1ft 'Malling Minerva' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0567
1ft 'Malling Minerva' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot

The best early season variety around

'Malling Minerva' is heavy cropping, reliable early season rasberry which produces good sized, excellent-tasting firm fruit in abundance. It’s regular crops of 3.75kg make it, in our opinion, the best early season variety around.

It is a spike free floricane raspberry with a very compact, erect habit making it a very easy job to harvest. The fruit itself is of good colour and uniform with firm flesh and a real classic raspberry flavour. The plant is easy to grow, hardy and carries an excellent resistance to disease and pests. The fruits store incredibly well and the taste lends itself superbly to jam making, and there is plenty of jam top be made!

Variety Information

Harvesting Period Summer
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As3L Pot
Height on Arrival20cm (8 Inches)
Planting Distance40-60cm
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.1.5m x 1.2m (5 x 4ft)
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Our soft fruit plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and then sent in padded mail bags for delivery in the large letter postal service where there are no larger items capable of causing damage.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted bushes, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (40-60cm) between bushes.

With bare root plants, it's important to soak its roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants it is important to drench the rootball. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure its first roots are no more than 2 inches below ground level, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Raspberry bushes are extremely easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: as raspberry plants are native to the UK, they will not be die in the cold.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended, although raspberries will tolerate light shade. Planting your bush in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting. As raspberries are tied to supports, planting against a south facing wall is useful.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3/5 (4 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Nice, WEll established bush"

Reviewed Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Rating: 4/5

"healthy! will buy more soon."

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Not cheap but good quality specimen."

Reviewed Monday, 11 June 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Not as 'grown on ' as expected so a little slow in producing leaf"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 May 2018

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