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Loch Ness Thornless Blackberry

Monster Berries

Glossy black berries are big on size and big on flavor! The 4-6 ft. semi-erect canes bear delicious, monster-sized berries in mid to late June that are ideal for fresh eating, preserves and juices. Thornless canes are easy to manage and resistant to double blooms (a severe problem in the South.) Zones 5-9.
  • 65075
  • Bareroot
  • $24.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Rubus spp. 'Loch Ness'
  • Height: Varies
  • Spacing: 4 feet, rows 1 foot apart.
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
  • Spread: 3-5 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun to partial sun.
  • Yield: Large yields.
  • Color: White
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: Early Summer
  • Fruit: Black, glossy, resembling wild blackberry. Rich, sweet-tart flavor.
  • Zone: 5 - 9 (-10° F.)
  • Form: Habit: Semi-erect, genetically thornless.
  • Flower Form: Small flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, sandy loam 5.5- 6.8 pH.
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous once established; canes arching, to 3 m length.
  • Pruning: Plants flower on one-year-old wood, so the new canes need to be separated from fruiting ones. After cropping, cut the fruiting canes down to the ground and tie in the new ones that have grown that year.
  • Comments: Loch Ness is a high yielding, thornless bush that produces large, firm blackberries from mid August until the first frosts. Grow near a sunny patio, or train it against a sunny wall or fence.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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