|Density on 1 m2||1|
|Frost hardiness||Zones 6 - 8|
An unusual shrub, raised as a crossing between raspberry and blackberry, of large, juicy, delicious fruit and thornless stems. Undemanding and easy in maintenance. Perfect for house gardens and leisure areas.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Fruit edible and nutritious, rather large, 4 cm long, Purple-red, juicy and tasty; ripening from mid-VII till the end of VIII on previous-year shoots. Decorative white flowers open in VI. Leaves large, dark green.
HOW IT GROWS: Upright, thornless shoots 1.5-2 m long; fast-growing.
WHERE TO PLANT: Yields fruit best in sunny, warm sites. A tolerant plant – grows in average, well-drained soil of slightly acidic Ph. Hardy (zone 6–8).
HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the root ball in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure or compost, 0.5-1 cm deeper than it was before. Fill the hole with fertile soil. Frost insulation required. In late autumn or early winter the 2-year fruiting shoots should be cut back. Throughout the year, the growing shoots should be tied to a support.
HOW TO APPLY: Due to its valuable fruit, the shrub is recommended for amateur cultivation in house gardens and allotments etc.
ORIGIN: Great Britain. Raised by Derek L. Jennings. Introduced in the market by Medway Fruits.