Perfect for the smaller garden, British-bred blackberry ‘Loch Ness’ produces its firm, glossy-black, conical fruits on short, upright, thornless canes. This heavy cropper is capable of producing up to 3.6kg (8lb) of fruit per blackberry bush that can be harvested from mid-August until the first frosts
Eventual height: 1½m (5ft). Eventual spread: 2m (7ft). Cropping season: Mid August-first frosts. 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.