Hybrid between blackberry and raspberry (R.Idaeus x R.fruticosus) the Tayberry is a shrub-like plant, typical of berries. It is a shrub that can reach 2-3 m in height.
The leaves are deciduous, composed of 3-5 ovate or obovate foil leaflets and serrated margins and acute apex.
The flowers are hermaphrodite, whitish or pink, gathered in racemic inflorescences.
The variety ‘Buckingham’ is without thorns.
The fruit is large (3 / 4gr), long up to 4cm, conical-elongated; of purple red-purple color sometimes violet, tasty, sweet, very aromatic.
Tayberry is rich in beneficial properties:
ANTOCIAN: They are natural antioxidants that protect against brain aging through the maintenance of healthy brain cells. This leads to more protection against degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
VITAMIN C: It can be one of the most useful nutrients that humans need to take. Vitamin C increases the protection offered by the immune system, and can also prevent cardiovascular disease;
VITAMIN K: known to decrease the risk of thickened arteries and osteoporosis. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, kidney stones and to have a positive effect on diabetes prevention. Vitamin K is a vital vitamin for maintaining your health.
FOOD FIBER: known to prevent the formation of gallstones and kidney stones. It also helps in digestion and can reduce or even eliminate many digestive problems, such as diarrhea and constipation.
The Buckingham variety, which is the thinning variety of Tayberry, is quite recent (1998), discovered in Buckingham County, England by a farmer claiming that some of his Tayberry plants had “lost” the thorns from sun, a phenomenon that can happen from time to time.
Derek L. Jennings, creator of the original Tayberry (Tayberry Medana) in 1979, was curious about hearing this phenomenon immediately. He went to Buckigham County immediately and Tayberry Buckingham was born without thorns!
It prefers sunny areas, it fits well in all types of terrain.
The maturing of the Tayberry is medium-late, rather it continues from July to September.
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