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Raspberry Aspiring™

Rubus idaeus 'Aspiring' PVR

Large dark red conical firm fruit. Excellent flavour.
Produced and marketed by Tharfield Nursery Ltd in association with Plant & Food Research. PVR protection 'Aspiring'.

Habit - The divine raspberry grows as a bramble on upright canes. Covered with rose type leaves, simple small white flowers are followed by luscious sweet delicate fruit. This is the prize that causes eager berry lovers to flock to pick-your-own patches. A strong and productive plant, which spreads fast and is one of the easiest of all to grow.

Size - Canes are vigorous with a high number of strong upright canes. Dormant canes are dark brown with few spines.

Pollination - Self-fertile

Harvest - Summer and Autumn dual cropper. Summer fruit are on last years canes where winter chill is adequate. Autumn fruit produced on the top 10-20 buds of new canes.

Raspberry Barrel of Berries

It is easy to grow your own seasonal berries, either in your garden against a wire support, or try this ‘Berry Barrel’ project. By combining three different berry varieties you can have a mixture of fruit types which will harvest over a longer period, all from the one ‘Berry Barrel’

You will need:
1 Half Barrel (or a very large outdoor plastic or ceramic pot)
1 Wire Frame (available via incredible edibles® at your local garden centre)
3 “Raspberry’ Berry Plants (or alternatives for a themed barrel of your choice see below)
120 litres of good quality potting mix
10 litres of bark mulch to cover barrel surface

Method:
1. Place your barrel or large pot in a sunny, sheltered location. Remember the barrel will be heavy so plan ahead for the right position.
2. Cut several drainage holes in the bottom of your barrel
3. Secure your wire frame inside the barrel or pot as shown. A variety of supports can be used. The frame shown is made for incredible edibles®. Visit www.edible.co.nz for suppliers.
Once you add the potting mix the wire structure should stay nicely in place
4. Fill to around 15cm from the top of the pot with your potting mix, ensuring you choose a top quality mix e.g. Daltons Garden Mix.
5. Choose three raspberries either of one variety e.g. ‘Raspberry Aspiring™’ or a themed Barrel:

‘Raspberry Barrel’ Choose three different colours of Raspberry:
Aspiring™: The traditional red fruit from November to April
Ivory™: Delicate golden fruit from November to April
Ebony™: Rich black fruit in summer

6. Remove from their pots and place your three berries, one per ‘leg’ of your support as shown .
7. Top up your mix to level with the soil surface of your plants
8. Water thoroughly, i.e. until water runs freely from the bottom of the barrel
9. Dress the surface of your berry barrel with your bark mulch to protect the shallow roots of the berry plants and retain moisture.

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Raspberry Ebony ™

Rubus idaeus 'Hortberry1' PVR

Small firm rosette of dark black berries. Easily removed when ripe.
Produced and marketed by Tharfield Nursery Ltd in association with Plant & Food Research. Provisional PVR protection 'Hortberry1'.

Habit - The divine raspberry grows as a bramble on upright canes. Covered with rose type leaves, simple small white flowers are followed by luscious sweet delicate fruit. This is the prize that causes eager berry lovers to flock to pick-your-own patches. A strong and productive plant, which spreads fast and is one of the easiest of all to grow.

Size - 1m to 2m high cascading purple/black canes with no spines. Needs attaching to wires for support.

Pollination - Self-fertile

Harvest - Crops from December to February.

Raspberry Ivory ™

Rubus idaeus 'Kiwi Gold'

Medium firm yellow-golden fruit. Easily removed when ripe.

Habit - The divine raspberry grows as a bramble on upright canes. Covered with rose type leaves, simple small white flowers are followed by luscious sweet delicate fruit. This is the prize that causes eager berry lovers to flock to pick-your-own patches. A strong and productive plant, which spreads fast and is one of the easiest of all to grow. Yellow raspberries are variations of red raspberries, and except for fruit colour, have all the characteristics of red raspberries.

Size - Vigorous upright canes about 1.75m high.

Pollination - Self-fertile.

Harvest - Crops from December to April. Main crop February to March.

Raspberry Waiau

Light medium red, very large fruit easily removed when ripe.

Habit - The divine raspberry grows as a bramble on upright canes. Covered with rose type leaves, simple small white flowers are followed by luscious sweet delicate fruit. This is the prize that causes eager berry lovers to flock to pick-your-own patches. A strong and productive plant, which spreads fast and is one of the easiest of all to grow.

Size - High number of semi-upright vigorous canes. Must attach to wires to avoid damage. Dormant canes are light brown with grey blooms and soft spines.

Pollination - Self-fertile

Harvest - Summer fruit. Grown in northern, central and southern districts.


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