Image of a Black Satin Blackberry Bush in season with dark green, spear-shaped leaves.  Thornless Black Satin Blackberry is sold by Urban Bounty NZ and is suitable for growing in a pot.

Blackberry (Black Satin) Plants

FRUI-BLAC-1-5

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Semi-thornless Black Satin Blackberry plants are a good choice if you want to grow berries in humid Auckland, or in a small garden.  Grow them at home and you won't have to forage for berries to enjoy classics like apple and blackberry pie! 

About Blackberry Plants (Rubus, Caneberry, Bramble Berry)

Blackberries are small edible fruits that grow on a bushy cane. They aren't often seen in small gardens because of their rambling nature. However, it is possible to keep this plant to a compact size by growing it in a large pot or up a trellis.

The Black Satin Blackberry is a semi-thornless and disease-resistant variety that grows upright (to about waist height).  The bushes have pretty white flowers, green foliage and red fruit that ripen to black in February/March.   

Culinary Uses for Blackberries  

Blackberries are a juicy and have a sweet and sour flavour.  This berry is often featured in desserts like apple crumble, or in jams and preserves.  Blackberry syrup is a delicious treat with ice cream, or indulge the kids with homemade blackberry ice blocks and smoothies.  Blackberries don't need to be reserved for desserts - they are a punchy addition to salads and go well with creamy, salty goat's cheese/feta.    

Growing Conditions - Black Satin Blackberry Plants   

 

Blackberry plants love lots of sun and thrive in rich but mildly acidic free draining soil.  Blackberries can be vigorous growers if left to their own devices, so plant them in a spot where they can't spread too far.  Marigolds and Blueberries are good companion planting choices.

Once established, they are frost, but not wind hardy.  In their first year, regularly water the base of your plants, keeping the soil moist.  After the first year, they won't need as much water and should survive mildly dry weather.   

Prune Black Satin berry canes to about 7 - 10 cm in the first winter to encourage a strong root system and better fruiting in later years. Thereafter, prune the canes every second winter, when dormant. (Blackberries produce fruit on 2 year old canes.)

What Type of Climate Do Blackberry Plants Prefer?

Blackberries are cold-hardy, and grow well in most areas of New Zealand. Blackberries are best planted in late autumn or winter, when dormant, but can also be planted in spring.

 

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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