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Rubus idaeus 'Glen Moy' 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 Moy'

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 Moy' is an early fruiting cultivar bearing heavy crops of large, good-flavoured fruits with a certain amount of aphid resistance. Produces plants of moderate vigour with spine-free canes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden


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 be affected by aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and gall mites

Diseases

Raspberries can suffer from fungal leaf spots, raspberry spur blight and grey mould. Raspberry 'Glen Moy' is susceptible to midge blight and phytophthora root rot