Rubus fruticosus 'Oregon Thornless'
Blackberry 'Oregon Thornless' - 3 litres
Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry) 'Oregon Thornless' is a popular old variety with easily trained thornless stems, producing crops of sweet, juicy berries with a mild 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. Attractive deeply cut leaves which colour richly in autumn make this an ornamental plant for an arch or trellis.
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 'Oregon Thornless'|
|Flower colour||Pink, White|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||2.6m - 4m|