Re: [gardeners] blackberries

George Shirley (
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:01:45 -0600

Most of the "ho" blackberries aren't rated for my zone. I've contacted LSU ag extension to see what
they recommend. Usually they have their heads up their you know what and I end up seeing what TAMU
has recommended. Thought I would give LSU another try though.


"c.l. avery" wrote:
> Dear George --
>   I'm in Zone 7 so I don't know if this is transferable to you down there in
> the deep south, but I've had terrific production from the Navaho thornless
> blackberry.  They produced the very first year (they are 3 years old now)
> and each year the berries have been getting bigger.  This summer they were
> as big as the last joint in my thumb!  Huge.  Made blackberry vinegar as
> Christmas gifts last year.  I'm really pleased with them and recommend this
> type.
>   Carolyn
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