Blackberry 'Loch Ness'

Rubus fruticosus

Hardy Shrub

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Thornless canes

RHS AGM Winner

Self-fertile, British-bred blackberry

Produces up to 3.6kg (8lb) of fruit per bush

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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.

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 blackberry plant in 9cm pot (V15504)
2 blackberry plants in 9cm pots (V63253P)

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.
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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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