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Supplied as bare root canes pruned to approximately 12" (30 cm) tall.Available from approximately mid November 2013.
This fairly new variety of primocane raspberry is sure to please in every way!
The large conical fruits have a striking bright colour and are literally packed with juicy sweet flavours. Firm in texture, the fruits pull from their cores (called 'plug') very early, meaning these can be picked earlier with ease - and will keep well for longer.
If grown conventionally as a primocane these will crop from early August right through to the end of September, but this variety is also well suited to floricane culture by not pruning back any canes that did not fruit in the previous autumn - and these will provide large fruits as early as late June.
Resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Powdery Mildew, they also have excellent tolerance to Raspberry Root Rot; couple that with the fact they will happily put up with our ever wetter climate and this really makes this a 'must grow' variety that is nigh on impossible to beat!
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
This plant is protected by the Plant Variety Rights. Illegal propagation without a licence will lead to prosecution.
Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants Victoriana Nurseries sell that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.
How To Plant & Prune Raspberries
Brief guidance on how to plant bare root raspberries, and information on pruning regimes for summer fruiting (floricane) and autumn fruiting (primocane) raspberries.
How To Plant Bare Root Raspberries (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining how to plant bare root raspberries.
How To Prune Raspberries (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on how to prune raspberries. Includes advice on pruning Summer fruiting (floricane) and Autumn fruiting (primocane) raspberries.
Tree Wishes - magazine article giving inspiration to those thinking about growing fruit written by Stephen Shirley for Grow Your Own magazine.