Blackberry - Rubus fruticosus ‘Loch Ness’
The Loch Ness is a late season, thornless blackberry. It produces a large crop of large, firm and sweet berries. Mature plants can produce up to 8 pounds of fruit. It grows to 4’-6’. It is erect growing and will need little to no support. It is quick to grow and fruits at a young age, usually after 1-2 years old. Blackberries do best in full sun locations with moist, well draining soil. The Loch Ness is cold hard to -5ºf to -10ºf.
Height: 4'-6', but can be kept smaller with some pruning.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -5ºf to -10ºf.
USDA zone: 5-8. Find your zone here.
Light: Full sun to part sun.
Bearing age: 1-2 years. 8 lbs per plant.
Growth Habit: Erect floricanes.
Cane Type: Thornless.
Water/soil: Average to fertile, moist, well drained soil
Pollination requirements: None. It is self fertile but will do better with another type nearby.
Ripens: Late summer through September.
Blackberry Planting And Care.
The last photo is an example of a potted 4" size container of a Loch Ness Thornless Blackberry, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. They are approximately 1-2 years old and 1’-2’ tall. The container(s) are/is removed and your plant(s) are/is shrink wrapped in plastic for shipping purposes.
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