Blackberry 'Reuben'

Rubus fruticosus

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?


First ever primocane blackberry

First year fruiting

Easy to grow

Large berries that are sweeter than a strawberr

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A breakthrough in blackberry breeding! Unlike normal varieties this unique primocane blackberry will fruit on first year growth, meaning you’ll get crops sooner after planting! The incredibly large berries weigh up to 11g each and are sweeter than a strawberry, scoring highly on the brix scale for sweetness. Blackberry 'Reuben' has a very upright growth habit making it easier to manage and allowing plants to be spaced closer together. The delicious fruits can be picked from August to September and are perfect for pies and jams. Self fertile. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 1.2m (4'). Supplied in 9cm pots.

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Hardy Shrub

kitchen gardenwalls and fenceswildlife gardens

full sun

Flowering Months Harvest Months

1 blackberry plant in 12cm pots (14223)

Grow blackberry plants in a sunny position in any well drained soil allowing a distance of 90cm (36") between plants. Primocane blackberries may require some support so plant them against a wall or trellis, or support them on a framework of wires stretched between sturdy 1.8m (6') posts. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Plant blackberries at the same soil level as they were in their original pots and firm them into the ground. Water well after planting.
Water well for the first year until plants are fully established. Tie stems to their supports as they grow. When berries begin to develop, place a net over the plants to protect your crop from greedy birds! Prune primocane blackberry plants to ground level each February and mulch around the base of the canes with compost or well rotted manure to help retain soil moisture throughout the summer. Alternatively two smaller crops can be obtained early and late in the season by leaving first-year fruiting canes to grow on for another year. After fruiting has finished in their second year, prune them to ground level. Tie in any first-year fruiting canes at the same time.

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.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

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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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