Big blackberry crop meets with soft prices

07/27/2009 10:23:05 AM
Don Schrack

“With a primacane variety, growers could cut the vines down to the soil level, the plants would overwinter as underground plants, and the new branches the following summer would produce fruit,” Lineberger said.

Primacane berries also could mean more members for the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association, an organization that has done little to promote its members’ berries, Lineberger said.

“We’re going to make some changes,” he said. “We want to be a big part of the berry industry.”


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