Blackberry 'Waldo' Bush - Rubus Fruticosus - 3L Pot

Code: TR0217
Blackberry 'Waldo' Bush - Rubus Fruticosus - 3L Pot
Blackberry 'Waldo' Bush - Rubus Fruticosus - 3L Pot

'Waldo' is a deciduous, upright to arching compact shrub with thornless canes which produce large, glossy, conical berries. Bursting with flavour, the berries are perfect for putting in tarts, pies, crumble and jam.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: dark-green in spring and summer/pale-yellow in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Approx Spread: 3m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Plant is approx. 2 years old and has 1 or 2 stems
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late May - 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
  • Cut back plants to about 60cm (2ft) after planting and remove the stems that have flowered each winter.
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water around 1 inch a week. Remove any weeds or rocks and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 2.5m

Blackberry bushes tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6 - 7.5 is ideal. They can tolerate light shade conditions, but will be more productive in a sunny and sheltered site.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

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.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Plants arrived in excellent condition and were wonderful specimens"

Reviewed Sunday, 10 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Saturday, 21 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Saturday, 28 February 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Thank you for very good service. Fast and reliable service and delivery."

Reviewed Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Will know more in the summer but looking good do far"

Reviewed Thursday, 10 October 2013

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