Saturday, 9 July 2016

Tay berries

The other day someone asked me about tay berries. They are a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry. We only have one bush grown on wires at the end of our raspberries. I am trying to train the branches diagonally. to encourage extra shoots. This is its second summer.



You have to wait for the berries to go a deep red otherwise they are a bit tart.  So far the birds have not shown any interest, preferring to nibble the raspberries further along.

You use them like like blackberries.

On the other side of the tay berry are two cultivated blackberries - they are full of flowers and young fruit and have made much better progress.

7 comments:

  1. I have a Tayberry, it was given to me by a friend as a new home pressie, this is its first proper year at fruiting, there are plenty of berries coming along :-)

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  2. Thank you for the explanation. I don't think we have Tay Berries here in Canada. They intrigue me though so I am off to do some research.

    God bless.

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    1. Not common here either. We looked at a Canadian fruit the other day, bit like a blueberry>, but it took too many years to fruit.

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  3. Your fruit bushes look really healthy.

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    1. Soft fruit is doing well this year, I must post about the very poor apple and pears! Disaster.

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  4. Tayberry is something I'm considering in the future. I've made a real mess of my raspberries by not lifting the suckers when I should have.I'm learning, wont happen again.

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    1. I pulled out loads of suckers from our raspberries having seen a brief thing on Gardeners World. It felt all wrong but the 4 main branches I left for each plant have really come on well.

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