Merton Thornless Plants

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General Info Self fertile, Wildlife Value, Thornless
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry, Wet
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting, Late Season
Type Eating

Rubus fruticosus Merton Thornless

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
3 Litre Pot OUT OF STOCK £11.99OUT OF STOCK£10.99OUT OF STOCK£9.99
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Merton Thornless Mid-Season Blackberry Bushes

A must-have mid-season pick if you have space for it, Merton Thornless is also flawless, and the long spine free canes are painless to work with. The fruit retain a lot of the wild bamble kick, but are so much bigger and a fair bit sweeter. 

Browse our blackberry bushes or our full range of soft fruit plants.


  • Large, intensely flavoured fruit. Heavy cropper.
  • Self-fertile.
  • Thornless
  • Big sprawling plant, needs support, good for growing along walls / fences
  • Crops from late August for a few weeks, weather dependant
  • Tolerates poor or damp soil well
  • To 2 x 2 metres

Growing Merton Thornless Blackberries:

Support will be necessary to keep your plants from becoming a mounded tangle on the ground. Due to its hefty size, a common strategy is "up and over but to me" a wall or fence, with the stems that are too tall for the fence turning back into your garden.

Spacing: 1.8 to 3 metres apart, depending on how you intend to train them on the support: some people go mostly up and down the other side of a support, keep it all quite narrow, and some people train the canes horizontally, which usually gives them more air and light.

Read more on how to grow blackberries.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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