Because raspberries are a soft fruit, they don’t travel well and are therefore often expensive to buy – A good reason to grow this delicious and healthy fruit at home.
There are many many different varieties of raspberry which can be grown easily in many regions. In fact, in some regions and in the right environment, raspberry plants can become intrusive. Although, with each plant producing up to 100 berries, intrusive could be worthwhile.
Raspberries contain significant amounts of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and come in red, black and even golden varieties.
Choose a variety or varieties that grow well in your region -check in your local Garden centre or supplier for the varieties they sell – they’re probably the best to go for. Choose healthy looking canes with well-developed roots.
Alternatively, ask a raspberry growing neighbour if they can spare a cane or two to get you going. Every year, raspberry plants will produce new canes and over a few years you could have a whole patch of raspberries that cost nothing to start!
Download this growing guide to help you get the most from your plants (there are a couple of easy raspberry recipes too)
How to Grow Raspberries
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