Raspberry Canes – We want your raspberry growing efforts to yield the best results possible, which is why the raspberry canes for sale at Chris Bowers are freshly packed and of the very highest calibre. The great choice of raspberry canes that we offer means that you can choose from main season and autumn fruiting raspberry canes to suit your individual preferences.
Planting Raspberry Canes
Grow your own raspberries in the garden is a very popular pastime nowadays, as you just can’t beat the flavour of your own fresh picked raspberries! That’s why our range of raspberry canes for sale is so extensive – probably the largest range of raspberry canes available anywhere – because they are also so economically valuable. Even a small row of, say 10 canes, will produce several pounds of fruit and is an investment that will continue to yield for 12-15 years or more.
Raspberry Canes – Always use Ministry Certified Stock where possible
It is essential with the main varieties that you only plant Ministry certified, virus free stock. Most of the raspberries listed here are Ministry certified and simply the finest, most true to type stock available. Canes are packed fresh for every order to ensure you of the best possible results. NEVER plant second best, it is always false economy. Plant 12-15″ apart in the row with rows 6′ apart. Raspberries prefer well drained soil especially in the winter. Most are best with a post + wire support but some are a little shorter and can be grown self supporting – i.e. Malling Jewel, Autumn Bliss and Zeva.
Planning your raspberry season
With a little forethought you can harvest fresh picked raspberries from your garden by planting raspberry canes that cover the season. Throughout our raspberry variety descriptions, you will see the season given as early/mid/late and autumn fruiting.
Early season usually begins from late June; mid season begins about 10 days after that and late season starts in late July and August. Then the autumn fruiting varieties begin in August and will usually fruit until the first frosts in October. Therefore by planting a selection of raspberry canes you can harvest fruit from late June until October! Our raspberry canes are sold in quantities of 5 or more per variety, which is the minimum number of raspberry canes you should consider planting per cultivar to achieve a reasonable pick at any one time.
Planting Raspberry Canes
Make sure the canes are set 12-15″ apart. Rows should be 6′ apart to allow for cultivation, hoeing, weeding and harvesting. Raspberries generally dislike heavy or wet conditions. If you have a clay soil consider raising the planting area just a few inches so they do not get waterlogged in the winter. A sunny aspect is always besdt for your raspberry canes!
Remember to consider Golden and purple Raspberry canes as well, special variations in flavour and colour to add a special touch to your raspberry cane planting programme.
A new, autumn fruiting raspberry, raised by East Malling Research Station. A very heavy cropping variety. It fruits earlier from August to late September with high quality berries and a good flavour. The canes are short, very sturdy and will not normally require support. Autumn Bliss gives more than double the crop of other autumn fruiting types and has good aphid resistance. An interesting variation on growing raspberries is to grow Autumn Bliss in polythene tunnels or under glass. This gives a very prolonged crop. Raspberries for Christmas? All Ministry certified. Very highly recommended.
A new mid-season raspberry bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Glen Ample is a truly remarkable variety we are proud to introduce. In trials Glen Ample has ALWAYS outyield ALL other other varieties to give quite amazing quantities of impressive large fleshy fruits blessed with a lovely sweet flavour. This was no doubt inherited from its parent, Glen Prosen. It has a very long picking season, in fact it is not usual to be harvesting fruit from this variety for more than a month. The smooth spine free canes make picking easy and are quite upright, making this the variety to grow if space is at a premium. It has shown resistance to two types of Aphid Virus Vector. With its impressive yield, very large fruit, spine free growth and lovely flavour Glen Ample is going to be very, very popular. Early ordering advisable to avoid disappointment.NOTE; Glen Ample is not recommended for the coldest northern areas, and will perform, best with good soil conditions.
A new mid-late season variety raised by the Scottish Crop Research Institute. With Malling Jewel and Lloyd. George among its parents, as is to he expected, the flavour is very good. The canes are moderate in growth, strong and upright, spine free and very easy to pick. Medium red, firm berries that are excellent for dessert and exceptional for freezing. The crop is heavy. Excellent virus resistance including resistance to amphorophora Idaea, the main aphid vector of virus. With its heavy crop of flavourful fruits produced on smooth, compact canes, together with aphid resistance, Glen Prosen has become an exceptional new mid-season variety. Very highly recommended.
A new variety from New Zealand with very good quality rounded golden berries. The flavour is very sweet and fine. Season early-late August. The canes seldom need support.
Mid-season, all-purpose variety providing medium to large, high quality fruit of fine, sweet flavour. A very reliable cropper, easy to manage, somewhat frost and Botrytis resistant. Good compact growth makes this variety less liable to wind damage. An excellent variety giving the true raspberry flavour for all purposes.
Gaia is an excellent late summer season Raspberry with a complex parentage involving such well loved old luminaries as Lloyd George, Norfolk Giant, Pynes, Royal and Black Raspberry. With such a wealth of quality ancestors all contributing it is not surprising that Gaia has so many outstanding qualities to offer. Gaia has a very good plant habit with vigorous erect canes which are only moderately spiny. They have shown resistance to Root Rot, Bushy Dwarf Virus, Cane Botrytis and some strains of Aphid Virus Vector. The large round to conical fruits have a truly beautiful flavour - very sweet but with a slight underlying acidity which gives intensity and richness to the flavour. They are easily plugged and have made a well flavoured jam as well as being ideal for dessert and all other purposes. Gaia ripens later than main summer season, ripening over a 3-4 week period from the 2nd half of July. Gaia is a later summer season variety of real quality with outstanding flavour, disease resistance and yield. Highly recommended.
Augusta effectively bridges the fruiting gap between Leo and Autumn Bliss, cropping very late in the summer season to provide fruits for August desserts. The fruits are dark red, round, medium to large and suitable for all purposes. Easy to pick as the fruits are firm and dry and do not squash in damp weather. You will find the excellent flavour very refreshing. Augusta has given exceptionally heavy crops in trials and even outcropped Glen Moy in a four year ministry trial in Scotland with more fruit produced per individual cane. Cane growth is quite vigorous and not overcrowded. Resistant to Amphophora Idaea the main vector virus.
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A rare connoisseurs Raspberry with unique small to moderate sized almost jet black circular fruits. These have an extraordinary flavour, somewhere between a Purple and a Red raspberry, not as powerful as the former but more aromatic and complex than the latter, standard types.Ideal for eating fresh, and also jams and pies, freezing etc. The canes have a noticeable silvery violet bloom which is quite attractive, especially in the winter. A bush type Raspberry.Stock limited. Price per pot grown plant.
An autumn fruiting, yellow raspberry with a delicious, sweet flavour. A heavy crop of medium to large, golden berries that are superb for dessert and freezing. The fruits are easy to pick and the canes sturdy and erect. Responds well to extra ground moisture during fruiting, providing extra luscious berries.