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by JIM Stevenson
on June 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Great point Mark. I have the same situation with my Kiowas even tho I cut back my laterals to 12 -15 inches. This year I am going to cut out more primocanes as well.  
 
JIM
by Ken Barber
on December 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM
Thanks Mark for following up on what Dr Clark mentioned. Last year I did't prune the laterals of my 300+ Natchez plants and they did overcrop and production was miserable. It was heartbreaking. More disheartening was the subsequent minimal growth in the new primocanes of those same plants. Hopefully, this next year my two patches of Natchez primocanes will do much better as I plan to prune their laterals back to the recommended 15-25".  
 
I also have 200+ one-two year old Kiowa plants whose berries last year were not as sweet, in most cases, as I was hoping. Hopefully cutting their laterals back to 15-25" will improve their leaf-to-fruit ratio along with their sweetness as well.  
 
Ken
by Mark Bolda
on December 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Hi Ken,  
That is too bad to hear that your production didn't turn out that well last year. If you don't mind checking back and letting us know how it went after pruning in 2013, that'd be really great! Appreciate your comments.  
Mark
by Robert R. (Wharton, TX)
on January 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM
I had same problem with Natchez planted in 2011. In their first year of production 2012 they had a tremendous amount of berries ....but only 2 out 10 plants produced new primocanes and 2013 is not looking good for a berry crop.
by Winston LeBlanc
on December 3, 2015 at 4:47 PM
My Natchez berries one year old. They R growing very well. When should I cut them back and now much??
by Winston LeBlanc
on December 3, 2015 at 4:47 PM
My Natchez berries one year old. They R growing very well. When should I cut them back and now much??
by Winston
on December 8, 2015 at 7:54 AM
My Natchz plants are starting there 2nd year and growing like crazy. Should I cut them back now or wait til Jan. ?? Also when to fertilize again and what kind??
by Winston
on December 9, 2015 at 9:11 AM
My Natchez plants R in there 2nd year. They R growing like crazy. When do I prune and how much??
by Mark Bolda
on December 14, 2015 at 11:06 AM
Winston, you are going to have to help me out a bit here. For starters, where are you? It's important to know if you are going to have any winter dormancy or not.  
Let me know and we'll take it from there.  
Mark
by Winston LeBlanc
on January 31, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Mark- I am in south La. My Natchz. Berries R staring their 2nd year. I just cut them back to about 48". When do I fertilizer ? And how much and what type of fertilizer?? Thanks
 
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