Achieving top production with the best long canes of blackberry and raspberry
The propagation process of blackberry and raspberry plants requires a lot of knowledge in order to achieve the best quality plants for realizing the highest possible quality production. This propagation process already starts when the cuttings are made, where factors such as point of cutting, climate and growing conditions have a major influence on the quality of the cuttings. The time of planting out the cuttings on the propagation plot has a major influence on being able to grow into a strong and healthy cane with high production potential. The number of canes plant‑1, the kind of substrate, the use of fertilizer and the origin of the cuttings are all influencing the quality of the cane. The storage conditions in the cold store for several months to half a year should be optimal. A complete protocol for the propagation and storage of plant material for blackberry and raspberry (as well primo canes as long canes) in order to achieve a top production based on different trials and also broad practical experiences at various plant breeders in the Netherlands, is worked out.
van Eldik, C.W. (2020). Achieving top production with the best long canes of blackberry and raspberry. Acta Hortic. 1277, 207-214
raspberry plants, Rubus idaeus, 'Tulameen', 'Glen Ample', 'Cascade', black berry plants, Rubus fruticosus, long canes, propagation, storage conditions, productivity, cuttings, osmocote, substrate, planting date