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  • raspberry Leo / Rubus idaeus 'Leo' (PBR)
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

raspberry 'Leo' (PBR)

raspberry Leo / Rubus idaeus 'Leo' (PBR)

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £12.99
Pot size 5 raspberry canes
5 raspberry canes
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Firm, aromatic fruits of excellent flavour. Remove all fruited canes down to ground level in early to mid autumn. Easy to train in new growth with it's good managable upright growth habit. Large, delicious raspberries from August until the first frosts; the canes require little support

  • Garden care:Plants supplied as bare root canes. Prepare the ground well before planting 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. Normally 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 and fed with a slow release fertiliser. However there is an alternative way of pruning that brings the harvesting season well into summer, thereby increasing the months of berries. At the end of autumn, instead of cutting all the canes to the ground, only prune out the canes which fruited. These will grow on next year, fruiting much earlier than ususal giving you a summer crop. Next year's spring shoots will emerge as normal to give you your autumn crop of raspberries.As the canes emerge they can be tied onto their supports as normal.