Black Butte' Blackberry Bush | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0556
Black Butte' Blackberry Bush | 9cm Pot

Exceptionally large fruit-size

'Black Butte' is considered the world's largest blackberry. This huge, sweet berry reaches one inch in diameter and two inches long and up to 12g in weight each! This makes the Black Butte Blackberry nearly twice the size of other blackberries.An ideal Mother Lode variety for the home gardener, this attractive trailing blackberry boasts extremely large, well formed fruit that is firm but juicy. Berries are produced early season and for an extended period for fresh right-off-the-plant flavor anytime.

This blackberry is extremely hardy and will tolerate most soils and condition so is an ideal plant if you want a good crop of fruit each year without having to put much effort in. The fruit are ideal for use in jams, pies and of course blackberry crumbles. Also, for those on a diet, they’re a great addition to smoothies and are packed full of vitamin c.

Variety Information

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

Size Information

Supplied As9cm 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
9cm Pot 9cm Pot Primrose-Supplied Bush
RRP £7.99  £6.99
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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: 3.5/5 (4 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Great plants at a great price"

Reviewed Thursday, 5 July 2018

Rating: 2/5

"A sickly plant. Arrived rootbound (likely last year's unsold stock which has been cut back!)"

Reviewed Friday, 20 April 2018

Rating: 2/5

"The roots had become detached from the plant"

Reviewed Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy plant, growing quickly. Will have to wait to find outb about the fruit!"

Reviewed Thursday, 13 July 2017

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