Tayberries are a Raspberry, Blackberry hybrid with large, yummy berries. The fruit is a delight picked fresh, or cooked in jams and deserts. It produces prolific crops quite quickly (within 2 season), with harvest January to February.
You won’t see Tayberries in your local supermarket, not because they aren’t delicious, but because they do not pack well. They are too delicate so you must grow them yourself, and you will be glad you did because they are very tasty.
The name Tayberry, is from the River Tay in Scotland.
Plant Tayberries to grow on a trellis. A couple of posts with a line strung between will suffice, but you can be as fancy as you like! Tie the stems loosely the line so they are not damaged by wind, and sit off the ground.
Tayberries grow well and are pretty easy care and the plants produce reliably for many years.
Plant Tayberries in full sun. A humus rich, well drained soil is ideal. Space 2m apart. Plant the cane quite shallow, around 10cm deep. Water in and keep moist when in flower and fruit. Add some mulch to help with water retention and weed reduction.
Rubus x hybrid
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in WA, TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade