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James



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 15 8:28 pm    Post subject: raspberry recomendations? Reply with quote
    

As the name suggests....
Looking for good, reliable raspberry varieties.

should be desease resistant, good flavour, easy to grow & good yield. That should narrow it down.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 15425
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 15 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Talk to the folk down your local allotment and beg some cuttings.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 15 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Autumn Bliss does well for me and crops into the late autumn (december las year!).
Has a longer season than summer varieties.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 15 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you have room you could have both summer and autumn cropping ones. I can't suggest any varieties, as I havn't grown any for ages. As Hairyloon suggests, asking at your local allotments might be useful as they will know what grows well round your way. Otley Lads suggestion is also good, as I have heard that Autumn Bliss are a good variety. We had some of the first autumn fruiting ones that were just called Autumn, and they weren't bad.

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 15 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Another vote for Autumn Bliss. Need less support than summer varieties too (books say no support required but ours do!). This year I'm trying someone on here's suggestion, by leaving some canes uncut in Feb so they'll fruit earlier, thus covering all bases Hopefully!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 15 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Autumn varieties will fruit in summer. It depends to some extent on when you prune back the old canes.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 8364
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 15 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Try "Tulameen"
lovely flavour and the fruit keeps its shape when picked.
Apparently it was originally just grown by commercial growers. I bought my first ones from a Dutch mail order company, but have just bought some canes in a local nursery

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9615
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 15 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

we have malling admiral - a summer fruiting one - vigorous, heavy crop, not killed it yet, and the fruit is tasty


in a fit of maddness - because we have freezers full of raspberries and dont need anymore, have recently planted autumn gold, an autumn fruiting yellow variety that is very sweet - yet to report how well that does

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 15 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you can grow it, it tastes good

James



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 15 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks everyone. A local independent organic nursery has lots of autumn bliss & not a lot else...tells me something about what grows well for them.
Probably don't have room for too many, but I may try a few varieties & keep / propergate those that do well & taste good.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 15 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

how far are you from Pickering? good well-established family run nursery there..
gooseberry specialists, but good for all fruit

James



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2866
Location: York
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 15 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Close, about 30 mins up the road. What's it called?

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 15 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

https://www.rvroger.co.uk/index.php?linksource=nursery

still family run I think. I was there on holiday in 1987and visited.....very difficult not to come home with a carful......bought some by mail order eventually

James



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2866
Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 15 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks gz, just phoned them, very helpful. Put an order in for 10 'Joan J', a new autumn bliss hybrid. Pick 'em up tomorrow or Monday.
Will report back in autumn about how they've performed.

Falstaff



Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 1014

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 15 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

James wrote:


.......Will report back in autumn about how they've performed.


Aren't you supposed to stop them fruiting in the first year ?

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