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Blackberry - Kotata

Magnificent crops of very long large berries, borne on vigorous thorny canes. Flavour sharp until fully ripe, then sweet and full of juice. Makes marvellous bramble jelly, delicious in pies when mixed with other fruit such as apples. Freezes well.

Season: August

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 2m (6ft) after 5 years

Blackberries need a fertile neutral soil to crop well (a pH of 6.0-7.5 is ideal) with good drainage in full sun.

Two pairs of horizontal wires, 60cm (2ft) and 1.2m (4ft) above ground, will be required to support the fruit-bearing canes in future years.