Japanese wineberry

Japanese wineberry

Japanese wineberry - Japanese wineberry

Common Name: Japanese wineberry
Genus: Japanese wineberry

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Other features: softly hairy bare stems look good in winter

    Still quite rare here in the UK but hopefully that will all change quite soon. These incredibly sweet orange red to dark red berries are delicious if picked and eaten straight from the bush when they ripen in August or can be cooked up in the same way as you would raspberries (which they are closely related to). They come on a large deciduous bush that is easy to grow although you will get the best fruit when it is trained against a sunny south-facing wall or fence.

  • Garden care: Prepare the planting area well removing all perennial weeds and adding plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Plant canes 45cm (18in) apart in a trench 8cm (3in) deep carefully spreading out the roots and backfilling with soil.