Growing Raspberries

Raspberries are simply delicious.  They are expensive to buy in the shops, but easy to grow – you can even grow raspberries in containers.  There are two types of raspberry cane, summer fruiting raspberries (harvest June to August) and autumn fruiting raspberries (harvest August to October). Summer fruiting varieties produce fruit on the previous years canes, whilst autumn fruiting varieties produce fruit on the current years canes.  Once planted, raspberries are easy to look after and will remain productive for about 10 years.


How to Grow Raspberries – QUICKSTART GUIDE
  • Fruit Growing Calendar - RaspberriesPlant bare rooted canes November to February
  • Plant canes 35cm (14in) apart, leaving 1.5 to 2m (5 to 6ft) between rows
  • Plant raspberries about 5 to 8cm (2 to 3in) deep
  • Container grown plants can be planted at any time
  • For summer fruiting raspberries, cut canes that have fruited to soil level
  • Planting Raspberry CanesFor autumn fruiting raspberries, cut all canes to soil level in mid-winter
  • Provide support, especially for summer fruiting raspberries
  • Pick every two to three days when the fruit is fully ripened


Raspberry Varieties

Summer Fruiting

Glen Moy – high yields, medium sized fruit, almost spine free canes, harvest June to July, RHS Award of Garden Merit
Glen Cova – excellent flavour, keeps and freezes well, harvest June to July
Glen Ample – very large berries, well flavoured, high yields, spine free canes, harvest July to mid August
Malling Admiral – large firm berries, excellent flavour, high yields, harvest mid July to mid August
Glen Fyne – excellent sweet flavour, heavy cropping, spine free canes, harvest June to July

Autumn Fruiting

Autumn Bliss – good flavoured firm fruit, harvest August to September, RHS Award of Garden Merit
Allgold – large yellow berries, excellent flavour, harvest late August to October
Joan J – juicy sweet berries, excellent flavour, heavy cropping, harvest July to October
Tadmoor – late fruiting so good for extending season, excellent bright red berries, high yields
Autumn Treasure – large sweet fruits, upright self-supporting canes, good for containers, harvest August to October



1. Growing Raspberries – QUICKSTART GUIDE
2. Planting Raspberries – Help on planting raspberry canes
3. Raspberry Care – How to maintain healthy and productive raspberry canes
4. Picking and Freezing Raspberries – How to pick, store and freeze your raspberries
5. Raspberry Tips – Some tips to help you get the most out of your raspberry canes
6. Raspberry Diseases, Pests and Problems – Help if things go wrong with your raspberry canes

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