Raspberry Gardening Guides for Teachers

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  • Pick when fully coloured. Cut fruited canes to soil level. Leave non-fruiting canes on summer raspberries (ie current seasons growth) to fruit next year after overwintering

    Water, mulch. Tie new canes to horizontal wires. Summer raspberries produce fruit on growth from year before; autumn raspberries on current seasons growth

    Growing guide

    Average time to harvestFrom 18 months

    Equipment neededStakes, wire, twine, mulch

    When to pruneAutumn

    Average plant size180cm tall, 45cm wide

    Family group to grow withRosaceae: blackberry, plum

    Seed saving group5 - Specialist or not applicable

    Key nutritional contentVitamin C, folate

    Fruit

    Raspberry Suggested varieties: Malling Jewel (summer); Autumn Bliss (autumn)

    Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche

    2.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot

    Plant canes (30cm tall woody stems). Space 40cm apart; new canes will form unbroken row over time. Rows 150cm apart. Choose well drained soil in sunny sheltered siteP

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    Spring Term Summer Term Autumn/Winter TermJ F M A M J J A S O N D

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