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Summer Raspberries.

I've just bought some Summer fruiting Raspberries from a lady on Ebay.

They are in pots and have good new shoots and seem relatively well developed.

Is it too late in the year to plant them out in my allotment?

They're currently in fairly small pots and look like they've spent at least a year like that on her patio.

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    should be fine to plant them out, the question is will they fruit this year? in answer I don't know. depends if they have a good root system on them or not.

  • Thank you treehugger.

    I don't mind if they fruit this year to be honest. As long as I can get them in the ground and happy.

  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    If my experience of summer fruiting ones is typical, you won't get much this year, but not so bad next year. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Tom, a great rule of thumb is that any hardy pot-grown plant can be planted at any time of the year as long as the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged.  With raspberries, dig in some well-rotted manure or compost to the planting area and regularly water them for the next few months.  Give them a top-dressing of well-rotted manure or compost in winter or very early spring every year.  Next year you should get a decent crop and they will likely become prolific in following years!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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