If you'd like a quintessential summer fruit well raspberries are certainly one of them. This summer fruiting, high yielding variety produces heavy crops of good quality raspberries on sturdy almost thornless canes. Fruit usually starts ripening in December and a small crop appears again in early autumn with sweet, delicious red berries. A floricane plant so it bears fruit every second year.
|Growth Width — 50cm|
|Growth Height — 1.5m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|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.