Growing your own fruit and veg has got to be one of the most rewarding things that a gardener can do, and it's a great way to introduce kids to gardening. Fortunately, long-gone are the days when you scrambled through thorny brambles to get your berries - thanks to dedicated growers we can bring you this fabulous THORNLESS variety.
The new Coolaris summer blackberry has it all - upright growth, thornless stems and large, juicy berries which mature in midsummer when blackberries definitely taste their best!
A versatile blackberry with a good crop of juicy, glossy black fruits from early July, this fruit bush is packed with healthy anthocyanins and rich in Vitamin C, so are a very popular addition to the kitchen garden. Perfect for making puddings, jams, even wine, blackberries are a very versatile soft fruit bush, that really works hard for you.
Really easy to grow so are perfect for beginner gardeners or those of us who are strapped for time, blackberries can be grown in containers too, so you don't even need a garden to enjoy them.
Not a vigorous variety, Coolaris Early has medium strong very upright growth which means that it can easily be trained to supports and makes a unique feature when grown up the side of a shed, trellis or fence - it can even make a fascinating addition to an arch in spring when it is covered in pink-flushed, white blossom.
Fully winter-hardy and semi-evergreen in milder winters, its leaves are attractively shaped and have good autumn colour, making them invaluable for year-round interest in the kitchen garden.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out, canes can reach 2.5m x 2.5m and will produce their crop of berries from early July to August.
Planting advice for your blackberry:
Aftercare Advice for Thornless blackberry: