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Raspberry Tulameen


Rubus idaeus Tulameen

Virtually spine free canes

Extremely large yields of large red fruit make this summer fruiting raspberry a delicious choice. The sweet fruit may be harvested from mid July to mid August.


The tall robust stems means this variety needs plenty of space in a sunny, sheltered spot.


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.

Bred in Canada and tolerant of a range of climates,'Tulameen' has become one of the most popular summer fruiting raspberries.

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 March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 180 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 - August
Cropping July - August

Typically available

From March to September