Plant blackberry bushes in a sunny position in any well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the ground prior to planting. When growing blackberry plants, support the stems on a framework of wires stretched between sturdy 1.8m (6') posts, or trained against a trellis or wall.
Blackberry 'LochMaree' is the first variety to have double pink flowers, making it both decorative and productive. Its thornless stems produce an excellent crop of super sweet, juicy berries. Tolerant of most site and soil conditions, 'LochMaree' will even produce a reasonable crop if grown in semi shade. Our 1 year old plants are container grown rather than field grown to provide you with stronger, superior quality plants. Self fertile. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 25m (8').
Rubus fruiticosus 'LochMaree' The newest arrival from the impressive Loch series produces an unusual, double pink blossom making it both decorative and productive in the garden. The fruit size is similar to Loch Ness but it crops earlier and the berries have a markedly superior flavour. The thornless canes are semi-erect and fairly vigorous. Plant 1.8m (6ft) apart. Season: mid July - late Aug. Available for delivery: all year.