Raspberries require support while growing. Be sure to secure the vines to a climbing base or woven structure. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth. For this reason, the fruit bush should be planted in full sun. Raspberries thrive in well-drained garden soil. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Rubus idaeus 'Malling Promise'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||120 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 80 cm|
Make sure the raspberry (Rubus idaeus) root ball is soaked well prior to planting - soak it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Dig a wide hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork. Plant your raspberry bush at the right depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately. Raspberry bushes will thrive in good, permeable garden soil. Do plant in full sun at approx. 35 cm apart.
If planting in rows, place your stakes at the end of the rows first. Keep the rows about 125-150 cm apart.
Raspberry bushes grow long stems that can be intertwined with fencing, or tied into climbing frames. Keep 6-8 stems per metre to tie in. Keep the bed free of weeds to allow the plants to grow perfectly.
Feed your raspberry bushes with fruit fertiliser every 3 weeks when in the growing season.
Water extra in times of drought to help the fruits to form. Don't wet the plants, just allow water to run over the soil at the base of the bush. This will help to avoid fungal infections on the fruit.
Rubus idaeus is a very healthy, abundantly fruiting bush. The raspberry blossom appears in the spring, followed by loads of delicious fruit. Raspberries are delightfully sweet and juicy. Eat them fresh in the hand or made delicious jams.