm 
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I bought 6 black berry bushes 3 years ago from an on line seed and plant company. I have been feeding them 13-13-13 for the past 3 years. All the bushes bloom but only 2 are producing berries and they are about the size of raisins. Any one have any ideas on what I am doing wrong and what I need to do to get berries.
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 Post subject: Re: Blackberries
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:03 am 
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Do you have at least 2 different varieties? You need that for pollination. In the full sun? Do you prune? I would try a fertilizer a bit lower in nitrogen. How often do you fertilize? Does the foliage look good and green and they're growing normally?

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 Post subject: Re: Blackberries
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:39 am 
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I only have one kind, I will get another this year. The foliage is nice and green but I have not pruned. I will try that this year. Thanks for your advice


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 Post subject: Re: Blackberries
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:14 am 
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Get a fertilizer for fruiting plants while you're at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Blackberries
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:54 am 
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Did you grow those from seed 3 years ago? Under-developed fruit and/or early fruit drop is often just a sign of an immature plant. Maybe you just need one more year for the plants to mature.


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