RUBUS idaeus RASPBERRY Malling Promise
An abundant and vigorous early fruiting raspberry with thorny stems. The large, rosy red fruits are long and firm with a good flavour, and are ready for harvest in early summer. This culviar is heavy cropping, virus resistant and tolerant of poor soils. Ideal for all purpose use – eating fresh, freezing or jam making. Malling Promise is a well established variety that is a firm favourite with gardeners. Cropping season: July. 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.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Plant 45cm (18in) apart in rows 1.2m (4ft) apart. Plant in a sheltered spot in a well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or light shade. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s cane. First year cut down old canes when new shoots appear. Cut older cane back to ground level after fruiting and tie in newly produced cane & remove tips.