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    I have tons of fruit aswell Mrs D.!!!
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    This year I had 8 "sticks" of summer fruiters from I'm not sure how many plants and got (checks Excel file) just over 2 kilos of fruit. I think they're too close together so perhaps if done properly could get more.

    So, by my calculations, you're looking at at least 22 kilos, or 46-odd pounds in old money. Raspberry cordial, raspberry jam, raspberry ice cream, raspberry yogurt, raspberry vodka, etc, etc

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    did someone say vodka...
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    Possible 46lb!!!!!!!!!! Thats a whole freezer full of rasps!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thud!

    Anyone got any raspberry recipies???????

    Wonder if its possible to make a raspberry curry? Raspberry chilli? Chicken stuffed with raspberrys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthbabe View Post
    I'd check Hessayon but a friend has it as well as my other fruit book, no wonder I can't find them. Memory def going. Must need a glass of wine. I've heard that can help prevent Alzheimers (good enough excuse for me).
    Yeah, put your feet up as well...just go and retrieve your slippers from the microwave first! LOL

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    On the strawberry plant front, I know it is advised to not use three year old plants, but..........a three year old plant crown has multiple heads. I have seperated the individual plantlets and replanted them with some success, much as you would do with a rooted runner.

    I think the idea is that, because of viral problems it is best to start afresh every three or four years but from an original purchase of 6 plants of different species two years ago(to prolong cropping period) I now have two beds 15'0" X 4'0" of very healthy looking plants and will only get rid of them completely if I get a reduced crop (which I don't expect!)

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    Cheers Snadger!

    There are one or two plants that look as tho they are ready to be split, and were still fruiting this year, so think I may try that if we need some more to fill the bed we are putting them in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Dobby View Post
    Cheers Snadger!

    There are one or two plants that look as tho they are ready to be split, and were still fruiting this year, so think I may try that if we need some more to fill the bed we are putting them in!
    Don't let any of the purists know or else I'll get it right in the neck!

    Sorry about highjacking your 'Raspberry' thread and rabbiting on about strawberries btw!

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