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Blackberry Reuben

hi, does anyone grow blackberry Reuben? It’s a primocane so thinking I might plant one with my autumn raspberries? I just about have enough space for 5 raspberry canes but thought about doing 4 and this blackberry- description says extremely upright habit about 1.8m.. does this sound about right?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,315
    I planted a Reuben just over a year ago.
    I cut down the existing canes and last year it just produced 2 canes about 4ft each.
    I was expecting a lot more, but likely the endless sun and drought took its toll.
    There are lots of swelling buds so I'm hopeful for a few berries this year.
    So far it seems very well behaved.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 878
    Thanks Pete! Most important...  do they taste good? I read they are sweeter than a wild one?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,315
    They're supposed to. This will be its first fruiting year, so I can let you know when I taste my first one :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 878
    Fingers crossed! 😀
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