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Raspberry 'Polka'

Rubus idaeus

Hardy Shrub

Winner of the Kent Fruit Show for three successive years for outstanding flavour and fruit quality! Once established, this fabulous variety produces a massive crop of 2.5kg of fruit per cane of mouth-watering berries from July through to October. An excellent, spine free variety with good disease resistance, which can even be grown in a large patio container! Height:180cm (70") Spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied as bareroot plants.

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How to plant and grow patio fruit

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, patio
Flowering Period:
May, June
full sun
    • 3 bare root raspberry canes

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Grow raspberry plants in a sunny position in any well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Plant raspberry canes 60cm (24") apart at the same soil level as they were planted at the nursery. This is indicated by the soil mark on the stem. Firm in and water well. Canes should be pruned to 30cm (12") immediately following planting to encourage more shoots to be produced. Autumn fruiting varieties do require supports for their stems. They can also be grown in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes no.3.
Water well for the first year until plants are fully established. When berries begin to develop, place a net over the plants to protect your crop from greedy birds! Prune raspberry canes to ground level in February and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Decent size canes

    By Keith Fallon 15-03-2017

    Good size canes, been potted about 2-3 weeks and shoots now slowly beginning to emerge, Good delivery times and packaging. Look forward to tasting these in the summer months

    Our Reply

    " Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. No signs of life

    By Jack Martin 30-06-2015

    I bought the raspberries along with 8 strawberry plants and the offer on the plum, pear, cherry and apple tree. Everything ordered Has been fantastic and rooted well showing great signs of life except these. There doesn't seem to b any reason why they would of failed as are sat next to the strawberries that's are going well. I will b contacting the customer service team in a week or so if still no life and will update as and when compensated accordingly.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your order. If you do experience any problems, then please do contact us and we will be happy to investigate further for you. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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