Do you have a favorite fruit?
Without a doubt, blackberries would be one of mine. Their sharp, sometimes bittersweet flavors and unique textures offer a cool and refreshing counterpoint to the infamous heat of the Florida summer.
However, for all of my delight surrounding the return of blackberries, I know relatively little else about them. A recent Ask IFAS publication, “Floricane Blackberry Pruning Guide for Florida,” gives an interesting overview of growth habits, fruiting patterns, and pruning requirements and timing for floricane blackberries in Florida. The article also discusses necessary pruning equipment.
Want to learn more about blackberries, berries in general, or other kinds of fruit? For more information on agricultural topics, you can always Ask IFAS.