Octavia' Raspberry Bush | 5 Bare Root Canes

Code: TR0619
Octavia' Raspberry Bush | 5 Bare Root Canes

Excellent late fruiting summer variety perfect for extending the growing season

Bred at East Malling Research, Octavia is named after the Roman month of August thereby suggesting its fruiting period, bridging the gap between summer and autumn fruiting varieties. Widely used commercially, the large juicy fruits are uniform, firm & have a superb sweet flavour. The succulent berries are well displayed in prominent clusters and are easily plugged for a trouble-free picking experience. It is a moderately vigorous variety that prolifically crops all the way down to the base of the fruiting cane. Octavia is particularly noted for its excellent shelf life. Exceptionally hardy, having been known to survive -30 degrees! An excellent choice for the home garden.

Variety Information

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

Size Information

Supplied As5x Bare Root
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 £12.99  £9.99
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5x Bare Root James McIntyre-Supplied Canes
£11.99
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3L Pot 3L Pot James McIntyre-Supplied Bush
£14.99
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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: 3.7/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Big, bushy and strong raspberry cane"

Reviewed Friday, 22 February 2019

Rating: 1/5

"Haven’t got them yet not arrived"

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"LOOK GOOD, PLANTED WE'LL SEE THIS SUMMER"

Reviewed Monday, 19 March 2018

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