Rubus tayberry group

Tayberry - Rubus tayberry group

Common Name: Tayberry
Genus: Rubus
Species: tayberry group

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Spread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, preferably acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: juicy fruit with a tangy flavour
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tayberries are a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. The fruit is dark red in colour and longer and juicier than a raspberry but it has a sharper flavour. They ripen over a long period in July and August and to get the best flavour you should try to leave them on the plant until it has turned a deep colour. The fruits are delicious when used in jams or puddings but can also be eaten straight after picking.

  • Garden care: Prepare the soil well by digging in lots of composted manure before you plant. Plant it in mounded rows or raised beds with parallel wires for support. Alternatively train it against a wall or trellis and you can expect up to 20lb of delicious fruit from the second season. It is important to avoid excessive winter wet.

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Raspberry 'Autumn Bliss'
Rubus idaeus 'Autumn Bliss'

Raspberry - late season fruiting - Rubus idaeus  'Malling Admiral'

Raspberry - late season fruiting
Rubus idaeus 'Malling Admiral'