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Raspberry 2017-18

Heritage Raspberry in wicking bin.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 30, 2017 at 20:51

Daley's are tops most times. If you are planning a larger garden, go to them first. Or if you just want the occasional plant, then our swap tables at our Garden Visits are the place to start or putting a note in the 'Freebies' section of the Forum. If there is a local Nursery who keeps quality fruiting stock that's a good place to start too, as are Bunnings. Just don't buy anything potbound (roots peeping out of the pot drain holes).

Some plants are clones (eg the Raspberries are pieces of an existing plant) some are seedlings and some are grafted or marcotted. Varies according to species.

I would not bother with Raspberry seeds, you can quite easily get Heritage locally. Btw, Heritage is the simplest to grow. Just clear fell all the canes after fruiting. They fruit on new wood but other varieties fruit on 2-year wood and that complicates their care.

Comment by Susan on April 30, 2017 at 18:13

Rosalie, heritage variety is available most times of the year in most nurseries but... let me take the opportunity to introduce you to my own personal dealer for my addiction :)  Daleys online fruit nursery has literally everything you would want.  Sometimes you have to wait for something but you can register to be notifies when it is available and they will text you.  Also, they always send quality stock. 

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 30, 2017 at 14:37

Hi Rosalie if you can get to King Scrub -  between Dayboro and Mt Mee one week end I can dig you our as many rasberries as you would like both native ( Atherton) and non native. also have loganberries etc canes rooted if you want them 

Comment by Rosalie Manning on April 30, 2017 at 14:00

Hi Elaine, I didn't have much luck growing raspberries unfortunately. I purchased the seeds on ebay, probably why. Any advice how to grow from seeds? Or are seedlings available? 

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