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  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

blackberry 'Waldo'

blackberry Waldo

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
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bare root plant £9.99 £5.99
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: tolerates most
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    As well as producing a crop of delicious blackberries in late summer and early autumn, this popular variety has thorn-free stems, which makes it ideal for smaller gardens, trellises or even archways. The foliage is ornamental, and the white, early summer flowers are also decorative, but the berries are the stars! Medium in size, they have a juicy flesh and a mild flavour, which makes them perfect for eating fresh or for making pies and jams.

  • Garden care: Bare-root plants should be planted out as soon as they arrive. If this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily (covering their roots with soil) or potted up. Before planting, soak the rootball in a bucket of water for half an hour and make sure to incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole. Remove all weeds and allow 3m between each plant and 1.8m between rows. Once planted, shorten the canes to about 23cm (9in). Each spring, mulch well with well-rotted manure. Plants flower on one-year-old wood, so the new canes need to be separated from fruiting ones. After cropping, cut the fruiting canes down to the ground and tie in the new ones that have grown that year.