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Berryfruit - Hybridberry Barrel of Berries

It is easy to grow your own seasonal berries, either in your garden against a wire support, or try this ‘Berry Barrel’ project. By combining three different berry varieties you can have a mixture of fruit types which will harvest over a longer period, all from the one ‘Berry Barrel’

You will need:
1 Half Barrel (or a very large outdoor plastic or ceramic pot)
1 Wire Frame (available via incredible edibles® at your local garden centre)
3 “Berry Delight’ Berry Plants (or alternatives for a themed barrel of your choice see below)
120 litres of good quality potting mix
10 litres of bark mulch to cover barrel surface

Method:
1. Place your barrel or large pot in a sunny, sheltered location. Remember the barrel will be heavy so plan ahead for the right position.
2. Cut several drainage holes in the bottom of your barrel
3. Secure your wire frame inside the barrel or pot as shown. A variety of supports can be used. The frame shown is made for incredible edibles®. Visit www.edible.co.nz for suppliers.
Once you add the potting mix the wire structure should stay nicely in place
4. Fill to around 15cm from the top of the pot with your potting mix, ensuring you choose a top quality mix e.g. Daltons Garden Mix.
5. Choose three climbing berries (also sometimes referred to as brambles) either of one variety e.g. ‘Berry Delight’ or a themed Barrel:

‘Mixed Berry Barrel’ Choose one of each:
‘Thornless Jewel™’: New thornless delicious sweet boysenberry fruit.
Loganberry: A sweet intriguing cross with soft red sweet fruit, also thornless.
Blackberry ‘Black Satin’: The traditional blackberry flavour on a plant with no thorns.

6. Remove from their pots and place your three berries, one per ‘leg’ of your support as shown and wind the stems up and around the support.
7. Top up your mix to level with the soil surface of your plants
8. Water thoroughly, i.e. until water runs freely from the bottom of the barrel
9. Dress the surface of your berry barrel with your bark mulch to protect the shallow roots of the berry plants and retain moisture.

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Size -

Pollination -

Harvest -

Berryfruit - Hybridberry Berry Delight™

Rubus hybrid Marahau PVR

Mouth watering large dark rich red fruit with a delicious boysenberry/loganberry flavour. This bramble is crossed between boysenberry and loganberry.
Produced and marketed by Tharfield Nursery Ltd in association with Plant & Food Research. Provisional PVR Protection 'Marahau'.

Habit - THORNLESS, heavy cropper.

Size - As a bramble this plant forms a great screen and can be cut back the following winter.

Pollination - Self-fertile

Harvest - Harvest when fruit turns dark red and are easy to remove in December and January.

Variety Fruiting Time

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Berryfruit - Hybridberry Thornless Jewel™

Rubus hybrid 'Hortberry2' PVR

Large, firm conical rich dark red/black berries. Old fashioned boysenberry flavour, juicy and sweet. A boysenberry cross.
Produced and marketed by Tharfield Nursery Ltd in association with Plant & Food Research. Provisional PVR Protection 'Hortberry2'.

Habit - THORNLESS, heavy cropper.

Size - As a bramble this plant forms a great screen and can be cut back the following winter. Easily grown on a berry frame or on wires against an unslightly wall or fence.

Pollination - Self-fertile.

Harvest - December

Variety Fruiting Time

J F M A M J J A S O N D


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