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 bramble requires a trellis or fence to grow on. Give each bush about 2.5 metres of space around it to grow easily.
Soil – They thrive in well-drained, loamy, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Well-decomposed compost can be mixed in with the soil before planting. We recommend adding a bag of acid compost or our berry mix to the soil. Submerge the pot in water for 10 minutes before transplanting your tayberry bush.
We stock volcanic rock dust containing trace elements and organic minerals to boost your soil’s health and increase essential 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. Keep the mulch 15 to 20 centimetres away from the bush’s stem.
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.