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Karaka Black, Blackberry

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Karaka Black is an early season blackberry bred by Harvey Hall of the HortResearch breeding programme in New Zealand.

The attractive, shiny fruit have similar shape to that of Kotata, are well displayed and easy to pick. These dark black fruits are firm and have an outstanding shelf life. Karaka Black has a good blackberry flavour but may be slightly acidic when picked under ripe or grown in cool climates.

Yields in trials in New Zealand have been outstanding and the variety has performed well under commercial growing conditions in the UK. Karaka Black is one of the earliest high qualities available. Picking commences in early July and extends until mid-August.

The variety produces canes of moderate vigour and although spiny are reasonably easy to manage.

CAC Grade

9cm pots: £325 per hundred
2 Litre pots: £595 per hundred

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How To Grow – Plant in a sunny position with free draining soil. If you have chalky, sandy or heavy clay soil, improve with plenty of bulky organic matter before planting. Allow spacings from 2m to 3.5m per plant and support the stems using framework or train against a trellis or wall. Apply a layer of organic mulch annually ensuring that this is not too close to the new growth to prevent rotting. In autumn, prune the canes which have fruited to ground level whilst the canes which have not fruited should be ‘tied in’ to their supports.

More Information – Potted bushes are available from our nursery all year round. The prices listed are for quantities per thousand, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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