Dewberries: First of all, these are wild black berries that grow on long, creeping vines.
These berries are common throughout most of the northern hemisphere.  This plant is sometimes thought of as a nuisance weed.  The leaves can be used for a tea and the berries are sweet and edible.
They can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler or jam.

Planting dewberries:
Plant the dewberry plant in a hole. Cover it with sand and pat gently around plant base.
In addition, if you are planting more than one plant, space the plants at least 6 feet apart.
Furthermore, water well around the hole until the soil is moist.  Add a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture.

These plants have a large lateral growing root systems that spread.
Consider planting them far apart, so that they are not too invasive.

Plants can be obtained as seedlings or cuttings from the local nursery or from a wild patch of dewberries.
As these plants are like vines, set up a trellis for the plant to grow on.

Care of these berries:

Very little is take care of these berries. They are hardy perennials,  that need very little attention.
Hence, once the plants have been established and have grown several inches, fertilizing your the growing dewberries will be rewarding.
Consequently, it takes four to five years for growing dewberry plants to mature enough to bear fruit.

The berries of dewberry plants are purplish red, similar to raspberries.
Also, the seeds are much larger and tougher than those of the blackberry.

Furthermore, dewberry plants reach a height of only about 2 feet or so.
These plants have slender thorns on red-haired stems.  Also, they tend to be slightly more acidic than blackberries. Finally, the berries can be turned into jam and used in pies.
In conclusion,  the leaves and roots of these plants are also harvested for homeopathic remedies.


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