RUBUS idaeus RASPBERRY Octavia
Bred at East Malling Research, Octavia is named after the Roman month of August thereby suggesting its fruiting period, bridging the gap between summer and autumn fruiting varieties. Widely used commercially, the large juicy fruits are uniform, firm & have a superb sweet flavour. The succulent berries are well displayed in prominent clusters and are easily plugged for a trouble-free picking experience. It is a moderately vigorous variety that prolifically crops all the way down to the base of the fruiting cane. Octavia is particularly noted for its excellent shelf life.
- Self fertile
- Planting distance: 45cm apart
- Crops: Late July-Late August
Bare root stock is available for dispatch between November and March and it will be available to pre-order from late summer. Please bear in mind that full payment will be taken at time of ordering. The season may be extended into April if the weather allows.
Please note: We do not deliver part orders so if your order contains a pre-order product it will be held until all items are available for dispatch.