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Rubus 'Polka' | Raspberry Bush

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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 Options

  • Supplied AsTitle: 5x Bare Root / 3L Pot
  • Supplied By: 5x Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Canes / 5x Bare Root James McIntyre-Supplied Canes / 3L Pot Primrose-Supplied Bush / 3L Pot James McIntyre-Supplied Bush
  • Supplied As: 3L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 20cm (8 Inches)
  • Planting Distance: 40-60cm
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 1.5m x 1.2m (5 x 4ft)
It is important to water your newly-planted raspberries or blackberries on a frequent basis (at least bimonthly for two months). You should also ensure adequate spacing (40 - 60cm) between each bush.

    • With bare root plants, you should soak their roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants, you should drench their rootball.
    • If you are planting a bare root plant, dig a hole so that their first roots are no more than 2 inches below the ground.
    • If you are planting a containerised plant, make sure that the pot sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
    Please see below for our planting guidance:

  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Once you are happy with your efforts, provide your plant with a good watering.
  • Add mulch on top (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones). Try to keep the mulch from touching the stem.
  • Blackberry and raspberry bushes are wonderful for the beginner grower. Below we address some common query topics:

    • Hardiness: Native to the UK, your blackberry or raspberry plant is well accustomed to the milder climate.
    • Position: Planting in full sun is always recommended, however they still tolerate light shade.
    • Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your plant’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing its roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease.
    More Information
    Is Collection/Mix? No
    Needs Ericaceous Compost? No

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