Blackberry Growing Guide

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.

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.