How to Propagate Blackberries

Build a healthy and bountiful blackberry garden with this simple two-step process for propagating the plant. 

Loch Ness is Thorn Free Gourmet Blackberry

Loch Ness is Thorn Free Gourmet Blackberry

©2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

From: DK Books - Gardeners Guide

Materials Needed

  • watering can or garden hose
  • garden pots (optional)

Step 1: Bend Blackberry Stem

Bend Blackberry Stem Into Soil to Root New Plant

Bend Blackberry Stem Into Soil to Root New Plant

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Blackberries and hybrids can be easily propagated in late summer by bending a new stem to the ground and burying the tip to a depth of 4 inches (10 cm). Firm it down, water well, and leave it attached to the main plant.

Step 2: Transplant

Transplant Rooted Blackberry Stem

Transplant Rooted Blackberry Stem

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

The stem will have rooted by the following spring, when it can be lifted from the ground and either potted or transplanted. Keep the young plant well watered until it establishes fully, and don’t allow it to fruit for the first two years.

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