Tayberry plant growing shrub of the genus Rubus human hybrid also known as Tay berry, Tayberry plant perennial deciduous plant, used for the edible fruits and can be hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.
Leaves color green in oval shape, thorny plant but can be thornless.
Flower color white, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals.
Fruit color red to purple, the 2-4 cm, taste sweet and strong, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round oval shape, when pick Tayberry fruits the fruits stay with the torus.
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How to grow Tayberry growing and care:
Rich soil, moist and drained soil
How to care:
Prune for easy harvest, prune once a year better after the fruits, add fertilizer in the early spring put mulch and organic matter
How to care:
Prune in a way that it’s will be easy to pick the fruits
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer, hardiness one 10b better in the winter to early spring
How to plant:
Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising
Pests and diseases:
Red berry mite, aphids
Summer, autumn, winter, better to prune the plant after the fruits
How to prune:
Old branches after bearing fruits should leave something like 5 cm from the ground
Size of the plant?
1.5-3 m, 5-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun and in hardiness zone 10b better in half shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter.
General information about the flower
White flower, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom:
Until the plant established
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more
Fruit harvest season:
Spring to Summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Tayberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home
How to grow Tayberry from seeds
High humidity, full sun to half shade, moist soil
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place better in refrigerator
End of the winter to spring and better to grow in winter indoor in hardiness zone 10b
How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant
3*4cm (1.2*1.8 inches) when transplant it better to sow them in different pots it’s easier to follow in control and care for the seedling
Depth of Sowing:
Better not to cover just to put on the soil
Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, full sun, consider when grow in pots to cover with plastic wrap
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, protect the seedling from pests, winds and heavy snow
Do the seeds require burying?
Depend the cultivars, but always recommend to bury
Chilling hour’s requirements:
2-3 weeks minimum, but better above one month
Rubus fruticosus x R. idaeus
Alternative names: Tayberries, Tay berry, Tayberry bush, Tayberrie