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20-40cm 'Medana' Tayberry Bush | 3L Pot

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Tayberry 'Medana' Bush - Ribes Nigrum - 3L Pot

The 'Medana' is a tayberry which originated in Scotland, with reddish-purple fruits of delicious flavour and with excellent disease resistance. A hybrid created by cross breeding a raspberry and a blackberry, they have a sweet taste, delicious as a purée with yoghurt or ice cream, or use in pies, jams or juices. The fruits freeze very well if you would like to keep some for future use. Late-blooming, in July to August, to avoid late spring frosts.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Flower Colour: pale green in spring
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1m - 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m - 1.5m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Arrives in a: 4L carton
  • Shrub is approx 2 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
It is important to water your newly-planted raspberries or blackberries on a frequent basis (at least bimonthly for two months). You should also ensure adequate spacing (40 - 60cm) between each bush.

    • With bare root plants, you should soak their roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants, you should drench their rootball.
    • If you are planting a bare root plant, dig a hole so that their first roots are no more than 2 inches below the ground.
    • If you are planting a containerised plant, make sure that the pot sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
    Please see below for our planting guidance:

  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Once you are happy with your efforts, provide your plant with a good watering.
  • Add mulch on top (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones). Try to keep the mulch from touching the stem.
  • Blackberry and raspberry bushes are wonderful for the beginner grower. Below we address some common query topics:

    • Hardiness: Native to the UK, your blackberry or raspberry plant is well accustomed to the milder climate.
    • Position: Planting in full sun is always recommended, however they still tolerate light shade.
    • Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your plant’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing its roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease.
    More Information
    Colour Test Sand
    Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
    Common Name Blackberry, Raspberry, Tayberry
    Features Fruiting Plants For Shade
    Harvest Month July, August
    Is Collection/Mix? No
    Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
    Species Blackberry Bushes, Raspberry Canes, Soft Fruit Plants, Tayberry Plants
    Time To Cropping 1 Year
    Type Blackberry, Raspberry, Tayberry
    Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh, Fruiting Plants Suitable For Jams / Jelly
    Colour Sand
    Eventual Height 1m-2m
    Eventual Spread 1m-2m
    Pollination Group Self-Fertile
    Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
    Supplied As 3L Pot
    Supplied As 2L-3L Pot
    Type Soft Fruit Plants
    Shop By Category Soft Fruit Plants