When (time of year) and how (secondary canes?) does one prune Blackberry...

Asked September 19, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

When (time of year) and how (secondary canes?) does one prune Blackberry Plants? Is there an article I can read? Thanks

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Pruning blackberries depends on what type of blackberries you have. Most people nowadays have thornless varieties, but there are also erect and semi-erect varieties, as well as the new primocane-producting varieties.
Probably, this link will answer your question, but if not then send us another email with the type of blackberries you are growing:

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/fruit/homefruit/6brambles.pdf

Most pruning is done in the spring.
ECN