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Loch Tay

An early season thornless blackberry with short compact canes suitable for small gardens.

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Pollination: Loch Tay is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Loch Tay blackberry and hybrid berries produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Loch Tay

Loch Tay was raised at the Scottish Crop Reseach Institute. The berries are medium sized and glossy black. They are sweet with some balancing acidity. They ripen from late July into August. The canes are completely thornless. They are shorter and more compact than most other varieties making this variety one of the best suited for smaller gardens, containers or incorporating into a row of raspberries.

Characteristics of Loch Tay blackberry and hybrid berries

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Tree vigourModerate
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