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blackberry 'Ouachita' (PBR)

9cm pot £6.99
available to order from early autumn
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Buy blackberry 'Ouachita' (PBR) blackberry Ouachita (PBR): A new introduction producing a bumper crop

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    On upright, near-thornless stems, sweet, generously-sized fruits (each weighing up to 7g), are produced in large numbers during the early part of the picking season. This is a recently introduced cultivar, which has been developed by the University of Arkansas, and trials have shown it is comparable to many of the long-standing favourites for taste, reliability and shelf-life after picking.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure and then plant at 2m intervals. Each spring, mulch well with well-rotted manure. Plants flower on one-year-old wood, so the new canes need to be separated from fruiting ones. After cropping, cut the fruiting canes down to the ground and tie in the new ones that have grown that year.

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Eventual height & spread

Hello Could you tell me whether the ouachita variety would prefer to be trained vertically or horizontally please? Thank you, vicky

Vicky

Hello, Ideally you should allow the new shoots to grow vertically, and then tie them horizontally in a bunch along the top wire of your support. When you cut back the old canes, these new canes can then be spread out horizontally along the lower supporting wires.

Helen

Vegetable suggestions for a shady veg. garden! Hello I have raised beds for veggies in my new garden. One bed gets sun most of the day whilst the other gets only a little sunshine .Could you please help with a list of fruit and veg to grow in each of them. Many thanks

Judith

Hello There, I'm afraid you will have trouble getting a bumper yield of any of the edible crops if the bed receives little sun, as most of them need full sun. Ones that tolerate some shade include radish, potato, borage, horseradish, blueberry, blackberry and tayberry - all the others will flourish in the sun. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Can I plant Blackberry and Raspberry canes in November? Can you help please? Should the Blackberry and Raspberry canes be planted out now in November? Thank you

K Win

Hello There, They should go in the ground as soon as possible, but avoid planting during periods when the soil is either frozen or waterlogged. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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