Saturday, August 11, 2012
Three days later I measured again. No growth along established cane, but the tip had grown 6 inches in three days! (15.2 cm) Hmmmmm! No wonder I have difficulty keeping my blackberries pruned back.
On day six I went out to measure again ...... but my cane had been nipped off! There were deer dropping in the area, so I suspect one of them is the culprit. I'd already pruned off all my other runners so my experiment came to an untimely end.
Over a hundred years ago fruit growers introduced Himalayan Blackerries to the West Coast of the United States. Since then then have grown wild in western Oregon and have become a delicious, but invasive nuisance.