Rubus fruticosus 'Merton Thornless'
Blackberry 'Merton Thornless' - 3 litres
Rubus fruticosus 'Merton Thornless' is a compact, easily managed variety with thornless stems, producing generous crops of large, sweet, juicy berries with a rich blackberry flavour. Delicious eaten fresh or stewed, in pies or crumbles, as well as making excellent jam or jelly. A late season variety, ripening in August-September. Height and spread around 2m.
Plant in well prepared, well-drained soil enriched with well-rotted manure or compost, in sun or light shade. Space plants at 2-2.5m intervals. Provide support on wires on a trellis, fence or arch, or on a post and wire structure. Cut old canes down to the ground after fruiting and tie in new canes for the next season's fruit. Mulch with spent hops or compost in spring.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Rubus fruticosus|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Blackberry 'Merton Thornless'|
|Flower colour||Pink, White|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.6m - 2.5m|