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​Wild Blackberry Bush

Wild Blackberry Bush

Wild Blackberries Bush is a large plant that Grows in almost every weather condition. It does not require lots of skills to maintain and care for the plant. This plant has been in life for over thousands of years, and it has been eaten by humans as well as animals. Its leaves have been a nutritious food for particular types of caterpillars too. It takes about three to four years for the tree to attain maturity and produce fruits.

However, the first year of its germination, it forms a new stem called the primocane, which grows rapidly to its full length of about 3-6 cm while in different cases it grows up to 9cm. During this time, it does not produce any flowers, but it grows some leaves called palmately compound leaves. The leaves have at least five to seven leaflets. During the second year of the tree's growth, the cane becomes stronger hence move from the primocane state to the floricane although it does not grow any longer.

It is the second year that the plant's lateral buds break and start to produce flowering laterals with smaller leaves. Each flower is about 2-3cm and is commonly formed during early summer or late spring on short racemes. They have at least five pale pink or white petals. The first and the second year of the trees usually have many little curves with sharp prickles that react as thorns.

When the plant is not managed properly, they form tangles twist on the stems, and therefore the branches start to develop roots around the ground too. Wild blackberry bushes are at their best germination around hillsides, colonizing wasteland, hedgerows, vacant lots, and ditches. It is because the plant tolerates poor soils. The berries are red before they are ripe and black when ripe. It is to say berries are red when green. The quality of the fruit is however affected by slight changes in weather conditions.

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​Wild Blackberry Bush


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