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Rubus Tayberry Group (F) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Fruit (edible)

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Fruit

Dark Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

tayberry

Family

Rosaceae


Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits

Tayberry Group has distinctive flavoured large fruit. It produces heavier crops than a loganberry and is excellent for cooking, freezing and jam making. Season: July <p align="left">

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Usually fan trained, but blackberries and associated berries, can be trained in many creative ways such as over arches. The principle is cut out fruited canes, leaving new growth to train in for fruiting the following year. Mulch with well rotted compost or manure

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by tip layering or from cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden


How to care

Pruning

Cut out old canes following fruiting and tie in new canes

Pests

Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle and gall mites

Diseases

Good general resistance to disease