Space limited? Why not grow raspberries in pots & containers?
Most soft fruit can be grown in pots and containers successfully and raspberries are no exception. You will find all you need right here.
Which raspberry variety is best for growing in a pot?
Pick an Autumn fruiting variety for growing raspberries in pots as they fruit on current years growth. You will also need to choose a sturdy, self supporting raspberry, If by the patio then why not try a thorn-less variety.
We recommend the following varieties for growing in containers.
Raspberry Autumn Treasure
£14.99 for 5 canes
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or how about this one for something to wow your friends (and your taste buds)
How about this for a perfect raspberry plant to grow in a garden pot. Striking golden yellow foliage and sweet, deep red fruits. What’s more is it grows to a height of no more than 1m. Perfect for a patio planter. Perhaps a blue planter? Think that would look very eye catching.
Summer fruiting raspberries fruit on second year wood , this requires space and supports for old canes to be tied into so they are not suitable for container growing.
How to grow raspberries in pots and containers.
What you need:
- 1 x 18″ diameter (minimum) plant pot / container.
- Gravel .
- A soil based compost such as John Innes No3.
- 1 or more Autumn fruiting raspberry canes
- Place approx 1″ of gravel / broken clay pots etc in the bottom of the plant pot. This will allow for drainage.
- Fill pot with compost, approx 3/4 full.
- Take your new raspberry cane and spread out the roots on top of the new compost.
- Top up container with compost and water well.
It is as simple as that. When the new growth starts from the bottom cut back the old woody stem to compost level. This is last years fruited stem.
Each raspberry grown in a pot can potentially supply over 1Kg f fruit, this has to be one of the most satisfying garden fruit plants to buy.
What goes the jolly gardener think?
Raspberries are ridiculously expensive. £3 a punnet for 250g. Grown correctly each raspberry planted in a container could potentially supply 1 – 1.5Kg of fruit. That’s a huge saving. This would also make a beautiful, thoughtful gift to someone. Be quick though, bare root raspberry plants are only sold November to March.
Go on, grow raspberries in a pots today.