Blackberry 'Merton Thornless' Rubus fruticosus
Mid season thornless variety. Generous cropper of medium to large sized fruit with excellent flavour. A vigorous but exceptionally manageable variety due to the thornfree branches making maintenance simple. For best results, plant in half shade or full sun although Merton will tolerate shade and soil with less than efficient drainage. Hardy but can be vulnerable to hard frosts on very exposed sites.
Species - fruticosus
Variety - Merton Thornless
Cropping Season - August to September
Planting Distance - 3m (10ft)
Height - 2m
Spread - 2m
Hardiness - Hardy
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.
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