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Raspberry Polka

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Rubus idaeus Polka

One of the best autumn fruiting varieties

A new, autumn fruiting raspberry with reliable heavy crops of large, deep red berries from late July to October.

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. Use good quality loam based compost for container growing. Net the area to protect the sweet fruits from birds. After fruiting, the old stems should be cut to the ground in late winter.

This raspberry variety was bred in Poland and has a much heavier yield than its parent 'Autumn Bliss'.

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 150 cm - 180 cm
Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 170 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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting July - September
Cropping August - September

Typically available

From March to September