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Raspberry 'Versailles'

Rubus idaeus

Hardy Shrub

This truly is a beast of a raspberry with beauty to boot! With each firm juicy fruit weighing an average 15g - bigger than some cherry tomatoes - overall yields from Raspberry Versailles easily reach 4kg per plant. There' no trick to achieving these impressive fruits, plants have inbuilt vigour - if you grow for the show bench or simply want to show off, Raspberry Versailles is the summer fruiting raspberry for you. You'll be as amazed as we are by the performance from this stunning variety - be the envy of the allotment next season with the biggest fruiting raspberry available to the home gardener. Height 1.5m (59"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 3 jumbo plug raspberry plants

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    • Despatch:
    • £14.99
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    • 6 jumbo plug raspberry plants

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    • £19.99
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Grow summer 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 soil. Before planting, prepare a framework of wires stretched horizontally between two sturdy 1.8m (6') posts. When growing raspberries in containers, support their tall stems on a wigwam of canes.


Plant raspberry canes against their supports, allowing a distance of 60cm (24") between plants. Water well. Canes should be pruned to 15cm (6") above ground level immediately after planting to encourage more shoots to be produced.

Water summer fruiting raspberries well for the first year until plants are fully established. Loosely tie the stems in to their support wires as they grow. When berries begin to develop, place a net over the plants to protect the crop from birds. In autumn, prune the canes which have fruited over summer to ground level. Canes which have not fruited should be ‘tied in’ to their supports. Aim to have 6 to 8 fruiting canes per plant. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes in spring. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.

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.


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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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