Tayberry Rubus fruticosus
Tayberry is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry. This variety is grown for its large sweet aromatic fruits which can be eaten raw or cooked.
Suitable for a sheltered position in the garden. It’s a thorny bush so the fruit needs to be picked carefully.
Details Tayberry Rubus fruticosus
- Blooms: May
- Flower colour: white
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: August
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 17 cm
- Hardiness: -25 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Rubus fruticosus
Soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a hardy deciduous Rubus fruticosus shrub thrives in a sunny sheltered position but will tolerate partial shade.
In colder areas, plant Rubus fruticosus near a south-facing wall. Use a well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They will not tolerate heavy, wet soil. Drought tolerant once established. Rubus fruticosus do well in various soil types.
Rubus fruticosus likes to be constantly moist, but not wet. Do not use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will ‘burn’ any new root growth. During the active growing season an occasional feed or a light top dress with a base fertiliser will prove beneficial.
Container-grown Rubus fruticosus plants should be brought indoors in extreme winter conditions. Check Rubus fruticosus plants periodically for pests such as aphids, white flies, and mealy bugs. Use a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to control these pests.