It has been cold here, with temperatures dropping to the single digits on several occasions (Table 1). The cane damage ranges from death of entire canes, death of upper portions of canes (not shown), cane splitting and damage to just portions of a cane, as is shown in Figures 1-3. The range of damage varied considerably, with some sites experiencing almost no damage to some with more than 90% damage. The severity of damage also varied by cultivar, with Navaho showing most damage.
|Figure 1. Blackberry canes with 90% or more damage to floricanes.|