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Blackberry Loch Ness


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The most popular thorn free variety of blackberry. Winter hardy with very good yields of large blackberry fruit.

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These blackberry plants are the most widely grown variety of blackberries in our climate. These are a winter hardy, early to mid season variety with very good yields (up to 3.6kg per plant) of fruit.

They can be trained and pruned exactly like summer fruiting raspberry plants. Blackberry Lough Ness can be grown in a large pot on a sunny patio or trained against a sunny wall or garden fence.

Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure. Space at 1.8m intervals and 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.

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August 16th, 2017
I have eaten this variety before and thought if I was going to grow my own this would be a great variety to try. Gives abundant large berries . Arrived as a bare rooted twig,glad I didn't throw it out! On closer e lamination it should grow well. Good roots and viable buds. I have soaked the root and potted it up in fresh compost to get it through the winter. Will plant it out in the spring.
August 12th, 2016
excellent condition on arrival
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Asked By Elizabeth
on January 11th, 2021
Apologies, do you then mean 16 in total? In your answer, you refer to a different size bed from the size i gave. Can you confirm the total for 12 x 4
Answered by Niall
on January 11th, 2021
Hi Elizabeth Sorry for not being clearer. Yes 16 in total for a 12ft x 4ft bed Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Elizabeth
on January 10th, 2021
Hi there, i plan on growing blackberries in a 12x4 raised bed with a post and wire support system. How many plants should i plant
Answered by Niall
on January 11th, 2021
Hi Elizabeth You can run two full rows down each side of the 6 x 4 bed. On each row i would put four plants Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Todd Sullivan
on October 18th, 2020
Does Loch Ness Blackberry spread by the roots or just the canes? I bought a few from you in the past and the roots are escaping out the drainage holes in the container into the soil below.
Answered by Niall
on October 19th, 2020
Hi Todd They will spread by the roots but the roots are shallow rooting so easily dug up if you need to Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Helen Hooper
on March 13th, 2020
Good morning, I notice that this blackberry may be grown in a pot, what size pot would you recommend please? And any particular compost? Many thanks
Answered by Niall
on March 13th, 2020
Hi Helen They can be grown in a pot or in the ground however in the ground they will spread very fast so it might be as well in a pot. A 10 litre pot or larger is perfect and just a general compost mix is fine Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Todd Sullivan
on October 23rd, 2018
How far apart should I plant this variety of blackberries?
Answered by Niall
on October 24th, 2018
Hi Todd Blackberries will spread through the soil fast enough so you can space them as much as 3/4 feet apart however if you put them 2ft apart you will get a denser population of the fruit faster Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Aoife
on October 08th, 2018
Hi, I have very small yard but want to grow some of my own veg, e.g. beetroot. Can you advise what is easy to grow in small space and in pots? Also, does the Loch. Ness blackberry bush grow rampant? Again, I have a small space to plant it in. Is raspberry also an option for small garden? Thanks Aoife
Answered by Niall
on October 09th, 2018
Hi Aoife There is not enough space on the questions section on the website to answer your query. If you email us at quickcrop@gmail.com i will happily give you all the detail you need. Regards Niall Quickcrop

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Standard Quickcrop deliveries only €3.95.

Standard delivery €3.95 - Our standard delivery rate is €3.95 and covers all goods except raised beds and some selected heavy items. €3.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of items ordered.

Allotment raised beds €5.95 - Allotment style raised beds carry a delivery of €5.95 per complete order. €5.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of allotment raised beds or additional items ordered.

Premier/Deluxe raised beds €9.95 - Premier or Deluxe raised beds carry a delivery of €9.95 per complete order. €9.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of raised beds or additional items ordered.

Bulky Items €9.95 - Some large items (e.g. compost bins) carry a delivery charge of €9.95. Any items that carry the large item surcharge will be clearly marked on the product page.

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We also deliver to the UK and other European countries, please see our delivery rates below. Our flat delivery rate is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

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We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us at support@quickcrop.com for details)

€14.95 - Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

How long does it take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 4 - 5 days for Irish and UK orders, and up to 8 working days for other European destinations.

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I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company. Seedlings will be dispatched directly from our tunnels.

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Contact our office at support@quickcrop.com and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods.

If you wish to return goods for any reason other than damaged or faulty items please return the item to us at the following address and we will issue a refund minus the delivery charge. Goods must be undamaged and in their original packaging. Please take care when parceling returned goods to ensure it reaches us in good condition.

Our returns address is: Quickcrop ltd., Unit 4, Ballymote Industrial Estate, Ballymote, Co.Sligo.


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