Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH – Young soft fruit plants, raspberries, blackberries and more

Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH

Vigorous young soft fruit plants from Switzerland


Ripening periods; Product and variety descriptions; Planting advice

Ripening chart for blackberries

Deliverable qualities

Green plants (GP): all varieties
Long Cane (LC): Loch Tay (s), Loch Ness, Asterina fruloche (s), Triple Crown

Product description for young blackberry plants

GP 12

GP 12 - Hengartner PflanzenOverwintered green plants are the quickest way to produce a full crop. These are micro-propagated, virus-free plants thinned out in the greenhouse, hardened off in the open air and overwintered in the chiller. There are 60 plants in each plant culture tray. The best time to plant is in April. In optimum conditions, the plants can put out 3 - 5 roots, even in their first year, and can reach a height of up to two metres. They achieve close to their full yield even in the year after they are planted. 

GP 37

GP 37 - Hengartner PflanzenVirus-free green plants propagated in the year of planting. The plants are cultivated in 60-plant cultivation trays and hardened step by step before delivery . They are approx. 10 -15cm high. Planting should take place from the end of August to the end of September. After that, there is a risk of winter damage. Later planting is also possible in sheltered locations. 

Long Canes

Blackberry Long Cane - Hengartner PflanzenIn blackberries, the harvest period can be restricted in a similar way to strawberries by the use of "Long Canes".Long Canes are cultivated in 3.5 -4.5l pots in the preceding year. Two roots are usually cultivated per pot, at a height of 1.60 to 1.80 m. In winter, these plants are stored and cooled to  -1.5 °C. In the following year, they can be taken out of the cold store at the required time and then planted. Fruit will start to be harvested from 70 to 90 days after planting, depending on the date of planting.  Available varieties:
  • LOCH TAY (s)
  • LOCH NESS   
  • ASTERINA® fruloche (s)

Other varieties can be supplied if they are pre-ordered in good time.

Description of varieties

=> Description of varieties for blackberries (PDF).

Planting advice

=> Planting advice for blackberries (PDF).