By growing a primocane blackberry or raspberry, you can enjoy twice the fruit from just one plant. Unlike traditional berries, which only produce fruit on the previous year’s growth, these innovative varieties will produce fruit on both previous-year and first-year canes.
Primocane berry plants are perfect for northern growers — if the previous year’s canes are damaged by harsh winters, frost or severe weather, they will still produce a crop on the current year’s canes. If both years’ canes bear fruit, you’ll reap larger and longer harvests of delicious, flavorful berries! Fruit from primocane plants tends to ripen on second-year canes in early summer, while first-year canes will give you a second crop later in the season.