BERRIES

IMG_1127Our red, black and purple raspberries have all done well since their planting three years ago.  The canes are trained on a 4 wire trellis and have been thinned to about 8 canes every foot of row. Here is a look at them in their winter dormancy.

We are planting 100 yellow raspberry bushes this spring.

Our blackberries have not shown as vigorous of growth but have produced some nice berries none the less.  We will spend this year providing a bit more care and fertilizer to see if that helps.  They also seem to suffer a more from the late season Japanese beetle pest so we will try other methods to control these bugs.

 

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The blueberries have also done fairly well.  We have installed a hoop framework to someday cover the blueberries with netting.  We anticipate pest pressure and so after pollination we will cover the rows with netting.

2 Responses to BERRIES

  1. Janice Gieber says:

    We moved up here from South Texas last August. We are very interested in visiting tour farm. When are your various fruits available? And can we pick our own? Janice and Dave Gieber, Staunton Virginia

  2. Tom says:

    Hi Janice, welcome to Virginia. We do not do a pick you own of any fruit but you are welcome anytime for a visit. As far as fruit this year, we are not sure if we will have any. The freeze last weekend may have taken out 90% of our apple and berry crop. We will know in a few weeks if anything survived for the year. IF you would like to visit send me an email at tom@sweetrosefarm.com and we can work out a date.

    Tom

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