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Raspberry Plants & Canes For Sale

Raspberry Plants for sale

Our soft fruit range includes raspberry canes that fruit through from June into October. Although grown internationally, raspberries are a rather British fruit with so much breeding being done in Scotland and Kent (any raspberry called either Glen something or Malling something was bred in the UK). However, whichever varieties you choose, all our raspberry plants are certified stock, grown from virus-tested parent material in the UK are guaranteed and are ready to order now.

  • Uses: One of the great dessert fruits, raspberries are generally eaten fresh and raw although they make excellent jam and can be frozen.
  • Good Points: Generally disease and pest free - watch out for raspberry beetle though - easy to prune and a range of varieties will crop for 5 months of the year. 
  • Position: All raspberries like well-drained but fertile soil. They will tolerate a bit of shade.

Most raspberries fruit on the wood produced the previous summer. These are "Summer Fruiting Raspberries" categorised as Early, Mid and Late season. Autumn Fruiting Raspberries are shorter, bushier, need much less support and fruit on the current season's growth albeit only in autumn.

Raspberry FAQ's

There is more detailed information in the soft fruit advice section of this site, but here are some fairly concise answers questions often asked about raspberries:

Will raspberry canes grow in my garden?

Raspberries will grow just about anywhere as long as:

  • Light - Raspberry canes do best in full sun but they will still crop well in light shade
  • Soil - Raspberries hate extremes so dry and wet soils are not good unless improved with masses of well-rotted organic material (which raspberries love irrespective of soil type)
  • Wind - Not really a problem, although stakes used for the straining wires summer fruiting raspberries need must be strong enough for the conditions.

Which are the best varieties of Raspberry?

Over the years, British breeders have produced some of the greatest raspberry varieties you can buy. So the choice is wide. every year. Here are a few of the best:

  • Early: Glen Moy - Bred in 1986 and still one of the earliest fruiting raspberry plants there is. Malling Jewel is a little later.
  • Mid-Season: Glen Ample - Mid Season. Huge crops, great flavour, spine-free. Tulameen - Mid/late. Sweet & large fruit
  • Late-Season: Glen Magna -  Heavy cropper, Octavia - Large fruit. Good for freezing
  • Autumn: Autumn BlissJoan J and Polka all have fanatical proponents. They are delicious and none suffer from raspberry beetle.

When is the best time to plant Raspberries

Raspberry canes are best planted barerooted - once they are dormant - at any time between late-October and March when the ground is neither frozen nor waterlogged. Patio varieties such as Ruby Beauty - which is container grown - can be planted at any time they are not carrying fruit.

How to Plant Raspberries

Improve the soil with loads of rotted manure/garden compost. Summer-fruiting varieties need permanent support with upright posts 1.8m (6ft) high when in the ground. Strain wires between posts 60cm (2ft) apart. Plant your canes 40-50 cm apart and leave 1.5-2m (4-6ft) between rows. Autumn-fruiting raspberry canes should be planted about 60cm apart in each direction (and do not need stakes and wire). In both cases, plant canes about 7-8cm (3in) deep, firming them in very gently and cut the canes to 25 cm tall to promote more fruiting shoots. Water well.

Growing Raspberry Plants

Mulch around your canes in spring using well-rotted manure or compost. Water well in dry weather. Remove any suckers that are too far away from the row (20 cms or so). Don't forget to net summer fruiting varieties. 

How to Prune Raspberries

Summer-fruiting raspberries. In November, prune out the canes that carried fruit at ground level. Leave 6-8 of the new season's canes per plant to fruit next year. Tie these in about 10cm (4in) apart. 

Autumn-fruiting raspberries. Simple -  cut the whole plant down to the ground somewhere between December and February.

Are Raspberries good for You?

Hugely, and the fresher they are the better they are for you. Raspberries are very high indeed in fibre and vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, potassium and folic acid while being low in calories...

Autumn Bliss Raspberries

Raspberry Plants for Sale

You will find one of the most comprehensive ranges of the best raspberry varieties to grow in the UK for sale online here. The quality of our plants is outstanding as is the advice and support we give during and after your purchase. So have a look - you are bound to find plants here that will suit you to a tee...

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  1. Autumn Bliss Raspberries

    • Group: Autumn fruiting
    • Fruits on current year's growth
    • Picking: Crops from late August - October
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.05

  2. Cascade Delight Raspberries

    • Group: Mid Season fruiting raspberry
    • Fruits on last year's growth
    • Cropping: Pick in July
    • Use on less well drained soils (root rot resistant)
    From £1.05

    • Group: Early & Late Season Fruiting
    • Height: up to 1.6 m
    • Spread: 50cm
    • Fruit: red/orange and large
    • Taste: sweet/strong
    • Picking: July & Sept - October
    • Spacing: 50 cm apart and 1.5m between rows
    From £2.05

  3. Glen Ample Raspberries

    • Group: Mid-Season Fruiting
    • Nearly ThornlessUpright plants
    • Crops through July
    • RHS AGM
    • UK's most popular raspberry
    From £1.05

  4. Glen Lyon Raspberries

    • Group: Mid Season Raspberry
    • Crops in July
    • Near Thornless
    • Excellent keeper
    From £1.05

  5. Raspberry Canes:

    • Group: Mid-Late Season Fruiting
    • Crops from July to August
    • Few Thorns
    • Good disease resistance
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.05

  6. Glen Moy Raspberries

    • Group: Early Season Fruiting
    • Aphid Resistant Raspberry
    • Crops from June - Early July
    From £1.05

  7. Very Late Season: The best autumn fruiting/primocane raspberry for freezing.

    • Fruits on stems that grew that year
    • Crops from late August - October
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.05

  8. Malling Jewel Raspberries

    • Group: Early Season Raspberry
    • Height: 1.5 m
    • Flowering: May
    • Fruit: dark red, sweet
    • Picking: July
    • Spacing: 40-50 cm apart and 1.5m between rows
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.05

  9. Octavia Raspberries

    • Group: Mid/Late Season Fruiting
    • Thorny.
    • Upright plant & heavy cropper.
    • Crops through August.
    From £1.05

  10. Polka Raspberries

    • Group: Early autumn fruiting.
    • Fruits on current year's growth
    • Best tasting autumn raspberry
    • Excellent crop size
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.05

  11. Ruby Beauty Raspberries

    • Group: Compact Summer Fruiting
    • Height: 1 m
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Fruit: red, firm, sweet
    • Taste: dessert/culinary
    • Picking: June-July
    • Spacing: 1 plant per 10 litres of compost
    From £7.27

    • Height: 1 .5 m
    • Spread: 50 cm
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Fruit: large, red, firm, sweet
    • Taste: dessert/culinary
    • Picking: June-October
    • Spacing: 70 cm to 1 m
    From £3.15

  12. Tadmore Raspberries

    • Group: Late Season Fruiting
    • Firm, dense fruit.
    • The latest cropping (summer fruiting variety).
    From £1.05

  13. Mid-Late Season: Tulameen crops through July & into August. From £1.05

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