Tips for success with Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants

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Tips for success with Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants.  My MIL gave us two nice thorn-less blackberry bushes and so I wanted to share with you tips for for success with these too!  Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants take a little more space but they are easy to grow.

Here are some tips for Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants:

  • Remove old drying canes after harvest to keep raspberries thriving.
  • Pinch back tips of new growth at 3-4 feet to encourage branching.
  • Once fruit has formed, consider netting your plants to save your crops from the birds.

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Comments

  1. Don’t wash berries before packing them. They have a natural preservative that helps keep them fresh-like while frozen. Pack berries in amounts that you might use them for recipes. I like to pack using 2 cups and laying the packs flat so that when I thaw them, they aren’t in a huge clump, which takes longer to thaw and the outer berries get mushy. Freeze berries as soon as you can. Sitting in large bowls, after picking causes them to begin to create a heat that breaks them down and at room temp will begin to mold.

  2. Now I just need recipes for the millions of blackberries in my freezer! :-)

  3. Allison says:

    If you freeze them on a cookie sheet first, then put them in the bag, you can use as many or as few as you want. Don’t wash until you use them.

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