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Blackberry Reuben


Rubus fruticosus Reuben

Giant sized sweet fruit

This variety produces large clusters of very large sized juicy, deep purple fruit in the first year of planting. The fruit is particular sweet. As well as being high yielding it is also compact, so ideal for smaller gardens.


Best in sun or part shade.


Happy in any fertile, well-drained soil. Add homemade garden compost or well rotted manure to the soil before planting. Plant against a wall or fence and tie in the stems as they grow through the summer.

This cultivar was bred at the University of Arkansas, USA and bears larger fruit than the average blackberry.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 135 cm - 180 cm
Plant width 95 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 160 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting May - September
Cropping August - September

Typically available

From April to September