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Rubus Tayberry Group

Large distinctive flavoured fruit

Large, sweet fruits make this plant worthy of a place in any garden. Tayberries are a cross between a Raspberry and a Blackberry and can be used in the same way. They are easy to grow and delicious.


Best in full sun in any good garden soil.


Add well rotted manure or homemade garden compost to the soil before planting. Each spring tie in the new stems as they grow to wire supports. Expect a harvest of tasty berries in late summer. Cut the stems that have produced fruit back to ground level in autumn, these will be replaced by new stems next spring.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type 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 Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - July
Cropping July - August

Typically available

From March to September