Ruby Beauty. The best raspberry for growing in pots and tubs. UK stock

Key Data
Misc Edible Fruit / Nuts, Self fertile
Fruiting Early Fruiting
Type Eating

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  NUMBER OF PLANTS
SIZES 1-4 5-2425-99100+
P9 (9cm Pot) Out of Stock £5.95Out of Stock £5.75Out of Stock £5.50Out of Stock £5.25

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Ruby Beauty Raspberries - Ideal for container growing

Now there are good ideas, and simply brilliant ones, and Ruby Beauty raspeberries are one of the latter. The canes never grow taller than a metre and are multi branching so you reap tremendous yields - up to 1.5 kg - from one tiny plant of sweet, firm, scarlet raspberries all through June and July. The canes do not need supporting because they are short and sturdy making it easier to pick the fruit and to net the plant. What is more, they are entirely thornless.

Please note that the pricing reflects the fact that our Ruby Beauty plants are pot grown.

Fruit for small spaces

Ruby Beauty is obviously perfect for those who have limited space in their garden or are restricted to just a terrace or balcony. They would also make a wonderful present for any budding horticulturalists or cooks in the family. Grow one plant per 10 litre pot or three to a 40 litre pot and you will be harvesting summer raspberries with the best of them. If possible, use John Innes number 3 compost which dries out more slowly than multipurpose and is also heavier so it adds stability to your pot. As the raspberries begin to change colour you will need to net them to protect against birds, but this is the work of a heartbeat since the plants are so compact with no supporting canes or fussing around with wires. Once a cane has fruited, cut it down and wait for next year's cane to grow in its place. Simple! Anyone contemplating an original low hedge could usefully employ Ruby Beauty canes grown 70 cm apart. The result is not only pretty but extremely productive in these times where homegrown is all the rage. For those who love their raspberries, you would then need to have a few autumn varieties like Octavia and Joan J to assuage the cravings for later in the year.


Features

  • Height: 1 m
  • Flowering: April/May
  • Fruit: red, firm, sweet
  • Taste: dessert/culinary
  • Picking: June-July
  • Spacing: one per 10 litres of compost or 70 cm apart in open ground

Top tip

Ruby Beauty has been bred in New Zealand and is the world's first compact raspberry plant. Raspberry plants require potash to fruit well. Sprinkle the ashes from your bonfire or indoor wood fires (not coal) around the base of the canes to do two jobs at once.

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