Blackberry Growing Guide

Blackberry

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich soil with compost dug in. Prefers a pH of 6.

Position

Fine in a shady position.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not normally required but if leaves start to yellow then add a liquid feed.

Companions

Pear, Cherry and Almond.

Spacing

Single Plants: 2' 11" (90cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 2' 11" (90cm) with 2' 11" (90cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Buy plants or use offshoots from an existing plant and cut them to 6 inches after planting.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Need supporting on wires or tied against a fence. Train the briars onto wire supports from 3 feet high and above. Each fall add some compost.

Harvesting

Pick over a long season as ripe.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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