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    Raspberry 'Ruby Beauty' (Summer Fruiting) - Thompson & Morgan Offers - Thompson & Morgan

    Anyone tried these ?.
    my local b&q selling off for 2 , they gotta be worth that surely. From the pics they look pretty productive, anyone grown any ?
    Need to make my mind up b4 i shoot back down there in the morning, think i will tho

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    Yeah I have some, bargain at that price



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    I got them in early 2015, didnt get any fruit first year (wasnt expecting any as only fruit on old wood)

    2016 I got a modest crop, expecting more next year but they do taste great and are large berries

    I also managed to get 13 suckers off to multiply my stock

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    Nice looking plants there Mav, thanks.
    just had a quick read on the t&m site and their talking 1.5 kilos per plant, about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackarmy View Post
    Nice looking plants there Mav, thanks.
    just had a quick read on the t&m site and their talking 1.5 kilos per plant, about right?
    I dont think I got anywhere near that last year but they were only 1 year old plants
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    I am waiting for my first year of fruit, everything is just ............sticks at this time.

    Have to say though at that price they have to be bought.............
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    5 days later I managed to pop down to b@q and was amazed to find they were still all there, got 5 but so tempted to go down and get the other 5 that's left there in the morning.

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    So, Mav and pots, do I cut them back ?, they seem quite alive, all advice welc0me in caring for these beauties, what size pots you guys keep them in ?.
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    Im not an expert but I wouldnt cut them back

    They are floricanes and fruit on laterals that come out of 1 year old wood so you might be lucky and get some fruit this year.

    This year new canes will grow which will then fruit next year so the canes that you already have can be cut back this autumn once they have fruited
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