Curious Jam Collection - Tayberry, Loganberry and Blackberry Bare Root

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Curious Jam Collection - Tayberry, Loganberry and Blackberry Bare Root
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Curious Jam Collection - Tayberry, Loganberry and Blackberry Bare Root
Curious Jam Collection - Tayberry, Loganberry and Blackberry Bare Root

Fed up of ordinary strawberry or raspberry jam? Why not make your own unusual variety using the freshest and tastiest fruit? The Curious Jam collection lets you do just that! This lovely collection contains a range of great fruit, which are perfect for using in jam making amongst other things.

Not necessarily fruit you would normally consider, this lovely collection contains tayberries, loganberries and blackberries. All of the fruit contained in the collection have other uses as well as jam making and are great for eating fresh as well as using in cooking.

As each of the plants produce a high yield and bloom at different times you will have plenty of colour and fruit filling your garden for months at a time.

This Collection Consists of 3 Fruiting Plants

  • 1 x Tayberry Thorned BR
  • 1 x Loganberry LY654 Bare Root
  • 1 x Blackberry ‘Chester’ Bush Bare Root

Tayberry Thorned BR

The Tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry and is named after the river Tay in Scotland. It has a distinctive flavour and large fruit that changes from red to deep purple when ripe.

The juicy fruit ripens in early July and the yield is high with the firm, delicious berries covering the plant in a blanket of fruit. It is an excellent variety for using in cooking and would be brilliant used in jam making.

Easy to grow and quick to establish this hardy tayberry has very good disease resistance and will thrive in a sunny spot in any aspect. With its trailing habit it is great for growing up a wall or fence.


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Loganberry LY654 Bare Root

Originating from California, this cross is possibly the best known of the hybrid berries. This thornless raspberry/blackberry hybrid produces very high yields of enormous, long, cone-shaped berries ripening from mid July.

Loganberries have an excellent aromatic flavour, they are juicier but sharper than raspberries. The fruit is ideal for all purposes and is best cropped when they turn deep red in colour. Loganberries can be eaten fresh but would also be great for jam making.

Loganberries have a bushy and vigorous growth habit meaning that the branches need permanent support so it would be ideal for training against a wall or fence.


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Blackberry ‘Chester’ Bush Bare Root

'Chester' is one of the best varieties of the late season blackberries. It is a moderate sized blackberry bush with thornless canes. White flowers bloom in summer and are followed by dark fruits later on. The crop begins in mid-August and will continue on throughout autumn.

The berries themselves are very sweet when ripe but if they are picked slightly early they will have a nice tang to them. With their wonderful flavour they would be perfect for putting in tarts, pies, crumbles and would also be brilliant used in jam making.

This hardy blackberry will thrive planted in most soil types and with its excellent disease resistance and vigorous growth habit you can see why it is one of the most widely grown blackberries in the UK.


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Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
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.

 

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