Raspberries

The raspberry is a good fruit for a quick crop with heavy yields. Start with healthy canes and a row of raspberries will give good crops for up to 12 years. From an established row of summer fruiting raspberries it is possible to expect a yield of 2-3kg per metre whereas an established row of autumn fruiting raspberries can produce a yield of 0.6kg per metre.

Raspberries have a perennial root system which has a suckering habit, on summer fruiting cultivars they produce canes each year which will bear fruit on them the following year. Autumn fruiting cultivars grow canes with bear fruit the same year.

Raspberries need to be grown in a site which is protected from strong winds, which can break fruiting laterals. Raspberries are best grown in a sunny site although they will grow in partial shade as long as the soil doesn't dry out. Raspberries like slightly acidic soil (pH 6.5-6.7), which is well-drained, but doesn't dry out too quickly in the summer or that becomes waterlogged.

Raspberries are available in pre-packed bundles of 10 from late-October to March.


Early

Raspberry 'Glen Lyon'

Raspberry 'Glen Lyon'

Large sized fruits with a good flavour are borne from early to late July. The spine-free canes are of moderate growth.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £12.75 Sold Out - New stock available soon, please ring or email for details


Raspberry 'Malling Promise'

The first to fruit during early Summer. The firm, red fruit is medium sized and has excellent flavour and texture and is produced in an abundance. It’s virus resistant and will tolerate poor soils. Perfect for desserts or in preserves.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £12.75


Mid-Season

Raspberry 'Glen Ample'

Raspberry 'Glen Ample'

Large sized fruits with a superb sweet taste are borne over a long period. The spine-free canes bear heavy yields, outcropping all other varieties. Virus resistant.

 

5 x Root Wrapped Canes £8.50

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £13.50


Raspberry 'Malling Admiral'

Large berries with good flavour which are ripe from mid July to mid August. Canes are vigorous and disease resistant.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £12.75


Late

Raspberry 'Glen Magna'

A recent introduction which boasts large, deep red fruit with a delicious flavour. These are ready for harvest in July and August, and can used fresh or frozen. The vigorous, upright canes show good disease resistance.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £12.75 SOLD OUT


Raspberry 'Octavia'

Raspberry 'Octavia'

A recent introduction. The fruit is very high quality with large firm fruit and great flavour. The canes are moderately vigorous, have very good disease resistance, and they are winter hardy.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £13.50


Autumn Fruiting

Raspberry 'Autumn Bliss'

Medium to large fruits with a pleasant flavour are borne from mid-August through to October. The canes are fairly erect, and in a sheltered site can be grown without support.

 

5 x Root Wrapped Canes £8.75

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £12.75


Raspberry 'Joan J'

An outstanding primocane variety. A heavy cropper of juicy, sweet tasting berries that are significantly larger than Autumn Bliss with a brighter colour and superior flavour. Long cropping period from July through to October. Freezes exceptionally well. Spinefree. A highly recommended variety.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £15.75


Raspberry 'Polka'

Raspberry 'Polka'

Medium to large fruits with a pleasant flavour which ripen earlier than R. 'Autumn Bliss'.

 

10 x Root Wrapped Canes £15.00