Growers still reliant on open field cultivation
Blackberries are still mainly grown as field crops. The woody crop is cultivated in two cycles: the first stage is long cane production, the second stage is fruit production. Mother stock production also normally takes place in the open field.
Switching to modern methods
Traditional blackberry farmers face problems like diseases, poor soil quality, and high labor costs. The solution to these issues lies in using high-quality growing media. That is why innovative growers are switching to the raspberry method— they use growing media for bedding or coir growbags.
How Jiffy can help
We recommend our Jiffy Substrates and Jiffy Growbags for mother stock production. Our Preforma Plugs and Jiffy-7 and Jiffy-7C Pellets are ideal for the long cane stage. Our substrates and Jiffy Coco Disks are best for fruit production. The Coco Discs can be delivered with a predrilled, labor-saving plughole for your convenience.