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.
Eventual height: 2.5m (8ft). Eventual spread: 7m (23ft). Cropping: August/September. Self fertile.
Plant 3m (10ft) apart in rows. Best grown against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.