An easy to grow fruit so long as it has a fertile, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. A perfect plant for beginners that's an early floricane with long fruit bearing laterals, a vigorous growth and a delicious crop of large, conical shaped berries with a sweet red flesh. Plant from winter to spring for a gorgeous summer crop.
|Growth Width — 1.8m|
|Growth Height — 1.8m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Fruiting Period — Summer|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Protect raspberries from extreme heat and damaging winds during summer. Berries are a long-term crop and it is worth preparing the soil well and removing all weeds before planting. Add plenty of well-rotted manure and compost in order to create a rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. If you have a heavy clay soil, build the beds up or add gypsum prior to planting. Mulch berries well to keep roots cool and moist and to suppress weeds. Plant your raspberries in a northerly to north-easterly aspect.
Water adequately during the summer months.
Floricane (summer-fruiting) varieties fruit on canes produced in the previous year. After fruiting cut out the old fruited wood in autumn/winter and tie in the new growths to the support. Cut down all bare root planted raspberries to 2cm (1in) above ground level when planting. This will encourage multiple canes to grow from the ground.