raspberry 'Autumn Bliss' (PBR)
raspberry - autumn fruiting
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Other features: large, delicious raspberries from August until the first frosts; the canes require little support
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This autumn-fruiting raspberry produces heavy crops of large, delicious berries from August until the winter frosts. An excellent choice for a sheltered sunny spot with well-prepared, moderately fertile, well-drained soil, the fruit are borne on the upper part of the current season's canes.
- Garden care: Prepare the planting area well, removing all perennial weeds and adding plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Plant canes 8cm (3in) deep, at 45cm (18in) intervals, carefully spreading out the roots and backfilling with soil. Subsequent rows should be 1.8m apart. After these autumn fruiting raspberries have been growing for one year, all the canes should be cut back to just above ground level each February. As the new canes emerge in spring they can be tied onto their support.