RUBUS idaeus RASPBERRY Glen Magna
A vigorous summer fruiting raspberry that is an excellent cultivar for the home garden. The upright cane have a large diameter and minimum spines allowing for a simple pain-free picking experience. The fruit is a stunning dark red and their size is exceptional – some berries have been known to weigh in at 7g! The berries are fleshy, conical, and have a superbly sweet and aromatic flavour. Magna is a high yielder and shows good disease resistance particularly to aphid and bushy dwarf virus. Excellent for freezing. Cropping season: mid July-mid August. 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 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. 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.
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.