Herbert is a variety that is particularly known for it's excellent flavour, which is rich and tangy, rather than sweet. The berries are large and dark-blue. The fruit does have a tendency to be on the soft side which is why you are very unlikely to find it for sale in the supermarkets, but it still keeps well.|
The plants have an open, spreading habit and so will not grow as tall as some other varieties (1.2-1.5m) but do require more space around them. The leaves are naturally a light-green colour, and turn a brilliant, fiery-red in the autumn.