- Soft fruit fanatics were very excited about this new introduction when it arrived on the scene a few years back
- Bred in Scotland as a cross between a Loganberry and a Blackberry, Tayberries are large, sweet berries with an added aromatic dimension to their flavour
- This particular variety is very reliable and fruits on thornless canes, a relief for many a soft fruit grower...
- Buckingham also has excellent pest and disease resistance, so a good crop is assured.
- Performs well in a sunny spot or with partial shade.
- Harvest from late July through to August.
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Has been bred for excellent disease resistance. Your biggest problem, as with most soft fruit, is that they are so delicious that local wildlife will want to eat them too. Grow in a polytunnel, or use a fruit net to keep birds off.MORE
Keep well watered
Water in thoroughly when planting. Raspberries prefer moist soils so make sure that they are well watered throughout summer, especially during drier periods. 1/2 time a week increasing to every other day when hot/ dry.MORE
Full sun or partial shade
Full sun means receiving direct sun for more than 6 hours each day during the spring/summer.MORE
Prefers fertile, well draining soil.
Loam or sandy soil is perfect. You should also consider digging in some organic matter/ compost when planting to improve the soilMORE
No need to feed
Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE
Requires pruning in autumn/ winter
Tayberries fruit on 2 year old wood, so last years growth. To ensure good crops, make sure that you preserve the new shoots each year and then prune away the canes which have fruited that summer. You're aiming to achieve a balance of new growth and fruiting wood for each year.MORE