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Our Berry Plants
Classified as a ‘super food’ for its exceptional nutritional value. A very attractive shrub; great for a hedge as it grows to approximately 1mt in height and 3mt in width. Not fussy with soil type. The leaves turn bright red in winter and is spectacular.
Our Blueberries are propagated in a sterile laboratory by means of micro propagation and are virus and disease tolerant. They require a bit of attention initially. In certain areas you can harvest Blueberries for up to 6 months of the year. Require an acidic soil.
No thorns on our Blackberry. Grows to approximately 2mt before branching out. Needs a fence or trellis to climb. Require a slightly acidic soil. They aren’t fussy about the soil, although good drainage is important and soil rich in compost is best.
A slow growing ground creeper – vines up to 2mt in length. Likes to be kept moist in an acidic soil. Mulch with a layer of compost every year followed by a layer of river sand to keep them moist. When ready to fruit little stems grow to about 40cm in height and the fruit ripens on these stems.
An extremely popular bramble that requires a trellis or a fence to creep. They self-pollinate and will bear fruit in summer and then again in autumn. Raspberries thrive in moisture-retentive, fertile, slightly acidic soils, which are well-drained and weed free.
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.
A bit of an unruly shrub which can tolerate partial shade and sandy soil/clay. No need to fertilize but likes a good dose of mulch at regular intervals to keep the soil moist.
Another ‘super food’ because of their high vitamin and mineral content. The fresher the berries the healthier they are. They must be harvested when fully ripe as only then are they edible. The leaves make a lovely salad ingredient even though the fruit is more savoury than sweet. Not fussy as far as soil type is concerned and fairly drought hardy.
Possibly the most used berry for medicinal purposes. The stems, leaves, flowers and fruit of this cultivar are edible. It is the European Sambucus and not the American Elderberry which can be toxic. Elderberry flowers are delicious fried in a batter or used with oils as a skin balm. The fruit is used to make wine, cordial, tea and the possibilities are endless. The tree grows to about 6mt in height and makes a magnificent show in spring with masses of tiny white flowers that the birds and bees love.
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