Raspberry (Heritage)

FRUIT-RASP-1-5

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Grow raspberries and create childhood memories - there is nothing better than letting your kids pick and eat this summer treat straight off the cane! Raspberries can be grown in a large pot, or up a trellis.  The great thing about Heritage raspberries, is that they have two flushes of fruit - a crop in summer, and another in autumn.  The treat that keeps on giving! 

This plant comes in a 3.5 litre pot.

About Heritage Raspberry Plant  

Heritage Raspberries are a sweet red summer berry fruit that grows on a cane.  It is an everbearing variety that is self-fertile and produces a crop in its first year.  The berries are large, juicy and sweet - you can't get better than that!  Grow them in your cottage garden, or even at the beach.  

This variety will grow well without a support structure, so they are a good choice if you are growing them in a pot.  Plant them in a half wine barrel with a Black Satin Blackberry for a double summer treat!  Allow for your Raspberry canes to grow up to 1.5 metres tall and 50-60 cm wide.

Culinary Uses for Raspberries

Raspberries are best eaten fresh and raw - maybe with a dusting of icing sugar if you have a super-sweet tooth! In our household, we never have many to spare, as they are often eaten as fast as they are picked!  If you have a large crop, with some to spare, Raspberries make amazing jam, and they look stunning on a pavlova with some sprigs of Mint!

Raspberries are ready to harvest when the berry comes away easily from the white plug that connects to the stem. If you have to pull hard, the raspberry isn't quite ready. Raspberries are best eaten close to picking.  Storage in the fridge will prolong their life, but decrease the flavour experience.  Freeze free-flow by freezing on a tray lined with baking paper before transferring to a container.  You can keep them frozen for up to a year - perfect for smoothies!

Growing Conditions - Heritage Raspberry 

 

Most areas of New Zealand are suitable for Raspberry growing, but this variety will do best in the southern parts of the upper North Island, where autumn and winters are cool.  They are less suited to the climate in Northland, North Auckland or the upper Coromandel, where insufficient winter chilling can result in poor fruiting, and humidity can cause fungal diseases.

Heritage Raspberries thrive in rich, moist but free-draining and acidic soil.  They like a sunny - partly shady spot and regular watering at the base over summer.  Plant the canes 50cm - 1 metre apart. Avoid planting Raspberries near Potatoes, Tomatoes, Aubergine or Strawberries, as they can spread blight or fungal diseases to each other.  Garlic, Nasturtium, Chives, Leeks and Chamomile are good companion plants for Raspberries.  While Heritage Raspberry plants will grow into a self-supporting bush, you can grow them vertically up a trellis or espalier them along a fence.  

Feed your Raspberry plants in spring before fruiting.   It is also important to weed and mulch around the canes, as they struggle to compete with the weeds when young. Protect from wind and shelter from Spring frosts.  Make sure to protect ripening berries from birds and keep an eye out for rust after hot humid weather.  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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