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Raspberry 'Polka' (Autumn fruiting)

Rubus idaeus

Hardy Shrub

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Autumn fruiting.

Undoubtedly one of the best autumn-fruiting raspberry introductions in recent years! This superb Polish bred primocane variety produces up to double the yield of its parent, Raspberry 'Autumn Bliss', and crops at least 2 weeks earlier. Once established, each plant can produce up to 2.5kg of large, deep-red berries with a deliciously sweet flavour that can be harvested from late July through to October.The vigorous, virtually spine-free plants also show good disease resistance and cope well to produce a reasonable crop in gardens with less desirable soils. All of our raspberries have been inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture for pests and diseases and certified. The bare root plants are hand graded and carefully selected before packing. Height: 150cm (59”). Spread: 50cm (20”).


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.


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How to grow raspberries

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 3 litre potted raspberry plant

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £19.99
    • 3 raspberry canes

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £9.99
    • 6 raspberry canes

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £18.99
    • 12 raspberry canes

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £26.99
Grow autumn fruiting raspberry plants in a sunny position in any well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Plant raspberry canes in rows allowing a distance of 60cm (24") between plants. Firm in and water well. Canes should be pruned to 30cm (12") immediately following planting to encourage more shoots to be produced. Autumn fruiting varieties do not require supports for their stems. They can also be grown in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes no.3.
Water well for the first year until plants are fully established. When berries begin to develop, place a net over the plants to protect the crop from birds. Prune raspberry canes to ground level each February and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Culinary note: Suitable for freezing.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Great buy!

    By Pauline Harker 05-03-2014

    Bought 6 canes of these last year for my new allotment and they fruited in the first year and were delicious!! Hoping for an even better crop this year! Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Tasty!

    By Anita Thomas 30-07-2013

    Although the leaves on some canes are being totally stripped to a skeleton by some critter (probably snails), the canes are still producing lots of tasty fruit. I didn't realise that they would grow so tall, however, and didn't prepare my wires to be high enough to properly support them (they are definitely NOT self-supporting).

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