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Are there thorns on blueberry bushes?

Last Updated: 26th April, 2021

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There are a few types of blueberry bush. Those grown for commercial cultivation are usually Highbush varieties, which are exactly what they sound like. These bushes grow higher and produce berries that are easier to harvest, for that reason. Blueberry bushes do not have thorns.

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Keeping this in consideration, do blueberry trees have thorns?

There are a few types of blueberry bush. Those grown for commercial cultivation are usually Highbush varieties, which are exactly what they sound like. These bushes grow higher and produce berries that are easier to harvest, for that reason. Blueberry bushes do not have thorns.

Secondly, do all berry bushes have thorns? Growing Habits Most thornless blackberries grow on semi-erect canes. These canes grow 20 feet long and arch over if left untended. Researchers have developed a few thornless erect and trailing blackberry cultivars, although most cultivars have thorns.

Secondly, what kind of berries have thorns?

Raspberries (Rubus idaeus), a bramble fruit, grow in dense, thorny thickets, but regular pruning keeps them neat and contained. Most raspberry bushes have thorns, but some cultivated varieties are thornless.

Why do berries have thorns?

Thorns are present in native blackberry plants and the thorns prevent grazing wildlife, animals and birds from eating the vines before the berry bushes flower and later when blackberries are produced.

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