Raspberries 8th August 2010

Raspberries planted out today. Bed had previously been prepared with cow manure and dug over. Plants spaced 40cm apart in a single row. Plan is to expand the bed in the next year or two by striking some cuttings.

South to North in pairs.

  1. ‘Tulameen’ from Diggers as a dormant plant in a pot.
  2. ”Chilliwack’ from Diggers as a dormant bare rooted plant.
  3. ‘Heritage’ from Diggers as a dormant plant in a pot.
  4. ‘Williamette’ from Diggers as a dormant plant in a pot.

Tulameen (Rubus Idaeus ‘Tulameen’)

Tulameen Raspberry

Vigorous canes carry large and firm berries of great flavour in profusion in mid-summer, perfect for that summer pudding on Christmas day.

Chilliwack (Rubus Idaeus ‘Chilliwack’)

Chilliwack Raspberry

Summer fruiting raspberry that holds fruit well on the canes so that you can revisit every few days to pick fruit at premium ripeness. Sturdy almost thornless canes carry sweet fat fruit in mid-summer.

Heritage (Rubus Idaeus ‘Heritage’)

Heritage Raspberry

One of the autumn fruiting raspberries that are the easiest to prune because you just cut the whole lot down to the ground in winter. This variety produces a light summer crop followed by huge yields in autumn until the frosts start.

Williamette (Rubus Idaeus ‘Williamette’)

Williamette Raspberry

Dark red raspberries when fully ripe. Bares a heavy summer crops on last years canes often followed by a small autumn crop on new and old canes (a characteristic called dual cropping ).

9th July 2010

The new raspberry bed was rotary hoed in preparation for the new raspberry plants due to arrive soon from Diggers Club. Bed to have composted cow manure incorporated prior to planting.

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2 Responses to “Raspberries 8th August 2010”

  1. Dave Says:

    Hi Adrian,
    How have these varieties done for you?

    • Adrian Kuys Says:

      Hello Dave. I can’t say I am very impressed with any of these. Generally many plants from this source fail. I think that plants are usually too immature when they are posted. I have since tried plants from another supplier and one of their varieties performed very well in our hottest summer on record (not so much heat waves as being in the 30’s C most days). The best of the new varieties, all of which came from New Gippsland Nursery, was one they called ‘Smoothie’. I will try to post an end of summer report this week. Smoothie produced lots of sweet tasty fruit in 2 flushes from first year plants and thrived in full sun all summer!

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