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I planted a tayberry root in early march. This has grown out of the root. Is it a weed? It doesn't look like a tayberry plant to me! I'm worried about pulling it up,as it will disrupt my fruit roots. =( xx Thanks

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I'm pretty sure that's either a wandering oilseed seedling. or some sort of wildflower/weed as I've seen it in meadow grass around Glasgow x sorry no idea what it's called, but I've also never heard of a tayberry :) new one on me, I'm off to look them up :)

20 Jun, 2012


Certainly not Tayberry - looks like Rapeseed?

21 Jun, 2012


Looks like Charlock Mustard, Sinapis arvensis L., to me pull it out wont hurt the roots of your Tayberry at all for you to do so.

21 Jun, 2012


Your tayberry should look very like a blackberry shoot, so if it still hasn't come up, I'd suggest the root may not have had a growing point or bud on it. If you know someone who has one, it's very simple to layer the growing tip of one of the canes and then cut it off when well rooted. This is the best way to start it off, moving it in the autumn or spring.

21 Jun, 2012


Good point Bertie...

21 Jun, 2012


My thought was a mustard or rape - either way not deep rooted so pull it out before it sets seed.

21 Jun, 2012


Following on from Bertie's point I'm not seeing any Tayberry growth in any of the photos.

21 Jun, 2012 Interesting plant :)

21 Jun, 2012


Thanks everyone! I pulled it up, and now my tayberry is growing nicely from where it was! =) x

4 Aug, 2012

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