I took delivery of my brand new Tayberry (a cross between a Raspberry and a Blackberry) from Victoriana Nursery yesterday. I’m super excited about growing my first Tayberry. I have literally run out of space for permanent plantings so I’m attempting to grow it in a pot.
Don’t worry it’s a big pot and it will sit right on my south-facing wall so I’ve no doubt that it will do well there.
Ever since I went to The Lost Gardens of Heligan a few years ago and saw this Tayberry I have wanted to grow one. I’m hoping that if I train it up a wall I will be able to make it look as beautiful as this one.
Tayberries, apparently, will tolerate shade and inferior soil but like most fruit they prefer rich soil and full sun. The only soil they may not tolerate is light chalky soil. They fruit on this year’s growth so pruning is pretty simple – once each cane has fruited, cut it out and more fruiting canes will grow next year.
Ideally, I would have planted it back in October so that it would settle in before the growing season but up to the end of March is okay too. The advice was to keep the crown of the roots level with the soil surface so that’s what I did. After planting cut back to one good bud about 30cm (12in) high. This was already done for me so I left it as it came.
Fingers crossed for some juicy, Raspberry-ish with a hint of Blackberry, fruit come Summer. Yey!