Black Butte is an early season variety, ripening in mid-July and producing attractive, well presented, uniform berries of good flavour and exceptional size (over 11gm/berry).
The variety is thorny and the trailing canes are vigorous and winter hardy. Black Butte has particular appeal for PYO growers and those supplying specialist local outlets.
Eventual height: 1½m (5ft). Eventual spread: 2m (7ft). Cropping season: Mid July. Self fertile.
*Bareroot – November to March is the ideal time to plant bare-root plants. These are plants that have been grown in open ground, then dug up for dispatch and planting during the dormant season. They are called ‘bare-root’ plants as they are supplied with no soil around their roots. They will come packed in damp compost to stop the roots drying out and should be planted as soon as possible. As long as the compost is kept damp planting can be delayed for a few weeks if necessary.