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Blackberry Bush 'Chester Thornless'

Blackberry Bush 'Chester Thornless'

Price:  £13.95 13.9500 In Stock New


code: BKB208

Rubus 'Chester Thornless'

One of the best late season blackberries! A combination of high quality fruit, exceptional yields and superb flavour have resulted in this being one of the most widely grown blackberry varieties in the U.K. Chester Thornless produces bumper yields that are unequalled by any other variety. The large, shiny black fruits are deliciously sweet and juicy. Plants are extremely vigorous producing semi-erect thornless canes. Disease resistance is excellent. Plant 2-2.5m (7-8ft) apart.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators


Season: mid Aug - mid Oct.


Supplied as a bare root plant.


Available for delivery: late November - early May.


 

More Information

Blackberries and hybrid berries (arising from crosses between raspberries and blackberries) will thrive under a wide range of site and soil conditions and need not take up much room in your garden. They will tolerate sun or shade and are useful for covering a north facing wall, trellis or fence. With a selection of different varieties it is possible to harvest fruit from early July until the autumn. Although bursting with flavour when eaten fresh, surplus fruit freezes well and can be used to make excellent jam and crumbles! Trained plants can grow and be maintained to a height of 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft) and should be planted 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) apart. Blackberry bushes are available for despatch throughout the year.

 

Don't forget to include a Gripple Wire Tensioning Kit on your order, the easy way to support blackberry bushes.  For better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

 

Delivery Information

 

Carriage & packing charges

 

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £7.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.

 

Deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and addresses with the following postcode prefixes may incur surcharges:

 

AB31-38, AB40-56, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, PA20-88, PH4-50, ZE, GY, JE, IM, BT

 

Please contact us for a quote to these destinations. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.

 

 

Despatch Dates

 

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information should only be used as a guide on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely.

 

For guaranteed delivery before Christmas please order by Monday 12th December and quote 'Christmas Gift' in the comments box when you checkout.

 

 

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes & hedging (bare root)

 

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes and hedging will be despatched from late November until early May.  Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid December. Orders placed after mid November will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed. Orders placed from mid April onwards will be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

 

Pot grown fruit trees are available May to September and will be despatched within 28 days.

 

Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will be despatched within 28 days.

 

Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and pot grown grapes, gooseberries and currants will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.  Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available.

 

 

Strawberry plants

 

Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from mid March to mid July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).

 

 

Asparagus crowns

 

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Hardware

 

Hardware will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.

 

 

Biological Controls (Natural Predators)

 

Natural Predators are despatched at the appropriate time for application (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week by first class post.

 

 

 

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