Pretty much all my Prime Ark Freedom laterals are breaking at the base, I have them on a 2 wire trellis so I didn't expect this even though they are 6' tall and hugh. I think its the squirrels and birds but could it be that they are not getting enough water, I'm in Atlanta Ga and been watering them about a gallon every other day in the mid 80's. I just set up some 1 GPH dip emitters and plan on using them maybe 2 gallons a day?The PAF berries when I pick them look black but the next morning there purple and not so good tasting? anyone else have this problem or do I have something else going on?
Below is a picture of my Apache and Natchez blackberries I'll be using the emitters on.