Wow!! that double berry stem is pretty sweet. that must be pretty rare? See many 7 prongs by you?
last year i planted 30 3-yr roots and only about 13 popped up. I took pictures of the other now 4 yr old roots and they all appear to have the little yellow dots.
I planted 100 1 yr roots last fall and 92 of them came up and all have nice healthy leaves. I wonder if i got bad 3 yr roots? Is fungicide the only way to fix? i was hoping to not have to put anything on this patch and let it be.
That is about the ratio mine come up with. Most have signs of transplant shock and some have fallen after turning yellow. Several are still just yellow. Maybe 5% look very healthy (out of 950;10 lbs.). Had some getting berries but they yellowed and/or dropped.
I too bought 100 one year old rootlets and have about 95 up and kicking butt! Most 2 prong and one three and a few wide-leaved one prongers. I really think seeds are the way to go but if a person wants to get ahead by one year the one-year rootlets seem to do pretty good. No more 3 year old rootlets for me. A lot of cash down the drain. We will see how they fare next year on both the 1 and 3 year old rootlets. I think a little more time will tell the real outcome.
By the way, I am a newbie at growing.