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How to care for delicious berries
Time to take your secateurs on a ramble through your brambles
Mighty: Berries like these gooseberries and blackberries, pack a vitamin-rich punch.
Berries may be tiny but
delicious to boot. Existing
berry gardens will benefit
from a few important
winter tasks to ensure a
successful summer or
Prune out old or weak wood from
blackcurrant bushes. Leave the
new growth from last season
alone as this is where next
season's fruit is borne.
Surplus shoots on redcurrants can
be removed, leaving eight main
All side shoots can be trimmed
back to one or two buds to
encourage spur formation.
In a plant's first three years, aim
to form an open cup shape, with
about eight to 12 main stems
(leaders). From the fourth year,
prune out the oldest wood each
Gooseberries fruit primarily on
two- to three-year old wood, so
maintaining one- two- and three-
year-old wood will ensure
Remove weak new growth as well,
and any growth that crosses over
If you haven't already, autumn
raspberries can be cut right back
to the ground. The canes that
grow in spring will fruit in autumn.
Summer-fruiting varieties require
a different treatment. Those
canes that fruited last summer
should be cut out, but the younger
canes that haven't yet fruited
need to be retained, as fruit will be
borne on these stems this
Blackberries and other
Blackberries and other brambles
fruit on two-year-old canes.
Remove canes that have fruited.
Cut them off to ground level and
remove entirely. Train and tie new
canes along a fence or trellis, as
plants will put down roots where
they touch the ground. They have
a natural scrambling habit and will
put out branches even along
wooden decks. Make sure you snip
these off. If they fruit and the seed
from the fruit falls beneath the
decking, the plants will grow up
between the gaps year on year.
Blueberries fruit on two-year-old
and older wood. However, after
four to five years the canes
become less vigorous, or even
unproductive. Prune out a couple
of older stems each year to
encourage new, healthy shoots to
emerge. Allow only a couple of
new shoots to form each year.
Older wood is easy to tell apart
from new wood. It looks grey, and
any side shoots from it will be
spindly. Likewise, there will be
fewer fruit buds.
It's not necessary to prune new
plants in their initial years,
although watch out for diseased
or damaged wood, or wood that
crosses over other branches. Trim
If you want your plant to produce
bigger berries, you can remove
some of the fat, round, fruit buds
from the stems. These are visible
on one-year-old wood during
winter. If your tree fruits
prolifically one year and not the
other, you may wish to remove a
few buds every other year so that
the fruit bearing is evened out.
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