5 great cane fruits

Fruit doesn’t have to grow on trees. Some of the easiest fruits to grow are cane fruit, so called because they grow on canes. Raspberries and blackberries will grow bigger and better year after year and have bigger and better crops too.

5 of the best raspberry and blackberry plants

Berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Not only that, several trials have demonstrated that growing these types of fruit outdoors leads to a spike in both their phytonutrients and aroma chemicals. Which means they are very tasty and really healthy too.

blackberry karaka
Suttons Seeds

Blackberry 'Karaka':

Blackberry ‘Karaka’ has monster sized berries with a lychee-like fragrance. It is one of the most floral and complex-flavoured of all the brambles. The rich black berries have a gelatinous bite to complement their fragrance. This one’s a rapid, vigorous grower so it needs a bit of room and plenty of support to scramble.

blackberry reuben
Sutton Seeds

Blackberry 'Reuben':

Blackberry ‘Reuben’ has berries that contain up to 10% pure sugar. It’s a real breakthrough in blackberry breeding with an extremely compact, neat, upright growth habit. It bears a light but continuous harvest of fruit over an extended season.

raspberry Joan J
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Raspberry 'Joan J':

Raspberry ‘Joan J’ has an abundance of large, bright, juicy raspberries, with a truly delicious flavour. The fruit of ‘Joan J’ comes out of the freezer tasting as sweet and delicious as the day it was picked. It’s a ‘primocane’ raspberry, which means it fruits on newly produced canes – so you’ll be harvesting the first raspberries from late July/early August, and can keep picking right through to the first frosts in October/November.

black raspberry
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Black raspberry 'Jewel':

Black raspberry ‘Jewel’ contains up to a whopping five times the antioxidants of blackberries like ‘Navaho’. ‘Jewel’ has unique colour like no other raspberry, with almost purple-black fruits and a special perfumed taste. It also has blush-white canes which make it stand out from all other varieties. It is tolerant to disease and fruits in late summer on last year’s woody  canes.

raspberry all gold
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Raspberry 'All Gold':

Raspberry ‘All Gold’ is an outstanding autumn-fruiting raspberry, producing large, golden yellow fruits with a taste that is even more exquisite than its red-fruited sisters. It’s an excellent raspberry for fresh use and freezing and also for garnishes and wine-making.

blackberry karaka
blackberry reuben
raspberry Joan J
black raspberry
raspberry all gold