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Blackberry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rubus fruticosus

 

Blackberry

Blackberry is a fruiting plant that grows wild in many parts of Europe, and cultivated varieties are also common. The black fruit are borne on a bramble, usually thorny, and are similar to raspberries in form, and with a sweet flavour. The fruit of the blackberry is ripe in late Summer to early Autumn. Blackberry blossom is white or pink.

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plant Features
  • Blackberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Blackberry likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Blackberry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Blackberry likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Blackberry

Latin name

Rubus fruticosus

type

Fruiting Plant

family

Rosaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blackberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Blackberry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Blackberry likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Blackberry likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blackberry is 0.60meters x 2.50meters 0.60 M 2.50 M

Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry is a fruiting plant that grows wild in many parts of Europe, and cultivated varieties are also common. The black fruit are borne on a bramble, usually thorny, and are similar to raspberries in form, and with a sweet flavour. The fruit of the blackberry is ripe in late Summer to early Autumn. Blackberry blossom is white or pink.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Pink/white blossom before the fruit.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Winter TO Early Spring

Plant pot grown blackberries in the soil after digging in plenty of well rotted manure or compost into the soil first.

 

Propagation by Hardwood Cuttings

From Early Winter TO Late Winter

Take hardwood cuttings of up to .3m from this years growth, making a clean from above a shoot and remove any soft growth. Nearly fill a container with fine grit at the bottom, to enable free draining, and a suitable compost. Place the cutting, having dipped he end in a rooting compound first, with a third of the cutting showing.

 

Harvesting

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Pick when the fruits are ripe. Lovely in pies and other puddings or for making jam with.

 
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