RUBUS fruticosus BLACKBERRY Oregon Thornless 3L
Ornamental variety with attractive and distinct parsley shaped leaves. Produces white flowers flushed with pink, followed by a good crop of medium sized juicy fruit that has a mild flavour. Thornless stems that are ideal for training over an arch or trellis. Relatively slow growing, so perfect for small gardens. Eventual height and spread: 3m (10ft). Cropping season: late August – late September. Self fertile.
This product is supplied in a 3L pot but is not necessarily pot-grown.
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.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s stems. Tie in the new shoot – these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.