Thornless Blackberry
 
 

Thornless Blackberry - Shrub

Rubus fruticosus 'Thornfree'  
The Thornless Blackberry (Rubus Fructicosus 'Thornfree') has two very appealing qualities. It produces giant blackberries and it has thornless branches. The fruits are delicious eaten straight from the cane, but also a choice fruit for making juice or your own tasty jam. The canes are thornless, so you won't get scratched when picking the fruit. Height supplied 30-40 cm.
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Thornless Blackberry can be planted from late October until April (if there is no frost). Make sure the root ball of Thornless Blackberry is well-moistened before planting by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole in any garden soil. Plant the Thornless Blackberry at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Thornless Blackberry grows well in a sunny area.

Blackberries are a must-have in the summer! These soft berries have a delicious flavour. Thornless Blackberries are a new breed without spines. You will enjoy a high yield and giant berries. Eat the fruit fresh or make them into jam or syrup. Blackberries are also suitable for making a refreshing juice! Blackberries contain minerals and are particularly high in vitamin C.

The Thornless Blackberry requires minimal maintenance, but it does prefer a position in full sunlight. Fertilization is not recommended as blackberries already have an excellent growth by nature. Give the plant extra water during dry periods. When the berries are entirely one colour they can be picked, usually in August and September. You can choose to eat the berries immediately, make them into jam or freeze them.

Growing Thornless Blackberries

Thornless Blackberry plants can be planted alone or in rows along a fence. Place sturdy poles in the ground with a height of about 2 metres and tie the plant using twine or burlap rope. Plant rows in a north to south direction and plant the Thornless Blackberry plants with a spacing of one metre (or more!) apart. New branches will grow each year and their fruits will appear in the following year - these branches will then die. Tie the new branches to the poles, there should be about six branches per bush. In late September, all shoots that have borne fruit can be pruned just above the ground (they are usually brownish). By the end of February, new shoots will appear. Protection from birds is usually required.


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Growth height: 300 cm