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Rubus idaeus 'Glen Ample' PBR (F) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Fruit (edible)

Habit

Columnar/Upright

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 'Glen Ample'

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

'Glen Ample' is a mid-season cultivar with heavy yields and good disease resistance. It has large fruit of excellent flavour. Recommended for freezing. 'Glen Ample' carries heavy crops on spine-free canes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in an acidic or neutral soil pH and mulch with acidic material such as composted bark. Train raspberries in rows between parallel wires for support. Further raspberry cultivation advice

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by division in the dormant season. Lift new canes along with their rootballs. Choose only newly planted, disease-free stock from which to propagate


How to care

Pruning

Prune as for summer fruiting raspberries, removing all fruited canes down to ground level in early to mid autumn. Train in new growth

Pests

Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and gall mites. Some susceptibility to raspberry leaf and bud mite

Diseases

Good general resistance to disease, but can suffer from fungal leaf spots, raspberry spur blight and botrytis. Some tolerance to phytophthora root rot. Good resistance to main aphid vector of raspberry viruses