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Pruning Hybrid Berry Plants

Pruning is an important part of proper edible plant care, but many people find the task overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! Keep these things in mind:

  • You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (even the experts).
  • You don’t need to prune loganberry bushes the first year after you plant them.

NOTE: This is part 8 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow hybrid berry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Pruning Tips

  • Do not prune for the first year after it is planted.
  • In the following years, as soon as harvesting has finished, cut down the 2 year old canes to ground level and prune the new canes back to approximately 8 inches high.
  • Prune for good air and light circulation.
  • Remove any dead or disease branches during the growing season to prevent the diseases from spreading to other plants.

Pruning is an important part of proper edible plant care, but many people find the task overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! Keep these things in mind:

  • You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (even the experts).
  • It is best for your plant to do some pruning versus no pruning.

Pruning Tips

  • As soon as the tayberries have been picked, cut to ground level the stems that produced berries this year.
  • Don’t prune any stems that did not produced fruit this year— they will be the ones that produce tayberries next year!

Pruning is an important part of proper edible plant care, but many people find the task overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! Keep these things in mind:

  • You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (even the experts).
  • It is best for your plant to do some pruning versus no pruning.

Pruning Tips

  • Cut the boysenberry vines close to the ground after they are harvested to encourage fresh growth, which will bear fruit the following year.
  • Water the vines thoroughly after cutting and retrain them as they grow.
  • Like other trailing vines, boysenberries should be pruned regularly. Cut canes to the ground once their fruiting is finished.
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