A Chilling Tale of Three Blueberry Cultivars

The number of chill hours we received this year has been lower than usual (see Chill Hour link on right side of this page). I am in the process of accumulating chill hour data from the last 15 years or … Continue reading

Is Mummy Berry Starting Already?

I received the information below from University of Georgia Plant Pathologist Dr. Phil Brannen. It states that in Georgia, mummy berry infection is likely right now due to the warmer weather conditions.  We have also had these conditions in Mississippi, … Continue reading

Blackberry Flowers in January

Up until very recently, we have not had much cold weather in south Mississippi. In fact, as of last week we had accumulated fewer than 200 chill hours (that will be much higher this week after the recent cold snap). … Continue reading

Follow-up on White Drupelets in Blackberries

Yesterday I posted on why white drupelets occur in blackberries.  Well, the “why” that we know or think we know.  I also looked at the genetic make-up of certain cultivars.  Today, I went into the blackberry plantings here in Poplarville … Continue reading