1ft 'Thornfree' Blackberry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0221
1ft 'Thornfree' Blackberry Bush | 3L Pot

Easy-to-manage late-season cultivar

No thorns, making the berries easy to pick and the bush easy to train. Heavy cropping and very large, the blackberries are also sweet-tasting and full of juice. Makes marvellous bramble jelly, delicious in pies when mixed with other fruit, such as apples. Freezes well.

Variety Information

Harvesting Period Summer
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As3L Pot
Height on Arrival20cm (8 Inches)
Planting Distance1-2.5m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.2m x 2m (6.5 x 6.5ft)
Supplied AsTitle Supplied By Price Link
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3L Pot 3L Pot Primrose-Supplied Bush
£14.99This Product
Optional Extras
  • 30m Galvanised Wire 1.6mm
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Our soft fruit plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and then sent in padded mail bags for delivery in the large letter postal service where there are no larger items capable of causing damage.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted bushes, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (40-60cm) between bushes.

With bare root plants, it's important to soak its roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants it is important to drench the rootball. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure its first roots are no more than 2 inches below ground level, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Blackberry bushes are extremely easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: as blackberry plants are native to the UK, they will not be die in the cold.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended, although blackberries will tolerate light shade. Planting your bush in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting. As blackberries are tied to supports, planting against a south facing wall is useful.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.1/5 (9 reviews)

Rating: 3/5

"Plant seems fine - I'll have to see how it grows and develops"

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Rating: 3/5

"I can’t comment as it’s too small and has not yet fruited"

Reviewed Friday, 10 August 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Arrived not in a great condition quite a number of dead leaves and stems!"

Reviewed Thursday, 5 July 2018

Rating: 4/5

"This one arrived in good condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good size ready for planting, some nice strong shoots with lush foliage"

Reviewed Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Present for my father. Looked in very good condition when it arrived. He was delighted and has potted it up."

Reviewed Friday, 26 June 2015

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"plant arrived in very good condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 28 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived by courier very well packed in a strong tall cardboard box. The blackberry bush is a healthy strong potted plant already showing strong shoots."

Reviewed Thursday, 30 January 2014

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