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Description of Chester Plants & Fruit: Chester Thornless is one of the best of the late season blackberries. The crop begins in mid to late August and will continue until the frosts - in the Indian summer of 2009, we were still picking fruit in November. Both the plant and the crops are big. The fruit are medium sized and very sweet, but if you pick them a bit early they have a nice tang to them.
Browse all of our other Blackberry Plants for Sale here.
Characteristics of Chester Bushes:
Growing Chester Blackberry Plants:It is slightly less hardy than other breeds: if you live in a frost pocket in Scotland, it's best to wrap the canes up well with straw or garden fleece during winter to keep the worst of the frost off them.Spacing: Chester is a big bush and needs its space. 3 metres between each plant should be fine.
Read our detailed information on how to grow blackberries here.
Background Information on Chester Blackberry Bushes: Bred in the USA.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. We will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
*Surcharges to the Highlands and Islands still apply.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
You can order at any time and your plants will be delivered to you at the best time for planting.
We are a mail order plant nursery, specialising in hedging, trees, fruit, roses & shrubs. We deliver these plus a range of planting accessories across mainland UK
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