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Soft fruit for trellis

I am going to put in a row of trellis (3 or 4 panels) to grow soft fruit up. I have a Tayberry I plan to put in and I am looking for recommendations on plants that are likely to thrive in a relatively sheltered spot with full sun.



  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,157
    A thornless blackberry would work well and is easily trained up and across the trellis.
    Or you could try gooseberry bushes, trained on the cordon system i.e. two "legs" on the same bush, tied into the trellis. This makes the berries easier to pick as these are very thorny plants. Other suggestions would be raspberries or blackcurrants.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,259
    I recently planted a thornless blackberry - Waldo.
    It grows to about 6ft and the fruits are very good - sweeter and tastier than Loch Ness.
    Only 2 berries this year :) but now it's growing well I'm looking forward to next year's harvest
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Has anyone tried to grow kiwiberrys?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,259
    Has anyone tried to grow kiwiberrys?
    You're best off starting a new thread to ask that one Richard, or those that have may not see you question
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • I have a thorned blackberry that has blackberries twice the size of normal ones - longer - their fruit is very sweet too and heavy cropping. I don't know their name. 
    Also there are of course Raspberries - they usually crop twice, if you get a mix of early and late varieties, even better. 
    Last if you think of black currants I would recommend Big Ben - fruits are twice normal size again - about the size of a grape if grown well. Heavy cropper again
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