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Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen' PBR (F)

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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 Prosen'

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 Prosen’ is a summer fruiting dessert cultivar with medium-sized, firm fruit, moderate vigour and producing good crops. It is well suited<br /> to wet regions and crops mid season

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

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

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, but can suffer from fungal leaf spots, raspberry spur blight and botrytis