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Raspberry Octavia

Rubus idaeus Octavia

Heavy cropping autumn fruiting variety

A late season summer fruiting raspberry with small, juicy red fruits from mid July to early August. The berries are firm with good flavour and ideal for freezing.

Where?

Best in a sunny, sheltered spot.

How?

Best grown in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Net the area to protect the sweet fruits from birds. After fruiting, the old stems should be cut to the ground and the new stems trained to support wires in the autumn.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 90 cm - 110 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Garden edging, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - August
Cropping June - August

Typically available

From March to September