Blackberries

Asked November 8, 2017, 1:29 PM EST

Can blackberries be easily transplanted? I have a homeowner whose blackberries have gotten away from her and spread to areas that overtake a walkway and deck. She likes the blackberries, so I'd like to move them to a more appropriate location. When should I move them, now or wait till spring? Thank you!

Harford County Maryland fruit blackberries transplanting brambles

1 Response

Brambles, which includes blackberries and raspberries (can be red, black or yellow), are very easy to root and transplant. Spring is the best time to do it.
They root so easily that they can become overgrown and spread, just by touching the ground.
Here is our page on Brambles, which has links to planting, culture, etc.:
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit-profiles/raspberries-and-blackberries

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