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    Default Thornless blackberry

    I know this has been asked before but......

    As I try to keep my allotments child friendly (grandchildren love picking) I am looking for a thornless BlackBerry that does not grow too tall.

    Any reccomendations?
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    When my children were small I bought an Oregon Thornless Blackberry for my garden, and apart from some years abroad, I've been growing it ever since

    It's so easy to train along wires/along a fence, without trying to kill you for your efforts It doesn't grow upright (unless you train it upwards) it tends to lean over/along things
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    Mines a un-named variety so not much help but I wanted to say that its grown against a 4ft wall with the stems fasted to horizontal wires.
    You could do the same or something similar with what every variety you buy.
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    Thanks both
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    I think mine is thornless ( I think - will need to check) ....it's a reasonable size...hou could train it on wires and double back do you want me to send some cuttings?
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    ^^^ should read the other replies before posting
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    Hi greenleaves..
    I grow a thornless variety called "waldo" great for small children,disease resistant and spead to about 3 meters and flop so you will need support so i to cane them..i picked them up at B&q for about 4 each last summer but of course you wont get much in the first year ,i got about 8-10..hoping for a lot more next summer...
    ..Let us know how you get on :-)
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    Greenleaves, noticed last night my local B&Q which is selling off fruit plants has root wrapped blackberry variety thornfree for 1 and they are apparantly thornfree, but as for height they can be vigorous
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