Blackberry Lock Ness

Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness'

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The 'Loch Ness' blackberry is a high yielding, thorn-free bush that can produce up to 3.6kg of large, firm, glossy blackberries from autumn to early winter. They can be grown in a large pot in the sun or trained against a wall or fence.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Fruits ripen in autumn. Pick fruits regularly keeping the central plug within the fruit.

Propagation

Seed

Stratify seeds in the first year. Sow seeds shallowly. Keep seeds moist and plant out in Spring.

Layering

Tip layer in late summer to early autumn. The young shoots are bent over to the ground and covered with soil and left throughout autumn and winter. In spring, cut the new plant away and replant.

Cuttings

Root or leafy stem cuttings can propagate effectively. Plant 10-15 cm stems in moist sand. Once rooted, plant out. Take 7-15 cm root cuttings in autumn and cold store. Plant out in Spring in same soil mix 5-7 cm apart.

Suckers

Suckers can be removed from the parent plant and replanted.

Special features

Pot plant
Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

Europe

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

The fruits can be eaten raw or made into jams and desserts.

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White, Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Good general resistance to disease. Pests: Aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle and gall mites.

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