Loch Ness Blackberry Plants

General Info RHS AGM, Self fertile
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness'

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Loch Ness Blackberry Bushes

Description of Loch Ness Plants & Fruit:
Loch Ness blackberry bushes are a compact and upright thornless variety that can be grown with little support, ideal for a small space or growing in a large pot.
The dark fruit is very firm, on the large side & the tangy taste is close to that of wild blackberries.

Browse our variety of blackberry plants or see our full range of soft fruit bushes for sale.

Characteristics of Loch Ness Bushes:

  • Self-fertile.
  • Thornless.
  • Upright growth.
  • Fruit weight is around 4g.
  • Crop size is around 3.5 kg (this is low, but bear in mind how compact the plant is - you can fit twice as many plants in a row compared to other varieties).
  • Sharp, wild flavour.
  • Crops mid August to mid/late September (maybe longer in perfect conditions; some people have reported crops all through October).

Growing Loch Ness Blackberry Plants:

Most blackberries are best grown along wires, but Loch Ness is a tidy plant that can be grown up a single post or in a row of raspberries.
Spacing: Because they are nice and compact, you can get away with leaving only 3'6" / 1 metre between each plant in a row.

Read our detailed information on how to grow blackberries here.

Background Information on Loch Ness Blackberry Bushes:

We have Dr. Derek Jennings of the former Scottish Crop Research Institute (which is now called the James Hutton Institute), based in Invergowrie, Dundee, to thank for this special variety. They are so easy to grow & the fruit is so good that Loch Ness has been a smash hit with farmers.
They can now be found growing in fields all over the place - but they'll never taste as good in the shops as they do straight off the bush.
Loch Ness has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS twice, in 1993 and 2016, which is unusual. 

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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