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Blackberry 'Karaka Black' Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry 'Karaka Black' Rubus fruticosus

Stuart McIntyre

Regular price £12.00 Sale

Superb variety originating from New Zealand. Karaka Black has long arching stems that bear lobed mid-green leaves and white flowers in Summer. The flowers are followed by exceptionally long and large shiny black fruit that is firm, easy to pick and above all has an excellent flavour.

The berries are superb for freezing and ideal for all-purpose use. Very long season running from early July onwards. Karaka Black is quick to establish itself and very easy to grow, it also has an excellent disease resistance to downy mildew. Recommended by the RHS as an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. A quite an outstanding performer!

Characteristics

Species - fruticosus
Variety - Karaka Black
Cropping Season - Late July and September 
Planting Distance - 3m (10ft)

Height - 
2m
Spread - 2.5m
Hardiness - Hardy

Planting

Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix 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.

Delivery

Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.

During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.

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