RUBUS fruticosus BLACKBERRY Triple Crown 3L
Triple Crown is a semi-erect, virtually thornless blackberry cultivar rightfully named for its three crowning attributes – flavour, productivity and vigour. Very heavy-bearing, setting fresh new berries every day for a full month in most climates. The attractive glossy black fruits are large and pleasantly firm with a rich strong juicy sweet flavour. The fruit ripens later than most other blackberries so it is an excellent variety for extending the blackberry season. Eventual height: 2m (6ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft). Cropping season: late August-September. Self fertile.
This product is supplied in a 3L pot.
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.