Raspberry Cane Information
Cropping Table (png image) (All cropping times are shown only as a guide, and are based on average cropping times observed in Kent)
Early Mid Season Raspberry Varieties
GLEN FYNE - Early mid season (cropping guide: last week June until last week July, peaking 2nd week July)
This new Scottish variety has a long picking season and high yields. It has firm, bright berries with the best sweet and aromatic flavour. It is moderately vigorous, with tall, spine-free and easily managed canes. It has good disease resistance, but avoid planting into soil where Root Rot has been a problem.
Mid Season Raspberry Varieties
*GLEN AMPLE - Mid season (cropping guide: 4th week June until 4th week July, peaking 2nd week July)
A popular variety with spine-free canes. It produces conical, bright red fleshy fruit of excellent flavour which hangs well. It is a heavy cropper, and can produce a large number of spawn, so a good feeding regime is recommended. It has some tolerance to Root Rot, but can be susceptible to other diseases. Good for protected growing.
Late Season Raspberry Varieties
TULAMEEN - Late season (cropping guide: 1st week July until 1st week August, peaking 2nd week July)
The variety with the highest quality fruit and a long picking season. Easily managed tall canes with few spines produce very large conical, aromatic and juicy fruit. It can be susceptible to cane diseases, but has some resistance to Botrytis. Bred in Canada it has good weather and winter hardiness, but, due to its height, it benefits from a sheltered site.
COWICHAN - Late season (cropping guide: 1st week July until 3rd week August, peaking 2nd week July)
A vigorous variety with a high fruit yields over a long picking season. It has an upright habit producing strong canes with spines only towards the base. The fruit is long and conical with bright, medium-red colour and a sweet flavour. It has good disease resistance and a moderate resistance to root rot. Bred in Canada it has very good weather and winter hardiness, but like Tulameen, due to its height, it benefits from a sheltered site.
*GLEN MAGNA - Late season (cropping guide: 1st week July until 1st week August, peaking 3rd week July)
This variety produces very large, dark red, sweet fruit. Several of our customers have used it successfully for showing. The canes are strong growing and moderately spiney, with good resistance to cane diseases, especially raspberry bushy dwarf virus (RBDV) and root rot.
Very Late Season Raspberry Varieties
*OCTAVIA - Very late season (cropping guide: 2nd week July until 2nd week August, peaking 4th week July)
This EMR variety extends the cropping period well into August; a useful extension to the season before the autumn fruiting begins. Very high quality fruit with large, firm berries and great flavour. The spiney canes are moderately vigorous with good disease resistance and exceptional winter hardiness, but can be susceptible to Root Rot.
Autumn Season Raspberry Varieties (Primocanes)
AUTUMN BLISS - Autumn season (cropping guide: 1st week August until frosts, peak late August)
An easy-to-manage primocane with wonderfully flavoured fruit of medium size, usually cropping from August until the first hard frosts. A firm favourite for many gardeners. The short canes can be grown in a bed system on a sheltered site with minimal supports. It excels in damper conditions and is resistant to Root Rot. Highly recommended for organic growing.
*AUTUMN TREASURE - Autumn season (cropping guide: 2nd week August until frosts, peak early September)
A primocane that crops from August until the first hard frosts. Its bright fruit is long and conical in shape with good flavour. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Powdery Mildew and Root Rot. The weather-tolerant upright and spine-free canes can be grown in a bed system with minimal supports. Recommended for organic growing.
*JOAN IRENE - Autumn season (cropping guide: end of August until frosts, peak mid September)
A vigorous, spine-free primocane that crops from late August or early September and continues until the first hard frosts. The fruits have a bright, medium colour and good flavour. The canes are taller than other varieties so may need support at a greater height. Joan Irene does not appear to have any known susceptibility to pests and diseases.