Blackberry & Hybrid Berries
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A mid season thornless variety producing medium to large sized fruits of excellent flavour. With its compact growth, Merton Thornless is suitable for small gardens and the thornfree canes make maintenance easy. Ideally plant in full sun or partial shade although Merton will tolerate shade. Hardy but can be vulnerable to hard frosts on very exposed sites. Non organic plants.
Blackberry Waldo is a thornless early blackberry that produces good amounts of large, firm and glossy black in colour that are of excellent flavour. Waldo blackberry also the bonus of developing smaller than usual seeds. The growth is moderate with semi erect canes that should be tied in as they grow to the angles required. Non organic plants.
Loganberries are reliable croppers fruiting from mid July until late August. The Loganberry ripens initially bright red before turning dark red or purple. For the most sweetness leave to ripen fully but pick before they become too full of juice to handle. A thornless clone.
The loganberry has been around some time since the 1880s introduced by Judge James Logan in California by crossing a Pacific coast Dewberry with a european red Raspberry. Non organic plants.
Loganberry Worcester Early Thornless can be traced back to the 1930s when they were grown in large quantities for the military for juice & canning. A distinct variety, they fruit earlier than the main Loganberry variety, mid June to mid July. Totally thornless for trouble free picking which can be daily as the plants come into production.
This variety came to our notice as a result of contact with an enthusiastic local fruit grower. ROOTED TIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY FROM EARLY MARCH. SEE THE DESCRIPTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR DETAILS. 50% of sale proceeds will be donated to Magg’s Day Centre, Worcester
A cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry the Tayberry produces its fruit from early July until mid August. Like the Loganberry leave to ripen on the canes until dark red. Large, long sweet fruits up to 5cm long. The canes are moderately vigorous and quite prickly. Non organic plants.
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