‘Black satin’ thornless blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ’Black satin’)
A frost-resistant shrub that is worth considering.
It fruits profusely, its fruit is tasty, healthy, juicy and large.
It fruits from August until October.
The shrub is resistant to frost and diseases.
It reaches the height of 3-5 m, spreads quickly.
It is a thornless variety which makes it that more attractive.
The fruit can be eaten straight away or preserved.
Should be planted every 1-1.5 metre in a sunny spot, with the use of supports.
Blackberry ’Thornfree’ (Rubus fruticosus ’Thornfree’)
General description: American variety of blackberries, fast growing. Reaches up to approx. 2 m in height.
Variety weakly resistant to frost.
Fruit: tasty, sweet, oblong in shape.
The fruits are considered to be healing, they are among others expectorant and cleansing.
Maturing: starts in July and ends in October.
Flowers: white flowers appearing in June.
Annual growth 0.5-1.2 m.
Requirements / Cultivation: a sunny place, grows on every soil, but to obtain a larger yield, it is recommended to plant on slightly acidic soils, moderately moist.
Blackberry fruit appear on two-year-old shoots.
The plant should be planted with supports.
Cutting: in summer, we trim the tops of one-year old shoots.
In the early spring, we cut the shrub up to a height of 1.6 m, while we prune the side shoots up to 30 cm in length.
In the autumn, we cut the shoots above the ground, leaving only the six strongest shoots in the spring.
Tayberry ’Buckingham Tayberry’ (Rubus ’Buckingham Tayberry’)
General description: perennial without spikes, fructifying shrub, floppy long shoots, similar to blackberry, a variety with quite strong growth, does not grow to the sides.
Fruit: aromatic sweet, juicy and tasty, red or dark red,
Maturing: ripening: in summer July / August
Requirements / Cultivation: a very demanding shrub, prefers a sunny position; cover for the winter; requires a strong cutting after fruiting.