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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Blackberries 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 blackberries a metre (or more) apart.

Blackberry plants

New branches will grow from the ground each year and their fruits will appear in the following year - these branches will then die off. 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 slightly above the top wire. Protection from birds is usually recommended.

Blackberries are a must-have in the summer! These soft berries have a delicious flavour. Rubus fruticosus 'Thornfree' is 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. Fertilisation 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 blackberries

New branches will grow from the ground each year and their fruits will appear in the following year - these branches will then die off. 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 slightly above the top wire. Protection from birds is usually recommended.


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Growth height: 200-300 cm

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