Raspberry 'Polka 5's' Rubus idaeus
Superb primocane Autumn fruiting variety bred in Poland. Renowned for the exceptional quality and consistency of its fruit. The large firm berries are conical in shape, medium red in colour and superb sweet, aromatic flavour and an outstanding shelf life.
The fruit ripens approximately ten days earlier than Autumn Bliss and continues until the first frosts, giving heavier cropping potential. Polka provides a double cropping potential, the first being on the new seasons growth from August through until October, and then again the following June. The vigorous cane are virtually spine-free and have good disease resistance.
Species - idaeus
Variety - Polka
Cropping Season - Mid August to October
Planting Distance - 75cm (30in)
Height - 45cm (18in)
Spread - 1.8m x 25cm
Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Fruit is produced on the previous year's stems. Tie in the new shoot - these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.
Please note that we ship from two different nurseries (one for aquatic plants, one for fruit plants) so each incur their individually respective carrier fee.
Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.
During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.
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Please note that we only ship to the UK.