Raspberry

I have decided to create a new rapberry bed with sumer and autumn fruiting but im not sure which varieties to go for  can anyone recommend please

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    I grow the autumn fruiting variety Polka - trouble free to grow and a heavy yield of large very tasty fruit - we're having some from the freezer for our Burns Night Cranachan this evening.  Highly recommended image

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  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    Thanks Dove I wil have a Google and see who stocks them 

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,263

    A vote for Polka here too - first time we have ever grown raspberries, and we loved themimageimageimage

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,400

    I've just ordered 12 polka canes. I love raspberries, I want enough to make jam.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    Me as well, the plants I have at the moment have been good but I think have come to the end I don't know what they are the canes were given to me years ago, maybe I should just go for all the same autumn fruiting but we do enjoy eating them in summer decisions decisions what to do image

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     Hi all, can anybody tell me if these are summer fruiting or autumn fruiting? I want to separate them into two beds but I am unsure which these are, or if there are both varieties here. Can anyone help??

     

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    Fidget, I planted 3 canes in Feb 2013 - last year we had raspberries most days from August onwards, enough raspberries for 8 lbs of jam, and ice cream boxes full in the freezer, we're still eating them.

    You'll be drowning in raspberries in a couple of years time with 12 canes!  I can think of worse fates image

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,400

    I was wondering if that would be enough!!. Mind you I suspect it will be same as blackcurrant jam... amazing how many friends i acquire at jamming time who declare that blackcurrant jam is their favourite, apart from the lodger next door who wanted to know if it had bits in.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,421

    The wonderful thing about raspberries, and Polka in particular, is that they freeze so very well, really holding their shape image

     

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 5,216

    I inherited an rasberry forest on my allottment and the only way I could tell was to let them flower and fruit , mine all turned out to be summer ones 

    best of luck image

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