Allow a width of 8' for the average Blackberry plant. Some newer compact varieties can be planted closer (4') and even in pots and as self supporting. If this sounds more suitable for your requirements look at Waldo or Loch Ness.
In the UK Blackberries can be harvested from late July to late September with careful selection of varieties.
Blackberries are also ideal for training against walls, fences, sheds etc, and will provide a very useful crop on sunless walls where few other fruits will grow. Thornless varieties plant 8' apart, thorny varieties plant 10' apart. Himalayan Giant 15' apart. Blackberry bush varieties such as Waldo can be grown as self supporting abd planted 4' apart.
Blackberry fruits are high in antixoidants and are very versatile. Ideal for eating fresh but also perfect in pies, jams, preserves, for juicing and freezing.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR BLACKBERRY PLANTS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR GOLD HEALTH STANDARD AND GUARANTEE AND NOT JUST ROOTED TIPS! Most are supplied in containers, a few of the thorny varieties may be supplied as bare-root during the dormant season if this suits them best.
Raised at the John Innes Institute, Compact grower, completely thornless, the large fruits are beautifully flavoured, often 1'' in diameter, with the real blackberry taste. Season August/September. Compact growth makes this variety ideal for the...
Following in the illustrious path blazed by the highly popular 'Loch Ness' and easily the equal of that superb variety, Loch Tay features the advantage of a much earlier fruiting season, its rounded jet black...