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Tayberry Plant

R180.00

Tayberry Plants grow in slightly acidic, well drained soil with a PH level between 5.5 – 6.5.

 

They require full sun to flourish and produce a good yield of berries.

 

The best of both worlds. The Tayberry is a cross between a Raspberry and a Blackberry. The fruit resembles a mulberry but will become red rather than black when ripe. It is a bramble with thorns which requires a trellis or fence to grow on.

 

 

The tayberry is a cross between the red raspberry and blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus x R. idaeus) and has the good qualities of both the original plants. These qualities include the large size and firmness of the blackberry and the great taste and colour of the raspberry. It also looks like the blackberry, is a very vigorous growing shrub and is self-pollinating.

 

The berries are sweet and juicy with a tangy bite. They can be used to make desserts and preserves, added to cocktails and sprinkled into yoghurt for a delicious snack.

 

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Growing Information for Tayberry Plants:

 

Position – Plant your tayberry bush in full sun or semi-shade. It is cold-hardy and can tolerate low temperatures in winter.

 

Size – This is a bramble, so it requires a trellis or fence to grow on. Give each bush about 2.5 metres of space around it to grow with ease.

 

Soil – They thrive in well-drained, loamy, slightly acidic soil with a pH of around 6.0 to 6.8.  Well decomposed compost can be mixed in with the soil before planting. We recommend a bag of acid compost or our berry mix be added to the soil. Submerge the pot in water for 10 minutes before transplanting your tayberry bush.

 

We stock volcanic rock dust, which contains trace elements and organic minerals to boost your soil’s health and increase important micro-organisms.

 

Watering – Give your plant a good soaking every 2 to 3 days, if there has been no rain.

 

Mulch –  Organic pine-bark mulch will maintain a slightly acidic soil. Remember to keep it a good 15 to 20 centimetres away from the stem of the bush, though.

 

Pruning – Prune your tayberry lightly in winter, focusing on removing the dead and diseased canes.

 

Fertilising – Use a slow-release, organic fertiliser in the spring.

 

Harvesting – Pick the berry with its stalk. It’s ready to pick when it gives under a little pressure and has achieved full colour.

 

Weight 1 kg
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