Loch Mary blackberry variety

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This thornless blackberry has double pink blossoms, making plants very decorative as well as productive with large and firm berries

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Loch Mary'

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 8 g


Berries have a oblong shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of June

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - third week of July

Productivity is

Productivity is 12 kg per plant

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United Kingdom

Current status

Current status - modern or widely used

The Loch Maree blackberry variety was selected in Scotland by SCRI Horticultural Institute (now James Hutton Institute). The plant looks like a shrub with semi-erect shoots. The branches are long (2-3 m), without thorns. The first 2-3 years after planting the stems grow slowly, in subsequent years the growth strength increases. The leaves are dark green with zigzag edges. During flowering, medium-sized flowers bloom with double pink petals - because of this feature Loch Maree has a high decorative value.
The berries are collected with a brush and have a round or elongated shape. Fruit color is black, glossy. The average weight of one berry is 8 g. Sometimes there are large fruits of 10-15 g. Fruits are medium-dense, but have firm surface. Drupelets are large with small seeds. The taste of the berries is sweet, the aroma is felt. The yield from one bush is about 12-15 kg. The ripening season is relatively early. Mass fruiting begins until mid July.
Drought resistance is average, it is better to give the plantings regular watering. Winter hardiness of the variety is low, before the frost the plants should be covered. The minimum temperature that an open plant can withstand is minus 15 C. At temperatures below minus 15 C unprotected bushes die.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Loch Mary resistant to?

Loch Mary has very good resistance to diseases such as Grey Mold
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Loch Mary vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Loch Mary
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