Blackberry plants are long-lived (15 to 20 years) perennials that bear delicious, dark purple berries from June to September. There are many species of blackberry and most are hardy and cold tolerant. Blackberry plants are very forgiving and easy to plant. Once blackberry plants have a home, they'll provide you with delicious fruit for years to come.
Starting Your Blackberry Plants Right
Blackberry plants aren't picky and they're very hardy once established. Still, you'll get better fruit production if you treat your plants with care, right from the beginning. Here's how:
Upright and trailing blackberries are available in a number of different varieties. Here are some favorites:
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