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Blackberry 'Little Black Prince' Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry 'Little Black Prince' Rubus fruticosus

Stuart McIntyre

Regular price £12.00 Sale

The world's first compact autumn blackberry, Little Black Prince is a breakthrough in the breeding of blackberries for gardens and terraces/patios. It is thornless, does not need a cumbersome support (because its shoots are stable and upright) and it bears fruit directly on the same years growth, providing the potential for a double cropping season.

Large, regularly shaped, tasty blackberries ripen in August and carry on until the first frosts. Extremely compact and does not grow higher than 1m, making it ideal for using as a potted plant on a balcony or patio.

Characteristics

Species - fruticosus
Variety - Little Black Prince' 
Cropping Season - Late August and October 
Planting Distance - 1m (3ft)

Height - 1
Spread - 60c



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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Please note that we only ship to the UK.