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Soft Fruit

Soft fruit is so easy to grow so why not try growing your own? Chosen by our fruit experts, all of our varieties are delicious and a good source of vitamins and fibre, making a great contribution to a healthy diet.

Strawberry Plants

Buy and grow strawberry plants in your garden, containers or hanging baskets. Choose from our bumper-cropping strawberry...
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Raspberry Plants

Buy raspberry canes and plants here at Dobies for an abundance of juicy raspberries. Easy to grow and great for freezing...
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Blackberry Plants

You could soon be foraging for blackberries in your own garden with Dobies blackberry plants. Easy to grow, blackberries...
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Blueberry Plants

Blueberry plants are a source of one of the tastiest superfoods! High in antioxidants and low in calories, blueberries a...
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Citrus Plants

Citrus plants grow well in the UK, given the right location and care. Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by growing one ...
Citrus plants grow well in the UK, given the right...
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Currant Plants

Currants come in all colours and tastes for all palates – from white currants to red, with pink in between. Our currant ...
Currants come in all colours and tastes for all pa...
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Gooseberry Plants

Gooseberry plants are the perfect choice for novices to grow. They produce a bountiful harvest of juicy berries, burstin...
Gooseberry plants are the perfect choice for novic...
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Kiwi Plants

Kiwi plants are vigorous growers. This climbing tropical fruit is sure to lend an exotic feel to your garden while produ...
Kiwi plants are vigorous growers. This climbing tr...
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Grape Vine Plants

Grape vine plants from Dobies are available in many varieties and colours. If making wine from your own grapes sounds ap...
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Rhubarb Plants

Buy rhubarb plants here at Dobies for a good crop in a short period of time, ready to cook up in a delicious pie or crum...
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Soft fruits are a family favourite, packed with vitamins and fibre, they're a delicious and health-giving addition to yo...
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Why grow soft fruits?

Growing soft fruits in the UK is a highly rewarding experience, as the climate is well-suited to many types of berries and other fruits. Raspberries and blueberries are wonderful to eat on their own, but can be transformed into a wide range of culinary delights. Strawberries are perfect for growing in hanging baskets, providing you with a summer snack right outside your door. For more advice, see the information below.

What’s the best soft fruit to grow in the UK?

The UK's temperate climate makes it ideal for growing a variety of soft fruits. Popular choices include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, and gooseberries. These fruits thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun to partial shade. You can also grow grape vines, kiwis and citrus plants in the UK by providing sheltered, sunny locations with well-drained soil and protection from frost.

How to maintain soft fruit plants

Maintaining soft fruits involves regular watering, feeding with balanced fertiliser, and pruning to remove dead wood and encourage fruiting. Provide support for climbing plants like raspberries, control weeds, and monitor for pests and diseases. Harvest when ripe and provide winter protection for tender varieties. With proper care, your soft fruit plants will thrive.

Can you grow soft fruit in containers?

Yes, there are plenty of soft fruits that can be successfully grown in containers, making them ideal for small gardens, balconies, patios, or even indoors. Common varieties suitable for containers include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and currants. Container-grown soft fruits may require more frequent watering and feeding than those planted in the ground, but with proper care they can produce abundant harvests.

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