It finishes desserts, is delicious in jams and heavenly eaten fresh off the tree. Raspberries are one of our most popular berries. A heavy cropping plant that produces plenty of sweet, deep red berries. This variety is one of the earliest floricane raspberries, that flowers in November with the fruit ready to be picked in early December. Perfect timing if you want to have your own berries in time for Christmas.
|Growth Width — 50cm|
|Growth Height — 50cm|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Fruiting Period — Summer, Autumn|
|Flowering Period — November|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|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.
Summer fruiting varieties will fruit on two-year old canes. Two-year old canes are called floricanes, and the new season canes are called primocanes. Each year remove the floricanes that produced fruit and tie up the new season's primocanes to a wire trellis. Tying the canes up in bundles can make them easier to manage.