Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry

Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry

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Fruit Ripens Late Summer | Erect Thornless Type
SKU 28803
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Trade Gallon
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Key Characteristics

6 - 9

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry

Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes, fitting beautifully into edible landscapes and mixed beds. An erect thornless blackberry cultivar, the plant grows as an upright, self-supporting bush, 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide, requiring no trellis, and bears fruit 2 years after planting.

A late-season variety, Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry produces high yields, up to 8 pounds, of firm moderately sweet berries. The bush is hardy to -5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Quick to root and easy to grow, Rubus 'Loch Ness' Blackberry prefers full sun and moist, well-drained, sandy loam soil in a location protected from wind. Add organic content to enrich the soil; fertilize in early spring with an all-purpose fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 or a 16-16-8; and keep well-watered, mulching around the base to conserve moisture and kill weeds. Pest and disease resistant.

Blackberries are self-pollinating, so multiple plants are unnecessary for fruit production; however, planting two or more varieties with similar bloom times encourages cross-pollination, producing larger yields of larger berries. Planting early, mid-season, and late-fruiting varieties extends the blackberry season from early June to the end of the summer.

Product Details

Item Form Trade Gallon
Genus Rubus
Species fruticosus
Variety 'Loch Ness'
PPAF PP21350
Product Classification Fruit
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color White
Max Bloom Size 5.00
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Late Summer
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Berries, Easy Care Plants, Edible
Uses Beds, Cuisine
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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