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PlantFiles: Tayberry

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (Tayberry Group)

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Edible Fruits and Nuts

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By tip layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JeffAW On Oct 22, 2011, JeffAW from Mcminnville, OR wrote:

I agree with rubus concerning the taste and would go further to say that the Tayberry is better tasting than the logan and very close to the boysen. After the raspberries, it is my first cane berry of the season. As with the boysen and logan berry, do not pick it early or you will just have a tart, nondescript blackberry. The young primocanes tend to fork and can be a little sprawling, but they are otherwise well-behaved. They have been described in some bulletins as brittle but no more so than boysens and more flexible than logans. This is a very good berry and should be more widely planted.

Positive rubus On Dec 31, 2004, rubus from vancouver
Canada wrote:

Tayberry is a complex hybrid of pacific coast blackberry and raspberry. It has some black raspberry in its makeup. It was produced in Scotland in the late 1970's with the aim of replacing the Loganberry. It is similar to the loganberry in colour and flavour. However it is not identical. The flavour is unique and is superior to loganberry for fresh use. It is excellent for cobblers, crisps and pies. For other uses, like flavouring yogurt and ice cream, the more intensely flavoured Logan is better. The plant grows like logan but produces heavier yields of much larger berries on very short laterals. If you like Logan or Boysen berries then you should grow at least one of the Tayberries. I grow all three and strongly recommend the Tayberry to all those who love brambles.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Snellville, Georgia
Macminnville, Oregon
Salt Lake City, Utah

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