RUBUS idaeus RASPBERRY Polka
Superb autumn fruiting variety bred in Poland. Renowned for the exceptional quality and consistency of its fruit, producing berries with an average weight of over 6g! The large berries are conical in shape, medium red in colour with a 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. The highest yield comes during August. The vigorous cane are virtually spine-free and have good disease resistance. Primocane variety – produces fruit on the first years growth. Cropping season: mid August-November. Self fertile.
Bare root stock is available for dispatch between late October & late March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.
Plant in a sheltered spot in a well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or light shade. Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Plant 45cm (18in) apart in rows 1.2m (4ft) apart.
Fruit is produced on the current season’s cane. Cut all cane to ground level in the winter. Keep rows 60cm (2ft) wide by removing unwanted cane in the Spring.