Blackberry pruning

Bf206Bf206 Posts: 235

I know that once this year's canes have finished you cut them down to the ground but do you prune next year's canes at the same time? I've got one cane which is probably about 7 or 8 foot long now... Or do I wait till spring and prune then to encourage bushing out? If so, how far do I prune..?

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  • I have taken to trimming the new stems of my blackberry when it needs it - it likes to extend itself too far over the path. This just causes it to send out side shoots, and this year I seem to have more flowering spurs than usual. 

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 5,161

    Hello , my bushes are 20 years old and really good fruiters , I just cut canes off that are in the way , also I personally wait to spring to cut out old canes , not what the books say but it works for me

    best of luckimage

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