Jennifer C
Jennifer C
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  • Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Asked on Jul 28, 2013

Why Isn't My Bittersweet Producing Berries?

Jennifer C

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I planted eight American Bittersweet vines about eleven years ago: male, female, male female, etc. about 8-10 ft. apart. The vines took right off climbing, and get bigger every year - they produce huge leaves, but no berries. What did I do wrong?
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  • Jennifer C
    on Jul 28, 2013

    PS: I should mention that although my profile says I'm in NC, I live in Upstate NY in the summer....where my B Sweet vines are. R. Adam Q, they don't produce flowers.

  • Jennifer C
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Hi R. Adam -- thank you so much for all that info! As I mentioned, I planted them eleven yrs. ago - 2002. I've never pruned them either. Pretty sure they came from either Spring Hill or Breck's (sister companies) and after I planted them, I removed the male/female tags. The entire batch was allegedly "American" so as far as I know, they weren't mixed with any Oriental vines. The directions did say to plant alternate male/female, which I did.

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