Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine
Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine
Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine
Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine
Patio Raspberry Sweet Sunshine

Patio Raspberry 'Sweet Sunshine'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Wildlife Friendly
  • A breeding breakthrough, a genuine heavy cropping dwarf patio raspberry
  • Produces short thornless canes, with lovely tasty summer fruit, just like its taller cousins
  • Perfect in large patio pots, let the clumps get bigger and bigger over 5 years or so
  • Good sized crops every summer, at just 1m tall
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot
9cm Pot - Item: 330050
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Product Description

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.

What Is Supplied

Item 330050 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out or potting on.

Eventual height and width: 100cm x 50cm.

Fruits June to August.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Sweet Sunshine:

  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your raspberry in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Perfect for growing in a container, simply place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast, then use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.


 

Pruning Advice for Sweet Sunshine:

  • This floricane raspberry will fruit on last year's stems in the summer.
  • In the autumn, cut down this year’s fruiting canes to the ground leaving the other new canes for the following years crop.


 

Aftercare Advice for your Raspberry:

  • Feed during the growing season with a general-purpose fertiliser such as fish blood and bone and water regularly during the summer.
  • Cover the ripening fruit with netting to protect from birds.

 

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Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
50cm
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Patio Raspberry 'Sweet Sunshine'
Patio Raspberry 'Sweet Sunshine'
9cm Pot
Item: 330050
Only £9.99