Cultivation and Care of Raspberries

PLANT GOOD STOCK: The canes we have available have been passed by Ministry inspectors.

USE FRESH GROUND: Where possible plant new canes in ground which has never cropped raspberries before, and avoid wet or boggy areas.

PREPARE THE GOUND: Remove perennial weeds. Fork in organic manure. Work soil to a fine tilth.

CARE WHEN PLANTING: Soak roots prior to planting. Plant to the depth of the old soil mark at 45cm (18in) spacing in rows 1.8m (6ft) apart. Cut back to 23cm (9in).

AFTER CARE:  Water during dry periods. Feed with Vitax Q4. Mulch with compost, rotted farmyard manure or Forest Bark. Spray as necessary to control mildew, grey mould and greenfly.

SUBSEQUENTLY: Erect post and wire training system. Remove completely any canes which have fruited and train in the new canes. Remove any suckers which appear away from the stool.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information given both on our lists and labels. However, some details may vary according to special or geographical circumstances. Varieties offered are subject to availability.

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