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Rubus idaeus Heritage

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Rubus idaeus Heritage Red Raspberry,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Spreading, Upright

Description:
Heritage Raspberry is a vigorous growing, suckering shrub with thorny trailing canes. A mid season variety that can be harvested from late summer to autumn. It produces an abundance of medium sized red berries that have excellent flavour, the fruit can be eaten fresh or used in cooking or preserving.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Climber / Creeper, Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Botrytis, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Raspberries prefer a cool temperate climate and sheltered site. You will get best results when planted in fertile well drained soil. If planting in rows plant in north south lines to maximise sunlight, they do like shade from the hot summer sun. Fruit is produced on one year old wood, once fruit is harvested prune those canes to the ground. New shoots will appear in spring and you can prune these to keep the bush to a manageable size of about 5-6 canes. A support structure will aid in plant support and shape. Apply a mulch of mushroom compost or rotted manure and straw at the end of winter and add a organic slow release fertiliser. You may have to protect fruit from birds by netting.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae Europe

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: High
Water Usage: High
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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