Scotty_TN
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Location: TN, USA zone 7a

Blackberry Bushes!!

My blackberry bushes came in yesterday!! I got three 3 year old plants, which should be fruit bearing, one 2 year old which might have some fruit this year. All arapaho's. I also bought one 3 ft tall blueberry bush.

So they came undamaged, and pruned, and all wrapped together at the roots.

My question is should I leave them wrapped up for another 3-4 weeks until I plant? or should I put them in pots and let their roots strengthen and keep them indoors until its time to put outside?

The Natural
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Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:21 am
Location: La, USA

If your going too try too keep them dormant. Keep them damp, dark, and away from air. Hence why most are wrapped in plastic. I wouldnt recommend keeping them dormant, id plant them asap. Inside with a little light will probably suffice. Just keep them real moist i put 2 full cups of water per twig a day when i first got mine. Within a week my Ouachita started popping green and i just looked today my Apache is popping green.( They are each in 5 gal. Buckets-why i used so much water.)

Just plant them, Keep em wet, and bring them out when the sun is out. I put mine inside my shed at night, but we've had lovely weather for the past couple weeks.
My Apache and Ouachita blackberry twigs both came in!!!!

-Gardener By Hobby

-Maintenance Man

Scotty_TN
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Location: TN, USA zone 7a

Thanks I got all of potted and watered today. They look happier already! :)



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