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walk2write
Milton, FL

July 27, 2009
2:51 PM

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We planted 30 bushes this year in NW Florida, having purchased them as "suckers" from a guy who owns a farm in southern Alabama. His dad planted the original bushes (several hundred) and kept them productive by trimming immediately after they stopped bearing for the season, fertilizing three times a year, and also digging up the suckers every few years. This thinning is how he gradually expanded his stock over the years, and now his son makes good money by letting people dig up the suckers ($2 each) and also potting them up himself and selling them in the spring for $8-10 each at the farmers' market. The bushes can not only be fruitful with berries but also with "babies."

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