- Food Producing
- Wildlife Support
- Edible Fruit
- Light Shade
- Open Canopy
In full sun, the crop is light. Where the plants receive some light shade in the afternoon, the yield is heavy. A single plant may yield 2,400 to 3,000 fruits over a 4-month period. A plot of 8 test plants in Florida produced 50 lbs (22.5 kg) in one season.
On Jul 4, 2013, jebbroyles from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
I was a bit hesitant to grow these after a wide range of comments about the taste, as well as concerns about the invasiveness and thorns. I planted three of these 1 1/2 years ago. They are in slightly different locations, and it's interesting how the taste of the berries varies between the plants. Basically, the plant that gets the least amount of sun has the most, biggest, and sweetest berries. It gets probably 3-4 hours of morning sun. The other two get 5 and 7 hours. All three plants are in a raised bed with lots of peat, daily irrigation, and frequent fertilizer with 24-8-16. Everyone in our family likes the taste of these even better than the blackberries we are growing. I prune the large canes occasionally, and invasiveness has not been a problem (although I'll admit it's still a bit early for the assessment). This year, they produced from early April to mid June. We had a mild winter and the plants didn't have any freeze damage. I think the coldest it got was 28.
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