Never has there been a better time to Grow Your Own and reap the benefits of producing your own fresh, healthy food. Making use of home gardens has always been a sensible thing to do, but now more than ever with genetic modification, predicted supermarket shortages and environmental damage, produce picked and eaten from your own plot has never been a better idea!
'Raspberry 'Sweet Sunshine' is a new concept rapsberry variety, producing masses of short-branched canes that reach no more than 1m (3ft 3in), with the added bonus of being thornless. This thick clump of canes produces heavy crops on established plants in 2 years or so, and starts fruiting in June, so is an early starter. Fruit flavour is good, as demanded by today's consumers, making this the perfect all-rounder.
For best results, grow in a large pot about 30cm or so in diameter, allowing room for growth over many years. Picking height is at 80-100cm tall, so easy to net and easy to pick - perfect for children too - or why not make a raspberry hedge?
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for picking June - August. Plant about 70cm apart.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.