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Karaka Black Plant - The distinctly different new hybrid berry


Selected from a hybrid berry breeding programme in New Zealand, Karaka Black exhibits several valuable traits which taken as a whole have resulted in a quite unique new berry for UK gardens. Karaka Black has extraordinarily long, slender fruits which are 4 times as long as they are wide, and often up to 4 inches in length. The glossy black lustrous colouring hints at the delicately ambrosial, juicy sweet and aromatic flavour which is perfect for eating fresh, but the berries hang in prominent clusters all over the outer canes. In Growth it is very compact with a spacing of only 3-4 feet between bushes recommended. Add to this an extremely long and persistent fruiting season which starts in Mid July and will usually continue into September and unarguably, we have a new fruit just made for the smaller garden. You will love the delicately sweet, distinct flavour, the compact, high yielding growth will impress you, the very appearance of the fruits is so different, and the lengthy picking season without compare. Karaka Black - only the name could be improved upon. New and stock limited.

Karaka Black Plant - The distinctly different new hybrid berry

UK mainland delivery is charged at £8.95. Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.