Raspberry Polka AGM Fruit Canes (Primocane)
Double Cropping autumn fruiting Raspberries
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Plant Class: Deciduous
Pack quantity: 6 Canes
Item code: 40529
Despatch: From 19th November 2019.
When we replaced Autumn Bliss with Joan J we knew you would be impressed. Now it is time to confirm our replacement for top selling Joan J. A multi-award winner at the National Fruit Show, Polka has exceptional fruit quality and the large, medium red berries are full of fragrant zesty flavour.
Bred in Poland with Autumn Bliss as one of its parents, the virtually spine-free raspberry canes will yield double the crop of Autumn Bliss and Polka crops up to 2 weeks earlier, from late July to October. Polka even grows well on less desirable soils.
Thoroughly recommended by the D.T. Brown team!
Our specially selected canes are propagated from disease-free certified stock, and will have well developed root systems when you receive them, so they will establish well and give excellent yield.
Floricane varieties fruit on canes produced in the previous year while Primocane varieties produce fruits on current season growth.
Delivered as bare root canes.
Double Cropping of autumn fruiting Raspberries (Primocane types)
Double cropping of Primocane raspberries is ideal if you don’t have room to grow standard Floricane types (summer fruiting) in addition to Primocane varieties. Polka is an excellent choice for double cropping. Simply follow the below points to achieve the best results;
• Normally, you would prune the previous season’s canes to ground level in February, but to start the double cropping technique, leave around 7-8 of the strongest shoots per one metre (3ft) row.
• Then, prune the top of these canes down to where the fruit was produced last autumn. Prune the rest to ground level as normal.
• A crop of berries will be produced in the summer from the 7-8 canes which were left unpruned (this crop will be a little less than the one picked in the autumn).
• Cut back the canes immediately after they have finished cropping in the summer.
• Repeat the above process each year.