Rubus 'Thornfree' | Blackberry Plant
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.
- Harvesting Period: Summer
- Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 Years
- Uses: Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking
- Supplied As: 3L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 20cm (8 Inches)
- Planting Distance: 1-2.5m
- Eventual Height & Spread: 2m x 2m (6.5 x 6.5ft)
- 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.
- 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.
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