raspberry Ruby Beauty ('NR7') (PBR)
patio raspberry Ruby Beauty
- available to order from autumn
- 9cm pot
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Ruby Beauty is the world's first compact raspberry. This dwarfing raspberry plant is thornless and grows to just 1 metre tall producing 1.5kg of fruit from each plant. This multi branching plant requires little or no support and is therefore perfect for the patio and an exciting addition to your borders. It makes a unique edible hedge too! Large, delicious raspberries from summer onwards. Please note that the wooden pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent in a standard plastic nursery pot).
- Garden care:This is a floricane raspberry so will fruit on last year's stems in the summer. In the autumn, cut down this years fruiting canes to the ground leaving the other new canes for the following years crop. Feed during the growing season with a general purpose fertiliser and water regularly during the summer. You may need to protect the ripening fruit from being eaten by birds, but as this is a low growing variety netting is easy.