Regenerating Our Haskap

 

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This spring we began regenerating our orchard in earnest, although not as much as we should have. Cutting off the bushes at ground level with a saw blade made for easy work. Doing so made these roots produce new shoots prolifically. Plants that we experimented on doing so with from last year produced berries this year, not in abundance, but they produced nevertheless. And plants that we trimmed early in the spring this year came back with a vengeance this year. This fall we will have to do a lot more trimming in order to get this orchard on a rejuvenation regimen, perhaps cutting every other plant in the original orchard? This will still give us berries next year and will make harvesting the older plants easier as well as thickening the plants themselves in the future.

Plants trimmed this year and last year…

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