Raspberry 'Polka' Bush - Rubus Idaeus - 3L Pot

Code: TR0228
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Raspberry 'Polka' Bush - Rubus Idaeus - 3L PotRaspberry 'Polka' Bush - Rubus Idaeus - 3L Pot
Raspberry 'Polka' Bush - Rubus Idaeus - 3L Pot

New Polish autumn fruiting variety that fruits on the new cane. Vigorous and very heavy cropping. Delicious fresh or when used in summer puddings, fruit salads, jams or purée with yoghurt or ice-cream. Freezes well.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: white/pale green
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx. Spread: 50cm - 1m
  • Arrives as:3L Pot
  • Shrub is approx. 1 years old
  • Harvesting Period: late summer, autumn
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: upright canes grow each year from subterranean roots, fruit is then borne on the upper sections in autumn before dying back
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height after 5 years
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water around 1 inch a week. Remove any weeds or rocks 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.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 45cm

Raspberry bushes prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 5.8 - 6.5 is ideal. They can tolerate light shade conditions, but will be more productive in a sunny and sheltered site.
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.

Ideally, you should plant your raspberry bush between November and March.

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.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (6 reviews)

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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