Berries and Brambles

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Berries are the perfect fruit – not only are they great to eat, versatile in their usage and add fabulous colour to desserts and baked goods, but they are packed with nutrients including good doses of Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. They are really easy to grow, occupy only as much space as you are willing to give them, and produce prolific quantities of fabulous fruit. They make jolly jars of jam and cheerful chunks of chutney when you have a bumper crop.  

There is a wide range of Berries to choose from, some of which are known as Brambles, due to the fact that they have thorny or spiny canes and branches. Brambles are those tasty, colorful delights of early summer and autumn. The genus Rubus is divided into many species that include raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, loganberries and boysenberries. Berries include strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries. 
 

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Picture of Boysenberry Mapua
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aka Boysenberry

A great Boysenberry to grow as it has less thorns than other varieties and has berries with an outstanding flavour. Grow in a sunny sheltered position and provide horizontal support. Prune in winter and remember Boysenberries are Floricanes and fruit on 2nd year canes . Ripe around January-February. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x spreads

Boysenberry Mapua

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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Boysenberry Mapua

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2021. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Boysenberry Starlight
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Starlight TM. A large conical berry that is dark wine-red in colour after a showy display of white flowers in Spring. Excellent flavour. Crops December to January on almost thornless canes.Self-fertile. Insect and bee pollinated.


 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x Spreading

Boysenberry Starlight

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: 3l  ? 

$26.99

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Picture of Boysenberry Tasman
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aka Boysenberry

A self fertile Boysenberry Medium to large delicious berries from December. This is an almost thornless berry bush that crops well reliably. Grow in a sunny sheltered position and provide horizontal support. Prune in winter and remember Boysenberries are Floricanes meaning they fruit on 2nd year growth. Deciduous.

Check out our 'How To' section for tips on growing Berries and Brambles.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Rambling
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x spreads

Boysenberry Tasman

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$29.99

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aka Blackcurrant

The Black Currant produces a fruit that is high in Vitamin C with a tart sharp taste. 'Magnus' is disease resistant, a reliable producer and has an upright habit. The currants are ripe late Dec-Jan. Delicious and deciduous.

Black currants will grow in sun or semi-shade. They like deep acid soil that does not completely dry out in summer when the fruit are setting. They fruit on the new seasons wood which develops after pruning.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Green
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x spreads

Currant Black Magnus

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: Pb8  ? 

$24.99

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A traditional old favourite. Strong upright growth habit and heavy yielding producing high-quality fruits in long bunches of medium-sized crimson berries. Laxton is the most Mildew resistant variety. Flowers are produced later than most redcurrants thereby avoiding late frosts. Self fertile. Deciduous

Fruit is produced on the previous year’s growth and older shoots. Cut back the main branches by one-half after planting. Create a framework of 8-10 branches. Each Winter from year 3 shorten main shoots by one-half. Apply a general fertiliser in Spring.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Rambling
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Currant Laxton Red

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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Picture of Currant Red Hron
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aka Red Currant

A vigorous and extremely hardy variety producing high yields of bright red fruit. Red currants are a great source of vitamin C. They are easy to grow and form attractive shrubs. The fruit can be picked fresh or used for culinary purposes. Ripe around December-January. Deciduous.

Red Currants differ from Black Currants in that they fruit on the older developed wood (branches) of the bush.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.8m

Currant Red Hron

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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aka Gooseberry

The 'Invicta' Gooseberry has a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit which tells you straight away it is worth growing. Heavy bearing and disease resistant with large flavourful fruit that can be used for culinary purposes or eaten fresh when fully ripe. Deciduous.

The Gooseberry is hardy and in fact loves a cold winter however be aware that new spring growth can be damaged by frost. Gooseberries like a nice layer of mulch or compost around their shallow roots. When pruning remember they fruit on older wood.

 

Colour: Pink / Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 120cm

Gooseberry Invicta

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$34.99

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Gooseberry Invicta

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aka Gooseberry

A well shaped, slightly bristly fruit that is dark red when fully ripe. Berries are larger than Invicta. Good eating. The plants are very vigorous and spreading but can be shaped up by pruning. Produces occasional spines on young wood, but at maturity it is virtually spineless.

 

Gooseberry Pax

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Gooseberry Pax

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2021. Pre-order now. Estimated price $25.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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White flowers in Spring followed by large dusky purple-red berries in mid Summer depending on your location and the tempatures. Thornless. Self-fertile. Deciduous

 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x Spreading

Loganberry Waimate

Current Stock Height: 70cm

Container: 3l  ? 

$26.99

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aka White Mulberry

You may know the Mulberry tree better for its role in silk production rather than as an ornamental plant however it is a worthy garden specimen. The glossy large heart shaped leaves always look fresh. Small edible fruits appear in spring and are loved by birds! Likes the sun. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Assorted
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Morus Alba

Current Stock Height: 250/280 cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

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