Please replant your Berry plant either in the ground or in a large pot within a maximum of 2 weeks after purchase

Position: Full sun for best fruiting, but partial shade okay

Size: A bramble, so needs a trellis or fence to climb along

Soil Type: Well drained, slightly acidic. Dig a hole 50cm square and mix half acid compost, half potting soil

Mulch: With pine bark and pine needles around the base of the plant, not near the stems

Watering: In very hot weather once a day, otherwise a couple of times a week. Do not over water as this causes root rot.

Fertilizing: Once in spring and again in summer with a slow release, organic fertilizer

Pruning: Cut back dead canes during winter

Pests: As Raspberries produce hard wood canes, watch out for borer

Raspberries thrive in moisture-retentive, fertile, slightly acidic soils, which are well-drained and weed free. They dislike soggy soils and shallow chalky soils. For best results, plant in a sheltered, sunny position; although they will tolerate part shade.

Raspberries can be planted any time providing the soil is not waterlogged. They can tolerate cold temperatures of -10 degrees.

Red raspberries will bear fruit twice per year, once in September and again in March.