Rubus ursinus x ideaus 'Thornless'
Pronunciation: ROO-bus ur-SEE-nus eye-DAY-us
|Description||A prolific producer of sweet-tart, large, reddish black fruit in midsummer on second year growth. Small white flowers precede the fruit on thornless canes in spring. The fruit can be eaten fresh, cooked, or frozen. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Design Ideas||Plant this tasty berry near a fence, wall or wherever you can provide plenty of support and room for its fruit-laden, thornless canes. Grow as a freestanding shrub in a large garden bed and stake canes. This berry is an excellent addition to the fruit and kitchen garden.|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. In hot summer regions, shelter from harsh sun, and mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed in early spring. After harvest, remove canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season's crop; train on a trellis.|
|Lore||The name blackberry is a misnomer because this isn't a true berry. It's a drupe, an entirely different sort of fruit.|
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