Frequently Asked Questions

WILL I REALLY GET 20 GALLONS PER PLANT?
Three to five is more likely. But with good weather, fertile soil and adequate water you can. Other plants expect to produce one quart to one gallon in ideal conditions.
 
HOW FAR APART DO YOU RECOMMEND PLANTING?
We recommend planting at 6-8 foot intervals with rows 6 foot apart. This allows for all the foliage and leaves room to move between the rows without damaging the plants.
 
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT BLACKBERRIES?
As with most plants, it is best to plant when the temperature is mild but you can plant anytime the ground is not frozen. Dormant plants can be planted during cold periods when ground is not frozen and it does not matter if it later freezes or frosts. From March to September the plants are not dormant and should not be planted if there is a chance of frost or freeze within 30 days.
 
HOW CLOSE CAN DOYLES THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES BE PLANTED NEXT TO OTHER BRAMBLES?
We recommend 1000 feet just to be sure. We dont know what if any, having other brambles close to DOYLES THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES will do so we recommend not taking any chances with plants that are this expensive. Some customers do have other brambles within 100 feet and so far have not reported any problem. Its your decision and we will not guarantee the affects.
 
ARE THERE ANY PLANTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE PLANTED NEAR DOYLES THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES?
Yes, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and strawberries are all susceptible to, or affected by, many of the same insects and diseases as caneberries (blackberries and raspberries). So its important to rotate these crops from one site to another.
Blackberry plantings are especially difficult to rotate because of the long life. So, its best never to plant blackberries in a site that has been planted with any of these crops in the past three years. If you dont do this, fungus diseases and insect pests may still be present in the soil and infect the new plants.