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Blackberry 'Loch Ness'Rubus fruticosus

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 blackberry plant in 9cm pot £12.99 by end of June 2018
2 blackberry plants in 9cm potsSAVE* £6 £19.98 by end of June 2018
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery

This self-fertile British-bred blackberry produces firm, glossy-black, conical fruits on short, upright, thornless canes. 'Loch Ness' is a heavy cropper is capable of producing up to 3.6kg (8lb) of fruit per bush and is perfect for the smaller garden. The fruits can be harvested from mid-August until the first frosts. Blackberries establish quickly and are easy to grow, producing flavoursome fruits to add to desserts or for jam-making. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months.


Kitchen Garden, Walls And Fences, Wildlife Gardens

Hardy

full sun

200cm (79in)

250cm (98in)

1 Blackberry Plant In 9cm Pot (V15504)
2 Blackberry Plants In 9cm Pots (V63253P)

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Water well for the first year until blackberry plants are fully established. Train the stems onto their supports as they grow. Cover the plants with netting to protect the crop from birds as blackberry fruits begin to develop. Blackberries can be harvested from July onwards. In autumn, prune the canes which have fruited over summer to ground level. Canes which have not fruited should be 'tied in' to their supports. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes to improve moisture retention throughout the summer.
Plant blackberry bushes in a sunny position in any well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the ground prior to planting. When growing blackberry plants, support the stems on a framework of wires stretched between sturdy 1.8m (6') posts, or trained against a trellis or wall.

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