So Bill cut off all the 'Navaho' canes with a weedeater a few weeks ago, and I herbicided the stubs to kill the plants. Then last week I carefully dug up the tip layers of 'Triple Crown', where the long side branches arch to the ground and send out roots, and transplanted them to the spots between the stubs of the removed 'Navaho' plants. I'll transplant more next spring to replace those that get killed over the winter. The new 'Triple Crown' plants should start bearing fruit in 2013.
|I dug tip layers from arching 'Triple Crown' side branches that rooted at the tips (back row), and transplanted them (small green plant at left) between killed stumps of 'Navaho' blackberries (right).|
|'Glowingstar' peach, from the Stellar peach series website.|
Over the last few days of rain and extreme cold I've been investigating new strawberry varieties, and have decided to try 'Galletta' and 'L'Amour'. I still love 'Earliglow' for flavor and fruit rot resistance, but these varieties have larger fruit and 'Galletta' escapes most anthracnose fruit rot. So I'll put in a small trial this spring.
We've ordered some new scab-resistant apples and fire blight-resistant pear varieties that we'll plant in spring also. We still have many #2 apples in our new cooler, and will have them for sale all during Dec. and into Jan.