Blackberry – Waldo


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An early thornless variety. Waldo is a heavy cropper of firm, attractive fruit with a glossy appearance. The berries are extremely large and have an exceptional flavour. Growth is compact so a good choice if space is at a premium – can even be grown self-supporting as a bush. Ideal for planting against a wall or fence or growing in a container. Performs best when planted in sun or partial shade. Highly recommended. Eventual height and spread: 1.8m (6ft). Cropping season: August/September. Self fertile.

Plant 3m (10ft) apart in rows. Best grown against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.

After Care:
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s stems. Tie in the new shoot – these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.