Cuttings in April of shoots 15cm long, in a sandy mix in a frame covered in plastic to keep them moist. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, August in a frame. Slow and difficult. Layering in late summer or early autumn. Another report says that spring is the best time to layer. Takes 18 months.Division of suckers in spring or early autumn.
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A very dwarf shrub producing long slender creeping stems that root into the soil. Upright stems grow from the axillary buds in the second year and these upright stems flower and fruit the following year. Widely cultivated for its edible fruit in N. America, there are many named varieties. Cultivated plants are usually grown in artificial bogs that are often flooded in the winter. Plants can self-fertilize but cross-fertilization by insects results in higher yields. Cultivated plants take about 5 years to come into full bearing but will then crop well for 60 - 100 years. Dislikes root disturbance, plants are best grown in pots until being planted out in their permanent positions.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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