1ft 'Polka' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0228
1ft 'Polka' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot1ft 'Polka' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot
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1ft 'Polka' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot1ft 'Polka' Raspberry Bush | 3L Pot

The raspberry with the longest cropping season - June till first frost

Superb primocane Autumn fruiting variety bred in Poland. Renowned for the exceptional quality and consistency of its fruit. The large firm berries are conical in shape, medium red in colour and superb sweet, aromatic flavour and an outstanding shelf life. The fruit ripens approximately ten days earlier than Autumn Bliss and continues until the first frosts, giving heavier cropping potential. Polka provides a double cropping potential, the first being on the new seasons growth from August through until October, and then again the following June. The vigorous cane are virtually spine-free and have good disease resistance.

Variety Information

Harvesting Period Autumn
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)
Supplied AsTitle Supplied By Price Link
5x Bare Root 5x Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Canes
RRP £9.90  £8.99
RRP £9.90  £8.99Click Here
5x Bare Root James McIntyre-Supplied Canes
£11.99
£11.99 Click Here
3L Pot 3L Pot Primrose-Supplied Bush
RRP £14.99  £12.99
RRP £14.99  £12.99This Product
3L Pot James McIntyre-Supplied Bush
£14.99
£14.99Click Here
Optional Extras
  • 30m Galvanised Wire 1.6mm
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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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: 4.1/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"plant has not arrived yet"

Reviewed Monday, 3 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy plant, with fruit already."

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"fine so far. Would have been useful to know that this was five canes"

Reviewed Friday, 24 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Fantastic plant, only time will tell how much fruit it will produce."

Reviewed Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Good healthy plants"

Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Thursday, 12 March 2015

Rating: 4/5

"Now planted, and doing fine"

Reviewed Monday, 23 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Great product"

Reviewed Saturday, 9 August 2014

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