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Raspberry 'Malling Leo' Bush - Rubus idaeus - 3L Pot

Code: TR0226
Raspberry 'Malling Leo' Bush - Rubus idaeus - 3L Pot
Raspberry 'Malling Leo' Bush - Rubus idaeus - 3L Pot

A mid to late fruiter, this raspberry is a great way to extend your fruiting time throughout the entire season. The taste is good and tangy, rich and full of juice, giving you the perfect raspberry flavour. Although this does not give heavy crops, it does give strong, regular crops which are not prone to aphids, so you may get more out of it than you might other varieties.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood as fruit grows on new wood

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

Blackcurrants tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
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