Keriberry

Rubus rugosus var. thwaitsii

Keriberry

A supply of fresh berries in early spring when there is few other fruits available is very welcomed. The fruit looks like a large blackberry and has a flavour between that and a raspberry. A strong trellis is needed for support. Very vigorous. Weed Warning: This very desirable and heavy fruiting berry is a very vigorous grower. It can be easily maintained in a garden situation by mowing around the production area to keep down the runners, however if neglected and abandoned the runners will gradually spread through a large area and can be difficult to regain the balance. Grown commercially in NZ for years this beauty is capable of bearing almost all year round in warmer climates.
Other Names: kerryberry

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Specifications of Keriberry

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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Keriberry Reviews & Tips

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Jared D
2months ago

Pearces Creek, NSW, Australia

Keriberry

These are epic, we've had a crop running from April to July - needs a lot of space and must be managed carefully at least in the subtropics.

Lorna
★★★ 11y ago

Albany, WA, Australia

Similar in taste to Boysenberries. Holds its fruit in clusters at the end of its canes. Fruits in winter when other fruit is scarce. Does not produce large volumes of fruit together like the Boysenberry does, but produces smaller volumes over a prolong...

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