November 21st, 2017

Caneberries

Caneberries include raspberries, blackberries, and all of their varieties. While they used to be referred to as brambles, this term denotes the presence of thorns. Today, however, many new varieties are thornless, so the former name is no longer appropriate.

Care & Location


Planting caneberries is usually best accomplished in early spring or late winter, while the weather is still cool. Choose a site that receives ample sun, and where the soil drains well. Most often, they are planted against a trellis or other support to promote good growth.

Pruning of caneberries and vines is crucial to successful fruiting, but are really only good for one fruiting season. The first year is just the growth year, while the second year the plant will produce fruit. “Everbearing” varieties will actually fruit twice, once in spring and again in fall, so prune accordingly.

While caneberries  and vines do require a lot of water the first two years to get established, ensure that you don’t over-water your plant as it is also prone to root rot. Once your plant is established, less is more when it comes to watering.