A varied collection of the most popular soft fruit varieties
Selected for the best flavour and reliability
Versatile kitchen use including puddings tarts and preserves
Enjoy a year-long menu of your own home-grown fruit puddings and preserves with these bargain soft fruit collections.
Select your favorite desserts from Soft Fruit Collection A. Start the season with a February feast of rhubarb crumble with ‘Rhubarb Timperley Early.’in July a bowl of summer pudding with Redcurrant ‘Rovada’ . Then finish the year with home-made blackcurrant jam harvested from your own Blackcurrant ‘Ebony.’ And when you’ve had your fill of fresh fruit puddings, simply freeze the remainder to enjoy later in the year. This collection of popular varieties is easy to grow and has been specially chosen to provide a long season of heavy fruit crops with excellent flavour.
Soft Fruit Collection A comprises the following:
Blackcurrant ‘Ebony’(1 x bare root plant) - The sweetest blackcurrant ever! An outstanding dessert variety, producing large firm currants up to twice the size of normal blackcurrants and so sweet they can be eaten straight from the bush. Harvest from early to mid-July. Excellent mildew resistance.Height and spread: 120cm (47").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months (4-8 months for cordon plant)
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.
Redcurrant ‘Rovada’ (1 x bare root plant) – Heavy crops of large fruits from mid-July through August, producing up to 2½kg (6lb) from a single plant in a season. Easy to harvest and long cropping season. Height and spread: 120cm (47").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months (16-20 months for premium bare root plant).
Rhubarb ‘Timperley Early’ (1 x bare root plant) - Regarded as the earliest maturing variety, Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' is ideal for forcing to provide tender pink sticks as early as February, but it can also be grown unforced in the normal way. This RHS AGM variety produces a moderate yield of pink stems streaked with apple green.
All of our raspberries have been inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture for pests and diseases and certified. The bare root plants are hand graded and carefully selected before packing.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
Soft Fruit Collection 3 Bare Roots (KC9660)
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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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