Blackberries can be grown as separate bushes or trained against a fencing or railing. Place sturdy poles in the ground that protrude about 2 feet above the ground and secure three solid wires between them. The rows should run preferably in a north-south direction and place the blackberries a metre (or more) apart from each other.
Prior to planting soak the root ball of the thornless blackberry in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly. The soil can be improved by adding compost or humus to any garden soil. Plant the thornless blackberry at the correct depth in the hole, the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. The thornless blackberry grows well in any garden soil in a sunny or partially shaded area.
Monkey puzzle tree - ShrubRubus fruticosus 'Thornfree'
It really gets your attention
Spectacular and exotic. That is the best way to describe the evergreen monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in a nursery pot. This special tree adds flair to any garden. Its flat, sharp glossy needles are dark green and it produces brown cones. The bark is grey and wrinkled like elephant skin. What makes this tree so unique is how long it can live. Over the years, it can grow to up to 15 metres! The conifer does not require much pruning. The monkey puzzle tree can be pruned slightly to keep it in tip-top shape. The monkey puzzle tree is winter-hardy and will grow in any soil that retains moisture and drains well. In half or full sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe thornless blackberry ‘Thornfree’ requires minimal maintenance, but it does prefer a position in full sunlight or partial shade. Fertilisation is not recommended as blackberries already have an excellent growth by nature. Give the plant extra water during dry periods. When the berries are entirely one colour they can be picked, usually in August and September. You can choose to enjoy eating the berries freshly picked, use them for making jam or they can even be frozen.
Growing blackberriesEvery year you will see new shoots appear from the ground, which will bear fruits in the following year – branches that have borne fruit will then die off. Tie the new branches along wires, there should be about six shoots per bush. In late September, all shoots that have borne fruit can be cut off at ground level (they are usually brownish). By the end of February, new shoots will appear. Protection from birds is usually recommended.
Show moreBlackberries are a must-have in the summer! These soft fruits have a delicious flavour. Rubus fruticosus 'Thornfree' is a new variety without thorns. You will enjoy a high yield and large tasty berries. Eat the fruit fresh or make them into jams or compote. Blackberries are also suitable for juicing - so refreshing! Blackberries contain minerals and are particularly high in vitamin C.
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Latin name Rubus fruticosus 'Thornfree' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Black Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period May - June Harvesting period July - September Growing height 100 - 300 cm Planting distance 50 - 100 cm