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Rubus idaeus 'Malling Admiral' (F) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Fruit (edible) or Shrub

Habit

Suckering

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

raspberry 'Malling Admiral'

Family

Rosaceae


Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits

'Malling Admiral' is a fairly vigorous raspberry with erect canes. Fruit red, firm, long with a small core and good flavour; heavy crop from late July to mid August

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in rows between parallel wires for support. Mulch with acidic material such as composted bark

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate from suckers

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal Garden or Hedging/Screens


How to care

Pruning

Cut back all stems that have fruited, in autumn and train in new growth ready for the following summer's fruit

Pests

Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and gall mites

Diseases

Good general resistance to disease