My Fall Gold, Baba & Heritage just finished fruiting, here are a couple pictures of the cane that didn't bud out of the lower branches, these plants were planted last year in June from root stock plants and didn't fruit last year. Any idea way these buds didn't fruit on the lower half?
Additional info: I watered these plants every 2-3 days last year in the 80-90 degrees, I didn't really water them this winter, had about 3" mulched leaves around the plants, I planted them with nice soil and I didn't fertilize this spring? There are a lot of tree roots in this area as well. They are in 50/50 sun/shade in Atlanta, GA.