Rubus rugosus var. thwaitsii

About to be picked ripe Keriberry berries on the vine

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

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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


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Keriberry Reviews & Tips

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Virginia Adair
★★★★ 1w ago

Aldinga Beach, SA, Australia


Its january, and my 4 yr old keriberry has the most fruit ever forming, so expect to be picking very soon. The problem is how can i not water when the fruit is so yum and yet keeping up the water in dry Adelaide is so difficult. Keep it hydrated my tip

★★★ 3months ago

North Rocks , Nsw, Australia


Too thorny! The thorns are sharp and hard. Very vigorous, but not so productive. Currently only two years in my garden.

Jared D
1y ago

Pearces Creek, NSW, Australia


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.

★★★ 12y 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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